21 January 2021

Sacred Wind

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Robin in the sumac, Rockport, Maine, 04 April 2019.
Robin in the sumac.

Bright sun this morning, along with a little chill—and a lot of wind. Captain Jack and I were alone on the hill until late in our hike. The wind rushed and roared and gusted to 30 miles an hour, I bet. No birds at all until we’d summited and gone down the other side, where it was calm. Two thrushes there: robin and bluebird. Only a couple-three robins up there.

Elsewhere, robins were hopping around all over the place. Got photos of a couple eating sumac drupes in my back yard—that had a bit of trouble clinging to the things in the gusts of that clean, sacred April wind.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Eastern Bluebird (v)
2. American Robin*
3. American Crow*
4. Song Sparrow (v)
5. Common Redpoll (v)
6. Northern Cardinal** (v)

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull
8. House Finch
9. Turkey Vulture
10. Tufted Titmouse (v)

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

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