30 June 2022

Posts Tagged ‘common loon’

This Day

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
Field Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 June 2022.
Field Sparrow.

Sunny, warm, a bit windy. Not a lot of birdsong early, but things picked up toward the top of the hill.

Notable were a loon in flight (voice only), bunch of turkey vultures, waxwings, and a Great Crested Flycatcher.

Had a bunch of conversations with other humans who took advantage of the lovely weather to take a morning hike. Enjoyed it a lot—the conversation, this day, my dog.

More tomorrow!

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:57 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Northern Cardinal (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
3. Ovenbird** (v)
4. Common Yellowthroat**
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. American Goldfinch
7. Veery (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. Gray Catbird**
10. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Alder Flycatcher (v)
13. Tufted Titmouse (v)
14. Field Sparrow
15. Yellow Warbler (v)
16. Song Sparrow**
17. American Robin*
18. Cedar Waxwing
19. Prairie Warbler (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. American Crow* (v)
22. Savannah Sparrow (v)
23. Common Loon (v)
24. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
25. Turkey Vulture
26. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
27. Tree Swallow
28. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. American Redstart (v)

Elsewhere

31. Mourning Dove
32. Herring Gull
33. Rock Pigeon

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

Many birds

Sunday, June 12th, 2022
Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 12 Jun2 2022.
Hermit Thrush.

This morning dawned cool but warmed up quickly. Dog and I proceeded up the trail amid clouds of mosquitos and the voices of many birds.

Notable were Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-billed Cuckoo, a Common Loon in flight, a first-of-year Brown Thrasher, and a pair of vocal (first-of-year) Red-shouldered Hawks having some kind of relationship high in the sky.

I got quite a few photos, too—but I’ve decided to post the last one of our hike: a Hermit Thrush, posing near the trailhead.

Supposed to be showery tomorrow. We shall see.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:47 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. Common Yellowthroat
4. Eastern Phoebe*
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
9. American Goldfinch**
10. Cedar Waxwing
11. Veery
12. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
13. American Redstart**
14. Hairy Woodpecker
15. Northern Cardinal** (v)
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Gray Catbird
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
21. Scarlet Tanager (v)
22. Common Loon (v)
23. Song Sparrow**
24. Prairie Warbler (v)
25. Yellow Warbler
26. American Robin*
27. Tree Swallow
28. American Crow*
29. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
30. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
31. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
32. House Wren
33. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
34. Brown Thrasher†
35. Broad-winged Hawk
36. Red-shouldered Hawk†
37. Savannah Sparrow (v)
38. Hermit Thrush

Elsewhere

39. Mourning Dove

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

†First-of-year

Vireos, etc.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Blue-headed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 May 2022.
Blue-headed Vireo.

Another morning much like yesterday’s—although we hiked earlier, and the temperature was slightly higher, and the fog was quite a bit thicker. (Not as drippy, though.) And my list has the most bird species of any after my return to Maine.

The only first-of-year species was a Winter Wren I heard down along the wooded trail (where I used to hear a few).

But for some reason, this one involved focus on two vireo species: red-eyed and blue-headed. They both sang a lot, both posed for (dim, grainy-ish) photos. And I realized—even thinking back to a couple species in Utah—how much I dig vireos.

Might be a few thundershowers tonight, and then a sunnier day tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:49 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. Ovenbird
5. Northern Parula**
6. Common Yellowthroat
7. Gray Catbird**
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9. Song Sparrow
10. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
11. Eastern Wood-pewee
12. Veery
13. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
14. Northern Cardinal** (v)
15. American Crow* (v)
16. Hairy Woodpecker
17. Black-and-white Warbler
18. Wood Thrush (v)
19. American Redstart* (v)
20. Eastern Bluebird
21. Blue-headed Vireo
22. Winter Wren† (v)
23. Alder Flycatcher (v)
24. Yellow Warbler
25. Eastern Towhee
26. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
27. American Goldfinch** (v)
28. Prairie Warbler (v)
29. Field Sparrow
30. Black-capped Chickadee*
31. Chipping Sparrow**
32. Common Raven (v)
33. American Robin
34. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
35. Eastern Phoebe*
36. Blue Jay (v)
37. Common Loon
38 Nashville Warbler (v)
39. Tree Swallow
40. Ruffed Grouse (booming)

Elsewhere

41. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
42. Purple Finch (v)

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

†First-of-year

 
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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