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Tea

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Eastern Towhee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 June 2018.

Eastern Towhee.

On the first day of summer
A towhee said to me
“Drink your tea!”

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

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
2. American Robin*
3. American Redstart* (v)
4. Eastern Towhee
5. Alder Flycatcher
6. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
7. Cedar Waxwing
8. Ovenbird (v)
9. Song Sparrow**
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Blue Jay (v)
12. American Goldfinch**
13. Tree Swallow
14. Yellow Warbler (v)
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. Purple Finch (v)
17. American Crow*
18. Eastern Phoebe*
19. Turkey Vulture*
20. Broad-winged Hawk
21. Mourning Dove*
22. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
23. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
24. Northern Cardinal (v)
25. Scarlet Tanager (v)
26. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)

Elsewhere

27. Herring Gull
28. Rock Pigeon

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

 

Morning Goldfinches

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
American Goldfinch (stretching), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 March 2018.

American Goldfinch (stretching).

This morning, before
the temperature topped freezing,
little collections of goldfinches
bounced about
in the tops of the birches,
chattering,
nibbling on catkins,
and squealing with glee.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Tufted Titmouse**
3. America Goldfinch**
4. Black-capped Chickadee*
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. Mourning Dove** (v)
7. Downy Woodpecker (v)
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. American Robin* (v)

Elsewhere

10. Common Grackle
11. Herring Gull

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

 

Respite

Monday, March 12th, 2018
Herring Gull, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 12 March 2018.

Herring Gull.

Sun today.
Few clouds.
A little wind.
Mild temperatures
for the season.
Pleasant hike.
Nice harbor visit.
Many, many robins.

Big snow tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m. (DST), I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*
3. Eastern Bluebird
4. House Finch (v)
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. American Robin*
7. Herring Gull*
8. Northern Cardinal** (v)
9. Common Raven

Elsewhere

10. Mourning Dove (v)
11. Rock Pigeon
12. House Sparrow (v)
13. Mallard
14. Common Loon

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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