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Chippies Everywhere

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 July 2019.
Chipping Sparrow.

Each year is different. This one’s had way more mosquitos than usual—and also Chipping Sparrows. Don’t know how come the species has been reproducing like crazy, but these days it seems like every conifer you wander past has got some serious chatter of adult and fledglings.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Song Sparrow**
5. American Robin
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Common Yellowthroat**
9. Alder Flycatcher
10. Yellow Warbler (v)
11. Chimney Swift
12. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
13. Eastern Bluebird (v)
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Hermit Thrush (v)
16. Veery (v)
17. Chipping Sparrow*
18. Cedar Waxwing
19. American Goldfinch** (v)
20. American Crow*
21. Eastern Phoebe*
22. Gray Catbird*
23. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
24. Blue Jay (v)
25. Black-capped Chickadee (v)


26. Herring Gull
27. Mourning Dove
28. Rock Pigeon

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

Hello, Little Birdie

Friday, June 28th, 2019
Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 June 2019.
Yellow Warbler.

I got my best photo of a Yellow Warbler this morning. I’ve been spotting the same bird, singing in the same birch tree, for weeks. Never could pin it down.

But this third foggy morning in a row, soon after I discovered that the cloud had burned away about half-way up the hill, I stood and waited and got just the glimpse I’ve been looking for.

Hey, little birdie.

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

1. Veery (v)
2. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
3. Song Sparrow**
4. Common Yellowthroat**
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
7. Northern Cardinal*
8. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
9. Nashville Warbler (v)
10. Ovenbird** (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Tree Swallow
13. Savannah Sparrow
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Eastern Phoebe*
16. Yellow Warbler
17. American Goldfinch (v)
18. Chipping Sparrow**
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Red-eyed Vireo**
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
23. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
24. American Crow*
25. Northern Flicker (v)
26. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
27. Brown-headed Cowbird


28. Herring Gull
29. Mourning Dove
30. House Sparrow
31. Rock Pigeon
32. Chimney Swift†

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

Nuthatch Fledglings

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Red-breasted Nuthatch feeding fledglings, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 July 2017.

Red-breasted Nuthatch feeding fledglings.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
4. Eastern Towhee
5. American Robin** (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
8. Cedar Waxwing
9. Common Yellowthroat (v)
10. Ovenbird (v)
12. Song Sparrow
12. Field Sparrow (v)
13. Broad-winged Hawk
14. Gray Catbird*
15. Alder Flycatcher (v)
16. Yellow Warbler
17. American Crow*
18. Purple Finch (v)
19. Tree Swallow
20. Red-breasted Nuthatch


21. Mourning Dove
22. Herring Gull
23. Rock Pigeon
24. House Sparrow
25. Chipping Sparrow
26. European Starling
27. Mourning Dove
28. Chimney Swift
29. Wild Turkey

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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