30 June 2022

End of Spring

Monday, June 20th, 2022
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 June 2022.
Song Sparrow.

Another chilly, gusty morning—but this time with a bright blue sky above my dog and me. Also birds. Many more birds (and species) than the past two mornings.

Most notable was the flush of a couple (or three?) American Woodcock on our way up the wooded trail just below the summit. I suspect a traveling family. And another family—phoebe fledglings—not far below that same area on our return trip.

Couldn’t get a photo of a calling Pileated Woodpecker near the end of our early hike—but I did get a pretty nice pic of a Song Sparrow.

Tomorrow, summer!

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:22 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Common Yellowthroat
3. Red-eyed vireo (v)
4. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
5. Northern Cardinal (v)
6. Veery
7. Gray Catbird**
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
10. Alder Flycatcher (v)
11. Cedar Waxwing (v)
12. American Goldfinch (v)
13. Song Sparrow**
14. American Woodcock
15. Yellow Warbler
16. American Robin*
17. Black-capped Chickadee
18. Savannah Sparrow (v)
19. Eastern Bluebird (v)
21. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
22. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
23. Hermit Thrush (v)
24. Tufted Titmouse (v)
25. Turkey Vulture
26. Field Sparrow
27. Eastern Phoebe*
28. Pileated Woodpecker
29. Eastern Wood-pewee
30. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
31. Brown Creeper (v)
32. Osprey (v)

Elsewhere

33. Mallard
34. Northern Cardinal

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

†First-of-year

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