23 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Flood

Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 March 2014.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Man, did it rain last night. And blow. Awoke to a dark, wet, wind-whipped world.

And it rained pretty much all day. Great rivers of water flowed down the hill out back and gushed onto Route 1, prompting at least one road crew to roll out the orange cones. At Beech Hill—where Jack and I ended up toward late afternoon, after the rain had turned to light drizzle (but the wind hadn’t much let up)—wide pools stood in the parking lot and slush lined the trail. Slush and mud, rivulets and runoff. Saw some chickadees at trailside and a solitary gull overhead.

Tonight is wet still. Although I’m not sure it’s still raining, I can hear the rush of car tires. And there’s still some wind out there.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Downy Woodpecker (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Herring Gull*

Elsewhere

4. American Crow
5. House Sparrow
6. Song Sparrow
7. American Robin

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

 

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