21 February 2024

Fire in the sky

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
On reflection, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 November 2013.

On reflection.

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.

Helios, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 November 2013.


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
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere


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