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Archive for March, 2015

Daffodils in the dooryard

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Turkey Vulture, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 March 2015.

Turkey Vulture.

Kind of a lovely day. Breezy on the hill, and not very birdy, but lovely. Two turkey vultures soared overhead one after the other, with about a minute separating ’em. Hawks on the move.

Daffodils, near Clam Cove, Rockport, Maine, 31 March 2015.

Daffodils.

And daffodils in the dooryard.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*
3. Herring Gull*
4. Turkey Vulture

Elsewhere

5. American Robin
6. Downy Woodpecker
7. House Finch (v)
8. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

Mud Season

Monday, March 30th, 2015
Mud season, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 March 2015.

Mud season.

Mud Season. Love it or leave it.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow* (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

4. Herring Gull
5. European Starling
6. Dark-eyed Junco

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

Crisp

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
American crow at breakfast, near Clam Cove, Rockport, Maine, 29 March 2015.

American crow at breakfast.

Sunny and crisp this morning. Decided to head up Beech Hill early, because I knew the overnight freeze would’ve hardened up the surface of the snowpack—but that a day full of sunshine might well loosen it up later, making for frustrating passage. Was right, too. Jack and I moved up and down fast. I counted a few birds while there.

Chickadees are singing their spring love song, as was a cardinal back home this morning. You can feel it in the air.

Tomorrow will be rainy, they say, and my mind doesn’t stray far from the promise of woodcocks.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 11 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*
3. American Robin*
4. Herring Gull*

Elsewhere

5. House Finch (v)
6. Northern Cardinal (v)
7. Mourning Dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice-only elsewhere

 

 
Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson



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