22 September 2023

Posts Tagged ‘northern parula’

Mini Fallout

Thursday, September 14th, 2023
Northern Parula with caterpillar, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 September 2023.
Northern Parula with caterpillar.

The forecast rain didn’t arrive, and the fog at the beginning of my hike with dog vanished within about twenty minutes, but still I didn’t list too many bird species this morning. However, toward the end of this daily excursion of ours, we encountered another little mini fallout.

Today’s warbler species included redstart, yellow-rump, parula, and chestnut-sided. Chickadees and a vireo were a part of this antic collection of little flitting birds.

I love this time of year.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:14 a.m. EST (8:14 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow*
2. Blue Jay** (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. American Goldfinch
5. Gray Catbird**
6. Common Raven (v)
7. Common Yellowthroat (v)
8. American Robin
9. Savannah Sparrow
10. Eastern Bluebird (v)
11. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
12. Song Sparrow
13. Yellow-rumped Warbler
14. Red-eyed Vireo
15. Eastern Towhee
16. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
17. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
18. Northern Flicker (v)
19. Cedar Waxwing (v)
20. Turkey Vulture
21. Chestnut-sided Warbler
22. Northern Parula
23. American Redstart


24. Mourning Dove
25. Carolina Wren (v)
26. Tufted Titmouse (v)
27. House Sparrow (v)
28. Northern Cardinal
29. Osprey (v)
30. Herring Gull


Eastern Gray Squirrel

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


Warbler Rush

Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 September 2023.
Chestnut-sided Warbler.

A cool morning, with sun to start but clouds soon moving over and a bit of a breeze. Rain in the forecast, but it didn’t come while dog and I were hiking. However, the birds must’ve known a secret, because as our hike reached about its three-quarter mark, a sudden flood of species moved through the trees above us. And most of them were wood-warblers.

Chestnut-sided, redstart, parula, yellow-rump, black-and-white—it seemed like a little preview of a migratory fallout. With their quick flitting and the dim, gray conditions, it was hard to grab a decent photo. But here’s a pick of a singing Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Rain is forecast for much of tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:23 a.m. EST (8:23 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. White-breasted Nuthatch**
2. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
3. Hairy Woodpecker
4. American Crow* (v)
5. Gray Catbird
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
8. Hermit Thrush
9. Northern Flicker (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
12. Song Sparrow
13. American Goldfinch
14. Yellow Warbler
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler
17. Black-and-white Warbler
18. Tufted Titmouse
19. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
20. Northern Parula
21. American Redstart
22. Eastern Wood-pewee
23. Blue-headed Vireo
24. Blue Jay (v)


25. Mourning Dove
26. Herring Gull
27. Mallard
28. Osprey

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


Nice Sightings

Sunday, September 3rd, 2023
White-tailed doe and fawn, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 September 2023.
White-tailed Deer (doe and fawn).

Cool and bright again this morning—but not quite so cool. In fact, the day warmed up pretty good by the time dog and I reached the summit. A noteworthy day, though, with a few nice sightings. Most noteworthy, perhaps was a whitetail doe and fawn that appeared in a little clearing far below us.

Bird-wise, also at the summit, I spotted my first yellow-rump since spring. and I spotted my first Nashville Warbler in months, down in the woodlands.

Sitting here this evening, I find myself wondering what tomorrow’s hike will bring.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:04 a.m. EST (8:04 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Northern Parula (v)
4. Gray Catbird**
5. Eastern Wood-pewee
6. American Goldfinch**
7. Nashville Warbler
8. Blue Jay** (v)
9. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
10. Brown Creeper (v)
11. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
12. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Hairy Woodpecker
15. American Crow*
16. Song Sparrow
17. Yellow-rumped Warbler
18. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
19. Yellow Warbler
20. Common Yellowthroat (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Northern Flicker (v)


23. Herring Gull
24. House Sparrow
25. Eastern Bluebird


Eastern Gray Squirrel
White-tailed Deer

(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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