38 degrees F at 5:45 a.m. Not much for stars this morning. I could just barely make out ORION and SIRIUS. There were a few other faint stars here and there and also that one bright one near the the western horizon, which I’ve decided is actually the planet JUPITER. I heard on the car radio that JUPITER is visibleĀ  in the eastern sky at sunset, so it’s only logical that it would be visible on the western horizon at sunrise. Not much for birds this morning. Heard a CATBIRD up by Buffy’s, then some peeps and cheeps on my way back down the road. When I was in front of my own house, I heard a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW sing its whole song. Also saw a COTTONTAIL RABBIT hopping across the road.