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Posts Tagged ‘horned lark’

Winter Approacheth

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Herring Gull, Rockland, Maine, 08 February 2017.

Herring Gull.

Virgin trail, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 February 2017.

Virgin trail.

A foot of snow is forecast for tomorrow. My flight out of Boston has been canceled. Apparently, winter decided to make an appearance after all.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Robin
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Horned Lark
5. Blue Jay (v)


6. American Crow
7. Herring Gull
8. Northern Cardinal
9. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
**Voice only elsewhere


A Flock of Horned Larks

Monday, January 2nd, 2017
Rock Pigeon, Rockland, Maine, 02 January 2017.

Rock Pigeon.

Horned Larks, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 January 2017.

Horned Larks.

As flock of Horned Larks
circled Beech Nut,
the hut at the top of Beech Hill,
dog and I stood within the wide stone veranda
peering out in various directions,
watching them,
listening to their twittering.

At last they settled in a lower field,
out of the wind,
far away.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Common Raven
2. Mourning Dove
3. Tufted Titmouse
4. White-breasted Nuthatch
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Hairy Woodpecker
7. Downy Woodpecker (v)
8. Eastern Bluebird (v)
9. American Goldfinch** (v)
10. American Crow* (v)
11. American Tree Sparrow (v)
12. Horned Lark
13. American Robin*


14. Herring Gull
15. Rock Pigeon
16. Mallard

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


Robins All Over the Place

Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Common Raven (and American Robin), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 Jan 2017.

Common Raven (and American Robin).

On this morning’s hike
I saw robins everywhere.
Also two ravens.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m.,  I hiked the open trail.

1. Brown Creeper (v)
2. American Robin
3. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. Blue Jay (v)
6. American Crow*
7. Horned Lark
8. Common Raven
9. Mourning Dove


10. Herring Gull

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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