I knew it’d be nippier than yesterday, but wasn’t expecting to get snowed on at dog and I started up the main Beech Hill trail this morning. Sure enough, a brisk west wind was blowing little flakes around, and I was thankful I decied to wear my winter coat. Captain Jack, of course, is always wearing his winter coat.
Supposed to snow this morning, and it did. Light snow for the most part early, but high winds, and—consequently—few birds Wasn’t sure I’d get a photo of any, in fact, but while in the woods with dog, I happened to hear, then see, a crow fly over.
The light snow continued all day, then got a little heavier. The wind persisted. Will require quite a cleanup tomorrow.
(Yet in a mere three weeks, it’ll be spring.)
Beech Hill List Beginning at 7:58 a.m., I hiked all trails.
1. American Crow 2. Common Raven (v) 3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Herring Gull
Eastern Gray Squirrel
(v) Voice only *Also elsewhere **Voice only elsewhere †First-of-year
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)