24 June 2024

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Mid-April Report

Saturday, April 15th, 2023
Osprey, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 April 2023.

A morning much like yesterday’s, only a mite cooler and not quite as much wind. Nor quite as many bird species—but close!

First-of-year bird: Carolina Wren singing down by the wooded trailhead. Other encounters of note: five woodpecker species, mating bluebirds, an active Tree Swallow, a grouse that might’ve had chicks, an Osprey with a fish, a white-tail bounding through the woods.

The landscape has dried up a lot lately—alarmingly so. No deer ticks, true, but not as much water as there should be. However, rain is in the forecast for the days ahead.

As are many more first-of-year species.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:27 a.m. real time (7:27 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Hairy Woodpecker
4. Brown Creeper (v)
5. Eastern Phoebe**
6. Carolina Wren (v)
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. American Crow*
9. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
10. Northern Cardinal** (v)
11. Red-winged Blackbird
12. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
13. Hermit Thrush
14. Wild Turkey*
15. House Finch (v)
16. Northern Flicker (v)
17. Brown-headed Cowbird
18. Song Sparrow** (v)
19. Yellow-rumped Warbler
20. Field Sparrow
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Chipping Sparrow
23. Osprey
24. Purple Finch (v)
25. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
26. Mourning Dove (v)
27. Downy Woodpecker (v)
28. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
29. Tree Swallow
30. Ruffed Grouse


White-tailed Deer

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


Firsts of Year

Sunday, April 9th, 2023

What a lovely morning! Clear and freezing to start, but not too much wind and warming fast. Two first-of-year species (Hermit Thrush and Brown-headed Cowbird), and a nice run-in with a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker doing its signature syncopated drumming on a particularly resonant trunk.

Harrier, bluebirds, robins, grouse, kinglet. Twenty-six species today—but those numbers will rise soon enough.

Every morning’s like a birthday.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:16 a.m. real time (7:16 DST), I hiked all trails—and then some.

1. Tufted Titmouse**
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Eastern Phoebe*
5. Brown Creeper
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. American Crow*
8. Northern Cardinal* (v)
9. American Robin*
10. Eastern Bluebird
11. Hairy Woodpecker
12. Downy Woodpecker
13. White-breasted Nuthatch
14. Ruffed Grouse
15. Golden-crowned Kinglet
16. Pileated Woodpecker
17. Song Sparrow
18. Pine Siskin (v)
19. Red-winged Blackbird
20. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
21. Mourning Dove
22. Hermit Thrush
23. Brown-headed Cowbird
24. Red-breasted Nuthatch
25. Northern Harrier
26. Herring Gull


27. Mallard (v)
28. Northern Flicker
29. Dark-eyed Junco

(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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