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Posts Tagged ‘warbling vireo’

A Change of Scenery

Friday, June 16th, 2023
Red-winged Blackbird (female), Camden Snow Bowl, 16 June 2023.
Red-winged Blackbird (female).

Welp, we mixed it up this early morning, dog and me—accompanied our human and dog friends up the many trails winding around the Camden Snow Bowl. The day was bright and the winds were light and the grade was steep. Got a few different-than-usual species (and missed a few common at Beech Hill) and couldn’t well keep track of the chronology of sightings—thus, today’s species are listed I alphabetical order.

Ol’ Jack did well for such a warm, steep hike. (I could say the same for myself.) A change of scenery ain’t ever a bad thing.

We’ll be back at Beech Hill tomorrow, though (during what’s supposed to be some light rain).

Camden Snow Bowl Trails List
Starting at 6:13 a.m. EST (7:13 DST), I hiked some Camden Snow Bowl trails.

1. Alder Flycatcher (v)
2. American Goldfinch**
3. American Redstart (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Baltimore Oriole
6. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
9. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
10. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
11. Blue Jay (v)
12. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
13. Brown Creeper (v)
14. Cedar Waxwing (v)
15. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
16. Chipping Sparrow*
17. Common Loon
18. Common Yellowthroat (v)
19. Dark-eyed Junco
20. Eastern Phoebe* (v)
21. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
22. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
23. Hermit Thrush (v)
24. Least Flycatcher (v)
25. Mallard
26. Mourning Dove (v)
27. Ovenbird (v)
28. Purple Finch (v)
29. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
30. Red-winged Blackbird
31. Scarlet Tanager
32. Song Sparrow*
33. Tree Swallow
34. Tufted Titmouse (v)
35. Turkey Vulture
36. Warbling Vireo (v)
37. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
38. Yellow Warbler (v)


39. American Crow


Eastern Gray Squirrel

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



Sunday, May 21st, 2023
Green Frog, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 May 2023.
Green Frog.
Eastern Newt eft, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 May 2023.
Eastern Newt eft.

About two inches of rain fell overnight, but sure enough—as forecast—it’d stopped by the time dog and I were ready to hike this morning. Temps in the 50s (F) to start, and foggy on the hill, but it was warmer (and clearer) by the time of our return.

In between times, I managed a list of 44 birds (including a first-of-year Warbling Vireo), but most noteworthy were a pair of trail amphibians.

On the main trail, near the summit, sat a Green Frog. Just sat there on the gravel, letting me take photos. Finally I got close enough that it decided to hop off into the wet grass. And down in the middle of the lower wooded trail, I happened to spy a tiny bright orange newt eft.

It’s been pretty dry, so I expect the fresh douse of water drew the amphibians out. Then again, what do I know.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:16 a.m. sun time (7:16 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Ovenbird** (v)
3. Wood Thrush (v)
4. Eastern Phoebe*
5. Veery (v)
6. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
7. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
8. Black-capped Chickadee**
9. Northern Cardinal** (v)
10. Gray Catbird**
11. Eastern Towhee**
12. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
13. Blue Jay (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat
15. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (v)
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
17. American Woodcock
18. Field Sparrow
19. Yellow Warbler
20. Common Loon (v)
21. Chipping Sparrow
22. Song Sparrow**
23. American Robin**
24. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
25. Eastern Bluebird
26. Sharp-shinned Hawk
27. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
28. Hermit Thrush (v)
29. Red-winged Blackbird
30. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
31. Alder Flycatcher (v)
32. Brown-headed Cowbird
33. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
34. Scarlet Tanager (v)
35. American Redstart (v)
36. American Crow*
37. Mourning Dove** (v)
38. Wild Turkey
39. Downy Woodpecker
40. American Goldfinch (v)
41. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
42. Warbling Vireo
43. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
44. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
45. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)


46. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
47. Mallard


Green Frog
Eastern Newt (eft)

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



Friday, August 27th, 2021
Sage Thrasher, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 August 2021.
Sage Thrasher.

Trouble operating my GoPro for the second straight day—this time, I managed to set it for “night lapse.” Sheesh. (Tomorrow I’ll do a careful equipment check.) Compared to yesterday, at least, it was a quiet morning, with not a lot of excitement, nor many photo opportunities.

Except toward the end, when I happened to spot a bird perched on some bare scrub-oak twigs. And for the second straight August day, I had a first-of-year species.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:05 a.m. (8:05 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch**
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Black-chinned Hummingbird
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
5. Rock Pigeon*
6. Lazuli Bunting
7. Eurasian Collared-dove
8. Spotted Towhee (v)
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10. Western Tanager
11. Warbling Vireo (v)
12. Accipiter (sp)
13. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
14. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
15. American Goldfinch
16. Pine Siskin (v)
17. American Robin (v)
18. Sage Thrasher†


19. Black-billed Magpie
20. European Starling
21. American Crow
22. California Quail


Red Squirrel

(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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