24 June 2024

Posts Tagged ‘eastern kingbird’


Thursday, July 6th, 2023
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 July 2023.
Chestnut-sided Warbler.

A warm, humid morning, this one. Dog and I headed up the trail at the usual time, unsure (at least I was) of what birds we’d encounter under such suddenly interesting conditions.

Quite a few, turns out—including a couple of surprises.

E.g., an Eastern Kingbird showed up out of nowhere and commenced to chasing other birds around. Another example: I happened to spy a juvie Brown-headed Cowbird. Possibly (judging by the nearness of a pair of them) raised by Yellow Warblers.

But this morning’s most photogenic bird? A Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:32 a.m. EST (7:32 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
3. Eastern Phoebe*
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
6. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee**
8. Wood Thrush (v)
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Veery**
11. White-breasted Nuthatch
12. Scarlet Tanager
13. Blue Jay (v)
14. Eastern Wood-pewee
15. Common Yellowthroat
16. Song Sparrow**
17. American Robin*
18. Hermit Thrush (v)
19. Eastern Bluebird
20. Field Sparrow (v)
21. American Crow*
22. Gray Catbird**
23. Eastern Kingbird
24. Yellow Warbler
25. Eastern Towhee
26. Alder Flycatcher (v)
27. Prairie Warbler (v)
28. Tufted Titmouse (v)
29. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
30. Downy Woodpecker (v)
31. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
32. Northern Cardinal* (v)
33. Mourning Dove*
34. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
35. Herring Gull
36. Brown-headed Cowbird
37. Chipping Sparrow (v)


38. Chimney Swift

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



Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
Eastern Kingbird (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 June 2022.
Eastern Kingbird (first of year).

Had a late-morning hike with dog today on account of his introductory visit with the new vet. Rained earlier, but by the time we hit the trail, the sun had come out. And so had the people. And the birds.

Had a couple nice, interesting chats. Led a quick tour of Beech Nut. Photographed coasting schooners. And came upon a first-of-year pair of kingbirds. Also hawk and vulture and pair of ospreys, but the kingbirds— fluttering about in the spruce grove on the summit—kind of took the cake.

Still a few resident species I haven’t yet heard or seen (e.g., Black-throated Blue Warbler), though, which gives me hope for the near future.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10:52 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Song Sparrow**
3. Ovenbird**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Common Yellowthroat (v)
6. American Crow* (v)
7. Veery (v)
8. American Goldfinch
9. American Redstart (v)
10. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
11. Tufted Titmouse (v)
12. Gray Catbird
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Alder Flycatcher
15. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
16. Field Sparrow
17. Yellow Warbler
18. Blue Jay (v)
19. Tree Swallow
20. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
21. Eastern Kingbird†
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Prairie Warbler (v)
24. Broad-winged Hawk
25. Eastern Bluebird
26. House Wren
27. Eastern Phoebe
28. Chipping Sparrow (v)
29. Purple Finch
30. Nashville Warbler (v)
31. Osprey
32. Black-and-white Warbler (v)


33. Mallard

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



Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Sunny, warmish, light breeze, lots of birds (including a pair of probable cuckoos), feeling of communion with nature.

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

1. Ovenbird*
2. Northern Cardinal*
3. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
4. Common Yellowthroat**
5. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
6. Veery (v)
7. American Redstart
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
9. American Goldfinch** (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
12. Gray Catbird**
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Eastern Wood-pewee
15. Herring Gull*
16. American Crow*
17. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
18. Hermit Thrush (v)
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Tree Swallow
21. Eastern Phoebe*
22. Song Sparrow**
23. Blue Jay (v)
24. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
25. Field Sparrow
26. Eastern Kingbird
27. Chipping Sparrow*
28. Cedar Waxwing
29. American Robin* (v)
30. Mourning Dove*
31. Broad-winged Hawk
32. Eastern Bluebird
33. Tufted Titmouse (v)
34. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
35. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
36. Purple Finch
37. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
38. Black-billed Cuckoo (probable)
39. Common Raven (v)
40. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
41. Least Flycatcher


41. Yellow Warbler (v)

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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