30 June 2022

Posts Tagged ‘least flycatcher’


Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Least Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 June 2022.
Least Flycatcher.

Cooler and damper after yesterday’s rain, sunny with a bit of a breeze. I truly had no expectations, just figured I’d hear and/or see a few birds, maybe learn a thing or two.

And I did—both. Notably, I heard/saw a Least Flycatcher, and spied a Red Crossbill (fem./imm.—first I’ve seen on the hill) high on a spruce at the summit and, in the woods toward the end of our hike, I heard two species of tanager.

First was a Scarlet Tanager, which I hunted for up in the leafy canopy but could not get a look at. Finally I spotted the bird apparently being chased by another tanager. And then I heard the voice of the other tanager—a Summer Tanager. Couldn’t get a good bead on that one, either, although I did watch it fly away

I’ll be keeping my eye peeled for tanagers going forward.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:22 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Song Sparrow**
2. Ovenbird
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Veery
6. Gray Catbird
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. American Crow*
11. American Goldfinch**
12. Black-and-white Warbler
13. Black-capped Chickadee**
14. Field Sparrow
15. Alder Flycatcher (v)
16. Yellow Warbler
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Red Crossbill†
21. Purple Finch
22. American Robin*
23. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
24. Prairie Warbler
25. Least Flycatcher
26. Tufted Titmouse (v)
27. Herring Gull*
28. Broad-winged Hawk
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
31. Eastern Wood-pewee
32. Scarlet Tanager (v)
33. Summer Tanager (v)


34. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)


Eastern Chipmunk

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


Waxwing in Fog

Thursday, June 9th, 2022
Cedar Waxwing on the foggy summit, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 09 June 2022.
Cedar Waxwing on the foggy summit.

A day much like yesterday—but we hiked in early morning instead of early afternoon. Fog, greenery, birds, and sweet sweet water everywhere.

Seemed foggier than yesterday, in fact, but the species count was a tad higher. Notable were a Least Flycatcher, three ravens, and Cedar Waxwing. Very gray and grainy photos, but that’s what you get in fog (with my cheapo camera, anyway).

Tomorrow’s supposed to be sunny. Wonder what tomorrow will bring.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:44 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. American Robin
3. Ovenbird**
4. American Crow*
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
8. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
9. Eastern Towhee
10. American Redstart (v)
11. Black-and-white Warbler**
12. Northern Cardinal**
13. Chestnut-sided Warbler
14. Gray Catbird
15. Veery (v)
16. Least Flycatcher (v)
17. Common Raven (v)
18. Alder Flycatcher
19. Hermit Thrush (v)
20. Tufted Titmouse (v)
21. American Goldfinch
22. Yellow Warbler
23. Prairie Warbler (v)
24. Cedar Waxwing
25. House Wren
26. Field Sparrow
27. Great Crested flycatcher (v)
28. Eastern Wood-pewee
29. Eastern Phoebe


30. Herring Gull

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


Lovely Hike

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022
American Redstart (first-year male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 June 2022.
American Redstart (first-year male).

A lovely hike with dog. A sunny morning—cool, with a bit of breeze. Mosquitos, but I didn’t care. Nice chat with an old acquaintance.

At home, a cardinal. Rain coming, so a wet few days to come.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:55 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. Ovenbird**
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. Tufted Titmouse
6. Eastern Phoebe*
7. Veery (v)
8. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
9. American Redstart** (v)
10. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
11. Gray Catbird*
12. Alder Flycatcher
13. Eastern Wood-pewee
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Yellow Warbler
16. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
17. Prairie Warbler
18. Hermit Thrush
19. American Goldfinch
20. American Crow
21. Chipping Sparrow
22. Song Sparrow
23. Cedar Waxwing
24. Field Sparrow
25. House Wren
26. Blue Jay
27. Least Flycatcher


28. Mourning Dove
29. Northern Cardinal
30. Mallard
31. Herring Gull


Gray 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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