Crows On The Ice

photograph and text by Brian Willson


Overslept on account of my cold. Then soon found myself in the middle of a frantic sort of work day. Finally tore myself away after things settled down, just about the time clouds slipped into the sky. Kind of late in the day to see any birds at Beech Hill, though. However, during my rather exhilarating hike with dog, I trained my binocs on the white surface of Chickawaukie, and there I saw a few dozen crows in on the ice. As I was watching, a great cloud of them rose together.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail

1. American crow


2. Herring gull
3. Rock pigeon
4. Ring-billed gull
5. Mallard