20 May 2024

Before the Storm

Thursday, December 29th, 2016
Brown Creeper, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 December 2016.

Brown Creeper.

Before the storm, Jack and I hiked in tiny ice pellets and a slight chill breeze. Many small birds were out and about at the parking lot—among them more Brown Creepers. And I heard the voice of a Golden-crowned Kinglet.

No birds at the summit, though. Too exposed, I guess.

Rain tonight, snow inland. Our hike will be different tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. American Robin
3. White-breasted Nuthatch
4. Brown Creeper
5. Blue Jay
6. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
7. American Crow*
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)


10. Dark-eyed Junco
11. Herring Gull

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


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