12 November 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Thaw

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Mallard hen, Chickawaukie Lake, Rockland, Maine, 11 April 2019.
Mallard hen.

The day started off sub-freezing but warmed about 25 degrees (F) by afternoon. This had the happy effect of melting most of the recent snowfall, clearing food for birds.

The birds themselves weren’t overly active, limited as they’ve been lately. Also, no huge migrations in a couple days (that I’ve observed anyway).

I did get good looks at waterfowl, though—among them mallards in love.

Update: Heard a Barred Owl in the back yard while in bed tonight.

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

1. Northern Cardinal** (v)
2. American Robin* (v)
3. Mourning Dove* (v)
4. Song Sparrow*
5. American Crow*
6. American Goldfinch
7. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

8. Herring Gull
9. House Finch (v)
10. Ring-billed Gull
11. European Starling
12. Common Loon
13. Red-breasted Merganser
14. Mallard
15. Barred Owl (v)

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

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

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

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rockport, Maine, 17 March 2019.
Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Another morning full of birdsong. Nippier than yesterday, but just as active—at the house anyway. The breezy hill had less activity. However it had some bluebirds.

The highlight of the dooryard birds: a random Red-breasted Nuthatch, visiting the same tree trunk occupied by a white-breast not a minute before.

1. American Robin*
2. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
3. American Crow* (v)
4. White-breasted Nuthatch*
5. Mourning Dove* (v)
6. Eastern Bluebird
7. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)

Elsewhere

8. Song Sparrow
9. Northern Cardinal
10. House Finch
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Herring Gull

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

A Dusting of Snow

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Lone crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 November 2018.

Lone crow.

A dusting of snow
A lone crow
And in the back yard
A robin

American Robin, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 November 2018.

American Robin.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Eastern Bluebird
3. Blue Jay** (v)
4. Northern Flicker (v)
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. American Robin*
7. Pileated Woodpecker

Elsewhere

8. 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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