Warm and foggy this morning. Rain this late forenoon. Downpours at midday. Drizzle in afternoon—about when dog and I took a hike.
The wind never stopped, though. Wind, wind, blowing out of the southeast. But warm, warm. Felt like the 60s (F), but it was probably only 50-something. And we came upon a Snow Bunting.
Nearly missed it. Didn’t expect many birds. Did hear a chickadee and a crow—but the bunting just suddenly took off from the trail in front of us, near a puddle. Was it bathing? Not sure. I got a crappy photo.
Thick fog tonight, when I attended an impromptu celebration of the life of an old local newspaper colleague, Walter Griffin, which ended a few days ago. Walter will be missed.
Beech Hill List
Beginning at 2:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.
1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. Snow Bunting
3. American Crow* (v)
4. Herring Gull
5. Northern Cardinal (v)
6. Canada Goose
v = Voice only
**Voice only elsewhere