6 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Sudden Abundance

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
First-day phoebe fledgling, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 June 2019.
First-day phoebe fledgling.

Early to the hill again, and again an embarrassment of species. Noteworthy was a Yellow-throated Vireo I heard calling just down from the summit. Also noteworthy were various fledglings—including a couple first-day Eastern Phoebe babies at the hut.

A male eastern bluebird sopped by the hill this early morning.
Male eastern bluebird.

Bluebirds abounded. Plenty of other species also. We’ve already got probably twice as many migratory birds as arrived here just a few weeks ago. And many more still will fly south come fall.

Rain tonight. A little tomorrow. Flooding is a rare challenge—but better too much rain than not enough.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail—and then some.

1. Ovenbird** (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Black-and-white Warbler
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Eastern Towhee
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Song Sparrow**
8. Eastern Phoebe*
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Chipping Sparrow**
12. Mourning Dove* (v)
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat**
15. Tree Swallow
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Veery (v)
18. Purple Finch
19. Northern Cardinal (v)
20. Herring Gull* (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Eastern Bluebird
23. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
24. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
25. Tufted Titmouse (v)
26. Northern Flicker (v)
27. Gray Catbird
28. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
31 Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
32. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
33. Nashville Warbler
34. Common Loon
35. Yellow-throated Vireo†
36. Field Sparrow

Elsewhere

36. House Finch
37. Red-winged Blackbird

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird


This Sunny Morning

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
Alder Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, 22 June 2019.
Alder Flycatcher.

Flushed two woodcock this sunny morning. Flushed one of them twice. All three times I hunted carefully for youngsters but didn’t see any—although I didn’t want to pester the woodcock families too much.

Also saw my first Beech Hill Bobolink in at least three years. Also, somehow, ended up with thirty-three species on today’s list.

Later today there came a couple of thundershowers, which was fun.

More fun tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail—and then some.

1. Eastern Bluebird
2. Blue Jay**
3. American Goldfinch
4. Veery (v)
5. American Woodcock
6. Chipping Sparrow*
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
10. Alder Flycatcher
11. Ovenbird (v)
12. Tree Swallow
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Song Sparrow**
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. Nashville Warbler (v)
18. Gray Catbird** (v)
19. Common Yellowthroat (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
23. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
24. Hermit Thrush (v)
25. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
26. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
27. Black-capped Chickadee**
28. Bobolink
29. Herring Gull*
30. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
31. Mourning Dove* (v)
32. Northern Cardinal** (v)
33. American Redstart (v)
34. American Robin*

Elsewhere

35. Mallard
36. European Starling

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

Hike in a Cloud

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 June 2019.
Ovenbird.

Fog thicker than yesterday morning. Jewel-like droplets on everything. Too dim in the bottomlands to get many decent photo, but the thrushes were leery of dog and me. Also one particular chickadee. And ovenbirds.

It’s nice to get so far in the year that you know what’s nesting where.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird
3. American Redstart (v)
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Common Yellowthroat**
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. American Goldfinch
8. Veery
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Eastern Wood-pewee
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Downy Woodpecker (v)
13. Alder Flycatcher
14. Gray Catbird (v)
15. Song Sparrow**
16. Field Sparrow (v)
17. Yellow Warbler
18. Northern Flicker (v)
19. Tree Swallow
20. Eastern Phoebe
21. Chipping Sparrow
22. Black-capped Chickadee
23. American Robin* (v)
24. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
25. Hermit Thrush
26. Least Flycatcher (v)
27. Mourning Dove* (v)

Elsewhere

28. American Crow
29. Herring Gull
30. Rock Pigeon

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

 
Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson



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