30 September 2020

Flock of robins

Friday, January 31st, 2014
Iced trail, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 January 2014.

Iced trail.

Somewhat warmer, somewhat overcast. Worked a bunch then broke away for a hike with dog.

One vehicle in the Beech Hill parking lot, but its two occupants were just returning with two dogs, so we waited for them to leave before we took to the icy trail. Heard a few of the usual birds, saw chickadees. A breeze up there. Above freezing but chilly—more chilly, truth be told, than if it were equidistant below freezing.

Lovely light. No owl. But as we were just getting back to the truck, I heard—then saw—a flock of robins on the wing.

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

1. Black-capped chickadee
2. American crow* (v)
3. Northern flicker (v)
4. American robin

Elsewhere

5. Herring gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

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