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Unexpected peregrine

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 June 2015.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Returning from a late-afternoon event in Camden, I heard  the high cry of a Peregrine Falcon and looked up at the Knox Mill smokestack to see a sudden fluff of pigeon feathers floating away from some construction scaffolding. Listened to a few more cries, watched a few more clouds of feathers. Took a photo of the rising moon.

Moon rising, near Clam Cove, Rockport, Maine, 30 June 2015.

Moon rising.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Redstart**
2. Eastern Towhee (v)
3. Song Sparrow** (v)
4. Cedar Waxwing
5. American Goldfinch** (v)
6. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
7. American Robin (v)
8. Ovenbird (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat**
10. Yellow Warbler (v)
11. American Crow* (v)
12. Gray Catbird
13. Common Raven (v)
14. Purple Finch
15. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


16. Eastern Phoebe (v)
17. Herring Gull
18. Mourning Dove
19. House Finch (v)
20. House Sparrow
21. Chimney Swift
22. Rock Pigeon
23. European Starling
24. Peregrine Falcon (v)

v = Voice Only
*Also Elsewhere
**Voice Only Elsewhere


A few summer birds

Monday, June 29th, 2015


American Redstart, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2015.

American Redstart.


Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Eastern Towhee (v)
2. American Redstart**
3. American Goldfinch** (v)
4. Cedar Waxwing
5. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
6. Song Sparrow**
7. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
8. Red-breasted Nuthatch
9. Common Yellowthroat (v)
10. American Crow*
11. American Robin** (v)
12. Yellow Warbler** (v)
13. Savannah Sparrow (v)
14. Herring Gull*
15. Gray Catbird*
16. Field Sparrow (v)
17. Purple Finch (v)
18. Ruby-throated Hummingbird


19. Easterm Phoebe (v)
20. Mourning Dove
21. Osprey

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


A walk in the rain

Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Ghost of Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 June 2015.

Ghost of Gray Catbird.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 5 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2. Common Yellowthroat (v)
3. Field Sparrow (v)
4. Savannah Sparrow (v)
5. Eastern Towhee (v)
6. Gray Catbird


7. Herring Gull

v = Voice only

Bird Report is a (sometimes intermittent) record of the birds I encounter while hiking, see while driving, or spy outside my window. —Brian Willson

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