30 May 2023

Posts Tagged ‘American robin’

Mixing It Up

Monday, May 29th, 2023

Captain Jack, age 15, has been limping a little (left front foot), so I made the hard decision to let him sit out this morning’s hike for the first time in years. A very hard decision.

Memorial Day was sunny and cool and breezy, and people were out and about, and so were birds. Most notable was probably the individual Cedar Waxwing I spied at the summit. Only the second waxwing sighting of the year—although more will show up in summer for the annual fly hatch up there.

Felt bad that dog didn’t get a hike, and a friend suggested a short trail near the house, which we three hiked in afternoon. Jack liked the new smells. We’ll do more of that going forward, for sure.

Supposed to start warming up again. We shall see.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:08 p.m. sun time (7:08 DST), I hiked all trails, and then some.

1. Red-eyed Vireo*
2. Ovenbird**
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
4. Eastern Phoebe (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
6. Veery
7. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
8. Eastern Towhee**
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
10. Northern Flicker** (v)
11. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
13. American Robin
14. Tufted Titmouse
15. Downy Woodpecker (v)
16. American Crow*
17. Black-and-white Warbler
18. Field Sparrow
19. Common Yellowthroat
20. Yellow Warbler** (v)
21. Alder Flycatcher (v)
22. Song Sparrow**
23. Cedar Waxwing
24. Eastern Bluebird
25. Chipping Sparrow*
26. Double-crested Cormorant
27. Gray Catbird* (v)
28. Brown-headed Cowbird
29. American Redstart* (v)
30. Least Flycatcher (v)
31. Savannah Sparrow (v)
32. American Goldfinch** (v)


33. Mallard
34. Herring Gull
35. Laughing Gull (v)
36. Broad-tailed Hawk
37. Carolina Wren (v)
38. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)

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


Nice Surprises

Saturday, May 27th, 2023
Least Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 May 2023.
Least Flycatcher.

What a lovely morning. Cool to start, warm to end—nearly 70° (F). The birds were a bit quieter than lately, perhaps due to that warmth. And/or the possibility of fledglings. And/or other reasons. But it was a real fun hike with dog.

Notably, I got a photo of a Least Flycatcher finally. Love those little guys.

A similar day is forecast for tomorrow. Looking forward to a nice surprise or two. (There are nearly always nice surprises.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:18 p.m. sun time (7:18 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Tufted Titmouse (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo
3. Ovenbird**
4. American Redstart*
5. Blue Jay
6. Brown Creeper (v)
7. Eastern Phoebe
8. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
9. Veery
10. American Crow*
11. American Goldfinch**
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Gray Catbird
14. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
15. Common Yellowthroat (v)
16. Black-and-white Warbler**
17. Field Sparrow
18. Alder Flycatcher (v)
19. Yellow Warbler
20. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
21. Song Sparrow
22. Chipping Sparrow
23. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
24. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
25. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
26. Least Flycatcher
27. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
28. Brown-headed Cowbird
29. American Robin**
30. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
31. Wood Thrush (v)
32. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)


35. Mallard
35. Mourning Dove

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


Quick Hike

Friday, May 26th, 2023
Black-and-white Warbler (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 May 2023.
Black-and-white Warbler (female).

Again a chillier morning than the one before, but bright again, with less wind. My ol’ dog didn’t want to get out of the truck at first for some reason, but I finally coaxed him out and he had his usual fine time.

We didn’t end up hiking all trails today, but—as you might expect in late-May—those we did were hopping with birds. No firsts-of-year, but spied a few nice warblers and an osprey circling above the canopy. Enjoyed time again with our friend hikers, human and canine.

Tomorrow’s supposed to get into the 70s. Looking forward to finding out what’s up there.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. sun time (7:45 DST), I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Ovenbird**
5. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
6. American Redstart** (v)
7. Eastern Phoebe*
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
10. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
11. Brown Creeper (v)
12. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
13. American Goldfinch
14. Hermit Thrush (v)
15. Black-capped Chickadee**
16. Black-and-white Warbler
17. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Magnolia Warbler
20. Osprey
21. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
22. Gray Catbird (v)
23. Veery
24. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
25. Song Sparrow (v)
26. Field Sparrow (v)
27. American Crow (v)
28. Northern Flicker (v)
29. Least Flycatcher (v)
30. Chipping Sparrow
31. American Robin (v)
32. Common Loon (v)
33. Wood Thrush (v)
34. Northern Cardinal** (v)


35. Pine Warbler
35. Mourning Dove

(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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