30 September 2022

Posts Tagged ‘blue-headed vireo’


Sunday, September 18th, 2022
Blue-headed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 September 2022.
Blue-headed Vireo.

Another clear, breezy morning with a nice assortment of nervous birds. Among the several species up at the summit spruce grove, I spied a Blue-headed Vireo. It’s been weeks since I’ve seen one, months since I’ve heard them singing. This one must’ve been on its way south.

As, by the way, was a nice-sized flock of migrating Monarchs—most I’ve seen so far.

No hawks today, but dog and I did spook another woodcock.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:36 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Common Yellowthroat (v)
2. American Crow*
3. Blue Jay
4. Northern Flicker
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. American Goldfinch** (v)
7. American Robin
8. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
9. Cedar Waxwing
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. American Woodcock
12. Eastern Towhee (v)
13. Gray Catbird (v)
14. Purple Finch (v)
15. Red-breasted Nuthatch
16. Blue-headed Vireo
17. Song Sparrow
18. Hermit Thrush
19. Osprey
20. Downy Woodpecker (v)


21. Mourning Dove


Eastern Gray Squirrel
American Red Squirrel
Eastern Chipmunk

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



Sunday, July 31st, 2022
Chipping Sparrow (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 July 2022.
Chipping Sparrow (juvie).

Three years ago today, I was hauling a trailer full of my (and Jack’s) belongings and moving to Salt Lake City. Three months ago, we returned—and glad we did. [Not that I didn’t enjoy the high desert.] Today was a good representation of why: a cool morning hike, clean, fragrant air, many birds to observe, a long view of the bay.

Notable today were three woodpecker species that made their presences known within a few minutes of each other, several bird families (adults and juvies, among them nuthatches, sparrows, waxwings), and crows chasing a hawk.

Loved this morning, and looking forward to the next.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. American Crow*
3. Song Sparrow**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
6. Ovenbird
7. American Goldfinch
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Hermit Thrush
10. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
11. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
12. Tufted Titmouse (v)
13. Brown Creeper (v)
14. American Robin
15. Hairy Woodpecker
16. Downy Woodpecker (v)
17. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Alder Flycatcher (v)
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Gray Catbird
22. Chestnut-sided Warbler
23. Cedar Waxwing
24. Chipping Sparrow
25. Field Sparrow
26. Savannah Sparrow
27. Blue-headed Vireo
28. Blue Jay (v)
29. House Wren (v)
30. Herring Gull*
31. Broad-winged Hawk
32. Turkey Vulture
33. Yellow Warbler (v)
34. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)


35. Mourning Dove


Eastern Gray Squirrel

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


Early Hike

Sunday, July 24th, 2022
Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 July 2022.
Yellow Warbler.

Considering this balmy, droughty stretch of days, I figured it might be nice to take Jack up the hill earlier than usual. After all, the sun rises about 5:15 here at this time of year.

It was a very good hike—warm, but less so than on recent days. Quieter to to start, but ending with a nice batch of bird species—highlight being the very vocal loon that flew over our heads near the summit.

It was a blueberry pick day at Beech Hill. We did our hike and were headed down before the pick began. A warm one, a dry one, but a darn good one.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:27 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Blue Jay (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. American Crow*
6. Veery (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee**
8. Eastern Wood-pewee
9. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. Brown Creeper (v)
11. Northern Flicker (v)
12. Tufted Titmouse (v)
13. Hermit Thrush
14. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
15. Pine Warbler (v)
16. Downy Woodpecker
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Common Yellowthroat
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Song Sparrow
22. Yellow Warbler
23. House Wren (v)
24. Purple Finch (v)
25. Herring Gull*
26. Savannah Sparrow (v)
27. Chipping Sparrow
28. Common Loon
29. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
30. American Robin
31. Gray Catbird
32. Chestnut-sided Warbler


33. Mourning Dove
34. Northern Cardinal (v)


Gray Squirrel

(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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