29 May 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘purple finch’

Swallow Afterglow

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Tree Swallow (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 May 2017.

Tree Swallow (female).

On the green hill today I watched
Tree Swallows perch on trail-side posts.
A male would rise, approach its mate,

And if she would allow it, he
Would couple with her, and depart.
Then she’d just perch in afterglow.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Ovenbird**
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee*
5. Hermit Thrush
6. American Crow*
7. Yellow Warbler*
8. Gray Catbird*
9. Common Yellowthroat**
10. Veery (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
13. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
14. Mourning Dove**
15. Alder Flycatcher
16. Scarlet Tanager (v)
17. Song Sparrow**
18. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
19. Tree Swallow
20. Chipping Sparrow*
21. Purple Finch
22. Eastern Phoebe*
23. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
24. Blue Jay (v)
25. Savannah Sparrow
26. Northern Cardinal** (v)
27. Eastern Bluebird
28. Eastern Kingbird
29. American Goldfinch**
30. Tufted Titmouse (v)
31. White-breasted Nuthatch
32. American Robin*
33. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
34. Cedar Waxwing† (v)
35. Nashville Warbler
36. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
37. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
38. Northern Parula (v)

Elsewhere

39. European Starling
40. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 

Forty Species

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 May 2017.

Ovenbird.

This partly damp, partly sunny morning, I saw a kingbird and heard a Yellow-throated Warbler.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Red-eyed Vireo
3. American Goldfinch*
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Hermit Thrush
6. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Yellow Warbler*
9. American Redstart**
10. Gray Catbird**
11. Common Yellowthroat
12. Veery (v)
13. Mourning Dove** (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Scarlet Tanager (v)
16. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
17. Alder Flycatcher (v)
18. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
19. Pileated Woodpecker
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Tree Swallow
22. Black-and-white Warbler
23. Eastern Phoebe**
24. American Robin*
25. Purple Finch (v)
26. Eastern Kingbird†
27. Savannah Sparrow
28. Brown-headed Cowbird
29. Tufted Titmouse (v)
30. Eastern Bluebird
31. Field Sparrow (v)
32. Wild Turkey (v)
33. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
34. Yellow-throated Vireo† (v)
35. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
36. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
37. Ruffed Grouse (booming)
38. Northern Cardinal** (v)
39. Downy Woodpecker (v)
40. Blue Jay** (v)

Elsewhere

41. European Starling
42. Chipping Sparrow
43. House Finch

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 

Woodpecker Art

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 May 2017.

Red-bellied Woodpecker.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird
3. Eastern Phoebe*
4. American Robin*
5. Black-and-white Warbler
6. Common Loon (v)
7. American Goldfinch** (v)
8. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
10. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Scarlet Tanager (v)
13. Mourning Dove** (v)
14. Gray Catbird*
15. Broad-winged Hawk
16. Common Yellowthroat
17. Yellow Warbler
18. Alder Flycatcher (v)
19. Blue Jay
20. Song Sparrow (v)
21. Hermit Thrush
22. American Crow*
23. American Redstart**
24. Great Crested Flycatcher
25. Tree Swallow
26. Eastern Bluebird (v)
27. Ruby-throated Hummingbird†
28. Tufted Titmouse (v)
29. Purple Finch (v)
30. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
33. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)

Elsewhere

34. Chipping Sparrow
35. Northern Cardinal
36. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 

 
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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