The Daily Bucket is a place where we can post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings in our neighborhoods. Birds, bugs, blossoms and more - each notation is a record that we can refer to in the future as we try to understand the natural patterns that are unwinding around us.
Castro Valley, CA - below the orange birdsnest
Yesterday I took note of the apples on our Granny Smith for reference. Though there were some truly tiny ones, they generally seemed to range in size from ping-pong ball size up to golf ball size or slightly larger. As a reference datum for the future, I get:
5/31/2012 Apples more or less golf ball sized
More importantly, Ms. Towhee was more than usually vocal about anybody in the backyard, and alerted my wife to the existence of a Towhee fledge small enough to fit into the palm of your hand. Clearly a quite recent fledge.
5/31/2012 - First Towhee Fledge of the year
O.K., that's about it for here. What are you finding going on in your neck of the woods, and where are you?
I'll be out this morning, but will be back to rec and reply roughly noonish PST (Ihope).