23 October 2020

False winter

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
Beech Nut, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 November 2014.

Beech Nut.

The morning after yesterday’s snow dawned bright, blue, sunny. I couldn’t wait long after breakfast before taking a hike with Jack.

Jack, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 November 2014.

Jack.

We were the first ones up Beech Hill this morning. The day was so bright that I had trouble seeing anything through my camera’s viewfinder. But I managed a few photos. Alas, I didn’t get a shot of the Red-tailed Hawk being harassed by crows, or the solitary Snow Bunting the flitted up the slope very near us as we ascended.

But I did get a few of the landscape. Wintry—even though winter is nearly four weeks away.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Red-tailed Hawk
3. American Robin* (v)
4. Snow Bunting
5. Northern Flicker
6. Black-capped Chickadee (v)

Elsewhere

7. Tufted Titmouse

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

 

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