30 November 2022

Posts Tagged ‘peregrine falcon’

Big Birds

Sunday, October 16th, 2022
Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 October 2022.
Hermit Thrush.

I call ’em “big birds”—hawks and vultures and gulls and ravens and other large species that I see in the sky overhead. This morning’s fun hike with an old pal, for me and Jack, was a long but fun one. And it included several big birds.

Peregrine Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagles (three!), Red-shouldered Hawk, Osprey… The day began a bit foggy, cleared up, got warm and clear, and glowed with fall color. During tomorrow’s cloudiness, I’ll remember.

(Here’s a photo of a small bird: a lovely Hermit Thrush.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:03 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow**
2. Yellow-rumped Warbler
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Blue Jay (v)
5. Northern Flicker
6. White-throated Sparrow
7. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
8. American Robin (v)
9. Eastern Towhee (v)
10. Eastern Bluebird
11. Hermit Thrush
12. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
13. American Goldfinch (v)
14. Purple Finch (v)
15. Peregrine Falcon
16. Sharp-shinned Hawk
17. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
18. Hairy Woodpecker
19. Tufted Titmouse (v)
20. Osprey
21. Bald Eagle
22. Red-shouldered Hawk
23. Common Raven
24. Turkey Vulture

Elsewhere

25. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

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

†First-of-year

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

Variety

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
Nashville Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2022.
Nashville Warbler.

Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. Song Sparrow
3. American Crow
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Northern Flicker
6. American Goldfinch
7. Common Raven
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Red-breasted Nuthatch
10. Blue Jay
11. Carolina Wren
12. Ring-necked Pheasant
13. Northern Cardinal
14. Common Raven
15. White-throated Sparrow
16. Merlin
17. Carolina Wren
18. House Wren
19. Great Black-backed Gull
20. Common Eider
21. Golden-crowned Kinglet
22. Purple Finch
23. Yellow-rumped Warbler
24. White-breasted Nuthatch
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
27. American Redstart
28. Downy Woodpecker
29. Tennesses Warbler
30. Mourning Dove
31. Ring-billed Gull
32. Peregrine Falcon
33. Mallard
34. Spotted Sandpiper
35. Brown Thrasher
36. Baltimore Oriole
37. Nashville Warbler
38. Scarlet Tanager
39. Common Grackle
40. American Robin

 
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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