30 March 2023

Posts Tagged ‘scarlet tanager’


Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
Nashville Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2022.
Nashville Warbler.

Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. Song Sparrow
3. American Crow
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Northern Flicker
6. American Goldfinch
7. Common Raven
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Red-breasted Nuthatch
10. Blue Jay
11. Carolina Wren
12. Ring-necked Pheasant
13. Northern Cardinal
14. Common Raven
15. White-throated Sparrow
16. Merlin
17. Carolina Wren
18. House Wren
19. Great Black-backed Gull
20. Common Eider
21. Golden-crowned Kinglet
22. Purple Finch
23. Yellow-rumped Warbler
24. White-breasted Nuthatch
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
27. American Redstart
28. Downy Woodpecker
29. Tennesses Warbler
30. Mourning Dove
31. Ring-billed Gull
32. Peregrine Falcon
33. Mallard
34. Spotted Sandpiper
35. Brown Thrasher
36. Baltimore Oriole
37. Nashville Warbler
38. Scarlet Tanager
39. Common Grackle
40. American Robin

Favorite Sparrow

Thursday, July 7th, 2022
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 July 2022.
Savannah Sparrow.

I have a favorite sparrow. It’s the Savannah Sparrow. Ever since I first heard its high-pitched, insect-like trill with a little hiccup at the end, I kind of fell for the bird. Also, I got to recognizing its chip note. And its tendency to perch atop a low trailside bush to warn its fledglings that humans were about. I have bunches of photos of the species. Even a few videos.

This lovely cool, birdy morning, I encountered a couple of Savannah’s—including one perched on a low trailside bush, warning the young ’uns to keep quiet for a bit before enjoying a little morsel for brunch.

Thirty-seven species this morning. Fun hike with dog.

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

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


38. Rock Pigeon
39. Chipping Sparrow (v)

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



Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Least Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 June 2022.
Least Flycatcher.

Cooler and damper after yesterday’s rain, sunny with a bit of a breeze. I truly had no expectations, just figured I’d hear and/or see a few birds, maybe learn a thing or two.

And I did—both. Notably, I heard/saw a Least Flycatcher, and spied a Red Crossbill (fem./imm.—first I’ve seen on the hill) high on a spruce at the summit and, in the woods toward the end of our hike, I heard two species of tanager.

First was a Scarlet Tanager, which I hunted for up in the leafy canopy but could not get a look at. Finally I spotted the bird apparently being chased by another tanager. And then I heard the voice of the other tanager—a Summer Tanager. Couldn’t get a good bead on that one, either, although I did watch it fly away

I’ll be keeping my eye peeled for tanagers going forward.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:22 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Song Sparrow**
2. Ovenbird
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
5. Veery
6. Gray Catbird
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. American Crow*
11. American Goldfinch**
12. Black-and-white Warbler
13. Black-capped Chickadee**
14. Field Sparrow
15. Alder Flycatcher (v)
16. Yellow Warbler
19. Cedar Waxwing
20. Red Crossbill†
21. Purple Finch
22. American Robin*
23. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
24. Prairie Warbler
25. Least Flycatcher
26. Tufted Titmouse (v)
27. Herring Gull*
28. Broad-winged Hawk
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
31. Eastern Wood-pewee
32. Scarlet Tanager (v)
33. Summer Tanager (v)


34. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)


Eastern Chipmunk

(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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