26 May 2022

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Birds on the Hill

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 June 2019.
Cedar Waxwing.

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

Calm day. Warmish. Mosquitos all over the place. Overcast, in the woodlands. Still I managed a decent list, managed, managed not to disturb any wildlife, managed a photo or two of birds on the hill.

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


32. House Finch (v)
33. Rock Pigeon
34. Common Grackle
35. Mourning Dove
36. European Starling

Low Clouds

Monday, May 20th, 2019
Great Crested Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 May 2019.
Great Crested Flycatcher.

Had a little thunder last night, and forecasts were for more of same this morning. Instead, we got thick fog and fairly steady light rain, interspersed with dry periods—but overall a mostly dark overcast sky. Except at the end of the day, when blue sky and a rainbow appeared.

The challenge this morning was keeping my camera lens dry enough and/or fog-free enough to achieve hard focus in the such light.

Toward the end of our relatively uneventful hike, we came open a little flurry of birds—warblers and two flycatchers (Least and Great Crested).

Fun day.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse (v)
2. Ovenbird**
3. American Redstart**
4. Northern Parula (v)
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Wood Thrush (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
9. Blue Jay (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Gray Catbird (v)
12. Common Yellowthroat (v)
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Song Sparrow (v)
15. Black-and-white Warbler
16. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
17. Northern Cardinal** (v)
18. American Robin* (v)
19. Veery
20. Great Crested Flycatcher
21. Least Flycatcher (v)


22. House Finch (v)
23 .Chipping Sparrow
24. Herring Gull
25. Common Grackle
26. European Starling (v)
27. Rock Pigeon
28. House Sparrow (v)
29. Mallard

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

Ol’ Chestnut Sides

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2019.
Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warblers are a common species at Beech Hill—perhaps the most common nesting species. But I’ve missed them this chilly spring. They were rather late to arrive.

Now, however, they’re back in respectable numbers. Which comforts me.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin* (v)
2. Ovenbird
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. Northern Parula
7. Black-and-white Warbler
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Gray Catbird
10. Blue-headed Vireo
11. Hermit Thrush
12. American Goldfinch**
13. Blue Jay*
14. Purple Finch (v)
15. Nashville Warbler (v)
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
17. Common Yellowthroat**
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Field Sparrow
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Yellow Warbler
22. Tree Swallow
23. American Kestrel
24. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
25. American Crow*
26. Eastern Phoebe**
27. Tufted Titmouse (v)
28. White-throated Sparrow (v)
29. Black-throated Blue Warbler
30. Common Raven
31. Yellow-rumped Warbler
32. Northern Flicker (v)


33. House Finch (v)
34. Chipping Sparrow
35. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
36. Mourning Dove
37. Rock Pigeon
38. Common Grackle

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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