18 November 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Scattering of Migrants

Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Yellow-rumped Warblers, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 September 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Summer returned for a day, maybe two. Way up in the 80s (F), bright sun. Early, dog and I encountered a scattering of migrants on the shady trail—most of them Yellow-rumped Warblers. But among these were kinglet, parula, and Red-Eyed Vireo.

Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 September 2017.

Red-eyed Vireo.

In a field near the hill, a family of turkeys strutted and browsed, the youngsters almost grown.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Gray Catbird
3. American Goldfinch
4. Blue Jay**
5. Yellow-Rumped Warbler
6. Common Yellowthroat (v)
7. Song Sparrow
8. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
9. Northern Parula
10. Red-eyed Vireo
11. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Cedar Waxwing
14. American Robin
15. Northern Flicker (v)
16. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

17. Chipping Sparrow
18. Wild Turkey
19. Herring Gull

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

 

Conspicuous Emergence

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Song Sparrow (youngster), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 September 2017.

Song Sparrow (youngster).

On our early hike this morning, dog and I encountered a fair number of migrating birds—chiefly Yellow-rumped Warblers. Also watched various butterflies (sulphurs, mostly) and bees prowl the remaining wildflowers.

Clouded Sulphur, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 September 2017.

Clouded Sulphur.

Sparrows about still, and jays, and flickers, and that young blueberry-eating gull (at least I assume it’s the same one I’ve seen up there three times now, considering I’ve never seen another engage in such behavior during my thousands of Beech Hill hikes.

Notably, Blacklegged Ticks (a.k.a., deer ticks) made a sudden reappearance. They’ve never gone away, of course, just have attained the right stage of development at the right season with the right amount of warmth and wetness to emerge conspicuous. I pulled five off Jack today.

A brilliantly sunny day, warmish, calmish. We’re told to expect more of same tomorrow.

Blacklegged Tick, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 September 2017.

Blacklegged Tick.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. Blue Jay** (v)
3. Eastern Towhee
4. American Redstart
5. Song Sparrow
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. American Crow*
8. American Goldfinch
9. Northern Flicker
10. Common Yellowthroat
11. Savannah Sparrow
12. Gray Catbird
13. Tufted Titmouse (v)
14. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
15. Herring Gull
16. Pileated Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

17. Mourning Dove

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

 

Fall Harrier

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Northern Harrier, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 September 2017.

Northern Harrier.

On the first day of fall, I saw my first Northern Harrier of fall—a lone individual soaring low above the reddish barrens on this nippy, breezy morning. I look forward to seeing more in the weeks to come.

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 September 2017.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
2. Blue Jay** (v)
3. Gray Catbird (v)
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. Northern Flicker
6. Downy Woodpecker (v)
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. Red-eyed Vireo
9. Song Sparrow
10. Northern Harrier
11. Common Yellowthroat (v)
12. American Crow*
13. Cedar Waxwing
14. Eastern Towhee (v)
15. American Goldfinch

Elsewhere

16. Chipping Sparrow
17. Mourning Dove
18. Rock Pigeon
19. Herring Gull
20. 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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