23 January 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘dark-eyed junco’

Staredowns

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Dark-eyed Junco, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 January 2018.

Dark-eyed Junco.

Had a lovely hike with Jack this nippy, overcast morning. I enjoyed a brief staredown with a Dark-eyed Junco, for one thing; for another, my ol’ dog was in a playful mood.

Captain Jack in a playful mood, Rockport, Maine, 22 January 2018.

Captain Jack in a playful mood, Rockport, Maine, 22 January 2018.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. White-breasted Nuthatch**
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. Dark-eyed Junco
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. Hairy Woodpecker
7. American Crow*

Elsewhere

8. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
9. Northern Cardinal (v)
10. Herring Gull
11. Rock Pigeon
12. House Sparrow (v)

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

 

Coldest Day of the Yar

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Sea Smoke, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 28 December 2017.

Sea Smoke.

The temperature never topped 6 degrees (F) today, and hovered right around zero for much of it. There was a stout wind, and Sea smoke cloaked the bay. Heard on the radio that this was the coldest day of all of 2017—and the birds kept out of sight for the most part.

Common Raven, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 28 December 2017.

Common Raven.

I did, however, spy a raven flying high above Rockport Harbor.

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

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

Elsewhere

4. Dark-eyed Junco
5. Rock Pigeon
6. Herring Gull
7. Mallard
8. Common Raven
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)

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

 

Not-so-forced March

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

 

Cold crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 December 2017.

Cold crow.

The morning of the winter solstice, the temperature was 16 degrees (F). The winds were blowing strong out of the west. Jack and I embarked on a forced march up Beech Hill.

OK, so it wasn’t a forced forced March. We chose to go. That is, I chose to go—Jack doesn’t exactly choose to go, he just goes, because he loves to go. He lives to go. It also wasn’t forced in that it was pretty interesting, really. I didn’t think I’d have any birds on my list, but I had five—and four of these I saw.

New moon, Rockport, Maine, 21 December 2017.

New moon.

And tonight, we had a new crescent moon.

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

1. Northern Flicker
2. American Crow*
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Dark-eyed Junco
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

6. Herring Gull

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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