18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Archive for November, 2017

Before the Rain

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
American Crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 November 2017.

American Crow.

Before the rain
I searched for birds
while all around me people
passed into view
then moved away
young people
and older people
familiar friends
and strangers
much like the birds
I searched for
before the rain

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

1. Blue Jay** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. White-breasted Nuthatch
4. Downy Woodpecker
5. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
6. American Crow*
7. American Goldfinch (v)

Elsewhere

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

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

 

A Second Hike

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 November 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (with caterpillar).

A quiet morning hike today. Few birds to see or hear. So I returned in afternoon, when I added a couple more species to my list. Enjoyed our second cold (but sunny hike) with my good dog, Jack.

Hiking with Jack, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 November 2017.

Hiking with Jack.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m.—and again at 2:45 p.m.—I hiked the open trail.

1. Golden-crowned Kinglet
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. American Crow*
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Herring Gull*
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

10. Northern Cardinal
11. European Starling

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

First Tree Sparrow

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
White-throated Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 November 2017.

White-throated Sparrow.

First trace of snow this morning. Brisk hike with Jack. Saw my first American Tree Sparrow of the season—but missed a good chance at a photo. In fact, my only bird pic from today is this blurry one of a White-throated Sparrow. (I swear that’s what it is.)

Hiking with Captain Jack, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 November 2017.

Hiking with Captain Jack.

But I did get a photo of my dog.

Beech Hill List
Beginning somewhere between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. American Tree Sparrow
4. American Crow*
5. American Robin
6. American Goldfinch (v)
7. Blue Jay* (v)
8. Downy Woodpecker (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. White-throated Sparrow [during a brief stop at about 4 p.m.]

Elsewhere

11. European Starling
12. Herring Gull
13. House Finch (v)

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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