14 April 2024

After the Rain

Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Black-throated Green Warbler (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 May 2019.
Black-throated Green Warbler (female).

Rained quite a bit overnight, but before long the rain stopped, and the air dried up a bit, and Jack and I began our hike into a lush woodland, with a scrap or two of blue even floating overhead.

Quiet a few birds today, including two first-of-year species: Black-billed Cuckoo and Ruby-throated Hummingbird. I keep forgetting about those first-of-year species that haven’t shown up yet.

Great Crested Flycatchers, singing Field Sparrows—but no kestrels or Savannah’s. Still, a very fun hike after the rain.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo*
2. Ovenbird*
3. Northern Cardinal** (v)
4. American Redstart
5. Chestnut-sided Warbler (r)
6. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
7. Gray Catbird*
8. Yellow Warbler**
9. Veery** (v)
10. Black-billed Cuckoo† (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. American Goldfinch**
13. Great Crested Flycatcher
14. Least Flycatcher (hard to tell from other species.)
15. Northern Parula*
16. Eastern Towhee*
17. Common Yellowthroat*
18. Blue Jay*
19. Black-and-White Warbler**
20. Wood Thrush*
21. Tufted Titmouse**
22. American Crow*
23. Alder Flycatcher
24. Field Sparrow
25. Song Sparrow**
26. Eastern Phoebe*
27. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (v)
28. Black-throated Green Warbler
29. Chipping Sparrow**
30. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
31. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
32. Purple Finch
33. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

34. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

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