30 June 2022

Posts Tagged ‘ruffed grouse’


Monday, May 30th, 2022
Osprey courtship, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 May 2022.
Osprey courtship.

This day—Memorial Day—was a warm one. Quite a few other people and dogs on the trails, soaking up the summerish smells and feels. And conversations.

Also birds. Many birds. Including a pair of Ospreys in a typical Osprey courtship display, involving fish carrying and a lot of screaming.

For being so warm, it was pretty cool.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:51 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird**
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. Eastern Phoebe*
5. Northern Cardinal**
6. Veery (v)
7. Gray Catibrd (v)
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Eastern Wood-pewee
11. American Redstart**
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler
13. Blue Jay
14. Ruffed Grouse (booming)
15. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
16. Common Yellowthroat
17. Alder Flycatcher
18. Eastern Towhee (v)
19. American Crow*
20. Yellow Warbler
21. Herring Gull*
22. Northern Flicker (v)
23. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
24. American Goldfinch
25. American Robin* (v)
26. Tree Swallow
27. Song Sparrow**
28. Field Sparrow
29. Savannah Sparrow (v)
30. Turkey Vulture
31. Prairie Warbler (v)
32. Red-breasted Nuthatch
33. Osprey
34. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
35. Hermit Thrush (v)
36. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)


37. Mallard
38. Wild Turkey


Eastern Chipmunk
Gray Squirrel

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


Grouse, etc.

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Was supposed to rain today, which might be why I ended up sleeping later than I have in a long time. However, beyond a tiny bit of drizzle early, it didn’t rain at all. So dog and I had our usual hike—if a bit later than usual.

Warmish (60s (F)), a bit breezy, and with a good number of species—including a second-of-year booming partridge (a.k.a., Ruffed Grouse).

Thundershowers were possible, even—but nope. And tomorrow’s supposed to be sunny and mild. Works for me.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:04 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo* (v)
2. Ovenbird* (v)
3. Eastern Phoebe*
4. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
5. Common Yellowthroat (v)
6. Song Sparrow
7. Veery (v)
8. Gray Catbird**
9. American Redstart** (v)
10. Eastern Wood-pewee
11. Chestnut-sided Warbler
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. Ruffed Grouse (drumming)
14. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (wing sound)
15. American Goldfinch** (v)
16. American Crow* (v)
17. Field Sparrow (v)
18. Alder Flycatcher
19. Yellow Warbler
20. American Robin
21. Field Sparrow
22. Savannah Sparrow
23. Blue Jay (v)
24. Northern Flicker (v)
25. Tufted Titmouse
26. Turkey Vulture
27. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
28. Broad-winged Hawk
29. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
30. Hermit Thrush (v)
31. Northern Cardinal (v)


32. Mallard
33. Mourning Dove

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


Vireos, etc.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Blue-headed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 May 2022.
Blue-headed Vireo.

Another morning much like yesterday’s—although we hiked earlier, and the temperature was slightly higher, and the fog was quite a bit thicker. (Not as drippy, though.) And my list has the most bird species of any after my return to Maine.

The only first-of-year species was a Winter Wren I heard down along the wooded trail (where I used to hear a few).

But for some reason, this one involved focus on two vireo species: red-eyed and blue-headed. They both sang a lot, both posed for (dim, grainy-ish) photos. And I realized—even thinking back to a couple species in Utah—how much I dig vireos.

Might be a few thundershowers tonight, and then a sunnier day tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:49 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. Ovenbird
5. Northern Parula**
6. Common Yellowthroat
7. Gray Catbird**
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9. Song Sparrow
10. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
11. Eastern Wood-pewee
12. Veery
13. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
14. Northern Cardinal** (v)
15. American Crow* (v)
16. Hairy Woodpecker
17. Black-and-white Warbler
18. Wood Thrush (v)
19. American Redstart* (v)
20. Eastern Bluebird
21. Blue-headed Vireo
22. Winter Wren† (v)
23. Alder Flycatcher (v)
24. Yellow Warbler
25. Eastern Towhee
26. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
27. American Goldfinch** (v)
28. Prairie Warbler (v)
29. Field Sparrow
30. Black-capped Chickadee*
31. Chipping Sparrow**
32. Common Raven (v)
33. American Robin
34. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
35. Eastern Phoebe*
36. Blue Jay (v)
37. Common Loon
38 Nashville Warbler (v)
39. Tree Swallow
40. Ruffed Grouse (booming)


41. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
42. Purple Finch (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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