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Return from the Island

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Raven on a rock, Monhegan Boat Line, 28 September 2022.
Raven on a rock.

Monhegan–to–Port Clyde List

1. Herring Gull
2. White-throated Sparrow
3. American Crow
4. Northern Flicker
5. Blue Jay
6. Red-breasted Nuthatch
7. European Starling
8. Double-crested Cormorant
9. Great Black-backed Gull
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. Carolina Wren
12. Gray Catbird
13. American Robin
14. Northern Cardinal
15. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
16. Black-capped Chickadee
17. Golden-crowned Kinglet
18. Sharp-shinned Hawk
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Downy Woodpecker
21. Brown Thrasher
22. Song Sparrow
23. Red-headed Woodpecker
24. Common Yellowthroat
25. Mallard
26. Purple Finch
27. Peregrine Falcon
28. Merlin
29. Belted Kingfisher
30. Northern Harrier
31. Common Grackle
32. Mourning Dove
33. Ring-necked Pheasant
34. Ring-billed Gull
35. Common Loon

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Magnolia Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 24 September 2014.

Magnolia Warbler.

Philadelphia Vireo, Monhegan Island, Maine, 24 September 2014.

Philadelphia Vireo.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Monhegan Island, Maine, 24 September 2014.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Monhegan Island, Maine, 24 September 2014.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Big news today was the Yellow-headed Blackbird that showed up on the island. Big news for all the birders who saw (and didn’t) see it—especially, perhaps, my own self, since it was a lifer for me. However, back at the Trailing Yew later, as I popped into my room to change from shorts to jeans, the bird showed up all sunlit and photogenic on the tip of a spruce overlooking the yard. Dang it.

Monhegan List
Tally of species from my fourth day on the island.

1. Herring Gull
2. Merlin
3. Northern Flicker
4. Blue Jay
5. European Starling
6. American Goldfinch
7. Pine Siskin
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Eastern Wood-pewee
10. Eastern Phoebe
11. Unidentified empid
12. American Crow
13. Osprey
14. Peregrine Falcon
15. Sharp-shinned Hawk
16. Common Raven
17. Rusty Blackbird
18. Red-headed Woodpecker
19. Yellow-headed Blackbird
20. Northern Harrier
21. Red-eyed Vireo
22. Song Sparrow
23. Lincoln’s Sparrow
24. Chipping Sparrow
25. Baltimore Oriole
26. Yellow-rumped Warbler
27. Blackpoll Warbler
28. Palm Warbler
29. Northern Parula
30. Common Yellowthroat
31. Philadelphia Vireo
32. Magnolia Warbler
33. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
34. Belted Kingfisher
35. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

…and more I’m forgetting.

Clay-colored Sparrow

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Clay-colored Sparrow, Monhegan Island, Maine, 23 September 2014.

Clay-colored Sparrow.

Greater Yellowlegs, Monhegan Island, Maine, 23 September 2014.

Greater Yellowlegs.


Yellow-rumped Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 23 September 2014.

Yellow-rumped warbler.

With so much going on out here, it’s hard to make time for thrilling blog entries. So for the next few days, I’ll just try for a partial species list and post a few semi-decent photos. And maybe mention a few highlights—like the Clay-Colored Sparrow that wowed us by fluttering back and forth along the trail, munching on Queen Anne’s Lace.

Monhegan List
Tally of species from my third day on the island.

1. Herring Gull
2. American Crow
3. Blue Jay
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Song Sparrow
6. Merlin
7. Baltimore Oriole
8. European Starling
9. Great Black-backed Gull
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Red-eyed Vireo
13. Black-and-white Warbler
14. Mallard
15. Greater Yellowlegs
16. Sharp-shinned Hawk
17. Peregrine Falcon
18. Northern Flicker
19. Blackpoll Warbler
20. Red-winged Blackbird
21. Lark Sparrow
22. Clay-colored Sparrow
23. White-throated Sparrow
24. Red-headed Woodpecker
25. Eastern Phoebe…

…and more birds I’m forgetting.

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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