30 November 2023

Posts Tagged ‘Canada warbler’

Feeding Season

Saturday, August 19th, 2023

Ah, what a lovely cool, clear, breezy morning. As we headed up through the woods, dog and I, we encountered more birds than in the past few days—and a few notable species not encountered in a good while. A Philadelphia Vireo, for instance, and the call of a Canada Warbler, and a juvie chippy poking about in the canopy.

The largest mouthful of caterpillars, however, belonged to a clucking Hermit Thrush which agreeably posed for a photo.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:09 a.m. EST (8:09 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. American Goldfinch**
4. Red-eyed Vireo
5. White-breasted Nuthatch
6. Eastern Wood-pewee
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Black-and-white Warbler
9. Chipping Sparrow
10. Philadelphia Vireo†
11. Hermit Thrush
12. Ovenbird
13. Eastern Towhee (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Canada Warbler†
16. Gray Catbird** (v)
17. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
18. Song Sparrow
19. Turkey Vulture
20. Herring Gull*
21. American Redstart
22. Cedar Waxwing


23. Mourning Dove
24. Northern Cardinal (v)
25. Wild Turkey

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


A Good Day

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 May 2023.
Red-eyed Vireo.

Blue sky, cool temps, and a nice breeze greeted dog and me as we started up the wooded trail. Plenty of birds were there to greet us, too.

It didn’t seem at first that I’d have much of a list, but the higher we got, the more birds I saw or heard. And then—as has happened in recent days—we hiked a ways down the Erickson Fields trail down toward Beech Hill Road and added a bunch more species.

Notable today was a first-of-year Canada Warbler. I didn’t get a look at it, but the Merlin app insisted that’s what made the quick little jumble of a warble I was hearing across the road—and after we got home I matched my GoPro recording with the Cornell Labs’. (Wish I’d got a peek.)

Similar weather expected tomorrow. Will I encounter another first of year?

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:31 a.m. sun time (7:31 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Tufted Titmouse
3. Ovenbird**
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. Black-capped Chickadee**
6. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
7. Northern Cardinal (v)
8. Eastern Towhee (v)
9. Black-and-white Warbler**
10. American Goldfinch (v)
11. Blue Jay
12. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
13. American Redstart (v)
14. White-breasted Nuthatch**
15. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
16. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
17. Field Sparrow
18. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
19. Gray Catbird
20. Yellow Warbler
21. Chipping Sparrow (v)
22. Song Sparrow*
23. Eastern Phoebe*
24. American Robin
25. Canada Goose (v)
26. Eastern Bluebird
27. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
28. Brown-headed Cowbird
29. Scarlet Tanager (v)
30. American Crow*
31. Red-breasted Nuthatch* (v)
32. Turkey Vulture
33. Wild Turkey (v)
34. Mourning Dove* (v)
35. Tree Swallow
36. Purple Finch (v)
37. Canada Warbler† (v)
38. Hermit Thrush (v)


39. Mallard
40. Herring Gull
41. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
42. Rock Pigeon
43. European Starling
44. Cooper’s Hawk

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



Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
Baltimore Oriole (fem.), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 August 2022.
Baltimore Oriole (fem.).

A mostly cloudy hike this morning, and cool, with a tiny bit of breeze. Truly a lovely hike with dog—and anxious-seeming birds.

They know the photoperiod is shortening, and it won’t be long before migration beckons, and they’re flitting around, snatching up caterpillars, or flies, or grasshoppers—and/or berries.

One of the species I saw this morning is notable: a Baltimore Oriole. I’ve encountered the species three times in the past few days, and always (I’m pretty sure) poking about in the same few trees. I don’t see orioles often on the hill, so this has been pretty fun.

Also had a Northern Parula—and a first-of-year Canada Warbler.

Fun times ahead.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:25 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Blue Jay (v)
3. American Crow**
4. Veery (v)
5. American Goldfinch
6. American Robin*
7. Gray Catbird
8. Downy Woodpecker (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Chestnut-sided Warbler
11. Black-capped Chickadee
12. Canada Warbler†
13. Eastern Wood-pewee
14. Hermit Thrush (v)
15. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
16. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
17. Northern Parula
18. Common Yellowthroat
19. Eastern Towhee
20. Alder Flycatcher (v)
21. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
22. Eastern Phoebe*
23. Baltimore Oriole
24. Cedar Waxwing
25. Least Flycatcher (v)
26. Northern Flicker
27. Song Sparrow**
28. Northern Cardinal*
29. Mourning Dove*
30. House Finch
31. White-throated Sparrow (v)

(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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