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Exciting times

Monday, April 27th, 2015
White-breasted Nuthatch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 April 2015.

White-breasted Nuthatch.

Just a quick late-afternoon hike today—but, man, was the weather wild. We’d had periods of rain throughout the day, then periods of letup. Then late some patches of blue moved over, and the sun came out and beamed onto a warming scene. That’s about the time Jack and I headed out.

Gull and dog at Hannaford, Camden, Maine, 27 April 2015.

Gull and dog at Hannaford

But then the clouds closed up again, and it rained again—but about the time we reached the hill, the rain tapered off. So the walk was fine.

Best sighting today: a bright little Fox Sparrow hanging in the pile of little trees just felled by a work party the other day. (In fact, there might’ve been a pair.)

These are exciting times.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1 http://www.preventforschools.org/sha/acheter-viagra-en-ligne.html. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Goldfinch** (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Fox Sparrow
6. Downy Woodpecker
8. Eastern Towhee (v)
9. Herring Gull*
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. American Crow*
12. Canada Goose
13. Field Sparrow
14. White-breasted Nuthatch**
15. Brown Creeper (v)

Elsewhere

16. House Finch

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

 

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