20 May 2024

Posts Tagged ‘pine warbler’

F-f-fog?

Friday, June 30th, 2023
White-breasted Nuthatch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 June 2023.
White-breasted Nuthatch.

Another foggy morning. How many is that in a row for dog and me? Five? Seven? Eight? And each morning’s atmosphere seems thicker than the last.

However, I’ve managed, somehow, to keep a decent species list all those days. And get a few bird photos. Most noteworthy today was the sound, in the foggy woodland, of a Pine Warbler. Also a pair of nuthatch species for a change. And the Northern Parula’s still hanging around down by the road.

So unhappy about the spread of beech leaf disease on Beech Hill, meanwhile. This blight came on suddenly and things don’t look good. But Nature’s always changing things, so who knows.

More fog tomorrow? Who knows?

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:15 a.m. EST (8:15 DST), I hiked all trails.

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

Elsewhere

34. Mallard
35. Osprey (v)
36. European Starling

Mammals

American Red Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

Waxwings, Etc.

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023
Cedar Waxwings, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 June 203.
Cedar Waxwings.

The morning rain wasn’t supposed to arrive for a couple hours after dog and I would reach main Beech Hill trailhead, so I was happy to be hiking in a mostly overcast day—a day with quite a few birds despite the semi-gloom. Temps were nice (60° F or so), wind was light, the air was fragrant, a little blue in the eastern sky.

Ended up with thirty-one species—including, at the very end, the voice of a loon sailing off toward Chickawaukie Lake.

Afterward, we ate some lunch, then I rode my bicycle up to the Town Office to vote (a long-time tradition). And after that, I made a dump run.

All in all, a mighty fruitful day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:38 a.m. sun time (7:38 DST), I hiked all trails.

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

Elsewhere

31. Wild Turkey
32. Chipping Sparrow
33. Pine Warbler (v)
34. Rock Pigeon

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk
American Red Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

Birds and Gardens

Monday, June 12th, 2023
Eastern Phoebe, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 June 2023.
Eastern Phoebe.

Up the trail early with dog on the mostly overcast morning of a day that would later find me down in a different town under a warm and sunny sky. Still many bird species on the hill, including an invisible Great Crested Flycatcher.

A lovely hike it was, then in afternoon I asked Jack to guard the house and headed with my expert gardener friend down to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for the first time. It was a very cool trip to a very cool place, with very cool botanicals and very cool birds of another feather—a soaring eagle among them.

I’d live this lovely June day over again if I could.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:38 a.m. sun time (7:38 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
2. Ovenbird**
3. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
4. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
6. Blue Jay
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Song Sparrow*
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
10. Veery (v)
11. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. American Goldfinch (v)
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
16. Hermit Thrush (v)
17. Gray Catbird*
18. Common Yellowthroat (v)
19. Pileated Woodpecker (drumming)
20. Field Sparrow (v)
21. Alder Flycatcher
22. Yellow Warbler** (v)
23. Herring Gull*
24. American Redstart (v)
25. Eastern Bluebird
26. Eastern Phoebe
27. Savannah Sparrow
28. Mourning Dove* (v)
29. Turkey Vulture
30. American Robin**
31. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
32. Chipping Sparrow (v)
33. Blue-headed Vireo** (v)
34. American Crow*

Elsewhere

35. Common Grackle
36. House Sparrow
37. Osprey
38. Bald Eagle
39. Laughing Gull
40. Northern Parula (v)
41. Pine Warbler (v)

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk
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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