24 September 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Fifth Day of Fog

September 20th, 2017
Chipping Sparrow, Rockport, Maine, 20 September 2017.

Chipping Sparrow.

Fog again—thick fog. Heard more than I saw on the hill—and my best photo came from the kitchen window, looking out at a little chippie.

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

1. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Northern Flicker
4. Eastern Phoebe
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Common Yellowthroat (v)
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Song Sparrow
10. American Crow* (v)
11. Gray Catbird (v)
12. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
13. Blue Jay (v)

Elsewhere

14. Chipping Sparrow
15. Mourning Dove
16. Herring Gull
17. Wild Turkey

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Fourth Foggy Morning

September 19th, 2017
British Soldiers Lichen, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 September 2017.

British Soldiers Lichen.

A fourth foggy morning in a row dawned here at the 44th parallel. Jack and I arrived early to the hill to find a couple other vehicles in the parking lot, surprisingly. We climbed the drippy trail, came upon a Veery (missed the photo when my camera strap got in the way of the viewfinder), saw flickers and jays and sparrows. It was a quick hike because…

Blue Jays, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 September 2017.

Blue Jays.

…I had to return at nine, sans dog, to help inspect the sod roof of Beech Nut. There, I took a photo of a clump of British soldiers.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail. (And at 9 a.m., I took a truck up there.)

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Northern Flicker
3. Blue Jay
4. Veery
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Eastern Towhee
7. American Crow
8. Song Sparrow
9. American Goldfinch
10. Yellow Warbler
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Savannah Sparrow
13. Eastern Phoebe
14. Hairy Woodpecker
15. White-breasted Nuthatch
16. Tufted Titmouse

Elsewhere

17. Mourning Dove
18. Wild Turkey
19. Herring Gull

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

 

My Little Chickadee

September 18th, 2017
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 September 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Third straight morning fog. Little clump of migrants moving through—including a vireo I didn’t recognize. Flickers, voice of raven, voice of owl. Met a cute little chickadee.

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

1. Northern Cardinal
2. Blue Jay**
3. Northern Flicker
4. Eastern Towhee
5. Pileated Woodpecker
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
8. Black-and-white Warbler
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Common Yellowthroat
11. Song Sparrow
12. American Goldfinch (v)
13. American Crow*
14. Gray Catbird
15. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
16. Barred Owl (v)
17. Common Raven (v)

Elsewhere

18. Mourning Dove
19. Rock Pigeon

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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