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Brown Creeper at Breakfast

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Brown Creeper, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 December 2016.

Brown Creeper.

This morning I glimpsed
the tongue of a brown creeper
As it had breakfast.

Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 December 2016.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. White-breasted Nuthatch**
3. Tufted Titmouse
4. Brown Creeper
5. Downy Woodpecker (v)
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. American Robin
8. American Crow*
9. Herring Gull*

Elsewhere

10. Dark-eyed Junco

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

 

Antic Morning

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
American Crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 December 2016.

American Crow.

High wind, soupy trail, anxious crows. Actually worked up a sweat on the trail this captivating morning.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Blue Jay* (v)
5. American Crow*
6. American Tree Sparrow (v)
7. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

8. American Goldfinch (v)
9. Herring Gull
10. Rock Pigeon
11. Mallard
12. European Starling

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

 

Elusive Species

Monday, December 26th, 2016
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 December 2016.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Counted nine bird species at Beech Hill this morning. None gave me more than a passing chance at a photo—including a late young Bald Eagle that flapped by just as we got back to the truck.

But that’s OK. I actually like this one photo of an elusive chickadee.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse (v)
2. White-breasted Nuthatch
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Blue Jay* (v)
5. American Robin
6. American Goldfinch
7. American Tree Sparrow (v)
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9. Bald Eagle

Elsewhere

10. House Finch (v)
11. American Crow

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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