30 September 2022

Posts Tagged ‘white-breasted nuthatch’


Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
Nashville Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2022.
Nashville Warbler.

Monhegan List

1. Herring Gull
2. Song Sparrow
3. American Crow
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Northern Flicker
6. American Goldfinch
7. Common Raven
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Red-breasted Nuthatch
10. Blue Jay
11. Carolina Wren
12. Ring-necked Pheasant
13. Northern Cardinal
14. Common Raven
15. White-throated Sparrow
16. Merlin
17. Carolina Wren
18. House Wren
19. Great Black-backed Gull
20. Common Eider
21. Golden-crowned Kinglet
22. Purple Finch
23. Yellow-rumped Warbler
24. White-breasted Nuthatch
25. Cedar Waxwing
26. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
27. American Redstart
28. Downy Woodpecker
29. Tennesses Warbler
30. Mourning Dove
31. Ring-billed Gull
32. Peregrine Falcon
33. Mallard
34. Spotted Sandpiper
35. Brown Thrasher
36. Baltimore Oriole
37. Nashville Warbler
38. Scarlet Tanager
39. Common Grackle
40. American Robin

Migratory Sparrows

Friday, September 23rd, 2022
White-throated Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 September 2022.
White-throated Sparrow.

This day was sunny and breeezy—a stout wind whipping our way from the west-northwest. I wasn’t sure what to expect, bird-wise (as is usually the case), but right away, I saw a White-crowned Sparrow. I only see that species on the hill during migration, so that was fun.

A Song Sparrow joined the white-crowned after a little while.

Down on the wooded trails, ticks are still lurking. Few bird species—but I did hear a vireo and a flicker. (The wind in the canopy dampened the voices of birds.)

Returning down the main trail, we encountered a handsome White-throated Sparrow. Nice. And tomorrow we venture to Monhegan Island. In high seas, apparently, thanks to a hurricane (thankfully far) offshore.

Will keep you posted.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:29 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow*
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. White-crowned Sparrow
4. Common Yellowthroat (v)
5. Song Sparrow
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Blue Jay
8. Eastern Towhee (v)
9. Northern Flicker (v)
10. Sharp-shinned Hawk
11. American Goldfinch
12. Black-capped Chickadee
13. White-throated Sparrow
14. Red-eyed Vireo (v)


15. Northern Cardinal
16. Rock Pigeon


American Red Squirrel
Eastern Gray Squirrel

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


Farewell Summer

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
Pileated Woodpecker (male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 September 2022.
Pileated Woodpecker (male).

Sometime overnight the clouds dispersed, making this last summer day a sunny one. Also chilly, but in a good way. Rather quiet overall—but one of the first bird species to appear provided some early excitement.

A pair of Pileated Woodpeckers, tearing into a birch near the trailhead. They were excavating the heck out of that thing. And they had a couple exciting interactions, when the dominant bird chased the other around the tree a few times until it flew off to a new trunk nearby.

Three other woodpecker species, a couple of corvids, and a bunch of the usual suspects rounded out my last-day-of-summer list.

Bring it on, sweet autumn!

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:38 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Blue Jay
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Pileated Woodpecker
4. American Crow*
5. Hairy Woodpecker
6. Gray Catbird
7. American Robin
8. Northern Flicker
9. Cedar Waxwing
10. American Goldfinch
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Purple Finch (v)
13. Eastern Towhee (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat (v)
15. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
16. Song Sparrow
17. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)


18. Rock Pigeon
19. Herring Gull
20. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)


Eastern Chipmunk
Eastern Gray Squirrel

(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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