26 May 2022

Lush and Damp

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Northern Flicker (photobombed by whitetail), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 June 2019.
Northern Flicker (photobombed by whitetail).

Rained much of the night. Stopped long enough for a morning hike with dog. Damp, green, humid, lush. Interesting walk—including a first-of-year patch of fireweed (ate my first blossom of the year, yum), Mourning Dove singing from the chimney of Beech Nut, Philadelphia Vireo singing by the road, A white-tail showing up in a photo I took of a flicker.

On way back home I stopped in traffic on Route 1 to let a little family of Mallards cross.

More rain later. Precipitation is generally not a bad thing.

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

1. Purple Finch (v)
2. Veery** (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Ovenbird (v)
5. Gray Catbird**
6. American Goldfinch
7. American Crow*
8. Philadelphia Vireo (v)
9. Song Sparrow **
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Yellow Warbler
12. American Robin
13. Tree Swallow
14. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
15. Nashville Warbler (v)
16. Alder Flycatcher (v)
17. Herring Gull*
18. Savannah Sparrow
19. Northern Cardinal (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe
21. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
22. Chestnut-sided Warbler
23. Eastern Bluebird (v)
24. Mourning Dove*
25. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
26. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
27. Northern Flicker
28. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
29. American Redstart (v)
30. Black-and-white Warbler**

Elsewhere

31. Wild Turkey
33. Mallard

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

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