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Fall Warblers

Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Palm Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 September 2018.

Palm Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 September 2018.

A nippy, partly cloud morning. Temps in the 40s—but rising pretty fast to about 40 by sundown. Calm breeze, birds about. First I had to check on the birds.

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 September 2018.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

In particular, I enjoyed becoming acquainted with a stray Palms Warbler. What a handsome bird, and what an interesting downward-inflected chip note. Also got good looks at yellow-rumps, a White-throated sparrow, and a few other oddities (see list).

I also attended a memorial service this afternoon at the Camden Snow Bow. Moved and touched and taught.

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

1. Tufted Titmouse (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. American Crow*
4. Hairy Woodpecker
5. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. Philadelphia Vireo (v)
8. Song Sparrow
9. Northern Flicker (v)
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler**
11. Palm Warbler
12. Purple Finch
13. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
14. Blue Jay** (v)
15. Northern Parula
16. Downy Woodpecker
17. White-throated Sparrow
18. Dark-eyed Junco

Elsewhere

19. Herring Gull
20. American Robin
21. Eastern Phoebe
22. European Starling

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

 

Ruff

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Eye of the Partridge, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 March 2018.

Eye of the Partridge.

Out of a dozen bird species seen or heard on the foggy, chilly hill this morning, I was most pleased to list Ruffed Grouse. “Ruff,” the hyper-territorial grouse, had not emerged for a couple days, and I wondered if somebody’d cooked and eaten him. But, no, there he was drumming over on his drumming stone, then emerging to check out Jack and me. Still worry about him, though.

Tomorrow we’re supposed to get a Big Wind.

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

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Downy Woodpecker
4. Eastern Bluebird
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. American Robin (v)
7. American Goldfinch
8. Northern Flicker
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Blue Jay (v)
11. Dark-eyed Junco
12. Ruffed Grouse

Elsewhere

13. Mourning Dove
14. Herring Gull
15. Rock Pigeon

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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