22 February 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘herring gull’

An American Tree Sparrow

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
American Tree Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 February 2018.

American Tree Sparrow.

Saw an American Tree Sparrow in the fog this morning. It posed for me.

(Then, later, I witnessed a Ruffed Grouse drumming.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Tufted Titmouse (v)
2. American Crow*
3. American Robin
4. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
5. Northern Cardinal (v)
6. American Tree Sparrow
7. Ruffed Grouse
8. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

9. Herring Gull
10. Mourning Dove
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Mallard

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

 

I Love Days Like This

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 February 2018.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Rain, drizzle, fog, thaw. Temps above freezing all day. On this morning’s hike I encountered out a diverse bunch of birds—including a little flock of yellow-rumps and a lone American Tree Sparrow. [As I was about to photograph the sparrow, a loose dog, far from his master, trotted up to greet me and Jack, so I missed it.]

American Robin, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 February 2018.

American Robin.

I love days like this.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Eastern Bluebird
3. American Goldfinch**
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. American Robin
6. Black-capped Chickadee* (v)
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. American Tree Sparrow
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Northern Cardinal (v)

Elsewhere

11. Herring Gull
12. Mourning Dove
13. House Finch (v)
14. Rock Pigeon

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

 

My Pal “Ruff”

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Ruffed Grouse, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 February 2017.

Ruffed Grouse.

This sunny, breezy, lovely morning, I hiked with Jack to the accompaniment of Eastern Bluebirds and Blue Jays, then returned to encounter—again—my Ruffed Grouse friend. I’ve taken to calling him “Ruff.”

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. Eastern Bluebird (v)
3. American Crow*
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee*
6. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
7. Ruffed Grouse

Elsewhere

8. American Robin
9. Herring Gull
10. Northern Cardinal (v)

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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