26 May 2022

Posts Tagged ‘ruby-crowned kinglet’

Wind in the Trees

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2022.
Hermit Thrush.

When Jack and I hit the trail, a lusty west wind was blowing the sweet smells of spring up and over the hill. Mid-May—the calendar days when the season explodes in ferns and flowers and greenery. And the birds do sing.

Another birdy one (including a crow haranguing a raven and first-of-year Red-eyed Vireo). The wind carrying birdsong all over the place. The birds themselves didn’t perch very high on the windy side, but still they sang. And on the leafy east side, the enchanting strains of a Hermit Thrush pervaded the understory.

Oh, and also: a loon flew over at one point, calling.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:57 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
2. Ovenbird**
3. Black-throated Green Warbler**
4. Common Yellowthroat (v)
5. American Robin
6. Blue Jay
7. American Crow*
8. Black-capped Chickadee*
9. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
10. Northern Parula
11. Northern Cardinal** (v)
12. Gray Catbird
13. Black-and-white Warbler**
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Tufted Titmouse (v)
16. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (v)
17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Song Sparrow**
20. Field Sparrow (v)
21. White-throated Sparrow (v)
22. Chipping Sparrow**
23. Tree Swallow
24. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
25. Common Loon
26. Common Raven
27. Nashville Warbler (v)
28. Hermit Thrush
29. Red-eyed Vireo†
30. Blue-headed Vireo


30. Mallard
31. European Starling
32. Herring Gull

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



Sunday, May 8th, 2022
Black-throated Green Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 08 May 2022.
Black-throated Green Warbler.

Yet another excellent hike at Beech Hill. And that’s an understatement. Captain Jack and I are absolutely, truly diggin’ our return to this old familiar hill.

Another first-of-year wood-warbler today (Chestnut-sided Warbler), and I got a few photos (best maybe being Black-throated Green Warbler), and it’s fun to realize that less than half of nesting warbler species have yet returned.

More tomorrow?

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:32 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-and-white Warbler
2. American Goldfinch
3. American Crow*
4. Ovenbird
5. Downy Woodpecker**
6. Black-capped Chickadee**
7. Eastern Towhee
8. White-breasted Nuthatch
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Song Sparrow**
11. Gray Catbird (v)
12. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
13. Broad-winged Hawk
14. Yellow-rumped Warbler
15. White-throated Sparrow
16. Tree Swallow
17. American Robin
18. Chestnut-sided Warbler†
19. Savannah Sparrow (v)
20. Chipping Sparrow**
21. Northern Cardinal
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Herring Gull*
24. Blue Jay* (v)
25. Turkey Vulture
26. Eastern Bluebird
27. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
28. Black-throated Green Warbler
29. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
30. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
31. Brown Creeper
32. Northern Parula

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



Saturday, May 7th, 2022

A random Ovenbird posed for me this nippy, breeze, mostly sunny morning. Although I’ve heard them a few times in recent days, this was the first I’ve seen.

More fun expected tonorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:13 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Flicker (v)
2. American Goldfinch
3. American Crow*
4. Black-and-white Warbler
5. Blue Jay (v)
6. Ovenbird
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Black-capped Chickadee**
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Black-throated-green Warbler (v)
11. White-throated Sparrow
12. Gray Catbird (v)
13. Yellow-rumped Warbler
14. Song Sparrow
15. Tree Swallow
16. Downy Woodpecker
17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
18. Eastern Phoebe
19. Savannah Sparrow (v)
20. American Robin
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Herring Gull*
24. Blue-headed Vireo
25. White-breasted Nuthatch
26. Turkey Vulture
27. Hermit Thrush
28. Northern Cardinal* (v)


29. Chipping Sparrow
30. Mallard


White-tailed Deer

(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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