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First Vireo

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
Blue-headed Vireo (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 April 2023.
Blue-headed Vireo (first of year).

The morning was chilly (30s (F) to start), but little wind, and the sun shone through, and spring birds were abundant—if not necessarily wanting their photo taken.

Still, it was lovely to encounter a singing first-of-year Blue-headed Vireo. Also five woodpecker species, three thrush species, a pair of warbler species, a kestrel, a turkey, a blackbird, and more.

Tomorrow will be cloudy, with rain coming later. Already looking forward to it.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 5:31 a.m. real time (6:31 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Tufted Titmouse**
4. Mourning Dove* (v)
5. Blue Jay** (v)
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Eastern Towhee (v)
8. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
9. Northern Cardinal** (v)
10. Brown Creeper (v)
11. Downy Woodpecker
12. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
13. American Goldfinch**
14. American Crow*
15. Hermit Thrush (v)
16. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
17. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
18. Eastern Phoebe**
19. Eastern Bluebird
20. Blue-headed Vireo
21. Tree Swallow
22. Yellow-rumped Warbler
23. Field Sparrow
24. Song Sparrow
25. Chipping Sparrow
26. American Kestrel
27. Herring Gull*
28. Red-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
29. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
30. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
31. Palm Warbler
32. Wild Turkey

Elsewhere

33. Mallard

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

†First-of-year

It’s Happening

Friday, April 14th, 2023
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 14 April 2023.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Warmer than forecast. Sunnier, too. Light winds. Many, many birds.

A year’s record thirty-three species today—including first-of-year Pine Warbler and Chipping Sparrow. Among non-bird critters: garter snake and tiger beetles. Leaves barely beginning to unfurl. It does seem rather too dry for the season (although this keeps the tick numbers down), but rain is in the near forecast. Also heard my first singing Hermit Thrush.

(In afternoon, I rode my bicycle for the first time this year. Felt sooo good.)

Tomorrow’s supposed to be at least as warm and calm. Wonder what’ll show up then.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:25 a.m. real time (7:25 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Song Sparrow*
2. Eastern Phoebe*
3. American Robin
4. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee**
6. Brown Creeper
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
10. Eastern Bluebird
11. Ruffed Grouse
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
13. Downy Woodpecker (v)
14. Blue Jay**
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. House Finch (v)
17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
18. Field Sparrow (v)
19. Northern Flicker (v)
20. Purple Finch
21. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
22. Pine Warbler (v)
23. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
24. Chipping Sparrow (v)
25. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
26. Palm Warbler
27. Tree Swallow
28. Dark-eyed Junco
29. Herring Gull*
30. Wild Turkey*
31. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
32. Osprey (v)
33. Tufted Titmouse** (v)

Elsewhere

34. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Reptiles

Common Garter Snake

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

†First-of-year

Kestrels, etc.

Thursday, April 13th, 2023
American Kestrel (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 April 2023.
American Kestrel (male).

Another warm, albeit less windy, mostly blue-sky morning. Birds were active, singing, calling, drumming, flitting around. Many Palm Warblers, a pair of kestrels at the summit, and first-of-year Field Sparrow and Tree Swallows.

Each day lately I’ve been trying to imagine what species will appear next. So far, I’ve predicted a few. What now? White-throat? Chippie? Broad-wing?

Can hardly wait until another lovely morning tomorrow to find out.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:34 a.m. real time (7:34 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Song Sparrow**
2. Eastern Phoebe*
3. Common Raven
4. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee*
6. American Robin
7. Brown Creeper
8. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
9. Palm Warbler
10. Downy Woodpecker
11. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
12. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
13. Northern Cardinal** (v)
14. American Goldfinch (v)
15. American Crow*
16. Eastern Bluebird
17. Yellow-rumped Warbler
18. Field Sparrow†
19. Mourning Dove
20. Tree Swallow†
21. Brown-headed Cowbird
22. Herring Gull*
23. Red-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
24. Red-winged Blackbird
25. American Kestrel
26. Common Loon (v)
27. Turkey Vulture

Elsewhere

28. Mallard
29. House Finch (v)
30. House Sparrow (v)

(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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