14 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Bird Walk

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 May 2019.
Black-throated Blue Warbler.
Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 18 May 2019.
Black-and-white Warbler.

Led a bird walk this morning. It was a pretty fun time. Lots and lots of warblers (and other species) right near the trailhead first thing. Fewer birds higher up—and a stout northwest wind at the summit.

But also a loon at the summit. Kestrel. Broad-winged hawk. A coffee and pastries and a fireplace fire and classical guitar music in the hut.

Dog and I would surely enjoy day like this every day of the year.

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

1. American Robin* (v)
2. Black-throated Green Warbler
3. Ovenbird**
4. Northern Parula
5. Great Crested Flycatcher
6. Common Yellowthroat**
7. Black-capped Chickadee* (v)
8. White-breasted Nuthatch
9. Black-and-white Warbler
10. American Redstart
11. Blue Jay** (v)
12. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
13. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
14. White-throated Sparrow
15. Northern Cardinal (v)
16. Wood Thrush (v)
17. Blue-headed Vireo
18. Eastern Towhee
19. American Goldfinch
20. Tufted Titmouse (v)
21. American Crow
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Song Sparrow
24. Tree Swallow
25. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
26. Herring Gull*
27. American Kestrel
28. Common Loon
29. Broad-winged Hawk (v)
30. Hermit Thrush (v)
31. Veery
32. Black-throated Blue Warbler
33. Eastern Phoebe
34. Northern Flicker (v)

Seen/heard by others

35. Swainson’s Thrush
36. Blackburnian Warbler
37. Common Raven

Elsewhere

38. House Finch (v)
39. Chipping Sparrow

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

Ol’ Chestnut Sides

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 May 2019.
Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warblers are a common species at Beech Hill—perhaps the most common nesting species. But I’ve missed them this chilly spring. They were rather late to arrive.

Now, however, they’re back in respectable numbers. Which comforts me.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin* (v)
2. Ovenbird
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
6. Northern Parula
7. Black-and-white Warbler
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Gray Catbird
10. Blue-headed Vireo
11. Hermit Thrush
12. American Goldfinch**
13. Blue Jay*
14. Purple Finch (v)
15. Nashville Warbler (v)
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
17. Common Yellowthroat**
18. Eastern Towhee
19. Field Sparrow
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Yellow Warbler
22. Tree Swallow
23. American Kestrel
24. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
25. American Crow*
26. Eastern Phoebe**
27. Tufted Titmouse (v)
28. White-throated Sparrow (v)
29. Black-throated Blue Warbler
30. Common Raven
31. Yellow-rumped Warbler
32. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

33. House Finch (v)
34. Chipping Sparrow
35. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
36. Mourning Dove
37. Rock Pigeon
38. Common Grackle

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

Chilly Days

Monday, May 13th, 2019
Nashville Warbler, Beech HIll Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2019.
Nashville Warbler.

Chilly this morning. Forties (F)—and a cold night forecast for tonight, along with possible snow tomorrow. Latest coldest high temps ever, thanks to anthropogenic climate change.

Bald Eagle (adult), Beech HIll Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 May 2019.
Bald Eagle (adult).

But the birds seem happy. Three more first-of-year species today (Yellow Warbler, Veery, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak). Plus, I shocked myself by getting a photo of the elusive Nashville Warbler.

Tomorrow should be interesting.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. American Robin
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. Hermit Thrush (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler
6. Herring Gull*
7. Nashville Warbler
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
10. Common Yellowthroat (v)
11. Gray Catbird*
12. Northern Flicker (v)
13. Yellow Warbler† (v)
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Northern Cardinal**
16. American Goldfinch**
17. Turkey Vulture*
18. Veery† (v)
19. White-throated Sparrow (v)
20. Blue-headed Vireo
21. Northern Parula (v)
22. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
23. Purple Finch (v)
24. Tree Swallow
25. Bald Eagle
26. Eastern Phoebe
27. American Kestrel
28. Chipping Sparrow**
29. Rose-breasted Grosbeak†
30. Common Raven
31. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)

Elsewhere

32. Great Blue Heron
33. House Finch
34. Blue Jay

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

 
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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