12 December 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Finch and Turkey

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
American Goldfinch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2017.

American Goldfinch.

Today at Beech Hill, as Jack and I rounded a corner near the summit, I spied a male goldfinch perched in a budding tree. The tree grew below us on the hillside, and the finch sat at about eye level, the far fields behind it. I took his photo and proceeded up the trail, where we spooked a Wild Turkey, which ran away.

White-throated Sparrow, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2017.

White-throated Sparrow.

Back home, I came upon a White-throated Sparrow scratching in last year’s fallen leaves.

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

1. American Robin*
2. Northern Cardinal**
3. Blue Jay
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Eastern Towhee
6. American Crow*
7. Herring Gull*
8. White-throated Sparrow* (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Brown-headed Cowbird
11. Purple Finch (v)
12. Eastern Phoebe
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
14. Pileated Woodpecker
15. Song Sparrow**
16. Black-capped Chickadee**
17. Field Sparrow (v)
18. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
19. Northern Flicker
2o. Wild Turkey

Elsewhere

21. Chipping Sparrow (v)
22. Mourning Dove
23. Rock Pigeon
24. European Starling

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

Runaway Wild Turkey, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2017.

Runaway Wild Turkey.

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