18 October 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

 

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

 
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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