23 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Youngsters Everywhere

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Young Eastern Phoebe at play, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 August 2017.

Young Eastern Phoebe at play.

Hopping and flitting and fiddling around the hill this morning were many of this year’s crop of new birds. Juvie Song Sparrows chasing each other. Cedar Waxwings, all gawky and freckled, perched atop the spruces, catching flies. The youthful caw! of a very young crow.

You’ve gotta grow up in a hurry around here.

Beech Hill List

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

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Gray Catbird
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. Yellow Warbler
6. Eastern Towhee
7. American Goldfinch
8. Downy Woodpecker
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. American Crow* (v)
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Song Sparrow
13. Eastern Phoebe
14. Cedar Waxwing*
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
17. Northern Flicker (v)
18. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)

Elsewhere

19. Morning Dove
20. Herring Gull

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

 

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Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson



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