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Posts Tagged ‘Bohemian waxwing’

First-of-year Kestrels

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
American Kestrel, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 April 2019.
American Kestrel.

This morning’s nice surprise was a kestrel on the hill, hovering. Then another, perching. Then a couple more. Four kestrels on the hill, the first of the year. Exciting.

Also a quick flock of Bohemian waxwings, a phoebe, singing Song Sparrows—and a good dog to hike with.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. American Crow*
3. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
4. Northern Cardinal** (v)
5. Herring Gull* (v)
6. American Kestrel
7. Eastern Bluebird
8. Song Sparrow* (v)
9. Bohemian Waxwing
10. Eastern Phoebe
11. Dark-eyed Junco* (v)
12. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
13. American Robin*

Elsewhere

14. Mourning Dove
15. Turkey Vulture
16. European Starling
17. Rock Pigeon
18. American Goldfinch (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

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†

Elsewhere

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

Bluebird + Waxwing

Friday, March 8th, 2019
Eastern Bluebird (male), Rockport, Maine, 08 March 2019.
Eastern Bluebird (male).
Bohemian Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 March 2019.
Bohemian Waxwing.

Nippy, breezy, cloudless, lovely, fine, beautiful morning. Seven species on the hill (including a tiny flock of Bohemian waxwings). And a bunch of birds in the back yard, too—among them bluebirds and a pair of White-throated Sparrows.

I love this day.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*
3. Tufted Titmouse* (v)
4. American Goldfinch
5. American Robin (v)
6. Bohemian Waxwing
7. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)

Elsewhere

8. Herring Gull
9. Wild Turkey (v)
10. Rock Pigeon
11. Eastern Bluebird
12. White-throated Sparrow

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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