14 April 2024

Didn’t Rain

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 August 2023.
Common Yellowthroat (female).

I prepared for light rain to fall throughout my hike with dog this morning, but it was not to be. Overcast, cool, incredibly calm, and a bit humid—but no precipitation until just a faint misting as we headed back to the truck.

Many of the usual suspects showed up, as expected. Waxwings continue to flutter through clouds of treetop flies. But he big news? It didn’t rain.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:53 a.m. EST (7:53 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Eastern Towhee
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. American Goldfinch**
4. Blue Jay** (v)
5. Downy Woodpecker (v)
6. Cedar Waxwing
7. Yellow Warbler
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Song Sparrow
10. Field Sparrow (v)
11. Gray Catbird*
12. American Robin
13. American Crow*
14. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
15. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
16. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
17. Tufted Titmouse (v)
18. Purple Finch
19. Northern Cardinal

Elsewhere

20. Wild Turkey
21. Herring Gull

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

†First-of-year

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