They were nighthawks, but I forgot the camera, so I can't put the photos on here. Actually, I thought nighthawks were not common, but they are everywhere in the evening. Common nighthawk, don't know the scientific name.
Pictures today! Many, many birds. Carolina horsenettle blooming, and something that I said was a bat that someone else said was not a bat. White dots. I hope for something great, then: Nighthawks! Anyway, I couldn't get a picture. I had a pretty clear shot and I missed it.
And also, I got an audio file of a summer tanager, which I confirmed with a picture!
The rest of my notes are basically in picture form.
The hollyhocks are finally blooming; there were observations of blue jays, and best of all, a great blue heron! The fourth picture, the fire, that is a picture of hatred for birds and/or bats that avoid pictures.
This seems to happen when I miss a day...
Geraniums blooming; probably carolina crane's-bill.
Groundcherries have buds. Hollyhock so close to blooming! I mean, the groundcherries are getting close, too. None of my moss roses seem to be here anymore.
Anything else? Yes, birds of some type. Thousands of house flies. An ant, nothing special. Jumping spider. Creepier-than-a-jumping-spider spider. Most spiders are indeed just that.
Thistles blooming on the side of the road.
Eastern bluebird sighting near bird food- knocked over, bird seed mix
Bluebirds seem to be coming back in. In winter they were singing, I saw a lot of them, then they disappeared. Now, in late May, they are coming back.
Mulleins continue to grow. An odd type of nightshade is spreading.
Blue jays were sighted yesterday rather often but I forgot to mention it.
Bats. Many bats, some moths.
Suet feeder disappeared.
Lost May 24 notes :(. Put suet (berry) out yesterday. Nothing attracted, yet.
Blooming Venus looking-glass! Purple, two or three flowers, I think.
Thrush making noises; previous bluebird sighting, confirmed by two people, so probably a bluebird making the noises. (That's eastern bluebird)
Scarlet tanager singing; not an expert in differentiating between songs, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
Interesting tiny pink-flowered plants all over; also blooming trefoil, some possible speedwell. Geranium entering the seeding stage. Saw it bloom a couple days ago.
Saw a black bird (Not a blackbird), unidentified.
Indian paintbrush, was observed last week. Blue-eyed grass that week, too. None seen now. Both were blooming.
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.