26 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘mourning dove’

Swallows Galore

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Tree Swallow pair, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 April 2018.

Tree Swallow pair.

Had a first-of-year kingfisher today. Wouldn’t have noticed it flying over the hill had it not rattled out the species typical call. Not the first year I’ve seen them fly over. Maybe the third?

Tree Swallow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 April 2018.

Tree Swallow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 April 2018.

Otherwise, quite a few species moving through. Plus, woodpeckers.

Mostly just swallows galore.

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

1. Song Sparrow**
2.Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. American Goldfinch
4. Blue Jay
5. Downy Woodpecker (v)
6. Tree Swallow
7. Northern Flicker
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. American Robin (v)
10. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
11. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
12. Herring Gull*
13. American Crow*
14. Northern Harrier
15. Common Raven
16. Eastern Bluebird
17. Northern Cardinal** (v)
18. Belted Kingfisher

Elsewhere

19. Mourning Dove
20. House Finch
21. Rock Pigeon
22. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

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

A Few Photos.

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 April 2018.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Wild Turkey, Rockport, Maine, 23 April 2018.

Wild Turkey.

Three crows and redtail, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 April 2018.

Three crows and redtail.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 April 2018.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Common Raven, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 April 2018.

Common Raven.

Eastern Phoebe, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 April 2018.

Eastern Phoebe.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse
2. Song Sparrow
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5. American Robin
6. American Goldfinch
7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
8. Tree Swallow
9. Eastern Phoebe
10. Red-bellied Woodpecker
11. American Crow
12. Blue Jay
13. Eastern Bluebird
14. Herring Gull
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. Common Raven
17. Merlin
18. Osprey
19. Red-tailed Hawk
20. Golden-crowned Kinglet

Elsewhere

21. Wild Turkey
22. Mourning Dove
23. Great Blue Heron
24. Rock Pigeon

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

 

Falcons

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
American Kestrel, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 April 2018.

American Kestrel.

Sun and sky and breeze and falcons. A kestrel. A merlin. Two more kestrels. Also a couple other hawks—a broad-wing and a harrier—and assorted other April species.

Kestrel on the bluebird box, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 April 2018.

Kestrel on the bluebird box.

A good morning.

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

1. Song Sparrow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. American Goldfinch** (v)
5. American Robin (v)
6. Eastern Phoebe*
7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
8. American Kestrel
9. Tree Swallow
10. Northern Flicker
11. American Crow*
12. Herring Gull* (v)
13. Merlin
14. Broad-winged Hawk
15. Eastern Bluebird
16. Hermit Thrush
17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
18. Northern Harrier

Elsewhere

19. Mourning Dove
20. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
21. Turkey Vulture

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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