18 October 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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A Rangy Skein

Monday, October 16th, 2017
Skein of geese, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 October 2017.

Skein of geese.

Felt like fall today for a change: gray, windy, chilly, temperature dipping throughout the day. Emphasizing this point was the rangy southbound skein of Canada Geese I saw at the summit of the hill—tipped off by their voices.

Canada Geese, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 October 2017.

Canada Geese.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m.—and again at 2 p.m.—I hiked the open trail.

1. Blue Jay*
2. Mourning Dove
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. American Crow**
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Northern Harrier
8. Canada Goose
9. Red-tailed Hawk
10. White-breasted Nuthatch

Elsewhere

11. Rock Pigeon
12. Herring Gull
13. European Starling

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

 

’Rumps Everywhere

Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 October 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

A road race that ended at Beech Nut happened this gray early morning, and I didn’t manage to list many birds early, so Jack and I returned this sunny afternoon to list a few more. As usual this fall, the numbers were mostly Yellow-rumped Warblers. ’Rumps were everywhere.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m.—and again at 1:30 p.m.—I hiked the open trail.

1. Yellow-rumped Warbler
2. American Crow*
3. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
4. Song Sparrow
5. White-throated Sparrow (v)
6. American Goldfinch** (v)
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. Downy Woodpecker (v)
9. Palm Warbler
10. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
11. Common Raven (v)

Elsewhere

12. Rock Pigeon
13. Herring Gull
14. Tufted Titmouse

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

 

Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 October 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

A damp, drizzly day—one of a few to come, from what I understand, thanks to Hurricane Nate. Birds a-flit, photos barely fit for view.

Northern Harrier, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 October 2017.

Northern Harrier.

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

1. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
5. American Crow*
6. Song Sparrow (v)
7. Herring Gull*
8. Eastern Towhee (v)
9. Turkey Vulture
10. Northern Harrier
11. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

v = Voice only
*Also 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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