27 July 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘red-tailed hawk’

After the Rain

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

After the rain today, I saw two roadside deer, heard four singing (and one chipping) sparrows, said hello to the a birch I know, and enjoyed time with my dog.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Northern Flicker
2. American Robin
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. Eastern Towhee
5. American Goldfinch
6. Gray Catbird**
7. Common Yellowthroat
8. Song Sparrow
9. Alder Flycatcher
10. Yellow Warbler (v)
11. Tree Swallow
12. Cedar Waxwing (v)
13. American Crow*
14. Herring Gull*
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. White-throated Sparrow (v)
17. Veery (v)
18. Savannah Sparrow
19. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
20. Common Raven (v)
21. Chipping Sparrow (v)
22. Black-capped Chickadee (v)

Elsewhere

23. Mourning Dove
24. Northern Cardinal
25. Rock Pigeon
26. Double-crested Cormorant
27. Red-tailed Hawk
28. European Starling

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

 

Windy Afternoon

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 June 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Red-tailed Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 June 2017.

Red-tailed Hawk.

The morning drizzled, but the midday blew.
First it blew the clouds away—
all but a few that left long, fast shadows.
Then it blew perching Savannah Sparrows
that had to use their wings like highwire tools
to keep their balance on leafy perches.

And it billowed the sails
of boats in the bay.

The wind also blew about the butterflies
whose flight always strikes me as
astonishingly deft for all their floppy appearance.

But a Red-tailed Hawk used the wind
expertly
to circle, circle in the blue.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 12:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
2. American Goldfinch*
3. Chipping Sparrow (v)
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. American Robin*
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Yellow Warbler (v)
8. Eastern Phoebe
9. Song Sparrow
10. Gray Catbird**
11. Savannah Sparrow
12. Herring Gull*
13. Tree Swallow
14. American Crow*
15. Red-tailed Hawk
16. Field Sparrow (v)
17. Red-eyed Vireo (v)

Elsewhere

18. Mourning Dove
19. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
20. Northern Cardinal

Harris’s Checkerspot, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 June 2017.

Harris’s Checkerspot.

Showery Day

Friday, June 16th, 2017
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 June 2017.

Song Sparrow.

On this gray, showery day, I saw some very young Canada Geese, took photos of a few wet songbirds, let Jack say hellow to some hard-working middle school students (taking a break), and said, aloud, as I always do, “I love this day.”

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Redstart (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
3. Ovenbird (v)
4. Yellow Warbler (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
6. Common Yellowthroat
7. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
8. American Robin
9. American Crow* (v)
10. Alder Flycatcher (v)
11. Cedar Waxwing
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. Eastern Phoebe**
14. American Goldfinch
15. Purple Finch (v)
16. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
17. Song Sparrow
18. Tree Swallow
19. Red-tailed Hawk
20. Gray Catbird**
21. Veery (v)
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Wood Thrush (v)
24. Northern Cardinal** (v)

Elsewhere

25. Mourning Dove
26. Herring Gull
27. Canada Goose
28. Common Grackle
29. Osprey

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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