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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


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


American Red Squirrel

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


Late Hike

Monday, September 11th, 2023
Common Yellowthroat (immature male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 September 2023.
Common Yellowthroat (immature male).

This morning’s forecast rain arrived with a vengeance. Well, not a vengeance, exactly, but it postponed my hike with dog for a couple hours. Had no idea what to expect in the wake of the all that soaking rain—and yet there were birds.

Notable was the flyby of a croaking raven. Also a little flurry of species down in the woods again. Best photo was an immature male yellowthroat.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 8:55 a.m. EST (9:55 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. Blue Jay (v)
4. Northern Flicker
5. Red-eyed Vireo
6. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
7. Black-and-white Warbler
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. American Crow* (v)
10. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
11. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Hermit Thrush
14. Gray Catbird**
15. Song Sparrow
16. American Goldfinch
17. Downy Woodpecker (v)
18. Common Raven
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Common Yellowthroat


21. Herring Gull
22. Mourning Dove
23. Ring-billed Gull (v)
24. Osprey
25. House Sparrow (v)


American Red Squirrel (v)

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


Warbler Rush

Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 September 2023.
Chestnut-sided Warbler.

A cool morning, with sun to start but clouds soon moving over and a bit of a breeze. Rain in the forecast, but it didn’t come while dog and I were hiking. However, the birds must’ve known a secret, because as our hike reached about its three-quarter mark, a sudden flood of species moved through the trees above us. And most of them were wood-warblers.

Chestnut-sided, redstart, parula, yellow-rump, black-and-white—it seemed like a little preview of a migratory fallout. With their quick flitting and the dim, gray conditions, it was hard to grab a decent photo. But here’s a pick of a singing Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Rain is forecast for much of tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:23 a.m. EST (8:23 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. White-breasted Nuthatch**
2. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
3. Hairy Woodpecker
4. American Crow* (v)
5. Gray Catbird
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
8. Hermit Thrush
9. Northern Flicker (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
12. Song Sparrow
13. American Goldfinch
14. Yellow Warbler
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler
17. Black-and-white Warbler
18. Tufted Titmouse
19. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
20. Northern Parula
21. American Redstart
22. Eastern Wood-pewee
23. Blue-headed Vireo
24. Blue Jay (v)


25. Mourning Dove
26. Herring Gull
27. Mallard
28. Osprey

(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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