6 April 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Up early. Lots of cool birds—including a wayward immature Yellow-rumped Warbler. Otherwise, we’ve got a hill full of baby birds, their little voices piercing the stillness.

Began coolish but soon got downrigh warm. Local outsided temperatures—even tonight— are in the upper-80s.

Pleased with how things are going.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. American Robin (v)
7. Song Sparrow** (v)
8. Ovenbird (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. Tree Swallow
11. American Crow*
12. Eastern Towhee*
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Gray Catbird
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. Yellow-rumped Warbler
17. Northern Cardinal** (v)
18. Field Sparrow
19. Mourning Dove*
20. Veery (v)
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
23. Northern Flicker
24. Cedar Waxwing (v)
25. Yellow Warbler (v)
26. Chipping Sparrow* (v)


27. Wild Turkey
28. Turkey Vulture
29. Rock Pigeon

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

More Ripening

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Common Yellowthroat (female), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2019.
Common Yellowthroat (female).
Monarch in the milkweed, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 July 2019.
Monarch in the milkweed.

Full sun and humid this morning. Birds feeding fledglings all over the place. Also new plants and flowers and a monarch in the milkweed. More ripening blueberries, too.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Eastern Phoebe†
2. American Crow*
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Northern Flicker (v)
5. Ovenbird (v)
6. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
7. Chipping Sparrow*
8. Common Yellowthroat*
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler†
10. Eastern Towhee
11. American Redstart (v)
12. Gray Catbird
13. Veery (v)
14. Song Sparrow**
15. Yellow Warbler**
16. Cedar Waxwing**
17. Black-capped Chickadee*
18. Tree Swallow*
19. Field Sparrow••
20. Mourning Dove**
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Alder Flycatcher (v)
23. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
24. Northern Parula (v)
25. Osprey*
26. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
27. Purple Finch (v)
28. Nashville Warbler*


29. House Finch (v)
31. Herring Gull*
32. Wild Turkey**
33. House Sparrow*

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

July Firsts

Saturday, July 6th, 2019
Yellow Warbler in the greenery, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 July 2019.
Yellow Warbler in the greenery.

This morning was sunny and humid and full of busy birds—food to find, multiple mouths to feed, dangers to watch out for. It’s that time of year when the adults will hop up and holler at you, presenting lots of photo ops. Nice.

Wood lilies (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 July 2019.
Wood lilies (first of year).

It’s also that time of year—right around the Fourth of July—when the wood lilies bloom. And when the wood lilies bloom, I know to look for young blueberries. And, what do you know, there they were.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Veery
2. Black-and-white Warbler
3. American Robin
4. Hairy Woodpecker
5. American Redstart
6. Chipping Sparrow
7. Common Yellowthroat
8. Ovenbird
9. American Crow
10. Gray Catbird
11. Chestnut-sided Warbler
12. Yellow Warbler
13. Tree Swallow
14. Northern Flicker
15. Red-winged Blackbird
16. Nashville Warbler
17. Field Sparrow
18. American Goldfinch
19. Song Sparrow
20. Eastern Bluebird
21. Eastern Phoebe
22. Cedar Waxwing
23. Black-capped Chickadee
24. Purple Finch
25. Tufted Titmouse
26. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
27. Mourning Dove


28. Herring Gull
29. Rock Pigeon
30. House Sparrow
31. Wild Turkey

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

First blueberries, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 06 July 2019.
First blueberries.
Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson

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