30 November 2022

Posts Tagged ‘ruby-crowned kinglet’


Thursday, October 27th, 2022
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 October 2022.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

The sun shone this morning. Fog and rain and clouds had dispersed—well, most of ’em—and the brightness of our star rendered the landscape bright and colorful and squint-worthy. Birds were about, too—but, oddly, fewer sparrows. (Perhaps the recent socked-in days brought them down to browse for food.)

Two hawks, two corvids, two finches, two thrushes, two woodpeckers. A kinglet, a creeper, still quite a few yellow-rumps.

Most notable, perhaps, were the bluebirds fluttering around the spruce grove at the summit. Those, and the kinglets. And the promise of more birds to come.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:05 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow
2. Yellow-rumped Warbler
3. Blue Jay
4. Hairy Woodpecker
5. American Robin
6. Hermit Thrush
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. American Goldfinch
9. Eastern Bluebird
10. Northern Flicker
11. White-throated Sparrow
12. Purple Finch
13. Song Sparrow
14. Herring Gull
15. Sharp-shinned Hawk
16. Cooper’s Hawk
17. Brown Creeper
18. Ruby-crowned Kinglet


19. Northern Cardinal

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


Fog & Sparrows

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022
Swamp Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 October 2022.
Swamp Sparrow.

Thicker fog this morning than yesterday. Rained overnight but let up at dawn, as forecast, just in time for a nice damp hike for dog and me. Didn’t expect a lot of bird action—certainly no decent photos in such dim light—but was surprised to find both.

Mostly photos of sparrows: Savannah, song, white-crowned, white-throated, swamp—and a passel of juncos. Sparrows lining the trail in the grass and in small trees, leading us up and down the hill.

I shall fondly remember this fine, wet day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:24 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow*
2. White-throated Sparrow
3. American Robin
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Song Sparrow
6. Northern Flicker
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
9. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
10. Brown Creeper (v)
11. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
12. Savannah Sparrow
13. Swamp Sparrow
14. White-crowned Sparrow
15. Wild Turkey*


16. Herring Gull

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


Muggy Morn

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Rained a bit more overnight, but only fog dimmed the rising dawn. Wetness all about (which I appreciate), and a few birds along the roadsides.

Hiked the hill with my old pal Scott, engaged in conversation. Still spied quite a few birds, despite the fog and dimness. Sparrows, mostly, but also a kinglet, nuthatches, and a random gull flyby. Still yellow-rumps about, too. A mere thirty or so this morning.

Supposed to rain tomorrow. We shall see.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:01 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow**
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4. White-throated Sparrow
5. Song Sparrow
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. White-crowned Sparrow
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. Herring Gull
10. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
11. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
12. Tufted Titmouse (v)
13. Hairy Woodpecker


14. Northern Cardinal (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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