Another busy one—but milder (if somewhat cloudier) than yesterday. I got a lot done and managed to leave time enough for a quick bicycle ride. That was nice (albeit brisk heading south). By the time Jack and I headed over to Beech Hill, the down-bound sun was emerging amid scraps of remnant clouds.
A lot of robins at the bottom of the southern slope. A jeering jay. Little birds—chickadee, nuthatch, titmouse—along with crows and a flicker. That’s about it.
Well, except for the fire in the sky.
After sunset, a scrap of new moon danced in the twilight with the evening star.
Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.
1. American robin
2. Blue jay
3. Tufted titmouse** (v)
4. White-breasted nuthatch (v)
5. American crow*
6. Black-capped chickadee*
7. Northern flicker (v)
8. Herring gull
9. House sparrow (v)
v = Voice only
**Voice only elsewhere
Tags: American crow, American robin, black-capped chickadee, blue jay, herring gull, house sparrow, northern flicker, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch