24 March 2023

Posts Tagged ‘wild turkey’

Wilder Turkeys

Thursday, March 9th, 2023
Wild Turkey flyover, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine,
Wild Turkey flyover.

Above freezing this morning, and the sun emerged a time or two, and the sky was super lovely—mostly cloudy but patches of blue and rays of sunshine—but with a little wind. Still, birds showed up, seemingly itchin’ for spring.

Despite the wind and clouds, I spied a bluebird. And a dozen robins down by the road. The usual crows and chickadees and titmice; the unusual Pileated Woodpecker and Red Crossbill. And down in the woods, I heard a sound, glanced up into the trees, and saw a turkey flying over. In fact, at least a half-dozen turkeys had taken wing.

Wild Turkeys aren’t uncommon around here at all, but these turkeys were particularly wild.

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

1. American Robin
2. American Crow*
3. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
4. Eastern Bluebird
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. American Goldfinch** (v)
7. Hairy Woodpecker
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Red Crossbill
10. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
11. Wild Turkey


12. Herring Gull
13. Northern Cardinal
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Mallard
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)

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


Return of the Yard Birds

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
Wild Turkey, Rockport, Maine, 07 March 2023.
Wild Turkeys.

A mostly overcast morning with hints of sun. Breezy, right around freezing. Overall a rather nippy day, but a good hike, with more species than expected. Also met human and dog friends on the hill and hiked together for a time, which was fun.

Still wintry. Back home, in afternoon, a little flock of turkeys ambled through the yard—another sign of the inevitability of spring?

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:33 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Tufted Titmouse
4. Downy Woodpecker
5. Herring Gull
6. Pileated Woodpecker
7. American Goldfinch


8. Blue Jay
9. Dark-eyed Junco
10. Wild Turkey

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


Light Snow

Tuesday, February 14th, 2023
American Crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 February 2023.
Portrait of American Crow.

Was supposed to snow a little bit overnight, and it did—but kept on snowing a little bit during my morning hike with dog.

Hardly any snow, really, and not real cold temperatures, and very little wind. And despite the (mostly) overcast skies, I spied quite a few birds today. Mostly the same winter suspects, but several posed for pics—including a crow that seemed to want it’s portrait taken.

Bluebirds still, and yellow-rumps. This is the first season I’ve been able to confirm (repeatedly) that these two species love to hang out together.

I wonder how early the bluebirds will nest this year.

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

1. White-breasted Nuthatch**
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
5. American Goldfinch (v)
4. American Crow* (v)
5. American Robin
6. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
7. Herring Gull (v)
8. Eastern Bluebird
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler


10. Mallard
11. Wild Turkey


American Red Squirrel (v)

(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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