24 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Overcast Morn

April 19th, 2018
American Goldfinch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 April 2018.

American Goldfinch.

An overcast morning. Not too cold, not too breezy. Birds about, many birds. Singing, lurking, gathering nest material, mating. First-of-year Ruby-crowned Kinglets today.

No raptors, though, on this overcast morn.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. American Crow*
4. Blue Jay** (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. American Robin*
7. Song Sparrow**
8. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
9. Ruffed Grouse
10. Eastern Phoebe**
11. Purple Finch (v)
12. Mourning Dove* (v)
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Northern Cardinal** (v)
15. Wild Turkey
16. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet†
18. Herring Gull*
19. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
20. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

21. Herring Gull
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Ring-billed Gull
24. European Starling
25. House Sparrow (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 

Harriers

April 18th, 2018
Gray Ghost, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 April 2018.

Gray Ghost.

On this damp and breezy morning, I spied on the hill two Northern Harriers—one of them a gray ghost (male). Also a pair of kinglets at the summit and a gang of vocal Song Sparrows.

Fun hike.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. American Goldfinch**
4. Purple Finch (v)
5. American Robin* (V)
6. Eastern Phoebe (v)
7. Song Sparrow* (v)
8. Northern Harrier
9. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
10. Herring Gull*
11. Golden-crowned Kinglet
12. American Crow*

Elsewhere

13. Pileated Woodpecker
14. Mourning Dove
15. Northern Cardinal
16. Rock Pigeon
17. European Starling

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

Portrait of a House Finch

April 17th, 2018
House Finch, Rockport, Maine, 17 April 2018.

House Finch.

A foggy morn. An overcast day. Heard a bunch of birds on the hill but saw only three or four.

Back home, I grabbed a portrait of a House Finch.

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

1. Song Sparrow*
2. American Robin* (v)
3. American Goldfinch**
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Tufted Titmouse
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Northern Cardinal** (v)
8. American Crow* (v)
9. Northern Flicker (v)
10. Eastern Phoebe (v)
11. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
12. Dark-eyed Junco
13. Pileated Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

14. Mourning Dove
15. House Finch
16. Herring Gull

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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