30 November 2022

Coiling Up

Monday, September 12th, 2022
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 February 2022.
Common Yellowthroat.

The forecast called for a morning overcast, and there were clouds—but there was also sun. And birds. Things are coiling up like a spring, awaiting the sweet release of fall migration.

Notable: a Cooper’s Hawk, a pair of sharpies, three species of corvid, vultures, and a gang of four Red Crossbills atop the summit spruce grove.

Supposed to rain tomorrow, but not early, so a morning hike it will be.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:49 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Blue Jay** (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. American Crow*
4. Red-eyed Vireo
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. American Robin (v)
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Gray Catbird**
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. American Goldfinch
11. Cooper’s Hawk
12. Purple Finch (v)
13. Yellow-rumped Warbler
14. Red-breasted Nuthatch
15. Song Sparrow**
16. Sharp-shinned Hawk
17. Common Raven (v)
18. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
19. Eastern Phoebe
20. Herring Gull*
21. Turkey Vulture
22. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
23. Savannah Sparrow
24. Red Crossbill
25. Cedar Waxwing

Elsewhere

25. Mourning Dove

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

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