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This Day

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
Field Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 June 2022.
Field Sparrow.

Sunny, warm, a bit windy. Not a lot of birdsong early, but things picked up toward the top of the hill.

Notable were a loon in flight (voice only), bunch of turkey vultures, waxwings, and a Great Crested Flycatcher.

Had a bunch of conversations with other humans who took advantage of the lovely weather to take a morning hike. Enjoyed it a lot—the conversation, this day, my dog.

More tomorrow!

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:57 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Northern Cardinal (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
3. Ovenbird** (v)
4. Common Yellowthroat**
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. American Goldfinch
7. Veery (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. Gray Catbird**
10. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Alder Flycatcher (v)
13. Tufted Titmouse (v)
14. Field Sparrow
15. Yellow Warbler (v)
16. Song Sparrow**
17. American Robin*
18. Cedar Waxwing
19. Prairie Warbler (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. American Crow* (v)
22. Savannah Sparrow (v)
23. Common Loon (v)
24. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
25. Turkey Vulture
26. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
27. Tree Swallow
28. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. American Redstart (v)


31. Mourning Dove
32. Herring Gull
33. Rock Pigeon


Eastern Chipmunk

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


Many birds

Sunday, June 12th, 2022
Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 12 Jun2 2022.
Hermit Thrush.

This morning dawned cool but warmed up quickly. Dog and I proceeded up the trail amid clouds of mosquitos and the voices of many birds.

Notable were Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-billed Cuckoo, a Common Loon in flight, a first-of-year Brown Thrasher, and a pair of vocal (first-of-year) Red-shouldered Hawks having some kind of relationship high in the sky.

I got quite a few photos, too—but I’ve decided to post the last one of our hike: a Hermit Thrush, posing near the trailhead.

Supposed to be showery tomorrow. We shall see.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:47 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. Common Yellowthroat
4. Eastern Phoebe*
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
9. American Goldfinch**
10. Cedar Waxwing
11. Veery
12. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
13. American Redstart**
14. Hairy Woodpecker
15. Northern Cardinal** (v)
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Gray Catbird
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
21. Scarlet Tanager (v)
22. Common Loon (v)
23. Song Sparrow**
24. Prairie Warbler (v)
25. Yellow Warbler
26. American Robin*
27. Tree Swallow
28. American Crow*
29. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
30. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
31. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
32. House Wren
33. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
34. Brown Thrasher†
35. Broad-winged Hawk
36. Red-shouldered Hawk†
37. Savannah Sparrow (v)
38. Hermit Thrush


39. Mourning Dove

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


June, June

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
Brown Creeper, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 June 2022.
Brown Creeper.

Such a lovely morning. Mosquitos, sure. Ticks. Brown-tailed Moth caterpillars. But also a green, green woodland, and a fresh, fragrant breeze, and distant views of the bay islands, and birds—birds galore.

Had thirty-five species this morning (a couple more than I’d counted at the time), but only two other (friendly) humans and one (curious) dog.

Later—under warm, partly cloud skies—I took a good long bike ride, did a couple errands (but mostly just did it for the ride). Felt real good, man. I sooo missed cycling the past three years.

Now to see what tomorrow brings.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:25 a.m., I hiked most trails.

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


36. Herring Gull
37. Purple Finch
38. Osprey (v)


Eastern Chipmunk

(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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