23 October 2020

Visibility

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Oak, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 October 2013.

Oak.

A gray day turned to a damp day turned to a foggy day with color around the edges. Couldn’t see a damn thing, Captain—well, except for a nuthatch on the big oak out back, and a young bald eagle that flew over my place against the gray sky, low and slow.

The rest of the day brought a few other species, but mostly today was a study of color and visibility.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped chickadee** (v)
2. American crow*
3. Yellow-rumped warbler
4. Blue jay (v)

Elsewhere

5. White-breasted nuthatch
6. Bald eagle
7. Herring gull
8. Mourning dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

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