Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, House Finch Northern Cardinal.
Bumblebee feeding on a Marigold, Hoverfly feeding on a Cosmos. Hoverflies are camouflaged to look like bees. Great Nature program on PBS the other night “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” Made me go out with my Loawa 24 mm macro lens to get some images of bees in my garden.
Bumblebee feeding on a Marigold. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.
Hoverfly feeding on a Cosmos. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.
Daily Electric Energy Used (40.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (27.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Deficit of 13.5 kWh.
Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, European Starling, Gray Catbird, American Robin, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
While cleaning the patio and getting the Grow Towers ready for the Ison’s Strawberry plugs, I harvested potatoes, carrots, and hot peppers. I wasn’t expecting any potatoes as the Raccoon’s already dug many out of the Grow Bags.
I found a very large and hungry Tomato Hornworm caterpillar eating the potato plant. Unlike the Tomato Hornworm I found last year that had been infected by wasp eggs, this one looked healthy. After taking the pictures of this alien looking vegetarian, I put it up on the birdfeeder. Some lucky bird, got a big meal.