26 May 2022

Posts Tagged ‘pine warbler’

A Good Day

Friday, May 20th, 2022
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport,Maine, 20 May 2022.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

An overcast morning, calm and cool. Birds weren’t particularly vocal, so I wondered if the atmospheric conditions might keep this morning’s numbers down—but it turned out they were flitting all over the place.

Notable was a sapsucker that popped up as I was angling for photos of (I believe) a hummingbird. Three thrushes, nine warblers, two birds posing with nesting materials in their beaks (catbird and robin). One of the thrushes was a Prairie Warbler.

No first-of-years, but dog and I didn’t mind.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:05 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Ovenbird**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler* (v)
5. American Crow*
6. Northern Parula (v)
7. Northern Cardinal (v)
8. Gray Catbird
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
11. Veery (v)
12. American Goldfinch*
13. American Redstart (v)
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
16. Black-and-white Warbler
17. Common Yellowthroat (v)
18. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
19. Blue Jay
20. Hermit Thrush
21. Tufted Titmouse**
22. Song Sparrow*
23. Yellow Warbler (v)
24. Common Raven
25. Field Sparrow
26. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
27. Prairie Warbler
28. Tree Swallow
29. American Robin
30. Savannah Sparrow
31. Nashville Warbler
32. Wood Thrush (v)
33. Eastern Bluebird


34. Pine Warbler
35. Herring Gull
36. Purple Finch
37. Canada Goose
38. Mallard

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



Thursday, May 19th, 2022
Alder Flycatcher (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 May 2022.
Alder Flycatcher (first of year).

Had three more first-of-year birds this morning, much to my surprise and delight. Just about every hike with dog has been a delightful surprise since our return, in fact. This morning’s brought first Veery, Great Crested Flycatcher, and Alder Flycatcher of 2022.

Veery (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 May 2022.
Veery (first of year).

A nice hike otherwise, too—chilly, but not too chilly, overcast but not too overcast. Also interesting were the four Wood Ducks that showed up in the green grassy lawn next door.

Rained this eve. Supposed to get warmer this upcoming weekend.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:12 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Eastern Phoebe*
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Ovenbird**
4. Red-eyed Vireo**
5. Common Yellowthroat (v)
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Northern Parula (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Veery†
10. Great Crested Flycatcher† (v)
11. Black-throated Green Warbler* (v)
12. Black-capped Chickadee*
13. Northern Cardinal (v)
14. Eastern Wood-pewee
15. Gray Catbird
16. Black-and-white Warbler
17. American Redstart (v)
18. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
19. Eastern Towhee
20. Wood Thrush (v)
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Yellow Warbler (v)
23. Alder Flycatcher†
24. Song Sparrow** (v)
25. Tree Swallow
26. Tufted Titmouse (v)
27. Hermit Thrush (v)
28. Common Raven


29. Mallard
30. Wood Duck
31. Pine Warbler (v)
32. Herring Gull

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



Sunday, May 15th, 2022
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 May 2022.
Common Yellowthroat.

Cooled off a lot overnight, and dawn revealed a foggy landscape. Drippy trees, but only a little drizzle during my hike with my favorite dog of all time.

Nearly thirty species despite the lowery weather. No new migrants, but Wood Thrush and Scarlet Tanager again. (Two of the former, in fact.) Saw no one else on the damp hill until we’d almost finished our hike, when we met a little batch of kids being led in the drizzle by (what appeared to be) two dads.

(Start ’em young, young parents. Get those kiddos out in the woods.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:25 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Pine Warbler** (v)
5. Eastern Phoebe*
6. Northern Parula
7. Blue Jay
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. Black-and-white Warbler
10. American Crow* (v)
11. American Robin
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
14. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
15. Northern Flicker (v)
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Common Yellowthroat
18. Song Sparrow**
19. Yellow Warbler (v)
20. Wild Turkey
21. Tree Swallow
22. White-throated Sparrow (v)
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. Hermit Thrush (v)
25. Chipping Sparrow (v)
26. Yellow-rumped Warbler
27. Mourning Dove
28. Wood Thrush (v)
29. Scarlet Tanager (v)


30. Mallard

(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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