30 September 2022

Archive for September, 2022

Back on the Block

Thursday, September 29th, 2022
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 September 2022.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Had appointments this morning, my return hike to Beech Hill with dog didn’t happen until late morning. Didn’t expect too many bird species; didn’t encounter too many. However, I encountered a lot of birds.

Mainly that’s because of the numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers. (I settled on 30 individuals, but I believe that’s rather low.) Also had at least a dozen White-throated Sparrows—probably more like sixteen. And a goodly number of chickadees.

In just the five days were were on Monhegan, the color of the landscape has changed—much more yellowish, with reds in the fringes. It’s happening.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 11:14 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Cardinal** (v)
2. White-throated Sparrow
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. American Crow
5. Hermit Thrush
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Downy Woodpecker (v)
8. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
9. Gray Catbird (v)
10. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. American Robin (v)
13. Song Sparrow
14. Turkey Vulture
15. American Goldfinch (v)
16. Tufted Titmouse** (v)

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

†First-of-year

Return from the Island

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Raven on a rock, Monhegan Boat Line, 28 September 2022.
Raven on a rock.

Monhegan–to–Port Clyde List

1. Herring Gull
2. White-throated Sparrow
3. American Crow
4. Northern Flicker
5. Blue Jay
6. Red-breasted Nuthatch
7. European Starling
8. Double-crested Cormorant
9. Great Black-backed Gull
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. Carolina Wren
12. Gray Catbird
13. American Robin
14. Northern Cardinal
15. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
16. Black-capped Chickadee
17. Golden-crowned Kinglet
18. Sharp-shinned Hawk
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Downy Woodpecker
21. Brown Thrasher
22. Song Sparrow
23. Red-headed Woodpecker
24. Common Yellowthroat
25. Mallard
26. Purple Finch
27. Peregrine Falcon
28. Merlin
29. Belted Kingfisher
30. Northern Harrier
31. Common Grackle
32. Mourning Dove
33. Ring-necked Pheasant
34. Ring-billed Gull
35. Common Loon

Variety

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
Nashville Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2022.
Nashville Warbler.

Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. Song Sparrow
3. American Crow
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Northern Flicker
6. American Goldfinch
7. Common Raven
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Red-breasted Nuthatch
10. Blue Jay
11. Carolina Wren
12. Ring-necked Pheasant
13. Northern Cardinal
14. Common Raven
15. White-throated Sparrow
16. Merlin
17. Carolina Wren
18. House Wren
19. Great Black-backed Gull
20. Common Eider
21. Golden-crowned Kinglet
22. Purple Finch
23. Yellow-rumped Warbler
24. White-breasted Nuthatch
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
27. American Redstart
28. Downy Woodpecker
29. Tennesses Warbler
30. Mourning Dove
31. Ring-billed Gull
32. Peregrine Falcon
33. Mallard
34. Spotted Sandpiper
35. Brown Thrasher
36. Baltimore Oriole
37. Nashville Warbler
38. Scarlet Tanager
39. Common Grackle
40. American Robin

 
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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