24 June 2024

Posts Tagged ‘yellow-bellied flycatcher’


Wednesday, August 16th, 2023
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 August 2023.
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.

Pretty sure the bird in the photo above is a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. I don’t see this species often—in fact, I believe my first Beech Hill sighting happened in early September last year—but this particular bird happened to pop up right in front of me as dog and I were moseying along the upper wooded trail. If you’re patient, and attentive, and have developed sort of fine-tuned observatory senses, every now and then you get a gift like this.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 6:53 a.m. EST (7:53 DST), I hiked most trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
6. Blue Jay** (v)
7. Gray Catbird*
8. American Crow*
9. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
10. American Goldfinch**
11. Brown Creeper (v)
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Cedar Waxwing
14. Common Yellowthroat
15. Eastern Bluebird (v)
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Song Sparrow
18. Eastern Phoebe (v)
19. Chestnut-sided Warbler
20. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher†
21. Northern Cardinal (v)


22. Wild Turkey
23. Herring Gull
24. Laughing Gull
25. Osprey (v)

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


Swainson’s Thrush

Saturday, September 10th, 2022
Swainson’s Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 September 2022.
Swainson’s Thrush.

No clouds in the sky this fair morning, but a light wind blowing from the west. Few birds to start, but it seems at this time of year they’re moving around in the edges, readying for migration.

Most notable? A cooperative Swainson’s Thrush that posed for me. I’ve seen so few of these—maybe four or five, tops—that it’s still a thrill. Especially when I have photographic proof. Also noteworthy: another Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and a little wave of Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Nice species count today. What count might I have tomorrow? I wonder.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Flicker (v)
2. American Crow*
3. Red-eyed Vireo
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. American Robin (v)
6. Cedar Waxwing
7. Red-breasted Nuthatch**
8. Eastern Towhee
9. Gray Catbird
10. Swainson’s Thrush
11. American Goldfinch
12. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
13. Common Yellowthroat (v)
14. Blue Jay**
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. Eastern Phoebe
17. Song Sparrow
18. Herring Gull*
19. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
20. Yellow Warbler
21. Savannah Sparrow
22. Tufted Titmouse (v)
23. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
24. Pileated Woodpecker (v)


25. Mourning Dove


Eastern Chipmunk

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


Social Life

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
Cedar Waxwings, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 September 2022.
Cedar Waxwings.

This morning was much like yesterday morning: beautiful, cool (but not quite as cool), clear (but not quite as clear), and birdy (actually birdier).

Three woodpecker species, another tail-flicking Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Brown Creepers, another grosbeak, and a whole mess of waxwings. Nuthatches, four wood-warblers—just a real fun excursion.

Also had visits with a couple nice humans and dogs up there. (The hill is where our social life is, dog and me.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:40 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Flicker
2. Downy Woodpecker
3. Hairy Woodpecker
4. Blue Jay
5. American Crow
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. White-breasted Nuthatch
8. Brown Creeper
9. Red-eyed Vireo
10. Red-bellied Woodpecker
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Black-and-white Warbler
13. Eastern Wood-pewee
14. Gray Catbird
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
17. Common Yellowthroat
18. American Goldfinch
19. Tufted Titmouse
20. Cedar Waxwing
21. Yellow-rumped Warbler
22. Eastern Phoebe
23. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
24. Song Sparrow
25. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
26. Yellow Warbler
27. Purple Finch


28. Carolina Wren


Eastern Chipmunk
Eastern Gray 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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