20 February 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Daylight

Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Rockport, Maine, 18 February 2017.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

The hill was chill this morning.
Crows chased a Red-tailed Hawk.
Afterward, the sun emerged,
And errands took me up Route 1
To where I spied a feeding station,
Where dined a sapsucker.
Daylight is notably longer now.

Red-tailed Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 February 2017.

Red-tailed Hawk.

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

1. American Robin*
2. Dark-eyed Junco
3. American Crow*
4. Tufted Titmouse* (v)
5. Blue Jay
6. Northern Flicker
7. Herring Gull*
8. Red-tailed Hawk
9. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee*
11. Downy Woodpecker**

Elsewhere

12. Northern Cardinal
13. Rock Pigeon
14. Mallard
15. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
16. European Starling

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

 

Birds in the Snow

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
American Robin, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 February 2017.

American Robin.

Five or six inches of white, wet snow fell overnight. When first I looked out back I saw a male cardinal, a flock of robins, and a downy woodpecker foraging for breakfast.

Northern Cardinal, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 February 2017.

Northern Cardinal.

Not long after, at Beech Hill, I saw a Red-tailed Hawk (same bird as yesterday?) and little flock of buntings in flight.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. American Robin*
3. Blue Jay* (v)
4. Herring Gull*
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Red-tailed Hawk
7. Snow Bunting
8. Downy Woodpecker (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)

Elsewhere

11. Northern Cardinal
12. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
13. American Goldfinch (v)
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Ring-billed Gull

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

 

Hawk and Raven

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Red-tailed Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 February 2017.

Red-tailed Hawk.

Common Raven, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 February 2017.

Common Raven.

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

1. American Robin*
2. American Crow*
3. Common Raven
4. Herring Gull*
5. Horned Lark (v)
6. Red-tailed Hawk
7. Blue Jay (v)
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)

Elsewhere

10. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
11. European Starling (v)
12. 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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