21 January 2021

Tiny Fledgling

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
Chipping Sparrow fledgling (Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 June 2019.
Chipping Sparrow (fledgling 2019).

The youngsters are staring to drop. Doesn’t take long for an egg to be laid and a fledgling to leave the next. Which brings me to the thought that it’d do us great good if we can just disentangle ourselves from this whole process.

But of course we Homo sapiens just can’t resist pretending we’re rulers of the planet, can we.

Still, a little baby Chipping Sparrow resurrects hope and promise on a lovely summer day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Robin*
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. American Goldfinch**
4. American Redstart (v)
5. Chipping Sparrow
6. Cedar Waxwing
7. American Crow*
8. Veery (v)
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
10. Tree Swallow
11. Northern Cardinal
12. Alder Flycatcher (v)
13. Song Sparrow
14. Ovenbird (v)
15. Eastern Towhee (v)
16. Common Yellowthroat
17. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Eastern Phoebe*
20. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
21. Yellow Warbler (v)
22. Eastern Wood-pewee** (v)
23. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
24. Gray Catbird (v)

Elsewhere

25. Mourning Dove
26. Herring Gull
27. House Sparrow (v)
28. Red-winged Blackbird (v)

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

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