18 October 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘eastern bluebird’

Confused Bluebird

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 October 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

This brilliant, sun-splashed morning after a mild night rain proved humid and warm—upper-70s (F) at the height of it—in an unseasonable patch of weather that brought out some bluebirds. I spotted several flitting about the roof of Beech Nut—and one even made a stop on the roof of a bluebird box.


Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Wild Turkey
2. Blue Jay**
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Yellow-rumped Warbler
6. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. Purple Finch (v)
9. American Robin (v)
10. Eastern Bluebird
11. Eastern Towhee  (v)
12. Hairy Woodpecker
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Song Sparrow
15. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)


16. Northern Cardinal
17. Chipping Sparrow
18. Rock Pigeon

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


Taste of Fall

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Black-throated Green Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 September 2017.

Black-throated Green Warbler.

The weather has changed. You can tell a cold font’s about to arrive. This morning the wind had changed direction, and the sky had filled with clouds, and the birds seemed scarce and nervous.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 September 2017.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Until dog and I got nearly back to the Beech Hill parking lot, when suddenly we encountered a little fallout. Warblers mostly—yellow-rump, a Black-throated Blue, a Black-throated Green. Also a kinglet or two.

A hawk on the hill, a hawk in town, a brisk, fragrant breeze.

The taste of fall.

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

1. Yellow-rumped Warbler
2. Blue Jay**
3. American Robin (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Northern Flicker
6. American Goldfinch (v)
7. Cedar Waxwing (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Song Sparrow
10. Eastern Towhee (v)
11. Bald Eagle
12. Eastern Bluebird (v)
13. Gray Catbird (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat (v)
15. Turkey Vulture*
16. Northern Cardinal (v)
17. Sharp-shinned Hawk
18. Black-throated Green Warbler
19. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
20. Black-throated Blue Warbler


21. Rock Pigeon
22. Red-tailed Hawk
23. Herring Gull
24. House Sparrow

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

Young Warbler

Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Chestnut-sided Warbler (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 August 2017.

Chestnut-sided Warbler (juvie).

Fun hike in the fog this morning, with plenty of little songbirds flitting around. Forgot to turn on my GoPro, though, which was a first. Still and all, it really doesn’t matter, does it? Not when I got to see this little young warbler.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Goldfinch**
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Eastern Towhee
5. Song Sparrow**
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Common Yellowthroat (v)
8. Downy Woodpecker (v)
9. Red-eyed Vireo
10. Gray Catbird
11. American Crow*
12. Mourning Dove*
13. American Robin
14. Yellow Warbler
15. Chestnut-sided Warbler
16. Cedar Waxwing
17. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
18. Northern Cardinal** (v)
19. Alder Flycatcher (v)
20. Eastern Bluebird (v)
21. Northern Flicker (v)


22. Herring Gull
23. 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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