14 August 2022

Posts Tagged ‘eastern chipmunk’

Summertime

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2022.
Yellow Warbler.

Got up to the trail head early, dog and I. And, wow, what a day.

Noteworthy:

Wild Turkey poult in tree, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2022.
Wild Turkey poult in tree.

• a first-of-year Chimney Swift flew over as we approached the summit
• a Wood Frog appeared on the lower wooded trail, expertly camouflaged
• a White-tailed Deer bounded away as we reached the summit (and for the first time I heard the alarm call of a white-tailed deer—since this one must’ve had a fawn or two nearby)
• a group of about sixteen turkeys flushed as we returned down the upper trail, with the many poults flying up into the trees

I’d redo this hike again, if I could. (Ahh, summertime!)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:07 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
3. Hermit Thrush (v)
4. Ovenbird (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. Tufted Titmouse (v)
7. Black-and-white Warbler
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. Northern Cardinal** (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Black-capped Chickadee
12. American Robin* (v)
13. American Redstart
14. Downy Woodpecker
15. Northern Flicker (v)
16. Eastern Wood-pewee
17. Blue Jay (v)
18. Eastern Towhee
19. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
20. Brown Creeper (v)
21. Common Yellowthroat
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Gray Catbird (v)
24. Yellow Warbler
25. Song Sparrow**
26. Cedar Waxwing
27. Chimney Swift†
28. Alder Flycatcher (v)
29. Field Sparrow
30. Red-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
31. Prairie Warbler (v)
32. Savannah Sparrow
33. Wild Turkey

Elsewhere

34. Rock Pigeon
35. Broad-winged Hawk (v)

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk
White-tailed Deer

Amphibians

Wood Frog

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

†First-of-year

Mid-Morning

Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Chestnut-sided Warbler (wrangling a moth), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 June 2022.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (wrangling a moth).

Had some things to do this early morning, so Captain Jack and I didn’t hit the trailhead until about an hour later than usual. It’d rained a bit overnight, and the trails were dewy—and the birds were bit quieter than in recent days.

However, over the course of our hike, birds did emerge. Quite a few species.

Notable: a Great Crested Flycatcher, chippie fledgling, a warbler wrangling a big moth. A loon in flight somewhere, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak—and the vocal House Wren is back.

We’ll do it again tomorrow, dog and I.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:24 a.m., I hiked most trails.

`1. Ovenbird (v)
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Wood Thrush (v)
6. Veery (v)
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
8. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat**
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Gray Catbird**
12. American Crow* (v)
13. Yellow Warbler
14. Song Sparrow**
15. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
16. Northern Flicker (v)
17. Cedar Waxwing
18. Downy Woodpecker (v)
19. Turkey Vulture
20. Chipping Sparrow
21. Field Sparrow
22. Northern Cardinal**
23. Prairie Warbler
24. House Wren (v)
25. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
26. Common Loon (v)
27. American Robin
28. Nashville Warbler (v)
29. Herring Gull*
30. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
31. Hermit Thrush (v)

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

Cuckoo

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Black-billed Cuckoo (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2022.
Black-billed Cuckoo (juvie).

A coolish, calmish, dryish morning with plenty of buzzing mosquitos—and a good plenty of bird species, too. An amazing array, in fact: four thrushes, three woodpeckers; a passel of warblers; lots of sparrows.

Most notable—a quiet juvenile Black-billed Cuckoo that showed up in a shady place about 20 feet in front of us, dog and me. We even managed to stay still enough to grab portrait.

I’ll take a day like today any day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:18 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Veery
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Ovenbird (v)
4. Red-eyed Vireo**
5. American Crow*
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. Wood Thrush (v)
11. Northern Cardinal** (v)
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
13. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
14. Hermit Thrush (v)
15. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
16. Brown Creeper (v)
17. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
18. Common Yellowthroat
19. Black-billed Cuckoo
20. Gray Catbird*
21. Song Sparrow**
22. Yellow Warbler
23. Mourning Dove*
24. Northern Flicker
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. Chipping Sparrow (v)
27. American Robin*
28. Purple Finch
29. Eastern Towhee
30. Prairie Warbler (v)
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Field Sparrow (v)
33. Alder Flycatcher
34. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
35. American Redstart (v)
36. Blue Jay (v)
37. Downy Woodpecker
38. Osprey (v)

Elsewhere

39. House Sparrow
40. Herring Gull

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk

(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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