20 February 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘black-capped chickadee’

My Pal “Ruff”

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Ruffed Grouse, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 February 2017.

Ruffed Grouse.

This sunny, breezy, lovely morning, I hiked with Jack to the accompaniment of Eastern Bluebirds and Blue Jays, then returned to encounter—again—my Ruffed Grouse friend. I’ve taken to calling him “Ruff.”

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. Eastern Bluebird (v)
3. American Crow*
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee*
6. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
7. Ruffed Grouse

Elsewhere

8. American Robin
9. Herring Gull
10. Northern Cardinal (v)

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

 

Bluebird and Snow

Sunday, February 18th, 2018
Eastern Bluebird (departing), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport Maine, 18 February 2017.

Eastern Bluebird (departing).

Awoke to a white-powdered world—i.e., about a four- or five-inch of snowfall. Today on the hill: chickadee, crow, titmouse, robin, bunting—and a surprise bluebird.

Eastern Bluebird (perching), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport Maine, 18 February 2017.

Eastern Bluebird (perching).

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. American Robin
5. Snow Bunting
6. Eastern Bluebird

Elsewhere

7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. House Finch (v)
9. Herring Gull
10. Ring-billed Gull
11. Rock Pigeon

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

Feisty Little Buffleheads

Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Bufflehead (female), Rockport Harbor, Maine, 17 February 2018.

Bufflehead (female).

Quiet on the hill today, so I swung by the harbor, where I watched Buffleheads for a while. Such feisty little diving ducks.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. American Crow*

Elsewhere

4. Northern Cardinal (v)
5. Great Black-backed Gull
6. Herring Gull
7. Rock Pigeon
8. Bufflehead
9. American Black Duck
10. House Sparrow (v)

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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