28 October 2020

Trap Day

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 October 2014.

Common Yellowthroat.

Here on the mainland, scatterings of small passerines are moving through the undergrowth, and larger birds—flickers, jays—are flapping from tree to tree. The landscape is getting October colorful. It’s the first of October, after all, here on the 44th parallel.

Eastern Towhee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 October 2014.

Eastern Towhee.

Meanwhile, out on Monhegan Island, this was Trap Day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 1:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Yellow-rumped Warbler**
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Common Raven (v)
4. Song Sparrow
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Northern Flicker
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Blue Jay
9. Gray Catbird


10. American Crow
11. Herring Gull
12. European Starling
13. Mourning Dove
14. Northern Cardinal
15. Canada Goose

v = Voice only
**Voice only elsewhere


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