21 August 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Archive for February, 2017

Siskins

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Pine Siskin, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 February 2017.

Pine Siskin.

I don’t encounter a lot of Pine Siskins. Which would explain how suddenly my ears perked up to the sound of them at Beech Hill this morning. Now, at least, I think I can ID them from their crazy voices.

(Also heard a first-of-year Red-winged Blackbird this morning.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Northern Cardinal** (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Mourning Dove*
6. Tufted Titmouse
7. White-breasted Nuthatch
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. Northern Flicker (v)
10. American Goldfinch
11. Pine Siskin
12. Downy Woodpecker (v)
13. Red-winged Blackbird† (v)

Elsewhere

14. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 

Pair of Pigeons

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Rock Pigeons, Rockport Village, Maine, 27 February 2017.

Rock Pigeons.

Plenty of birds on the hill this morning, although no bird photos. Still, it’s nice to feature images of birds from elsewhere from time to time.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Robin*
2. Northern Cardinal** (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. White-breasted Nuthatch
5. Eastern Bluebird (v)
6. Tufted Titmouse (v)
7. American Crow*
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. Herring Gull*
10. Dark-eyed Junco

Elsewhere

11. Rock Pigeon

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

 

A Tone-Deaf Chickadee

Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Thrushes three, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 February 2017.

Thrushes three.

There’s a chickadee
At Beech Hill
Whose  two-note spring song

American Robin, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 February 2017.

American Robin.

Is defective,
Monotonous.
The bird sings both notes

On the same pitch.
I feel sorry
For the tone-deaf chickadee.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Hairy Woodpecker
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Eastern Bluebird
8. Common Raven
9. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. Tufted Titmouse (v)
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Herring Gull*

 

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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