24 September 2017 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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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

 

Silent Migrants

Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 September 2017.

Song Sparrow.

On a cool morning in fall,
migratory birds move through the trees
silently for the most part,
with but a few chips and tweets and titters.

It’s odd when one bursts into song.
At this time of year, it seems wrong.

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

1. American Goldfinch** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Blue Jay**
4. Song Sparrow
5. Cedar Waxwing (v)
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Common Yellowthroat
8. Red-eyed Vireo
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Philadelphia Vireo
11. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
12. Hairy Woodpecker
13. American Redstart
14. Downy Woodpecker
15. Least Flycatcher
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Gray Catbird
18. Veery (v)
19. Turkey Vulture
20.Herring Gull
21. American Crow*

Elsewhere

22. Mourning Dove
23. House Sparrow

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

 

Vireo

Monday, September 4th, 2017
Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 September 2017.

Red-eyed Vireo.

A cool, clear, windy morning after a rainy afternoon and evening. Not too much bird action, but I did get looks at a few warblers and a vireo.

Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 September 2017.

Red-eyed Vireo.

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

1. American Crow*
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Gray Catbird
4. Northern Flicker
5. Eastern Towhee (v)
6. Song Sparrow
7. Eastern Phoebe
8. Cedar Waxwing (v)
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Black-and-white Warbler
11. Red-eyed Vireo
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. Herring Gull*
14. Turkey Vulture*

Elsewhere

15. Blue Jay (v)
16. Mourning Dove
17. Hairy Woodpecker
18. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

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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