30 May 2016 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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I Watched a Towhee Preen

Saturday, May 28th, 2016
Eastern Phoebe, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 May 2016.

Eastern Phoebe.

I watched a towhee preen today.
It dipped its bill into its breast and
plucked each feather up by the base,
then pulled it, nibbling, clear to the tip
in a trembling, dainty motion.

Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 May 2016.

Yellow Warbler.

Beech Hill List

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

1. American Crow*
2. Wild Turkey
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. Ovenbird
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. American Redstart** (v)
7. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
10. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
11. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
12. Veery
13. Northern Cardinal**
14. American Goldfinch*
15. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
16. Gray Catbird*
17. Northern Flicker
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
21. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
22. Black-and-white Warbler**
23. Blue Jay**
24. Yellow Warbler
25. Cedar Waxwing (v)
26. Field Sparrow
27. Song Sparrow
28. Scarlet Tanager (v)
29. Tree Swallow
30. Purple Finch
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
33. American Robin*
34. Mourning Dove* (v)

Elsewhere

35. European Starling
36. Herring Gull
37. Northern Mockingbird
38. Pine Warbler (v)

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

A Black-and-white Warbler pauses to sing purposefully from a greening branch.

Black-and-white Warbler.

I love warblers

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 May 2016.

The elusive Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 May 2016.

Common Yellowthroat.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Common Yellowthroat**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Ovenbird**
4. American Redstart
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
7. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
8. Veery
9. Black-capped Chickadee*
10. Northern Parula (v)
11. American Crow*
12. Gray Catbird*
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Alder Flycatcher
15. Yellow Warbler
16. American Goldfinch*
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. Ruby-throated Hummingbird‡ (v)
17. Song Sparrow**
18. Blue Jay** (v)
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Turkey Vulture*
21. American Robin*
22. Savannah Sparrow (v)
23. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
24. Nashville Warbler (v)
25. Northern Cardinal** (v)
26. Purple Finch (v)
27. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
28. Chipping Sparrow (v)
29. Least Flycatcher (v)
30. Common Raven
31. Mourning Dove* (v)
32. Tree Swallow
33. Scarlet Tanager (v)
34. Hermit Thrush (v)
35. Black-throated Blue Warbler
36. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
37. Eastern Wood-pewee† (v)

Elsewhere

38. Tufted Titmouse
39. Common Grackle
40. European Starling
41. Herring Gull
42. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird
‡First of year @ Beech Hill

 

Flitting, sailing

Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rocport, Maine.

Common Yellowthroat.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Common Yellowthroat**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
4. Ovenbird**
5. American Redstart
6. Veery
7. American Crow*
8. Black-capped Chickadee* (v)
9. American Goldfinch**
10. Gray Catbird*
11. Great Crested Flycatcher
12. Alder Flycatcher
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Field Sparrow
16. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
17. Blue Jay** (v)
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Song Sparrow**
20. Double-crested Cormorant
21. Tree Swallow
22. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
23. Savannah Sparrow
24. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
25. Purple Finch**
26. American Robin*
27. Cedar Waxwing (v)
28. Turkey Vulture*
29. Northern Flicker* (v)
30. Nashville Warbler (v)
31. Mourning Dove* (v)
32. Hermit Thrush (v)
33. Tufted Titmouse (v)
34. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
35. Common Raven (v)

Sailing, from Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 May 2016.

Sailing, from Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 May 2016.

Elsewhere

36. White-breasted Nuthatch
37. Red-bellied Woodpecker

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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