14 April 2024

Rain

Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 July 2023.
Common Yellowthroat on a rainy morn.

The forecast called for cloudy skies until afternoon, when scattered thundershowers were possible. In fact, soon after dog and I started up the main trail, it began to rain. Not a gully-washer, just a regular rain shower. The morning was warm enough, with not much wind, and it felt pretty great.

We only did half a hike, though, and so today’s list has far fewer species than usual. And tonight brings a chance of thundershowers. No thunder yet, though.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:52 a.m. EST (7:52 DST), I hiked the open trail.

1. Eastern Phoebe
2. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
3. American Crow (v)
4. Ovenbird (v)
5. American Robin
6. Song Sparrow
7. Eastern Bluebird
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
9. American Goldfinch (v)
10. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
13. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat
15. Yellow Warbler (v)
16. Gray Catbird (v)

Elsewhere

17. Northern Cardinal (v)
18. Pine Warbler (v)

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

†First-of-year

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