24 June 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘rock pigeon’

Foggy Morning

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2017.

Gray Catbird.

Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2017.

Common Yellowthroat.

American Redstart, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2017.

American Redstart.

Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2017.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

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

Elsewhere

27. Rock Pigeon
28. Herring Gull

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

 

Everywhere Phoebes

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Eastern Phoebe, Rockport, Maine, 14 June 2017.

Eastern Phoebe.

Everywhere I go lately I see phoebes. Or hear them. Or watch them flit from perch to perch. Or admire how their tails flick up and down. Or look at their layered nests on ledges or porch lights, protected from the rain. Or peer up at the beaks of nestlings ready to fly.

The world is improved by the presence of phoebes.

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

1. Chipping Sparrow*
2. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
3. American Redstart**
4. Purple Finch (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
6. Eastern Towhee
7. American Robin*
8. American Goldfinch
9. Mourning Dove** (v)
10. Alder Flycatcher
11. Northern Cardinal (v)
12. Song Sparrow
13. Common Yellowthroat
14. Cedar Waxwing
15. Yellow Warbler
16. Black-capped Chickadee
17. Ovenbird (v)
18. Tree Swallow
19. Eastern Phoebe*
20. Gray Catbird
21. Common Raven
22. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)

Elsewhere

23. House Finch (v)
24. Rock Pigeon
25. Common Grackle
26. Blue Jay (v)

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

 

Nature’s Little Gifts

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Eastern Phoebe, Rockport, Maine, 13 June 2017.

Eastern Phoebe.

This warm morning
I happened to see
a little female Ruby-throated Hummingbird
zip up to the iris patch
out my kitchen window
and hover a while.

Not long after,
on the way to our morning hike,
Jack and I both caught site of a young deer
—a yearling, looked like—
bounding gracefully
over hedgerows and across fields
right along side of us,
keeping pace for a couple hundred yards.
Fun for us both.

Then we saw a turkey.

Nature’s little gifts.

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

1. Wild Turkey
2. American Robin
3. Red-eyed Vireo
4. American Redstart
5. Chestnut-sided Warbler
6. Common Yellowthroat
7. Black-and-white Warbler
8. Hairy Woodpecker
9. American Goldfinch
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Song Sparrow
12. Alder Flycatcher
13. Hermit Thrush
14. Cedar Waxwing
15. Black-capped Chickadee
16. Tree Swallow
17. Ovenbird
18. Savannah Sparrow
19. Eastern Phoebe
20. Gray Catbird
21. Yellow Warbler
22. Veery
23. Field Sparrow
24. Tufted Titmouse
25. Northern Cardinal
26. Wood Thrush

Elsewhere

27. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
28. Chipping Sparrow
29. Rock Pigeon
30. House Sparrow

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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