30 June 2022

Posts Tagged ‘savannah sparrow’

Cuckoo

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Black-billed Cuckoo (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 June 2022.
Black-billed Cuckoo (juvie).

A coolish, calmish, dryish morning with plenty of buzzing mosquitos—and a good plenty of bird species, too. An amazing array, in fact: four thrushes, three woodpeckers; a passel of warblers; lots of sparrows.

Most notable—a quiet juvenile Black-billed Cuckoo that showed up in a shady place about 20 feet in front of us, dog and me. We even managed to stay still enough to grab portrait.

I’ll take a day like today any day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:18 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Veery
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Ovenbird (v)
4. Red-eyed Vireo**
5. American Crow*
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
8. Tufted Titmouse (v)
9. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. Wood Thrush (v)
11. Northern Cardinal** (v)
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
13. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
14. Hermit Thrush (v)
15. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
16. Brown Creeper (v)
17. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
18. Common Yellowthroat
19. Black-billed Cuckoo
20. Gray Catbird*
21. Song Sparrow**
22. Yellow Warbler
23. Mourning Dove*
24. Northern Flicker
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. Chipping Sparrow (v)
27. American Robin*
28. Purple Finch
29. Eastern Towhee
30. Prairie Warbler (v)
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Field Sparrow (v)
33. Alder Flycatcher
34. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
35. American Redstart (v)
36. Blue Jay (v)
37. Downy Woodpecker
38. Osprey (v)

Elsewhere

39. House Sparrow
40. Herring Gull

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

Wild Wind

Monday, June 27th, 2022
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 June 2022.
Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Not until we hit the trailhead, dog and I, did the wind pick up. The rush rose in the canopy as the leafed-out summer trees began to wag and sway. Made it tricky to hear the voices of birds—but hear them I still did, somehow. And while today’s list was shorter than recent ones, it still felt like a lively morning.

Notable were tiny pockets of squealing woodland fledglings, a hard-to-miss gaggle of waxwings, and a singing Prairie Warbler down by Beech Hill Road.

Also notable was the absence—for the second straight day—of the House Wren on the bluebird box down there. I wonder if the wren’s raucous, weeks-long presence is no more.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:36 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. Veery
5. Eastern Phoebe
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. American Crow
10. Gray Catbird
11. Yellow Warbler
12. Field Sparrow
13. Mourning Dove
14. Song Sparrow
15. American Goldfinch
16. Prairie Warbler
17. Cedar Waxwing
18. Turkey Vulture
19. American Robin
20. White-breasted Nuthatch
21. Chipping Sparrow
22. Savannah Sparrow
23. Black-capped Chickadee
24. Hermit Thrush
25. Eastern Wood-pewee

Elsewhere

26. Herring Gull
27. Barn Swallow
28. Downy Woodpecker

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk

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

†First-of-year

A Summer Morn

Sunday, June 26th, 2022
Red-eyed Vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2022.
Red-eyed Vireo.

Dog and I got to the trailhead a bit later than yesterday, but still we were the first in the parking lot. Not as warm as yesterday, not quite as cloudless, not quite so many mosquitos—but every bit as lovely, interesting, miraculous.

Snowshoe Hare, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 June 2022.
Snowshoe Hare.

Encountered thirty-three bird species and a Snowshoe Hare (with tick-infested ears, poor critter). Among the birds were a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds in overflight (not ID’d until after I viewed my photos later). Also a papa bluebird and mama Pileated Woodpecker, respectively with fledglings.

And for the first time in a long while, a Red-eyed Vireo posed for me.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Ovenbird
3. Northern Cardinal** (v)
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Hermit Thrush (v)
6. American Crow*
7. Veery
8. Hairy Woodpecker
9. American Redstart** (v)
10. Chestnut-sided Warbler
11. Gray Catbird
12. Common Yellowthroat
13. American Goldfinch (v)
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Black-capped Chickadee**
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Yellow Warbler
18. Pileated Woodpecker
19. Song Sparrow
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Purple Finch (v)
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Red-winged Blackbird
24. Prairie Warbler
25. American Robin
26. White-breasted Nuthatch
27. Turkey Vulture
28. Tufted Titmouse (v)
29. Eastern Phoebe
30. Eastern Bluebird
31. Savannah Sparrow
32. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
33. Brown Creeper (v)

Elsewhere

34. Herring Gull
35. European Starling
36. House Sparrow

Mammals

Eastern Chipmunk
Snowshoe Hare

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

†First-of-year

 
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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