2 December 2022

Posts Tagged ‘belted kingfisher’

Return from the Island

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Raven on a rock, Monhegan Boat Line, 28 September 2022.
Raven on a rock.

Monhegan–to–Port Clyde List

1. Herring Gull
2. White-throated Sparrow
3. American Crow
4. Northern Flicker
5. Blue Jay
6. Red-breasted Nuthatch
7. European Starling
8. Double-crested Cormorant
9. Great Black-backed Gull
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. Carolina Wren
12. Gray Catbird
13. American Robin
14. Northern Cardinal
15. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
16. Black-capped Chickadee
17. Golden-crowned Kinglet
18. Sharp-shinned Hawk
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Downy Woodpecker
21. Brown Thrasher
22. Song Sparrow
23. Red-headed Woodpecker
24. Common Yellowthroat
25. Mallard
26. Purple Finch
27. Peregrine Falcon
28. Merlin
29. Belted Kingfisher
30. Northern Harrier
31. Common Grackle
32. Mourning Dove
33. Ring-necked Pheasant
34. Ring-billed Gull
35. Common Loon

Back to the Island

Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Cape May Warbler, Monhegan Island, 24 September 2022.
Cape May Warbler.
Black Head (from White Head), Monhegan Island, 24 September 2022.
Black Head (from White Head).

Today I traveled with Captain Jack (who, ironically, hates boats) from Port Clyde, Maine, to Monhegan Island for a few days of birding. Since we’ll be busy wandering and visiting, I’ll just be posting a daily list and a photo or two until our return. It’s been I believe five years, and I missed this place. (Woo-hoo!)

Port Clyde to Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. Broad-winged Hawk
3. Double-crested Cormorant
4. Belted Kingfisher
5. Common Loon
6. Northern Flicker
7. Blue Jay
8. Mallard
9. Red-eyed Vireo
10. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
11. Golden-crowned Kinglet
12. White-throated Sparrow
13. Dark-eyed Junco
14. Yellow Warbler
15. Gray Catbird
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch
17. Ring-necked Pheasant
18. Great Cormorant
19. Merlin
20. Peregrine Falcon
21. Cape May Warbler
22. Yellow-rumped Warbler
23. Blackpoll Warbler
24. Black-throated Green Warbler
25. Dickcissel
26. Song Sparrow
27. American Goldfinch
28. American Robin
29. Mourning Dove
30. Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cuckoo

Monday, June 17th, 2019
Black-billed Cuckoo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 17 June 2019.
Black-billed Cuckoo (with caterpillar).

A sunny, warm, kind of glorious morning. Spring at last. A breeze rose in the fully-fledged trees, and the resulting hush obscured some birdsong—but I heard enough (and saw enough) to have a happy hike with dog.

Portrait of chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2019.
Portrait of chestnut-sided Warbler.

Happiest occurrence: A Black-billed Cuckoo zipped up to a branch directly in front of us along the wooded trail and posed for photos. I rarely get to photograph these shy birds.

Back home, a curiosity: the call of a kingfisher where I’d never heard one before. Weird.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Common Yellowthroat**
6. Veery
7. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)
10. Black-and-white Warbler
11. American Goldfinch
12. Scarlet Tanager (v)
13. Alder Flycatcher
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Song Sparrow**
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Eastern Phoebe*
18. Tree Swallow
19. Chipping Sparrow*
20. American Crow*
21. Double-crested Cormorant
22. Eastern Bluebird (v)
23. Purple Finch (v)
24. Cedar Waxwing
25. Black-billed Cuckoo
26. Hermit Thrush (v)
27. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
28. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
29. Least Flycatcher
30. Northern Cardinal (v)

Elsewhere

31. House Finch (v)
32. Herring Gull
33. Osprey (v)
34. Belted Kingfisher (v)

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

 
Bird Report is a (sometimes intermittent) record of the birds I encounter while hiking, see while driving, or spy outside my window. —Brian Willson



3IP Logo
©1997–2022 by 3IP