30 May 2023

Solitary harrier

Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Northern Harrier, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 September 2015.

Northern Harrier.

Two dogs again at Beech Hill today. Coolish but short-sleeves were fine in the sun. The highlight bird was a harrier I happened to see sail low over the summit slope then dip down into the lower fields to the east. Watched it veer around after a small bird of some kind but come up empty.

Near-total lunar eclipse, from near Clam Cove, Rockport, Maine, 27 September 2015.

Near-total lunar eclipse.

Tonight I tried for a photo of the super blood moon and, despite my inferior camera, kind of caught the magical look of our lovely natural satellite. I kind of have a thing for the moon.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 2:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Yellow-rumped Warbler
2. Eastern Towhee (v)
3. Downy Woodpecker (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Northern Flicker
6. Northern Harrier
7. White-throated Sparrow (v)
8. Tufted Titmouse


9. American Crow
10. Herring Gull
11. Turkey Vulture
12. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice Only

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