14 April 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore oriole’

Ragged Revisited

Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Red-winged Blackbird, Snow Bowl, Camden, Maine, 24 June 2023.
Red-winged Blackbird.

Again Jack and I hiked the Ragged Mountain Snow Bowl trails with our best dog and human friends. Warm again but not as bright, with rain in the late-morning forecast. Not the number of bird species as last time, but still a fun hike in a different place with a lot going on.

Saw my first bluebird fledgling up there perched on a lift cable. Also a starling clearly nesting somewhere up there among the gears.

Tomorrow it’ll be back to Beech Hill, but we’ll hit the mountain again soon, I bet.

(An alphabetized list again.)

Camden Snow Bowl Trails List
Starting at 6:48 a.m. EST (7:48 DST), I hiked some Camden Snow Bowl trails.

1. Alder Flycatcher
2. American Goldfinch
3. American Redstart (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Baltimore Oriole (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. Brown Creeper (v)
8. Cedar Waxwing
9. Chipping Sparrow (v)
10. Common Yellowthroat (v)
11. Eastern Bluebird
12. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
13. Eastern Towhee (v)
14. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
15. European Starling
16. Great Crested Flycatcher
17. Least Flycatcher (v)
18. Mourning Dove** (v)
19. Ovenbird (v)
20. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
21. Red-winged Blackbird
22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
24. Scarlet Tanager (v)
24. Song Sparrow*
25. Tree Swallow
26. Tufted Titmouse (v)
27. Turkey Vulture
28. Wild Turkey
29. Yellow Warbler (v)


30. Mallard
31. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
32. American Crow


Eastern Chipmunk

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


A Change of Scenery

Friday, June 16th, 2023
Red-winged Blackbird (female), Camden Snow Bowl, 16 June 2023.
Red-winged Blackbird (female).

Welp, we mixed it up this early morning, dog and me—accompanied our human and dog friends up the many trails winding around the Camden Snow Bowl. The day was bright and the winds were light and the grade was steep. Got a few different-than-usual species (and missed a few common at Beech Hill) and couldn’t well keep track of the chronology of sightings—thus, today’s species are listed I alphabetical order.

Ol’ Jack did well for such a warm, steep hike. (I could say the same for myself.) A change of scenery ain’t ever a bad thing.

We’ll be back at Beech Hill tomorrow, though (during what’s supposed to be some light rain).

Camden Snow Bowl Trails List
Starting at 6:13 a.m. EST (7:13 DST), I hiked some Camden Snow Bowl trails.

1. Alder Flycatcher (v)
2. American Goldfinch**
3. American Redstart (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Baltimore Oriole
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
9. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
10. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
11. Blue Jay (v)
12. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
13. Brown Creeper (v)
14. Cedar Waxwing (v)
15. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
16. Chipping Sparrow*
17. Common Loon
18. Common Yellowthroat (v)
19. Dark-eyed Junco
20. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
21. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
22. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
23. Hermit Thrush (v)
24. Least Flycatcher (v)
25. Mallard
26. Mourning Dove (v)
27. Ovenbird (v)
28. Purple Finch (v)
29. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
30. Red-winged Blackbird
31. Scarlet Tanager
32. Song Sparrow*
33. Tree Swallow
34. Tufted Titmouse (v)
35. Turkey Vulture
36. Warbling Vireo (v)
37. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
38. Yellow Warbler (v)


39. American Crow


Eastern Gray Squirrel

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



Saturday, May 13th, 2023
Scarlet Tanager (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2023.
Scarlet Tanager (first of year).

It seemed a little early to have a tanager show up on the hill during my morning hike with dog, but there he was. I heard him first—as is nearly always the case—and crept up close enough for a photo. Last year I don’t believe I encountered a tanager at all (not sure), but know I didn’t see one. They used to arrive in late May, early June. A sign of warming? Likely so.

Coincidentally, about the same time I spied the tanager, I noticed an Olive-sided Flycatcher perched high on a small snag, with nothing but blue sky beyond. Those were the only firsts-of-year on our hike this morning.

But what a fun and lovely morning it was.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:05 a.m. sun time (7:05 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler
3. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
4. American Goldfinch
5. Common Yellowthroat (v)
6. Blue Jay**
7. American Restart (v)
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. Purple Finch (v)
10. Northern Parula (v)
11. American Crow*
12. Veery (v)
13. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Scarlet Tanager†
17. Olive-sided Flycatcher†
18. Gray Catbird (v)
19. Black-capped Chickadee
20. Field Sparrow (v)
21. Yellow Warbler
22. Song Sparrow (v)
23. White-throated Sparrow
24. Ruffed Grouse (drumming)
25. Yellow-rumped Warbler
26. Chipping Sparrow
27. Eastern Bluebird
28. Tree Swallow
29. Eastern Phoebe
30. Osprey
31. Turkey Vulture
32. Broad-winged Hawk
33. Prairie Warbler (v)
34. Pine Warbler** (v)
35. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
36. Nashville Warbler (v)
37. Baltimore Oriole (v)
38. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)


39. Mallard
40. Mourning Dove
41. Wild Turkey

(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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