24 September 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘savannah sparrow’

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

 

Fourth Foggy Morning

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
British Soldiers Lichen, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 September 2017.

British Soldiers Lichen.

A fourth foggy morning in a row dawned here at the 44th parallel. Jack and I arrived early to the hill to find a couple other vehicles in the parking lot, surprisingly. We climbed the drippy trail, came upon a Veery (missed the photo when my camera strap got in the way of the viewfinder), saw flickers and jays and sparrows. It was a quick hike because…

Blue Jays, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 September 2017.

Blue Jays.

…I had to return at nine, sans dog, to help inspect the sod roof of Beech Nut. There, I took a photo of a clump of British soldiers.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail. (And at 9 a.m., I took a truck up there.)

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Northern Flicker
3. Blue Jay
4. Veery
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Eastern Towhee
7. American Crow
8. Song Sparrow
9. American Goldfinch
10. Yellow Warbler
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Savannah Sparrow
13. Eastern Phoebe
14. Hairy Woodpecker
15. White-breasted Nuthatch
16. Tufted Titmouse

Elsewhere

17. Mourning Dove
18. Wild Turkey
19. Herring Gull

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

 

Random Warblers

Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Black-throated Green Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 September 2017.

Black-throated Green Warbler.

One thing I like about fall migration is the warblers that seem to show up more or less randomly. Today’s random warbler: a Black-Throated Green.

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

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

Elsewhere

19. Chipping Sparrow
20. Mourning Dove
21. 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



3IP Logo
©1997–2017 by 3IP