14 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Solitary Morning

Sunday, July 28th, 2019
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 July 2019
Song Sparrow.

Cool, breezy, sunny, birdy. What a lovely morning—complete with familiar voices. Birds were all over the place (young and old), so I wasn’t hurting for photographs.

We had ourselves the run of the hill this morning, oddly. Where were all the early Sunday morning hikers I’m accustomed to seeing? It was weird.

But that left more birds to pay attention to. A couple of minor oddities: Red-winged Blackbird in flight, and the voice of a (migrating?) Ruby-crowned kinglet. Many, many juveniles.

Dewy blueberries, too.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. American Robin*
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. Eastern Towhee
6. Chipping Sparrow*
7. Song Sparrow**
8. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
9. Ovenbird (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Alder Flycatcher (v)
12. Yellow Warbler (v)
13. Cedar Waxwing
13. Field Sparrow (v)
14. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
15. Mourning Dove* (v)
16. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
17. Northern Flicker (v)
18. Savannah Sparrow (v)
19. Herring Gull*
20. Common Raven (v)
21. American Goldfinch**
22. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
23. Hermit Thrush (v)
24. Purple Finch (v)
25. Gray Catbird**
26. Northern Cardinal** (c)
27. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

28. European Starling
29. Rock Pigeon
30. Osprey

v = Voice only
*Also elsehwere
**VOice only elsewhere

Juvie Bluebirds

Friday, July 26th, 2019
Juvie bluebirds, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine.
Juvie bluebirds.

A cool, cloudless morning. Dog and I arrived at the hill in time to hear the sounds of early bird species awakening—and, later, the music of later sleepers. A couple of oddballs (including a Song Sparrow that began its tune with two clear, ringing notes of differing pitches.

My favorite of the day, though, were the juvie bluebirds.

Beech Hill List
Beinning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Song Sparrow
8. American Goldfinch
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Common Yellowthroat
11. Gray Catbird*
12. Eastern Phoebe*
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Ovenbird (v)
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. Mourning Dove* (v)
17. Purple Finch (v)
18. Tufted Titmouse**
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Eastern Bluebird
21. Blue Jay (v)
22. Chipping Sparrow*
23. Common Raven (v)
24. Yellow Warbler (v)
25. Northern Cardinal (v)

Elsewhere

26. Herring Gull*
27. Rock Pigeon
28. Osprey
29. Broad-winged Hawk

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Heat Wave

Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Field Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 July 2019.
Field Sparrow.

Got to the hill early, considering today was forecast to be perhaps the hottest day of the year. In the 70s (F) already by the time we began our hike, dog and me. Wildflowers, blueberries, dragonflies.

Plenty of birds were also about, along with a few humans. And lots and lots of monarchs. Humid. Steamy. Luscious.

Sure enough turned into a scorcher, with a high in the 90s in afternoon. Kind of dug it, actually

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
3. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. American Robin* (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
7. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Song Sparrow**
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Wild Turkey*
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Ovenbird (v)
15. Barn Swallow
16. Alder Flycatcher (v)
17. American Crow*
18. Field Sparrow
19. Veery (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. Yellow Warbler
24. Cedar Waxwing (v)
25. Tufted Titmouse (v)
26. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
27. Chipping Sparrow (v)

Elsewhere

28. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 
Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson



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