I trust you remembered to move your clock time forward one hour effective Sunday 3/14. I reset my manual-needing clocks the previous Saturday evening lest I forget as I did one year. The rest of my clocks automatically reset the time. Then, we have to turn our clocks back an hour in the fall. I'm so tired of doing this.
There's hope we can once and for all eliminate even having to think about clock resetting one of these years. Beginning the necessary process once again, the Sunshine Protection Act has been reintroduced by a bipartisan group of Senators to make daylight savings time permanent as announced in a press release from Florida Senator Mark Rubio. Never thought I'd be supporting some political action of Sen. Rubio's, but bipartisan legislation is possible as the current presidential administration desires.
"The bill reflects the Florida legislature's 2018 enactment of year-round DST; however, for Florida's change to apply, a change in the federal statute is required [Congress must first amend the Uniform Time Act] fifteen other states -- Arkansas, Alabama, California, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming -- have passed similar laws, resolutions or voter initiatives, and dozens more are looking."
This bill simply means if passed that we can finally eliminate having to yearly reset our clocks twice a year. Arizona and Hawaii have long since had one time year 'round. What is your opinion about adopting DST year 'round?
My second Pfizer vaccination is scheduled the first of this week. I'm not expecting any adverse reactions, but like those of us who live alone generally try to prepare for the unexpected, think I'm ready, just in case.
PIP TIME IN BIRDVILLE
We had quite a storm move through our area bringing some much-needed rain below the foothills where I live in northeast Los Angeles County California. We're still way below our needed rain levels for the year. Even the mountains above me are covered in snow. Unfortunately, mud slides occurred in other fire-ravaged areas of Southern California. Higher mountain elevations east of where I live brought the snow you see in the video below, courtesy of the Friends of Big Bear. A live camera on the nest 24/7 can be accessed with a click on that link.
Cali Condor, one of their web site monitors, shares interesting information on this video's web site including "Snow is one of the most amazing insulation materials in nature. It limits heat exchange. It stabilizes temperature. It even muffles sound". No need to worry about Jackie being cold with her usual 106 F degree body temperature, also.
We see Jackie's partner, Shadow, fly in to share parenting incubating duties while she takes a break, possibly for breakfast and to stretch her wings.
Though not in this video, but in others a few sunny days earlier, Shadow brought her a large rainbow trout, still alive, for mealtime. Later that night when she needed to relieve herself a direct PS (poop shot) that hit the camera hood was filmed. Despite subsequent snow, sleet, the live camera still reveals the slowly diminishing but still obvious remains on the screen. This is the first time I've known of this to be a potential visual-limiting problem, but am glad it hasn't been an issue before.
The unwelcome sneaky visitor, Fiona the flying squirrel, periodically continues to attempt to sneak up on the nest, often in the wee hours of the night or morning arousing Jackie's ire, eliciting a few lightning-fast wing slaps.
Unfortunately, West End Catalina Bald Eagles left their nest with three eggs unguarded just at their pip time and Ravens devoured them all this past week.
Big Bear Ball Eagles Pip time watch begins Monday 3/15 for the two eggs to begin hatching Jackie and Shadow are incubating. They may not begin to hatch until three days or so later with timing varying.