18 May 2024

Posts Tagged ‘yellow-bellied flycatcher’


Tuesday, September 5th, 2023
Cape May Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 September 2023.
Cape May Warbler.

It was a warm one. Starting up the trail early, dog and I “enjoyed” a sort of humid room temperature. Once we got out of the shade, the air got summertime-warm in a hurry. Still, what a nice hike.

Mainly because of the variety of bird life. A vireo posed. So did a Broad-winged Hawk and a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. Most interestingly, a young Cape May Warbler perched high in a summit spruce and might as well have begged to have his picture took—one of very few of the species I’ve seen up there.

In afternoon, I rode around on my bicycle in 80-something-degree (F) temperatures. Seems we get us a variety of weather around here, too.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:45 a.m. EST (7:45 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. Blue Jay
4. Gray Catbird
5. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
6. Hairy Woodpecker
7. Broad-winged Hawk
8. American Crow* (v)
9. Black-capped Chickadee**
10. Eastern Towhee (v)
11. Song Sparrow
12. Common Yellowthroat (v)
13. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
14. Cape May Warbler†
15. American Goldfinch
16. Downy Woodpecker (v)
17. Cedar Waxwing
18. Northern Flicker (v)


19. Carolina Wren
20. Herring Gull
21. Wild Turkey

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


Nice Sightings

Sunday, September 3rd, 2023
White-tailed doe and fawn, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 September 2023.
White-tailed Deer (doe and fawn).

Cool and bright again this morning—but not quite so cool. In fact, the day warmed up pretty good by the time dog and I reached the summit. A noteworthy day, though, with a few nice sightings. Most noteworthy, perhaps was a whitetail doe and fawn that appeared in a little clearing far below us.

Bird-wise, also at the summit, I spotted my first yellow-rump since spring. and I spotted my first Nashville Warbler in months, down in the woodlands.

Sitting here this evening, I find myself wondering what tomorrow’s hike will bring.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:04 a.m. EST (8:04 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Northern Parula (v)
4. Gray Catbird**
5. Eastern Wood-pewee
6. American Goldfinch**
7. Nashville Warbler
8. Blue Jay** (v)
9. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
10. Brown Creeper (v)
11. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
12. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Hairy Woodpecker
15. American Crow*
16. Song Sparrow
17. Yellow-rumped Warbler
18. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
19. Yellow Warbler
20. Common Yellowthroat (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Northern Flicker (v)


23. Herring Gull
24. House Sparrow
25. Eastern Bluebird


Eastern Gray Squirrel
White-tailed Deer

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


Revving Up

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023
Sharp-shinned Hawks, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 August 2023.
Sharp-shinned Hawks.

It was a cool one, this morning. I hesitate to say I smelled a whiff of fall, considering autumn’s still a month away, but the weather conditions weren’t the only signs of the changing seasons. A number of migratory birds seemed to be revving up for a journey.

A pair of sharpies, for instance, circling in the cloudless sky, the smaller male occasionally charging at the larger female. Vultures also circled overhead. And in the woods tiny warblers chased and flitted nervously.

“Time doth flit,” wrote Dorothy Parker. It won’t be long, I suppose.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:06 a.m. EST (8:06 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. American Goldfinch**
2. Gray Catbird**
3. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
4. Red-bellied Woodpecker
5. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
6. Purple Finch (v)
7. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
8. Black-and-white Warbler
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Ovenbird (v)
11. American Robin
12. Northern Flicker (v)
13. American Crow*
14. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
15. Downy Woodpecker (v)
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
18. Cedar Waxwing
19. Sharp-shinned Hawk
20. Song Sparrow
21. Eastern Phoebe
22. Yellow Warbler (v)
23. Turkey Vulture
24. Common Yellowthroat


25. Mourning Dove
26. Wild Turkey
27. Rock Pigeon


Eastern Chipmunk

(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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