12 December 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘morning dove’

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
White-breasted Nuthatch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 December 2017.

White-breasted Nuthatch.

Big rains overnight left the trail a bit muddy this morning, but that didn’t bother Jack, the birds, or me. Little birds were poking about in the trees encircling the parking lot, and crows were circling the summit. The temperature neared 50 degrees (F)—but then started to dip come evening, when a bright spattering of stars came out.

American Crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 December 2017.

American Crow.

I can dig a good spattering of stars.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. White-breasted Nuthatch
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Herring Gull*
6. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
7. Blue Jay (v)
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

9. Mallard
10. Morning Dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Youngsters Everywhere

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Young Eastern Phoebe at play, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 August 2017.

Young Eastern Phoebe at play.

Hopping and flitting and fiddling around the hill this morning were many of this year’s crop of new birds. Juvie Song Sparrows chasing each other. Cedar Waxwings, all gawky and freckled, perched atop the spruces, catching flies. The youthful caw! of a very young crow.

You’ve gotta grow up in a hurry around here.

Beech Hill List

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Gray Catbird
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. Yellow Warbler
6. Eastern Towhee
7. American Goldfinch
8. Downy Woodpecker
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. American Crow* (v)
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Song Sparrow
13. Eastern Phoebe
14. Cedar Waxwing*
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
17. Northern Flicker (v)
18. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)

Elsewhere

19. Morning Dove
20. Herring Gull

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

 

Gallery: Bird Parents

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Common Yellowthroat.

Eastern Towhee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Eastern Towhee.

Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Chipping Sparrow.

Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Yellow Warbler.

Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Gray Catbird.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
3. Common Yellowthroat**
4. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
5. Eastern Towhee
6. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Yellow Warbler
8. American Robin (v)
9. American Goldfinch**
10. Song Sparrow**
11. Ovenbird (v)
12. Chipping Sparrow*
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Northern Cardinal (v)
15. Gray Catbird
16. Downy Woodpecker
17. Savannah Sparrow
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Morning Dove*
21. Northern Flicker
22. Common Raven
23. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
24. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
25. Wood Thrush (v)
26. Veery (v)

Elsewhere

27. House Finch
28. 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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