30 September 2022

Families

Sunday, July 31st, 2022
Chipping Sparrow (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 July 2022.
Chipping Sparrow (juvie).

Three years ago today, I was hauling a trailer full of my (and Jack’s) belongings and moving to Salt Lake City. Three months ago, we returned—and glad we did. [Not that I didn’t enjoy the high desert.] Today was a good representation of why: a cool morning hike, clean, fragrant air, many birds to observe, a long view of the bay.

Notable today were three woodpecker species that made their presences known within a few minutes of each other, several bird families (adults and juvies, among them nuthatches, sparrows, waxwings), and crows chasing a hawk.

Loved this morning, and looking forward to the next.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. American Crow*
3. Song Sparrow**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
6. Ovenbird
7. American Goldfinch
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Hermit Thrush
10. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
11. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
12. Tufted Titmouse (v)
13. Brown Creeper (v)
14. American Robin
15. Hairy Woodpecker
16. Downy Woodpecker (v)
17. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Alder Flycatcher (v)
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Gray Catbird
22. Chestnut-sided Warbler
23. Cedar Waxwing
24. Chipping Sparrow
25. Field Sparrow
26. Savannah Sparrow
27. Blue-headed Vireo
28. Blue Jay (v)
29. House Wren (v)
30. Herring Gull*
31. Broad-winged Hawk
32. Turkey Vulture
33. Yellow Warbler (v)
34. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

35. Mourning Dove

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

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