2 April 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘long-tailed duck’

Two Hikes

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Long-tailed Duck (male, non-breeding plumage), Rockland Breakwater, Rockland, Maine, 09 March 2019.
Long-tailed Duck (male, non-breeding plumage).

Hiked the hill in morning. Warmer, slight breeze, still a lot of snow cover. Eight species, no great photos.

This breezy, warmish afternoon dog and I took to the breakwater. A few extra species out there—including a handsome male Long-tailed Duck.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee* (v)
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Northern Cardinal (v)
6. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
7. Eastern Bluebird (v)
8. Herring Gull*

Elsewhere

9. Wild Turkey
10. Rock Pigeon
11. Mallard
12. European Starling
13. Common Eider
14. Horned Grebe
15. Long-tailed Duck
16. Canada Goose

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

Harbor Birds

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Long-tailed Duck (none-breeding male), Rockport Harbor, Maine, 08 February 2019.
Long-tailed Duck (none-breeding male).

Above freezing and foggy this morning. Yesterday’s dusting had turned to a film of slush. Jack and I got up and down the hill without seeing or hearing a single bird—and then, at the parking lot, I heard a communicative crow.

Went to the little harbor in afternoon, about the time the clouds began to disperse. I’ve never not seen birds there.

Balmy today, cold tomorrow. Should be a high wind chill.

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

1. American Crow*

Elsewhere

2. Herring Gull
3. Eastern Bluebird
4. Rock Pigeon
5. Common Loon
6. Long-tailed Duck
7. Mallard
8. House Sparrow

*Also elsewhere

Sea Birds

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
Black Guillemot (non-breeding plumage), Rockland Breakwater, Rockland, Maine, 15 February 2019.
Black Guillemot (non-breeding plumage).

Warm day. Fifties (F), seems like (though I forgot to check for sure). Rained early, and I had a dentist appointment, so dog and I didn’t hit the hill until early afternoon. Nothing much up there then, so we also hiked the breakwater.

Plenty of seabirds out. Guillemots, grebe, scoter, eiders, gulls, long-tailed ducks, etc. Spotted a couple sunning seals also.

Odd, perhaps, but winter is my favorite season to hike the breakwater in.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 1:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. American Crow*
3. Snow Bunting (v)
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

5. Herring Gull
6. Great Black-backed Gull
7. Common Goldeneye
8. Common Eider
9. Black Guillemot
10. Long-tailed Duck
11. Surf Scoter
12. Horned Grebe
13. Ring-billed Gull
14. Mallard

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



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