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Archive for June, 2017

Nesters

Monday, June 26th, 2017
Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2017.

Gray Catbird.

It’s high season for wild birds here at the 44th parallel. Savannah Sparrows with grasshoppers in their beaks. Tree Swallows bringing mouthfuls of flies back to the box. Eastern Towhees flitting furtively in the bushes, making the slight, weird sounds they make around fledglings.

Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2017.

Song Sparrow.

Nesters. Nesters everywhere.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler
3. American Redstart
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. American Redstart
6. American Robin
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Yellow Warbler
9. Gray Catbird
10. Turkey Vulture
11. Black-and-white Warbler
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. Tree Swallow
14. Song Sparrow
15. Field Sparrow
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. Eastern Phoebe
18. Purple Finch
19. American Crow
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Red-breasted Nuthatch
22. Pileated Woodpecker
23. Chipping Sparrow
24. Northern Cardinal

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

Eagle and Crow

Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Eagle and crow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 June 2017.

Eagle and crow.

Ascending the hill this morning, angling for a photo of a Savannah Sparrow, I hear a commotion of crows coming from over the rise. This always gets my attention, and I turned toward the cacophony. Sure enough, a Bald Eagle came flapping over the summit, heading out toward Chickawaukie Lake, accompanied by a crow.

Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 June 2017.

Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 June 2017.

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

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
2. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
3. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. American Robin**
6. American Goldfinch
7. American Crow*
8. Gray Catbird**
9. American Redstart (v)
10. Ovenbird (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Yellow Warbler (v)
13. Song Sparrow
14. Tree Swallow
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. Field Sparrow (v)
17. Eastern Phoebe
18. Bald Eagle
19. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
20. Scarlet Tanager
21. House Finch** (v)
22. Veery (v)

Elsewhere

23. Herring Gull
24 Chipping Sparrow

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

 

Large Bird, Small Bird

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Common Raven, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 June 2017.

Common Raven.

Chipping Sparrow, Rockport, Maine, 24 June 2017.

Chipping Sparrow.

Highlights of this fragrant day: Common Raven, Chipping Sparrow.

Large bird, small bird.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
3. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
4. American Goldfinch
5. American Robin*
6. American Redstart** (v)
7. Common Grackle
8. Eastern Phoebe (v)
9. Ovenbird (v)
10. Yellow Warbler
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Song Sparrow
13. Tree Swallow
14. Alder Flycatcher (v)
15. Mourning Dove**
16. Blue Jay (v)
17. American Crow* (v)
18. Savannah Sparrow
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Veery (v)
21. Herring Gull*
22. Purple Finch
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. Tufted Titmouse (v)
25. Northern Flicker
26. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
27. Brown-headed Cowbird
28. Common Raven
29. Turkey Vulture
30. Cedar Waxwing

Elsewhere

31. Downy Woodpecker (v)

 
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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