24 September 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘field sparrow’

Blue Sky and Hummingbirds

Monday, August 7th, 2017
Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 August 2017.

Cedar Waxwing.

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

Eastern Bluebird.

On a cool, cool morning
under a blue, blue sky
I heard hummingbirds chattering to each other
and looked up to see them chasing,
two ruby-throated hummingbirds,
chasing fast.

I heard and saw them later, too—
at least I assume they were the same birds
I saw in the earlier chase,
zipping about and talking to each other.
And a third time I saw them,
chasing a phoebe.

Later, I saw one of the hummingbirds
perhaps a young one,
fleeing what looked like two bees.

Fireweed, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 August 2017.

Fireweed.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler
5. Song Sparrow**
6. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
7. Chipping Sparrow
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Gray Catbird
10. American Crow* (v)
11. Hermit Thrush (v)
12. Mourning Dove*
13. Blue Jay (v)
14. Eastern Phoebe
15. Cedar Waxwing**
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Alder Flycatcher (v)
18. Savannah Sparrow
19. Field Sparrow (v)
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. Barn Swallow
24. Eastern Bluebird

Elsewhere

25. Rock Pigeon
26. Osprey
27. Herring Gull

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

 

Gallery: More Youngsters

Friday, August 4th, 2017
Eastern Towhee (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 August 2017.

Eastern Towhee (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve.

Broad-winged Hawk (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 August 2017.

Broad-winged Hawk (juvie).

Eastern Phoebe (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 August 2017.

Eastern Phoebe (juvie).

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Eastern Bluebird (v)
3. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
4. Eastern Towhee
5. American Goldfinch**
6. American Robin*
7. Alder Flycatcher
8. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
9. Broad-winged Hawk
10. Northern Cardinal (v)
11. Gray Catbird
12. Hermit Thrush (v)
13. Song Sparrow**
14. Northern Flicker (v)
15. Cedar Waxwing**
16. Eastern Phoebe
17. American Crow*
18. Common Raven (v)
19. Savannah Sparrow
20. White-throated Sparrow (v)
21. Common Yellowthroat
22. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
23. Purple Finch
24. Least Flycatcher (v)
25. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
26. Field Sparrow (v)
27. Barn Swallow
28. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Elsewhere

29. Wild Turkey
30. Mourning Dove
31. Herring Gull

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

 

That Awkward Age

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 August 2017.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (juvie).

Birds abound at Beech Hill these days—the majority of them (seemingly, at least) youngsters. Like the juvie phoebe I watched begin to scratch its head with its feet, then fall fluttering from its perch. Or the young chasing robins. Or the pair of teenage towhees, or the one lone young grosbeak.

American Robin (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 August 2017.

American Robin (juvie).

Ah, that awkward age.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. American Robin
3. Eastern Bluebird
4. Eastern Towhee
5. American Goldfinch**
6. Gray Catbird
7. Common Yellowthroat**
8. American Crow*
9. Hermit Thrush (v)
10. Alder Flycatcher
11. Song Sparrow**
12. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
13. Eastern Phoebe
14. Northern Cardinal**
15. Purple Finch
16. Field Sparrow (v)
17. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
18. Cedar Waxwing**
19. Barn Swallow
20. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
21. Savannah Sparrow

Elsewhere

22. Downy Woodpecker (v)
23. Rock Pigeon
24. 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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