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Random Tanager

Monday, September 4th, 2023
Scarlet Tanager (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 04 August 2023.
Scarlet Tanager (female).

Another nippy morning—low-60s (F) to start—that warmed into a lovely late-summer day. On the hill, birds were stirring, including one species I hadn’t encountered since spring: Scarlet Tanager. I heard a high, loud, abrupt call that I didn’t recognize coming from up in the wooded canopy. Turned out to be a female tanager. (Learned another bird call today!)

Other notables were a random Ovenbird, two overflying Ospreys, and—for the second straight day—a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

I’ll take a day like this one, well, any day.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:51 a.m. EST (7:51 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
2. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
3. Gray Catbird**
4. Blue Jay (v)
5. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
6. Eastern Towhee
7. American Crow*
8. Scarlet Tanager
9. Eastern Bluebird (v)
10. Downy Woodpecker
11. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
12. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
13. Ovenbird (v)
14. Yellow-rumped Warbler
15. Common Yellowthroat (v)
16. American Goldfinch
17. Song Sparrow
18. Eastern Phoebe
19. Osprey
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Black-capped Chickadee**
22. Hermit Thrush
23. Tufted Titmouse (v)
24. Northern Flicker (v)


23. Herring Gull


Eastern Gray Squirrel

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



Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
Common Yellowthroat (juvie), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 July 2023.
Common Yellowthroat (juvie).

’Tis the season of the juvie.

This morning’s hike with dog was short and quick, as I had an appointment that would cut things shorter than usual. But this morning’s hike happened also under sunny skies, which I first thought might mean fewer bird species than during yesterday’s foggy overcast—but no. I had more.

Notable was the fact that a couple of very young birds posed for photos—including a relatively fearless Common Yellowthroat.

After our hike, I met a friend and we walked to a saltwater cove and had a swim—first swim in a good while for me. It was a very good day.

(More sun coming for the rest of the week, or so they say.)

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:51 a.m. EST (7:51 DST), I hiked the wooded trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Eastern Phoebe*
3. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
4. Scarlet Tanager (v)
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Song Sparrow**
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. Ovenbird** (v)
9. Veery (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
12. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
13. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Northern Flicker
16. American Robin*
17. Hairy Woodpecker
18. Blue Jay
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Cedar Waxwing
23. Eastern Bluebird
24. Yellow Warbler (v)
25. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
26. Barn Swallow
27. Purple Finch (v)
28. Downy Woodpecker (v)
29. Brown Creeper (v)
30. Alder Flycatcher (v)


31. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
32. Mourning Dove
33. Herring Gull
34. Common Tern
35. American Black Duck
36. Osprey


Eastern Chipmunk

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



Thursday, July 13th, 2023
Yellow Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2023.
Yellow Warbler.

Another warm and humid morn, but not quite as warm or humid as yesterday. More like a nice, deep summer day on the coast of Maine—although, of course, it’s not yet quite deep summer. Still, dog and I enjoyed our familiar hike, and I listed a good number of bird species.

Nothing quite as “exotic” as yesterday’s woodcock, but a singing Yellow Warbler rather summed up the feel of this lovely day.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:06 a.m. EST (8:06 DST), I hiked all trails.

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


33. Mallard
34. Herring Gull

(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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