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Frantic world

Monday, July 20th, 2015
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 July 2015.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Noisy young Black-throated Green Warblers begging for food from busy parents high in a pine tree. Song Sparrows drawing a hiker and his dog along the trail and away from the young ’uns. Savannah Sparrows, their bills full of insects, chipping out notes of alarm from the topknots of shrubbery. Chestnut-sided Warbler fledglings hollering from trailside undergrowth. Juvenile bluebirds perched in small trailside trees.

Young Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 July 2015.

Young Eastern Bluebird.

It’s a frantic world of birds on the 44th parallel just now—because in a few short weeks, they all head south for the winter.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. American Goldfinch (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Song Sparrow
6. Purple Finch
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Cedar Waxwing
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. Downy Woodpecker (v)
11. Yellow Warbler (v)
12. American Robin
13. Gray Catbird** (v)
14. Mourning Dove (v)
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. American Crow*
17. Alder Flycatcher
18. Northern Cardinal (v)
19. Eastern Bluebird
20. Chestnut-sided Warbler
22. Northern Flicker
22. Veery

Elsewhere

23. Herring Gull

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

Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 July 2015.

Savannah Sparrow.

Busy, beautiful day

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Eastern Wood-pewee (with insect), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 July 2014.

Eastern Wood-pewee (with insect).

Worked a lot. Rode my bike. Ran some errands. Hiked Beech Hill with dog at the end of it. Counted quite a few birds—including a very vocal Eastern Wood-pewee near the parking lot.

It was a busy, beautiful day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 5 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Redstart
2. Blue Jay (v)
3. American Goldfinch** (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse**
5. Common Yellowthroat**
6. Cedar Waxwing
7. American Robin (v)
8. Eastern Wood-pewee
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Eastern Towhee (v)
11. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
12. Song Sparrow**
13. Gray Catbird* (v)
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Alder Flycatcher (v)
16. Northern Flicker (v)
17. Chestnut-sided Warbler
18. Hermit Thrush (v)

Elsewhere

19. American Crow
20. Herring Gull
21. Osprey
22. Northern Cardinal (v)
23. Rock Pigeon
24. Common Grackle

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

 

Global warming

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
House Sparrow, near Clam Cove, Rockport, Maine, 01 July 2014.

House Sparrow.

Very busy, at my desk all day—blyech. Jack just napped, though, until I finally tore myself loose. On our way out to the pickup, I got a photo of a female House Sparrow on my deck rail.

Red-tailed Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 July 2014.

Red-tailed Hawk.

Beech Hill was actually kind of lovely by the time we got there: not hot, very windy, somewhat hazy, birds about. I tallied twenty species despite the bad listening conditions (the rush of wind-whipped foliage blocking out distant calls), including a little outbreak of Chestnut-sided Warblers, which must’ve just fledged their young ’uns. Also spotted the female redstart again and one of her fledglings. (I wonder if she just has the one.) Confirmed that the little guy can flutter from branch to branch and tree to tree. Redstarts sure are a fluttery kind of bird.

Waxwings and their young in flight. A solitary adult Red-tailed Hawk above. Four sparrow species. Four warblers in all. A cowbird to top things off.

Oh, and also: I found a blueberry. No, I mean a blue one. On the first of July.

Global warming, man.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 5:15 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. American Robin (v)
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. American Redstart**
5. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Ovenbird** (v)
8. American Goldfinch (v)
9. Yellow Warbler** (v)
10. Cedar Waxwing
11. Red-tailed Hawk
12. Common Yellowthroat (v)
13. Savannah Sparrow
14. American Crow* (v)
15. Herring Gull*
16. Gray Catbird (v)
17. Song Sparrow
18. Mourning Dove (v)
19. Field Sparrow (v)
20. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)

Elsewhere

21. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
22. House Sparrow
24. House Finch (v)

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

Blueberry, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 July 2014.

Blueberry.

 

 
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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