23 January 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘blue jay’

Snowmelt

Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Twelve robins, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 January 2017.

Twelve robins.

So many robins in the hill this overcast morning. Great, loose flocks of them, populating all the trailside trees and bouncing around the barrens.

Warm enough to melt most of the remnant snow.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. White-breasted Nuthatch
3. American Robin
4. Golden-crowned Kinglet
5. Blue Jay (v)
6. American Crow*
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

10. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

 

Stalking Birds

Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Blue Jay, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 January 2017.

Blue Jay.

Many robins, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 January 2017.

Many robins.

Many species at Beech Hill this half-cloudy morning, but they were busy, nervous, sneaking around. I tried to stalk a few with little success—but what a joy to hear and see so many little critters flitting here and there.

Saw evidence of the neighborhood coyote, too. I feel sure that canine and Jack know each other by now.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Tufted Titmouse
3. American Robin
4. White-breasted Nuthatch**
5. Downy Woodpecker
6. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
7. Blue Jay
8. Hairy Woodpecker
9. American Crow*
10. Northern Flicker (v)
11. American Goldfinch
12. Brown Creeper (v)

Elsewhere

13. Herring Gull

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

Eastern coyote, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 January 2017.

Eastern coyote.

Herring Gull @ Hannaford

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Herring Gull, Rockland, Maine, 19 January 2017.

Herring Gull

A nice morning hike with Jack, but the Beech Hill birds were standoffish this morning. So here’s a photo of an urban Herring Gull.

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

1. American Robin
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Blue Jay*
4. American Crow*
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. American Goldfinch (v)

Elsewhere

9. Herring Gull
10. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also 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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