24 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Falcons

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
American Kestrel, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 April 2018.

American Kestrel.

Sun and sky and breeze and falcons. A kestrel. A merlin. Two more kestrels. Also a couple other hawks—a broad-wing and a harrier—and assorted other April species.

Kestrel on the bluebird box, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 April 2018.

Kestrel on the bluebird box.

A good morning.

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

1. Song Sparrow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. American Goldfinch** (v)
5. American Robin (v)
6. Eastern Phoebe*
7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
8. American Kestrel
9. Tree Swallow
10. Northern Flicker
11. American Crow*
12. Herring Gull* (v)
13. Merlin
14. Broad-winged Hawk
15. Eastern Bluebird
16. Hermit Thrush
17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
18. Northern Harrier

Elsewhere

19. Mourning Dove
20. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
21. Turkey Vulture

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

 

And So It Begins Anew

Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Yellow-rumped warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 April 2018.

Yellow-rumped warbler.

Got out of my truck at Beech Hill to a serenade of wood frogs. Later, I spied my first Tree Swallow of the year. Also, at the summit, the first yellow-rump in spring plumage.

And so it begins.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Song Sparrow*
3. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
4. American Robin*
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. Purple Finch (v)
7. Eastern Phoebe** (v)
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
10. Red-winged Blackbird
11. Herring Gull*
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
13. Tree Swallow
14. Canada Goose (v)
15. Eastern Bluebird
16. Yellow-rumped Warbler†
17. Mourning Dove* (v)
18. Northern Flicker (v)
19. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
20. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
21. Dark-eyed Junco (v)

Elsewhere

22. Rock Pigeon
23. Osprey

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 

Witchity-witchity-witchety!

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 July 2017.

Common Yellowthroat.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 1:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. American Robin* (v)
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. American Goldfinch
5. Eastern Towhee
6. Song Sparrow*
7. Veery (v)
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Northern Cardinal (v)
10. Alder Flycatcher (v)
11. Gray Catbird
12. Tree Swallow (v)
13. Yellow Warbler (v)
14. American Crow *
15. Blue Jay (v)
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. Field Sparrow (v)
18. Cedar Waxwing
19. Herring Gull*
20. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
21. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

22. Wild Turkey
23. Rock Pigeon
24. European Starling
25. Black-capped Chickadee

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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