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Bird Wave

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 August 2022.
Red-breasted Nuthatch.

On our hike this foggy, misty morning, dog and I encountered a bird wave. Well, more like a ripple, perhaps—and Captain Jack didn’t really care to notice—but I found myself transfixed with the variety of little bird species flitting in the dewy greenery.

Coming up through the woods, few species. At the summit, one or two. Down toward the main gate of Beech Hill Preserve? A whole bunch of ’em.

Black-throated Green Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo—I’m sure I’m forgetting something. But what began as a quiet excursion became a riotous good time.

Fall migration is coming, folks.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:49 a.m., I hiked most trails.

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


21. Wild Turkey

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


Fly Hatch

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
Cedar Waxwings in a fly hatch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 August 2022.
Cedar Waxwings in a fly hatch.

A bit of a late start this overcast morning, thinking it might get bright enough for photos eventually. Dim it was, and pretty quiet up the wooded trails, but things got interesting at the summit again.

House Finch was new. Another oriole (which I didn’t frankly notice until I saw the photo many hours later). Bluebirds. Big birds—osprey, gull, vulture. But most exciting was probably the big ol’ fly hatch in the summit spruce grove, which had waxwings (and bluebirds) going nuts. Also a nice chat with some friends.

I’d repeat this hike. It was a good ’un.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:53 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. American Crow*
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. Eastern Towhee
5. Hermit Thrush (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Eastern Wood-pewee
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. Blue Jay (v)
10. Northern Cardinal** (v)
11. Gray Catbird
12. Common Yellowthroat
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Song Sparrow
15. Baltimore Oriole
16. House Wren (v)
17. Cedar Waxwing
18. Eastern Wood-pewee
19. Downy Woodpecker (v)
20. House Finch
21. American Robin
22. Eastern Bluebird
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. Herring Gull*
25. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
26. Yellow Warbler (v)
27. Tree Swallow
28. Osprey
29. Turkey Vulture
30. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)


31. Mourning Dove

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


A Summer Morn

Sunday, June 26th, 2022
Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2022.
Red-eyed Vireo.

Dog and I got to the trailhead a bit later than yesterday, but still we were the first in the parking lot. Not as warm as yesterday, not quite as cloudless, not quite so many mosquitos—but every bit as lovely, interesting, miraculous.

Snowshoe Hare, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2022.
Snowshoe Hare.

Encountered thirty-three bird species and a Snowshoe Hare (with tick-infested ears, poor critter). Among the birds were a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds in overflight (not ID’d until after I viewed my photos later). Also a papa bluebird and mama Pileated Woodpecker, respectively with fledglings.

And for the first time in a long while, a Red-eyed Vireo posed for me.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:51 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird
3. Northern Cardinal** (v)
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Hermit Thrush (v)
6. American Crow*
7. Veery
8. Hairy Woodpecker
9. American Redstart** (v)
10. Chestnut-sided Warbler
11. Gray Catbird
12. Common Yellowthroat
13. American Goldfinch (v)
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Black-capped Chickadee**
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Yellow Warbler
18. Pileated Woodpecker
19. Song Sparrow
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Purple Finch (v)
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Red-winged Blackbird
24. Prairie Warbler
25. American Robin
26. White-breasted Nuthatch
27. Turkey Vulture
28. Tufted Titmouse (v)
29. Eastern Phoebe
30. Eastern Bluebird
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
33. Brown Creeper (v)


34. Herring Gull
35. European Starling
36. House Sparrow


Eastern Chipmunk
Snowshoe Hare

(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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