14 April 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Eastern Kingbird†’

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023
Broad-winged Hawk, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 May 2023.
Broad-winged Hawk.
Eastern Kingbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 May 2023.
Eastern Kingbird.

Another sunny morn, a bit chillier than yesterday but with less wind. And another slow start up the wooded trail—and, yes, another surpringly nice batch of spring birds.

Most noteworthy were two first-of-year Eastern Kingbirds hanging about in the blueberry barrens, catching flies. A total of forty-three species was also nice. And the very last bird of the day: a Broad-winged Hawk in the woods, staring down the photographer.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:31 a.m. sun time (7:31 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
3. Ovenbird**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. American Redstart** (v)
6. Blue Jay
7. Black-capped Chickadee**
8. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
9. Veery
10. Wood Thrush (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. American Goldfinch (v)
13. Tufted Titmouse (v)
14. Gray Catbird**
15. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
16. Common Yellowthroat (v)
17. Chestnut-sided Warbler
18. Scarlet Tanager
19. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
20. Yellow Warbler
21. Eastern Phoebe**
22. Field Sparrow
23. Song Sparrow**
24. American Robin
25. Alder Flycatcher (v)
26. Chipping Sparrow
27. American Crow*
28. Savannah Sparrow
29. Cooper’s Hawk
30. Eastern Kingbird†
31. Tree Swallow
32. Hermit Thrush (v)
33. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
34. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
35. Least Flycatcher (v)
36. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
37. Downy Woodpecker (v)
38. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
39. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
40. Northern Cardinal** (v)
41. Eastern Bluebird
42. Mourning Dove** (v)
43. Broad-winged Hawk

Elsewhere

44. Herring Gull

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel

(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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