20 May 2024

Last Day of 2018

Monday, December 31st, 2018
Hairy Woodpecker (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 December 2018.

Hairy Woodpecker (female).

Mid-20s (F), slight southeast breeze, overcast. Precipitation due tomorrow, just a nervous sort of stasis on the hill today. Along with the voices of a few peripheral birds. I did finally see two: crow and Hairy Woodpecker.

Tomorrow—the first day of 2019—should be an interesting one.

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

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

Elsewhere

6. Herring Gull
7. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice 0nly elsewhere

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