20 February 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘Canada goose’

Gallery: Christmas Bird Count, Plus One

Sunday, December 17th, 2017
Intrepid bird counters, Rockland Breakwater, Rockland, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Intrepid bird counters.

Purple Sandpiper, Rockland Breakwater, Rockland, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Purple Sandpiper.

Purple Sandpiper, Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Purple Sandpiper.

Sharp-shinned Hawk, Rockport, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Pileated Woodpecker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Pileated Woodpecker.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 1:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee*
2. American Crow*
3. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
4. Pileated Woodpecker

Elsewhere (all on Christmas Bird Count list)

5. Canada Goose
6. American Black Duck
7. Mallard
8. Common Eider
9. Long-tailed Duck
10. Common Goldeneye
11. Bufflehead
12. Hooded Merganser
13. Common Merganser
14. Red-breasted Merganser
15. American Wigeon
16. Ring-necked Duck
17. Common Loon
18. Red-necked Grebe
19. Horned Grebe
20. Pied-billed Grebe
21. Bald Eagle
22. Northern Harrier
23. Sharp-shinned Hawk
24. American Coot
25. Purple Sandpiper
26. Bonaparte’s Gull
27. Ring-billed Gull
28. Herring Gull
29. Great Black-backed Gull
30. Black Guillemot
31. Downy Woodpecker
32. Blue Jay
33. Golden-crowned Kinglet
34. European Starling
35. Northern Cardinal
36. House Sparrow

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

 

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Wistful crow, Camden, Maine, 05 December 2017.

American Crow.

A chilly and windy morning—but not too chilly, not too windy. There were bluebirds at Beech Hill. Also a Snow Bunting. Also the first Brown Creeper I’d seen in a while.

After my hike with dog, on an errand in Camden, I shared a moment with a wistful old crow.

Brown Creeper, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 December 2017.

Brown Creeper.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Eastern Bluebird
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
7. Snow Bunting
8. Brown Creeper

Elsewhere

9. Herring Gull
10. European Starling
11. Blue Jay
12. Rock Pigeon
13. Canada Goose
14. Ring-billed Gull

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

 

State Bird

Monday, December 4th, 2017
Black-capped Chickadee with spruce cone, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 December 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee (excavating spruce cone).

A favorite bird is the chickadee.
Favorite for lots of reasons.
Hardy little critter, sociable,
chatty, resourceful—
a leader of other birds.
Playful.
Given the right conditions,

will perch on your finger
to show you just how light
a bird’s weight is.
This frosty morning,
I watched three chickadees
excavating spruce cones in a grove
at the top of a hill.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
2. American Crow*
3. American Goldfinch** (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Eastern Bluebird (v)

Elsewhere

6. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
7. Herring Gull
8. European Starling
9. Canada Goose (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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