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Archive for September, 2018

Two Hikes

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Turkey Vulture, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 September 2018.

Turkey Vulture.

Had my usual lovely early hike with Jack this morning, then had another, longer midday hike up Mount Meguntiook with our friend Jeremy. Great, long hike (had not been there for a while) with a nice view at the end of it.

Among species I saw at both Beech Hill and elsewhere, Turkey Vulture stood out.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee*
3. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler**
5. American Crow*
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Eastern Towhee (v)
8. Song Sparrow (v)
9. American Goldfinch** (v)
10. Purple Finch** (v)
11. Turkey Vulture*
12. Gray Catbird (v)
13. Red-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
14. Osprey
15. Northern Harrier
16. Northern Flicker (v)


17. Herring Gull
18. Downy Woodpecker (v)
19. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
20. Brown Creeper (v)
21. Dark-eyed Junco
22. Bald Eagle

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


Birds in Fog

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 September 2018.

Song Sparrow.

Fog this day after a night of rain. Saw sparrow and flicker and crow, heard catbird and raven.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m.—and again at 5 p.m.—I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee*
3. Northern Flicker
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Gray Catbird (v)
6. Common Raven (v)


7. Northern Cardinal
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. Mourning Dove
10. Herring Gull
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Ring-billed Gull
13. Osprey
14. Wild Turkey

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere



Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 September 2018.

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve.

Fall is the season for Yellow-rumped Warblers. Well, around here spring is also the season for yellow-rumps—at least a few weeks in early spring. And even in winter I see a few on the hill each year. ’Rumps are among the most abundant North American birds, after all.

But I do love hearing those familiar chip! notes in fall—it’s a sure sign migration is going on.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Blue Jay**
2. Eastern Towhee (v)
3. Downy Woodpecker** (v)
4. Song Sparrow
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Purple Finch (v)
8. American Goldfinch (v)
9. American Crow*
10. Common Yellowthroat
11. Eastern Bluebird (v)
12. Northern Flicker
13. Gray Catbird (v)
14. Tufted Titmouse
15. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)


16. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
17. Mourning Dove
18. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice 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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