24 September 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘red-tailed hawk’

Tiny Snake

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Tiny Garter Snake, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 September 2017.

Tiny Garter Snake/

Wind, humidity, haze. Had few birds on my list today, and got fewer bird photos. But I did get a pic of a snake.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow* (v)
2. Blue Jay (v)
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Northern Flicker** (v)
5. Song Sparrow
6. Cedar Waxwing
7. American Goldfinch*
8. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
9. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
10. Common Yellowthroat
11. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

12. Mourning Dove
13. Herring Gull
14. Rock Pigeon

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

 

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.

 
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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