26 May 2022

Robins, redtail, and moon

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Birch, Beech Hill, Rockport, Maine, 26 February 2013.


Another warm, calm day—sunny at first, but overcast after a little while. The snowfall has melted back to where it was before the big blizzard a couple weeks ago. Tackled a time-consuming desk job today, polished it off, set out with Jack to do errands and hike Beech Hill. En route, passing Chickawaukie Lake, I spotted a fine-looking, light-colored redtail on a utility line by the road. I wonder if it’s the same bird I saw on Porter Street a month or two ago. Had similar plumage

The bay from Beech Hill, Rockport, Maine, 26 February 2013.

The bay.

We met a solitary hiker on the trail. We also encountered robins and a chickadee and nice, moody-looking skies.

Tonight, a just-past-full moon is bathing everything in light. A minute ago, I heard mallards squawking over at the cove.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American robin
2. Black-capped chickadee


3. American crow
4. Herring gull
5. Rock pigeon
6. Red-tailed hawk
7. Mallard (v)

v = Voice only

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