24 March 2023

Posts Tagged ‘black-and-white warbler’

Fall Lusciousness

Sunday, October 9th, 2022
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 October 2022.
Red-bellied Woodpecker.

At dawn, my indoor-outdoor thermometer showed thirties (F) first thing. By the time dog and I headed up the hill, it had risen to about 40°—and mostly sunny. An absolutely lovely, colorful woodland, with little birds flitting around in the periphery.

Granted, most of these birds were yellow-rumps, but I also heard the (off-season) booming of a Ruffed Grouse and the teeny of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Another Swamp Sparrow—bunch of sparrows moving through—and plenty of woodpeckers. A fun hike.

Looking forward to tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:05 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow**
2. Blue Jay** (v)
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Eastern Bluebird (v)
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Hermit Thrush
8. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
9. Ruffed Grouse (booming)
10. American Robin
11. Downy Woodpecker (v)
12. Northern Flicker
13. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
14. Gray Catbird
15. White-throated Sparrow*
16. American Goldfinch (v)
17. Song Sparrow (v)
18. Eastern Phoebe
19. Swamp Sparrow
20. Common Raven
21. Black-and-white Warbler
22. Red-bellied Woodpecker


23. Northern Cardinal (v)


Eastern Gray Squirrel

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


Birdy Day

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Northern Harrier, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 October 2022.
Northern Harrier.

Chilly again—upper 40s (F)—when we hit the trail, dog and I. Sunny at first, but an a thin layer of clouds overtook the sky before we’d hit the summit. Another birdy day.

Most notable were a Northern Harrier scanning the barrens for a good while, an American Kestrel perched on the highest spruce on the summit, and a Ruffed Grouse we flushed on our ascent. Also heard a raven, spied an osprey, encountered many, many Yellow-rumped Warblers.

I dearly love this time of year.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:43 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
2. American Crow** (v)
3. Blue Jay (v)
4. Common Raven (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Purple Finch (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
10. Brown Creeper
11. Black-and-white Warbler
12. Red-eyed Vireo
13. Red-breasted Nuthatch
14. American Robin*
15. Hermit Thrush
16. Gray Catbird (v)
17. Eastern Towhee (v)
18. Hairy Woodpecker
19. Ruffed Grouse
20. White-throated Sparrow (v)
21. Northern Harrier
22. Song Sparrow (v)
23. American Kestrel
24. American Goldfinch (v)
25. Osprey
26. Common Yellowthroat
27. Savannah Sparrow
28. Eastern Bluebird


29. Carolina Wren (v)
30. Wild Turkey


Eastern Gray Squirrel

(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

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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