30 March 2023

Posts Tagged ‘golden-crowned kinglet’

Winter Day

Sunday, February 26th, 2023
Tufted Titmouse, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 February 2023.
Tufted Titmouse.

This morning felt like the morning of a winter day. For the first time, perhaps, it just felt like plain ol’ winter. Far below freezing, sun turning to haze and clouds, still—still and calm and quiet.

It was a beautiful morning.

And there were birds—plenty more than yesterday. Most notable were probably the pair of ravens that made their presence known by croaking (well, one of them did), which allowed me to look up and see them flying fast, close in tandem up beyond the hardwood branches.

What more can I say? A beautiful, beautiful morning.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:42 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Cardinal** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Downy Woodpecker (v)
4. American Crow**
5. White-breasted Nuthatch**
6. Tufted Titmouse* (v)
7. Common Raven
8. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
9. American Goldfinch (v)
10. Golden-crowned Kinglet

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


Hawk & Kinglet

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Cooper’s Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 February 2023.
Cooper’s Hawk.
Golden-crowned Kinglet (preening), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 February 2023.
Golden-crowned Kinglet (preening).

Snowed a few inches overnight: wet snow, which clogged my boot spikes. But the day was warmer, had lighter winds, and—despite the (mostly) overcast—was comfortable, with a lovely glow in the eastern sky above the bay.

Plus, birds. Noteworthy were a red-belly, a pair of yellow-rumps, and—as we were returning, a solitary Cooper’s Hawk along on a distant branch.

Supposed to be sunnier tomorrow, followed by rain tomorrow night.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:25 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow*
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee**
6. Golden-crowned Kinglet
7. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Herring Gull**
10. Cooper’s Hawk


11. Mallard
12. Northern Cardinal (v)

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


Sun & Species

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockoprt, Maine, 25 January 2023.
Golden-crowned Kinglet.

Early temps in the low-20s (F) and a mostly clear morning sky. Again we were alone on the hill, dog and I—although I did spy one man and dog from a distance—aside from nice number of bird species compared to recent days. Early on, I heard a kinglet, spotted the bird, and it posed more than a second, so I got a photo or two.

Otherwise just one posing chickadee—although in later morning, doing errands, I spied a Bald Eagle flying over Route 1.

Snow this evening, rain tomorrow. Ah, the new version of winter in Maine.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:10 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow* (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Golden-crowned Kinglet
4. American Robin
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. Tufted Titmouse
7. Blue Jay (v)
8. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
9. Downy Woodpecker


10. Herring Gull
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Bald Eagle

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


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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