12 December 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘red-winged blackbird’

Long Weekend at Monhegan

Monday, May 29th, 2017
Song Sparrow, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial day Weekend 2017.

Song Sparrow.

Philadelphia Vireo, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial day Weekend 2017.

Philadelphia Vireo.

Cattle Egret, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Cattle Egret.

Baltimore Oriole, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Baltimore Oriole.

Peregrine Falcon, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Peregrine Falcon.

Black-throated Green Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Black-throated Green Warbler.

 

Monhegan List
From midday Friday, 26 May 2016, to midday Monday, 29 May 2016, I hiked all over the island.
(Alphabetical list includes species seen from the ferry both to and from Monhegan.)

1. Alder Flycatcher (v)
2. American Black Duck
3. American Crow
4. American Goldfinch
5. American Redstart
6. American Robin
7. Atlantic Puffin
8. Baltimore Oriole
9. Belted Kingfisher
10. Black Guillemot
11. Black-and-white Warbler
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. Black-throated Green Warbler
14. Blackburnian Warbler
15. Blackpoll Warbler
16. Blue Jay
17. Brown Thrasher (v)
18. Canada Goose
19. Cattle Egret
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
22. Common Eider
23. Common Grackle
24. common Loon
25. common Raven
26. Common Tern
27. Common Yellowthroat
28. Double-crested Cormorant
29. Eastern Kingbird
30. Eastern Wood-pewee
31. European Starling
32. Gray Catbird
33. Great Black-backed gull
34. Great Blue Heron
35. Green Heron
36. Hairy Woodpecker
37. Herring Gull
38. Laughing Gull
39. Magnolia Warbler
40. Mallard
41. Mourning Dove
42. Mourning Warbler
43. Northern Cardinal
44. Northern Gannet
45. Northern Mockingbird
46. Northern Parula
47. Orange-crowned Warbler
48. Peregrine Falcon
49. Philadelphia Vireo
50. Purple Finch
51. Red-breasted Nuthatch
52. Red-eyed Vireo
53. Red-winged Blackbird
54. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
55. Roseate Tern
56. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
57. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (v)
58. Scarlet Tanager (v)
59. Song Sparrow
60. Sora
61. Tree Swallow
62. White-breasted Nuthatch
63. White-eyed Vireo
64. Yellow Warbler

v = Voice only

Beech Hill List
On 29 May 2017, beginning at 2:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Goldfinch (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
3. Eastern Towhee (v)
4. Song Sparrow (v)
5. American Crow
6. Tree Swallow
7. Turkey Vulture
8. Savannah Sparrow
9. Eastern Phoebe
10. Gray Catbird
11. Common Yellowthroat (v)
12. Northern Cardinal (v)

v = Voice only

Thrushes, Hawks, and an Ovenbird

Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Veery, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2017.

Veery.

Sun, light breeze, incoming birds, including first Veeries, Yellow Warblers, and Great Crested Flycatcher. One Veery was particularly agreeable—perching for a photo, hopping along the trail not far in front of Jack and me.

Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2017.

Hermit Thrush.

Saw an eagle, crows haranguing a raven, seven warblers species. And most exciting was a pair of Red-tailed Hawks that circled above the canopy as we descended the woods trail. The hawks were cool and unperturbed, taking their sweet time, as crows loudly escorted them above us. And one let out one of those rare amazing red-tail screams.

On a sad note: an Ovenbird lay dead at the back of Beech Nut, victim of an apparent window strike early this morning. I brought it down into the woods, where I could hear other Ovenbirds singing, and tossed it into some greenery by a stone wall—and right away a chipmunk poked its head out. And I thought, Oh great, that chipmunk’s gonna eat it.

But I suppose that’s just Nature’s way.

Fallen Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2017.

Fallen Ovenbird.

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

1. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
2. Black-throated Green Warbler
3. Ovenbird**
4. Black-and-white Warbler
5. Eastern Towhee
6. Common Yellowthroat
7. American Goldfinch**
8. Tufted Titmouse**
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Northern Parula
11. Black-capped Chickadee**
12. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
13. Blue Jay** (v)
14. Yellow-rumped Warbler
15. Gray Catbird**
16. Veery
17. Song Sparrow
18. Red-winged Blackbird
19. Yellow Warbler (v)
20. Tree Swallow
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Mourning Dove (v)
23. American Crow*
24. Brown-headed Cowbird
25. Herring Gull*
26. Northern Cardinal** (v)
27. American Robin*
28. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
29. White-throated Sparrow
30. Purple Finch (v)
31. Northern Flicker (v)
32. Bald Eagle
33. Common Raven
34. Red-tailed Hawk
35. Osprey (v)
36. Pileated Woodpecker
37. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)

Elsewhere

38. European Starling
39. House Finch (v)
40. Chipping sparrow
41. Rock Pigeon
42. House Sparrow

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

 

Late-April Gallery: Assorted Species

Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 April 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 April 2017.

Chipping Sparrow.

Black-and-white Warbler (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 April 2017.

Black-and-white Warbler (first of year).

A chipping sparrow collects a beakful of individual hairs shed by Jack, my dog. (Rockport, Maine, 29 April 2017.)

A chipping sparrow collects a beakful of individual hairs shed by Jack, my dog.

Eastern Phoebe, Rockport, Maine, 29 April 2017.

Eastern Phoebe.

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

1. American Robin*
2. Eastern Towhee
3. Black-and-white Warbler†
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Northern Cardinal**
6. Blue Jay
7. Brown-headed Cowbird
8. Common Grackle
9. Tufted Titmouse
10. American Crow*
11. Tree Swallow
12. Northern Flicker
13. Black-capped Chickadee**
14. Eastern Phoebe*
15. Song Sparrow
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. American Goldfinch
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Chipping Sparrow*
20. White-throated Sparrow
21. Herring Gull*
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. American Woodcock
24. Red-winged Blackbird
25. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
26. Hairy Woodpecker
27. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
28. Sharp-shinned Hawk

Elsewhere

29. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
30. Mourning Dove
31. Wild Turkey

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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