24 June 2024

Fly hatch

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 August 2015.

Cedar Waxwing.

Very busy, fruitful day. Desk work, lawn, vacuum, sofrito, hike with Jack. We had the hill pretty much to ourselves this late-afternoon—and it was great. Even though there were flies all over the place. Especially up toward the tips of the spruces at the summit, where waxwings were picking ’em off like grapes on a vine.

Eastern Chipmunk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 August 2015.

Eastern Chipmunk.

Tonight is cool and still and fragrant and lovely. August is a sweet time of year here.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 5:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow* (v)
2. Eastern Towhee
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Gray Catbird**
8. Cedar Waxwing
9. Song Sparrow
10. Common Yellowthroat (v)
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
13. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)


14. Downy Woodpecker (v)
15. Herring Gull
16. Laughing Gull

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


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