26 May 2022

A year

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Slush, Beech Hill Preserver, Rockport, Maine, 31 December 2015.

Slush.

It’s been a year—with lows and highs, long days and long nights, deep snows and balmy early winter days. Captain Jack got a staple and I got stitches, but we’re both all healed up now. And we had some wondrous Beech Hill hikes—hundreds of ’em.

Like today’s, as the year’s last sunset approached. Only one bird species on the hill—a pair of finches flew over—but some nice conversations with friendly people up there. Hope to have more of those in 2016.

But to wind this year down, I’d like to just show you a couple pictures of today.

And away we go, on another swing around the sun.

Birch, Beech Hill Preserver, Rockport, Maine, 31 December 2015.

Birch.

Last leg, Beech Hill Preserver, Rockport, Maine, 31 December 2015.

Last leg.

Mount Desert, Beech Hill Preserver, Rockport, Maine, 31 December 2015.

Mount Desert.

Last light, Beech Hill Preserver, Rockport, Maine, 31 December 2015.

Last light.

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

1. House Finch

Elsewhere

2. White-breasted Nuthatch
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
6. American Crow
7. Herring Gull
8. House Sparrow

v = Voice only

 

 

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