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Archive for December, 2018

Christmas Ornaments

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
Cedar Waxwing, Rockport, Maine, 25 December 2018.

Cedar Waxwing.

A brisk and nippy Christmas hike this morning. Only three bird species at the hill—the most curious being a solitary, calling female Pine Grosbeak—but a flurry of backyard birds, including a little flock of waxwings dining on berries.

Pine Grosbeak (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 December 2018.

Pine Grosbeak (female).

Like Christmas ornaments, they were.

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

1. American Crow** (v)
2. Common Raven
3. Pine Grosbeak

Elsewhere

4. Cedar Waxwing
5. White-breasted Nuthatch
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Downy Woodpecker (v)

v = Voice only
**Voice only elsewhere

 

Three Christmas Eve Birds

Monday, December 24th, 2018
Pileated Woodpecker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 December 2018.

Pileated Woodpecker.

Common Loon, Rockport, Maine, 24 December 2018.

Common Loon.

Black-capped Chickadee (with bayberry), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 December 2018.

Black-capped Chickadee (with bayberry).

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Pileated Woodpecker
4. American Goldfinch
5. White-breasted Nuthatch
6. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull
8. Ring-billed Gull
9. Rock Pigeon
8. European Starling
9. Mallard
10. Common Loon
11. Northern Cardinal (v)

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

 

Birds in the Backyard

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

 

White-throated Sparrow, Rockport, Maine, 23 December 2018.

White-throated Sparrow.

Big dip in the temperature overnight. Twenties (F) this morning, bright sun, frosty landscape. Out back first thing I discovered a little flock of White-throated Sparrows and a couple of titmice browsing in the winter shrubbery.

Tufted Titmouse, Rockport, Maine, 23 December 2018.

Tufted Titmouse.

On the hill, lovely scenery but only a few bird species—including, I’m happy to report, a little flock of bluebirds.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. American Crow* (v)
3. American Goldfinch
4. Eastern Bluebird

Elsewhere

5. White-throated Sparrow
6. Tufted Titmouse
7. 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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