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Posts Tagged ‘rose-breasted grosbeak’


Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 July 2019.
Chipping Sparrow.

A cool and breezy morning. Ahhh. Still mosquitos, ticks, and flies about, but oh, well. Totally worth it.

The usual suspects, along with a couple less common birds. One of the grosbeak families has fledged its young, so that’s happening. No other humans on the hill this lush Sunday morning.

Occurred to me (again) that there are at least twice as many birds around here as there were a mere three months ago. Sure, most of ’em will be gone by winter—but still.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. American Robin* (v)
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. Mourning Dove* (v)
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
9. Downy Woodpecker
10. American Goldfinch (v)
11. Song Sparrow*
12. Chipping Sparrow
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat
15. American Crow*
16. Alder Flycatcher*
17. Gray Catbird*
18. Field Sparrow*
19. Savannah Sparrow
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Eastern Bluebird (v)
22. Yellow Warbler*
24. Rose-breasted grosbeak
25.White-breasted Nuthatch
26. Northern Cardinal


27. Pileated Woodpecker
27. Herring Gull
28. Rock Pigeon
29. House Sparrow
30. Red-winged Blackbird (v)


23. Herring Gull

Heat Wave

Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Field Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 July 2019.
Field Sparrow.

Got to the hill early, considering today was forecast to be perhaps the hottest day of the year. In the 70s (F) already by the time we began our hike, dog and me. Wildflowers, blueberries, dragonflies.

Plenty of birds were also about, along with a few humans. And lots and lots of monarchs. Humid. Steamy. Luscious.

Sure enough turned into a scorcher, with a high in the 90s in afternoon. Kind of dug it, actually

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
3. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. American Robin* (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
7. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Song Sparrow**
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Wild Turkey*
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Ovenbird (v)
15. Barn Swallow
16. Alder Flycatcher (v)
17. American Crow*
18. Field Sparrow
19. Veery (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. Yellow Warbler
24. Cedar Waxwing (v)
25. Tufted Titmouse (v)
26. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
27. Chipping Sparrow (v)


28. Herring Gull

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


Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Up early. Lots of cool birds—including a wayward immature Yellow-rumped Warbler. Otherwise, we’ve got a hill full of baby birds, their little voices piercing the stillness.

Began coolish but soon got downrigh warm. Local outsided temperatures—even tonight— are in the upper-80s.

Pleased with how things are going.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. American Robin (v)
7. Song Sparrow** (v)
8. Ovenbird (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. Tree Swallow
11. American Crow*
12. Eastern Towhee*
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Gray Catbird
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. Yellow-rumped Warbler
17. Northern Cardinal** (v)
18. Field Sparrow
19. Mourning Dove*
20. Veery (v)
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
23. Northern Flicker
24. Cedar Waxwing (v)
25. Yellow Warbler (v)
26. Chipping Sparrow* (v)


27. Wild Turkey
28. Turkey Vulture
29. Rock Pigeon

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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