Category Archives: Critter Count

Critter Count 10-18-13 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 2 p.m. Conditions: 47 degrees with clouds and a chilly westerly breeze Notes: Migrating birds must have ridden the cold front that swept in from Canada last night because the backyard is a flurry of activity. I was hoping … Continue reading

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Critter Count 7-26-10 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 3:30 p.m. Conditions: Sunny and 81 degrees Observed From: the backyard Notes: Spring arrived very early this year and as a result we are up to our ears in bugs. There are so many earwigs and Japanese Beetles munching … Continue reading

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Critter Count 1-01-10 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 7:30 a.m. Conditions: Sunny and a whopping 3 degrees Fahrenheit Observed from: inside the house (DUH–it’s 3 degrees out there! Okay, I did go outside to sprinkle birdseed on the ground for the sparrows and juncos) Notes: First I’d … Continue reading

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Critter Count 9-2-08 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 1 p.m. Conditions: Sunny and 89 degrees Observed from: the backyard Notes: We haven’t hit 90 degrees yet this year, but the afternoon is young and we’re already only 1 degree away. It’s been so pleasant this summer that … Continue reading

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Critter Count 7-8-08 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 3:30 p.m. Conditions: Disgusting, but not as disgusting as this morning when it was 72 degrees with a dewpoint of 72 (100% humidity). The sky finally couldn’t hold anymore moisture and started dumping mist everywhere. Now it’s partly cloudy … Continue reading

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Critter Count 6-19-08 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 3:30 p.m. Conditions: Mostly sunny and 78 degrees Observed from: the screen porch and the backyard Notes: There are baby animals everywhere right now (like the baby chipmunk pictured above). The chickadees that nested in my birdhouse have fledged … Continue reading

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Critter Count 5-2-08 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 2 p.m. Conditions: Cloudy, muggy and hazy with a temperature of 70 degrees Location: the backyard Notes: Another of my favorite migrants has arrived—the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. So far I’ve only seen a female, but I did hear a male … Continue reading

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Critter Count 4-17-08 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 1 p.m. Conditions: Mostly cloudy and 62 degrees Observed From: The backyard Notes: I LOVE this time of year. The neighborhood is starting to fill up with migrant birds. I want to run around and tell all the neighbors … Continue reading

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Critter Count 3-10-08 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 2 p.m. Conditions: Sunny and 40 degrees (warm that pavement, warm that pavement!) Observed From: The backyard Notes: It’s a good thing birds can’t surf the internet or watch TV because they don’t want to know what’s coming tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Critter Count 2-6-08 (a tally of the critters in my yard)

Time: 11 a.m. Conditions: 24 degrees with heavy snow and wind gusts over 30 mph causing blowing snow Observed from: the house Notes: Even though I went outside and brushed the snow off the windows earlier this morning, they quickly … Continue reading

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