21 August 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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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

 

Gallery: Mini-Fallout

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Eastern Towhee (young female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 August 2017.

Eastern Towhee (young female).

Red-eyed Vireo (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 August 2017.

Red-eyed Vireo (juvie).

Least Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 August 2017.

Least Flycatcher.

Chestnut-sided Warbler (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 August 2017.

Chestnut-sided Warbler (juvie).

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

1. American Goldfinch**
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
5. Cedar Waxwing
6. American Crow*
7. Common Yellowthroat
8. Gray Catbird
9. Eastern Towhee
10. Alder Flycatcher (v)
11. Downy Woodpecker (v)
12. Yellow Warbler
13. Least Flycatcher
14. Cedar Waxwing
15. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
16. Baltimore Oriole
17. Chestnut-sided Warbler
18. Song Sparrow
19. Northern Cardinal** (v)
20. Northern Flicker
21. Yellow-rumped Warbler
22. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
23. Hermit Thrush (v)

Elsewhere

24. Mourning Dove
25. Herring Gull

 

Fly Hatch

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 August 2017.

Cedar Waxwing.

Scores of waxwings fluttered about the hill this morning, chasing flies. A wind blew, so the swarms floated diffusely, so the birds wheeled and hovered, flycatching. At the summit I spied a couple phoebes and heard the notes of a Least Flycatcher.

Eastern Phoebe, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 August 2017.

Eastern Phoebe.

Crickets, dragonflies, grasshoppers, cicadas, butterflies (including a couple monarchs), bees, and flies.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. American Goldfinch
3. Gray Catbird (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
6. Common Raven (v)
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Song Sparrow
9. Yellow Warbler (v)
10. Cedar Waxwing
11. Eastern Phoebe
12. Common Yellowthroat (v)
13. American Robin
14. Laughing Gull
15. Least Flycatcher (v)
16. Eastern Wood-pewee
17. Mourning Dove*

Elsewhere

18. Tufted Titmouse (v)
19. Wild Turkey
20. 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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