2 December 2022

Posts Tagged ‘Nashville warbler’

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)

Elsewhere

20. Song Sparrow (v)

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

†First-of-year

Variety

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
Nashville Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2022.
Nashville Warbler.

Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. Song Sparrow
3. American Crow
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Northern Flicker
6. American Goldfinch
7. Common Raven
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Red-breasted Nuthatch
10. Blue Jay
11. Carolina Wren
12. Ring-necked Pheasant
13. Northern Cardinal
14. Common Raven
15. White-throated Sparrow
16. Merlin
17. Carolina Wren
18. House Wren
19. Great Black-backed Gull
20. Common Eider
21. Golden-crowned Kinglet
22. Purple Finch
23. Yellow-rumped Warbler
24. White-breasted Nuthatch
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
27. American Redstart
28. Downy Woodpecker
29. Tennesses Warbler
30. Mourning Dove
31. Ring-billed Gull
32. Peregrine Falcon
33. Mallard
34. Spotted Sandpiper
35. Brown Thrasher
36. Baltimore Oriole
37. Nashville Warbler
38. Scarlet Tanager
39. Common Grackle
40. American Robin

Mini Fallout

Monday, September 5th, 2022
Northern Parula, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 September 2022.
Northern Parula.

The forecast was for rain pretty much all day. Up early to check the weather radar, noting that, although it’d rained at some point overnight, it wasn’t raining now. Radar showed no rain for a couple hours—so right away dog and I hit the trail.

Quiet, as I’d expected. Cool, fresh air, dramatic sky, but few bird species. Still a lovely morning.

On our return, only about a hundred yards from the truck, I noticed a bunch of little birds poking about in a couple hardwoods above the trail. First one I spotted was a Northern Parula. And for the next maybe ten minutes, Jack waited patiently while I stood there snapping photos of birds. Added eight species to my list during those minutes.

Not long after our return home, it began to rain. All day, pretty much—and pretty hard at times. Supposed to continue off and on until morning.

Real good to have the rain.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:59 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Wild Turkey
2. American Crow*
3. Veery (v)
4. Blue Jay (v)
5. Eastern Towhee**
6. Black-capped Chickadee**
7. Song Sparrow
8. American Goldfinch
9. Gray Catbird
10. Common Yellowthroat (v)
11. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
12. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)
13. Hermit Thrush
14. Field Sparrow
15. Purple Finch (v)
16. Eastern Phoebe
17. Northern Parula
18. Eastern Bluebird (v)
19. Red-breasted Nuthatch
20. Chipping Sparrow
21. Nashville Warbler
22. Alder Flycatcher
23. Tufted Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

24. Carolina Wren (v)
25. Herring Gull

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk (v)
Eastern Gray Squirrel

(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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