25 May 2018 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Lifer

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Bay-breasted Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 May 2018.

Bay-breasted Warbler.

This morning after hiking the length of Beech Hill, I found myself listening to an unfamiliar, high, sharp, shortish song and casting about in the shade around the parking lot. And there it was, backlit, my first glimpse of a Bay-breasted Warbler. Cool.

Black-throated Green Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 May 2018.

Black-throated Green Warbler.

Elsewhere, I had three other first-of-year species—and a couple-three decent photos.

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

1. Ovenbird**
2. Hermit Thrush
3. Northern Parula (v)
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Black-throated Green Warbler
6. Black-and-white Warbler
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Herring Gull* (v)
9. Great Crested Flycatcher
10. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
11. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
12. Song Sparrow
13. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
14. Black-capped Chickadee
15. Veery
16. Eastern Towhee
17. American Goldfinch
18. Northern Cardinal* (v)
19. Nashville Warbler
20. Mourning Dove* (v)
21. Wilson’s Warbler†
22. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
23. Gray Catbird
24. Yellow Warbler** (v)
25. Tree Swallow
26. Eastern Phoebe*
27. Savannah Sparrow (v)
28. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
29. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
30. Osprey
31. Blue Jay (v)
32. American Redstart†
33. Bay-breasted Warbler†‡
34. Least Flycatcher†
35. Eastern Bluebird
36. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
37. Chipping Sparrow*

Elsewhere

38. Rock Pigeon
39 .House Sparrow
40. European Starling

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird
‡Lifer

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 May 2018.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

One of Those Days

Monday, May 14th, 2018
Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 May 2018.

Black-and-white Warbler.

Cloudy, chilly, breezy morning. Birds in the margins, but they couldn’t be coaxed out. Nonetheless, I got a blurry photo of a female Black-and-white Warbler.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. Northern Parula (v)
5. Chestnut-sided Warbler
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
8. Veery (v)
9. Herring Gull* (v)
10. American Goldfinch
11. Song Sparrow** (v)
12. Black-and-white Warbler
13. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
14. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
15. Nashville Warbler
16. Northern Cardinal
17. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
18. Wild Turkey
19. American Crow*
20. Blue-headed Vireo
21. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
22. Hermit Thrush (v)
23. American Robin* (v)
24. Yellow Warbler (v)
25. Gray Catbird
26. Field Sparrow
27. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
28. Scarlet Tanager (v)
29. Chipping Sparrow*

Elsewhere

30. Mourning Dove
31. Blue Jay

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

 

Great Good Fortune

Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Tree Swallow (stretching wing), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 4 May 2018.

Tree Swallow (stretching wing).

Another exciting early May morning. Three first-of-year species, a pair of overflying Great Blue Herons, a swallow stretching his wing.

Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 4 May 2018.

Black-and-white Warbler.

I’ll never tire of this stuff. Such great good fortune.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
2. Black-and-white Warbler
3. Ovenbird**
4. Herring Gull*
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Blue-headed Vireo
7. Nashville Warbler† (v)
8. Eastern Phoebe
9. American Goldfinch (v)
10. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
11. Northern Parula† (v)
12. Gray Catbird† (v)
13. White-throated Sparrow (v)
14. Hermit Thrush
15. Northern Cardinal* (v)
16. Mourning Dove*
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Northern Flicker (v)
19. Black-capped Chickadee**
20. Blue Jay
21. American Crow*
22. Common Yellowthroat
23. Song Sparrow**
24. Tree Swallow
25. Eastern Bluebird
26. Savannah Sparrow
27. Yellow-rumped Warbler
28. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
29. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
30. Great Blue Heron
31. Osprey
32. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

33. Rock Pigeon
34. House Sparrow

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

Yellow-rumped Warbler (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 4 May 2018.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (female).

 
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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