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Monday, June 26, 2017

bluejay-fledgling

A bluejay fledgling perches motionless as I snap his photo

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 54 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 54, is 29.94” and steady. We picked up 0.39” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 47.

Forecast:

We’ve got a week of active weather ahead as a series of through wend their way across the region over the next several days bringing occasional showers and thunderstorms throughout the week. We’ll have a dry start to the day today, but scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to fire up this afternoon and evening. An even greater likelihood of showers and thunderstorms is expected on Tuesday. Temperatures will be several degrees below normal both today and Tuesday. The threat of showers will continue into Wednesday, but then a change will take place to a warming trend starting Thursday and continuing
through the weekend. Showery weather will continue however.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with isolated showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with west winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy until midnight, then become partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms and scattered showers until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be around 50 with southwest winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 87 and a low of 54.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 96°F in 2007 (we had a high of 92).
The record low was 41°F in 1979.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:09 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:40 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 44m
Length of Day: 15h 30m
Tomorrow will be 0m25s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2.5 days old with 7% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:07 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:47 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I was on a photo walk through the woods when I came across this bluejay fledgling. He was perched on a branch on the forest floor and stayed utterly motionless as I crept in slowly and quietly to take a shot. I had my macro lens on my camera and didn’t want to stick around long enough to change to a longer lens. The bird was obliging as I got about 5″ away. One of its parents was nearby keeping an eye on the situation.

I read up a bit about finding fledglings on the ground. With bluejays it’s apparently common to find still-flightless fledglings on the ground. Supposedly this little guy will soon be able to fly and fend for itself. I wish it good luck!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 2500, f/3.2, 1/100″ exposure.

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