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Thursday, June 23, 2016

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A yellow-bellied sapsucker brings food to its chicks across Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 54 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 29.87”. We picked up 0.53” of rain yesterday. Yesterday’s high was 69, and the overnight low was 47.

Forecast:

A weak trough of low pressure will clip northeastrn Vermont today bringing isolated showers to that area. Otherwise we should see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwestelry this afternoon. High pressure will build in tonight bringing clear skies with lows around 50 and northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Friday should be sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

We’ll see a bit of a heatwave going into the weekend with Saturday looking sunny and warmer with highs in the mid to upper 80s with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s. Temperatures could bump into the 90s on Sunday.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 57. We picked up 0.43″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 93°F in 1975.
The record low was 41°F in 1940.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:40 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 44m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m15s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 8h old with 91% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:50 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:23 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We have a brood of yellow-bellied sapsuckers nesting in a cavity of a poplar tree just across Fargo Brook. The chicks squawk pretty much all day long as the adults fly in about once ever 5 to 10 minutes to feed them. Try as I might, I wasn’t able to get a shot of the chicks as they stayed hidden deep in their nesting cavity.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 214mm, ISO 1000, f/5.3, 1/640″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Gillian

    The fledglings are clearly not avian equivalent of teenagers yet…they are following the parents rules!

    June 23, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    • Stay put and shut up. I suppose they got the first part down, but they are noisy little (hidden) birds!

      June 23, 2016 at 12:39 pm

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