12 December 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘song sparrow’

Ostentatious Cardinal

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Northern Cardinal, Rockport, Maine, 04 November 2017.

Northern Cardinal.

A cold snap blew through overnight, and this morning first thing the temp was in the 30s (F). Other than crows, no birds felt like showing off at Beech Hill, but the resident male cardinal did make an appearance in my dooryard.

Just missed a distant shot of a pair of first-of-fall juncos, though.

Little baby oak trees, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 November 2017.

Little baby oak trees.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee (v)**
2. American Crow*
3. Blue Jay (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. American Goldfinch** (v)
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. Song Sparrow (v)
9. American Robin
10. Dark-eyed Junco

Elsewhere

11. Herring Gull
12. Northern Cardinal
13. European Starling (v)
14. Red-tailed Hawk

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

 

Halloween Warbler

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Yellow Warbler, Rockport, Maine, 31 October 2017.

Yellow Warbler.

Twenty-four hours after the storm this morning, birds were hopping about in the sunlight of my back dooryard. Cardinals, chickadees, goldfinches. But I’ve gotta say I didn’t expect to see a little Yellow Warbler stop by.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Golden-crowned Kinglet
4. American Crow*
5. Purple Finch (v)
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Song Sparrow (v)
8. Northern Flicker

Elsewhere

9. American Goldfinch (v)
10. Northern Cardinal
11. Yellow Warbler
12. Rock Pigeon
13. Herring Gull
14. European Starling

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

 

Philippe

Monday, October 30th, 2017
American Crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 October 2017.

American Crow.

Woke up early to the sound of the wind. Not unexpected, as forecasters had warned of Tropical Storm Philippe’s swift arrival overnight. Lost power at 6:30 a.m. Gusts were hitting 70 miles per hour. But the rain had passed, and the winds soon diminished to perhaps 30 mph, so Jack and I left to check on the hill.

Some deadfall, but nothing like much of the rest of the coast experienced. Boats escaping moorings, trees fall across highways, on roofs, on cars. Tonight, as I write this, thousands remain without power.

A bunch of birds on today’s list, nonetheless. Big blow, but the crows don’t care.

Our lights came back on about 10:30 a.m.

Beech Hill List

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Yellow-rumped Warbler
3. Blue Jay (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Song Sparrow (v)
7. American Robin

Elsewhere

8. Northern Cardinal (v)
9. European Starling
10. Herring Gull

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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