Yep, it snowed. I’d guess about another eight inches or so on top of what we got a couple days ago. Hard to estimate, though, considering all the drifting. Spent about an hour and a half shoveling. Then took Jack and a pair of snowshoes to Beech Hill, where no one had hiked, apparently, except for us and a trio of men who had just started up the trail when we arrived. Without snowshoes. We caught up with them in a hurry, and I let on how impressed I was that they would trudge through such deep drifts (three and four feet in places).
It was cold up there, and the wind was really blowing. No, I mean really blowing. I didn’t expect to have any birds on my list, but a solitary crow flew over, half-carried by the wind.
Tonight will be the coldest of the season so far. And the wind is still blowing. Which will induce quite a chill.
Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3:15 p.m, I hiked the open trail.
1. American crow*
2. Red-tailed hawk
3. American goldfinch (v)
4. Herring gull
5. Black-capped chickadee (v)
v = Voice only