29 April 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Archive for March, 2017

Left-facing Photos

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Big early spring birding day. Here are a few left-leaning photos.

Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 March 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

 

Bald Eagle (adult), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 March 2017.

Bald Eagle (adult).

American Robin, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 March 2017.

American Robin.

American Crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 March 2017.

American Crow.

Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 March 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Tufted Titmouse
4. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. White-breasted Nuthatch**
6. Northern Cardinal (v)
7. American Robin*
8. Eastern Bluebird
9. American Goldfinch
10. Blue Jay (v)
11. Red-winged Blackbird
12. Mourning Dove (v)
13. Turkey Vulture
14. Bald Eagle
15. Snow Bunting
16. Northern Flicker
17. Killdeer†
18. Canada Goose
19. Downy Woodpecker
20. Dark-eyed Junco

Elsewhere

21. Herring Gull

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

Last Gasp?

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 March 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

A degree or two below freezing first thing—cold enough to walk on crusts of snow without breaking through (much). Cardinals and chickadees singing, and a calling Snow Bunting flew over. Fitting, I suppose, since we’re told to expect a “plowable” snowfall Saturday.

I should know better than to keep predicting winter’s last gasp.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Northern Cardinal (v)
3. American Crow*
4. American Goldfinch** (v)
5. Snow Bunting
6. Herring Gull* (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

8. Blue Jay
9. Mallard
10. Turkey Vulture
11. European Starling (v)
12. Rock Pigeon

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

 

The Melting

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 March 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Yesterday’s ice seemed like winter’s last gasp, ’cause today came a thaw and a bunch of birds.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Robin*
2. Black-capped Chickadee*
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Mourning Dove (v)
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Blue Jay (v)
8. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
9. Herring Gull*
10. Northern Cardinal**
11. Turkey Vulture
12. House Finch (v)
13. Downy Woodpecker
14. American Goldfinch (v)
15. Dark-eyed Junco

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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