30 March 2023

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Wintry Temps

Monday, November 21st, 2022
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 November 2022.
Black-capped Chickadee.

Wore my winter coat this morning, ’cause the temperature was about 19° (F) and the winds were high. Fingers and lips got a bit number on the way up the hill—although Captain Jack seemed perfect comfortable—but on the way back down, with the wind at our backs, the air felt almost balmy.

Few birds again, but the buntings were still hanging out behind the hut. Also encountered a whole shoot-load of chickadees, quite a few yellow-rumps, etc.

Most notable? A pair of Turkey Vultures. (Did not expect that—especially not on such a chilly morn.) And back home, a bunch of plain ol’ turkeys. And coots at Chickawaukie Lake, and a vee of geese flying over Route 1.

The temperature’s supposed to rise a few degrees by morning.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:22 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Purple Finch (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Snow Bunting
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. American Crow*
7. Turkey Vulture
8. Downy Woodpecker


9. American Coot
10. Double-crested Cormorant
11. Herring Gull
12. Canada Goose
13. Wild Turkey

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere


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

More Good Birds

Monday, September 26th, 2022
Wood Duck at the Ice Pond, Monhegan Island, Maine, 26 September 2022.
Wood Duck at the Ice Pond.

Monhegan List

1. American Crow
2. Herring Gull
3. Great Black-backed Gull
4. Carolina Wren (v)
5. Mourning Dove
6. Merlin
7. European Starling
8. Double-crested Cormorant
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Northern Cardinal
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Blue Jay
13. Song Sparrow
14. Downy Woodpecker
15. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
16. Northern Flicker
17. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
18. White-throated Sparrow
19. Baltimore Oriole
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Black-capped Chickadee
22. American Goldfinch
23. American Robin
24. Ring-necked Pheasant
25. Mallard
26. Gray Catbird
27. Northern Parula
28. Peregrine Falcon
29. Sharp-whinned Hawk
30. Palm Warbler
31.Eastern Phoebe
32. Common Raven
33. Wood Duck
34. Dickcissel

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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