18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Bluebirds

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 October 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

Encountered a few bluebirds at the end of today’s nippy morning Beech Hill Hike. A hearty species, the Eastern Bluebird.

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

1. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Purple Finch (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. American Crow*
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. American Robin (v)
8. Turkey Vulture
9. Blue Jay**
10. Hairy Woodpecker
11. Eastern Bluebird

Elsewhere

12.Herring Gull

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

 

Meadowhawks

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
American Crows, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 October 2017.

American Crows.

If yesterday was Monarch day, today was for Autumn Meadowhawks. Saw quite a few of the little dragonflies at the summit this morning. Also notable: heard a Snow Bunting fly over. [Note: on first hearing these species each year, I seem invariably to confuse the flight calls of Snow Buntings and Horned Larks.]

Autumn Meadowhawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 October 2017.

Autumn Meadowhawk.

Took an afternoon hike also. The crows seem to be gathering for their annual convention.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m.—and again at 4 p.m.—I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. American Goldfinch (v)
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Purple Finch (v)
5. American Robin (v)
6. Song Sparrow (v)
7. American Crow**
8. Blue Jay** (v)
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)
10. White-throated Sparrow (v)
11. Snow Bunting (v)
12. Northern Flicker (v)
13. White-breasted Nuthatch
14. Hairy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

15. Rock Pigeon
16. Herring Gull

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

 

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

 

 
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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