24 March 2023

Posts Tagged ‘red-eyed vireo’


Friday, September 30th, 2022
Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 September 2022.
Red-eyed Vireo.

I have a feeling I’ve begun a post this way more than once before, but what a difference a day makes. Maybe the chilly air—upper-40s (F) first thing—or a favorable overnight wind direction, but what a bright and birdy morning greeted dog and me as we headed up the wooded trail.

Two kinglet species, four woodpecker species, ever-present yellow-rumps, another Swainson’s Thrush, a random junco.

But the highlight of this hike was our chance encounter—on the upper wooded trail—with a trio of Red-eyed Vireos. They were plucking berries in the yellowish vegetation just feet from the trail, and in the morning light I was convinced they were Philadelphia Vireos, a species I hadn’t seen in years. But an expert bird ID friend saw my photo caption and set me straight.

Ever educational, this birding thing.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:54 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. White-breasted Nuthatch
5. White-throated Sparrow
6. Pileated Woodpecker
7. American Crow*
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Gray Catbird
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. American Robin
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
14. Red-eyed Vireo
15. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
17. Eastern Bluebird (v)
18. Hairy Woodpecker
19. Swainson’s Thrush
20. Purple Finch (v)
21. Savannah Sparrow
22. Song Sparrow
23. Eastern Phoebe
24. Blue Jay (v)
25. Common Yellowthroat
26. Dark-eyed Junco
27. Tufted Titmouse
28. Brown Creeper (v)


29. Northern Cardinal (v)


Eastern Chipmunk

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


Good Birds

Sunday, September 25th, 2022
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 25 September 2022.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. European Starling
3. Mourning Dove
4. Northern Flicker
5. Merlin
6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Canada Goose
10. American Goldfinch
11. American Robin
12. American Black Duck
13. Blue Jay
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Palm Warbler
16. Carolina Wren
17. Sharp-shinned Hawk
18. Common Raven
19. Peregrine Falcon
20. White-throated Sparrow
21. Song Sparrow
22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
23. Golden-crowned Kinglet
24. Black-capped Chickadee
25. Greater Black-backed Gull
26. Red-breasted Nuthatch
27. Northern Harrier
28. Red-eyed Vireo
29. Green-winged Teal
30. Rusty Blackbird
31. Blackpoll Warbler
32. Mallard
33. Belted Kingfirhser
34. Common Grackle
35. Double-crested Cormorant
36. Cedar Waxwing
37. Eastern Phoebe
38. Common Yellowthroat

Back to the Island

Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Cape May Warbler, Monhegan Island, 24 September 2022.
Cape May Warbler.
Black Head (from White Head), Monhegan Island, 24 September 2022.
Black Head (from White Head).

Today I traveled with Captain Jack (who, ironically, hates boats) from Port Clyde, Maine, to Monhegan Island for a few days of birding. Since we’ll be busy wandering and visiting, I’ll just be posting a daily list and a photo or two until our return. It’s been I believe five years, and I missed this place. (Woo-hoo!)

Port Clyde to Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. Broad-winged Hawk
3. Double-crested Cormorant
4. Belted Kingfisher
5. Common Loon
6. Northern Flicker
7. Blue Jay
8. Mallard
9. Red-eyed Vireo
10. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
11. Golden-crowned Kinglet
12. White-throated Sparrow
13. Dark-eyed Junco
14. Yellow Warbler
15. Gray Catbird
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch
17. Ring-necked Pheasant
18. Great Cormorant
19. Merlin
20. Peregrine Falcon
21. Cape May Warbler
22. Yellow-rumped Warbler
23. Blackpoll Warbler
24. Black-throated Green Warbler
25. Dickcissel
26. Song Sparrow
27. American Goldfinch
28. American Robin
29. Mourning Dove
30. Sharp-shinned Hawk

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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