18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘dark-eyed junco’

Good Variety

Monday, November 13th, 2017
Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 November 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

This mornings (mostly) solo hike left me with a list of a good variety of bird species—two tits, two woodpeckers, two corvids, thrush, hawk, bunting, warbler, and more. And tonight we’re having a little light wet snow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning somewhere between 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. White-breasted Nuthatch**
3. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Eastern Bluebird
10. Snow Bunting
11. Red-tailed Hawk
12. Tufted Titmouse (v)
13. Golden-crowned Kinglet


14. European Starling
15. Herring Gull

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voce only elsewhere


Ostentatious Cardinal

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Northern Cardinal, Rockport, Maine, 04 November 2017.

Northern Cardinal.

A cold snap blew through overnight, and this morning first thing the temp was in the 30s (F). Other than crows, no birds felt like showing off at Beech Hill, but the resident male cardinal did make an appearance in my dooryard.

Just missed a distant shot of a pair of first-of-fall juncos, though.

Little baby oak trees, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 November 2017.

Little baby oak trees.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee (v)**
2. American Crow*
3. Blue Jay (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. American Goldfinch** (v)
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. Song Sparrow (v)
9. American Robin
10. Dark-eyed Junco


11. Herring Gull
12. Northern Cardinal
13. European Starling (v)
14. Red-tailed Hawk

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


White Throats

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
White-throated Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 April 2017.

White-throated Sparrow.

Many, many White-throated Sparrows slipped through a peppy northwesterly wind overnight to flood the slopes of Beech Hill. Also a bunch of Yellow-rumped Warblers. Also two first-of-year birds for me: Blue-headed Vireo and Gray Catbird.

Rain predicted for the rest of the week, pretty much—but no matter. Tomorrow is May Day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin*
2. Black-capped Chickadee*
3. Eastern Towhee
4. American Goldfinch*
5. Blue-headed Vireo† (v)
6. Hermit Thrush
7. Black-and-white Warbler
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. White-throated Sparrow
10. Song Sparrow**
11. American Crow*
12. Tree Swallow
13. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
14. Purple Finch (v)
15. Herring Gull*
16. Eastern Phoebe*
17. Savannah Sparrow
18. Tufted Titmouse (v)
19. Northern Cardinal (v)
20. Common Raven
21. Turkey Vulture
22. Dark-eyed Junco
23. Gray Catbird† (v)
24. Pileated Woodpecker (v)


25. House Finch (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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