26 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘Canada goose’

Long List

Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Cooper’s Hawk, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 November 2019.
Cooper’s Hawk.
Golden Eagle (juvie), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 November 2019.
Golden Eagle (juvie).

Snow last evening, snow overnight, snow this morning. About a foot of it, looked like when it finally stopped in late morning. Soon the sun came out and Jack and I slogged our way up the snowy trail.

I didn’t know what to expect, bird-wise—in fact, I was not too optimistic. Was I ever wrong. Ended up with eleven species on my trail list—including three raptors, a Canyon Wren, Canada Geese of all things, and a young eagle. Maybe being midday, maybe the first clearing after a four-day snow.

Ain’t complainin’. It was a very good day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 12 p.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
3. Northern Flicker** (v)
4. Common Raven
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Cooper’s Hawk
7. Golden Eagle
8. Northern Harrier
9. Canyon Wren (v)
10. Canada Goose (v)
11. House Finch* (v)

Elsewhere
12. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Lifer

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Plumbeous Vireo (lifer), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 04 September 2019.
Plumbeous Vireo (a lifer for me).

At some point on the trail in the shadow of the mountain early this morning, I said to my GoPro, “Been a while since I’ve seen a lifer.” Or something like that.

Not long afterward, I was contemplating a vireo, knowing it was a new bird. Turned out to be a Plumbeous Vireo. Cool.

Later, in town, a big ol’ flock of Canada Geese flew over. Early sign of fall.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Northern Flicker
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. House Finch*
5. Spotted Towhee
6. Hummingbird (sp)
7. Plumbeous Vireo‡
8. Lazuli Bunting
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10. Black-billed Magpie*

Elsewhere

11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. Rock Pigeon
13. Canada Goose
14. House Sparrow (v)
15. California Quail

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
‡Lifer

Snow Mostly Gone

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Song Sparrow, Rockport, Maine, 13 April 2019.
Song Sparrow.

Rain early, then fog, then mostly cloudy. Highs hit the 50s (F). By day’s end, snow mostly gone. Birds about, but mostly in the fringes.

Song Sparrows have begun singing in their annual nesting places I’ve noticed. That makes me happy.

1. Northern Cardinal** (v)
2. American Robin*
3. Song Sparrow*
4. American Crow* (v)
5. American Kestrel
6. Herring Gull*
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)

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

Elsewhere

9. Wild Turkey
10. Mallard
11. Canada Goose
12. House Finch (v)

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



3IP Logo
©1997–2020 by 3IP