25 May 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘common grackle’

A lot of other birds

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Alder Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 24 May 2018.

Alder Flycatcher.

Alder Flycatchers are back, and that makes me happy. They’re not a striking bird to look at. Not particularly great singers. But by now I know and love them—along with the Great Crested Flycatchers we’ve had these years.

Of course a lot of other birds I love, as well.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Wood Thrush
2. Ovenbird
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. Red-eyed Vireo
5. American Redstart
6. Veery
7. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Mourning Dove
11. Song Sparrow
12. Northern Flicker
13. Yellow Warbler
14. American Goldfinch
15. American Crow
16. American Robin
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
19. Eastern Wood-pewee
20. Gray Catbird
21. Alder Flycatcher
22. Common Yellowthroat
23. Tree Swallow
24. Eastern Phoebe
25. Tree Swallow
26. Field Sparrow
27. Common Raven
28. Nashville Warbler
29. Eastern Bluebird
30. Blue Jay
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Hermit Thrush
33. Great Crested Flycatcher
34. Scarlet Tanager
35. Wild Turkey

Elsewhere

36. European Starling
37. Common Grackle
38. Herring Gull
39. House sparrow

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

Flicker & Co.

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Northern Flicker (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2018.

Northern Flicker (female).

Eastern Towhee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2018.

Eastern Towhee.

Coolish, overcastish. Not as active-seeming early (other than clouds of black flies—which, thankfully, don’t seem to bite me as often as they used to), but became so after a while.

Two first-of-year species (kingbird, black-throated blue). Nice spring smells. Greenery.

Driving home, I felt something crawling behind my right ear. Grabbed it off with thumb and index finger: a tick. Not a deer tick, a wood tick.

I love this day.

Scarlet Tanager, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2018.

Scarlet Tanager.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler
3. Black-throated Green Warbler**
4. Hermit Thrush (v)
5. Veery
6. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
7. American Goldfinch
8. Black-and-white Warbler**
9. Nashville Warbler
10. Tufted Titmouse**
11. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
12. Blue Jay
13. Northern Cardinal*
14. Mourning Dove* (v)
15. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
16. Common Yellowthroat**
17. Yellow Warbler
18. American Robin
19. American Crow*
20. Northern Parula (v)
21. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
22. Gray Catbird
23. Field Sparrow
24. Tree Swallow
25. Song Sparrow**
26. Prairie Warbler (v)
27. Osprey
28. Northern Flicker
29. Eastern Kingbird†
30. Turkey Vulture
31. Eastern Bluebird
32. Herring Gull*
33. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
34. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
35. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
36. American Redstart (v)
37. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
38. Purple Finch (v)
39. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
40. Yellow-rumped Warbler
41. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
42. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
43. Scarlet Tanager
44. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)

Elsewhere

45. Common Grackle
46. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2018.

Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2018.

Mid-May Gallery

Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Raven in the blueberries, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Raven in the blueberries.

Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Common Yellowthroat.

Eastern Phoebe, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Eastern Phoebe.

Field Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Field Sparrow.

Blue Jay, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Blue Jay.

Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Black-and-white Warbler.

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

1. Ovenbird**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Northern Parula (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler
6. Blue Jay
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
10. Veery (v)
11. American Goldfinch
12. Herring Gull*
13. Song Sparrow**
14. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Nashville Warbler
17. Northern Cardinal
18. Mourning Dove*
19. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
20. Scarlet Tanager (v)
21. American Crow*
22. Common Raven
23. Wild Turkey (v)
24. Common Yellowthroat**
25. Gray Catbird
26. Yellow Warbler (v)
27. Eastern Phoebe*
28. Tree Swallow
29. Broad-winged Hawk
30. Field Sparrow
31. Northern Flicker**
32. Savannah Sparrow
33. Eastern Bluebird
34. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
35. Great Blue Heron
36. Turkey Vulture*
37. American Robin*
38. Chipping Sparrow**
39. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
40. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)

Elsewhere

41. Red-bellied Woodpecker
42. Common Grackle
43. European Starling
44. 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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