28 February 2024

Mild day

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Tufted Titmouse, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 January 2016.

Tufted Titmouse.

About a quarter-inch of snow fell over night, and the world had a film of white when the sun rose. It being Saturday, I decided Jack and I should hike earlier than usual lately—we got there about mid-morning. Just above freezing, light wind, quite a few birds on the list. We beat most of the Beech Hill hikers today.

Elsewhere, a pleasant day. Birds out back, too. The new snow melted by about midday, I’d say.

A pretty mild evening tonight, too. Not like your usual late January in Maine.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. White-breasted Nuthatch* (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse**
4. American Crow* (v)
5. Herring Gull*
6. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. American Tree Sparrow

Elsewhere

9. American Goldfinch
10. Blue Jay (v)
11. Rock Pigeon

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

 

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