23 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘bufflehead’

Duck Weather

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Mallard in the rain, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 22 March 2019.
Mallard in the rain.

Rain for a change. Thirties (F), windy as heck, rainy. Super high tide, too, what with the solsticial full moon. Encountered a solitary redpoll on the hill, but not much else, so I took dog to the harbor and saw quite a few birds—most of them ducks.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Common Redpoll
3. Herring Gull*

Elsewhere

4. American Crow
5. Mallard
6. Common Loon
7. Bufflehead
8. Rock Pigeon
9. House Sparrow

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Early Birds

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Robin on takeoff, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 March 2019.
Robin on takeoff.
European Starling, Rockport, Maine, 21 March 2019.
European Starling.

Chilly early but warmed up quick. Plenty of birds around. Singing cardinals everywhere, and a little falcon at the harbor.

Many spring robins on the hill this morning. Pair of bluebirds again. And a solitary starling on a utility pole.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
2. American Crow*
3. Northern Cardinal*
4. American Robin*
5. Dark-eyed Junco**
6. Eastern Bluebird
7. Herring Gull*
8. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

10. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
11. Mourning Dove
12. Mallard
13. Common Loon
14. Bufflehead
15. Merlin
16. Rock Pigeon
17. House Finch (v)
18. European Starling

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

Merlin, Rockport, Maine, 21 March 2019.
Merlin at the harbor.

Grebe

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Horned Grebe, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 06 March 2019.
Horned Grebe, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 06 March 2019.

Nice brisk hill hike this morning. No, seriously, it was really nice, with dramatic cloud-filled skies.

Then we drove by the harbor, dog and I, where I encountered a diving Horned Grebe (in non-breeding plumage). It even posed for me.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee*
3. Herring Gull*

Elsewhere

4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. Rock Pigeon
7. Mallard
8. American Black Duck
9. Common Loon
10. Bufflehead
11. Horned Grebe
12. Downy Woodpecker (v)

v = Voice only
*Also 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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