24 June 2024

Posts Tagged ‘American black duck’


Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
Common Yellowthroat (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 July 2023.
Common Yellowthroat (juvie).

’Tis the season of the juvie.

This morning’s hike with dog was short and quick, as I had an appointment that would cut things shorter than usual. But this morning’s hike happened also under sunny skies, which I first thought might mean fewer bird species than during yesterday’s foggy overcast—but no. I had more.

Notable was the fact that a couple of very young birds posed for photos—including a relatively fearless Common Yellowthroat.

After our hike, I met a friend and we walked to a saltwater cove and had a swim—first swim in a good while for me. It was a very good day.

(More sun coming for the rest of the week, or so they say.)

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:51 a.m. EST (7:51 DST), I hiked the wooded trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Eastern Phoebe*
3. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
4. Scarlet Tanager (v)
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Song Sparrow**
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. Ovenbird** (v)
9. Veery (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
12. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
13. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Northern Flicker
16. American Robin*
17. Hairy Woodpecker
18. Blue Jay
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Cedar Waxwing
23. Eastern Bluebird
24. Yellow Warbler (v)
25. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
26. Barn Swallow
27. Purple Finch (v)
28. Downy Woodpecker (v)
29. Brown Creeper (v)
30. Alder Flycatcher (v)


31. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
32. Mourning Dove
33. Herring Gull
34. Common Tern
35. American Black Duck
36. Osprey


Eastern Chipmunk

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


Good Birds

Sunday, September 25th, 2022
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 25 September 2022.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. European Starling
3. Mourning Dove
4. Northern Flicker
5. Merlin
6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Canada Goose
10. American Goldfinch
11. American Robin
12. American Black Duck
13. Blue Jay
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Palm Warbler
16. Carolina Wren
17. Sharp-shinned Hawk
18. Common Raven
19. Peregrine Falcon
20. White-throated Sparrow
21. Song Sparrow
22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
23. Golden-crowned Kinglet
24. Black-capped Chickadee
25. Greater Black-backed Gull
26. Red-breasted Nuthatch
27. Northern Harrier
28. Red-eyed Vireo
29. Green-winged Teal
30. Rusty Blackbird
31. Blackpoll Warbler
32. Mallard
33. Belted Kingfirhser
34. Common Grackle
35. Double-crested Cormorant
36. Cedar Waxwing
37. Eastern Phoebe
38. Common Yellowthroat

Winter Thrushes

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
Eastern Bluebird (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 March 2019.
Eastern Bluebird (female).
Two robins, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 March 2019.
Two robins.

Nippy again but calm this morning. Lots of birds out first thing. On my early hike with dog in the blazing sun, we encountered a vulture, a Snow Bunting, assorted other species—including a whole bunch of thrushes.

Specifically, robins and bluebirds. I.e., the usual winter thrushes. And welcome they are on this last full day of the season.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
2. American crow*
3. Mourning Dove** (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Snow Bunting
6. Eastern Bluebird
7. Herring Gull*
8. Turkey Vulture
9. Northern Cardinal** (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee*


11. Purple Finch
12. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
13. Song Sparrow (v)
14. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
15. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
16. American Black Duck
17. Mallard
18. Rock Pigeon
19. American goldfinch

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Eastern Bluebird (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 March 2019.
Eastern Bluebird (male).
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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