24 June 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Cape May warbler’

Variety

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023
Cape May Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 September 2023.
Cape May Warbler.

It was a warm one. Starting up the trail early, dog and I “enjoyed” a sort of humid room temperature. Once we got out of the shade, the air got summertime-warm in a hurry. Still, what a nice hike.

Mainly because of the variety of bird life. A vireo posed. So did a Broad-winged Hawk and a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. Most interestingly, a young Cape May Warbler perched high in a summit spruce and might as well have begged to have his picture took—one of very few of the species I’ve seen up there.

In afternoon, I rode around on my bicycle in 80-something-degree (F) temperatures. Seems we get us a variety of weather around here, too.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:45 a.m. EST (7:45 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Blue Jay
4. Gray Catbird
5. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
6. Hairy Woodpecker
7. Broad-winged Hawk
8. American Crow* (v)
9. Black-capped Chickadee**
10. Eastern Towhee (v)
11. Song Sparrow
12. Common Yellowthroat (v)
13. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
14. Cape May Warbler†
15. American Goldfinch
16. Downy Woodpecker (v)
17. Cedar Waxwing
18. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

19. Carolina Wren
20. Herring Gull
21. Wild Turkey

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

†First-of-year

Back to the Island

Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Cape May Warbler, Monhegan Island, 24 September 2022.
Cape May Warbler.
Black Head (from White Head), Monhegan Island, 24 September 2022.
Black Head (from White Head).

Today I traveled with Captain Jack (who, ironically, hates boats) from Port Clyde, Maine, to Monhegan Island for a few days of birding. Since we’ll be busy wandering and visiting, I’ll just be posting a daily list and a photo or two until our return. It’s been I believe five years, and I missed this place. (Woo-hoo!)

Port Clyde to Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. Broad-winged Hawk
3. Double-crested Cormorant
4. Belted Kingfisher
5. Common Loon
6. Northern Flicker
7. Blue Jay
8. Mallard
9. Red-eyed Vireo
10. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
11. Golden-crowned Kinglet
12. White-throated Sparrow
13. Dark-eyed Junco
14. Yellow Warbler
15. Gray Catbird
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch
17. Ring-necked Pheasant
18. Great Cormorant
19. Merlin
20. Peregrine Falcon
21. Cape May Warbler
22. Yellow-rumped Warbler
23. Blackpoll Warbler
24. Black-throated Green Warbler
25. Dickcissel
26. Song Sparrow
27. American Goldfinch
28. American Robin
29. Mourning Dove
30. Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cape May

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Cape May Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 August 2018.

Cape May Warbler.

For the second straight day, I spotted a Cape May Warbler in the spruce grove at the summit of Beech Hill. (My second and third sightings of this bird there ever.)

Cool.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Mourning Dove* (v)
2. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. Gray Catbird (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Blue Jay
9. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
10. Herring Gull*
11. Osprey
12. Song Sparrow (v)
13. Common Yellowthroat (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Northern Flicker (v)
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
17. Yellow-rumped Warbler
18. Cape May Warbler
19. Great Black-backed Gull

Elsewhere

20. Northern Cardinal (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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