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Quick Hike

Friday, May 26th, 2023
Black-and-white Warbler (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 May 2023.
Black-and-white Warbler (female).

Again a chillier morning than the one before, but bright again, with less wind. My ol’ dog didn’t want to get out of the truck at first for some reason, but I finally coaxed him out and he had his usual fine time.

We didn’t end up hiking all trails today, but—as you might expect in late-May—those we did were hopping with birds. No firsts-of-year, but spied a few nice warblers and an osprey circling above the canopy. Enjoyed time again with our friend hikers, human and canine.

Tomorrow’s supposed to get into the 70s. Looking forward to finding out what’s up there.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m. sun time (7:45 DST), I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Ovenbird**
5. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
6. American Redstart** (v)
7. Eastern Phoebe*
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
10. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
11. Brown Creeper (v)
12. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
13. American Goldfinch
14. Hermit Thrush (v)
15. Black-capped Chickadee**
16. Black-and-white Warbler
17. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Magnolia Warbler
20. Osprey
21. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
22. Gray Catbird (v)
23. Veery
24. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
25. Song Sparrow (v)
26. Field Sparrow (v)
27. American Crow (v)
28. Northern Flicker (v)
29. Least Flycatcher (v)
30. Chipping Sparrow
31. American Robin (v)
32. Common Loon (v)
33. Wood Thrush (v)
34. Northern Cardinal** (v)


35. Pine Warbler
35. Mourning Dove

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


Flitting Migrants

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
Swainson’s Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 October 2022.
Swainson’s Thrush.

Again nippy with partial sun, but rather windy when dog and I headed up the hill. With the loudly rustling leaves, it was hard to make out the voices of the birds in the woods—but I followed a couple pods of chickadees, who were (as often is the case) companied by quiet little warblers. Also vireos.

Four warbler spp., three corvid spp., two vireo spp, a pair of Sharp-shinned Hawks, an Osprey, and the southbound flight of three geese. Plus a raven—and another Swainson’s Thrush. (Growing to like the species a lot.)

I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:20 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow*
2. Purple Finch (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Blue-headed Vireo
6. Red-eyed Vireo
7. Nashville Warbler
8. Black-and-white Warbler
9. Magnolia Warbler
10. Swainson’s Thrush
11. White-throated Sparrow*
12. Sharp-shinned Hawk
13. Canada Goose
14. Eastern Towhee (v)
15. Blue Jay (v)
16. Dark-eyed Junco
17. Osprey
18. Common Raven
19. Tufted Titmouse (v)


20. Song Sparrow (v)

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



Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
Portrait of Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 May 2022.
Portrait of Gray Catbird.
Tennessee Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 May 2022.
Tennessee Warbler.

A second straight windy morning greeted dog and me as we hit the trail—but even windier. Chilly air from the northwest was a-waggin’ the young, leafing-out hardwoods around and making it tough for birds to perch on high. Plus, listening was often a challenge.

Nonetheless, I somehow managed to tally up thirty species on today’s list—including three first-of-year birds.

FOYs are of course fun sightings for avid birders: the after many months away, the old familiar has returned. I’ve had FOY birds just about every day for a week, I bet. And I didn’t even realize I had three today until I viewed my photos, when what I thought was a Red-eyed-Vireo turned out to be a Tennessee Warbler.

Crow dive-bombing a raven, bluebirds taking over the tree swallow box, first-of-year wood-pewee delivering my favorite sound of summer.

Summer will be here before you know it.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:12 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Eastern Phoebe*
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Red-eyed Vireo
4. Ovenbird**
5. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee*
7. American Crow*
8. Black-and-white Warbler
9. Hairy Woodpecker
10. Northern Cardinal** (v)
11. Common Yellowthroat
12. Gray Catbird
13. Magnolia Warbler†
14. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Yellow Warbler (v)
17. Song Sparrow** (v)
18. Northern Parula (v)
19. Common Raven
20. Tree Swallow
21. American Robin (v)
22. Eastern Bluebird
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. White-throated Sparrow (v)
25. Tufted Titmouse (v)
26. Hermit Thrush (v)
27. Wild Turkey* (v)
28. Eastern Wood-pewee†
29. Tennessee Warbler †
30. Northern Flicker (v)


31. Mallard
32. Herring Gull
33. Chipping Sparrow (v)

(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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