22 October 2020

Posts Tagged ‘broad-winged hawk’

Juvie Bluebirds

Friday, July 26th, 2019
Juvie bluebirds, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine.
Juvie bluebirds.

A cool, cloudless morning. Dog and I arrived at the hill in time to hear the sounds of early bird species awakening—and, later, the music of later sleepers. A couple of oddballs (including a Song Sparrow that began its tune with two clear, ringing notes of differing pitches.

My favorite of the day, though, were the juvie bluebirds.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Song Sparrow
8. American Goldfinch
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Common Yellowthroat
11. Gray Catbird*
12. Eastern Phoebe*
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Ovenbird (v)
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. Mourning Dove* (v)
17. Purple Finch (v)
18. Tufted Titmouse**
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Eastern Bluebird
21. Blue Jay (v)
22. Chipping Sparrow*
23. Common Raven (v)
24. Yellow Warbler (v)
25. Northern Cardinal (v)


26. Herring Gull*
27. Rock Pigeon
28. Osprey
29. Broad-winged Hawk

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

Unsettled Weather

Saturday, June 29th, 2019
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2019.
Savannah Sparrow.

This early morning on the way to the hill, I saw a Broad-winged Hawk take wing from along the side of the road with a chipmunk in its talons. Thing weren’t so dramatic during our hike, dog and me.

But there were plenty of birds, more than plenty mosquitoes, and a lovely-voiced Savannah Sparrow to serenade us.

Also a threat of thundershowers, though none ever came. (Tomorrow could be a different story.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Veery** (v)
2. Blue Jay (v)
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. Song Sparrow**
5. Ovenbird** (v)
6. American Crow*
7. Common Yellowthroat**
8. Red-eye Vireo** (v)
9. Eastern Towhee
10. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
11. Tufted Titmouse (v)
12. Alder Flycatcher (v)
13. Yellow Warbler
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Tree Swallow
16. Gray Catbird** (v)
17. Mourning Dove*
18. Eastern Phoebe** (v)
19. Savannah Sparrow
20. Chipping Sparrow
21. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
22. Nashville Warbler (v)
23. American Redstart (v)
24. Northern Cardinal


25. Herring Gull
26. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
27. Broad-winged Hawk
28. Wild Turkey
29. European Starling
30. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)

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


Saturday, June 8th, 2019

As June commences, the resident birds begin to hunker down. First arrivals are all about attracting mates and establishing territory. By now, though, birds have begun creating nests, sitting on eggs, even feeding nestlings. Thus, not so vocal or willing to show themselves.

Still, persistence pays off.

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

1. Ovenbird (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. American Redstart (v)
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. Northern Cardinal (v)
6. Veery (v)
7. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
9. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Gray Catbird
12. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
13. American Goldfinch
14. Nashville Warbler (v)
15. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
16. Hermit Thrush
17. Alder Flycatcher
18. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
19. American Crow*
20. Black-capped Chickadee
21. Tufted Titmouse (v)
22. Song Sparrow**
23. Eastern Phoebe*
24. Eastern Bluebird
25. Tree Swallow
26. Yellow Warbler
27. Turkey Vulture
28. Common Raven
29. Broad-winged Hawk
30. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
31. Northern Flicker (v)


32. Herring Gull
33. Rock Pigeon
34. House Sparrow
35. Great Blue Heron
36. Double-crested Cormorant

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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