12 December 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Archive for December, 2017

Wintry Weather Bluebird

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 December 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

Still as snowy this morning as a day ago, but more trails trodden. Bunch of small passerines in the trees—and a little pack of bluebirds on the wintry hill.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Tufted Titmouse**
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. White-breasted Nuthatch
5. American Goldfinch
6. Eastern Bluebird

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull
8. Mallard
9. Rock Pigeon

*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

First Snow

Sunday, December 10th, 2017
Common Raven, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 December 2017.

Common Raven.

First snow, a half-foot, wet, not too drifted. Good snowman snow. Jack and I reached the hill about half-past eight to find that someone had already walked it—but we were alone. Except for a few birds—including a raven we scared up toward the summit. It croaked and flew away.

Beech Nut, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 December 2017.

Beech Nut.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
3. American Crow*
4. Common Raven
5. Northern Flicker
6. American Goldfinch**
7. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
8. Bald Eagle

Elsewhere

9. American Robin (v)
10. Northern Cardinal
11. European Starling (v)
12. Herring Gull

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

 

Woodpeckers

Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Hairy Woodpecker, Rockport, Maine, 09 December 2017.

Hairy Woodpecker.

Today, with snow in the forecast, the woodpeckers came out. At home first thing, I had a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers and at least one Downy Woodpecker in the big tree out front. At Beech Hill, I had a pair of downies.

Also noteworthy was the Yellow-rumped Warbler I heard (then got a glimpse of) about half-way up the hill. No bluebirds to hang out with today, though.

By evening, our first measurable snow of the season had begun to pile up—soft, wet, gentle snow.

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

1. White-breasted Nuthatch
2. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. American Crow*
5. American Goldfinch
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Downy Woodpecker*
8. Herring Gull*

Elsewhere

9. Hairy Woodpecker
10. Northern Cardinal
11. Rock Pigeon
12. 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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