30 November 2022

Colorful views

Monday, November 18th, 2013
Jack and squirrel, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 November 2013.

Jack and squirrel.

Rained like crazy overnight and this morning. This afternoon, it cleared up—and dried up, pretty much. Got warm, too: nearly 60 degrees (F).

Barren, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 November 2013.


Busy on several fronts, as I have been lately, which makes my little hikes with dog sweeter. Today’s happened after the sky had mostly cleared, and the sun was headed down. We saw and/or heard five species at the parking lot, ran into a red squirrel, met a new dog, said hi to several hikers. The afternoon had a little haze in it, but the landscape offered a colorful view.

Tonight’s moon is just past full.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped chickadee*
2. American goldfinch (v)
3. White-breasted nuthatch (v)
4. Pileated woodpecker (v)
5. Tufted titmouse**
6. Northern flicker (v)
7. American robin (v)
8. Song sparrow
9. Northern cardinal**


10. American crow
11. Herring gull
12. Mourning dove
13. Mallard
14. Ring-billed gull

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


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