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Archive for November, 2015

Warm and windy

Friday, November 27th, 2015
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 November 2015.

Black-capped Chickadee.

A windy day. A warm day. I worked at my desk, I did a few errands, I took a hike with my dog.

At Beech Hill, I had good looks at a bunch of chickadees and a male Northern Cardinal, but nobody wanted to sit for a portrait. Good hike, though. As I knew from years past, lots of people like to hike the hill on Black Friday. Dogs, too.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 2 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. American Crow*
3. Northern Cardinal**
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

5. Herring Gull
6. European Starling

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

 

Lovely, overcast day

Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Spring remnant, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 November 2015.

Spring remnant.

Thanksgiving Day. I’m grateful for for strong legs, good eyes (long views), my hearing (birdsong), friends (past, present, and yet to come), family (alive and dead), sensitive souls generally, the tilt of our planet, the best daughter in the world, and this good dog o’ mine.

Captain Jack, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 November 2015.

Captain Jack.

Hit the hill in mid-morning. We were the only ones ther on the way up, but we met several people coming back down. Only two bird species (the commonest), but that’s OK.

Kind of a lovely, overcast day.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*

Elsewhere

3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Blue Jay
5. Sharp-shinned Hawk

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

Contrails

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
Beech Nut, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 November 2015.

Beech Nut.

Chilly this morning—20s (F) when I first looked—and again painfully clear. Birds all over the place in my new backyard, thanks a stream with running water and a feeder next door.

A few interesting birds at Beech Hill, as well, when Jack and I visited in afternoon, including my first American Tree Sparrow of the season. (A little flock of ’em, actually.) And a Pileated Woodpecker—pretty sure the same one I got a video of the other day—calling interminably from the little wooded patch by the road. No bird photos, though.

Contrails all over the sky today.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 2 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee*
2. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
3. American Tree Sparrow
4. American Crow*
5. White-breasted Nuthatch**
6. Brown Creeper (v)

Elsewhere

7. American Goldfinch
8. Blue Jay

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

 

 
Bird Report is a (sometimes intermittent) record of the birds I encounter while hiking, see while driving, or spy outside my window. —Brian Willson



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