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Thanks, Nature

Friday, May 31st, 2019
Wilson’s Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 31 May 2019.
Wilson’s Warbler.

Thick fog early. Again I didn’t expect much in the way of bird activity—or photos. Again I was wrong.

In fact, I had a first-of-year Blackpoll Warbler. Heard the voice of a Wilson’s Warbler for the first time (at least the first time I can remember). At home, I heard/spied a Tennessee Warbler—first in years.

Just an all around great birding day. Thanks, Nature.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin (v)
2. Ovenbird**
3. Gray Catbird**
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Veery**
6. Scarlet Tanager (v)
7. Hairy Woodpecker
8. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
9. Black-and-white Warbler
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Blackpoll Warbler†
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Red-eyed Vireo**
14. Tufted Titmouse* (v)
15. American Redstart
16. American Goldfinch (v)
17. American Crow*
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Field Sparrow
20. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
21. Least Flycatcher
22. Song Sparrow** (v)
23. Common Raven
24. Wilson’s Warbler
25. Chipping Sparrow*
26. Alder Flycatcher (v)
27. Tree Swallow
28. Northern Parula (v)
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. Wood Thrush (v)
31. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
32. Blue Jay (v)
33. Ruffed Grouse (drumming)
34. Northern Cardinal* (v)
35. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
36. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
37. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)


38. House Finch
39. Tennessee Warbler†
39. House Sparrow (v)
40. Osprey
41. Mallard
42. Herring Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

†First-of-year bird

Migration begins

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

White-throated Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 September 2015.

White-throated Sparrow.

Took a hike up Beech Hill with Jack-my-dog early today for a change. Sunny, chilly, bright, portentous. Jays, catbird, and then a flurry of activity in the greenery on the way up—a little flock of White-throated Sparrows, along with at least one Tennessee Warbler. The chilly temperature, the flurry of bird activity, the fact that it’s getting along toward mid-September—no doubt migration has begun.

Beech Nut, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 September 2015.

Beech Nut.

This morning’s hike felt so good that dog and I took another one come evening. Still clear, still cool, still reminiscent of fall migrations past.

In a week or so I’ll be on Monhegan Island. Can hardly wait.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., and again at 5:45 p.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Blue Jay** (v)
2. Gray Catbird (v)
3. White-throated Sparrow
4. Eastern Towhee
5. Tennessee Warbler
6. American Goldfinch (v)
7. Cedar Waxwing**
8. Purple Finch
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. American Crow*
11. Black-capped Chickadee
12. Song Sparrow (v)
13. Northern Flicker (v)


14. House Finch (v)
15. Herring Gull
16. Mourning Dove
17. Double-crested Cormorant

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere


Fog on the hill

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 May 2014.

Hermit Thrush.

After I awoke to the sun rising over the bay, fog settled in, and I hiked a misty hill. My hunch proved bogus: I do not have a cuckoo on my list today. What I did have was a bunch of birds posing for photos that I narrowly missed; at least I also some pose for photos that I didn’t miss. Here are a few of the latter.

Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 May 2014.


Scarlet Tanager, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 May 2014.

Scarlet Tanager.

Savannah Sparrow in blueberries, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 May 2014.

Savannah Sparrow in blueberries.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Mallard*
2. Ovenbird**
3. Common Yellowthroat
4. Red-eyed Vireo
5. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
6. Eastern Phoebe**
7. Tufted Titmouse**
8. Veery
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10. American Robin*
11. Black-capped Chickadee*
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Black-and-white Warbler
14. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
15. American Redstart
16. Hermit Thrush
17. Northern Flicker
18. American Goldfinch (v)
19. Gray Catbird**
20. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
21. Northern Parula (v)
22. Song Sparrow
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. Yellow Warbler
25. Tennessee Warbler† (v)
26. Savannah Sparrow
27. Blue Jay
28. House Finch**
29. Hairy Woodpecker
30. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
31. Northern Cardinal** (v)
32. Mourning Dove* (v)
33. Nashville Warbler (v)
34. Alder Flycatcher (v)
35. Scarlet Tanager
36. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
37. Blackburnian Warbler (v)
38. White-throated Sparrow (v)
39. Pileated Woodpecker (v)


40. Herring Gull
41. House Sparrow
42. European Starling
43. Rock Pigeon
44. Osprey (v)
45. Common Grackle
46. Laughing Gull
47. Chimney Swift†

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird


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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