24 June 2024

Lovely Overcast

Monday, June 5th, 2023
Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 June 2023.
Eastern Bluebird.

Went to bed last night thinking dog and I would have to hike in sprinkles for the second straight day, but no. A simple, misty overcast greeted us when we arrived at the trailhead—a couple hours earlier than yesterday. And nearly twice as many bird species showed up.

Notable was a singing Veery (seen), two singing Scarlet Tanagers (unseen), a random flicker (unseen), and confirmation that the juvie Hairy Woodpeckers have left their nest hole.

Truly a lovely overcast, this one. Tomorrow’s supposed be showery.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. sun time (8:30 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. American Goldfinch
2. Eastern Phoebe*
3. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
4. American Redstart** (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
6. Tufted Titmouse (v)
7. Song Sparrow*
8. Ovenbird** (v)
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Common Yellowthroat (v)
11. Alder Flycatcher (v)
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
14. Blue Jay (v)
15. Yellow Warbler (v)
16. Herring Gull*
17. American Crow*
18. Eastern Bluebird
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Hermit Thrush (v)
21. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
22. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
23. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
24. Scarlet Tanager (v)
25. Veery
26. Common Raven (v)
27. Field Sparrow
28. Chipping Sparrow
29. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
30. Northern Flicker (v)
31. Brown-headed Cowbird
32. Mourning Dove** (v)

Elsewhere

33. Mallard
34. American Robin (v)

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

†First-of-year

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