2 April 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

First Day of Spring

Friday, March 20th, 2020
Song Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 March 2020.
Song Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 March 2020.
Robin on the first full day of spring, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 March 2020.
Robin on the first full day of spring.

On this first full day of spring, I took a hike up a mountainside with my dog.

I felt tiny snowflakes on my hands and face.

I slipped in mud and fell into a ravine—a good ten or twelve feet down—but landed on my feet and didn’t hurt myself hardly at all.

I watched robins scrounging for worms on my driveway.

I saw small green things emerging.

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

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

Elsewhere

11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. Rock Pigeon
13. European Starling

Mammals

Mule Deer

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

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