March 21, 2011
AM, Between 2:30am and 3:30am, trilling from the cherry laurel
T heard cedar waxwings’ thin peeping today, in the upper canopy. That fits with the new leaves and the dangly inchworms, both green and brown, suspended from their invisible silk rappel lines in the driveway.
PM, 73F, balmy, breezy, just past full moon
This date is much later than previous year’s nestings. In fact, we are wondering whether our female has chosen another nest site, or whether she might not nest this year at all.
8pm, an owl appeared on Prius branch made several hunting dives into the cherry laurel. My question for tonight: is the male owl still advertising our nest box? Not tonight, at least