24 June 2024


Friday, November 30th, 2018
Pine Grosbeak (fem), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 November 2018.

Pine Grosbeak (fem).

A lot of folks have seen Evening Grosbeaks this late fall. I’m not among them—haven’t seen any in maybe 20 years, in fact. However, this morning I happened upon a pair of Pine Grosbeaks at Beech Hill. The only one of the two I saw was a female who peaked up over the spruce branches she’d been combing for cone sees.

Took another trip to Portland, where there’s been a Great Black Hawk (!) hanging around lately. Too late to get a look at the hawk, alas.

Maybe some other day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Pine Grosbeak
2. American Crow*
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. Snow Bunting (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)


6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Herring Gull
8. Rock Pigeon
9. Bufflehead
10. Canada Goose

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


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