25 May 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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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


Dooyard Cardinal

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Northern Cardinal, Rockport, Maine, 10 May 2018.

Northern Cardinal.

The morning began sunny, but some fog rolled in, and my hike with dog had a cool feel to it. And what with a couple dozen birds on my list, let me say I mean “cool” both literally and figuratively.

But the photo of the day came from my dooryard cardinal. (Hey, bud!)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird** (v)
2. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
3. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
5. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
6. Black-capped Chickadee*
7. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
8. American Goldfinch
9. Mourning Dove**
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
12. Yellow-rumped Warbler
13. Northern Cardinal* (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat
15. Herring Gull*
16. American Crow*
17. Nashville Warbler (v)
18. Northern Flicker**
19. Field Sparrow (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Song Sparrow**
22. Tree Swallow
23. Prairie Warbler (v)
24. Savannah Sparrow
25. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
26. American Robin* (v)
27. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)

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



Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 May 2018.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (male).

Among the many migrants moving through this windy morning were the usual early-may Yellow-rumped Warblers. Perhaps the most abundant wood-warbler, a hardy bird that nests on up through Canada, the yellow-rump is a common sight here nearly year-round. I’ve come to know their stick-dry “chip” notes well, and their warbling songs a little less well. They’re one of few species that can digest the waxy fruit of the bayberry, plenty of which grows at Beech Hill.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 May 2018.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (female).

I must’ve seen three dozen ’rumps this morning—the males singing in their bright blue-and-yellow plumage, and the females in a lovely muted shade. Love these little flitting birds.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
3. Nashville Warbler
4. Herring Gull*
5. Northern Parula
6. Black-and-white Warbler**
7. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
8. Song Sparrow**
9. Eastern Towhee
10. Gray Catbird (v)
11. Common Raven
12. Blue-headed Vireo
13. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
14. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
15. American Goldfinch (v)
16. American Crow*
17. White-throated Sparrow (v)
18. Yellow-rumped Warbler
19. Common Yellowthroat (v)
20. Tree Swallow
21. Chipping Sparrow (v)
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Savannah Sparrow
24. Black-capped Chickadee**
25. Northern Cardinal** (v)
27. Downy Woodpecker (v)


28. Blue Jay (v)

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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