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Posts Tagged ‘American redstart’

Sultry Morning

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
American Redstart, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 July 2019.
American Redstart.

A warm, humid morning. Got to the hill early, and the bird life did not disappoint. Lots of activity, singing and begging and feeding.Got a nice look at a singing/preening redstart. Spotted a Hermit Thrush rather out of place in the spruce grove at the summit.

Also spied two turkey families on the drive back home—two adults and a dozen tiny poults swimming in the tall July grass.

(Supposed to have gotten T-storms, but none by late this evening. Still humid, though.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Veery (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee* *
3. American Redstart
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. Ovenbird (v)
6. Chipping Sparrow**
7. Red-eye Vireo (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
9. American Crow*
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Northern Cardinal* (v)
12. Song Sparrow**
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Cedar Waxwing
15. American Goldfinch (v)
16. Purple Finch (v)
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Savannah Sparrow
20. Nashville Warbler (v)
21. Eastern Phoebe*
22. Eastern Bluebird
23. Yellow Warbler (v)
24. Tufted Titmouse (v)
25. Mourning Dove* (v)
26. American Robin (v)
27. Gray Catbird**
28. Hermit Thrush
29. Blue Jay (v)
30. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (V)


31. House Finch (v)
32. Wild Turkey
33. Herring Gull

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


Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Chestnut-sided Warbler (fledgling), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 July 2019.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (fledgling).

The funnest part of this morning’s warm hike was encountering a clutch of Chestnut-sided Warbler fledglings, one of whom I watched practice plucking tiny things to nibble on while waiting for its parent to return with food.

A sweet, sweet minute or two, that’s for sure.

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

1. Eastern Phoebe*
2. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
3. Mourning Dove* (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. Ovenbird (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
7. Song Sparrow**
8. Chipping Sparrow*
9. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Gray Catbird*
12. Common Yellowthroat**
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Cedar Waxwing
15. Yellow Warbler (v)
16. Northern Cardinal (v)
17. Purple Finch (v)
18. Common Raven (v)
19. American Crow*
20. American Robin*
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. American Goldfinch**
23. Field Sparrow (v)


24. House Finch
25. Herring Gull
26. House Sparrow (v)
27. American Redstart (v)

More Ripening

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Common Yellowthroat (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2019.
Common Yellowthroat (female).
Monarch in the milkweed, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2019.
Monarch in the milkweed.

Full sun and humid this morning. Birds feeding fledglings all over the place. Also new plants and flowers and a monarch in the milkweed. More ripening blueberries, too.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Eastern Phoebe†
2. American Crow*
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Northern Flicker (v)
5. Ovenbird (v)
6. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
7. Chipping Sparrow*
8. Common Yellowthroat*
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler†
10. Eastern Towhee
11. American Redstart (v)
12. Gray Catbird
13. Veery (v)
14. Song Sparrow**
15. Yellow Warbler**
16. Cedar Waxwing**
17. Black-capped Chickadee*
18. Tree Swallow*
19. Field Sparrow••
20. Mourning Dove**
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Alder Flycatcher (v)
23. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
24. Northern Parula (v)
25. Osprey*
26. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
27. Purple Finch (v)
28. Nashville Warbler*


29. House Finch (v)
31. Herring Gull*
32. Wild Turkey**
33. House Sparrow*

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

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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