28 February 2024

Osprey Atop the Fire Station

Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Osprey atop the fire station, Rockland, Maine, 29 July 2018.

Osprey atop the fire station, Rockland, Maine.

The hill was lovely, bright, and warm. Several birds appeared—or sang. I ate a few blueberries. (Jack did, too.) I plucked and ate two fireweed blossoms. I felt the warm sun on my back.

But the coolest thing was seeing an osprey—and, while stopped at a traffic signal, photographing it through my windshield—while driving in town.

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

1. American Robin (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
3. Gray Catbird
4. Eastern Bluebird (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. Song Sparrow
7. Northern Cardinal** (v)
8. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
9. Northern Flicker (v)
10. Blue Jay** (v)
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. Field Sparrow (v)
13. Cedar Waxwing
14. Herring Gull*
15. Purple Finch (v)
16. Eastern Phoebe
17. Alder Flycatcher (v)
18. Common Yellowthroat
19. American Crow*
20 Chestnut-sided Warbler

Elsewhere

21. American Redstart
22. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
23. House Sparrow (v)
24. Osprey

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

 

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