29 April 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘pileated woodpecker’

Finch and Phobe: A Photo Essay

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
House Finch, Rockport, Maine, 27 April 2017.

House Finch.

Eastern Phoebe, Rockport, Maine, 27 April 2017.

Eastern Phoebe.

Finch and Phoebe, Rockport, Maine, 27 April 2017.

Finch and Phoebe.

Alert, Rockport, Maine, 27 April 2017.

Alert.

Attack, Rockport, Maine, 27 April 2017.

Attack!

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

1. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
2. Northern Cardinal** (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee*
4. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. American Crow*
6. Eastern Towhee
7. White-throated Sparrow (v)
8. Brown-headed Cowbird
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Eastern Phoebe*
11. Tree Swallow
12. Northern Flicker (v)
13. Song Sparrow**
14. American Robin*
15. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
16. Purple Finch (v)
17. American Goldfinch (v)
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Downy Woodpecker (v)
20. Savannah Sparrow (v)
21. Herring Gull* (v)

Elsewhere

22. Chipping Sparrow
23. House Finch
24. Rock Pigeon
25. European Starling
26. Cedar Waxwing
27. House Sparrow
28. Double-crested Cormorant

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

Finch and Turkey

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
American Goldfinch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2017.

American Goldfinch.

Today at Beech Hill, as Jack and I rounded a corner near the summit, I spied a male goldfinch perched in a budding tree. The tree grew below us on the hillside, and the finch sat at about eye level, the far fields behind it. I took his photo and proceeded up the trail, where we spooked a Wild Turkey, which ran away.

White-throated Sparrow, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2017.

White-throated Sparrow.

Back home, I came upon a White-throated Sparrow scratching in last year’s fallen leaves.

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

1. American Robin*
2. Northern Cardinal**
3. Blue Jay
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Eastern Towhee
6. American Crow*
7. Herring Gull*
8. White-throated Sparrow* (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Brown-headed Cowbird
11. Purple Finch (v)
12. Eastern Phoebe
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
14. Pileated Woodpecker
15. Song Sparrow**
16. Black-capped Chickadee**
17. Field Sparrow (v)
18. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
19. Northern Flicker
2o. Wild Turkey

Elsewhere

21. Chipping Sparrow (v)
22. Mourning Dove
23. Rock Pigeon
24. European Starling

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

Runaway Wild Turkey, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2017.

Runaway Wild Turkey.

Kestrel

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
American Kestrel, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 April 2017.

American Kestrel.

“There he is,” I said to Jack upon catching site of our first-of-year kestrel. I’ve had my eye peeled for several days for this dependable April arrival.

(And, yes, I talk to my dog.)

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

1. Northern Cardinal (v)
2. American Robin*
3. Eastern Towhee (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Blue Jay (v)
6. American Crow*
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Pileated Woodpecker
9. Brown-headed Cowbird
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
11. American Kestrel†
12. Purple Finch (v)
13. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
14. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
15. Red-winged Blackbird
16. Canada Goose (v)

Elsewhere

17. House Finch
18. Herring Gull
19. Chipping Sparrow (v)
20. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

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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