22 July 2024

Woodland Hawk

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023
Broad-winged Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 August 2023.
Broad-winged Hawk.

It was nice to have Jack with me again this morning. The weather as we ascended was gray and foggy, but as we hiked, the fog lifted, and the sun emerged. Few species still, and still a nervousness in the air.

Most notably, perhaps: Whereas as soon as we got out of the truck, I heard the call of a Pileated Woodpecker up above us in the oaks somewhere but I never could find it, later, in the woods, we spooked a hawk, which flew off in the canopy, but somehow I spotted it on distant perch. And got its photo.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:46 a.m. EST (8:46 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
3. Eastern Towhee
4. Gray Catbird
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Song Sparrow
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
9. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
10. American Robin
11. Blue Jay (v)
12. Cedar Waxwing
13. Black-capped Chickadee
14. Broad-winged Hawk
15. American Crow (v)
16. Tufted Titmouse (v)


17. Mourning Dove
18. Herring Gull
19. Ring-billed Gull (v)
20. Northern Cardinal (v)
21. Eastern Bluebird

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


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