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

 

Solitary Monarch

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Cedar Waxwing (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 August 2017.

Cedar Waxwing (juvie).

Breaking in a new camera today, gift from Canon, whose service technicians no longer work on my former model. Didn’t make time enough to figure out all the gazillions of settings, so this morning’s photos are a bit meh—or would’ve been had a solitary Monarch not saved the day.

Monarch on milkweed, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 August 2017.

Monarch on milkweed.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. American Goldfinch
3. Black-and-white Warbler
4. Black-capped Chickadee**
5. Northern Cardinal (v)
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
9. Song Sparrow
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Gray Catbird**
12. Yellow Warbler (v)
13. Cedar Waxwing**
14. Northern Flicker (v)
15. Common Yellowthroat
16. Savannah Sparrow (v)
17. American Crow*
18. Baltimore Oriole (v)
19. Northern Parula
20. Alder Flycatcher
21. Yellow-rumped Warbler
22. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
23. Purple Finch
24. Yellow-billed Cuckoo (v)
25. Hermit Thrush (v)

Elsewhere

26. Mourning Dove
27. Herring Gull
28. Rock Pigeon

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

 

Dragonflies

Monday, August 14th, 2017
White-faced Meadowhawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 August 2017.

White-faced Meadowhawk.

Got to the hill at 8:30 this morning, only to discover I’d forgotten my GoPro. False start! Returned at about 9 a.m., and commenced to hiking with dog. Three hawk species today (making that five species in the past two days). Also a bunch of dragonflies.

I kinda love dragonflies.

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

1. American Goldfinch**
2. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
3. Northern Parula (v)
4. American Robin*
5. American Crow*
6. Common Yellowthroat (v)
7. Song Sparrow
8. Eastern Towhee**
9. Gray Catbird**
10. Eastern Phoebe
11. Cedar Waxwing
12. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
13. Northern Cardinal** (v)
14. American Kestrel
15. Cooper’s Hawk
16. Broad-winged Hawk

Elsewhere

17. Black-capped Chickadee
18. Mourning Dove
19. Rock Pigeon
20. 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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