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Archive for August, 2015

Dragonfly

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Green Darner, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 August 2015.

Green Darner.

Only saw two birds at Beech Hill today, and got photos of none of them. I did get a picture of a dragonfly, though.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Common Raven (v)
2. American Crow* (v)
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. Cedar Waxwing
5. Eastern Towhee (v)
6. Gray Catbird (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
8. Northern Cardinal** (v)
9. Song Sparrow
10. Pileated Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

11. Herring Gull
12. White-breasted Nuthatch
13. Downy Woodpecker (v)
14. Mourning Dove

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

 

Sun today

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Savannah Sparrow (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 August 2015.

Savannah Sparrow (juvie).

Sun today, pretty much all day, with large, luscious clouds. Even some rain in the sun lateā€”and a rainbow.

Spruce, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 August 2015.

Spruce.

Not many bird at Beech Hill, but a lovely hike with Jack.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
2. American Goldfinch (v)
3. Cedar Waxwing
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Eastern Towhee (v)
6. Gray Catbird (v)
7. Song Sparrow
8. Common Yellowthroat (v)
9. Savannah Sparrow

Elsewhere

10. American Crow
11. Northern Cardinal
12. Herring Gull
13. Mourning Dove
14. Merlin
15. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only

American Lady, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 August 2015.

American Lady.

Also dragonflies

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Eastern Towhee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 August 2015.

Eastern Towhee.

Heavy morning fog again, and warm, and then the fog withdrew just about the time Jack and I hit Beech Hill in mid-afternoon. Lots of birds around (Broad-winged Hawk among them), many with antsy little youngsters. Also dragonflies.

Canada Darner, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 August 2015.

Canada Darner.

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

1. American Goldfinch
2. Eastern Towhee
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Common Yellowthroat (v)
5. Song Sparrow
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
9. Gray Catbird**
10. Turkey Vulture
11. American Crow* (v)
12. Purple Finch (v)
13. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
14. Savannah Sparrow (w)

Elsewhere

15. Northern Cardinal (v)
16. Herring Gull
17. Mourning Dove
18. Double-crested Cormorant
19. House Sparrow

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

 

 
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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