28 February 2024

The Color Yellow

Monday, October 9th, 2023
Glimpse of Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 October 2023.
Glimpse of Yellow-rumped Warbler.

With sunshine angling down between fluffy white clouds, I headed up the wooded trail for a change with Captain Jack this morning. Quite a little wind blowing (nearly lost my hat a time or two), and fewer bird species than even yesterday, but dog and human hikers were numerous compared to recent days—no doubt because of it being Indigenous Peoples Day.

Thrushes again, and woodpeckers, and woodpeckers, but yellow-rumps remain the most numerous birds migrating through.

Yellow sun and chill in the air and falling leaves—definitely autumn.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:59 a.m. EST (8:59 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Downy Woodpecker
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Blue Jay (v)
4. Hermit Thrush
5. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler**
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. American Crow* (v)
9. Song Sparrow (v)

Elsewhere

10. Herring Gull

Mammals

Meadow Vole

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

†First-of-year

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