2 April 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Blue

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Blue was the color of the sky. Blue were the wing-flashing highlights on the magpies flapping overhead. Blue infused the back of the perching scrub-jay. And a wave of blue washed over me when I couldn’t manage a decent photo of my first Utah warbler sighting: a Nashville Warbler flitting through the scrub oak. A fairly uncommon migrant, from what I gather.

But here’s a photo of a scrub jay.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. House Finch*
2. Spotted Towhee
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (v)
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
6. Song Sparrow** (v)
7. Northern Flicker
8. Nashville Warbler

Elsewhere

11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. California Quail
13. House Sparrow
15. Rock Pigeon
16. Lesser Goldfinch

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

Sultry Morning

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
American Redstart, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 July 2019.
American Redstart.

A warm, humid morning. Got to the hill early, and the bird life did not disappoint. Lots of activity, singing and begging and feeding.Got a nice look at a singing/preening redstart. Spotted a Hermit Thrush rather out of place in the spruce grove at the summit.

Also spied two turkey families on the drive back home—two adults and a dozen tiny poults swimming in the tall July grass.

(Supposed to have gotten T-storms, but none by late this evening. Still humid, though.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Veery (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee* *
3. American Redstart
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. Ovenbird (v)
6. Chipping Sparrow**
7. Red-eye Vireo (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
9. American Crow*
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Northern Cardinal* (v)
12. Song Sparrow**
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Cedar Waxwing
15. American Goldfinch (v)
16. Purple Finch (v)
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Savannah Sparrow
20. Nashville Warbler (v)
21. Eastern Phoebe*
22. Eastern Bluebird
23. Yellow Warbler (v)
24. Tufted Titmouse (v)
25. Mourning Dove* (v)
26. American Robin (v)
27. Gray Catbird**
28. Hermit Thrush
29. Blue Jay (v)
30. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (V)

Elsewhere

31. House Finch (v)
32. Wild Turkey
33. Herring Gull

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

Summer Singers

Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Eastern Towhee (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 July 2019.
Eastern Towhee (male).

Kind of a lovely morning. Sunny and calm, with just a hint of breeze. Not too warm, not too cold. Summer singing going on.

I don’t know this for a fact, but my theory is that birds are singing again now that they’ve got fledglings roaming about who need to learn the songs of the species.

Whatever the fact of it, it’s lovely to think of all those young birds out there.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Veery (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
4. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. American Crow (v)
6. Chipping Sparrow*
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Song Sparrow**
9. Ovenbird (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Yellow Warbler (v)
13. Common Yellowthroat**
14. Northern Cardinal (v)
15. Herring Gull*
16. Blue Jay
17. Mourning Dove*
18. Alder Flycatcher (v)
19. Eastern Phoebe
20. Eastern Bluebird
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Killdeer†
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. Nashville Warbler (v)
25. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)

Elsewhere

26. House Finch
27. Black-throated Green Warbler
28. Wild Turkey

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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