An inch or so of snow fell during overnight showers, but today was bright and cold and windy. Of course Jack and I tackled the hill regardless (a couple others did also), and I saw a swift flock of waxwings fly over.
Activity in the back yard also. Including a titmouse that stopped to holler at me.
Beech Hill List Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.
Dog and I were first up the hill this snowy morning. The snow was wet and heavy, maybe six inches of it, and the wind was high, but the temps were pretty high, too, so it wasn’t bad up there. Randomly, I heard the voice of a Bohemian waxwing up there.
For photos, we dropped by the harbor, where some Buffleheads were hanging around.
Snow stopped, sun emerged, temperature dipped, night fell.
Beech Hill List Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.
A bare, cold, breezy morning. An overcast had begun to creep into the sky as Jack and I hiked the hill. Noteworthy bird: a solitary Northern Shrike perched in the tip of one a tree in the spruce grove at the summit. Took off before I could get a decent photo, I didn’t see which direction.
Noteworthy elsewhere, I saw a few turkeys crossing a parking lot a stone’s throw from Route 1, and the friendly little flock of House Sparrows at Good Tern Co-op in Rockland posed for pics.
Tomorrow all will be snow-covered again.
Beech Hill List Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked the open trail.
1. Black-capped Chickadee* 2. White-breasted Nuthatch* 3. American Robin 4. Northern Shrike
5. Herring Gull 6. Wild Turkey 7. American Crow 8. Tufted titmouse 9. House Sparrow