14 April 2024

Fog, Revisited

Sunday, April 21st, 2019
Palm Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 April 2019.
Palm Warbler.

Third straight foggy morning. Third straight warmish morning. This one had little wind, though, so the fog was thick and heavy. Still, birds arrived. First-of-year Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Little band of warblers. White-throated Sparrows singing all over the place—their sweet voices made nearer by the fog.

Out in the back fields, crows were mobbing something. Jack and I headed back there to see if it might be the owl again, but whatever it was flew before we arrived. I suspect it was a hawk in a tree.

More fog tomorrow, so I understand.

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

1. White-throated Sparrow (v)
2. Song Sparrow*
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Purple Finch (v)
5. Brown-headed Cowbird** (v)
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Blue Jay (v)
8. Ruby-crowned Kinglet†
9. Northern Cardinal** (v)
10. American Robin (v)
11. American Goldfinch (v)
12. American Crow*
13. Chipping Sparrow**
14. Eastern Phoebe**
15. Palm Warbler
16. Yellow-rumped Warbler
17. Tufted Titmouse

Elsewhere

18. House Finch
19. Rock Pigeon
20. Herring Gull
21. Mallard

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

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