26 November 2020

More Goodness

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
Blue Jay, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 May 2019.
Blue Jay.

A bright chilly morning. Started slow, but soon enough warmed enough to set free some black flies, and the birds appeared slowly and steadily. My one first-of-year species I didn’t notice until I looked at photos (a Wilson’s Warbler vs a Yellow Warbler)—but lots of variety.

Blue Jays were conspicuous, others inconspicuous. A few quiet birds snuck onto the list (e.g., kingbirds, waxwings, Blackburnian warbler), a few noisy ones returned (e.g., Great Crested Flycatcher). No cuckoos today.

In a surprise twist, I took a dramatic tumble off a boardwalk, but no damage done to my person or optics, and Jack was amused.

All in all, another day of fun.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Ovenbird
3. Blue Jay
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler
5. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
6. Veery
7. Hairy Woodpecker
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Gray Catbird**
10. Wood Thrush (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Yellow Warbler (v)
13. American Redstart
14. American Goldfinch**
15. Tufted Titmouse (v)
16. Scarlet Tanager
17. American Crow*
18. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
19. Downy Woodpecker (v)
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. Tree Swallow
24. Alder Flycatcher
25. Eastern Kingbird
26. Cedar Waxwing
27. Field Sparrow (v)
28. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
29. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
30. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
31. Hermit Thrush (v)
32. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
33. Least Flycatcher (v)
34. Northern Flicker (v)
35. Mourning Dove (v)
36. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
37. Northern Parula (v)
38. Wilson’s Warbler†
39. Blackburnian Warbler

Elsewhere

40. House Finch (v)
41. Herring Gull
42. Bald Eagle

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

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