5 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.
Bird Highlight: Black-capped Chickadee
Botany Highlight: Hop Tree
Species list: turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, mourning dove, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (14 species)
The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
– Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)