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August Warblers

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023
Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 August 2023.
Ovenbird.

The sun emerged this morning first thing, but the air remained nighttime-cool. I almost smelled a nip of fall in the air—but not quite. And it warmed up a lot as the day lengthened.

The excitement of the day—other than the random appearance of a kestrel—turned out to be a little batch of silent warblers. Their silence has persisted for a good while now, but sighting them has been a challenge, what with the tendency of most to stick to the leafy canopy. But I managed four on my list this morning (and photographed three).

Weather-wise, tomorrow’s supposed to be a similar kind of day. Hmmm…

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:13 a.m. EST (8:13 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Flicker (v)
2. American Goldfinch
3. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
4. Eastern Wood-pewee** (v)
5. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. American Crow*
8. Black-throated Green Warbler
9. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
10. Ovenbird
11. Tufted Titmouse (v)
12. Brown Creeper (v)
13. Gray Catbird
14. Eastern Towhee (v)
15. Common Yellowthroat
16. Cedar Waxwing
17. Song Sparrow
18. American Kestrel

Elsewhere

19. Mourning Dove
20. Wild Turkey
21. Rock Pigeon

Mammals

White-tailed Deer

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

†First-of-year

Drippy Morn

Friday, August 18th, 2023
Eastern Towhee (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 August 2023.
Eastern Towhee (juvie).

Yesterday’s forecast called for showers. This morning’s called for an overcast. Reality proved a combination of each—foggy, misty, drippy. My hike with dog started out very quiet, but over time a few bird voices piped up, and then I caught sight of flittings in the understory, and eventually I heard the loud calls of two woodpecker species.

A highlight was a near approach by a white-tail, who must’ve sensed our presence a few yards away, so turned, galloped invisibly through the drippy tangles, giving out a couple of husky calls of alarm.

Photography turned out a challenging pursuit, so you’ll have to settle for a random pic of a juvenile delinquent towhee.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:09 a.m. EST (8:09 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Eastern Towhee
2. Song Sparrow
3. American Goldfinch**
4. Gray Catbird
5. Common Yellowthroat (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
8. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse
10. Black-throated Green Warbler
11. Eastern Wood-pewee
12. Blue Jay (v)
13. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
14. Downy Woodpecker (v)
15. American Crow*
16. Yellow Warbler (v)

Elsewhere

17. Mourning Dove
18. Herring Gull

Mammals

White-tailed Deer

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

†First-of-year

Tweetless

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023
Hermit Thrush fledgling, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 August.
Hermit Thrush fledgling.

Upon rising this morning, the sun emerged, then faded in and out and in again as swirly white clouds floated overhead from the west. And the birds were really quiet. We walked long stretches, dog and I, without hearing a (literal) peep—because (I figured), at least in part, they don’t want to draw attention to their youngsters.

Throughout our hike, scanning the canopy, I caught sight of just three wood-warbler species, poking about for insects and caterpillars. Not one of them uttered a single tweet.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:03 a.m. EST (8:03 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Blue Jay
2. American Goldfinch
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Red-eyed Vireo
5. Black-throated Green Warbler
6. Eastern Wood-pewee
7. Hermit Thrush
8. White-breasted Nuthatch
9. American Robin
10. American Crow
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Gray Catbird
13. Cedar Waxwing
14. Song Sparrow
15. Purple Finch
16. Red-tailed Hawk
17. Herring Gull
18. American Redstart
19. Black-and-white Warbler
20. Hairy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

21. Wild Turkey
22. Carolina Wren
23. Mourning Dove
24. Northern Cardinal

(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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