24 June 2024

Posts Tagged ‘wood duck’


Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

A warm morning, leading up to a warm day—mid-60s in afternoon. There was wind, but also sun, and I needed only a light jacket and wore my regular (not insulated) jeans. Good decisions all.

Did not know what to expect today, and ended up highly entertained by what we encountered. Most notable: a first-of-year Osprey, and a first-of-year Mourning Cloak butterfly. Also more Palm Warblers, and a little flock of waxwings that zipped by as we were hiking the open trail.

It’s suddenly dry on the trails—and no real relief in sight. But tomorrow will be a warm one, with Friday maybe even warmer.

P.S. Heard my first spring peepers last night.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:24 a.m. real time (7:24 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin**
2. Eastern Phoebe**
3. Song Sparrow*
4. Turkey Vulture
5. Tufted Titmouse**
6. American Goldfinch
7. American Crow*
8. Blue Jay
9. Black-capped Chickadee*
10. Northern Cardinal** (v)
11. Palm Warbler
12. Ruffed Grouse
13. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
14. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. Osprey†
17. Herring Gull*
18. Eastern Bluebird
19. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
20. American Kestrel
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)


23. Mallard
24. Wood Duck†
25. House Finch (v)
26. Wild Turkey
27. White-breasted Nuthatch


Mourning Cloak†

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


More Good Birds

Monday, September 26th, 2022
Wood Duck at the Ice Pond, Monhegan Island, Maine, 26 September 2022.
Wood Duck at the Ice Pond.

Monhegan List

1. American Crow
2. Herring Gull
3. Great Black-backed Gull
4. Carolina Wren (v)
5. Mourning Dove
6. Merlin
7. European Starling
8. Double-crested Cormorant
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Northern Cardinal
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Blue Jay
13. Song Sparrow
14. Downy Woodpecker
15. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
16. Northern Flicker
17. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
18. White-throated Sparrow
19. Baltimore Oriole
20. Common Yellowthroat
21. Black-capped Chickadee
22. American Goldfinch
23. American Robin
24. Ring-necked Pheasant
25. Mallard
26. Gray Catbird
27. Northern Parula
28. Peregrine Falcon
29. Sharp-whinned Hawk
30. Palm Warbler
31.Eastern Phoebe
32. Common Raven
33. Wood Duck
34. Dickcissel


Thursday, May 19th, 2022
Alder Flycatcher (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 May 2022.
Alder Flycatcher (first of year).

Had three more first-of-year birds this morning, much to my surprise and delight. Just about every hike with dog has been a delightful surprise since our return, in fact. This morning’s brought first Veery, Great Crested Flycatcher, and Alder Flycatcher of 2022.

Veery (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 19 May 2022.
Veery (first of year).

A nice hike otherwise, too—chilly, but not too chilly, overcast but not too overcast. Also interesting were the four Wood Ducks that showed up in the green grassy lawn next door.

Rained this eve. Supposed to get warmer this upcoming weekend.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:12 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Eastern Phoebe*
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Ovenbird**
4. Red-eyed Vireo**
5. Common Yellowthroat (v)
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Northern Parula (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Veery†
10. Great Crested Flycatcher† (v)
11. Black-throated Green Warbler* (v)
12. Black-capped Chickadee*
13. Northern Cardinal (v)
14. Eastern Wood-pewee
15. Gray Catbird
16. Black-and-white Warbler
17. American Redstart (v)
18. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
19. Eastern Towhee
20. Wood Thrush (v)
21. Field Sparrow (v)
22. Yellow Warbler (v)
23. Alder Flycatcher†
24. Song Sparrow** (v)
25. Tree Swallow
26. Tufted Titmouse (v)
27. Hermit Thrush (v)
28. Common Raven


29. Mallard
30. Wood Duck
31. Pine Warbler (v)
32. Herring Gull

(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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