14 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Lush and Damp

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Northern Flicker (photobombed by whitetail), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 June 2019.
Northern Flicker (photobombed by whitetail).

Rained much of the night. Stopped long enough for a morning hike with dog. Damp, green, humid, lush. Interesting walk—including a first-of-year patch of fireweed (ate my first blossom of the year, yum), Mourning Dove singing from the chimney of Beech Nut, Philadelphia Vireo singing by the road, A white-tail showing up in a photo I took of a flicker.

On way back home I stopped in traffic on Route 1 to let a little family of Mallards cross.

More rain later. Precipitation is generally not a bad thing.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Purple Finch (v)
2. Veery** (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Ovenbird (v)
5. Gray Catbird**
6. American Goldfinch
7. American Crow*
8. Philadelphia Vireo (v)
9. Song Sparrow **
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Yellow Warbler
12. American Robin
13. Tree Swallow
14. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
15. Nashville Warbler (v)
16. Alder Flycatcher (v)
17. Herring Gull*
18. Savannah Sparrow
19. Northern Cardinal (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe
21. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
22. Chestnut-sided Warbler
23. Eastern Bluebird (v)
24. Mourning Dove*
25. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
26. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
27. Northern Flicker
28. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
29. American Redstart (v)
30. Black-and-white Warbler**

Elsewhere

31. Wild Turkey
33. Mallard

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

This Sunny Morning

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
Alder Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, 22 June 2019.
Alder Flycatcher.

Flushed two woodcock this sunny morning. Flushed one of them twice. All three times I hunted carefully for youngsters but didn’t see any—although I didn’t want to pester the woodcock families too much.

Also saw my first Beech Hill Bobolink in at least three years. Also, somehow, ended up with thirty-three species on today’s list.

Later today there came a couple of thundershowers, which was fun.

More fun tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail—and then some.

1. Eastern Bluebird
2. Blue Jay**
3. American Goldfinch
4. Veery (v)
5. American Woodcock
6. Chipping Sparrow*
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
10. Alder Flycatcher
11. Ovenbird (v)
12. Tree Swallow
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Song Sparrow**
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. Nashville Warbler (v)
18. Gray Catbird** (v)
19. Common Yellowthroat (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
23. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
24. Hermit Thrush (v)
25. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
26. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
27. Black-capped Chickadee**
28. Bobolink
29. Herring Gull*
30. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
31. Mourning Dove* (v)
32. Northern Cardinal** (v)
33. American Redstart (v)
34. American Robin*

Elsewhere

35. Mallard
36. European Starling

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

Thanks, Nature

Friday, May 31st, 2019
Wilson’s Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 May 2019.
Wilson’s Warbler.

Thick fog early. Again I didn’t expect much in the way of bird activity—or photos. Again I was wrong.

In fact, I had a first-of-year Blackpoll Warbler. Heard the voice of a Wilson’s Warbler for the first time (at least the first time I can remember). At home, I heard/spied a Tennessee Warbler—first in years.

Just an all around great birding day. Thanks, Nature.

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

1. American Robin (v)
2. Ovenbird**
3. Gray Catbird**
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Veery**
6. Scarlet Tanager (v)
7. Hairy Woodpecker
8. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
9. Black-and-white Warbler
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Blackpoll Warbler†
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Red-eyed Vireo**
14. Tufted Titmouse* (v)
15. American Redstart
16. American Goldfinch (v)
17. American Crow*
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Field Sparrow
20. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
21. Least Flycatcher
22. Song Sparrow** (v)
23. Common Raven
24. Wilson’s Warbler
25. Chipping Sparrow*
26. Alder Flycatcher (v)
27. Tree Swallow
28. Northern Parula (v)
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. Wood Thrush (v)
31. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
32. Blue Jay (v)
33. Ruffed Grouse (drumming)
34. Northern Cardinal* (v)
35. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
36. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
37. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)

Elsewhere

38. House Finch
39. Tennessee Warbler†
39. House Sparrow (v)
40. Osprey
41. Mallard
42. Herring Gull

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

†First-of-year bird

 
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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