17 April 2024


Saturday, December 30th, 2017
White-breasted Nuthatch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 December 2017.

White-breasted Nuthatch.

Zero degrees (F) when Jack and I hiked the hill this morning. Calm again, though—and so silent that I could hear a Pileated Woodpecker calling quietly off in the trees. A few other little resident birds poking around also

Mama cardinal, Rockport, Maine, 30 December 2017.

Mama cardinal.

And back home, the cardinal family was active in the sunny tangles.

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

1. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
2. American Goldfinch (v)
3. American Crow*
4. Black-capped Chickadee*
5. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
6. Downy Woodpecker (v)


7. Northern Cardinal
8. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

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