23 January 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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My Little Chickadee

Monday, September 18th, 2017
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 September 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Third straight morning fog. Little clump of migrants moving through—including a vireo I didn’t recognize. Flickers, voice of raven, voice of owl. Met a cute little chickadee.

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

1. Northern Cardinal
2. Blue Jay**
3. Northern Flicker
4. Eastern Towhee
5. Pileated Woodpecker
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
8. Black-and-white Warbler
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Common Yellowthroat
11. Song Sparrow
12. American Goldfinch (v)
13. American Crow*
14. Gray Catbird
15. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
16. Barred Owl (v)
17. Common Raven (v)


18. Mourning Dove
19. Rock Pigeon

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



Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 September 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Last night must’ve been a good one for migration, because this morning’s influx of multiple species of small wild birds proved thrilling as all get-out. High among the little migrants at the summit were Ruby-crowned Kinglets—bunches of ’em.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 September 2017.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

But first came a croaking raven, then came a lovely Savannah Sparrow (several migrating Savannahs, too), then—at the summit—multiple warblers and vireos. Along with the kinglets, chattering at each other the way they do, keeping tabs like chickadees.

Chickadees up there, too.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Blue Jay**
3. Gray Catbird
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. Common Raven
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Savannah Sparrow
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Eastern Towhee (v)
11. American Goldfinch
12. Song Sparrow**
13. Common Yellowthroat (v)
14. Cedar Waxwing
15. Chestnut-sided Warbler
16. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
17. Eastern Phoebe
18. Northern Flicker
19. American Redstart
20. Philadelphia Vireo
21. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
22. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
23. Downy Woodpecker (v)


24. Northern Cardinal (v)
25. Mourning Dove
26. Herring Gull

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


Snakes and a Catbird

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Gray Catbird (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 September 2017.

Gray Catbird (juvie)

For the past couple days I’ve seen a good-sized Smooth Green Snake on the same sunny stretch of trail. The first day, I had just said out loud to my dog that we might want to be on the look-out for snakes (I’d seen a couple garter snakes there before), but I guess I wasn’t really ready, because  I couldn’t focus my camera on it before it slipped away into the grass.

The second day, I said to my dog that we should really be looking for snakes right about there—and I didn’t even see the green snake in the sun before we were just about on top of it. It slipped away again. Same snake probably.

Here’s a photo of a young catbird.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. American Crow*
3. American Redstart
4. Red-eyed Vireo
5. American Goldfinch
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. Merlin
8. Savannah Sparrow
9. Song Sparrow
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
12. Northern Flicker (v)
13. Gray Catbird
14. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
15. White-throated Sparrow (v)
16. Common Yellowthroat (v)
17. Osprey
18. Common Raven (v)
19. Blue Jay (v)
20. Tufted Titmouse (v)


21. Mourning Dove
22. Herring Gull
23. Rock Pigeon
24. Downy Woodpecker (v)

v = Voice only
*Also 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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