9 July 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Natural Goings On

Sunday, June 16th, 2019
Raven carrying an egg, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 June 2019.
Raven carrying an egg.
Goldfinch in the dandelions, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 June 2019.
Goldfinch in the dandelions.

What a lovely hike this morning. Overcast, partly sun, splash of sun, overcast. Multiple woodpeckers (including a sapsucker), pregnant doe browsing in daylight, raven carrying an egg. One of my favorite little collection of natural goings on.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Northern Cardinal (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo**
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Ovenbird** (v)
5. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
6. American Redstart (v)
7. Veery (v)
8. Common Yellowthroat**
9. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
10. Eastern Towhee
11. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
12. Blue Jay (v)
13. Field Sparrow
14. Gray Catbird**
15. Pileated Woodpecker
16. Yellow Warbler (v)
17. Eastern Phoebe*
18. Tree Swallow
19. American Goldfinch
20. Alder Flycatcher
21. American Crow*
22. Cedar Waxwing
23. Common Raven
24. Chipping Sparrow*
25. Hermit Thrush
26. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
27. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
28. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
29. Yellow-bellied Sapucker
30. American Robin (v)
31. Least Flycatcher (v)
32. Hairy Woodpecker (v)


33. House Finch
34. Herring Gull

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


Sunday, May 5th, 2019
Black-and-white Warbler (first of year), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 May 2019.
Black-and-white Warbler (first of year).

I’d predicted a little fallout tomorrow. Turned out it happened today. At 8.a.m., as soon as dog and I hit the wooded trailhead, the birds began to flit through: first-of-year Ovenbird, first-of-year Black-and-white Warbler, Blue-headed Vireos, Palm Warblers, yellow-rumps, and more.

White-throated Sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 05 May 2019.
White-throated Sparrow.

Ended up with 32 species, three of them first-of-year birds.

All in all a damn fun Cinco de Mayo.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin**
2. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
3. American Goldfinch
4. Ovenbird† (v)
5. Black-and-white Warbler†
6. White-breasted Nuthatch**
7. Blue-headed Vireo
8. Northern Cardinal (v)
9. Palm Warbler
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. Herring Gull*
12. Northern Flicker
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
15. Downy Woodpecker
16. Hairy Woodpecker
17. White-throated Sparrow
18. Tree Swallow
19. Field Sparrow (v)
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Eastern Phoebe
22. Red-winged Blackbird (v)
23. American Crow*
24. Blue Jay
25. Chipping Sparrow**
26. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
27. Pileated Woodpecker
28. Least Flycatcher† (v)
29. Brown-headed Cowbird
30. Purple Finch (v)
31. Common Raven
32. Broad-winged Hawk*


33. Barred Owl
34. House Finch
35. Great Blue Heron

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

Saw the Sun

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Tree Swallow at home, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 April 2019.
Tree Swallow at home.

Sun came out. Bright through the early morning shades. A semi-sunny day, with lots of birds about—among them a first-of-year Broad-winged Hawk.

Tree Swallows were setting up house near the summit.

I love this day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. White-throated Sparrow** (v)
3. Song Sparrow* (v)
4. Eastern Phoebe**
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. Hermit Thrush (v)
7. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
8. Chipping Sparrow*
9. Northern Flicker
10. Northern Cardinal** (v)
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. American Crow*
13. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
14. Herring Gull* (v)
15. Broad-winged Hawk†
16. Tree Swallow
17. Eastern Bluebird
18. Turkey Vulture*
19. Yellow-rumped Warbler
20. American Robin* (v)
21. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
22. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
23. Downy Woodpecker


24. House Finch (v)
25. Mourning Dove
26. Rock Pigeon
27. European Starling
28. Common Grackle

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

†First-of-year bird

Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson

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