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Winter Wren

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Glimpse of Winter Wren, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 October 2017.

Glimpse of Winter Wren.

I saw a Winter Wren today. Wished I’d got a good picture.

American Lady, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 02 October 2017.

American Lady.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Downy Woodpecker (v)
2. Eastern Towhee (v)
3. American Robin (v)
4. Winter Wren
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. American Crow*
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. American Goldfinch** (v)
10. Song Sparrow
11. White-throated Sparrow
12. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
13. Northern Flicker (v)
14. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


15. Herring Gull

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


Bright Egg

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Song Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 May 2016.

Song Sparrow.

Coming up through a young mixed hardwood forest
at this particular time of year
I find my mind most focused on
My sense of hearing.

In early morning, in such a place,
on a calm day,
even the most distant spring birds seem near.
Say you keep a daily list of birds.
That list will comprise more species
that you’ve heard than seen.

Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 May 2016.

Black-capped Chickadee.

The distant calls of new warblers,
the bouncing song of a Field Sparrow,
the “chewink” of a nearby towhee,
the interminable notes of a flicker, and
the Ovenbird’s “Teacher, teacher, teacher!”
echoing in the trees.

Yet my eyes are busy, busy.
Sometimes they even catch sight of something
like a solo raven flying low above a field,
holding a bright egg in its bill.

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

1. Mourning Dove* (v)
2. Eastern Phoebe*
3. American Goldfinch* (v)
4. Eastern Towhee
5. Blue-headed Vireo** (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee*
7. Tufted Titmouse**
8. American Crow*
9. Song Sparrow**
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. Wild Turkey (v)
12. Black-and-White Warbler
13. Ovenbird (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat†
15. Northern Cardinal** (v)
16. Field Sparrow (v)
17. Herring Gull*
18. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
19. American Robin* (v)
20. Northern Flicker (v)
21. Winter Wren†
22. Common Raven
23. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
24. House Finch**
25. Savannah Sparrow (v)
26. Pine Warbler (v)
27. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
28. Brown Creeper


29. Downy Woodpecker
30. European Starling

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


Cool green day

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Raven in fog, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 May 2015.

Raven in fog.

Up early and checked the weather and saw a mess of rain bearing down and so took off right away with Jack. We were the only ones at Beech Hill for the hour and a half we were up there—the only human and dog, I should say—because there were a bunch of birds moving around, and a squirrel or chipmunk or two.

Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 May 2015.


Within fifteen minutes of our return the rain began, and we had a good soaking for much of this cool green day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Mallard
2. Ovenbird
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Black-throated Green Warbler**
5. Red-eyed Vireo
6. Common Yellowthroat
7. American Redstart
8. Black-capped Chickadee**
9. Black-and-white Warbler
10. Veery
11. Eastern Towhee
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler
13. Herring Gull*
14. Yellow Warbler
15. Northern Cardinal (v)
16. Gray Catbird
17. American Crow*
18. Blue Jay (v)
19. Nashville Warbler (v)
20. Common Raven
21. Song Sparrow
22. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
24. Wood Thrush (v)
25. American Goldfinch (v)
26. Northern Flicker (v)
27. American Robin
28. Downy Woodpecker (v)
29. Field Sparrow (v)
30. Winter Wren (v)
31. Scarlet Tanager (v)
32. Osprey


33. House Sparrow
34. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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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