25 May 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘blue-headed vireo’

Yellow Warblers

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 2018.

Yellow Warbler.

Had a lovely hike this morning. Heard a Wood Thrush, watched a raven browse in the blueberries, spent a while following a drama involving yellow warblers. Three or four or five of these warblers were rushing about in a birch tree, engaging in a mad courtship and/or territorial battles.

A highlight of my walk with Jack—made  for a truly interesting morning.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. American Redstart (v)
4. Wood Thrush (v)
5. Veery
6. Black-and-white Warbler**
7. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
8. Song Sparrow*
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
12. Common Yellowthroat**
13. Hermit Thrush
14. Northern Cardinal**
15. Yellow Warbler
16. American Woodcock
17. American Goldfinch
18. American Crow*
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Blue Jay
21. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (humming)
22. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
23. Tree Swallow
24. Alder Flycatcher†
25. Field Sparrow
26. Northern Harrier
27. Eastern Phoebe*
28. Common Raven
29. Nashville Warbler (v)
30. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
31. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
32. American Robin
33. Chipping Sparrow (v)
34. Turkey Vulture
35. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
36. Scarlet Tanager
37. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
38. Eastern Wood-pewee
39. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
40. Hairy Woodpecker
41. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
42. Black-throated Green Warbler

Elsewhere

43. Herring Gull
44. Red-bellied Woodpecker

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

 

Redstarts

Monday, May 21st, 2018
American Redstart, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 May 2018.

American Redstart.

This morning early I led another bird walk. An intimate affair this time—which made it more casual and fun. We saw a Magnolia Warbler, and folks got good looks at birds they’d had good looks at before. Notably, we heard the song of a first-of-year Eastern Wood-pewee.

Eastern Towhee (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 May 2018.

Eastern Towhee (female).

As I did a couple days ago, I returned afterward with Jack. Despite the later hour and (much) warmer day, I got a couple photos of American Redstarts. Also saw an immature eagle.

I feel an odd affinity for redstarts, though.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7 a.m.—and again at 10:15 a.m.—I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. American Redstart
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler*
4. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
5. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
6. Red-eyed Vireo
7. Wood Thrush (v)
8. Veery
9. Black-and-white Warbler**
10. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
11. Magnolia Warbler
12. Song Sparrow*
13. Common Yellowthroat**
14. Northern Cardinal
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Hermit Thrush (v)
17. Northern Flicker (v)
18. Tufted Titmouse (v)
19. Black-capped Chickadee
20. American Crow*
21. Northern Parula* (v)
22. Yellow Warbler**
23. Gray Catbird
24. Tree Swallow
25. Field Sparrow
26. Eastern Wood-pewee†
27. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
28. Scarlet Tanager (v)
29. American Goldfinch
30. Blue Jay (v)
31. American Robin
32. Purple Finch (v)
33. Chipping Sparrow (v)
34. Eastern Bluebird
35. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
36. Nashville Warbler (v)
37. Common Raven
38. Bald Eagle

Elsewhere

38. Herring Gull
39. European Starling

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

Bald Eagle (immature), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 May 2018.

Bald Eagle (immature).

Hello, Nashville

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Nashville Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 May 2018.

Nashville Warbler.

The Nashville Warbler is a shy bird, in my experience. I hear their song all the time but can only seem to get glimpses of their unassuming gray-over-yellow plumage and white eye-ring. Just glimpses before they flit.

Until today. Today, somehow, I got a halfway decent photo.

Hello, Nashville.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. American Redstart** (v)
4. Hermit Thrush
5. Great Crested Flycatcher
6. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
9. Northern Cardinal (v)
10. Yellow Warbler (v)
11. Black-and-white Warbler
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Veery (v)
14. American Robin (v)
15. American Crow*
16. American Goldfinch (v)
17. Song Sparrow*
18. Gray Catbird* (v)
19. Common Yellowthroat (v)
20. Savannah Sparrow
21. Tree Swallow
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
24. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
25. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
26. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
27. Nashville Warbler
28. Blue Jay (v)
29. Northern Flicker (v)
30. Scarlet Tanager (v)
31. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
32. Unidentified Empidonax

Elsewhere

33. Eastern Phoebe
34. Wild Turkey
35. Herring Gull

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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