21 August 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Serenaded by Broad-winged Hawks

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 August 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 August 2017.

Today on the hill, through about half our morning hike, Jack and I walked with Broad-winged Hawks. In particular, two or three young broadwings—screaming, circling high-high. I felt a feeling akin to being blessed.

Broad-winged Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 August 2017.

However, I did get a fair photo of a one of a couple of Yellow-rumped Warblers, flitting around in the tips of the summit spruce grove.

What a day.

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

1. American Goldfinch
2. Northern Cardinal** (v)
3. Gray Catbird (v)
4. Broad-winged Hawk
5. Blue Jay (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
7. Song Sparrow
8. Eastern Towhee
9. American Crow*
10. Eastern Phoebe
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Cedar Waxwing
13. Savannah Sparrow (v)
14. Least Flycatcher (v)
16. Common Yellowthroat (v)
17. Osprey
18. Eastern Wood-pewee

Elsewhere

19. Mourning Dove
20. Herring Gull
21. Rock Pigeon
22.House Sparrow

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

 

Gallery: Blueberry Days

Saturday, July 29th, 2017
American Redstart (juvenile), Rockport, Maine, 29 July 2017.

American Redstart (juvenile).

Eastern Towhee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 July 2017.

Eastern Towhee.

Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 July 2017.

Gray Catbird.

American Red Squirrel, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 July 2017.

American Red Squirrel.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Eastern Towhee
2. American Robin
3. Cedar Waxwing
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Alder Flycatcher
6. Northern Cardinal** (v)
7. Gray Catbird
8. Song Sparrow**
9. Yellow Warbler
10. American Crow*
11. Common Yellowthroat**
12. Field Sparrow (v)
13. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
14. Red-breasted Nuthatch
15. Black-capped Chickadee
16. Eastern Wood-pewee

Elsewhere

17. Chipping Sparrow
18. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
19. American Redstart
20. Herring Gull
21. Turkey Vulture

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

Conspicuously Everywhere

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
Common Whitetail, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 July 2017.

Common Whitetail.

They show up in deep summer. They enliven the landscape. They catch the attention of the man who’s usually obsessed with counting birds. I refer, of course, to dragonflies, butterflies, and the like—colorful, conspicuous flying insects.

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 July 2017.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

This past week has been fairly rich in Monarchs. Very rich in dragonflies, including Halloween Pennant, Black Saddlebags, Common Whitetail.

The wild birds, meantime, are distracted still by feeding all their youngsters. They’re inconspicuously everywhere.

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

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler
2. American Robin*
3. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. White-throated Sparrow (v)
6. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
7. Eastern Towhee**
8. Hermit Thrush (v)
9. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
10. Alder Flycatcher (v)
11. Common Yellowthroat
12. American Crow*
13. Cedar Waxwing
14. Gray Catbird**
15. Song Sparrow
16. Tufted Titmouse (v)
17. Northern Cardinal** (v)
18. Yellow Warbler (v)
19. Savannah Sparrow
20. Eastern Phoebe
21. Purple Finch (v)
22. Red-breasted Nuthatch
23. Veery (v)
24. Field Sparrow (v)

Elsewhere

25. Rock Pigeon
26. 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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