20 February 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘eastern bluebird’

My Pal “Ruff”

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Ruffed Grouse, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 February 2017.

Ruffed Grouse.

This sunny, breezy, lovely morning, I hiked with Jack to the accompaniment of Eastern Bluebirds and Blue Jays, then returned to encounter—again—my Ruffed Grouse friend. I’ve taken to calling him “Ruff.”

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. Eastern Bluebird (v)
3. American Crow*
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee*
6. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
7. Ruffed Grouse

Elsewhere

8. American Robin
9. Herring Gull
10. Northern Cardinal (v)

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

 

Bluebird and Snow

Sunday, February 18th, 2018
Eastern Bluebird (departing), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport Maine, 18 February 2017.

Eastern Bluebird (departing).

Awoke to a white-powdered world—i.e., about a four- or five-inch of snowfall. Today on the hill: chickadee, crow, titmouse, robin, bunting—and a surprise bluebird.

Eastern Bluebird (perching), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport Maine, 18 February 2017.

Eastern Bluebird (perching).

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. American Robin
5. Snow Bunting
6. Eastern Bluebird

Elsewhere

7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. House Finch (v)
9. Herring Gull
10. Ring-billed Gull
11. Rock Pigeon

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

Yellow-rumps and Bluebirds

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Eastern Bluebird (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 February 2018.

Eastern Bluebird (female).

I thought this might be a bluebird day—above freezing, sun and clouds—and it was. Also, I’ve been fascinated this winter by all the Yellow-rumped Warblers hanging out with bluebirds on the hill. The former were eating bayberries this morning, the latter (apparently) blueberries.

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 February 2018.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

And chickadees were singing their sweet spring song.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Eastern Bluebird
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. American Goldfinch
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull

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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