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What a Day

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Blackburnian Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 May 2018.

Blackburnian Warbler.

Black-billed Cuckoo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 May 2018.

Black-billed Cuckoo.

Warm and summery. Mosquitos and other flies that birds like to eat attracted quite a few of ’em. In fact, surprisingly, I had three first-of-year birds: Cedar Waxwing (a little flock flying over), Blackburnian Warbler (singing high woodland canopy), and Philadelphia Vireo (which I ID’d from its song).

Plus, I scared up a pair of cuckoos, watched tanagers in the deeper woods, and, to top it off, heard the repeated ch-beks of a Least Flycatcher.

What a day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked all trails.

Scarlet Tanager, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 May 2018.

Scarlet Tanager.

1. Wood Thrush (v)
2. Ovenbird*
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. Veery
5. Red-eyed Vireo
6. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
7. Common Yellowthroat**
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
9. American Redstart**
10. American Robin
11. Blue Jay (v)
12. Tufted Titmouse (v)
13. Black-and-white Warbler
14. Hermit Thrush (v)
15. Alder Flycatcher (v)
16. Mourning Dove (v)
17. Gray Catbird**
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Black-capped Chickadee
20. American Goldfinch (v)
21. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
22. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
23. Purple Finch (v)
24. Yellow Warbler (v)
25. Song Sparrow*
26. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
27. Field Sparrow (v)
28. Eastern Phoebe
29. Philadelphia Vireo† (v)
30. Cedar Waxwing†
31. Savannah Sparrow (v)
32. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
33. Turkey Vulture
34. American Crow*
35. Black-billed Cuckoo
36. Scarlet Tanager
37. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
38. Northern Parula (v)
39. Blackburnian Warbler†
40. Least Flycatcher (v)


41. Blackpoll Warbler (v)
42. Northern Cardinal (v)
43. Herring Gull
44. European Starling
45. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
46. House Sparrow (v)
47. House Finch (v)
48. Common Grackle
49. Chipping Sparrow
50. Northern Cardinal (v)

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

Long Weekend at Monhegan

Monday, May 29th, 2017
Song Sparrow, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial day Weekend 2017.

Song Sparrow.

Philadelphia Vireo, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial day Weekend 2017.

Philadelphia Vireo.

Cattle Egret, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Cattle Egret.

Baltimore Oriole, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Baltimore Oriole.

Peregrine Falcon, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Peregrine Falcon.

Black-throated Green Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Black-throated Green Warbler.


Monhegan List
From midday Friday, 26 May 2016, to midday Monday, 29 May 2016, I hiked all over the island.
(Alphabetical list includes species seen from the ferry both to and from Monhegan.)

1. Alder Flycatcher (v)
2. American Black Duck
3. American Crow
4. American Goldfinch
5. American Redstart
6. American Robin
7. Atlantic Puffin
8. Baltimore Oriole
9. Belted Kingfisher
10. Black Guillemot
11. Black-and-white Warbler
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. Black-throated Green Warbler
14. Blackburnian Warbler
15. Blackpoll Warbler
16. Blue Jay
17. Brown Thrasher (v)
18. Canada Goose
19. Cattle Egret
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
22. Common Eider
23. Common Grackle
24. common Loon
25. common Raven
26. Common Tern
27. Common Yellowthroat
28. Double-crested Cormorant
29. Eastern Kingbird
30. Eastern Wood-pewee
31. European Starling
32. Gray Catbird
33. Great Black-backed gull
34. Great Blue Heron
35. Green Heron
36. Hairy Woodpecker
37. Herring Gull
38. Laughing Gull
39. Magnolia Warbler
40. Mallard
41. Mourning Dove
42. Mourning Warbler
43. Northern Cardinal
44. Northern Gannet
45. Northern Mockingbird
46. Northern Parula
47. Orange-crowned Warbler
48. Peregrine Falcon
49. Philadelphia Vireo
50. Purple Finch
51. Red-breasted Nuthatch
52. Red-eyed Vireo
53. Red-winged Blackbird
54. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
55. Roseate Tern
56. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
57. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (v)
58. Scarlet Tanager (v)
59. Song Sparrow
60. Sora
61. Tree Swallow
62. White-breasted Nuthatch
63. White-eyed Vireo
64. Yellow Warbler

v = Voice only

Beech Hill List
On 29 May 2017, beginning at 2:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Goldfinch (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
3. Eastern Towhee (v)
4. Song Sparrow (v)
5. American Crow
6. Tree Swallow
7. Turkey Vulture
8. Savannah Sparrow
9. Eastern Phoebe
10. Gray Catbird
11. Common Yellowthroat (v)
12. Northern Cardinal (v)

v = Voice only

Fall Migration

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 September 2016.

Gray Catbird.

This morning at Beech Hill, on an open stretch of trail, a small twittering bird circled above my dog and me, seemingly checking us out, before fluttering away. “I think that was a Horned Lark,” I said to Jack—or something to that effect. “I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one solo, though. I’ll check that voice when we get home.”

Not long afterward, on the summit, I caught sight of a tight flock of little twittering birds flying swiftly south. Now, those, I thought, were larks.

But not until we ran into my expert birding friend, Evan, did I confirm that ID: he’d also seen the flock of ’em. (Thanks also to Evan’s ID skills, my list today had two more species—blackpoll and sapsucker—than it would have otherwise.) We flushed a woodcock, too.

Fall migration’s kind of a gas.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 September 2016.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

1. American Robin
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Hairy Woodpecker
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. American Crow* (v)
8. American Goldfinch
9. Blue Jay
10. Gray Catbird
11. Song Sparrow
12. Savannah Sparrow
13. Purple Finch (v)
14. Horned Lark†
15. Eastern Towhee (v)
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
17. Cedar Waxwing (v)
18. Eastern Phoebe
19. Blackpoll Warbler
20. Northern Flicker
21. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
22. American Woodcock


23. Chipping Sparrow

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

Seven-spotted Ladybird Beetle, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 September 2016.

Seven-spotted Ladybird Beetle.

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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