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Posts Tagged ‘scarlet tanager’

Many birds

Sunday, June 12th, 2022
Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine 12 Jun2 2022.
Hermit Thrush.

This morning dawned cool but warmed up quickly. Dog and I proceeded up the trail amid clouds of mosquitos and the voices of many birds.

Notable were Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-billed Cuckoo, a Common Loon in flight, a first-of-year Brown Thrasher, and a pair of vocal (first-of-year) Red-shouldered Hawks having some kind of relationship high in the sky.

I got quite a few photos, too—but I’ve decided to post the last one of our hike: a Hermit Thrush, posing near the trailhead.

Supposed to be showery tomorrow. We shall see.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:47 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. Common Yellowthroat
4. Eastern Phoebe*
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. Tufted Titmouse (v)
8. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
9. American Goldfinch**
10. Cedar Waxwing
11. Veery
12. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
13. American Redstart**
14. Hairy Woodpecker
15. Northern Cardinal** (v)
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Gray Catbird
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
21. Scarlet Tanager (v)
22. Common Loon (v)
23. Song Sparrow**
24. Prairie Warbler (v)
25. Yellow Warbler
26. American Robin*
27. Tree Swallow
28. American Crow*
29. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
30. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
31. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
32. House Wren
33. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
34. Brown Thrasher†
35. Broad-winged Hawk
36. Red-shouldered Hawk†
37. Savannah Sparrow (v)
38. Hermit Thrush


39. Mourning Dove

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



Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
House Wren, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 01 June 2022.
House Wren at home.

A nearly cloudless, chilly morning—chilly in a good Maine spring way. Was quiet coming up the wooded trail, but by the end of things, I had a goodly number of species on my list.

Most notable today was the celebratory appearance of a House Wren atop the post of the bluebird box down near Beech Hill Road. Singing his head off, he was. Sprays of brown grass tumbled out of the box hole. Could it be we’ll have a wren’s nest this year.

Grackle was another first-of-preserve bird—a flyover.

A lovely first of June day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:37 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo**
2. Eastern Phoebe
3. Ovenbird**
4. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
5. Song Sparrow**
6. Common Yellowthroat
7. Northern Cardinal** (v)
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. Downy Woodpecker
10. Pileated Woodpecker (drumming)
11. American Redstart**
12. Veery**
13. Gray Catbird**
14. Blue Jay (v)
15. American Goldfinch
16. American Crow*
17. Eastern Towhee
18. Black-capped Chickadee**
19. Alder Flycatcher
20. Yellow Warbler
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Tree Swallow
23. American Robin*
24. Prairie Warbler (v)
25. Savannah Sparrow
26. Eastern Bluebird
27. House Wren†
28. Common Raven (v)
29. Scarlet Tanager
30. Tufted Titmouse**
31. Common Grackle†
32. Chipping Sparrow**
33. Eastern Wood-pewee


34. Mallard
35 Herring Gull

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



Sunday, May 15th, 2022
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 May 2022.
Common Yellowthroat.

Cooled off a lot overnight, and dawn revealed a foggy landscape. Drippy trees, but only a little drizzle during my hike with my favorite dog of all time.

Nearly thirty species despite the lowery weather. No new migrants, but Wood Thrush and Scarlet Tanager again. (Two of the former, in fact.) Saw no one else on the damp hill until we’d almost finished our hike, when we met a little batch of kids being led in the drizzle by (what appeared to be) two dads.

(Start ’em young, young parents. Get those kiddos out in the woods.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:25 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Pine Warbler** (v)
5. Eastern Phoebe*
6. Northern Parula
7. Blue Jay
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. Black-and-white Warbler
10. American Crow* (v)
11. American Robin
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
14. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
15. Northern Flicker (v)
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Common Yellowthroat
18. Song Sparrow**
19. Yellow Warbler (v)
20. Wild Turkey
21. Tree Swallow
22. White-throated Sparrow (v)
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. Hermit Thrush (v)
25. Chipping Sparrow (v)
26. Yellow-rumped Warbler
27. Mourning Dove
28. Wood Thrush (v)
29. Scarlet Tanager (v)


30. Mallard

(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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