27 July 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Warm One

Friday, July 21st, 2017
American Goldfinch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 July 2017.

American Goldfinch.

Another warm one.
More monarchs.
Singing Alder Flycatchers.
Goldfinches everywhere.

Alder Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 July 2017.

Alder Flycatcher.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Robin* (v)
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Eastern Towhee
4. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. Common Yellowthroat**
7. Song Sparrow
8. Northern Cardinal** (v)
9. American Crow*
10. Alder Flycatcher
11. Yellow Warbler (v)
12. Gray Catbird
13. Northern Flicker
14. Barn Swallow
15. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch
17. Cedar Waxwing
18. Veery (v)
19. Mourning Dove (v)
20. Ovenbird
21. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)

Elsewhere

22. Blue Jay
23. Rock Pigeon
24. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
*Voice only elsewhere

Monarch in flight, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 July 2017.

Monarch in flight.

Aflit

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 July 2017.

Cedar Waxwing.

Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 July 2017.

Common Yellowthroat.

A full and interesting day—
Flitting little wild bird families
Untidy, uninvited campers
Small surprise visits
A sweet bicycle ride, and
A game of fetch with my good dog Jack.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Robin**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse
4. White-breasted Nuthatch
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Hairy Woodpecker
7. Purple Finch
8. American Goldfinch
9. Northern Flicker
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
12. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
13. Common Yellowthroat
14. Gray Catbird**
15. Song Sparrow
16. Cedar Waxwing**
17. Tree Swallow
18. Northern Cardinal**
19. Yellow Warbler (v)
20. Mourning Dove*
21. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
22. Field Sparrow
23. American Crow*
24. Veery
25. Savannah Sparrow

Elsewhere

26. Herring Gull
27. House Sparrow
28. House Finch (v)

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

 

 
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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