5 February 2023

Posts Tagged ‘great crested flycatcher’


Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Chestnut-sided Warbler (wrangling a moth), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 June 2022.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (wrangling a moth).

Had some things to do this early morning, so Captain Jack and I didn’t hit the trailhead until about an hour later than usual. It’d rained a bit overnight, and the trails were dewy—and the birds were bit quieter than in recent days.

However, over the course of our hike, birds did emerge. Quite a few species.

Notable: a Great Crested Flycatcher, chippie fledgling, a warbler wrangling a big moth. A loon in flight somewhere, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak—and the vocal House Wren is back.

We’ll do it again tomorrow, dog and I.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:24 a.m., I hiked most trails.

`1. Ovenbird (v)
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Wood Thrush (v)
6. Veery (v)
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
8. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat**
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Gray Catbird**
12. American Crow* (v)
13. Yellow Warbler
14. Song Sparrow**
15. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
16. Northern Flicker (v)
17. Cedar Waxwing
18. Downy Woodpecker (v)
19. Turkey Vulture
20. Chipping Sparrow
21. Field Sparrow
22. Northern Cardinal**
23. Prairie Warbler
24. House Wren (v)
25. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
26. Common Loon (v)
27. American Robin
28. Nashville Warbler (v)
29. Herring Gull*
30. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
31. Hermit Thrush (v)


Eastern Chipmunk

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


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


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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