26 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Chippies Everywhere

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 July 2019.
Chipping Sparrow.

Each year is different. This one’s had way more mosquitos than usual—and also Chipping Sparrows. Don’t know how come the species has been reproducing like crazy, but these days it seems like every conifer you wander past has got some serious chatter of adult and fledglings.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Song Sparrow**
5. American Robin
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Common Yellowthroat**
9. Alder Flycatcher
10. Yellow Warbler (v)
11. Chimney Swift
12. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
13. Eastern Bluebird (v)
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Hermit Thrush (v)
16. Veery (v)
17. Chipping Sparrow*
18. Cedar Waxwing
19. American Goldfinch** (v)
20. American Crow*
21. Eastern Phoebe*
22. Gray Catbird*
23. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
24. Blue Jay (v)
25. Black-capped Chickadee (v)


26. Herring Gull
27. Mourning Dove
28. Rock Pigeon

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

Apple Blossoms

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Cedar Waxwings eating apple blossom petals, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 June 2019.
Cedar Waxwings eating apple blossom petals.

It’s apple blossom season. That usually means a flock or two of waxwings showing up randomly—as they did in the early overcast, post-showers time of this day.

Waxwings love apple blossom petals.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Ovenbird** (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
3. Common Yellowthroat**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Chestnut-sided Warbler
6. American Redstart
7. Veery (v)
8. Hairy Woodpecker
9. American Goldfinch
10. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
11. Gray Catbird*
12. Tufted Titmouse (v)
13. Hermit Thrush (v)
14. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
15. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
16. Nashville Warbler (v)
17. Eastern Wood-pewee
18. Least Flycatcher (v)
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
21. Eastern Towhee
22. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (wingbeats)
23. Field Sparrow
24. Song Sparrow
25. Tree Swallow
26. Eastern Phoebe*
27. American Crow*
28. Eastern Kingbird
29. Chipping Sparrow
30. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
31. Cedar Waxwing
32. Yellow Warbler
33. American Robin (v)
34. Downy Woodpecked
35. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
36. Northern Cardinal** (v)


37. House Finch (v)
38. Herring Gull
39. Great Blue Heron
40. Mourning Dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voiceo nly elsewhere

Birding in Fog

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Bluebird in the fog, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 June 2019.a
Bluebird in the fog.

I didn’t expect a lot of bird activity in the thick, cool fog of this morning. Yet again, I was pleasantly surprised.

No first-of-year birds, but a wide selection—among them a few that actually posed for photo.

Plus, you can kind of sneak up on ’em in the fog.

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

1. Ovenbird**
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. American Redstart
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Gray Catbird
6. Northern Cardinal** (v)
7. Hairy Woodpecker
8. Northern Parula (v)
9. Eastern Towhee
10. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
11. Veery
12. Least Flycatcher
13. Great Crested Flycatcher
14. Black-capped Chickadee
15. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
16. Herring Gull*
17. American Crow*
18. Hermit Thrush (v)
19. Tufted Titmouse (v)
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Scarlet Tanager (v)
22. Song Sparrow (v)
23. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
24. Field Sparrow (v)
25. Alder Flycatcher
26. Yellow Warbler
27. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
28. Eastern Wood-pewee
29. Eastern Phoebe*
30. Eastern Bluebird
31. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
32. Blue Jay (v)
33. Nashville Warbler (v)
34. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
35. Purple Finch (v)
36. Tree Swallow
37. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
38. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
39. American Goldfinch (v)


40. American Robin

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

Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson

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