20150530 A foggy rainy day in Britt: Part One

Today was a good day to see plants in the morning fog and later rain showers.

We also saw some birdies.  This was the second one photographed.   I cannot ID it.  Has many characteristics of a seed-eating Finch.  But it doesn’t seem to be on this list:  http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/browse_tax/27/

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Can anyone help to ID this birdie?  It hopped around low down in a pin cherry thicket then flew off.  Didn’t sing.

This fellow’s face mask, silky appearance and yellow-tipped tail made it easy to ID.

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The brood is intact and growing quickly.

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This is one of the patch that I photo’d on Thursday.  19 years ago, when I came to Britt, there were two blooming Ladyslipper orchids on that spot.  Today, about 30+ to form a very nice colony.  Although they are visible from the road,  one has to look for them …. and getting to their location is not at all obvious.   They  now belong to the P family.

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It is probably worth while clicking on the above two images to see the detail close up.   Click on the back button in your browser to come back.

These two lichens were on a little Jackpine over the ‘slippers.

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And this blade of grass with little magnifying glasses was adjacent.

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Another Viburnum, close relative of Highbush Cranberry,  good for grouse and other sweet seed eating birdies.

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Young maple shooting up.

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I photo’d some other interesting stuff and will process and post samples a little later … in Part Two.

 

T

2 thoughts on “20150530 A foggy rainy day in Britt: Part One

  1. Wonderful pix. Joanna forwarded me your blog after I was asking her about you. I can’t believe how far ahead your lady slipper is. My plant is just barely our of the ground! Take care!

    • Thanks Sue! We are ahead of the rest of the world. Lots of hot air! Great to hear from you!

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