24 June 2024

Balmy

Monday, February 20th, 2023
Two crows, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 February 2023.
Two crows.

A balmy, lowery morning. Temps in the mid- to upper-40s (F). Most of the snow had melted, still a little ice.

Mud like in spring—and more birds than I expected. No excellent photos, considering the dim light and secretive birds, but I did spy a siskin among some goldfinches, and got a pic of a pair of crows in a pine tree.

Ducks and a cardinal at home.

Another interesting day upcoming—and some snow later in the week, it appeares. Dog and I will be ready for whatever comes our way.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. American Goldfinch
6. Pine Siskin
7. Brown Creeper (v)
8. Eastern Bluebird (v)
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)
10. American Robin (v)
11. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

12. Northern Cardinal (v)
13. Mallard
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Herring Gull

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

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