20 May 2024

The Eighth Day

Sunday, July 2nd, 2023
Chestnut-sided Warbler (fledgling), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 July 2023.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (fledgling).

On the eighth straight day of morning fog, I spied a baby Chestnut-sided Warbler. The little fledgling warbler also spied me. It had no tail to speak of, but it could flutter away on its brand new feathered wings. A highlight of my hike today with dog.

Fog turned to drizzle later, then a more soaking sort of rain. We have no drought here this year, seems like. (More rain in the forecast.) In fact, I ate my first ripe wild blueberries.

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

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

Elsewhere

32. Mallard
33. Wild Turkey
34. Pine Warbler (v)

Mammals

American Red Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

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