18 October 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘mourning dove’

A Rangy Skein

Monday, October 16th, 2017
Skein of geese, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 October 2017.

Skein of geese.

Felt like fall today for a change: gray, windy, chilly, temperature dipping throughout the day. Emphasizing this point was the rangy southbound skein of Canada Geese I saw at the summit of the hill—tipped off by their voices.

Canada Geese, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 October 2017.

Canada Geese.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m.—and again at 2 p.m.—I hiked the open trail.

1. Blue Jay*
2. Mourning Dove
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. American Crow**
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Northern Harrier
8. Canada Goose
9. Red-tailed Hawk
10. White-breasted Nuthatch

Elsewhere

11. Rock Pigeon
12. Herring Gull
13. European Starling

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

 

Fog and Warblers

Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 October 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Yellow-rumps. Yellow-rumps everywhere.

Eastern Chipmunk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 October 2017.

Eastern Chipmunk.

I’ve heard the familiar dry little chips of Yellow-rumped Warblers every day for weeks. Fall migration this year is particularly full of them—more than even usual. (And they’re usually common.) I wonder if prevailing winds have blown them southeastward from Canada’s expanses. Or perhaps they fledged in record numbers.

I must say I’m fond of these hardy warblers—even when they’re everywhere. As they were this foggy morning.

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

1. Blue Jay* (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. American Crow** (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Song Sparrow
6. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

7. Mourning Dove

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

 

Gallery: Fall Migration

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

White-throated Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

White-throated Sparrow.

Turkey Vulture, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Turkey Vulture.

Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Palm Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Palm Warbler.

Red-tailed Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 October 2017.

Red-tailed Hawk.

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. Purple Finch (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
8. Gray Catbird
9. Hermit Thrush
10. Palm Warbler
11. Song Sparrow
12. White-throated Sparrow
13. Golden Crowned Kinglet (v)
14. Mourning Dove
15. Eastern Towhee (v)
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. American Crow*
18. Canada Goose (v)
19. Turkey Vulture
20. Northern Flicker (v)
21. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

22. Chipping Sparrow
23. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
24. European Starling

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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