30 November 2022

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Good Birds

Sunday, September 25th, 2022
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 25 September 2022.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. European Starling
3. Mourning Dove
4. Northern Flicker
5. Merlin
6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Canada Goose
10. American Goldfinch
11. American Robin
12. American Black Duck
13. Blue Jay
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Palm Warbler
16. Carolina Wren
17. Sharp-shinned Hawk
18. Common Raven
19. Peregrine Falcon
20. White-throated Sparrow
21. Song Sparrow
22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
23. Golden-crowned Kinglet
24. Black-capped Chickadee
25. Greater Black-backed Gull
26. Red-breasted Nuthatch
27. Northern Harrier
28. Red-eyed Vireo
29. Green-winged Teal
30. Rusty Blackbird
31. Blackpoll Warbler
32. Mallard
33. Belted Kingfirhser
34. Common Grackle
35. Double-crested Cormorant
36. Cedar Waxwing
37. Eastern Phoebe
38. Common Yellowthroat

Blackbird

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Yellow-headed Blackbird, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2014.

Yellow-headed Blackbird.

Least Flycatcher, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2014.

Least Flycatcher.

Palm Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2014.

Palm Warbler.

The blackbird hangs around. I got a couple half-way decent photos. Also a Least Flycatcher and a Palm Warbler. (Many palms today.) Hated to have to leave—the snake I saw swimming across the Ice Pond kind of made up for the bittersweet return trip inshore.

Monhegan List
Tally of species from my last day on the island.

1. Herring Gull
2. American Crow
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Blue Jay
5. European Starling
6. Northern Flicker
7. Merlin
8. American Goldfinch
9. Pine Siskin
10. Carolina Wren
11. Song Sparrow
12. Red-eyed Vireo
13. Great Black-backed Gull
14. Double-crested Cormorant
15. Peregrine Falcon
16. Osprey
17. Cape May Warbler
18. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
19. Yellow-headed Blackbird
20. Rusty Blackbird
21. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
22. Lark Sparrow
23. White-throated Sparrow
24. Black-throated Green Warbler
25. Dickcissel
26. Mallard
27. Wood Duck
28. Belted Kingfisher
29. Great Blue Heron
30. American Redstart
31. Golden-crowned Kinglet
32. Palm Warbler
33. Least Flycatcher
34. White-crowned Sparrow

…and more I can’t remember.

Swimming snake, the Ice Pond, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2014.

Swimming snake (crossing the Ice Pond).

Many peregrines

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Peregrine Falcons, Monhegan Island, Maine, 26 September 2014.

Peregrine Falcons.

One warm, sunny day five years ago, during my first visit to Monhegan for fall migration, as I was sitting at a picnic table eating pizza from The Novelty, five Peregrine Falcons flew over. I was sold.

Warbling Vireo, Monhegan Island, Maine, 26 September 2014.

Warbling Vireo.

This warm, sunny day, while sitting at a picnic table having pizza at the Novelty, seven peregrines flew over, circling lazily, or chasing each other. Others passed overhead in morning, and more in afternoon. A day of falcons. Unless you see it, pay attention to it, you can’t really appreciate the thrill.

In other news, I went with friends on a 45-minute around-the-island cruise. Seals, porpoises, eagles, Black-bellied Plovers.

Oh, yeah: and I got my first good look at this year’s vagrant Yellow-headed Blackbird.

Monhegan List
Tally of species from my sixth day on the island.

1. Herring Gull
2. Blue Jay
3. American Crow
4. American Goldfinch
5. Pine Siskin
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Northern Flicker
8. European Starling
9. Great Black-backed Gull
10. Red-eyed Vireo
11. Warbling Vireo
12. Nashville Warbler
13. Black-capped Chickadee
14. Merlin
15. Osprey
16. Sharp-shinned Hawk
17. Song Sparrow
18. Yellow-headed Blackbird
19. Rusty Blackbird
20. Peregrine Falcon
21. Carolina Wren
22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
23. Golden-crowned Kinglet
24. American Redstart
25. Northern Parula
26. Double-crested Cormorant
27. Mallard
28. Chipping Sparrow
29. Eastern Towhee
30. White-crowned Sparrow
31. White-throated Sparrow
32. Common Grackle
33. Northern Harrier
34. Black-bellied Plover
35. Bald Eagle

…and more I’m forgetting.

Yellow-headed Blackbird, Monhegan Island, Maine, 26 September 2014.

Yellow-headed Blackbird.

 
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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