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Ol’ Firethroat

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
Blackburnian Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 May 2019.
Blackburnian Warbler.

Sun and clouds and a chill and a breeze. Quite a number of birds moving through, though. The funnest part of this morning’s hike was as Jack and I were returning down the wooded trail, near where warblers use a little spring-fed, hollowed out bowl of stone as a birdbath. Just as we passed, a little passel of migrating warblers flitted through.

Among them was a Blackburnian Warbler. It’s been year’s since I’d seen one. I figure the little bird had to be tired and hungry for flying all last night in the teeth of a brisk north wind.

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

1. American Robin* (v)
2. Northern Cardinal** (v)
3. American Redstart
4. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
5. Ovenbird** (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
7. Northern Parula
8. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
9. Eastern Towhee
10. American Crow*
11. Gray Catbird**
12. Common Yellowthroat**
13. Black-throated Green Warbler
14. Turkey Vulture
15. Blue Jay**
16. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
17. American Goldfinch
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Herring Gull*
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Tree Swallow
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Common Raven
24. Nashville Warbler (v)
25. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
26. Blackburnian Warbler
27. Black-and-white Warbler
28. Blue-headed Vireo


29. House Finch (v)
30. Chipping Sparrow
31. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
32. Broad-winged Hawk

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

Low Clouds

Monday, May 20th, 2019
Great Crested Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 May 2019.
Great Crested Flycatcher.

Had a little thunder last night, and forecasts were for more of same this morning. Instead, we got thick fog and fairly steady light rain, interspersed with dry periods—but overall a mostly dark overcast sky. Except at the end of the day, when blue sky and a rainbow appeared.

The challenge this morning was keeping my camera lens dry enough and/or fog-free enough to achieve hard focus in the such light.

Toward the end of our relatively uneventful hike, we came open a little flurry of birds—warblers and two flycatchers (Least and Great Crested).

Fun day.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse (v)
2. Ovenbird**
3. American Redstart**
4. Northern Parula (v)
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Wood Thrush (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
9. Blue Jay (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Gray Catbird (v)
12. Common Yellowthroat (v)
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Song Sparrow (v)
15. Black-and-white Warbler
16. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
17. Northern Cardinal** (v)
18. American Robin* (v)
19. Veery
20. Great Crested Flycatcher
21. Least Flycatcher (v)


22. House Finch (v)
23 .Chipping Sparrow
24. Herring Gull
25. Common Grackle
26. European Starling (v)
27. Rock Pigeon
28. House Sparrow (v)
29. Mallard

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


Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Eastern Towhee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 May 2019.
Eastern Towhee.

An overcast day early, rain later. During the early part of it, Jack and I had a nice long ramble on the hill. More species heard than scene, and none too willing to pose for photos, but in all a very pleasant morning.

Tomorrow’s supposed to be kind of stormy. Will let you know.

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

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


36. House Finch (v)
37. 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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