28 February 2024

Kinglets flit and twee

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Yellow-rumped warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 October 2013.

Yellow-rumped warbler.

Glued to the computer screen today—well, in and around visits from a couple of guys helping me fix stuff—so Jack and I didn’t get out until kind of late.  And when we did, the sky was clear, the air kind of cold, the view from Beech Hill long.

Berries, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 October 2013.

Berries.

But before we got to the summit—before we’d traveled far at all, in fact—I’d already listed most of today’s species. Which included two kinds of kinglet. Kinglets being so flittingly quick and fond of brushy tangles, I got only blurry photos of a ruby-crowned.

Also three kind of woodpecker and at least one thrush (thought I saw a bluebird, too, but I can’t be positive). Crows. Nuthatch. Chickadee.

Meantime, it’s heating season again. I hope I can afford a winter’s worth, but oh well. Maybe again tomorrow I’ll get to see kinglets flit and twee.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped chickadee**
2. Downy woodpecker (v)
3. Ruby-crowned kinglet
4. Yellow-rumped warbler
5. Golden-crowned kinglet
6. American crow*
7. White-breasted nuthatch (v)
8. Northern flicker
9. American robin
10. Hairy woodpecker

Elsewhere

11. Tufted titmouse (v)

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

 

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