2 April 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Last Day of Winter

Thursday, March 19th, 2020
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 March 2020.
Black-capped Chickadee.

Today was the earliest date of the vernal equinox in more than a century. But since the equinox did not happen until nearly 10 p.m. (MDT), I had to consider this the last day of winter.

It was a foggy one. Chilly. Unlike yesterday, when a few little snowflakes blew in with the wind, there was fog and stillness.

Also a few deer in the fog. And several little pods of chickadees

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked a couple hundred feet up the mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. House Finch* (v)
3. Northern Flicker** (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee**
5. Song Sparrow* (v)
6. Black-billed Magpie*
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Spotted Towhee (v)
10. Sharp-shinned Hawk

Elsewhere

11. Lesser Goldfinch
12. Eurasian Collared Dove
13. European Starling
14. Rock Pigeon

Mammals

Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

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