30 June 2022

A Summer Morn

June 26th, 2022
Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2022.
Red-eyed Vireo.

Dog and I got to the trailhead a bit later than yesterday, but still we were the first in the parking lot. Not as warm as yesterday, not quite as cloudless, not quite so many mosquitos—but every bit as lovely, interesting, miraculous.

Snowshoe Hare, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2022.
Snowshoe Hare.

Encountered thirty-three bird species and a Snowshoe Hare (with tick-infested ears, poor critter). Among the birds were a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds in overflight (not ID’d until after I viewed my photos later). Also a papa bluebird and mama Pileated Woodpecker, respectively with fledglings.

And for the first time in a long while, a Red-eyed Vireo posed for me.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:51 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird
3. Northern Cardinal** (v)
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Hermit Thrush (v)
6. American Crow*
7. Veery
8. Hairy Woodpecker
9. American Redstart** (v)
10. Chestnut-sided Warbler
11. Gray Catbird
12. Common Yellowthroat
13. American Goldfinch (v)
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Black-capped Chickadee**
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Yellow Warbler
18. Pileated Woodpecker
19. Song Sparrow
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Purple Finch (v)
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Red-winged Blackbird
24. Prairie Warbler
25. American Robin
26. White-breasted Nuthatch
27. Turkey Vulture
28. Tufted Titmouse (v)
29. Eastern Phoebe
30. Eastern Bluebird
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
33. Brown Creeper (v)

Elsewhere

34. Herring Gull
35. European Starling
36. House Sparrow

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk
Snowshoe Hare

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

†First-of-year

Summer Heat

June 25th, 2022
Beech Nut phoebe. (Eastern pheobe.)
Beech Nut phoebe

A warm morning, with mosquitos about. Cloudless, little wend. Felt a lot like summer.

Speaking of—I heard another singing Summer Tanager down in the bottomlands. Marched off trail for a while but never did get even a peak at the bird. Will try again tomorrow.

A lovely hike, with sweat galore,

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:20 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird
2. Northern Cardinal** (v)
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. American Crow*
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler
8. American Redstart** (v)
9. Summer Tanager (v)
10. Veery
11. Hairy Woodpecker
12. Gray Catbird
13. Black-capped Chickadee**
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Common Yellowthroat
17. Song Sparrow
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Field Sparrow (v)
20. Purple Finch (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Eastern Phoebe
23. Savannah Sparrow (v)
24. Mourning Dove
25. American Robin
26. Alder Flycatcher (v)
27. Hermit Thrush (v)
28. House Wren
29. Northern Flicker
30. Tree Swallow
31. Red-breasted Nuthatch
32. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
33.Broad-winged Hawk
34. Tufted Titmouse (v)
35. Common Raven (v)
36 Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
37. Wood Thrush (v)

Elsewhere

38. House Finch
39. Rock Pigeon

Mammals

White-tailed Deer

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

†First-of-year

Veery

June 24th, 2022
Veery, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 June 2022.
Veery.

A sunny warm morning—although cooler in the shady woodlands (which was nice, in that lately I’ve been wearing a sweatshirt against the mosquitos). Quiet-ish, no doubt because of fledglings. And a few fledglings I heard or saw.

In particular, we encountered a couple of phoebe fledglings, who staid quiet and still as dog and I passed them along the trail. (One parent a distance away was a little less quiet.)

Chatted with some folks at the summit, heard a loon in flight somewhere, listed thirty-four species, didn’t fall down and hurt myself—and got a decent photo of a Veery.

Pretty good Friday morning.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Veery
6. Blue Jay
7. American Redstart** (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. American Goldfinch
10. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
11. Northern Cardinal** (v)
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Common Yellowthroat
14. Gray Catbird
15. Hermit Thrush (v)
16. Song Sparrow*
17. Northern Flicker
18. Black-and-white Warbler
19. Eastern Phoebe
20. Yellow Warbler
21. Purple Finch (v)
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. American Robin (v)
24. Hairy Woodpecker
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. Eastern Bluebird (v)
27. Alder Flycatcher (v)
28. Red-breasted Nuthatch
29. House Wren
30. Common Loon (v)
31. Turkey Vulture
32. Savannah Sparrow (v)
33. Mourning Dove
34. Brown Creeper (v)

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

†First-of-year

 
Bird Report is a (sometimes intermittent) record of the birds I encounter while hiking, see while driving, or spy outside my window. —Brian Willson



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