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Just a Lovely Day

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

Great Crested Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 July 2019.
Great Crested Flycatcher.

A sunny, calmish, summery day. Bird’s still a little skittish and quiet, but many have fledglings and are moving around. Watched a quiet Great Crested Flycatcher moving from perch to perch, settling for a moment on a bluebird box. At the summit of the hill saw chippies and a bright red purple finch and a Morning Dove.

But the best treat for me this morning was meeting a dog named Raisin—a young female rescue who went from a hero in this community to needing expensive medical care a month or so ago—and got it through donations. She seemed perfectly happy and healthy.

Got some work done, then took a long bike ride. Just a lovely day.

1. Veery (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Song Sparrow**
5. Common Yellowthroat**
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Ovenbird (v)
8. American Goldfinch
9. Gray Catbird*
10. Northern Flicker (v)
11. Great Crested Flycatcher
12. Alder Flycatcher
13. Purple Finch
14. Tree Swallow
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. Cedar Waxwing
17. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
18. American Crow*
19. American Robin*
20. Eastern Bluebird
21. Chipping Sparrow
22. Nashville Warbler (v)
23. Mourning Dove*
24. Northern Cardinal (v)
25. Eastern Phoebe
26. American Redstart (v)


27. Herring Gull
28. Osprey
29. Rock Pigeon
30. Yellow Warbler

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Hello, Little Birdie

Friday, June 28th, 2019
Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 June 2019.
Yellow Warbler.

I got my best photo of a Yellow Warbler this morning. I’ve been spotting the same bird, singing in the same birch tree, for weeks. Never could pin it down.

But this third foggy morning in a row, soon after I discovered that the cloud had burned away about half-way up the hill, I stood and waited and got just the glimpse I’ve been looking for.

Hey, little birdie.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Veery (v)
2. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
3. Song Sparrow**
4. Common Yellowthroat**
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
7. Northern Cardinal*
8. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
9. Nashville Warbler (v)
10. Ovenbird** (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Tree Swallow
13. Savannah Sparrow
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Eastern Phoebe*
16. Yellow Warbler
17. American Goldfinch (v)
18. Chipping Sparrow**
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Red-eyed Vireo**
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
23. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
24. American Crow*
25. Northern Flicker (v)
26. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
27. Brown-headed Cowbird


28. Herring Gull
29. Mourning Dove
30. House Sparrow
31. Rock Pigeon
32. Chimney Swift†

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

Sudden Abundance

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
First-day phoebe fledgling, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 June 2019.
First-day phoebe fledgling.

Early to the hill again, and again an embarrassment of species. Noteworthy was a Yellow-throated Vireo I heard calling just down from the summit. Also noteworthy were various fledglings—including a couple first-day Eastern Phoebe babies at the hut.

A male eastern bluebird sopped by the hill this early morning.
Male eastern bluebird.

Bluebirds abounded. Plenty of other species also. We’ve already got probably twice as many migratory birds as arrived here just a few weeks ago. And many more still will fly south come fall.

Rain tonight. A little tomorrow. Flooding is a rare challenge—but better too much rain than not enough.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail—and then some.

1. Ovenbird** (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Black-and-white Warbler
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Eastern Towhee
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Song Sparrow**
8. Eastern Phoebe*
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Chipping Sparrow**
12. Mourning Dove* (v)
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat**
15. Tree Swallow
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Veery (v)
18. Purple Finch
19. Northern Cardinal (v)
20. Herring Gull* (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Eastern Bluebird
23. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
24. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
25. Tufted Titmouse (v)
26. Northern Flicker (v)
27. Gray Catbird
28. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
31 Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
32. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
33. Nashville Warbler
34. Common Loon
35. Yellow-throated Vireo†
36. Field Sparrow


36. House Finch
37. Red-winged Blackbird

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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