28 October 2020

Posts Tagged ‘ovenbird’


Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Up early. Lots of cool birds—including a wayward immature Yellow-rumped Warbler. Otherwise, we’ve got a hill full of baby birds, their little voices piercing the stillness.

Began coolish but soon got downrigh warm. Local outsided temperatures—even tonight— are in the upper-80s.

Pleased with how things are going.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. American Robin (v)
7. Song Sparrow** (v)
8. Ovenbird (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. Tree Swallow
11. American Crow*
12. Eastern Towhee*
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Gray Catbird
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. Yellow-rumped Warbler
17. Northern Cardinal** (v)
18. Field Sparrow
19. Mourning Dove*
20. Veery (v)
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
23. Northern Flicker
24. Cedar Waxwing (v)
25. Yellow Warbler (v)
26. Chipping Sparrow* (v)


27. Wild Turkey
28. Turkey Vulture
29. Rock Pigeon

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


Friday, July 19th, 2019
American Goldfinch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, 19 July 2019.
American Goldfinch.

I see finches nearly every day on the hill during high season. Goldfinches and Purple Finches, usually. Today I saw (or heard) both species. They sing familiar songs and have familiar personalities.

Today dog and I happened to be at the early summit when two male goldfinches decided to have a sort of duel. Or standoff. Or joust. Flitting and chattering and chasing each other around. On a cool, breezy, pre-heat wave morning, that’s about all a body can ask for.

I do have a soft spot for finches.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.Savann

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


32. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
33. Herring Gull

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


Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 July 2019.
Savannah Sparrow.

I love Savannah Sparrows. I’m not sure what it is. Well, I love their wonderful sibilant, insect-like, understated song, with a little hiccup at the end. And yet it carries a mile. Arguable my favorite birdsong.

The past few days I’ve heard the familiar, sharp, faint chip of a Savannah, then spied down the bird, perched near the tip of a low bush (as is their habit). For whatever reason, this species did not nest in early spring at Beech Hill this year, as usual. I missed ’em like crazy. Nice to see at least one second nest has (apparently) prove fruitful.

Otherwise, a luscious, dry, cool breezy July morning. Not many places have such exceptionally sweet summer’s as we do here at the 44th parallel.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Veery (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Ovenbird (v)
5. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
6. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
7. Barn Swallow
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Alder Flycatcher (v)
12. Savannah Sparrow
13. Song Sparrow**
14. Field Sparrow
15. Herring Gull*
16. American Crow*
17. American Robin* (v)
18. Eastern Bluebird
19. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. American Goldfinch
22. Northern Cardinal** (v)


23. Mourning Dove
24. House Sparrow
25. Rock Pigeon

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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