31 July 2016 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘sharp-shinned hawk’

Stately Savannah

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Savannah sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 July 2016.

Savannah sparrow.

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

1. Gray Catbird*
2. Eastern Towhee**
3. American Goldfinch*
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler
5. Common Raven (v)
6. Sharp-shinned Hawk
7. Cedar Waxwing
8. Song Sparrow**
9. Savannah Sparrow
10. Common Yellowthroat
11. Field Sparrow (v)
12. American Crow* (v)
13. American Robin
14. Tufted Titmouse (v)
15. Alder Flycatcher (v)
16. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
17. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
18. Northern Cardinal** (v)


19. Herring Gull
20. Turkey Vulture
21. Mourning Dove
22. Chipping Sparrow (v)

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


A Black-and-white Warbler

Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 May 2016.

Black-and-white Warbler

Occasionally you get a break.
Sometimes you manage not to fall down in the muck,
but instead wind up with
a photo of a Black-and-white Warbler.

Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 May 2015.

Yellow Warbler.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird** (v)
2. American Goldfinch** (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler**
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
6. Tufted Titmouse (v)
7. American Robin* (v)
8. Black-capped Chickadee*
9. Veery
10. Gray Catbird**
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Black-and-white Warbler**
13. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
14. Downy Woodpecker (v)
15. Nashville Warbler (v)
16. Mourning Dove*
17. American Crow*
18. Northern Cardinal* (v)
19. Yellow Warbler
20. Northern Parula (v)
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Tree Swallow
23. Blue Jay (v)
24. Broad-winged Hawk
25. Song Sparrow**
26. Savannah Sparrow
27. Osprey
28. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
29. Purple Finch (v)
30. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
31. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
32. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
33. Hermit Thrush** (v)
34. Eastern Phoebe
35. Herring Gull*
36. Sharp-shinned Hawk


37. European Starling
38. Mallard

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


Winter cold

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


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.


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


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


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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