29 May 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘northern flicker’

On a Warm Day

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Least Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2017.

Least Flycatcher.

Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2017.

Common Yellowthroat.

Black-throated Green Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2017.

Black-throated Green Warbler.

American Redstart, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2017.

American Redstart.

Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2017.

Yellow Warbler.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-throated Green Warbler**
2. Northern Parula (v)
3. American Redstart**
4. Ovenbird**
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler
7. Blue Jay
8. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
9. Hermit Thrush (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Black-and-white Warbler
12. Veery (v)
13. Ruffed Grouse (booming)
14. Mourning Dove (v)
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Gray Catbird** (v)
17. American Goldfinch
18. Least Flycatcher
19. Blue-headed Vireo
20. Osprey (v)
21. Song Sparrow**
22. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
23. Yellow Warbler
24. Tree Swallow
25. Turkey Vulture
26. Broad-winged Hawk
27. Black-capped Chickadee**
28. Savannah Sparrow
29. Tufted Titmouse (v)
30. Eastern Phoebe*
31. American Robin*
32. Field Sparrow
33. Northern Flicker (v)
34. American Kestrel
35. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
36. Scarlet Tanager (v)

Elsewhere

37. Herring Gull
38. House Finch

Surprises

Monday, May 15th, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 May 2017.

Common Yellowthroat.

While stalking a Blue-headed Vireo on a cool breezy hill this morning, I happened upon a pair of chickadees building a nest in a cavity in a tree about 20 feet off trail. I stood still for two or three minutes watching them fly back and forth, taking turns clearing debris and such.

Chickadee in a nest hole, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 May 2017.

Chickadee in a nest hole.

I also got a decent photo of a Common Yellowthroat.

Spending time with Nature is full of surprises.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
2. Black-and-white Warbler
3. Ovenbird** (v)
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Blue Jay** (v)
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
8. Mourning Dove** (v)
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Gray Catbird**
11. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
12. Yellow-rumped Warbler
13. Song Sparrow**
14. Common Yellowthroat
15. Black-capped Chickadee**
16. Eastern Phoebe**
17. American Crow*
18. Purple Finch
19. Mallard*
20. Savannah Sparrow (v)
21. American Robin*
22. Northern Cardinal** (v)
23. Blue-headed Vireo
24. Downy Woodpecker
25. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
26. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

27. Chipping Sparrow
28. European Starling
29. Herring Gull
30. House Finch (v)

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

 

Thrushes, Hawks, and an Ovenbird

Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Veery, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2017.

Veery.

Sun, light breeze, incoming birds, including first Veeries, Yellow Warblers, and Great Crested Flycatcher. One Veery was particularly agreeable—perching for a photo, hopping along the trail not far in front of Jack and me.

Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2017.

Hermit Thrush.

Saw an eagle, crows haranguing a raven, seven warblers species. And most exciting was a pair of Red-tailed Hawks that circled above the canopy as we descended the woods trail. The hawks were cool and unperturbed, taking their sweet time, as crows loudly escorted them above us. And one let out one of those rare amazing red-tail screams.

On a sad note: an Ovenbird lay dead at the back of Beech Nut, victim of an apparent window strike early this morning. I brought it down into the woods, where I could hear other Ovenbirds singing, and tossed it into some greenery by a stone wall—and right away a chipmunk poked its head out. And I thought, Oh great, that chipmunk’s gonna eat it.

But I suppose that’s just Nature’s way.

Fallen Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2017.

Fallen Ovenbird.

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

1. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
2. Black-throated Green Warbler
3. Ovenbird**
4. Black-and-white Warbler
5. Eastern Towhee
6. Common Yellowthroat
7. American Goldfinch**
8. Tufted Titmouse**
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Northern Parula
11. Black-capped Chickadee**
12. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
13. Blue Jay** (v)
14. Yellow-rumped Warbler
15. Gray Catbird**
16. Veery
17. Song Sparrow
18. Red-winged Blackbird
19. Yellow Warbler (v)
20. Tree Swallow
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Mourning Dove (v)
23. American Crow*
24. Brown-headed Cowbird
25. Herring Gull*
26. Northern Cardinal** (v)
27. American Robin*
28. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
29. White-throated Sparrow
30. Purple Finch (v)
31. Northern Flicker (v)
32. Bald Eagle
33. Common Raven
34. Red-tailed Hawk
35. Osprey (v)
36. Pileated Woodpecker
37. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)

Elsewhere

38. European Starling
39. House Finch (v)
40. Chipping sparrow
41. Rock Pigeon
42. House Sparrow

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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