25 May 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘broad-winged hawk’

Black-throated Blues

Friday, May 18th, 2018
Black-throated Blue Warbler (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 May 2018.

Black-throated Blue Warbler (male).

I tend not to like to claim favorites. Have no favorite food, favorite color, favorite weather, favorite time of day. But I think my favorite wood-warbler is the Black-throated Blue.

Black-throated Blue Warbler (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 May 2018.

Black-throated Blue Warbler (female).

Heard my first of the year yesterday. Heard another this morning toward the end of my hike with Captain Jack. The bird was nearer, so dog and I ventured off trail a little ways. The handsome bird was cooperative, flitting about singing his beautiful buzzy tune, even posed for a photo. As I was taking pictures, I heard a sharp chip note behind me, very near. Turned and saw a female of the species perched nearly within arm’s reach. Clearly these birds had chosen one another.

The song, the plumage. I love those little Black-throated Blues.

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

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

Elsewhere

39. Eastern Phoebe
40. Herring Gull
41. Rock Pigeon
42. European Starling
43. House Sparrow (v)
44. Osprey

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

 

Ah, Rain

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Tree Swallow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 May 2018.

Tree Swallow.

This morning I heard a slow-talking vireo. Seemed a little early for red-eyes, but that’s what it sounded like. Snuck up. Sure enough, a first-of-year Red-eyed Vireo.

Also heard a Blue-headed Vireo—an early bird here. Not often have I had both on my list in the same day.

Warm, muggy morning. Rain came this evening. Ah, rain.

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

1. Ovenbird**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
3. Northern Parula (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Veery (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
7. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
8. Song Sparrow**
9. Common Yellowthroat**
10. Tufted Titmouse
11. Black-and-white Warbler
12. Blue Jay (v)
13. Northern Cardinal (v)
14. Red-eyed Vireo†
15. Mourning Dove**
16. American Goldfinch (v)
17. American Crow*
18. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
19. Nashville Warbler
20. Pileated Woodpecker
21. Gray Catbird
22. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
23. Yellow Warbler (v)
24. Tree Swallow
25. Chipping Sparrow**
26. Field Sparrow (v)
27. American Robin
28. Northern Flicker (v)
29. Common Raven
30. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
31. Scarlet Tanager (v)

Elsewhere

32. Eastern Phoebe
33. Herring Gull

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

Mid-May Gallery

Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Raven in the blueberries, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Raven in the blueberries.

Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Common Yellowthroat.

Eastern Phoebe, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Eastern Phoebe.

Field Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Field Sparrow.

Blue Jay, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Blue Jay.

Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2018.

Black-and-white Warbler.

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

1. Ovenbird**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Northern Parula (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler
6. Blue Jay
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
10. Veery (v)
11. American Goldfinch
12. Herring Gull*
13. Song Sparrow**
14. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Nashville Warbler
17. Northern Cardinal
18. Mourning Dove*
19. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
20. Scarlet Tanager (v)
21. American Crow*
22. Common Raven
23. Wild Turkey (v)
24. Common Yellowthroat**
25. Gray Catbird
26. Yellow Warbler (v)
27. Eastern Phoebe*
28. Tree Swallow
29. Broad-winged Hawk
30. Field Sparrow
31. Northern Flicker**
32. Savannah Sparrow
33. Eastern Bluebird
34. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
35. Great Blue Heron
36. Turkey Vulture*
37. American Robin*
38. Chipping Sparrow**
39. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
40. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)

Elsewhere

41. Red-bellied Woodpecker
42. Common Grackle
43. European Starling
44. Rock Pigeon

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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