Thick morning fog and balmy temps
Pushed and pulled us up the slope
Leaving robins, crows, and black-caps
To keep track of our muddy tramp.
Driving home I saw a little sharpie
Perched bolt upright on a fat tightrope
Of cable stretched between power poles—
A hawk scanning the fog for prey.
Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.
1. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. American Robin
5. American Crow* (v)
6. Tufted Titmouse (v)
7. Northern Cardinal (v)
8. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
9. Sharp-shinned Hawk
10. Canada Goose
12. Herring Gull
v = Voice only
**Voice only elsewhere