29 May 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘field sparrow’

Forty Species

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 May 2017.

Ovenbird.

This partly damp, partly sunny morning, I saw a kingbird and heard a Yellow-throated Warbler.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Red-eyed Vireo
3. American Goldfinch*
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Hermit Thrush
6. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Yellow Warbler*
9. American Redstart**
10. Gray Catbird**
11. Common Yellowthroat
12. Veery (v)
13. Mourning Dove** (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Scarlet Tanager (v)
16. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
17. Alder Flycatcher (v)
18. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
19. Pileated Woodpecker
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Tree Swallow
22. Black-and-white Warbler
23. Eastern Phoebe**
24. American Robin*
25. Purple Finch (v)
26. Eastern Kingbird†
27. Savannah Sparrow
28. Brown-headed Cowbird
29. Tufted Titmouse (v)
30. Eastern Bluebird
31. Field Sparrow (v)
32. Wild Turkey (v)
33. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
34. Yellow-throated Vireo† (v)
35. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
36. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
37. Ruffed Grouse (booming)
38. Northern Cardinal** (v)
39. Downy Woodpecker (v)
40. Blue Jay** (v)

Elsewhere

41. European Starling
42. Chipping Sparrow
43. House Finch

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 

Snakes in the Grass

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Garter Snake scales, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 May 2017.

Garter Snake scales.

I’ve had snakes on my mind
these past few warming days,
knowing from past years they should be
on the move by now.

Veery, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 May 2017.

Veery.

I even glimpsed the tail of one
that slipped into the grass along the trail.

Following Jack on the trail this morning,
I heard a soft rustling
in the leaves near my hiking boots—
“A snake, I bet,” is what I thought,
although I caught sight of nothing.

Perhaps a hundred feet along I heard
a similar sound and spied
a garter snake taking its low-key leave.

Tufted Titmouse, Rockport, Maine, 20 May 2017.

Tufted Titmouse.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Ovenbird
4. White-breasted Nuthatch**
5. Red-eyed Vireo
6. American Goldfinch* (v)
7. American Robin*
8. Common Yellowthroat**
9. Veery
10. Northern Cardinal*
11. Osprey (v)
12. Gray Catbird*
13. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Mourning Dove**
16. American Crow*
17. Alder Flycatcher
18. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
19. Song Sparrow** (v)
20. Yellow Warbler**
21. Blue Jay (v)
22. Nashville Warbler
23. Brown Thrasher†
24. Eastern Phoebe*
25. Tree Swallow
26. Savannah Sparrow
27. Tufted Titmouse  (v)
28. Field Sparrow (v)
29. Turkey Vulture
30. Eastern Bluebird (v)
31. Purple Finch (v)
32. Scarlet Tanager (v)
33. American Redstart
34. Brown-headed Cowbird

Elsewhere

35. European Starling
36. Chipping Sparrow
37. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also Elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

Swainson’s Thrush

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Swainson’s Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 May 2017.

Swainson’s Thrush.

I’m delighted to report that, on this warm, windy morning, a Swainson’s Thrush stopped by to say hello.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird
2. Black-throated Green Warbler
3. American Robin
4. American Goldfinch
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. American Redstart
7. Eastern Phoebe
8. Swainson’s Thrush
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Red-eyed Vireo
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Mourning Dove
13. Black-and-white Warbler
14. Black-capped Chickadee
15. Hermit Thrush
16. Alder Flycatcher
17. Song Sparrow
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Tree Swallow
20. Double-crested Cormorant
21. Savannah Sparrow
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Field Sparrow
24. Northern Cardinal
25. Purple Finch
26. Common Raven
27. American Crow
28. Eastern Wood-pewee

Elsewhere

29. Chipping Sparrow
30. European Starling
31. House Finch
32. Herring Gull
34. Rock Pigeon
35. Common Grackle

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 

 
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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