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Archive for January, 2015

Birch during the storm

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Birch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 January 2015.

Birch.

Blizzard today. Blowing drifting snow.

But still Jack and I made it to the summit of Beech Hill Preserve.

Beech Hill List
Beginning about 3 p.m. today, I hiked the open trail.

[Note: no birds seen or heard on Beech Hill today—or anywhere else, for that matter.]

The birch before the storm

Monday, January 26th, 2015
Birch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 January 2015.

Birch.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 12:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Northern Flicker (v)
2. American Crow* (v)

Elsewhere

3. American Goldfinch
4. Herring Gull
5. House Sparrow
6. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

 

Weather

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Exposure, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 January 2015.

Exposure.

Fair-sized snowfall yesterday, big ol’ blizzard tomorrow night. Sun and wind and blowing snow today. You never know what the weather’s gonna do here on the 44th parallel. In January.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 2:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Herring Gull

Elsewhere

2. American Crow
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. House Sparrow (v)
5. American Robin

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

 

 
Bird Report is a (sometimes intermittent) record of the birds I encounter while hiking, see while driving, or spy outside my window. —Brian Willson



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