24 September 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Fifth Day of Fog

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Chipping Sparrow, Rockport, Maine, 20 September 2017.

Chipping Sparrow.

Fog again—thick fog. Heard more than I saw on the hill—and my best photo came from the kitchen window, looking out at a little chippie.

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

1. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Northern Flicker
4. Eastern Phoebe
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Common Yellowthroat (v)
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Song Sparrow
10. American Crow* (v)
11. Gray Catbird (v)
12. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
13. Blue Jay (v)

Elsewhere

14. Chipping Sparrow
15. Mourning Dove
16. Herring Gull
17. Wild Turkey

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Hawk in the Fog

Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Broad-winged Hawk (immature), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 September 2017.

Broad-winged Hawk (immature).

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Blue Jay**
3. American Crow*
4. Northern Flicker
5. Gray Catbird
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. Common Yellowthroat
8. Song Sparrow
9. American Goldfinch
10. Cedar Waxwing
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
14. Eastern Phoebe
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. Broad-winged Hawk
17. Tufted Titmouse (v)
18. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
19. Downy Woodpecker (pecking)

Elsewhere

20. Mourning Dove
21. Wild Turkey

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

 

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

 

 
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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