26 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘white-breasted nuthatch’

Swallows Galore

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Tree Swallow pair, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 April 2018.

Tree Swallow pair.

Had a first-of-year kingfisher today. Wouldn’t have noticed it flying over the hill had it not rattled out the species typical call. Not the first year I’ve seen them fly over. Maybe the third?

Tree Swallow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 April 2018.

Tree Swallow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 April 2018.

Otherwise, quite a few species moving through. Plus, woodpeckers.

Mostly just swallows galore.

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

1. Song Sparrow**
2.Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. American Goldfinch
4. Blue Jay
5. Downy Woodpecker (v)
6. Tree Swallow
7. Northern Flicker
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. American Robin (v)
10. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
11. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
12. Herring Gull*
13. American Crow*
14. Northern Harrier
15. Common Raven
16. Eastern Bluebird
17. Northern Cardinal** (v)
18. Belted Kingfisher

Elsewhere

19. Mourning Dove
20. House Finch
21. Rock Pigeon
22. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

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

The Biological Imperative

Friday, April 20th, 2018
Wild Turkeys, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2018.

Wild Turkeys.

Everywhere this morning I saw the signs—Song Sparrows singing loudly at each other, chases of goldfinches and crows and gulls, the drumming of downy and sapsucker, the puffing up of Wild Turkeys—of the biological imperative.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Robin* (v)
2. Song Sparrow**
3. American Goldfinch**
4. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
5. Blue Jay** (v)
6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
7. White-throated Sparrow
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Mourning Dove* (v)
10. Eastern Phoebe**
11. Eastern Bluebird
12. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
13. Northern Cardinal** (v)
14. Tufted Titmouse (v)
15. American Crow*
16. Downy Woodpecker (v)
17. Northern Harrier
18. Great Blue Heron
19. Herring Gull*
20. Purple Finch (v)
21. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
22. Sharp-shinned Hawk
23. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

24. Wild Turkey
25. Osprey
26. Rock Pigeon
27. European Starling

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

 

Overcast Morn

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
American Goldfinch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 April 2018.

American Goldfinch.

An overcast morning. Not too cold, not too breezy. Birds about, many birds. Singing, lurking, gathering nest material, mating. First-of-year Ruby-crowned Kinglets today.

No raptors, though, on this overcast morn.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. American Crow*
4. Blue Jay** (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. American Robin*
7. Song Sparrow**
8. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
9. Ruffed Grouse
10. Eastern Phoebe**
11. Purple Finch (v)
12. Mourning Dove* (v)
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Northern Cardinal** (v)
15. Wild Turkey
16. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet†
18. Herring Gull*
19. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
20. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

21. Herring Gull
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Ring-billed Gull
24. European Starling
25. House Sparrow (v)

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

 

 
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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