18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘purple finch’

Halloween Warbler

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Yellow Warbler, Rockport, Maine, 31 October 2017.

Yellow Warbler.

Twenty-four hours after the storm this morning, birds were hopping about in the sunlight of my back dooryard. Cardinals, chickadees, goldfinches. But I’ve gotta say I didn’t expect to see a little Yellow Warbler stop by.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Golden-crowned Kinglet
4. American Crow*
5. Purple Finch (v)
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Song Sparrow (v)
8. Northern Flicker

Elsewhere

9. American Goldfinch (v)
10. Northern Cardinal
11. Yellow Warbler
12. Rock Pigeon
13. Herring Gull
14. European Starling

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

 

Song Sparrow in the Fog

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 October 2017.

Song Sparrow.

Flushed a grouse this morning. Spooked a few Red Squirrels. Took a photo of a young Song Sparrow.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. American Crow*
5. Golden-crowned Kinglet
6. Ruffed Grouse
7. Blue Jay** (v)
8. Northern Flicker
9. American Robin (v)
10. Song Sparrow
11. White-throated Sparrow
12. Purple Finch (v)
13. Pileated Woodpecker* (v)

Elsewhere

14. Herring Gull
15. 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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