18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘eastern towhee’

Seasonable

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 October 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

With dawn came the sun, streaming across the chilly barrens of Beech Hill. Also streaming—or rather, flitting—through the hedgerows were many small migratory birds, mostly yellow-rumps.

Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 October 2017.

Song Sparrow.

But I also heard a raven, spied a Hermit Thrush, heard two kinglet species, admired bright-eyed sparrows.

What a lovely friggin’ fall-like (finally) morning.

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

1. Hairy Woodpecker
2. American Crow* (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch**
4. Black-capped Chickadee**
5. Common Raven (v)
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. White-throated Sparrow
8. Song Sparrow
9. Purple Finch (v)
10. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. Downy Woodpecker (v)
13. Hermit Thrush
14. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)

Elsewhere

15. Chipping Sparrow
16. Northern Cardinal

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

 

Gallery: Fall Migration

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

White-throated Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

White-throated Sparrow.

Turkey Vulture, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Turkey Vulture.

Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Palm Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Palm Warbler.

Red-tailed Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Red-tailed Hawk.

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. Purple Finch (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
8. Gray Catbird
9. Hermit Thrush
10. Palm Warbler
11. Song Sparrow
12. White-throated Sparrow
13. Golden Crowned Kinglet (v)
14. Mourning Dove
15. Eastern Towhee (v)
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. American Crow*
18. Canada Goose (v)
19. Turkey Vulture
20. Northern Flicker (v)
21. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

22. Chipping Sparrow
23. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
24. European Starling

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

 

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.

Oops.

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)

Elsewhere

16. Northern Cardinal
17. Chipping Sparrow
18. 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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