4 October 2022

Posts Tagged ‘eastern phoebe’

Vireo

Friday, September 30th, 2022
Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 September 2022.
Red-eyed Vireo.

I have a feeling I’ve begun a post this way more than once before, but what a difference a day makes. Maybe the chilly air—upper-40s (F) first thing—or a favorable overnight wind direction, but what a bright and birdy morning greeted dog and me as we headed up the wooded trail.

Two kinglet species, four woodpecker species, ever-present yellow-rumps, another Swainson’s Thrush, a random junco.

But the highlight of this hike was our chance encounter—on the upper wooded trail—with a trio of Red-eyed Vireos. They were plucking berries in the yellowish vegetation just feet from the trail, and in the morning light I was convinced they were Philadelphia Vireos, a species I hadn’t seen in years. But an expert bird ID friend saw my photo caption and set me straight.

Ever educational, this birding thing.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:54 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. White-breasted Nuthatch
5. White-throated Sparrow
6. Pileated Woodpecker
7. American Crow*
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Gray Catbird
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. American Robin
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
14. Red-eyed Vireo
15. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
17. Eastern Bluebird (v)
18. Hairy Woodpecker
19. Swainson’s Thrush
20. Purple Finch (v)
21. Savannah Sparrow
22. Song Sparrow
23. Eastern Phoebe
24. Blue Jay (v)
25. Common Yellowthroat
26. Dark-eyed Junco
27. Tufted Titmouse
28. Brown Creeper (v)

Elsewhere

29. Northern Cardinal (v)

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

Good Birds

Sunday, September 25th, 2022
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 25 September 2022.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. European Starling
3. Mourning Dove
4. Northern Flicker
5. Merlin
6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Canada Goose
10. American Goldfinch
11. American Robin
12. American Black Duck
13. Blue Jay
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Palm Warbler
16. Carolina Wren
17. Sharp-shinned Hawk
18. Common Raven
19. Peregrine Falcon
20. White-throated Sparrow
21. Song Sparrow
22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
23. Golden-crowned Kinglet
24. Black-capped Chickadee
25. Greater Black-backed Gull
26. Red-breasted Nuthatch
27. Northern Harrier
28. Red-eyed Vireo
29. Green-winged Teal
30. Rusty Blackbird
31. Blackpoll Warbler
32. Mallard
33. Belted Kingfirhser
34. Common Grackle
35. Double-crested Cormorant
36. Cedar Waxwing
37. Eastern Phoebe
38. Common Yellowthroat

Chilly Morning

Thursday, September 15th, 2022
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 September 2022.
Savannah Sparrow.

A chilly morning (low 50s (F)), a cloudless morning (other than a line of clouds far out in the bay), with a stout gusty breeze. I had no expectations, but I thought of the possibility of some interesting migrating birds.

As it happened, there were birds of interest—notably a random Blackpoll Warbler up in the greenery between the woods and open fields—but mostly the usual suspects. Along with a couple “big birds” in flight (Turkey Vulture and Common Raven).

Blackpoll Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 September 2022.
Blackpoll Warbler.

Twenty-four species, though not many numbers of each. Those numbers will increase, though. Looking forward to it.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:37 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Tufted Titmouse
2. Northern Flicker
3. Cedar Waxwing
4. Black-capped Chickadee*
5. Eastern Towhee
6. Gray Catbird
7. American Crow*
8. Blackpoll Warbler
9. Hermit Thrush
10. Blue Jay (v)
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Common Yellowthroat (v)
13. American Goldfinch (v)
14. Eastern Phoebe
15. Song Sparrow
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. Eastern Bluebird
18. Common Raven
19. American Robin
20. Turkey Vulture
21. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
22. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
23. Downy Woodpecker (v)
24. Brown Creeper (v)

Elsewhere

25. Carolina Wren (v)
26. Herring Gull

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk (v)

(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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