29 September 2020

Biomass

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 July 2019.
Chipping Sparrow.

A cool and breezy morning. Ahhh. Still mosquitos, ticks, and flies about, but oh, well. Totally worth it.

The usual suspects, along with a couple less common birds. One of the grosbeak families has fledged its young, so that’s happening. No other humans on the hill this lush Sunday morning.

Occurred to me (again) that there are at least twice as many birds around here as there were a mere three months ago. Sure, most of ’em will be gone by winter—but still.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. American Robin* (v)
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. Mourning Dove* (v)
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
9. Downy Woodpecker
10. American Goldfinch (v)
11. Song Sparrow*
12. Chipping Sparrow
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat
15. American Crow*
16. Alder Flycatcher*
17. Gray Catbird*
18. Field Sparrow*
19. Savannah Sparrow
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Eastern Bluebird (v)
22. Yellow Warbler*
24. Rose-breasted grosbeak
25.White-breasted Nuthatch
26. Northern Cardinal

Elsewhere

27. Pileated Woodpecker
27. Herring Gull
28. Rock Pigeon
29. House Sparrow
30. Red-winged Blackbird (v)

Elsewhere

23. Herring Gull
24.

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