12 December 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘mourning dove’

Robins

Monday, November 27th, 2017
American Robin, Rockport, Maine, 27 November 2017.

American Robin.

Saw a robin at Beech Hill this morning. Saw a robin across the road this afternoon.

Pretty sure they might be down from Canada.

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

1. American Robin*
2. American Crow*
3. American Goldfinch** (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee**
6. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull
8. European Starling
9. Mallard
10. Rock Pigeon
11. Mourning Dove
12. House Sparrow (v)

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

 

Chickadees and Buntings

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 November 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

I had a conversation with a little gang of Black-capped Chickadees this nippy morning at Beech Hill. I always have conversations with chickadees—any time I see ’em. We understand each other.

Crow chase, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 November 2017.

Crow chase.

I also encountered—for the third time this fall—Snow Buntings. Well, today, just one bunting, although I did spook two or three a few days back. I hear we’re supposed to get a little dusting of snow soon. Maybe.

Well, surely we will… eventually.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. American Goldfinch
4. Common Raven (v)
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. Blue Jay*
7. Downy Woodpecker (v)
8. Snow Bunting (v)

Elsewhere

9. Herring Gull
10. Northern Cardinal (v)
11. European Starling
12. Mourning Dove

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

 

How to Photograph a Warbler

Friday, October 27th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 October 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

First, find a warbler—
or, better still, a flock.
Then walk slowly to a place
where the sun is between you
and the flock of warblers.

Then just stand there
for as long as it takes
for one of the birds
to tee up on a branch nearby
and pose for a portrait.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Yellow-rumped Warbler
3. Northern Cardinal (v)
4. Herring Gull*
5. American Crow*
6. Purple Finch (v)
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. Song Sparrow (v)
9. American Goldfinch** (v)

Elsewhere

10. Mourning Dove
11. Mallard
12. Rock Pigeon

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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