Finally, a "Feathered Fridays" outing not held tight in the grip of cold, damp weather. Under pleasant conditions - partly sunny, dry, a light breeze and the temperature hovering in the mid-50s, eleven participants recorded 46 species over the course three different segments explored in Hanover's Mink Brook Nature Preserve.
A clear highlight for the morning was the spotting of a non-vocalizing, black-billed cuckoo perched in a tree near NH Route 10. Another notable sighting was a singing pine warbler fully visible at close (ten feet?) range in a white pine; a bird more often heard than seen.
Full accounts of the morning's sighting can be found following these links: