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Smooth Green Snake Day

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
Smooth Green Snake, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 May 2018.

Smooth Green Snake.

The temperature today started out in the 40s (F) but rose in a hurry, ending up at about 77 degrees or so. Even on a morning hike, I felt warm and overdressed. But the warmth apparently brought out Smooth Green Snakes—which was a nice surprise. (I encountered two crossing the trail nearly a mile apart.)

Conditions were alluring enough to draw in three first-of-year species: Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird, and Blue-headed Vireo. None of which I saw (just heard). A Peregrine Falcon sighting was also nice.

And this afternoon, I went cycling and rode a dozen miles or so. Ahhh.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Eastern Phoebe
2. Herring Gull*
3. American Goldfinch** (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee**
5. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Northern Cardinal* (v)
8. Black-and-white Warbler†
9. Blue Jay (v)
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
11. Ovenbird† (v)
12. Hermit Thrush (v)
13. Tufted Titmouse (v)
14. Northern Flicker (v)
15. Tree Swallow
16. Song Sparrow**
17. Savannah Sparrow
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Eastern Bluebird
20. American Robin* (v)
21. American Crow*
22. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
23. Broad-winged Hawk*
24. Peregrine Falcon
25. Pileated Woodpecker (drumming)
26. Wild Turkey
27. Blue-headed Vireo† (v)

Elsewhere

28. Mourning Dove
29. Rock Pigeon
30. European Starling
31. Common Eider

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 
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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