24 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘mallard’

April Owl

Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Snowy Owl, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 April 2018.

Snowy Owl.

I can tell you for sure that, on my daily hike this morning with dog, I did not expect to encounter a young male Snowy Owl. Below is a little video.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. American Goldfinch (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Song Sparrow**
5. American Robin*
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Snowy Owl
8. Herring Gull*
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. White-throated Sparrow†

Elsewhere

11. Rock Pigeon
12. Mallard

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

Eider

Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Common Eider, Rockland Breakwater, Rockland, Maine, 07 April 2018.

Common Eider.

Awoke to four or five inches of fresh snow all over everything, spread evenly, pearly white. Jack and I were first up the main trail, and there were a few birds about, but none accommodating enough for photos.

So this afternoon we took a little walk to the end of the breakwater, where we encountered an eider duck at high tide.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Song Sparrow* (v)
2. American Goldfinch** (v)
3. American Crow*
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. American Robin* (v)
6. Purple Finch (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

8. Mourning Dove
9. Herring Gull
10. Northern Cardinal
11. Turkey Vulture
12. Common Eider
13. Common Loon
14. Mallard

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

 

Little April Snow

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 April 2018.

Eastern Bluebird.

A bright, brisk morning with clouds flying by. Temps around freezing kept mud to a minimum, but there weren’t a whole lot of birds around. Although I did watch a bluebird, a phoebe, and a robin flitting about the same little blueberry field for a while.

This was all before the little April snow.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. American Goldfinch** (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Eastern Bluebird
5. Eastern Phoebe
6. American Robin
7. American Crow*
8. Song Sparrow
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

10. Herring Gull
11. House Finch
12. Red-winged Blackbird
13. Mallard
14. 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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