18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Taste of Fall

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Black-throated Green Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 September 2017.

Black-throated Green Warbler.

The weather has changed. You can tell a cold font’s about to arrive. This morning the wind had changed direction, and the sky had filled with clouds, and the birds seemed scarce and nervous.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 September 2017.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Until dog and I got nearly back to the Beech Hill parking lot, when suddenly we encountered a little fallout. Warblers mostly—yellow-rump, a Black-throated Blue, a Black-throated Green. Also a kinglet or two.

A hawk on the hill, a hawk in town, a brisk, fragrant breeze.

The taste of fall.

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

1. Yellow-rumped Warbler
2. Blue Jay**
3. American Robin (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Northern Flicker
6. American Goldfinch (v)
7. Cedar Waxwing (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Song Sparrow
10. Eastern Towhee (v)
11. Bald Eagle
12. Eastern Bluebird (v)
13. Gray Catbird (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat (v)
15. Turkey Vulture*
16. Northern Cardinal (v)
17. Sharp-shinned Hawk
18. Black-throated Green Warbler
19. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
20. Black-throated Blue Warbler

Elsewhere

21. Rock Pigeon
22. Red-tailed Hawk
23. Herring Gull
24. House Sparrow

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

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

 

Gallery: Assorted Birds

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
American Robins, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 April 2017.

American Robins.

Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 April 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Turkey Vulture, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 April 2017.

Turkey Vulture.

Dark-eyed Junco, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 April 2017.

Dark-eyed Junco.

Dark-eyed Junco, Rockport, Maine, 08 April 2017.

Dark-eyed Junco.

Warm, muddy, gray, interesting,
mobbed with assorted spring birds.

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

1. American Robin
2. Blue Jay
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Tufted Titmouse
5. American Crow
6. Northern Cardinal
7. Mourning Dove
8. Herring Gull
9. Horned Lark
10. Sharp-shinned Hawk
11. White-breasted Nuthatch
12. Dark-eyed Junco
13. Downy Woodpecker
14. Turkey Vulture
15. Common Grackle

Elsewhere

16. American Goldfinch
17. Wild Turkey

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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