Going for a splash of color tonight after a couple of grey days. I did get a splash of rain also. A 10 minute shower. It was not enough, but more than we've had and I am thankful. So we will celebrate tonight with a bright morning sunrise and a parade of baby cardinals (4th and 5th batch). I actually had a comment that someone did not like the baby cardinals because they look sickly and diseased. Just to be clear: none of the birds are sick. They go through a molting phase where they get the red color. Sometimes, they are a little spotty looking for about a week. This is their babyhood stage and I think they look very cute. If someone does not want to see them, skip down to the sunrise Kite! Something for everyone! Enjoy!
|Male in Ohio, USA|
|The female lacks the vivid red color|
Distribution and habitat[edit source]
Terminology[edit source | edit]
"Rise"[edit source | edit]
Beginning and end[edit source | edit]
- Twilight, the period during which the sky is light but the Sun is not yet visible (morning), or has just passed out of visibility (evening). The beginning of morning twilight is called dawn.
- The period after the Sun rises during which striking colors and atmospheric effects are still seen.
Appearance[edit source | edit]
Colors[edit source | edit]
Rayleigh scattering by smaller particles[edit source | edit]
Mie scattering by larger particles[edit source | edit]
Sunrise vs. Sunset colors[edit source | edit]
A sunrise Kite was up early this morning. Just barely enough early light-
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
(There are about 10 hummers here now!)