30 September 2022

Posts Tagged ‘house sparrow’


Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
Eastern Wood-pewee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 July 2022.
Eastern Wood-pewee.

After the thundershowers of yesterday, things cooled off overnight. This morning was nearly cloudless when dog and I headed up the trail, and the air was a lot cooler than the past few. Plus, at the summit, a nice southwesterly breeze ruffed our hair. (Well, Jack’s, as I don’t have a lot left these days.)

Things started pretty slow, but took off eventually, with a nice number of species—including a Great Crested Flycatcher, a Nashville Warbler, and a Great Blue Heron flying out out toward the bay.

In short, we had a good time of it. With more summer fun to come.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:03 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Northern Cardinal* (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. Downy Woodpecker (v)
5. American Goldfinch
6. American Crow*
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Eastern Wood-pewee
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
11. White-breasted Nuthatch
12. Hermit Thrush
13. Tufted Titmouse
14. Common Yellowthroat
15. Alder Flycatcher (v)
16. Song Sparrow**
17. Gray Catbird
18. Chestnut-sided Warbler
19. Ovenbird (v)
20. Herring Gull*
21. Field Sparrow
22. Cedar Waxwing
23. Yellow Warbler
24. American Robin
25. Northern Flicker (v)
26. Blue Jay (v)
27. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
28. Nashville Warbler
29. Broad-winged Hawk
30. Eastern Phoebe
31. Great Blue Heron†
32. Turkey Vulture
33. Eastern Bluebird (v)
34. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)


35. Mourning Dove
36. House Sparrow

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



Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 July 2022.
Cedar Waxwing.

An earlier hike this morning. Temps in the low 60s (F) to start, and a little breeze down in the woodlands. Birds were a little quiet, what with all their secret young ’uns. Took the lower trail and followed a Veery for a hundred yards or more. Finally emerged into the edge realm, and then the open barrens, where my count more than doubles.

Notable was a bird I didn’t list at the time but discovered when viewing photos tonight: a Blue-headed Vireo in a spruce in the grove at the summit. Perhaps more notable was a Cedar Waxwing posing regally atop a dead snag. And on our return, a singing Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:17 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
3. Ovenbird (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Tufted Titmouse
6. American Goldfinch
7. Veery**
8. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
9. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
10. Blue Jay (v)
11. Hermit Thrush
12. Northern Flicker
13. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
14. American Robin
15. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
16. Common Yellowthroat
17. Chestnut-sided Warbler
18. Field Sparrow
19. Song Sparrow**
20. Eastern Towhee
21. Gray Catbird
22. Purple Finch
23. Herring Gull*
24. Downy Woodpecker
25. Prairie Warbler (v)
26. Blue-headed Vireo
27. Red-breasted Nuthatch
28. Savannah Sparrow
29. Cedar Waxwing
30. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
31. Chipping Sparrow (v)
32. Eastern Phoebe
33. Yellow Warbler (v)
34. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
35. Rose-breasted Grosbeak


36. Northern Cardinal
37. House Sparrow

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



Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Black-billed Cuckoo (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2022.
Black-billed Cuckoo (juvie).

A coolish, calmish, dryish morning with plenty of buzzing mosquitos—and a good plenty of bird species, too. An amazing array, in fact: four thrushes, three woodpeckers; a passel of warblers; lots of sparrows.

Most notable—a quiet juvenile Black-billed Cuckoo that showed up in a shady place about 20 feet in front of us, dog and me. We even managed to stay still enough to grab portrait.

I’ll take a day like today any day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:18 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Veery
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Ovenbird (v)
4. Red-eyed Vireo**
5. American Crow*
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. Wood Thrush (v)
11. Northern Cardinal** (v)
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
13. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
14. Hermit Thrush (v)
15. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
16. Brown Creeper (v)
17. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
18. Common Yellowthroat
19. Black-billed Cuckoo
20. Gray Catbird*
21. Song Sparrow**
22. Yellow Warbler
23. Mourning Dove*
24. Northern Flicker
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. Chipping Sparrow (v)
27. American Robin*
28. Purple Finch
29. Eastern Towhee
30. Prairie Warbler (v)
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Field Sparrow (v)
33. Alder Flycatcher
34. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
35. American Redstart (v)
36. Blue Jay (v)
37. Downy Woodpecker
38. Osprey (v)


39. House Sparrow
40. Herring Gull


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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