12 December 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘eastern bluebird’

Wintry Weather Bluebird

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 December 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

Still as snowy this morning as a day ago, but more trails trodden. Bunch of small passerines in the trees—and a little pack of bluebirds on the wintry hill.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Tufted Titmouse**
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. White-breasted Nuthatch
5. American Goldfinch
6. Eastern Bluebird

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull
8. Mallard
9. Rock Pigeon

*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

City Bird, Country Bird

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
House Sparrow, Rockland, Maine, 07 December 2017.

House Sparrow.

Today on the hill, in borderline frosty weather, I encountered a bunch of little songbirds, among them a continuing mixed flock of bluebirds and Yellow-rumped Warblers fluttering around the open hillsides. There must’ve been six or eight of the two species combined—maybe more. And for the second time in recent days I heard the booming of a partridge. Weird.

Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 December 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

Later, I got my best look at a bird: a House Sparrow in the bushes outside the Good Tern Co-op in Rockland.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Herring Gull*
6. Eastern Bluebird
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. Pileated Woodpecker
9. Golden-crowned Kinglet
10. Ruffed Grouse (booming)

Elsewhere

11. Rock Pigeon
12. House Sparrow

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

 

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Wistful crow, Camden, Maine, 05 December 2017.

American Crow.

A chilly and windy morning—but not too chilly, not too windy. There were bluebirds at Beech Hill. Also a Snow Bunting. Also the first Brown Creeper I’d seen in a while.

After my hike with dog, on an errand in Camden, I shared a moment with a wistful old crow.

Brown Creeper, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 December 2017.

Brown Creeper.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

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

Elsewhere

9. Herring Gull
10. European Starling
11. Blue Jay
12. Rock Pigeon
13. Canada Goose
14. Ring-billed 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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