2 April 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Winter Thrushes

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
Eastern Bluebird (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 March 2019.
Eastern Bluebird (female).
Two robins, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 March 2019.
Two robins.

Nippy again but calm this morning. Lots of birds out first thing. On my early hike with dog in the blazing sun, we encountered a vulture, a Snow Bunting, assorted other species—including a whole bunch of thrushes.

Specifically, robins and bluebirds. I.e., the usual winter thrushes. And welcome they are on this last full day of the season.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
2. American crow*
3. Mourning Dove** (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Snow Bunting
6. Eastern Bluebird
7. Herring Gull*
8. Turkey Vulture
9. Northern Cardinal** (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee*

Elsewhere

11. Purple Finch
12. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
13. Song Sparrow (v)
14. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
15. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
16. American Black Duck
17. Mallard
18. Rock Pigeon
19. American goldfinch

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

Eastern Bluebird (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 March 2019.
Eastern Bluebird (male).

Grebe, Revisited

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Horned Grebe, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 14 March 2019.
Horned Grebe.

Snowed a little last night, maybe an inch and a half. Wet snow, scenic. Warm this morning—mid-30s (F). A lot of the snow melted by the end of the day.

However, during our mid-morning hike, dog and I encountered a lot of it still. Nice hike. First up the hill even though we didn’t start until 10. I cleaned out a couple bluebird boxes, got wind of several species.

No photos, though, so later we swung by the harbor. Low tide, but an accommodating grebe posed for me.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Downy Woodpecker (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)

Elsewhere

7. Herring Gull
8. Mourning Dove
9. American Robin
10. Mallard
11. American Black Duck
12. House Finch (v)
13. Horned Grebe
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Northern Cardinal (v)
16. Turkey Vulture

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

Winter Activity

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

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

Downy Woodpecker (famale), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 March 2019.
Downy Woodpecker (famale).
Two turkeys, Rockport, Maine, 07 March, 2019.
Two turkeys.

One degree (F) when I first checked. Got up to about 10 by the time we hiked, Jack and me. Stout winds from the northwest made it a nippy ol’ hike. Got a woodpecker to perch for me, at least.

Later, back home, the neighborhood turkeys were active.

1. American Crow*
2. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
3. Downy Woodpecker
4. Black-capped Chickadee**

Elsewhere

5. Herring Gull
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Wild Turkey
8. Mallard
9. Rock Pigeon
10. American Black Duck

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

 
Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson



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