29 September 2020

Heat Wave

Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Field Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 July 2019.
Field Sparrow.

Got to the hill early, considering today was forecast to be perhaps the hottest day of the year. In the 70s (F) already by the time we began our hike, dog and me. Wildflowers, blueberries, dragonflies.

Plenty of birds were also about, along with a few humans. And lots and lots of monarchs. Humid. Steamy. Luscious.

Sure enough turned into a scorcher, with a high in the 90s in afternoon. Kind of dug it, actually

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
3. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. American Robin* (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
7. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Song Sparrow**
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Wild Turkey*
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Ovenbird (v)
15. Barn Swallow
16. Alder Flycatcher (v)
17. American Crow*
18. Field Sparrow
19. Veery (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. Yellow Warbler
24. Cedar Waxwing (v)
25. Tufted Titmouse (v)
26. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
27. Chipping Sparrow (v)

Elsewhere

28. Herring Gull

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

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