18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘white-throated sparrow’

First Tree Sparrow

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
White-throated Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 November 2017.

White-throated Sparrow.

First trace of snow this morning. Brisk hike with Jack. Saw my first American Tree Sparrow of the season—but missed a good chance at a photo. In fact, my only bird pic from today is this blurry one of a White-throated Sparrow. (I swear that’s what it is.)

Hiking with Captain Jack, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 November 2017.

Hiking with Captain Jack.

But I did get a photo of my dog.

Beech Hill List
Beginning somewhere between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. American Tree Sparrow
4. American Crow*
5. American Robin
6. American Goldfinch (v)
7. Blue Jay* (v)
8. Downy Woodpecker (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. White-throated Sparrow [during a brief stop at about 4 p.m.]

Elsewhere

11. European Starling
12. Herring Gull
13. House Finch (v)

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

 

Missed Chances

Sunday, November 5th, 2017
The bay today, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 November 2017.

The bay today.

On this nippy, windy, overcast morning—after a change back to Eastern Standard Time—I just missed: two photos of a vocal Pileated Woodpecker, a photo of a very near Golden-crowned Kinglet; a photo of a cruising Northern Harrier; a photo of a pair of trailside Snow Buntings.

Northern Harrier (swift blur), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 November 2017.

Northern Harrier (swift blur).

I did get a blurry photo of the harrier, at least.

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

1. Northern Cardinal** (v)
2. Pileated Woodpecker
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. Golden-crowned Kinglet
5. American Crow*
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
8. White-throated Sparrow (v)
9. Northern Harrier
10. Snow Bunting

Elsewhere

11. Herring Gull
13. European Starling (v)

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

 

Starlings

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
European Starlings, Rockport, Maine, 29 October 2017.

European Starlings.

Sometimes, on a blue-gray morning
before a big ol’ storm,
it’s nice to see a little flock
of European Starlings.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Golden-crowned Kinglet** (v)
3. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. American Crow*
6. Blue Jay*
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. White-throated Sparrow (v)
9. American Robin (v)
10. Song Sparrow (v)
11. Downy Woodpecker (v)
12. American Goldfinch** (v)

Elsewhere

13. Herring Gull
14. European Starling

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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