21 August 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘chipping sparrow’

Alder Flycatcher

Monday, August 21st, 2017
Alder Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 August 2017.

Alder Flycatcher.

The highlight of this morning’s hike came with the surprise appearance of a House Wren near the summit. But the portrait of the day belonged to a comely Alder Flycatcher.

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

1. American Goldfinch**
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Gray Catbird*
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler
5. Eastern Towhee
6. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
7. Cedar Waxwing**
8. Alder Flycatcher
9. Song Sparrow
10. Common Yellowthroat
11. American Crow* (v)
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
13. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
14. Osprey (v)
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. House Wren
17. Herring Gull*
18. Downy Woodpecker (v)
19. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)

Elsewhere

20. Chipping Sparrow
21. Mourning Dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only

 

Waxwing Days

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 August 2017.

Cedar Waxwing.

August days are waxwing days, yippity ki yi yay.

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

1. American Goldfinch**
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. American Robin (v)
4. Alder Flycatcher (v)
5. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
6. Gray Catbird** (v)
7. Cedar Waxwing**
8. American Crow*
9. Yellow Warbler (v)
10. Song Sparrow**
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. Eastern Phoebe
13. Savannah Sparrow
14. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
15. Black-and-white Warbler (v)

Elsewhere

16. Tufted Titmouse
17. Mourning Dove
18. Herring Gull
19. Chipping Sparrow
20. House Sparrow
21. Rock Pigeon

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

 

Blue Sky and Hummingbirds

Monday, August 7th, 2017
Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 August 2017.

Cedar Waxwing.

Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 August 2017.

Eastern Bluebird.

On a cool, cool morning
under a blue, blue sky
I heard hummingbirds chattering to each other
and looked up to see them chasing,
two ruby-throated hummingbirds,
chasing fast.

I heard and saw them later, too—
at least I assume they were the same birds
I saw in the earlier chase,
zipping about and talking to each other.
And a third time I saw them,
chasing a phoebe.

Later, I saw one of the hummingbirds
perhaps a young one,
fleeing what looked like two bees.

Fireweed, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 August 2017.

Fireweed.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler
5. Song Sparrow**
6. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
7. Chipping Sparrow
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Gray Catbird
10. American Crow* (v)
11. Hermit Thrush (v)
12. Mourning Dove*
13. Blue Jay (v)
14. Eastern Phoebe
15. Cedar Waxwing**
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Alder Flycatcher (v)
18. Savannah Sparrow
19. Field Sparrow (v)
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. Barn Swallow
24. Eastern Bluebird

Elsewhere

25. Rock Pigeon
26. Osprey
27. 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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