Not much to report about the natural world today that doesn’t have to do with the temperature. Clear day, with quite a little wind—which brings me back to the temperature. I’m not sure it reached 10 degrees (F) today. And before Jack and I hiked Beech Hill in mid-afternoon, I bundled up like that kid in A Christmas Story. Heard a few chickadees, heard one crow.
Didn’t hear or see much else, though. And right now, tonight, with still a little breeze stirring, my thermometer reads zero.
Beech Hill List
Beginning at 2:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.
1. Black-capped chickadee** (v)
2. American crow* (v)
3. Herring gull
4. Rock pigeon
5. Ring-billed gull
v = Voice only
**Voice only elsewhere