29 May 2023

Posts Tagged ‘blackburnian warbler’

More Goodness

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
Blue Jay, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 May 2019.
Blue Jay.

A bright chilly morning. Started slow, but soon enough warmed enough to set free some black flies, and the birds appeared slowly and steadily. My one first-of-year species I didn’t notice until I looked at photos (a Wilson’s Warbler vs a Yellow Warbler)—but lots of variety.

Blue Jays were conspicuous, others inconspicuous. A few quiet birds snuck onto the list (e.g., kingbirds, waxwings, Blackburnian warbler), a few noisy ones returned (e.g., Great Crested Flycatcher). No cuckoos today.

In a surprise twist, I took a dramatic tumble off a boardwalk, but no damage done to my person or optics, and Jack was amused.

All in all, another day of fun.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Ovenbird
3. Blue Jay
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler
5. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
6. Veery
7. Hairy Woodpecker
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Gray Catbird**
10. Wood Thrush (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Yellow Warbler (v)
13. American Redstart
14. American Goldfinch**
15. Tufted Titmouse (v)
16. Scarlet Tanager
17. American Crow*
18. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
19. Downy Woodpecker (v)
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. Tree Swallow
24. Alder Flycatcher
25. Eastern Kingbird
26. Cedar Waxwing
27. Field Sparrow (v)
28. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
29. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
30. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
31. Hermit Thrush (v)
32. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
33. Least Flycatcher (v)
34. Northern Flicker (v)
35. Mourning Dove (v)
36. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
37. Northern Parula (v)
38. Wilson’s Warbler†
39. Blackburnian Warbler


40. House Finch (v)
41. Herring Gull
42. Bald Eagle

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

Big Day

Monday, May 27th, 2019
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 May 2019.
Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Thick fog this morning, but it burned off by the time we got to the trailhead. And it turned out to be the best birding day of spring so far. Dozens of species, good looks, nice variety—but I forgot to turn on my GoPro.

Good hike though: first-of-year Maggie warb, decent photos. Fun and fruitful anyway.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird**
3. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
5. Northern Cardinal (v)
6. Veery
7. Black-capped Chickadee**
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler*
9. Great Crested Flycatcher
10. Yellow Warbler
11. Gray Catbird**
12. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
13. Northern Parula
14. Wood Thrush (v)
15. Blue Jay*
16. Eastern Towhee*
17. Magnolia Warbler†
18. American Goldfinch
19. Scarlet Tanager (v)
20. Herring Gull*
21. Alder Flycatcher
22. American Crow*
23. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
24. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
25. Song Sparrow**
26. Field Sparrow
27. Eastern Phoebe
28. Tree Swallow
29. Barn Swallow
30. Chipping Sparrow**
31. Broad-winged Hawk
32. Turkey Vulture*
33. Eastern Bluebird (v)
34. Nashville Warbler (v)
35. Northern Flicker (v)
36. Purple Finch
37. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
38. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
39. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
40. Mourning Dove**
41. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
42. Hermit Thrush (v)
43. Black-throated Blue Warbler
44. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
45. Blackburnian Warbler (v)
46. Black-and-white Warbler**


47. House Finch (v)
48. Wild Turkey
49. Laughing Gull†

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

†First-of-year bird

Bird Walk

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 May 2019.
Black-throated Blue Warbler.
Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 May 2019.
Black-and-white Warbler.

Led a bird walk this morning. It was a pretty fun time. Lots and lots of warblers (and other species) right near the trailhead first thing. Fewer birds higher up—and a stout northwest wind at the summit.

But also a loon at the summit. Kestrel. Broad-winged hawk. A coffee and pastries and a fireplace fire and classical guitar music in the hut.

Dog and I would surely enjoy day like this every day of the year.

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

1. American Robin* (v)
2. Black-throated Green Warbler
3. Ovenbird**
4. Northern Parula
5. Great Crested Flycatcher
6. Common Yellowthroat**
7. Black-capped Chickadee* (v)
8. White-breasted Nuthatch
9. Black-and-white Warbler
10. American Redstart
11. Blue Jay** (v)
12. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
13. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
14. White-throated Sparrow
15. Northern Cardinal (v)
16. Wood Thrush (v)
17. Blue-headed Vireo
18. Eastern Towhee
19. American Goldfinch
20. Tufted Titmouse (v)
21. American Crow
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Song Sparrow
24. Tree Swallow
25. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
26. Herring Gull*
27. American Kestrel
28. Common Loon
29. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
30. Hermit Thrush (v)
31. Veery
32. Black-throated Blue Warbler
33. Eastern Phoebe
34. Northern Flicker (v)

Seen/heard by others

35. Swainson’s Thrush
36. Blackburnian Warbler
37. Common Raven


38. House Finch (v)
39. Chipping Sparrow

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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