18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Archive for September, 2017

Rumps Galore

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 September 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Sooo many yellowthroats all over Beech Hill today.

Turkey Vulture, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 September 2017.

Turkey Vulture.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked the open trail—and beginning at noon, I hiked a small section of the wooded trail.

1. Eastern Towhee
2. Blue Jay**
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
5. American Crow*
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Northern Flicker
8. American Goldfinch (v)
9. Song Sparrow
10. White-throated Sparrow
11. Turkey Vulture
12. Cooper’s Hawk
13. Eastern Phoebe (v)
14. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
15. American Robin (v)

Elsewhere

16. Herring Gull
17. Rock Pigeon

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

 

Thrush

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 September 2017.

Hermit Thrush.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Eastern Towhee (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Hermit Thrush
6. Blue Jay**
7. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8. American Goldfinch (v)
9. American Robin
10. Northern Flicker (v)
11. Gray Catbird (v)
12. Eastern Phoebe
13. Turkey Vulture
14. Common Raven
15. Herring Gull
16. Song Sparrow

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

 

Taste of Fall

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Black-throated Green Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 September 2017.

Black-throated Green Warbler.

The weather has changed. You can tell a cold font’s about to arrive. This morning the wind had changed direction, and the sky had filled with clouds, and the birds seemed scarce and nervous.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 September 2017.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Until dog and I got nearly back to the Beech Hill parking lot, when suddenly we encountered a little fallout. Warblers mostly—yellow-rump, a Black-throated Blue, a Black-throated Green. Also a kinglet or two.

A hawk on the hill, a hawk in town, a brisk, fragrant breeze.

The taste of fall.

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

1. Yellow-rumped Warbler
2. Blue Jay**
3. American Robin (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Northern Flicker
6. American Goldfinch (v)
7. Cedar Waxwing (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Song Sparrow
10. Eastern Towhee (v)
11. Bald Eagle
12. Eastern Bluebird (v)
13. Gray Catbird (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat (v)
15. Turkey Vulture*
16. Northern Cardinal (v)
17. Sharp-shinned Hawk
18. Black-throated Green Warbler
19. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
20. Black-throated Blue Warbler

Elsewhere

21. Rock Pigeon
22. Red-tailed Hawk
23. Herring Gull
24. House Sparrow

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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