30 June 2022

Posts Tagged ‘common raven’

Summer Heat

Saturday, June 25th, 2022
Beech Nut phoebe. (Eastern pheobe.)
Beech Nut phoebe

A warm morning, with mosquitos about. Cloudless, little wend. Felt a lot like summer.

Speaking of—I heard another singing Summer Tanager down in the bottomlands. Marched off trail for a while but never did get even a peak at the bird. Will try again tomorrow.

A lovely hike, with sweat galore,

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:20 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird
2. Northern Cardinal** (v)
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. American Crow*
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler
8. American Redstart** (v)
9. Summer Tanager (v)
10. Veery
11. Hairy Woodpecker
12. Gray Catbird
13. Black-capped Chickadee**
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Common Yellowthroat
17. Song Sparrow
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Field Sparrow (v)
20. Purple Finch (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Eastern Phoebe
23. Savannah Sparrow (v)
24. Mourning Dove
25. American Robin
26. Alder Flycatcher (v)
27. Hermit Thrush (v)
28. House Wren
29. Northern Flicker
30. Tree Swallow
31. Red-breasted Nuthatch
32. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
33.Broad-winged Hawk
34. Tufted Titmouse (v)
35. Common Raven (v)
36 Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
37. Wood Thrush (v)


38. House Finch
39. Rock Pigeon


White-tailed Deer

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



Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 23 June 2205
Savannah Sparrow.

My favorite sparrow is the Savannah Sparrow. I love its tidy outfit, with yellow lores, and its lovely, high, insect-sounding song. Have heard too few on the trail this year (have seen even fewer), but today’s fruitful list-making morning was an exception. He even posed for photos.

Otherwise, this morning, we interacted with other humans and dogs, Jack and I, and I managed to count nearly three-dozen bird species—including a my first ever fledgling Brown Creepers.

I’ll take a morning like this any day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:41 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Northern Cardinal** (v)
3. Ovenbird
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. American Goldfinch**
7. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
9. American Redstart**
10. American Crow* (v)
11. Veery
12. Pileated Woodpecker
13. Eastern Phoebe
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Blue Jay
16. Black-and-white Warbler**
17. Gray Catbird**
18. Song Sparrow*
19. Yellow Warbler
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Black-capped Chickadee
22. Mourning Dove
23. Turkey Vulture
24. American Robin
25. Herring Gull (v)
26. Purple Finch (v)
27. Broad-winged Hawk
28. Field Sparrow (v)
29. Savanah Sparrow
30. Common Raven
31. House Wren
32. Tufted Titmouse
33. Brown Creeper
34. Hermit Thrush
35. White-breasted Nuthatch


36 Barn Swallow

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


Wet Trails

Friday, June 17th, 2022
Black-and-white Warbler with a full beak, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2022.
Black-and-white Warbler with a full beak.

Rained overnight, overcast this morning, and wet trails greeted dog and me as we headed up, a bit later than usual. Nobody else around at first. Plenty of birds, though, including most all the usual suspects.

Windy at the summit, small birds in the trees and large ones in the air. Among the large ones was an unseen raven, at least three vultures, and a Red-shouldered Hawk carrying what sure looked like a red squirrel. Also ran into some friendly acquaintances, which was nice

Alas, in the woods where the tanager sang the past couple days—nothing. I hope against hope we didn’t scare it off yesterday.

Best poser of the day: a very still Black-and-white Warbler, carrying food back to what is surely a nest full of fledglings.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:47 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed vireo** (v)
2. Ovenbird
3. Song Sparrow**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Eastern Phoebe**
6. American Crow*
7. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
8. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
9. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
10. American Redstart (v)
11. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
12. American Goldfinch** (v)
13. Cedar Waxwing
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Alder Flycatcher
16. Common Raven (v)
17. Yellow Warbler (v)
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Gray Catbird
20. Field Sparrow (v)
21. Purple Finch (v)
22. Chipping Sparrow
23. Prairie Warbler (v)
24. Common Yellowthroat (v)
25. Turkey Vulture
26. Red-shouldered Hawk
27. House Wren (v)
28. Tree Swallow
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. Veery


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


Gray Squirrel

(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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