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Chippies Everywhere

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Chipping Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 July 2019.
Chipping Sparrow.

Each year is different. This one’s had way more mosquitos than usual—and also Chipping Sparrows. Don’t know how come the species has been reproducing like crazy, but these days it seems like every conifer you wander past has got some serious chatter of adult and fledglings.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Song Sparrow**
5. American Robin
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Common Yellowthroat**
9. Alder Flycatcher
10. Yellow Warbler (v)
11. Chimney Swift
12. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
13. Eastern Bluebird (v)
14. Field Sparrow (v)
15. Hermit Thrush (v)
16. Veery (v)
17. Chipping Sparrow*
18. Cedar Waxwing
19. American Goldfinch** (v)
20. American Crow*
21. Eastern Phoebe*
22. Gray Catbird*
23. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
24. Blue Jay (v)
25. Black-capped Chickadee (v)


26. Herring Gull
27. Mourning Dove
28. Rock Pigeon

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

Heat Wave

Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Field Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 July 2019.
Field Sparrow.

Got to the hill early, considering today was forecast to be perhaps the hottest day of the year. In the 70s (F) already by the time we began our hike, dog and me. Wildflowers, blueberries, dragonflies.

Plenty of birds were also about, along with a few humans. And lots and lots of monarchs. Humid. Steamy. Luscious.

Sure enough turned into a scorcher, with a high in the 90s in afternoon. Kind of dug it, actually

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
3. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
4. American Goldfinch**
5. American Robin* (v)
6. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
7. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Song Sparrow**
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Wild Turkey*
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Ovenbird (v)
15. Barn Swallow
16. Alder Flycatcher (v)
17. American Crow*
18. Field Sparrow
19. Veery (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Purple Finch (v)
23. Yellow Warbler
24. Cedar Waxwing (v)
25. Tufted Titmouse (v)
26. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
27. Chipping Sparrow (v)


28. Herring Gull

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


Friday, July 19th, 2019
American Goldfinch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, 19 July 2019.
American Goldfinch.

I see finches nearly every day on the hill during high season. Goldfinches and Purple Finches, usually. Today I saw (or heard) both species. They sing familiar songs and have familiar personalities.

Today dog and I happened to be at the early summit when two male goldfinches decided to have a sort of duel. Or standoff. Or joust. Flitting and chattering and chasing each other around. On a cool, breezy, pre-heat wave morning, that’s about all a body can ask for.

I do have a soft spot for finches.

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

1. Veery** (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
3. Song Sparrow**
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler
5. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
6. Gray Catbird**
7. Chipping Sparrow*
8. Ovenbird (v)
9. Eastern Towhee
10. American Goldfinch**
11. Alder Flycatcher (v)
12. Tree Swallow
13. American Robin
14. Savannah Sparrow
15. Mourning Dove
16. American Crow
17. Common Yellowthroat
18. Northern Cardinal** (v)
19. Eastern Phoebe*
20. Northern Flicker (v)
21. Purple Finch (v)
22. Tufted Titmouse (v)
23. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
24. Downy Woodpecker (v)
25. Field Sparrow
26. Blue Jay (v)
27. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
28.Yellow Warbler (v)
29. Hairy Woodpecker
30. Black-capped Chickadee (v)


32. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
33. 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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