24 June 2024

Before the Rain

Sunday, June 18th, 2023
Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2023.
Black-and-white Warbler.

This day was supposed to be a rainy one, and it did shower a little first thing, as dog and started up the main trail. But then the rain stopped and a thick fog rolled in. Still, somehow, I ended up with more than thirty bird species on my list.

Notable was a cuckoo where I’ve seen or heard one twice before, three thrushes, and a cute female Black-and-white Warbler that posed just long enough for me to focus and grab a fairly sharp photo of her.

Most of the rest of the day and evening was very rainy—and tomorrow will be, too (so they say).

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:48 a.m. EST (7:48 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird
2. Veery
3. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
4. Black-throated Green Warbler
5. Eastern Bluebird
6. Red-eyed Vireo
7. Alder Flycatcher
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Brown Thrasher
10. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11. Song Sparrow
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler
13. Yellow Warbler
14. Gray Catbird
15. Eastern Towhee
16. American Goldfinch
17. Black-billed Cuckoo
18. American Redstart
19. Black-capped Chickadee
20. Hermit Thrush
21. Eastern Wood-pewee
22. Scarlet Tanager
23. Tufted Titmouse
24. Wood Thrush
25. Black-and-white Warbler
26. Hairy Woodpecker
27. Cedar Waxwing
28. Purple Finch
29. American Crow
30. Savannah Sparrow
31. Mourning Dove

Elsewhere

32. Mallard
33. Wild Turkey
34. Herring Gull

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

†First-of-year

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