25 November 2020

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Low-key Inspiration

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Common Yellowthroat (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 June 2019.
Common Yellowthroat (male).

Fog first thing, a deep overcast. Birds weren’t talking much, but neither were they silent. Heard an alternate cuckoo call up in the area where I nabbed a photo of one the other day. Got a photo of a yellowthroat.

A low-key but inspiring morning.

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

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


31. Mourning Dove
32. Herring Gull
33. European Starling
34. Rock Pigeon
35. House Sparrow
36. Blue Jay (v)

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


Monday, June 17th, 2019
Black-billed Cuckoo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 17 June 2019.
Black-billed Cuckoo (with caterpillar).

A sunny, warm, kind of glorious morning. Spring at last. A breeze rose in the fully-fledged trees, and the resulting hush obscured some birdsong—but I heard enough (and saw enough) to have a happy hike with dog.

Portrait of chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2019.
Portrait of chestnut-sided Warbler.

Happiest occurrence: A Black-billed Cuckoo zipped up to a branch directly in front of us along the wooded trail and posed for photos. I rarely get to photograph these shy birds.

Back home, a curiosity: the call of a kingfisher where I’d never heard one before. Weird.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Common Yellowthroat**
6. Veery
7. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)
10. Black-and-white Warbler
11. American Goldfinch
12. Scarlet Tanager (v)
13. Alder Flycatcher
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Song Sparrow**
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Eastern Phoebe*
18. Tree Swallow
19. Chipping Sparrow*
20. American Crow*
21. Double-crested Cormorant
22. Eastern Bluebird (v)
23. Purple Finch (v)
24. Cedar Waxwing
25. Black-billed Cuckoo
26. Hermit Thrush (v)
27. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
28. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
29. Least Flycatcher
30. Northern Cardinal (v)


31. House Finch (v)
32. Herring Gull
33. Osprey (v)
34. Belted Kingfisher (v)

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

Return to the Hill

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Eastern Phoebe.

1. Tufted Titmouse (v)
2. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
3. American Goldfinch
4. Eastern Towhee
5. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
6. Eastern Phoebe
7. Nashville Warbler (v)
8. Ovenbird (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat (v)
19. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
11. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler*
13. Yellow Warbler*
14. Song Sparrow
15. Chipping Sparrow
16. Field Sparrow
17. Alder Flycatcher
18. Gray Catbird
19. Great Crested Flycatcher
20. Red-eyed Vireo
21. Tree Swallow
22. Black-capped Chickadee
23. Osprey
24. Northern Flicker
25. American Crow
26. Cedar Waxwing


27. House Finch
28. Mourning Dove
29. Wild Turkey
30. House Sparrow
31. Rock Pigeon
32. European Starling

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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