26 May 2022

Posts Tagged ‘mourning dove’

Magical Place

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 May 2022.
Yellow Warbler.

Stayed up late last night, slept late-ish this morning. Captain Jack and I didn’t make it to the hill until about 8 o’clock sun time. Sunny and cool and breezy, didn’t think I’d list so many birds at the late hour—but turned out I matched yesterday’s total number of species.

No firsts-of-year, no lifers. Mostly the usual suspects (along with a calling Black-billed Cuckoo, a species I hope to catch sight of one day). Some posed, although my captures tended toward the plain.

Still, what a lovely morning, and what a magical place we get to hang out in every day, dog and me.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:01 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler
3. Ovenbird**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. American Goldfinch (v)
7. Northern Cardinal** (v)
8. Black-and-white Warbler
9. American Crow*
10. Black-capped Chickadee**
11. Veery (v)
12. Common Yellowthroat
13. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
14. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
15. Gray Catbird**
16. Broad-winged Hawk
17. Eastern Towhee
18. American Redstart** (v)
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Yellow Warbler
21. Mourning Dove
22. Song Sparrow**
23. American Robin
24. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
25. Field Sparrow
26. Prairie Warbler (v)
27. Eastern Phoebe*
28. Downy Woodpecker (v)
29. Northern Parula (v)
30. Nashville Warbler (v)
31. Turkey Vulture*
32. Common Raven (v)
33. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
34. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

35. Wild Turkey
36. Mallard
37. Herring Gull
38. European Starling

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

†First-of-year

Tanager

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
Summer Tanager (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04856.
Summer Tanager (female), a lifer for me.

A mostly clear, coolish, breezy morning. Just a lovely day. Quite a few birds about despite the wind—including a surprise vagrant on our return, one that happened to be a lifer for me. A Summer Tanager (female).

I assumed at first it was a female Scarlet Tanager. Kind of embarrassed I didn’t notice the differences in the field. Unmistakable, though, in retrospect.

Otherwise just a very lovely day overall. Rode my bike this afternoon to do errands. (Never had thundershowers last night, BTW.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:49 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. Ovenbird**
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. Song Sparrow**
6. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Veery (v)
11. Gray Catbird**
12. Wood Thrush (v)
13. Black-and-white Warbler
14. Northern Parula
15. Eastern Towhee
16. American Redstart
17. Common Yellowthroat
18. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (v)
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Yellow Warbler
21. Chipping Sparrow**
22. Field Sparrow
23. American Robin
24. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
25. Tree Swallow
26. Eastern Bluebird
27. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
28. Turkey Vulture*
29. Savannah Sparrow
30. Eastern Wood-pewee
31. Blue-headed Vireo
32. Brown Creeper
33. Summer Tanager†‡
34. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

35. Wild Turkey
36. Northern Cardinal (v)
37. Mallard
38. Mourning Dove (v)

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

†First-of-year
‡Lifer

Froggy

Sunday, May 15th, 2022
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 May 2022.
Common Yellowthroat.

Cooled off a lot overnight, and dawn revealed a foggy landscape. Drippy trees, but only a little drizzle during my hike with my favorite dog of all time.

Nearly thirty species despite the lowery weather. No new migrants, but Wood Thrush and Scarlet Tanager again. (Two of the former, in fact.) Saw no one else on the damp hill until we’d almost finished our hike, when we met a little batch of kids being led in the drizzle by (what appeared to be) two dads.

(Start ’em young, young parents. Get those kiddos out in the woods.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:25 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Pine Warbler** (v)
5. Eastern Phoebe*
6. Northern Parula
7. Blue Jay
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. Black-and-white Warbler
10. American Crow* (v)
11. American Robin
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
14. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
15. Northern Flicker (v)
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Common Yellowthroat
18. Song Sparrow**
19. Yellow Warbler (v)
20. Wild Turkey
21. Tree Swallow
22. White-throated Sparrow (v)
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. Hermit Thrush (v)
25. Chipping Sparrow (v)
26. Yellow-rumped Warbler
27. Mourning Dove
28. Wood Thrush (v)
29. Scarlet Tanager (v)

Elsewhere

30. Mallard

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

†First-of-year

 
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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