3 August 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Clear Day, High Wind

Monday, April 1st, 2019
Common Loon, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 01 April 2019.
Common Loon.

A nippy morning. Quite a few birds on the hill, but I was luck to hear their voices above the wind. Most noteworthy was the woodcock that exploded into the air when Jack and I passed it on our way back up from the wooded trail. First-of-year bird.

For all the birds, though, none would pose for photos, so we swung by the harbor, me and Jack—who was celebrating his 11th birthday—and I took a photo of a loon.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. Northern Cardinal** (v)
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. American Crow*
6. American Robin* (v)
7. Turkey Vulture*
8. Song Sparrow* (v)
9. Common Raven
10. Eastern Bluebird (v)
11. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
12. American Woodcock†


13. House Finch (v)
14. Herring Gull
15. Bohemian Waxwing
16. Mallard
17. Common Loon
18. Rock Pigeon

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

†First-of-year bird

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