30 June 2022

Posts Tagged ‘red-winged blackbird’

A Summer Morn

Sunday, June 26th, 2022
Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2022.
Red-eyed Vireo.

Dog and I got to the trailhead a bit later than yesterday, but still we were the first in the parking lot. Not as warm as yesterday, not quite as cloudless, not quite so many mosquitos—but every bit as lovely, interesting, miraculous.

Snowshoe Hare, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2022.
Snowshoe Hare.

Encountered thirty-three bird species and a Snowshoe Hare (with tick-infested ears, poor critter). Among the birds were a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds in overflight (not ID’d until after I viewed my photos later). Also a papa bluebird and mama Pileated Woodpecker, respectively with fledglings.

And for the first time in a long while, a Red-eyed Vireo posed for me.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:51 a.m., I hiked all trails.

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


34. Herring Gull
35. European Starling
36. House Sparrow


Eastern Chipmunk
Snowshoe Hare

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


A Lovely Morn

Sunday, June 5th, 2022
Great Crested Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 June 2022.
Great Crested Flycatcher.

It was a lovely early morning hike with Jack-my-dog. We got up the hill early, under mostly sunny skies with a breeze that sent droplets down from new leaves damp with overnight rain. A raven greeted us at the trail head with loud, liquid croaking, and a nice variety of other birds appeared.

Had conversations with a few other early Sunday hikers, all of us digging the weather, the clean air, the views. If all days could be like this particular June day, I don’t think many would mind.

Rain forecast for late in the coming week, but tomorrow should be another fine one.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird**
3. Common Raven
4. Eastern Phoebe*
5. American Robin* (v)
6. Song Sparrow**
7. Common Yellowthroat**
8. Northern Cardinal (v)
9. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
10. Veery
11. American Goldfinch**
12. American Crow*
13. American Redstart** (v)
14. Chestnut-sided Warbler
15. Black-capped Chickadee
16. Gray Catbird**
17. Alder Flycatcher (v)
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Tufted Titmouse (v)
20. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
21. Black-and-white Warbler
22. Yellow Warbler
23. Red-breasted Nuthatch
24. Field Sparrow (v)
25. Herring Gull*
26. Prairie Warbler
27. Turkey Vulture
28. House Wren
29. Great Crested Flycatcher
30. Least Flycatcher (v)
31. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
32. Purple Finch (v)
33. Tree Swallow
34. Hermit Thrush (v)
35. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)


36. Mallard
37. Wild Turkey

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


Warbler Song

Friday, May 27th, 2022
American Redstart, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 May 2022.
American Redstart.

A warm-enough-for-t-shirt morning. Windy, too, which seemed to temper the bird activity just a tad. Still, I encountered plenty—many of ’em singing warblers.

I just love the way they toss their heads way back and let fly. It seems like the prototypical way animals project their voices into the air— wolves, humans, Ovenbirds, redstarts, black-throated greens, yellowthroats, black-and-whites, chestnut-sideds, yellows, prairies…

Can’t seem to get enough warbler song.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:04 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird**
3. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
4. Veery (v)
5. American Goldfinch** (v)
6. Common Yellowthroat
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Eastern Wood-pewee
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Alder Flycatcher
12. Black-and-white Warbler
13. American Redstart**
14. Gray Catbird*
15. Common Raven (v)
16. Song Sparrow
17. Yellow Warbler (v)
18. Chipping Sparrow
19. Herring Gull
20. Osprey
21. Turkey Vulture
22. Northern Cardinal (v)
23. Prairie Warbler
24. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
25. American Crow
26. Tufted Titmouse (v)
27. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
28. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
29. American Robin


30. Mallard
31. Red-winged Blackbird (v)

Gray Squirrel

(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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