5 February 2023

Many chickadees

Saturday, November 28th, 2015
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 November 2015.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Buncha desk work, a few errands, and a quick midday hike with Jack. We’ve had some precipitation lately—now-melted snow and some rain—so the Beech Hill trail has gone a little muddy, but we don’t care. Nobody else up there when we arrived (kind of surprising), but we did meet another man and dog on our way down.

Mixed bouquet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 November 2015.

Mixed bouquet.

Counted several species (croaking raven perked up my ears), but only saw chickadees. Many chickadees.

This morning I heard—but could not locate—a Red-bellied Woodpecker up in the back yard trees. After a mostly overcast days, the night sky has some stars and a moon in it.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 12 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee*
2. Downy Woodpecker (v)
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. Blue Jay** (v)
5. American Crow (v)
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Common Raven (v)


8. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
9. Mallard
10. Herring Gull

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


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