18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘snow bunting’

Good Variety

Monday, November 13th, 2017
Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 November 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

This mornings (mostly) solo hike left me with a list of a good variety of bird species—two tits, two woodpeckers, two corvids, thrush, hawk, bunting, warbler, and more. And tonight we’re having a little light wet snow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning somewhere between 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. White-breasted Nuthatch**
3. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Eastern Bluebird
10. Snow Bunting
11. Red-tailed Hawk
12. Tufted Titmouse (v)
13. Golden-crowned Kinglet

Elsewhere

14. European Starling
15. Herring Gull

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voce only elsewhere

 

Very Early Birds

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 November 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

This morning at the summit of Beech Hill, I was happy to encounter a little flock of Eastern Bluebirds. Later, down at one of the bluebird boxes, I encountered the flock again—this time doing a little real estate shopping. Never mind that it was chilly November, not chilly March, and that the photoperiod is diminishing, not increasing.

Coldest morning of fall so far—and they say we might even get a little snow tomorrow night.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Goldfinch (v)
2. American Crow
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. Snow Bunting (v)
5. Eastern Bluebird
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)

Elsewhere

7. American Robin
8. European Starling (v)
9. Herring Gull
10. Rock Pigeon
11. House Sparrow (v)
12. Northern Cardinal (v)

Chickadees and Buntings

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 November 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

I had a conversation with a little gang of Black-capped Chickadees this nippy morning at Beech Hill. I always have conversations with chickadees—any time I see ’em. We understand each other.

Crow chase, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 November 2017.

Crow chase.

I also encountered—for the third time this fall—Snow Buntings. Well, today, just one bunting, although I did spook two or three a few days back. I hear we’re supposed to get a little dusting of snow soon. Maybe.

Well, surely we will… eventually.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

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

Elsewhere

9. Herring Gull
10. Northern Cardinal (v)
11. European Starling
12. Mourning Dove

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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