18 October 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘Canada goose’

A Rangy Skein

Monday, October 16th, 2017
Skein of geese, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 October 2017.

Skein of geese.

Felt like fall today for a change: gray, windy, chilly, temperature dipping throughout the day. Emphasizing this point was the rangy southbound skein of Canada Geese I saw at the summit of the hill—tipped off by their voices.

Canada Geese, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 October 2017.

Canada Geese.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m.—and again at 2 p.m.—I hiked the open trail.

1. Blue Jay*
2. Mourning Dove
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. American Crow**
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Northern Harrier
8. Canada Goose
9. Red-tailed Hawk
10. White-breasted Nuthatch

Elsewhere

11. Rock Pigeon
12. Herring Gull
13. European Starling

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

 

Gallery: Fall Migration

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

White-throated Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

White-throated Sparrow.

Turkey Vulture, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Turkey Vulture.

Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Palm Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Palm Warbler.

Red-tailed Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Red-tailed Hawk.

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. Purple Finch (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
8. Gray Catbird
9. Hermit Thrush
10. Palm Warbler
11. Song Sparrow
12. White-throated Sparrow
13. Golden Crowned Kinglet (v)
14. Mourning Dove
15. Eastern Towhee (v)
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. American Crow*
18. Canada Goose (v)
19. Turkey Vulture
20. Northern Flicker (v)
21. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

22. Chipping Sparrow
23. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
24. European Starling

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

 

Fly-catching Species

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 September 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Clear day, late morning hike. Birds about, lurking—except for the fly-catching species, who stuck to the tips of the spruces where the hatch swarms were.

Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 September 2017.

Cedar Waxwing.

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

1. American Goldfinch
2. Northern Cardinal (v)
3. Blue Jay
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Northern Flicker**
6. American Crow*
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Song Sparrow
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Cedar Waxwing
13. Least Flycatcher
14. Red-eyed Vireo
15. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
16. American Redstart (v)
17. Tufted Titmouse (v)
18. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

19. Mourning Dove
20. Rock Pigeon
21. Herring Gull
22. House Finch (v)
23. Canada Goose

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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