48 degrees F at 5:45 a.m. Waning gibbous MOON shining through the clouds and mist. I saw only one star — probably SIRIUS. Buffy’s ROOSTER crowed at 6:05 a.m.. Not long after I heard the rooster, I heard a BARRED OWL call from way down across the road from my house. At about 6:15 I started hearing more birds: ROBIN, CATBIRD, BLUE JAY, SONG SPARROW, and one thin, tentative song from a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

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