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New Towhee

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

On this morning’s short, sweet hike with dog, I followed the voice of a Yellow Warbler (without seeing the source), heard the voice of a Northern Parula (I’m sure of it, and they do occasionally migrate through this region), and spied my first ever Green-tailed Towhee.

A handsome bird, that green-tail is. Alas I got no photo. So here’s a pic of a regular ol’ Spotted Towhee—the one that chased away my lifer.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. California Quail (v)
3. House Finch*
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Spotted Towhee
7. Black-capped Chickadee**
8. Pine Siskin (v)
9. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
10. Chipping Sparrow
11. Yellow Warbler† (v)
12. Northern Parula† (v)
13. Orange-crowned Warbler
14. Green-tailed Towhee‡
15. Song Sparrow* (v)


16. Eurasian Collared Dove
17. European Starling
18. House Sparrow (v)
19. Rock Pigeon


Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

Cool, Breezy

Monday, July 15th, 2019
Gray Catbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 15 July 2019.
Gray Catbird.

Nice cool, breezy, sunny morning. Lots of bird activity—highlights being a singing Northern Parula, and a Philadelphia Vireo that appeared in the summit spruce grove.

Met a fellow birder and had a nice chat about photography.

Got home and put a tonneau cover on my pickup. (Just threw that in for factual authenticity.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 715 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

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


30. Herring Gull

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

More Ripening

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Common Yellowthroat (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2019.
Common Yellowthroat (female).
Monarch in the milkweed, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2019.
Monarch in the milkweed.

Full sun and humid this morning. Birds feeding fledglings all over the place. Also new plants and flowers and a monarch in the milkweed. More ripening blueberries, too.

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

1. Eastern Phoebe†
2. American Crow*
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Northern Flicker (v)
5. Ovenbird (v)
6. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
7. Chipping Sparrow*
8. Common Yellowthroat*
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler†
10. Eastern Towhee
11. American Redstart (v)
12. Gray Catbird
13. Veery (v)
14. Song Sparrow**
15. Yellow Warbler**
16. Cedar Waxwing**
17. Black-capped Chickadee*
18. Tree Swallow*
19. Field Sparrow••
20. Mourning Dove**
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Alder Flycatcher (v)
23. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
24. Northern Parula (v)
25. Osprey*
26. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
27. Purple Finch (v)
28. Nashville Warbler*


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

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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