28 February 2024

Last Gasp?

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 March 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

A degree or two below freezing first thing—cold enough to walk on crusts of snow without breaking through (much). Cardinals and chickadees singing, and a calling Snow Bunting flew over. Fitting, I suppose, since we’re told to expect a “plowable” snowfall Saturday.

I should know better than to keep predicting winter’s last gasp.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Northern Cardinal (v)
3. American Crow*
4. American Goldfinch** (v)
5. Snow Bunting
6. Herring Gull* (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)


8. Blue Jay
9. Mallard
10. Turkey Vulture
11. European Starling (v)
12. Rock Pigeon

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


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