24 September 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Gallery: Bird Parents

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Common Yellowthroat.

Eastern Towhee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Eastern Towhee.

Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Chipping Sparrow.

Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Yellow Warbler.

Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2017.

Gray Catbird.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
3. Common Yellowthroat**
4. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
5. Eastern Towhee
6. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Yellow Warbler
8. American Robin (v)
9. American Goldfinch**
10. Song Sparrow**
11. Ovenbird (v)
12. Chipping Sparrow*
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Northern Cardinal (v)
15. Gray Catbird
16. Downy Woodpecker
17. Savannah Sparrow
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Morning Dove*
21. Northern Flicker
22. Common Raven
23. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
24. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
25. Wood Thrush (v)
26. Veery (v)

Elsewhere

27. House Finch
28. Herring Gull

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

 

Juvies

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Brown-headed Cowbird (juvenile), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 June 2017.

Brown-headed Cowbird (juvenile).

My Beech Hill hike today brought me
near a number of fledglings,
chicks, and juvenile birds.
Most I heard—

as faint, directionless keenings
amid the thickened foliage.
I saw but one,
a cowbird, on its own.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
3. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. Eastern Towhee
6. American Redstart (v)
7. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
8. American Robin*
9. American Goldfinch**
10. Ovenbird (v)
11. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
12. Song Sparrow**
13. Yellow Warbler
14. Tree Swallow
15. Gray Catbird**
16. American Crow*
17. Alder Flycatcher (v)
18. Savannah Sparrow
19. Field Sparrow (v)
20. Bald Eagle
21. Purple Finch (v)
22. Northern Flicker
23. Mourning Dove
24. Cedar Waxwing
25. Brown-headed Cowbird
26. Chipping Sparrow*
27. Wood Thrush (v)
28. Veery (v)

Elsewhere

29. Herring Gull
30. Northern Cardinal
31. House Finch (v)

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

 

A Day to Love

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 June 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

This cool, bright morning filled me with a kind of jubilation, sorta. Beech Hill birds and butterflies, cheerful stone masons expertly at work on the gate, Jack in good spirits. I got a few decent photos—even a video or two.

American Redstart, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 June 2017.

American Redstart.

And this evening brought a loud, riotous thunderstorm that passed without a power interruption.

A day to love, all in all.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
2. American Redstart**
3. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
4. American Goldfinch
5. Eastern Towhee
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. American Crow*
8. Song Sparrow
9. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
10. Ovenbird (v)
11. Common Yellowthroat
12. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
13. Tree Swallow
14. Gray Catbird**
15. Yellow Warbler (v)
16. Common Loon (v)
17. Savannah Sparrow
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Turkey Vulture
20. Alder Flycatcher (v)
21. Purple Finch (v)
22. Downy Woodpecker (v)
23. Veery
24. Wood Thrush (v)

Elsewhere

25. Bald Eagle

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

 

Inornate Ringlet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 June 2017.

Inornate Ringlet.

 

 
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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