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Mini-Fallout

Sunday, May 7th, 2023
Savannah Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 07 May 2023.
Savannah Sparrow.

This morning early as we hiked up the wooded trail, dog and I, the sun was out and the air was warm. Warm for the time of day, that is—and not long after, just plain warm. And that warmth drew the insects out. And the insects drew the warblers (and other birds).

My count today—much to my surprise—topped my previous count for the year (by one). Plus, I had two first-of-year birds: Chestnut-sided Warbler and Northern Parula.

Returning down the trail, in fact, we encountered a little warbler fallout—yellow-rump, black-throated green, parula. How fun the next few days will be.

(Also got a pretty nice photo of my favorite sparrow.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:04 a.m. real time (7:04 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Blue-headed Vireo
4. Eastern Towhee
5. American Goldfinch**
6. Black-throated Green Warbler**
7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
8. Black-and-white Warbler
9. Ovenbird (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Downy Woodpecker (v)
12. Blue Jay**
13. Eastern Phoebe*
14. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
15. Brown Creeper (v)
16. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
17. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
18. Pileated Woodpecker (drumming)
19. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
20. Yellow-rumped Warbler
21. Hermit Thrush
22. Gray Catbird (v)
23. White-throated Sparrow (v)
24. Chipping Sparrow
25. Tree Swallow
26. Song Sparrow*
27. Field Sparrow (v)
28. Savannah Sparrow
29. Northern Cardinal*
30. Chestnut-sided Warbler† (v)
31. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
32. Northern Flicker (v)
33. Eastern Bluebird
34. American Kestrel
35. Northern Parula†
36. Herring Gull (v)

Elsewhere

37. Wild Turkey
38. Mallard

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

†First-of-year

Balmy

Monday, February 20th, 2023
Two crows, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 February 2023.
Two crows.

A balmy, lowery morning. Temps in the mid- to upper-40s (F). Most of the snow had melted, still a little ice.

Mud like in spring—and more birds than I expected. No excellent photos, considering the dim light and secretive birds, but I did spy a siskin among some goldfinches, and got a pic of a pair of crows in a pine tree.

Ducks and a cardinal at home.

Another interesting day upcoming—and some snow later in the week, it appeares. Dog and I will be ready for whatever comes our way.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Crow*
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
5. American Goldfinch
6. Pine Siskin
7. Brown Creeper (v)
8. Eastern Bluebird (v)
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)
10. American Robin (v)
11. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

12. Northern Cardinal (v)
13. Mallard
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Herring Gull

Mammals

Eastern Gray Squirrel

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

†First-of-year

 
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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