28 February 2024

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Christmas Count 2014

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Today was our local Aubudon Society Christmas Bird Count day. Forty-four species for our group, and thirty-five for me this day. Highlights were a Clay-colored Sparrow, bluebirds, and a hundred forty-eight coots. Rather than throw a bunch of words at you, I’ll simply post some photos.

Clay-colored Sparrow, near Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine, 20 December 2014.

Clay-colored Sparrow.

Red-necked Grebe, off the Rockland Breakwater, Rockport, Maine, 20 December 2014.

Red-necked Grebe

Black-capped Chickadee, off Old County Road, Rockport, Maine, 20 December 2014.

Black-capped Chickadee.

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Beech Hill List
Beginning at 2:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow* (v)
2. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
3. Northern Flicker
4. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

5. House Sparrow (v)
6. Herring Gull
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. American Goldfinch
9. Mallard
10. Red-breasted Merganser
11. Common Eider
12. Ring-billed Gull
13. Black Guillemot
14. Common Goldeneye
15. Horned Grebe
16. Red-necked Grebe
17. Common Loon
18. Long-tailed Duck
19. Canada Goose
20. American Black Duck
21. Black-capped Chickadee
22. Northern Cardinal
23. Common Raven
24. White-breasted Nuthatch
25. Mourning Dove
26. Blue Jay (v)
27. Clay-colored Sparrow
28. House Finch
29. Bohemian Waxwing (v)
30. Eastern Bluebird
31. Common Redpoll
32. Bufflehead
33. American Coot
34. Bald Eagle
35. European Starling

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Clay-colored Sparrow

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Clay-colored Sparrow, Monhegan Island, Maine, 23 September 2014.

Clay-colored Sparrow.

Greater Yellowlegs, Monhegan Island, Maine, 23 September 2014.

Greater Yellowlegs.

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 23 September 2014.

Yellow-rumped warbler.

With so much going on out here, it’s hard to make time for thrilling blog entries. So for the next few days, I’ll just try for a partial species list and post a few semi-decent photos. And maybe mention a few highlights—like the Clay-Colored Sparrow that wowed us by fluttering back and forth along the trail, munching on Queen Anne’s Lace.

Monhegan List
Tally of species from my third day on the island.

1. Herring Gull
2. American Crow
3. Blue Jay
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Song Sparrow
6. Merlin
7. Baltimore Oriole
8. European Starling
9. Great Black-backed Gull
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Red-eyed Vireo
13. Black-and-white Warbler
14. Mallard
15. Greater Yellowlegs
16. Sharp-shinned Hawk
17. Peregrine Falcon
18. Northern Flicker
19. Blackpoll Warbler
20. Red-winged Blackbird
21. Lark Sparrow
22. Clay-colored Sparrow
23. White-throated Sparrow
24. Red-headed Woodpecker
25. Eastern Phoebe…

…and more birds I’m forgetting.

Spectacular day

Monday, September 26th, 2011
Wilson's warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 26 September 2011.

Wilson's warbler.

Monhegan List
(In no particular order.)

1. Nashville warbler
2. Magnolia warbler
3. Black-throated green warbler
4. Black-and-white warbler
5. Wilson’s warbler
6. Blackpoll warbler
7. Yellow-rumped warbler
8. Yellow warbler
9. Red-eyed vireo
10. American crow
11. Osprey
12. American kestrel
13. Merlin
14. Peregrine falcon
15. Bald eagle
16. Cedar waxwing
17. Blue jay
18. Song sparrow
19. White-throated sparrow
20. White-crowned sparrow
21. Clay-colored sparrow
22. Dark-eyed junco
23. Northern flicker
24. Yellow-bellied sapsucker
25. European starling
26. Common grackle
27. American goldfinch
28. Carolina wren
29. Golden-crowned kinglet
30. Ruby-crowned kinglet
31. Black-capped chickadee
32. Brown creeper
33. Herring gull
34. Great black-backed gull
35. Northern gannet
36. Double-crested cormorant
37. Sharp-shinned hawk
38. Mallard
39. Canada goose
40. Belted kingfisher
41. Northern cardinal
42. Rose-breasted grosbeak
43. Mourning dove
44. Eastern kingbird
45. Eastern wood-pewee
46. Eastern phoebe
47. Northern mockingbird
48. Ring-necked pheasant

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



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