24 June 2024

Posts Tagged ‘great crested flycatcher’

Ragged Revisited

Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Red-winged Blackbird, Snow Bowl, Camden, Maine, 24 June 2023.
Red-winged Blackbird.

Again Jack and I hiked the Ragged Mountain Snow Bowl trails with our best dog and human friends. Warm again but not as bright, with rain in the late-morning forecast. Not the number of bird species as last time, but still a fun hike in a different place with a lot going on.

Saw my first bluebird fledgling up there perched on a lift cable. Also a starling clearly nesting somewhere up there among the gears.

Tomorrow it’ll be back to Beech Hill, but we’ll hit the mountain again soon, I bet.

(An alphabetized list again.)

Camden Snow Bowl Trails List
Starting at 6:48 a.m. EST (7:48 DST), I hiked some Camden Snow Bowl trails.

1. Alder Flycatcher
2. American Goldfinch
3. American Redstart (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Baltimore Oriole (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. Brown Creeper (v)
8. Cedar Waxwing
9. Chipping Sparrow (v)
10. Common Yellowthroat (v)
11. Eastern Bluebird
12. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
13. Eastern Towhee (v)
14. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
15. European Starling
16. Great Crested Flycatcher
17. Least Flycatcher (v)
18. Mourning Dove** (v)
19. Ovenbird (v)
20. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
21. Red-winged Blackbird
22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
24. Scarlet Tanager (v)
24. Song Sparrow*
25. Tree Swallow
26. Tufted Titmouse (v)
27. Turkey Vulture
28. Wild Turkey
29. Yellow Warbler (v)


30. Mallard
31. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
32. American Crow


Eastern Chipmunk

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


A Change of Scenery

Friday, June 16th, 2023
Red-winged Blackbird (female), Camden Snow Bowl, 16 June 2023.
Red-winged Blackbird (female).

Welp, we mixed it up this early morning, dog and me—accompanied our human and dog friends up the many trails winding around the Camden Snow Bowl. The day was bright and the winds were light and the grade was steep. Got a few different-than-usual species (and missed a few common at Beech Hill) and couldn’t well keep track of the chronology of sightings—thus, today’s species are listed I alphabetical order.

Ol’ Jack did well for such a warm, steep hike. (I could say the same for myself.) A change of scenery ain’t ever a bad thing.

We’ll be back at Beech Hill tomorrow, though (during what’s supposed to be some light rain).

Camden Snow Bowl Trails List
Starting at 6:13 a.m. EST (7:13 DST), I hiked some Camden Snow Bowl trails.

1. Alder Flycatcher (v)
2. American Goldfinch**
3. American Redstart (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Baltimore Oriole
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
9. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
10. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
11. Blue Jay (v)
12. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
13. Brown Creeper (v)
14. Cedar Waxwing (v)
15. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
16. Chipping Sparrow*
17. Common Loon
18. Common Yellowthroat (v)
19. Dark-eyed Junco
20. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
21. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
22. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
23. Hermit Thrush (v)
24. Least Flycatcher (v)
25. Mallard
26. Mourning Dove (v)
27. Ovenbird (v)
28. Purple Finch (v)
29. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
30. Red-winged Blackbird
31. Scarlet Tanager
32. Song Sparrow*
33. Tree Swallow
34. Tufted Titmouse (v)
35. Turkey Vulture
36. Warbling Vireo (v)
37. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
38. Yellow Warbler (v)


39. American Crow


Eastern Gray Squirrel

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


Birds and Gardens

Monday, June 12th, 2023
Eastern Phoebe, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 June 2023.
Eastern Phoebe.

Up the trail early with dog on the mostly overcast morning of a day that would later find me down in a different town under a warm and sunny sky. Still many bird species on the hill, including an invisible Great Crested Flycatcher.

A lovely hike it was, then in afternoon I asked Jack to guard the house and headed with my expert gardener friend down to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for the first time. It was a very cool trip to a very cool place, with very cool botanicals and very cool birds of another feather—a soaring eagle among them.

I’d live this lovely June day over again if I could.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:38 a.m. sun time (7:38 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
2. Ovenbird**
3. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
4. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
6. Blue Jay
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Song Sparrow*
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
10. Veery (v)
11. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. American Goldfinch (v)
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
16. Hermit Thrush (v)
17. Gray Catbird*
18. Common Yellowthroat (v)
19. Pileated Woodpecker (drumming)
20. Field Sparrow (v)
21. Alder Flycatcher
22. Yellow Warbler** (v)
23. Herring Gull*
24. American Redstart (v)
25. Eastern Bluebird
26. Eastern Phoebe
27. Savannah Sparrow
28. Mourning Dove* (v)
29. Turkey Vulture
30. American Robin**
31. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
32. Chipping Sparrow (v)
33. Blue-headed Vireo** (v)
34. American Crow*


35. Common Grackle
36. House Sparrow
37. Osprey
38. Bald Eagle
39. Laughing Gull
40. Northern Parula (v)
41. Pine Warbler (v)


Eastern Chipmunk
American Red Squirrel

(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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