14 April 2024

Posts Tagged ‘pine warbler’

Rain

Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 July 2023.
Common Yellowthroat on a rainy morn.

The forecast called for cloudy skies until afternoon, when scattered thundershowers were possible. In fact, soon after dog and I started up the main trail, it began to rain. Not a gully-washer, just a regular rain shower. The morning was warm enough, with not much wind, and it felt pretty great.

We only did half a hike, though, and so today’s list has far fewer species than usual. And tonight brings a chance of thundershowers. No thunder yet, though.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:52 a.m. EST (7:52 DST), I hiked the open trail.

1. Eastern Phoebe
2. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
3. American Crow (v)
4. Ovenbird (v)
5. American Robin
6. Song Sparrow
7. Eastern Bluebird
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
9. American Goldfinch (v)
10. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
13. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat
15. Yellow Warbler (v)
16. Gray Catbird (v)

Elsewhere

17. Northern Cardinal (v)
18. Pine Warbler (v)

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

†First-of-year

Summery

Friday, July 7th, 2023
Yellow Warbler (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 July 2023.
Yellow Warbler (male).

Another clear and warm and muggy morn with interesting bird activity. Heard many youngsters of various species begging for meals; heard the call of a Red-bellied Woodpecker; saw both Turkey Vulture and Wild Turkey.

Most notable: a group of three or four fledgling Purple Finches giving their parent finch(es) reason for some frantic hunting-and-feeding activity.

Tomorrow morning’s supposed to be foggy. We shall see!

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:29 a.m. EST (8:29 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. Pileated Woodpecker (drumming)
5. American Goldfinch
6. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
7. Northern Cardinal* (v)
8. Purple Finch
9. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
10. Veery** (v)
11.Black-capped Chickadee
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Blue Jay (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
16. Hermit Thrush (v)
17. Tufted Titmouse
18. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
19. Common Yellowthroat
20. Gray Catbird
21. Yellow Warbler
22. Song Sparrow
23. American Robin
24. Alder Flycatcher (v)
25. Turkey Vulture
26. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
27. Wild Turkey
28. Savannah Sparrow
29. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
30. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
31. American Redstart (v)

Elsewhere

32. Pine Warbler (v)

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

†First-of-year

The Eighth Day

Sunday, July 2nd, 2023
Chestnut-sided Warbler (fledgling), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 July 2023.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (fledgling).

On the eighth straight day of morning fog, I spied a baby Chestnut-sided Warbler. The little fledgling warbler also spied me. It had no tail to speak of, but it could flutter away on its brand new feathered wings. A highlight of my hike today with dog.

Fog turned to drizzle later, then a more soaking sort of rain. We have no drought here this year, seems like. (More rain in the forecast.) In fact, I ate my first ripe wild blueberries.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:48 a.m. EST (7:48 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. American Goldfinch
4. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Veery (v)
7. Eastern Wood-pewee
8. American Redstart
9. Song Sparrow
10. Mourning Dove
11. American Crow*
12. American Robin
13. Field Sparrow
14. Gray Catbird**
15. Eastern Towhee**
16. Common Yellowthroat (v)
17. Eastern Bluebird
18. Ovenbird (v)
19. Yellow Warbler
20. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Northern Parula (v)
23. Blue Jay (v)
24. Alder Flycatcher (v)
25. Eastern Phoebe
26. Tufted Titmouse
27. Hermit Thrush (v)
28. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
29. Wood Thrush (v)
30. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
31. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

32. Mallard
33. Wild Turkey
34. Pine Warbler (v)

Mammals

American Red 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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