24 March 2023

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More Good Birds

Monday, September 26th, 2022
Wood Duck at the Ice Pond, Monhegan Island, Maine, 26 September 2022.
Wood Duck at the Ice Pond.

Monhegan List

1. American Crow
2. Herring Gull
3. Great Black-backed Gull
4. Carolina Wren (v)
5. Mourning Dove
6. Merlin
7. European Starling
8. Double-crested Cormorant
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Northern Cardinal
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Blue Jay
13. Song Sparrow
14. Downy Woodpecker
15. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
16. Northern Flicker
17. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
18. White-throated Sparrow
19. Baltimore Oriole
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Black-capped Chickadee
22. American Goldfinch
23. American Robin
24. Ring-necked Pheasant
25. Mallard
26. Gray Catbird
27. Northern Parula
28. Peregrine Falcon
29. Sharp-whinned Hawk
30. Palm Warbler
31.Eastern Phoebe
32. Common Raven
33. Wood Duck
34. Dickcissel

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)


24. Carolina Wren (v)
25. Herring Gull


Eastern Chipmunk (v)
Eastern Gray Squirrel

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



Friday, August 12th, 2022
Raven flyby, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 August 2022.
Raven flyby.

Gotta admit, I love ravens. Smart birds, with a language of their own—croaks, and wails and baby-like cries and liquid sounds like water. There’s a nest somewhere near where Jack and I hike each day. Used to be just on the other side of Beech Hill Road, but I think it’s moved east a ways.

Today I heard a raven’s croak early in our hike, but didn’t see the bird (or another member of its family) until later. In flight. Croaking. Communicating with a distant relative.

Otherwise, a lovely hike—mostly sunny, with cool, dry [too dry] air and enough birds to keep my jumping. Including young waxwings learning how to pluck flies from a hatch atop the spruce grove.

Yep, we need rain. Will have some eventually—but maybe not tomorrow.

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

1. Blue Jay
2. American Crow
3. American Goldfinch
4. Red-eyed Vireo
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Ovenbird
7. White-breasted Nuthatch
8. Brown Creeper
9. Eastern Wood-pewee
10. Northern Parula
11. American Redstart
12. Tufted Titmouse
13. Common Yellowthroat
14. American Robin
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Alder Flycatcher
17. Common Raven
18. Red-breasted Nuthatch
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Gray Catbird
21. Yellow Warbler
22. House Finch
23. Song Sparrow
24. Herring Gull
25. Turkey Vulture
26. Eastern Phoebe
27. Northern Cardinal


28. Osprey

(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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