23 January 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘snow bunting’

Itchy Chickadee

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 January 2018.

Black-capped Chickadee.

This sunny winter’s morning, with fresh snow all about, I came upon an itchy chickadee.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 11 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. American Robin
4. Snow Bunting (v)
5. American Goldfinch (v)
8. White-breasted Nuthatch**
7. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
8. Hairy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

9. Herring Gull

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

 

Evaporation

Friday, January 12th, 2018
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 January 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Temps rising into the 40s (F) today, with a good breeze and an occasional drizzle. Outside, thick mists rose from remnant snow banks and floated away in the wind. A ghostly evaporation. Several mostly smaller birds took advantage of the warmth to hold little browsing parties.

Ghostly mist, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 January 2017.

Ghostly mist.

Tonight we’re having a soaking rain. How swiftly the snow recedes.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 11 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Goldfinch
2. American Crow
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. White-breasted Nuthatch
5. Snow Bunting
6. Common Raven
7. Blue Jay
8. Downy Woodpecker
9. American Robin

Elsewhere

10. Herring Gull
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Mallard

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

 

Silent Raven

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Common Raven, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 January 2018.

Common Raven.

A little overnight snow made the trail soft and quiet. The temperature had nearly reached freezing under a bright, angled sun. Jack and I met a pair of young women coming down the trail but were otherwise alone. Most birds on today’s list I heard—except for a low-flying raven, which was as silent as a raven can be.

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

1. American Goldfinch (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
4. Snow Bunting (v)
5. Common Raven
6. Blue Jay (v)

Elsewhere

7. American Crow
8. Northern Cardinal (v)
9. American Robin
10. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
11. Herring Gull
12. Mourning Dove
13. European Starling

v = Voice only
**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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