24 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘bufflehead’

Hen

Monday, March 5th, 2018
Madam Mallard, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 05 March 2018.

Madam Mallard.

I didn’t expect it to be so windy again today, but—man. Got a list of only a crow on the hill, so Jack and I stopped off at Rockport Harbor, where the Mallards tend to collect in the lees.

I found myself focusing most on the female ducks. I’m a sucker for a lovely hen.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*

Elsewhere

2. Northern Cardinal (v)
3. Mourning Dove (v)
4. Herring Gull
5. Mallard
6. Bufflehead
7. House Sparrow (v)
8. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also 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

 

The Harbor

Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Buffleheads, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 10 February 2018.

Buffleheads.

Snowed again overnight. Slushy stuff this time. Meant to bring snowshoes, but the hike was not too bad. Several bird species on the hill, but I only saw a couple.

Mallards asleep, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 10 February 2018.

Mallards asleep.

Lately I’ve been swinging by the harbor to watch winter gulls and waterfowl. The Marine Park gets plowed, and I find the birds engaging. Every day seems different down there.

Probably swing by again tomorrow.

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. American Crow* (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Northern Flicker (v)
5. White-breasted Nuthatch
6. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull
8. Northern Cardinal (v)
9. American Robin
10. Rock Pigeon
11. House Finch (v)
12. Mallard
13. Bufflehead

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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