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The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you.  Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, 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.

Tallahassee, FL:

From our neighborhood dock, adjacent to the Crowder Landing on Lake Jackson.

Approximately 40 White Pelicans continue to winter on the lake.  Observed standing in an area of shallow water where they typically seem to spend the night.

A single male bufflehead and a pair of pied billed grebes were observed mixed in with approximately 50 coots.  The number of coot on the lake is down considerably from earlier in the winter.

About a dozen tree swallows were observed flying over the lake.

A group of white ibis (perhaps 20) were observed in the far distance.

Five Palm warblers were seen in the short grass near the lake shore and a single yellow-rumped warbler in the trees further back.

That's my Great Backyard Bird Count Observation.  A bit surprising is the lack of wading birds but that's just the luck of the draw.

Back at the house the flowering dogwood is starting to flower.  Our cherry has leafed out and several other trees appear to be on the verge of leafing out as well.

That's what is going on in northwestern Tallahassee.  Please let us know about your neck of the woods.

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