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Archive for August, 2018

Fledgling Vireo

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 August 2018.

Red-eyed Vireo.

A cool-cool, bright-bright day. Much cooler, much dryer, much brighter than yesterday. Little birds hanging around—also a couple of larger ones. Pair of woodpecker species.

Also came across a fledgling Red-eyed Vireo along the trail, calling for food and/or company.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Northern Flicker
3. Blue Jay (v)
4. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. American Crow*
6. American Goldfinch**
7. Song Sparrow
8. Pileated Woodpecker
9. Eastern Towhee (v)
10. Gray Catbird (v)
11. Common Yellowthroat (v)
12. Alder Flycatcher (v)

Elsewhere

13. Northern Cardinal (v)
14. Mourning Dove
15. Herring Gull
16. Rock Pigeon

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

 

Pair of Pigeons

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Rock Pigeons, Rockland, Maine, 30 August 2018.

Rock Pigeons.

A little rain floated by early, a little more at mid-morning. Lovely dark skies, a few birds in the fringes. Came upon a young Woodland Jumping Mouse.

Northwest sky, Rockland, Maine, 30 August 2018.

Northwest sky.

Later, in the city, I took a photo of a pair of pigeons.

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

1. Blue Jay
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
5. Common Yellowthroat (v)
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. Song Sparrow
8. American Goldfinch (v)
9. American Crow*
10. Gray Catbird (v)
11. Cedar Waxwing
12. American Kestrel
13. Red-breasted Nuthatch** (v)

Elsewhere

14. Mourning Dove
15. Herring Gull
16. Rock Pigeon
17. Broad-winged Hawk

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

 

Caterpillars

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

 

Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 August 2018.

Common Yellowthroat.

A warm and hazy morning to what would become a warmer day. An early flyby of assorted species, then mostly quiet—other than pollinators and a nice selection of dragonflies.

Monarch caterpillar, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 August 2018.

Monarch caterpillar.

Among the pollinators: monarchs. And in the milkweed garden, at least three monarch caterpillars.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Gray Catbird**
4. American Goldfinch** (v)
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. Red-breasted Nuthatch**
7. Song Sparrow
8. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
9. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
10. Yellow Warbler
11. Least Flycatcher
12. Common Yellowthroat
13. Blue Jay (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Eastern Towhee (v)

Elsewhere

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

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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