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Two Highlights

Monday, July 31st, 2023
Dark-eyed Junco (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 July 2023.
Dark-eyed Junco (juvie).

Cool again, but not as breezy and somewhat more humid. [The forecast rain—and a thundershower—came this late afternoon, so tomorrow might be less muggy.] A bunch of interesting bird activity, too—a highlight being the surprise appearance of a juvie Dark-eyed Junco along the wooded trail, hunting assorted insects. It stayed about twenty feet in front of dog and me until, finally, I managed a photo.

Young whitetail buck, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 July 2023.
Young whitetail buck.

Another highlight—shortly after the junco—came when we surprised a young whitetail buck. He didn’t go far, then froze and checked us out for a bit. Again, a photo.

I’m still astonished not to have found a single deer tick since one tiny one appeared in spring on Jack’s nose. Crazy. (Not that I’m complainin’.)

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:07 a.m. EST (8:07 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Hermit Thrush
3. Blue Jay
4. American Goldfinch
5. Black-throated Green Warbler
6. Hairy Woodpecker
7. Eastern Wood-pewee
8. Northern Flicker
9. Tufted Titmouse
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. White-breasted Nuthatch
12. American Crow
13. Ovenbird
14. Dark-eyed Junco
15. Red-bellied Woodpecker
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Alder Flycatcher
18. Gray Catbird
19. American Robin
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Song Sparrow
22. Common Yellowthroat
23. Purple Finch
24. Mourning Dove
25. Red-shouldered Hawk
26. Turkey Vulture
27. Yellow Warbler
28. Barn Swallow
29. Chestnut-sided Warbler
30. Blue-headed Vireo

Elsewhere

31. Northern Cardinal
32. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Mammals

White-tailed Deer

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

†First-of-year

Offspring

Monday, July 24th, 2023
Chestnut-sided Warbler fledgling, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 July 2023.
Chestnut-sided Warbler fledgling.

Another sunny, warm morning. Humid, but not as humid. Not a lot of bird vocalization—although little ones were announcing their presence with tiny, begging chips and whines.

Among species that’ve gone quiet: Veery, American Redstart, a couple of woodpecker species. Titmice were perhaps the most active species today, along with others with youngsters, like towhees and catbirds. And toward the end of my hike with dog, we came upon a group of three or four little Chestnut-sided Warbler fledglings.

The sunny, warm weather’s supposed to continue. Tomorrow will be different somehow, just wait…

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:59 a.m. EST (7:59 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Eastern Phoebe*
3. Tufted Titmouse
4. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
5. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
6. Song Sparrow
7. American Goldfinch
8. Ovenbird (v)
9. Hermit Thrush (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
12. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
13. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Northern Flicker
16. American Robin*
17. Downy Woodpecker (v)
18. Blue Jay (v)
19. Gray Catbird
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Savannah Sparrow
23. Cedar Waxwing
24. Eastern Bluebird
25. Yellow Warbler
26. Alder Flycatcher (v)
27. Mourning Dove*
28. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
29. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
30. Chestnut-sided Warbler

Elsewhere

31. Northern Cardinal (v)
32. Herring Gull

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

†First-of-year

Youngsters

Friday, July 21st, 2023
Hermit Thrush (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07/21/2023.
Hermit Thrush (juvie).

Another sunny, summery morning—but cooler, and with a breeze. The wild birds are busy taking care of their youngsters these days, whether corvid or raptor or warbler or thrush. Noteworthy today was a Red-shouldered Hawk (which dog and I spooked, so I got no good photo), a silent, hunting Alder Flycatcher, and a bunch of juvie thrushes.

One of the latter posed politely for me (seemingly curious about these two animals of different species). Thank you, little Hermie.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:07 a.m. EST (8:07 DST), I hiked all trails.

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

Elsewhere

33. Herring Gull

Mammals

American Red Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

 
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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