2 December 2022

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Misty

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 September 2022.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

A foggy morning down here near sea level. Up on the hill, the blankets of mist lay below us, making the inland hills look like islands—a pretty amazing-looking landscape.

Birds were out and about, too. Ganging up (flickers), moving about (yellow-rumps, waxwings, crows), lurking (towhees, catbirds), vocalizing (nuthatches, chickadees, woodpeckers, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak). The equinox is near.

As is fall migration.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:49 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Wild Turkey
2. Red-breasted Nuthatch
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. American Crow*
5. Eastern Towhee
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Common Yellowthroat
8. Gray Catbird
9. Field Sparrow
10. Cedar Waxwing
11. Northern Flicker
12. Song Sparrow**
13. Blue Jay (v)
14. American Goldfinch (v)
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
17. American Robin (v)
18. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
19. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

20. Mourning Dove
21. Northern Cardinal (v)

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

Sparrow

Sunday, September 4th, 2022
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 04 September 2022.
Savannah Sparrow.

Another in a string of fair, cool mornings. When much of the rest of the country is suffering through heat waves and droughts and fires and flooding, dog and I are particularly lucky in these challenging days.

Plus, I had thirty bird species on my list today. Notable: a gull in the woods (?), first Hermit Thrush in a while, first Veery in a while, first Ovenbird in a while, first Savannah Sparrow in a while. The latter, in particular rather thrilled me.

What a lovely morning. To be followed by a day of rain—or so they say.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:40 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. American Crow
3. Red-eyed Vireo
4. Red-bellied Woodpecker
5. Ovenbird
6. Herring Gull
7. Brown Creeper
8. Hermit Thrush
9. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. Tufted Titmouse
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Veery
14. Gray Catbird
15. American Goldfinch
16. Hairy Woodpecker
17. Song Sparrow
18. Yellow-rumped Warbler
19. Purple Finch
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Savannah Sparrow
22. Field Sparrow
23. Cedar Waxwing
24. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
25. Yellow Warbler
26. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
27. Eastern Phoebe
28. Blue Jay
29. Least Flycatcher
30. Northern Flicker

Elsewhere

31. Northern Cardinal
32. Carolina Wren

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

Social Life

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
Cedar Waxwings, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 September 2022.
Cedar Waxwings.

This morning was much like yesterday morning: beautiful, cool (but not quite as cool), clear (but not quite as clear), and birdy (actually birdier).

Three woodpecker species, another tail-flicking Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Brown Creepers, another grosbeak, and a whole mess of waxwings. Nuthatches, four wood-warblers—just a real fun excursion.

Also had visits with a couple nice humans and dogs up there. (The hill is where our social life is, dog and me.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:40 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Flicker
2. Downy Woodpecker
3. Hairy Woodpecker
4. Blue Jay
5. American Crow
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. White-breasted Nuthatch
8. Brown Creeper
9. Red-eyed Vireo
10. Red-bellied Woodpecker
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Black-and-white Warbler
13. Eastern Wood-pewee
14. Gray Catbird
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
17. Common Yellowthroat
18. American Goldfinch
19. Tufted Titmouse
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Yellow-rumped Warbler
22. Eastern Phoebe
23. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
24. Song Sparrow
25. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
26. Yellow Warbler
27. Purple Finch

Elsewhere

28. Carolina Wren

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk
Eastern Gray Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

 
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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