24 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘ruffed grouse’

Overcast Morn

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
American Goldfinch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 April 2018.

American Goldfinch.

An overcast morning. Not too cold, not too breezy. Birds about, many birds. Singing, lurking, gathering nest material, mating. First-of-year Ruby-crowned Kinglets today.

No raptors, though, on this overcast morn.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. American Crow*
4. Blue Jay** (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. American Robin*
7. Song Sparrow**
8. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
9. Ruffed Grouse
10. Eastern Phoebe**
11. Purple Finch (v)
12. Mourning Dove* (v)
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Northern Cardinal** (v)
15. Wild Turkey
16. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet†
18. Herring Gull*
19. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
20. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

21. Herring Gull
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Ring-billed Gull
24. European Starling
25. House Sparrow (v)

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

 

Chickadee

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 March 2018.

Black-capped Chickadee.

A lovely early March day—made lovelier by an obliging, photogenic chickadee.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Ruffed Grouse
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Herring Gull*

Elsewhere

6. Mourning Dove (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Ruff

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Eye of the Partridge, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 March 2018.

Eye of the Partridge.

Out of a dozen bird species seen or heard on the foggy, chilly hill this morning, I was most pleased to list Ruffed Grouse. “Ruff,” the hyper-territorial grouse, had not emerged for a couple days, and I wondered if somebody’d cooked and eaten him. But, no, there he was drumming over on his drumming stone, then emerging to check out Jack and me. Still worry about him, though.

Tomorrow we’re supposed to get a Big Wind.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Downy Woodpecker
4. Eastern Bluebird
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. American Robin (v)
7. American Goldfinch
8. Northern Flicker
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Blue Jay (v)
11. Dark-eyed Junco
12. Ruffed Grouse

Elsewhere

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

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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