24 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Morning Goldfinches

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
American Goldfinch (stretching), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 March 2018.

American Goldfinch (stretching).

This morning, before
the temperature topped freezing,
little collections of goldfinches
bounced about
in the tops of the birches,
chattering,
nibbling on catkins,
and squealing with glee.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Tufted Titmouse**
3. America Goldfinch**
4. Black-capped Chickadee*
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. Mourning Dove** (v)
7. Downy Woodpecker (v)
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. American Robin* (v)

Elsewhere

10. Common Grackle
11. Herring Gull

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

 

Respite

Monday, March 12th, 2018
Herring Gull, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 12 March 2018.

Herring Gull.

Sun today.
Few clouds.
A little wind.
Mild temperatures
for the season.
Pleasant hike.
Nice harbor visit.
Many, many robins.

Big snow tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m. (DST), I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*
3. Eastern Bluebird
4. House Finch (v)
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. American Robin*
7. Herring Gull*
8. Northern Cardinal** (v)
9. Common Raven

Elsewhere

10. Mourning Dove (v)
11. Rock Pigeon
12. House Sparrow (v)
13. Mallard
14. Common Loon

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

Long-tailed Ducks

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Long-tailed Duck, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 07 February 2018.

Long-tailed Duck.

I hiked the hill before the storm
and saw or heard a few small birds
but none would pose for photographs
so I took a spin to the harbor

where long-tailed ducks were diving here
and there and buffleheads, mallards,
and black ducks hung with herring gulls
but the long-tailed ducks were my favorite

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

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

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull
8. Blue Jay
9. Rock Pigeon
10. Mallard
11. Long-tailed Duck
12. American Black Duck

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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