24 September 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Silent Migrants

Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 September 2017.

Song Sparrow.

On a cool morning in fall,
migratory birds move through the trees
silently for the most part,
with but a few chips and tweets and titters.

It’s odd when one bursts into song.
At this time of year, it seems wrong.

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

1. American Goldfinch** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Blue Jay**
4. Song Sparrow
5. Cedar Waxwing (v)
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Common Yellowthroat
8. Red-eyed Vireo
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Philadelphia Vireo
11. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
12. Hairy Woodpecker
13. American Redstart
14. Downy Woodpecker
15. Least Flycatcher
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Gray Catbird
18. Veery (v)
19. Turkey Vulture
20.Herring Gull
21. American Crow*

Elsewhere

22. Mourning Dove
23. House Sparrow

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

 

Lone Hawk

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
Cooper’s Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 September 2017.

Cooper’s Hawk.

Overcast morning, nippy.
Rain in the forecast.
Few birds moving through the trees.
A lone hawk circling in the breeze

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Gray Catbird (v)
3. American Goldfinch**
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. American Crow*
8. Song Sparrow
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Cedar Waxwing
11. Cooper’s Hawk

Elsewhere

12. Mourning Dove
13. Herring Gull
14. Blue Jay (v)

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

 

Foreshadowing

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 September 2017.

Black-and-white Warbler.

Sun and clouds and wind and chill
Jack and I walked up the hill
In the eastern woodland shade
Quiet warblers in the shade

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

1. American goldfinch**
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. American Crow*
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. Pileated Woodpecker (drumming)
6. Song Sparrow
7. Gray Catbird (v)
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Common Yellowthroat (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Herring Gull*
12. Red-eyed Vireo
13. Black-and-white Warbler
14. Pine Warbler
15. Eastern Phoebe
16. Osprey

Elsewhere

17. European Starling
18. American Robin (v)

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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