29 May 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘house finch’


Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 May 2017.

Common Yellowthroat.

While slowly ascending the upper Woods Trail at Beech Hill this overcast morning, looking for birds, Jack stopped abruptly, raised his head, and stared up into the trees, ears high. I’ve learned to pay attention to such alert behavior, and I thought, “Deer?” I peered in the direction he was looking and heard the sound of something large moving over last fall’s leaves.

Then I saw it—a deer. No, not a deer, a coyote! I big one, too, bounding away.

Jack never made a peep. Nor did I.

Nor did the coyote.

Beech Hill List

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Eastern Phoebe**
3. Ovenbird
4. Black-and-white Warbler**
5. Hermit Thrush
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler
7. Veery (v)
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Gray Catbird*
11. Tufted Titmouse (v)
12. Mourning Dove
13. Yellow Warbler**
14. Alder Flycatcher (v)
15. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
16. Nashville Warbler (v)
17. Scarlet Tanager (v)
18. American Crow*
19. American Goldfinch* (v)
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Song Sparrow
22. Tree Swallow
23. Eastern Bluebird
24. Northern Cardinal (v)
25. American Robin* (v)
26. Blue Jay** (v)


27. Chipping Sparrow
28. European Starling
29. Brown-headed Cowbird
30. Herring Gull
31. Rock Pigeon
32. Osprey
33. House Finch
34. House Sparrow (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
*Voice only elsewhere


Swainson’s Thrush

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Swainson’s Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 May 2017.

Swainson’s Thrush.

I’m delighted to report that, on this warm, windy morning, a Swainson’s Thrush stopped by to say hello.

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

1. Ovenbird
2. Black-throated Green Warbler
3. American Robin
4. American Goldfinch
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. American Redstart
7. Eastern Phoebe
8. Swainson’s Thrush
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Red-eyed Vireo
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Mourning Dove
13. Black-and-white Warbler
14. Black-capped Chickadee
15. Hermit Thrush
16. Alder Flycatcher
17. Song Sparrow
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Tree Swallow
20. Double-crested Cormorant
21. Savannah Sparrow
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Field Sparrow
24. Northern Cardinal
25. Purple Finch
26. Common Raven
27. American Crow
28. Eastern Wood-pewee


29. Chipping Sparrow
30. European Starling
31. House Finch
32. Herring Gull
34. Rock Pigeon
35. Common Grackle

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



Friday, May 19th, 2017
Scarlet Tanager, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 May 2017.

Scarlet Tanager.

This day was a warm one. I missed scores of good photos—but got a good look at a singing tanager. (And survived a 14-mile bike ride later in the day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
3. Common Yellowthroat (v)
4. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
5. Blue Jay (v)
6. American Redstart**
7. American Crow*
8. American Goldfinch (v)
9. Mourning Dove (v)
10. Chestnut-sided Warbler
11. Red-eyed Vireo†
12. Black-and-white Warbler
13. American Robin*
14. Black-capped Chickadee**
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Gray Catbird**
17. Yellow Warbler**
18. Alder Flycatcher† (v)
19. Scarlet Tanager
20. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
21. Tree Swallow
22. Savannah Sparrow
23. Tufted Titmouse
24. Field Sparrow
25. Northern Cardinal** (v)
26. Black-billed Cuckoo† (v)
27. Downy Woodpecker
28. Hermit Thrush (v)
29. Wild Turkey (v)
30. Eastern Wood-pewee† (v)


31. Common Grackle
32. House Finch (v)
33. Herring Gull
34. Chipping Sparrow (v)
35. Osprey
36. Mallard
37. House Sparrow
38. Turkey Vulture

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


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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