23 January 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘sharp-shinned hawk’

Gallery: Christmas Bird Count, Plus One

Sunday, December 17th, 2017
Intrepid bird counters, Rockland Breakwater, Rockland, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Intrepid bird counters.

Purple Sandpiper, Rockland Breakwater, Rockland, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Purple Sandpiper.

Purple Sandpiper, Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Purple Sandpiper.

Sharp-shinned Hawk, Rockport, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Pileated Woodpecker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 December 2017.

Pileated Woodpecker.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 1:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee*
2. American Crow*
3. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
4. Pileated Woodpecker

Elsewhere (all on Christmas Bird Count list)

5. Canada Goose
6. American Black Duck
7. Mallard
8. Common Eider
9. Long-tailed Duck
10. Common Goldeneye
11. Bufflehead
12. Hooded Merganser
13. Common Merganser
14. Red-breasted Merganser
15. American Wigeon
16. Ring-necked Duck
17. Common Loon
18. Red-necked Grebe
19. Horned Grebe
20. Pied-billed Grebe
21. Bald Eagle
22. Northern Harrier
23. Sharp-shinned Hawk
24. American Coot
25. Purple Sandpiper
26. Bonaparte’s Gull
27. Ring-billed Gull
28. Herring Gull
29. Great Black-backed Gull
30. Black Guillemot
31. Downy Woodpecker
32. Blue Jay
33. Golden-crowned Kinglet
34. European Starling
35. Northern Cardinal
36. House Sparrow

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

 

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

 

 
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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