28 February 2024

Road trip

Monday, September 28th, 2015
American Redstart, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 September 2015.

American Redstart.

Took my daughter down to the Portland Jetport this afternoon, my first trip there for quite a few years. (Only made one wrong turn.) As I write this, she’s still winging her way back to L.A. Sure was great to see her—and introduce her to Monhegan. Memorable times.

Saw a bunch of Turkey Vultures on our sunny trip south and back. Jack went, too, so on our return in late afternoon, we took a hike to get the blood moving. Saw a Turkey Vulture up there, too. Along with two ravens. Two warbler species—one of which eluded a spectacularly teed-up photo opportunity.

Coming down the hill, we ran into many people and dogs hiking up. They were there for the moonrise.

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

1. Yellow-rumped Warbler*
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. American Redstart
4. Common Raven
5. Turkey Vulture*
6. Blue Jay*


7. Herring Gull
8. American Crow
9. Cedar Waxwing (v)
10. Mourning Dove
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Osprey

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


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