14 July 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Low-key Inspiration

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Common Yellowthroat (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 June 2019.
Common Yellowthroat (male).

Fog first thing, a deep overcast. Birds weren’t talking much, but neither were they silent. Heard an alternate cuckoo call up in the area where I nabbed a photo of one the other day. Got a photo of a yellowthroat.

A low-key but inspiring morning.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked all trails.

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


31. Mourning Dove
32. Herring Gull
33. European Starling
34. Rock Pigeon
35. House Sparrow
36. Blue Jay (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Birds on the Hill

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Cedar Waxwing, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 June 2019.
Cedar Waxwing.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

Calm day. Warmish. Mosquitos all over the place. Overcast, in the woodlands. Still I managed a decent list, managed, managed not to disturb any wildlife, managed a photo or two of birds on the hill.

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Ovenbird** (v)
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. Veery
6. Common Yellowthroat (v)
7. Black-and-white Warbler
8. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
9. Eastern Wood-pewee
10. Nashville Warbler (v)
11. Blue Jay*
12. Eastern Towhee
13. American Crow*
14. American Goldfinch*
15. Alder Flycatcher
16. Song Sparrow**
17. Eastern Phoebe*
18. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
19. Gray Catbird
20. Yellow Warbler
21. Eastern Phoebe*
22. Tree Swallow
23. Eastern Bluebird
24. Herring Gull*
25. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
26. Cedar Waxwing
27. Hermit Thrush
28. Northern Flicker (v)
29. American Robin (v)
30. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
31. Least Flycatcher


32. House Finch (v)
33. Rock Pigeon
34. Common Grackle
35. Mourning Dove
36. European Starling


Monday, June 17th, 2019
Black-billed Cuckoo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 17 June 2019.
Black-billed Cuckoo (with caterpillar).

A sunny, warm, kind of glorious morning. Spring at last. A breeze rose in the fully-fledged trees, and the resulting hush obscured some birdsong—but I heard enough (and saw enough) to have a happy hike with dog.

Portrait of chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2019.
Portrait of chestnut-sided Warbler.

Happiest occurrence: A Black-billed Cuckoo zipped up to a branch directly in front of us along the wooded trail and posed for photos. I rarely get to photograph these shy birds.

Back home, a curiosity: the call of a kingfisher where I’d never heard one before. Weird.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Common Yellowthroat**
6. Veery
7. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)
10. Black-and-white Warbler
11. American Goldfinch
12. Scarlet Tanager (v)
13. Alder Flycatcher
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Song Sparrow**
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Eastern Phoebe*
18. Tree Swallow
19. Chipping Sparrow*
20. American Crow*
21. Double-crested Cormorant
22. Eastern Bluebird (v)
23. Purple Finch (v)
24. Cedar Waxwing
25. Black-billed Cuckoo
26. Hermit Thrush (v)
27. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
28. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
29. Least Flycatcher
30. Northern Cardinal (v)


31. House Finch (v)
32. Herring Gull
33. Osprey (v)
34. Belted Kingfisher (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson

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