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No Dull Moment

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Eastern Towhee (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 July 2019.
Eastern Towhee (female).
Blooming milkweed, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 July 2019.
Blooming milkweed.

In fast, efficient summer, new things happen every day. Today, most conspicuous (to me), was the blooming of the milkweed. A week ago, the only milkweed I saw were very young plants, but now they’re full grown, everywhere, and blooming.

Also, more birds are moving around—and others have disappeared. No Tree Swallows for several days now. No chippies in the spruce grove. Yellowthroats frantically feeding. And catbirds. And towhees. And Yellow Warblers.

Day lilies popping up all over the place. And a new dragonfly every day, seems like.

Never a dull moment at this time of year.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

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


26. Herring Gull
27. Wild Turkey
28. Blue Jay (v)
29. Double-crested Cormorant
30. Red-winged Blackbird (v)

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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