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Wilson’s

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023
Wilson’s Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 12 September 2023.
Wilson’s Warbler.

It rained for a while this morning, but the rain moved through in a relative hurry, leaving dog’s and my hiking hill cloaked in fog. A few birds made themselves known early—very few—but the excitement waited until we were following the muddy wooded trails.

As often happens, it started with the voices of chickadees, voices I pay attention to, considering they typically have travel with an entourage. And that was the case this morning. And among the species in the chickadees’ little posse flitted a single Wilson’s Warbler—the first Wilson’s I’ve seen since our return from Salt Lake City nearly a year and a half ago.

This was the second straight day with evidence of the start of fall migration.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:14 a.m. EST (8:14 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Flicker (v)
2. Gray Catbird
3. Song Sparrow
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. American Goldfinch
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. White-breasted Nuthatch
8. Eastern Bluebird
9. Eastern Wood-pewee
10. Hairy Woodpecker
11. Red-eyed Vireo
12. American Redstart
13. Wilson’s Warbler
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Cedar Waxwing
16. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
17. Blue Jay

Elsewhere

18. Carolina Wren
19. American Crow
20. Herring Gull
21. Rock Pigeon
22. Mallard

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

†First-of-year

Social Life

Monday, August 15th, 2022
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 August 2022.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

This morning’s cool, sunny hike—the yellowish sun of late summer—came with a nice collection of bird species, but a more distracted lister. That’s because of the several conversations I had with fellow Beech Hill hikers.

Bobolink (female/juvie male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 August 2022.
Bobolink (female/juvie male).

It’s often that way. Jack and I are a friendly pair, and, well, these days trail chats are pretty much our only social life. These chats were good ones— inspiring, involving strangers and old pals, full of interesting coincidences. But I really lose count on such mornings.

I’m pretty sure I nailed things down, though. Most memorable, to me, will be the fact that I got my first halfway decent photo of a Maine hummingbird in a long while. (Haven’t seen many since our return.) Plus, a first-in-years Bobolink.

Rain expected on Wednesday. Tomorrow will be another dry one.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:25 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Blue Jay (v)
2. American Crow* (v)
3. American Goldfinch**
4. Red-eyed Vireo
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Red-breasted Nuthatch
7. Alder Flycatcher
8. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
9. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
10. Ovenbird (v)
11. Tufted Titmouse (v)
12. Brown Creeper (v)
13. Gray Catbird**
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Eastern Phoebe
16. Cedar Waxwing
17. Purple Finch
18. Yellow-rumped Warbler
19. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
20. Field Sparrow (v)
21. Song Sparrow**
22. Yellow Warbler (v)
23. Bobolink
24. Chestnut-sided Warbler
25. Northern Cardinal (v)
26. Least Flycatcher (v)
27. Common Yellowthroat
28. Wilson’s Warbler

Elsewhere

29. Carolina Wren (v)
30. American Robin (v)
31. Herring Gull

Mammals

American Red Squirrel

Reptiles

Eastern Garter Snake

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

†First-of-year

Little Flitty Birds

Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Brewer’s Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 September 2021.
Brewer’s Sparrow.

’Tis the season of little flitty birds. Hiking this morning with dog, I saw a bunch, put a name on a few and missed a few. The funnest sighting: a Wilson’s Warbler (no photo). Migration’s begun for sure.

I also spied a few hawks for a change. Three coops (two circling, a young-un perched) and at last one sharpie.

But my favorite pic of the day was a portrait of a sparrow.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:27 a.m. (8:27 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch*
2. Black-chinned Hummingbird
3. Rock Pigeon*
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
5. Sharp-shinned Hawk
6. Cooper’s Hawk
7. Black-billed Magpie**
8. Rufous Hummingbird
9. Spotted Towhee
10. Chipping Sparrow
11. Brewer’s Sparrow
12. Black-capped Chickadee**
13. House Wren
14. Wilson’s Warbler
15. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

16. Eurasian Collared-dove

Mammals

Red 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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