6 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘wild turkey’

Alder Fly

Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Alder Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 27 July 2019.
Alder Flycatcher.

I love the little Alder Flycatcher. These are shy birds, but the nest along he field edges of the preserve, and I’ve grown accustomed to their various subtle vocalizations (beyond their typical “free beer!” song).

Descending today, I heard the familiar Pip! alert sound of theirs coming from some greenery very near the trail. Of course Jack and I stopped so I could take a peek. The bird must’ve had fledglings nearby—otherwise I’d never have gotten close enough for this photo with a sprig of fireweed.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. American Goldfinch (v)
4. American Crow* (v)
5. Chipping Sparrow* (v)
6. Tufted Titmouse (v)
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Gray Catbird**
10. Cedar Waxwing
11. Song Sparrow**
12. Field Sparrow (v)
13. Yellow Warbler (v)
14. Chestnut-sided Warbler (v)
15. Eastern Phoebe*
16. Eastern Bluebird
17. Osprey
18. American Robin
19. Savannah Sparrow
20. Alder Flycatcher

Elsewhere

21. Wild Turkey
22. Northern Cardinal (v)
23. Rock Pigeon
24. Mourning Dove

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)

Elsewhere

28. Herring Gull

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

Juvies

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Up early. Lots of cool birds—including a wayward immature Yellow-rumped Warbler. Otherwise, we’ve got a hill full of baby birds, their little voices piercing the stillness.

Began coolish but soon got downrigh warm. Local outsided temperatures—even tonight— are in the upper-80s.

Pleased with how things are going.

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

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Tufted Titmouse
3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
4. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
5. American Goldfinch**
6. American Robin (v)
7. Song Sparrow** (v)
8. Ovenbird (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. Tree Swallow
11. American Crow*
12. Eastern Towhee*
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Gray Catbird
15. Savannah Sparrow
16. Yellow-rumped Warbler
17. Northern Cardinal** (v)
18. Field Sparrow
19. Mourning Dove*
20. Veery (v)
21. Eastern Bluebird
22. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
23. Northern Flicker
24. Cedar Waxwing (v)
25. Yellow Warbler (v)
26. Chipping Sparrow* (v)

Elsewhere

27. Wild Turkey
28. Turkey Vulture
29. Rock Pigeon

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

 
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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