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Posts Tagged ‘pine warbler’

Early Hike

Sunday, July 24th, 2022
Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 July 2022.
Yellow Warbler.

Considering this balmy, droughty stretch of days, I figured it might be nice to take Jack up the hill earlier than usual. After all, the sun rises about 5:15 here at this time of year.

It was a very good hike—warm, but less so than on recent days. Quieter to to start, but ending with a nice batch of bird species—highlight being the very vocal loon that flew over our heads near the summit.

It was a blueberry pick day at Beech Hill. We did our hike and were headed down before the pick began. A warm one, a dry one, but a darn good one.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:27 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Blue Jay (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. American Crow*
6. Veery (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee**
8. Eastern Wood-pewee
9. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. Brown Creeper (v)
11. Northern Flicker (v)
12. Tufted Titmouse (v)
13. Hermit Thrush
14. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
15. Pine Warbler (v)
16. Downy Woodpecker
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Common Yellowthroat
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Song Sparrow
22. Yellow Warbler
23. House Wren (v)
24. Purple Finch (v)
25. Herring Gull*
26. Savannah Sparrow (v)
27. Chipping Sparrow
28. Common Loon
29. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
30. American Robin
31. Gray Catbird
32. Chestnut-sided Warbler


33. Mourning Dove
34. Northern Cardinal (v)


Gray Squirrel

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



Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
Red-eyed Vireo in the canopy, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 July 2022.
Red-eyed Vireo in the canopy.

Buncha birds this morning. Warm, muggy, quiet at first—but once we got up through the woods and emerged into the hazy sun, things got interesting.

In all, I listed 35 species and had a couple nice photos.

Notable: Broad-winged Hawk, Pine Warbler, and thirty three other spp. On account of this anthropogenic heat wave going on, on the other hand, just laying low in the shade is liable to wear you out, whether bird or dog or human.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:37 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse
4. Wood Thrush (v)
5. Downy Woodpecker
6. Common Yellowthroat**
7. Eastern Towhee
8. American Crow*
9. American Goldfinch
10. Brown Creeper (v)
11. Hairy Woodpecker
12. Black-capped Chickadee**
13. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
14. American Robin
15. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
16. Ovenbird (v)
17. Pine Warbler (v)
18. Veery (v)
19. Hermit Thrush (v)
20. Gray Catbird
21. Chestnut-sided Warbler
22. Cedar Waxwing
23. Alder Flycatcher (v)
24. Field Sparrow (v)
25. Yellow Warbler (v)
26. Savannah Sparrow
27. Common Raven
28. Tree Swallow
29. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
30. Eastern Bluebird (v)
31. Song Sparrow**
32. Blue Jay (v)
33. Chipping Sparrow
34. Herring Gull*
35. Broad-winged Hawk (v)


36. Rock Pigeon
37. Northern Cardinal (v)
38. Eastern Phoebe

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


Sparrow and Lily

Friday, July 1st, 2022
Savannah Sparrow (with fledgling food), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 July 2022.
Savannah Sparrow (with fledgling food).

Overcast to start, but soon the sun came out, and the temperature began to rise. Still rather quiet along the wooded trails to start—but things picked up. Had a three or four nice conversations with fellow hikers.

Wood Lily, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 July 2022.
Wood Lily (first of year).

Ripe blueberries yesterday, and a first-of-year Wood Lily today. Both three or four weeks early.

The Wood Thrush persists, but I can’t lay eyes on it. Fewer species all told than on recent excursions—but a few nice ones, too.

Most memorable was a photo of a Savannah Sparrow with a big beak full of fledgling food.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:28 a.m., I hiked most trails.

`1. Veery (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. Ovenbird
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. Wood Thrush (v)
7. Northern Cardinal (v)
8. Tufted Titmouse
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
10. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
11. Common Yellowthroat**
12. Gray Catbird
13. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
14. Eastern Towhee
15. American Crow
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
18. Chipping Sparrow
19. Song Sparrow
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. American Robin
23. Eastern Phoebe
24. Savannah Sparrow
25. Prairie Warbler (v)
26. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
27. Turkey Vulture
28. Herring Gull


29. Pine Warbler (v)
30. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

(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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