12 December 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘Canada goose’

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

 

Skein of Geese, Six Starlings

Friday, December 1st, 2017
Skein of geese, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 December 2017.

Skein of geese.

Six starlings, Rockport, Maine, 01 December 2017.

Six starlings.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. White-breasted Nuthatch
3. American Goldfinch
4. American Crow*
5. Downy Woodpecker (v)
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Herring Gull*
8. Golden-crowned Kinglet
9. Blue Jay (v)
10. American Robin (v)_
11. Canada Goose
12. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

13. European Starling
14. 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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