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Posts Tagged ‘American redstart’

Mini Fallout

Thursday, September 14th, 2023
Northern Parula with caterpillar, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 September 2023.
Northern Parula with caterpillar.

The forecast rain didn’t arrive, and the fog at the beginning of my hike with dog vanished within about twenty minutes, but still I didn’t list too many bird species this morning. However, toward the end of this daily excursion of ours, we encountered another little mini fallout.

Today’s warbler species included redstart, yellow-rump, parula, and chestnut-sided. Chickadees and a vireo were a part of this antic collection of little flitting birds.

I love this time of year.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:14 a.m. EST (8:14 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow*
2. Blue Jay** (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. American Goldfinch
5. Gray Catbird**
6. Common Raven (v)
7. Common Yellowthroat (v)
8. American Robin
9. Savannah Sparrow
10. Eastern Bluebird (v)
11. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
12. Song Sparrow
13. Yellow-rumped Warbler
14. Red-eyed Vireo
15. Eastern Towhee
16. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
17. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
18. Northern Flicker (v)
19. Cedar Waxwing (v)
20. Turkey Vulture
21. Chestnut-sided Warbler
22. Northern Parula
23. American Redstart

Elsewhere

24. Mourning Dove
25. Carolina Wren (v)
26. Tufted Titmouse (v)
27. House Sparrow (v)
28. Northern Cardinal
29. Osprey (v)
30. Herring Gull

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

Warblers on the Move

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023
Chestnut-sided Warbler (non-breeding male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 September 2023.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (non-breeding male).

Another wet one. Rain early, fog and overcast. And another day—third day?—of migrating birds flitting through the wooded canopy.

Many were warblers: redstart, yellow, black-and-white, yellowthroat. Most were quiet and required an eagle eye to ID. Only one posed for a photo, a Chestnut-sided Warbler.

More rain and sun to come—and the remnants of a hurricane this weekend.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:14 a.m. EST (8:14 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Eastern Towhee
2. Herring Gull* (v)
3. Song Sparrow
4. Blue Jay** (v)
5. American Crow*
6. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
7. American Goldfinch
8. Yellow Warbler (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. Gray Catbird**
11. Black-capped Chickadee
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler
13. American Redstart
14. Red-eyed Vireo
15. American Robin (v)
16. Hairy Woodpecker
17. Northern Flicker (v)
18. Black-and-white Warbler
19. Broad-winged Hawk

Elsewhere

20. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
21. Tufted Titmouse (v)
22. Rock Pigeon
23. House Sparrow (v)
24. Northern Cardinal

Mammals

American Red Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

Wilson’s

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023
Wilson’s Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 September 2023.
Wilson’s Warbler.

It rained for a while this morning, but the rain moved through in a relative hurry, leaving dog’s and my hiking hill cloaked in fog. A few birds made themselves known early—very few—but the excitement waited until we were following the muddy wooded trails.

As often happens, it started with the voices of chickadees, voices I pay attention to, considering they typically have travel with an entourage. And that was the case this morning. And among the species in the chickadees’ little posse flitted a single Wilson’s Warbler—the first Wilson’s I’ve seen since our return from Salt Lake City nearly a year and a half ago.

This was the second straight day with evidence of the start of fall migration.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:14 a.m. EST (8:14 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Flicker (v)
2. Gray Catbird
3. Song Sparrow
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. American Goldfinch
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. White-breasted Nuthatch
8. Eastern Bluebird
9. Eastern Wood-pewee
10. Hairy Woodpecker
11. Red-eyed Vireo
12. American Redstart
13. Wilson’s Warbler
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Cedar Waxwing
16. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
17. Blue Jay

Elsewhere

18. Carolina Wren
19. American Crow
20. Herring Gull
21. Rock Pigeon
22. Mallard

(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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