The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Snails, fish, insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds and/or flowers. All are worthy additions to the bucket. Please let us know what is going on around you in a comment. Include, as close as is comfortable for you, where you are located.June 28, 2013 (and a few weeks before)
Mostly cloudy and cool
Salish Sea, Pacific Northwest
The tops of the pilings are very popular.
The gulls have little fear of a kayaker. I can get quite close, within one piling-space. They sleep, groom or gaze out to sea. Sometimes the pilings are occupied by one kind of bird, but that's just chance, I think. Usually there's a mix of species (are these all gulls in this photo?).
More kinds of birds below....
Great Blue Herons occasionally perch on the pilings too. It's an excellent vantage, and safe.
What's happening in your backyard these days? Reports are appreciated from all across the land (and sea). I'll meet you below in the comments, morning Pacific time.
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And don't forget to check out the Green Diary Rescue on Saturday for stories you may have missed.
"Green Diary Rescue" is Back!
After a hiatus of over 1 1/2 years, Meteor Blades has revived his excellent series. As MB explained, this weekly diary is a "round-up with excerpts and links... of the hard work so many Kossacks put into bringing matters of environmental concern to the community... I'll be starting out with some commentary of my own on an issue related to the environment, a word I take in its broadest meaning."
"Green Diary Rescue" will be posted every Saturday at 1:00 pm Pacific Time on the Daily Kos front page. Be sure to recommend and comment in the diary.