20 October 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Before the Rains

Monday, October 9th, 2017
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 October 2017.

Song Sparrow.

Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 October 2017.

Chipping Sparrow.

Before the rains
Two sparrows came.

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

1. Blue Jay**
2. American Crow*
3. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
4. American Robin
5. Downy Woodpecker (v)
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
9. Song Sparrow
10. Tufted Titmouse (v)
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. Chipping Sparrow
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
14. Gray Catbird (v)
15. American Goldfinch (v)
16. Northern Flicker (v)
17. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)

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

 

October Birds

Friday, October 6th, 2017
Northern Harrier, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 October 2017.

Northern Harrier.

Northern Harriers are my favorite raptors, I’m pretty sure. Their dependable arrival in October, their low, graceful, circuitous flight, their close attention to the barrens, even their seeming patience with crows—all add up to the kind of bird you’d just like to get to know. I was delighted to see one roaming the hill this afternoon.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 October 2017.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

It made me happy also to come upon little flocks of both Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets. October birds, to me, exemplify the perfection of the season.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9 a.m.—and again at 4 p.m.—I hiked the open trail.

1. Blue Jay**
2. Golden-crowned Kinglet
3. Eastern Towhee (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. American Crow*
6. Song Sparrow
7. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
8. Northern Flicker
9. American Robin
10. European Starling
11. White-throated Sparrow
12. Gray Catbird (v)
13. Hermit Thrush
14. Eastern Phoebe
15. Northern Harrier
16. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
17. Pileated Woodpecker

Elsewhere

18. Rock Pigeon

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

 

Corvids

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
American Crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 October 2017.

American Crow.

Crows and jays and ravens—oh, my.

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. American Crow*
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Black-capped Chickadee**
5. Eastern Towhee (v)
6. American Goldfinch (v)
7. Common Raven
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9. White-throated Sparrow
10. Song Sparrow
11. American Robin (v)
12. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
13. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)

Elsewhere

14. Northern Cardinal
15. Mourning Dove
16. Chipping Sparrow

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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