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Thanks, Nature

Friday, May 31st, 2019
Wilson’s Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 May 2019.
Wilson’s Warbler.

Thick fog early. Again I didn’t expect much in the way of bird activity—or photos. Again I was wrong.

In fact, I had a first-of-year Blackpoll Warbler. Heard the voice of a Wilson’s Warbler for the first time (at least the first time I can remember). At home, I heard/spied a Tennessee Warbler—first in years.

Just an all around great birding day. Thanks, Nature.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

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


38. House Finch
39. Tennessee Warbler†
39. House Sparrow (v)
40. Osprey
41. Mallard
42. Herring Gull

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

†First-of-year bird


Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Blackpoll Warbler (dining on invasive Asiatic Bittersweet), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 October 2018.

Blackpoll Warbler (dining on invasive Asiatic Bittersweet).

This chilly, drizzly morning, Jack and I hiked up through the woods again, but this time we came upon a heck of a lot of birds. Silent birds, stealthy birds, but birds nonetheless. Noteworthy was a Blackpoll Warbler in fall plumage chowing down on the berries of one of many  of Asiatic Bittersweet plants at Beech Hill.

I thought, “This bird will be spreading those seeds far and wide.”

Ah, well!

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow*
2. Yellow-rumped Warbler
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Hairy Woodpecker
5. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
6. White-throated Sparrow (v)
7. Red-breasted Nuthatch
8. Northern Flicker
9. American Robin (v)
10. Blackpoll Warbler
11. Hermit Thrush
12. Downy Woodpecker (v)
13. American Goldfinch (v)
15. Purple Finch (v)
16. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
17. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
18. Tufted Titmouse (v)


19. Herring Gull
20. Rock Pigeon
21. House Sparrow

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
*Voice only elsewhere


Lovely Morning

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Eastern Phoebe, Rockport, Maine, 30 May 2018.

Eastern Phoebe.

After such a great birding hike yesterday, I was so eager to get going this morning that I forgot to put on my hiking boots. For the first time ever. Ended up wearing socks and sandals. How embarrassing. (At least I only had to pluck one tick off me—and only a couple off Jack.)

Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 May 2018.

Cedar Waxwing.

Not as crazy this morning, but still fun. Jack and I ran into a birding friend on the hill. Got a first-of-year Pine Warbler. Got a little video of a robin murdering a worm (which I’ll try to post later).

All in all, a lovely morning.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Wood Thrush (v)
2. Ovenbird** (v)
3. Red-eyed Vireo
4. Veery
5. Black-throated Green Warbler
6. American Redstart**
7. American Robin
8. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
9. Hermit Thrush (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Chipping Sparrow**
12. Common Yellowthroat
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Chestnut-sided Warbler
15. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
16. Gray Catbird**
17. Black-and-white Warbler
18. American Goldfinch (v)
19. Yellow Warbler (v)
20. Alder Flycatcher (v)
21. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
22. Song Sparrow*
23. Cedar Waxwing
24. Eastern Phoebe*
25. Field Sparrow
26. Mourning Dove* (v)
27. Turkey Vulture
28. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
29. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
30. Common Raven
31. Pine Warbler† (v)
32. Scarlet Tanager (v)
33. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
34. Blackpoll Warbler (v)
35. Least Flycatcher (v)
36. Downy Woodpecker


37. European Starling
38. Herring Gull
39. Osprey
40. Northern Cardinal

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

Field Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 May 2018.

Field Sparrow.

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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