23 January 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Robins and Such

January 19th, 2018
Chickadee with tasty morsel, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 January 2018.

Black-capped Chickadee (with tasty morsel).

A teensy bit of snow this morning. Temps in the 20s (F). Dog and I hit the hill to find a couple friends meeting there for a hike. We hung back so they could catch up, and I saw (among other things) the first good-sized flock of robins on the hill this winter.

Back home, the resident cardinals were lurking in the bushes, and I heard (but did not see) the distinctive call of a Pileated Woodpecker nearby.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. American Goldfinch
4. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
5. Blue Jay (v)
6. American Crow*
7. American Robin
8. Common Raven (v)

Elsewhere

9. Herring Gull
10. Northern Cardinal
11. Pileated Woodpecker (V0

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

 

Itchy Chickadee

January 18th, 2018
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 January 2018.

Black-capped Chickadee.

This sunny winter’s morning, with fresh snow all about, I came upon an itchy chickadee.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 11 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. American Robin
4. Snow Bunting (v)
5. American Goldfinch (v)
8. White-breasted Nuthatch**
7. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
8. Hairy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

9. Herring Gull

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

 

Snow Day

January 17th, 2018
Rock(port) Pigeons, Rockport Village, Maine, 17 January 2018.

Rock(port) Pigeons.

Snow today. Gentle snow. Saw a flock of robins on South Street but none on Beech Hill. Watched a red squirrel munch on berries in my dooryard. But the best avian representation of this day? The pigeons hunkering down in the snow on their high lookout in Rockport Village.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

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

Elsewhere

7. American Robin
8. Herring Gull
9. 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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