2 December 2022

Posts Tagged ‘ovenbird’

Thrush, Revisited

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
Thrush, revisited, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 September 2022.
Thrush, revisited.

It rained most of last night, and the day dawned wet and drippy. The overcast lasted all day, but my morning hike with dog was all sweet, watery drippiness. Quiet, though, with few birds flitting around in the greenery.

Until (as yesterday) we reached a spot on the wooded trail where chickadees were chatting at each other. Sure enough, several species of small birds were accompanying the chickadees—vireo, warblers, a wood-pewee….

Also spied a Swainson’s Thrush again, perhaps the same individual as yesterday. I listened as it repeatedly uttered a sweet short note I’d never heard before.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:03 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. American Crow
3. Ovenbird
4. Northern Flicker
5. Gray Catbird
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. Song Sparrow
8. Common Yellowthroat (v)
9. Swainson’s Thrush
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. Cedar Waxwing (v)
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. Black-throated Green Warbler
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Tufted Titmouse (v)
16. Red-eyed Vireo
17. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
18. White-throated Sparrow
19. American Goldfinch

Elsewhere

20. Mallard

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

Sparrow

Sunday, September 4th, 2022
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 04 September 2022.
Savannah Sparrow.

Another in a string of fair, cool mornings. When much of the rest of the country is suffering through heat waves and droughts and fires and flooding, dog and I are particularly lucky in these challenging days.

Plus, I had thirty bird species on my list today. Notable: a gull in the woods (?), first Hermit Thrush in a while, first Veery in a while, first Ovenbird in a while, first Savannah Sparrow in a while. The latter, in particular rather thrilled me.

What a lovely morning. To be followed by a day of rain—or so they say.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:40 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. American Crow
3. Red-eyed Vireo
4. Red-bellied Woodpecker
5. Ovenbird
6. Herring Gull
7. Brown Creeper
8. Hermit Thrush
9. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. Tufted Titmouse
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Veery
14. Gray Catbird
15. American Goldfinch
16. Hairy Woodpecker
17. Song Sparrow
18. Yellow-rumped Warbler
19. Purple Finch
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Savannah Sparrow
22. Field Sparrow
23. Cedar Waxwing
24. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
25. Yellow Warbler
26. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
27. Eastern Phoebe
28. Blue Jay
29. Least Flycatcher
30. Northern Flicker

Elsewhere

31. Northern Cardinal
32. Carolina Wren

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

Woodpeckers

Monday, August 29th, 2022
Hairy Woodpecker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 August 2022.
Hairy Woodpecker.

A lovely morning—clear, with a bit of breeze, still greenery everywhere. Also birds, quite a few species. Among them three woodpecker species.

I do like woodpeckers. Love ’em, actually—their drumming, their unique method of hunting and dining, their calls, their bouncy flight. Today’s species were hairy and downy and red-bellied (in the reverse order). Others I see on the hill are pileated, flicker, and sapsucker. I love ’em all.

Today’s best woodpecker encounter was at the end of our hike, when dog and I stopped to admire the interactions of a little family of Hairy Woodpeckers—a chase, some vocalizations, some excavations.

In my world, a day without woodpeckers is just a little diminished.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Ovenbird (v)
4. Gray Catbird**
5. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Red-eyed Vireo
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Common Raven (v)
12. Common Yellowthroat
13. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
14. American Goldfinch (v)
15. American Crow* (v)
16. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
17. Yellow-rumped Warbler
18. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Song Sparrow
21. Blue Jay
22. Northern Cardinal**
23. Purple Finch
24. American Robin
25. Ruffed Grouse
26. Hairy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

27. Mourning Dove

Mammals

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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