12 December 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Archive for October, 2017

Halloween Warbler

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Yellow Warbler, Rockport, Maine, 31 October 2017.

Yellow Warbler.

Twenty-four hours after the storm this morning, birds were hopping about in the sunlight of my back dooryard. Cardinals, chickadees, goldfinches. But I’ve gotta say I didn’t expect to see a little Yellow Warbler stop by.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Golden-crowned Kinglet
4. American Crow*
5. Purple Finch (v)
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Song Sparrow (v)
8. Northern Flicker

Elsewhere

9. American Goldfinch (v)
10. Northern Cardinal
11. Yellow Warbler
12. Rock Pigeon
13. Herring Gull
14. European Starling

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

 

Philippe

Monday, October 30th, 2017
American Crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 October 2017.

American Crow.

Woke up early to the sound of the wind. Not unexpected, as forecasters had warned of Tropical Storm Philippe’s swift arrival overnight. Lost power at 6:30 a.m. Gusts were hitting 70 miles per hour. But the rain had passed, and the winds soon diminished to perhaps 30 mph, so Jack and I left to check on the hill.

Some deadfall, but nothing like much of the rest of the coast experienced. Boats escaping moorings, trees fall across highways, on roofs, on cars. Tonight, as I write this, thousands remain without power.

A bunch of birds on today’s list, nonetheless. Big blow, but the crows don’t care.

Our lights came back on about 10:30 a.m.

Beech Hill List

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Yellow-rumped Warbler
3. Blue Jay (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Song Sparrow (v)
7. American Robin

Elsewhere

8. Northern Cardinal (v)
9. European Starling
10. Herring Gull

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

 

Starlings

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
European Starlings, Rockport, Maine, 29 October 2017.

European Starlings.

Sometimes, on a blue-gray morning
before a big ol’ storm,
it’s nice to see a little flock
of European Starlings.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Golden-crowned Kinglet** (v)
3. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. American Crow*
6. Blue Jay*
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. White-throated Sparrow (v)
9. American Robin (v)
10. Song Sparrow (v)
11. Downy Woodpecker (v)
12. American Goldfinch** (v)

Elsewhere

13. Herring Gull
14. European Starling

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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