24 June 2024

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A Fine Morning

Friday, July 28th, 2023
Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 July 2023.
Gray Catbird.

Another warm, humid one. Brought plenty of water for Jack, but still his harsh panting worried me a bit after a while. He was fine, I was fine—and the bird species we encountered seemed fine, too.

Still pretty quiet, what with this year’s immature bird crop learning the ropes. More species than yesterday, though, and a decent portrait of a catbird.

(Supposed to rain tomorrow—but not until after our hiking hour.)

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:04 a.m. EST (8:04 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Blue Jay
2. Black-throated Blue Warbler
3. Red-eyed Vireo
4. Black-throated Green Warbler
5. American Goldfinch
6. Ovenbird
7. Tufted Titmouse
8. Hermit Thrush
9. Northern Flicker
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Eastern Wood-pewee
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Northern Cardinal
14. Brown Creeper
15. Hairy Woodpecker
16. White-breasted Nuthatch
17. Alder Flycatcher
18. Gray Catbird
19. American Crow
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Yellow Warbler
22. Song Sparrow
23. Mourning Dove
24. Field Sparrow
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. American Robin
27. Turkey Vulture

Elsewhere

28. Herring Gull
29. Wild Turkey
30. Eastern Phoebe

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

†First-of-year

Juvies

Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
Common Yellowthroat (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 July 2023.
Common Yellowthroat (juvie).

’Tis the season of the juvie.

This morning’s hike with dog was short and quick, as I had an appointment that would cut things shorter than usual. But this morning’s hike happened also under sunny skies, which I first thought might mean fewer bird species than during yesterday’s foggy overcast—but no. I had more.

Notable was the fact that a couple of very young birds posed for photos—including a relatively fearless Common Yellowthroat.

After our hike, I met a friend and we walked to a saltwater cove and had a swim—first swim in a good while for me. It was a very good day.

(More sun coming for the rest of the week, or so they say.)

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:51 a.m. EST (7:51 DST), I hiked the wooded trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Eastern Phoebe*
3. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
4. Scarlet Tanager (v)
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Song Sparrow**
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. Ovenbird** (v)
9. Veery (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
12. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
13. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Northern Flicker
16. American Robin*
17. Hairy Woodpecker
18. Blue Jay
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Cedar Waxwing
23. Eastern Bluebird
24. Yellow Warbler (v)
25. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
26. Barn Swallow
27. Purple Finch (v)
28. Downy Woodpecker (v)
29. Brown Creeper (v)
30. Alder Flycatcher (v)

Elsewhere

31. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
32. Mourning Dove
33. Herring Gull
34. Common Tern
35. American Black Duck
36. Osprey

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

Unprecedented

Saturday, July 22nd, 2023
Eastern Bluebird (with blueberry), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 July 2023.
Eastern Bluebird (with blueberry).

Another foggy morn for dog and me, as we headed up to the trailhead. We’ve had so many foggy mornings this summer already that more than once I’ve heard it called “unprecedented.” This morning’s fog happened to happen on the first day of the land trust’s planned-for week-long free blueberry pick—which got canceled on account of it.

However, quite a few birds showed up despite the weather—including a bluebird whose free pick days know no such thing as cancelations.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:05 a.m. EST (8:05 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Eastern Phoebe**
3. American Goldfinch** (v)
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Ovenbird** (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
7. Veery (v)
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
11. Blue Jay
12. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
13. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
14. American Crow*
15. American Robin*
16. Northern Flicker
17. Hermit Thrush
18. Hairy Woodpecker
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Song Sparrow**
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Cedar Waxwing
24. Black-and-white Warbler
25. Eastern Bluebird
26. Northern Cardinal (v)
27. Yellow Warbler (v)

Elsewhere

28. Mallard
29. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
30. Herring Gull

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

†First-of-year

 
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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