A summer tanager was first heard on April 18th, possibly slightly earlier. An indigo bunting was observed within the last few weeks after the 18th. Orioles have invaded for apparently no reason but still have not left.
(Entry #15) Vanessa atalanta, or red admiral. Brownish butterfly with orange stripes and black tips; inside the black tips are white spots, and within the lower orange stripes are small black dots.
(Entry #14) Junco hyemalis - dark-eyed junco. There are multiple different colors; Oregon, slate-colored, and pink-sided are the most common as far as I've seen. They are rare when it is not winter, and they do appear to like to come out on the snow. They often hop around on the snow. In winter they are common/seen easily.
(Entry #13) Poecile carolinesis, the carolina chickadee, that which I know as the chickadee. It is very common and evil.
They have white heads with black caps and black throats and gray backs. They have sand-colored chests. They are not noticeably sexually dimorphic.
Updates affecting entries #6 and #11 (Red-bellied woodpecker and great blue heron) on the 25th of February.
I like observing animals, especially birds. I also take care of the goats. I like goats.
My assistant photographer! She also takes care of African geese.
Another assistant photographer! She takes care of the rabbits, and the hutch is teeming with crawly things.