1 May 2016 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘sharp-shinned hawk’

Winter cold

Monday, February 15th, 2016
Traces, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 February 2016.

Traces.

Very cold last night—below-zero (F) cold. But when I first checked, the temperature had risen to 4. And it continued to rise all day, as the bright early sun gave way to a luminous gray overcast. Little birds in the back yard, the flock of House Sparrows in downtown Camden, the flock of pigeons in Rockport Village.

Layers, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 February 2016.

Layers.

My Beech Hill hike with Jack was a bit frigid, but without yesterday’s outlandish wind chill. Encountered (and passed) only one little family attempting the climb—but apparently turning back, as we never saw them again.

On our way back home, I happened to see a Sharp-shinned Hawk flutter over into a yard where apparently was a feeder. Two doves came zipping out of the trees and crossed the road.

Supposed to get warm and rain tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow* (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Blue Jay (v)
6. House Sparrow
7. Herring Gull
8. Sharp-shinned Hawk
9. Mourning Dove
10. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

 

Lovely, overcast day

Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Spring remnant, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 November 2015.

Spring remnant.

Thanksgiving Day. I’m grateful for for strong legs, good eyes (long views), my hearing (birdsong), friends (past, present, and yet to come), family (alive and dead), sensitive souls generally, the tilt of our planet, the best daughter in the world, and this good dog o’ mine.

Captain Jack, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 November 2015.

Captain Jack.

Hit the hill in mid-morning. We were the only ones ther on the way up, but we met several people coming back down. Only two bird species (the commonest), but that’s OK.

Kind of a lovely, overcast day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*

Elsewhere

3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Blue Jay
5. Sharp-shinned Hawk

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

November already

Sunday, November 1st, 2015
The bay today, from Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 November 2015.

The bay today.

Rainy, raw, gray—with a taunting hint of sun. Took a chilly hike with Jack in mid-afternoon at Beech Hill, where I spied a solitary Sharp-shinned Hawk veering over the ochre-tinged landscape, fighting the wind.

November already.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Blue Jay**
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Sharp-shinned Hawk
4. American Crow* (v)

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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