14 April 2024


Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Dark-eyed Junco, near Mount Battie, Camden, Maine, 28 February 2016.

Dark-eyed Junco.

A warm, lovely morning. Couldn’t help taking off early with Jack. Hiked Beech Hill at 10 with only one other hiker, few birds, gorgeous views, fresh air, warm-colored hillsides.

Song Sparrow, near Mount Battie, Camden, Maine, 28 February 2016.

Song Sparrow.

Later, back home, a bunch of random birds showed up and began flitting around the back yard: waxwings, juncos, even a Song Sparrow. Red and gray squirrels running around, two chipmunks chasing each other. The temperature approached 50 degrees (F).

Tomorrow is leap day—one more day of February, and it feels like spring.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee* (v)
2. White-breasted Nuthatch* (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
4. Herring Gull*
5. American Crow*


6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Downy Woodpecker (v)
8. House Finch (v)
9. Cedar Waxwing
10. Dark-eyed Junco
11. Song Sparrow
12. Herring Gull
13. Rock Pigeon
14. House Sparrow

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

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