Trip Report
Alice's Alley loop 2013-04-18
2013-04-18 10:10 for 2 hours (birding) 20 sightings Brookside Farm (NHNEJNBF) Jackson, NH (USA) Lat,Long: 44.16104,-71.18325 Map Elevation: 1100 feet
Site is the area in the vicinity of the family home in Jackson, bounded on the east and south by Wilson Rd and Cameron Drive, on the north by Sugar Hill Lane and on the west by the Carter Notch Rd. Habitat is mostly second-growth hardwood and mixed forest less than 100 years old broken up by homes, pastures and roads, with fields, pastures and golf course along the Wildcat River. Boggy areas in and along fields support alder and willow thickets. Great Brook runs through the site in a small gully bordered by hemlock groves and hardwoods. Elevation ranges from 900' to 1300'. Overcast, 48F, light NW breeze. Snow patches in shady places. With Susan, birded around the house, then walked down to Sarah's house, through the fields along the river and back via Alice's Alley and Tracy's.
Sightings recorded in the field and uploaded from BirdLog.
Canada Goose 2   Pair in north field
Wood Duck 4   Two pair along river
Broad-winged Hawk 1   Soaring over/near house, calling
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1   Calling near house
Downy Woodpecker 1  
Hairy Woodpecker 1  
Eastern Phoebe 6  
American Crow 5  
Common Raven 1   Calling from Black Mt
Black-capped Chickadee 5  
White-breasted Nuthatch 3  
Brown Creeper 1  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1   Foraging in willows along the river
Eastern Bluebird 3   By Tracy's and in Tilney's field
Hermit Thrush 2   Woods edge near Sarah's
American Robin 20   Tilney's field
Song Sparrow 8  
Dark-eyed Junco 12   Half at Tracy's feeder
Northern Cardinal 1   Female calling below the house
American Goldfinch 1   Calling near Sarah's