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Posts Tagged ‘ray catbird’

Rain birds

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
Blue Jay, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 September 2015.

Blue Jay.

On this mostly rainy Sunday, I got a lot of desk work done, then hiked a foggy hill with my dog. The trees were drippy, and little birds were flitting around all over the place. Spotted three warbler species (Black-and-white, Northern Parula, and Chestnut-sided).

Also, after weeks of wearing shorts and sandals, I ended up in jeans and a sweatshirt today. Not sure it ever got to sixty (F).

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Blue Jay**
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Eastern Towhee
4. Black-and-white Warbler
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Gray Catbird
7. Tufted Titmouse
8. Red-eyed Vireo
9. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
10. American Crow* (v)
11. Northern Parula
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler
13. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)

Elsewhere

14. Herring Gull

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

Sweet and warm

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Young Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 August 2015.

Young Savannah Sparrow.

Sunny, steamy—but still no rain. A productive day, a nice late-afternoon hike up the sweet, humid, warm hill.

American Lady, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 August 2015.

American Lady.

Birds about included sparrows (four species) and a group of panting crows. American Lady butterflies chasing each other around the west side of Beech Nut at the summit, as they do every year about this time. Ripening berries of all kinds.

Deep summer, sweet and warm.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Song Sparrow
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. American Goldfinch** (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Field Sparrow
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Common Raven (v)
8. Savannah Sparrow
9. Gray Catbird (v)
10. Blue Jay (v)

Elsewhere

11. Northern Cardinal
12. Herring Gull
13. Mourning Dove

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

 

Hazy overcast

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 July 2015.

Song Sparrow.

The day started sunny but developed a hazy overcast. Had an early disappointment which left me despondent for a while, but I got over it. And Jack and I had a good late hike.

Bee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 July 2015.

Bee.

Might get some thundershowers tonight.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Cedar Waxwing
2. Eastern Towhee
3. American Goldfinch
4. Song Sparrow
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Alder Flycatcher
7. Northern Bobwhite
8. American Crow
9. Savannah Sparrow
10. Gray Catbird
11. American Robin
12. Common Raven
13. Red-eyed Vireo
14. Northern Flicker
15. Veery

Elsewhere

16. Herring Gull
17. House Finch
18. Mourning Dove
19. Double-crested Cormorant
20. 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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