24 September 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Kinglets

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 September 2017.

Savannah Sparrow.

Last night must’ve been a good one for migration, because this morning’s influx of multiple species of small wild birds proved thrilling as all get-out. High among the little migrants at the summit were Ruby-crowned Kinglets—bunches of ’em.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 September 2017.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

But first came a croaking raven, then came a lovely Savannah Sparrow (several migrating Savannahs, too), then—at the summit—multiple warblers and vireos. Along with the kinglets, chattering at each other the way they do, keeping tabs like chickadees.

Chickadees up there, too.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Blue Jay**
3. Gray Catbird
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. Common Raven
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Savannah Sparrow
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Eastern Towhee (v)
11. American Goldfinch
12. Song Sparrow**
13. Common Yellowthroat (v)
14. Cedar Waxwing
15. Chestnut-sided Warbler
16. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
17. Eastern Phoebe
18. Northern Flicker
19. American Redstart
20. Philadelphia Vireo
21. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
22. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
23. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

24. Northern Cardinal (v)
25. Mourning Dove
26. Herring Gull

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

 

Silent Migrants

Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 September 2017.

Song Sparrow.

On a cool morning in fall,
migratory birds move through the trees
silently for the most part,
with but a few chips and tweets and titters.

It’s odd when one bursts into song.
At this time of year, it seems wrong.

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

1. American Goldfinch** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Blue Jay**
4. Song Sparrow
5. Cedar Waxwing (v)
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Common Yellowthroat
8. Red-eyed Vireo
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Philadelphia Vireo
11. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
12. Hairy Woodpecker
13. American Redstart
14. Downy Woodpecker
15. Least Flycatcher
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Gray Catbird
18. Veery (v)
19. Turkey Vulture
20.Herring Gull
21. American Crow*

Elsewhere

22. Mourning Dove
23. House Sparrow

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

 

Gallery: Fog and a Fallout

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Red-eyed Vireo (immature), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 September 2017.

Red-eyed Vireo (immature).

Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 September 2017.

Song Sparrow.

Great Crested Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 September 2017.

Great Crested Flycatcher.

Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 September 2017.

Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 September 2017.

Gray Catbird (teenager), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 September 2017.

Gray Catbird (teenager).

Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 September 2017.

Black-capped Chickadee.

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

1. American Crow* (v)
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. Blue Jay** (v)
6. Red-eyed Vireo
7. American Redstart
8. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
9. Northern Cardinal (v)
10. Black-and-white Warbler
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Yellow Warbler
13. Philadelphia Vireo
14. Great Crested Flycatcher
15. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Common Yellowthroat
18. Song Sparrow
19. Northern Flicker (v)
20. Cedar Waxwing**
21. Least Flycatcher (v)
22. Gray Catbird
23. Black-throated Green Warbler

Elsewhere

24. Mourning Dove
25. 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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