23 January 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘northern harrier’

Gallery: Christmas Bird Count, Plus One

Sunday, December 17th, 2017
Intrepid bird counters, Rockland Breakwater, Rockland, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Intrepid bird counters.

Purple Sandpiper, Rockland Breakwater, Rockland, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Purple Sandpiper.

Purple Sandpiper, Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Purple Sandpiper.

Sharp-shinned Hawk, Rockport, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Pileated Woodpecker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Pileated Woodpecker.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 1:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee*
2. American Crow*
3. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
4. Pileated Woodpecker

Elsewhere (all on Christmas Bird Count list)

5. Canada Goose
6. American Black Duck
7. Mallard
8. Common Eider
9. Long-tailed Duck
10. Common Goldeneye
11. Bufflehead
12. Hooded Merganser
13. Common Merganser
14. Red-breasted Merganser
15. American Wigeon
16. Ring-necked Duck
17. Common Loon
18. Red-necked Grebe
19. Horned Grebe
20. Pied-billed Grebe
21. Bald Eagle
22. Northern Harrier
23. Sharp-shinned Hawk
24. American Coot
25. Purple Sandpiper
26. Bonaparte’s Gull
27. Ring-billed Gull
28. Herring Gull
29. Great Black-backed Gull
30. Black Guillemot
31. Downy Woodpecker
32. Blue Jay
33. Golden-crowned Kinglet
34. European Starling
35. Northern Cardinal
36. House Sparrow

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

 

Missed Chances

Sunday, November 5th, 2017
The bay today, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 November 2017.

The bay today.

On this nippy, windy, overcast morning—after a change back to Eastern Standard Time—I just missed: two photos of a vocal Pileated Woodpecker, a photo of a very near Golden-crowned Kinglet; a photo of a cruising Northern Harrier; a photo of a pair of trailside Snow Buntings.

Northern Harrier (swift blur), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 November 2017.

Northern Harrier (swift blur).

I did get a blurry photo of the harrier, at least.

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

1. Northern Cardinal** (v)
2. Pileated Woodpecker
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. Golden-crowned Kinglet
5. American Crow*
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
8. White-throated Sparrow (v)
9. Northern Harrier
10. Snow Bunting

Elsewhere

11. Herring Gull
13. European Starling (v)

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

 

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

 

 
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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