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Chippies Everywhere

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 July 2019.
Chipping Sparrow.

Each year is different. This one’s had way more mosquitos than usual—and also Chipping Sparrows. Don’t know how come the species has been reproducing like crazy, but these days it seems like every conifer you wander past has got some serious chatter of adult and fledglings.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Song Sparrow**
5. American Robin
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Common Yellowthroat**
9. Alder Flycatcher
10. Yellow Warbler (v)
11. Chimney Swift
12. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
13. Eastern Bluebird (v)
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Hermit Thrush (v)
16. Veery (v)
17. Chipping Sparrow*
18. Cedar Waxwing
19. American Goldfinch** (v)
20. American Crow*
21. Eastern Phoebe*
22. Gray Catbird*
23. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
24. Blue Jay (v)
25. Black-capped Chickadee (v)


26. Herring Gull
27. Mourning Dove
28. Rock Pigeon

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


Sunday, July 7th, 2019
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 July 2019.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are not uncommon. They nest at Beech Hill, where I hike with Captain Jack every day. But they’re shy birds—frequenting the high canopy, where all the leaves are, and all too quick to fly.

I heard a grosbeak’s sweet melodic song as we climbed the hill this morning. As I had most mornings for the past couple weeks or so. Over that time, I only got one glimpse of the bird: a quick flitting image zipping away around a stand of trees.

Today, while at the summit, a rose-breasted’s song erupted from the spruce grove, not fifty feet away. Snuck over to the other side, so the sun would illuminate the bird, took a few steps back.

And there he was.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
2. Common Yellowthroat**
3. Ovenbird (v)
4. Downy Woodpecker
5. Chipping Sparrow
6. Eastern Bluebird
7. Gray Catbird** (v)
8. Yellow Warbler
9. Nashville Warbler (v)
10. Alder Flycatcher
11. Song Sparrow**
12. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
13. American Goldfinch** (v)
14. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
15. American Crow*
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Field Sparrow (v)
18. Eastern Phoebe
19. Purple Finch
20. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Northern Cardinal (v)
23. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)


24. House Finch
25. Herring Gull
26. Wild Turkey
27. Mourning Dove
28. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)

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


Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Red, white, and bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 July 2019.
Red, white, and bluebird.

Lovely, calm, warm, blue-sky morning. Cirrus clouds wafting high above, the slight sounds of young fledglings begging from the hedgerows. Bluebirds were assuming the summit bird box, abandoned when the Tree Swallows fledged. Several species hanging around the spruce grove.

Tonight there are fireworks within earshot—near earshot, to be precise. Damn, do I hate fireworks. (Why worship bombs bursting in air?) I’d rather be watching a red, white, and bluebird preen and sing its lovely, subtle song.

As Roy Bedichek wrote: Patriotism is the love of country. That is, country. You know—hills, trees, rivers, mountains, shores—“not flag and a lot of gaseous intangibles.”

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Veery (v)
2. Common Yellowthroat**
3. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. Song Sparrow**
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. American Crow*
8. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
9. Ovenbird (v)
10. Northern Cardinal (v)
11. Eastern Bluebird
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Tree Swallow
14. Savannah Sparrow
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. American Redstart (v)
17. Eastern Phoebe** (v)
18. Yellow Warbler
19. American Goldfinch**
20. Nashville Warbler (v)
21. Chipping Sparrow
22. Gray Catbird*
23. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
24. Purple Finch
25. Red-breasted Nuthatch
26. Cedar Waxwing
27. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)


28. Mourning Dove
29. Herring Gull
30. American Robin

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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