24 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Falcons

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
American Kestrel, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 April 2018.

American Kestrel.

Sun and sky and breeze and falcons. A kestrel. A merlin. Two more kestrels. Also a couple other hawks—a broad-wing and a harrier—and assorted other April species.

Kestrel on the bluebird box, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 April 2018.

Kestrel on the bluebird box.

A good morning.

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

1. Song Sparrow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. American Goldfinch** (v)
5. American Robin (v)
6. Eastern Phoebe*
7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
8. American Kestrel
9. Tree Swallow
10. Northern Flicker
11. American Crow*
12. Herring Gull* (v)
13. Merlin
14. Broad-winged Hawk
15. Eastern Bluebird
16. Hermit Thrush
17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
18. Northern Harrier

Elsewhere

19. Mourning Dove
20. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
21. Turkey Vulture

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

 

And So It Begins Anew

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 April 2018.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Despite a northwest wind, signs of migration continue. First of year Broad-winged Hawk this morning, along with a little gang of Yellow-rumped Warblers. The resident ravens are being rather croaky, to. You can almost hear the coming spring explosion.

Eastern Comma, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 April 2018.

Eastern Comma, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 April 2018.

Plus, I saw a butterfly.

And so it begins anew.

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

1. Northern Cardinal**
2. Song Sparrow*
3. American Robin*
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Black-capped Chickadee**
6. Tufted Titmouse (v)
7. Eastern Phoebe**
8. Broad-winged Hawk†
9. American Crow*
10. Dark-eyed Junco* (v)
11. Herring Gull* (v)
12. Purple Finch (v)
13. Northern Flicker
14. Eastern Bluebird
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. Common Raven
17. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
18. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

19. Osprey
20. White-throated Sparrow

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

The Biological Imperative

Friday, April 20th, 2018
Wild Turkeys, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2018.

Wild Turkeys.

Everywhere this morning I saw the signs—Song Sparrows singing loudly at each other, chases of goldfinches and crows and gulls, the drumming of downy and sapsucker, the puffing up of Wild Turkeys—of the biological imperative.

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

1. American Robin* (v)
2. Song Sparrow**
3. American Goldfinch**
4. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
5. Blue Jay** (v)
6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
7. White-throated Sparrow
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Mourning Dove* (v)
10. Eastern Phoebe**
11. Eastern Bluebird
12. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
13. Northern Cardinal** (v)
14. Tufted Titmouse (v)
15. American Crow*
16. Downy Woodpecker (v)
17. Northern Harrier
18. Great Blue Heron
19. Herring Gull*
20. Purple Finch (v)
21. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
22. Sharp-shinned Hawk
23. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

24. Wild Turkey
25. Osprey
26. Rock Pigeon
27. European Starling

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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