27 July 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Song Sparrow

July 23rd, 2017
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 July 2017.

Song Sparrow.

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

1. American Robin*
2. Eastern Towhee**
3. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
4. Gray Catbird
5. Alder Flycatcher (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
7. Song Sparrow**
8. Common Yellowthroat**
9. Yellow Warbler (v)
10. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
11. American Crow*
12. American Goldfinch
13. Savannah Sparrow
14. Cedar Waxwing
15. Northern Cardinal (v)
16. Field Sparrow (v)
17. Northern Flicker** (v)
18. Common Raven*
19. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
20. Hermit Thrush (v)

Elsewhere

21. Mourning Dove
22. Herring Gull
23. Rock Pigeon
24. Turkey Vulture

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

 

Conspicuously Everywhere

July 22nd, 2017
Common Whitetail, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 July 2017.

Common Whitetail.

They show up in deep summer. They enliven the landscape. They catch the attention of the man who’s usually obsessed with counting birds. I refer, of course, to dragonflies, butterflies, and the like—colorful, conspicuous flying insects.

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 July 2017.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

This past week has been fairly rich in Monarchs. Very rich in dragonflies, including Halloween Pennant, Black Saddlebags, Common Whitetail.

The wild birds, meantime, are distracted still by feeding all their youngsters. They’re inconspicuously everywhere.

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

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

Elsewhere

25. Rock Pigeon
26. Herring Gull

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

 

Warm One

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.

 
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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