25 May 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘great crested flycatcher’

A lot of other birds

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Alder Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 24 May 2018.

Alder Flycatcher.

Alder Flycatchers are back, and that makes me happy. They’re not a striking bird to look at. Not particularly great singers. But by now I know and love them—along with the Great Crested Flycatchers we’ve had these years.

Of course a lot of other birds I love, as well.

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

1. Wood Thrush
2. Ovenbird
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. Red-eyed Vireo
5. American Redstart
6. Veery
7. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Mourning Dove
11. Song Sparrow
12. Northern Flicker
13. Yellow Warbler
14. American Goldfinch
15. American Crow
16. American Robin
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
19. Eastern Wood-pewee
20. Gray Catbird
21. Alder Flycatcher
22. Common Yellowthroat
23. Tree Swallow
24. Eastern Phoebe
25. Tree Swallow
26. Field Sparrow
27. Common Raven
28. Nashville Warbler
29. Eastern Bluebird
30. Blue Jay
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Hermit Thrush
33. Great Crested Flycatcher
34. Scarlet Tanager
35. Wild Turkey


36. European Starling
37. Common Grackle
38. Herring Gull
39. House sparrow

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

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


43. Herring Gull
44. Red-bellied Woodpecker

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


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


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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