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Archive for February, 2019

Brown Creeper at Breakfast

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Brown Creeper, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 February 2019.
Brown Creeper.

As soon as I got out of the truck with Jack this morning, I heard the voice of a Brown Creeper in the trees above us. Didn’t take long to spot it, poking about in the trunks and branches. Nice start to a nice hike.

All sun, few clouds. Quite cold, little wind. Half a dozen birds on the hill—and a couple more elsewhere.

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

1. Brown Creeper
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. American Crow*
4. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. American Goldfinch

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull
8. Rock Pigeon
9. Great Black-backed Gull

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

Deep Winter Birds

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 February 2019.
Black-capped Chickadee.
Bufflehead, Rockport, Maine, 27 February 2019.
Bufflehead.
Neighborhood turkey, Rockport, Maine, 27 February 2019.
Neighborhood turkey.

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

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

Elsewhere

5. Wild Turkey
6. Herring Gull
7. Rock Pigeon
8. American Black Duck
9. Bufflehead
10. Common Loon
11. American Robin
12. Waxwing (sp.)

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

Wind-Chill

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Crow with snack, Rockport, Maine, 26 February 2019.
Crow with snack.

I knew it would be cold, and it was. Not so literally cold as much as wind-chilly. Fact is, the west-southwest wind helped blow us up the hill. Can’t remember feeling such strong insistent gusts. I’d have to say this morning’s was the coldest hike of the winter so far.

That record could be broken tomorrow, though.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

4. Northern Cardinal (v)
5. Herring Gull
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

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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