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Sunday, May 24, 2020

sapsucker

Our resident sapsucker on our back deck

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 49 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 30.22” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 44.

Forecast:

The high pressure that’s been delivering our string of dry and sunny days is now centered over the Canadian Maritimes and will give us one more day of pleasant weather today. A weak mid-level trough approaching from the Great Lakes will bring increased cloud cover and a chance for a brief shower tonight into Monday morning. Conditions will then trend very warm and much more humid for the Tuesday through Thursday time frame as high pressure settles in off the east coast allowing for a southerly airflow which will turn up the heat and humidity. Daytime highs during the middle of the week will push the upper 80s to low 90s with dewpoints in the uppers 60s making for muggy and, in my opinion, uncomfortable conditions. A cold front should bring some relief Thursday night into Friday with some showers and thunderstorms expected.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 76 and south winds 8 to 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 51 and southeast winds around 10 mph.

Monday should be partly sunny with a high near 75 with south winds around 11 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 58 and calm winds.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny and hot with a high near 91 and calm winds. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 63 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 43. We picked up 0.33″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 48 and a high of 79.
The record low was 28 in 1963.
The record high was 88 in 2007 (we had a high of 88).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:16AM
Sunset: 8:22PM
Length of day: 15:06:20
Today will be 1:47 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1.5 days old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:37AM
Moonset: 10:28PM

About Today’s Photo:

It seems that every year around this time, we get a visit from a yellow-bellied sapsucker. This little guy is intent on finding the most sonorous thing to hammer away on in order to attract a mate. Yesterday he was on our back deck testing out the percussive qualities of the various parts of the structure. I can hear him as I type now out on the side of the garden shed. A favorite banging spot in years past (and when our kids were still in the house) was on the metal roof of the shed right outside my son’s window. That did not endear the bird to a late sleeping teenager…

Sony A7II, Sigma 100-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/640″ exposure.

4 responses

  1. Susan Gleason

    John, I used to live in Huntington but now let be in Williston. We have a bird feeder here keep getting annoying grackles that scare away our other birds?? You have that problem ? How can we get rid of them… any ideas?? Thanks. Sue Gleason

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    May 24, 2020 at 10:16 am

    • Hi Susan,
      We pull our feeders in in April because of bears. I don’t know of a way to discourage grackles. They are pretty voracious!
      Cheers,
      John

      May 25, 2020 at 7:59 am

  2. Hi John,
    Melinda and I have a look alike that has been frequenting our bird feeder for the last couple of weeks . Didn’t know what he was. Haven’t heard him banging on anything yet… or if he is, we’ve missed it…

    May 24, 2020 at 11:06 am

    • Hey Rick! We don’t have our feeder up this time of year, so I’ve never seen a sapsucker at them. However, you may be seeing a hairy woodpecker which looks a lot like a sapsucker and does frequent feeders.
      Cheers,
      John

      May 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

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