24 April 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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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

 

April Owl

Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Snowy Owl, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 April 2018.

Snowy Owl.

I can tell you for sure that, on my daily hike this morning with dog, I did not expect to encounter a young male Snowy Owl. Below is a little video.

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

1. American Crow*
2. American Goldfinch (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Song Sparrow**
5. American Robin*
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Snowy Owl
8. Herring Gull*
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. White-throated Sparrow†

Elsewhere

11. Rock Pigeon
12. Mallard

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

Hardy Thrushes

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

 

Eastern Bluebird (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 January 2018.

Eastern Bluebird (female).

Warm day, cold day. Today was the latter—low teens (F) when dog and I hit the hill at mid-morning. Thought I heard a bluebird at the parking lot. Definitely heard bluebirds up the hill a ways: a small flock flitting about the slopes. Soon after, I saw a small flock of robins also.

Eastern Bluebird (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 January 2018.

Eastern Bluebird (male).

Couple of hardy thrush species.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. American Crow* (v)
3. Eastern Bluebird
4. American Robin
5. Northern Flicker

Elsewhere

6. White-throated Sparrow (v)
7. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also 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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