26 May 2022

Posts Tagged ‘yellow-bellied sapsucker’

Foggy, Drippy

Saturday, May 21st, 2022
Northern Cardinal, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 May 2022.
Northern Cardinal in the wild.

Slept well enough last night that dog and I were a couple hours late to the trailhead. A foggy, drippy, luscious day. Many bird species were quieter than usual, but their numbers were high.

Most notable was a first-of-year Black-billed Cuckoo, whose voice came clearly from the bayberry tangles down the eastern slope.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:05 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
4. American Goldfinch*
5. Song Sparrow*
6. Black-throated Green Warbler* (v)
7. Common Yellowthroat (v)
8. Hairy Woodpecker
9. Gray Catbird
10. Black-and-white Warbler
11. Veery (v)
12. Eastern Towhee
13. American Redstart (v)
14. Northern Parula (v)
15. Black-capped Chickadee**
16. Nashville Warbler (v)
17. Wood Thrush (v)
18. American Crow* (v)
19. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
20. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
21. Yellow Warbler
22. Blue Jay
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. American Robin
25. Savannah Sparrow
26. Prairie Warbler (v)
27. Alder Flycatcher (v)
28. Black-billed Cuckoo† (v)
29. Tufted Titmouse (v)
30. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (v)
31. Hermit Thrush (v)
32. Brown Creeper
33. Northern Cardinal**
34. Eastern Phoebe*


35. Mallard
36. Herring Gull


Gray Squirrel

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



Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 May 2022.
Black-and-white Warbler.

Another lovely Beech Hill hike with dog. A hike with a couple newly arrived warblers (at least as far as I’ve seen in our short time back here). Four species today, more to come for sure.

The lists are longer than those in Utah, so it takes me longer to compile ’em. Thus my narratives are liable to be shorter for a while (apologies). Suffice it to say Jack and I are thoroughly enjoying our return to this familiar hike and all the inspiring smells and sights and sounds and feels it brings.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:55 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Eastern Phoebe*
2. American Goldfinch (v)
3. American Robin
4. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker† (v)
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler†
7. Northern Parula†
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. American Crow*
12. Eastern Towhee
14. Blue-headed Vireo
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. Song Sparrow
17. Eastern Bluebird
18. Chipping Sparrow
19. White-throated Sparrow (v)
20. Herring gull* (v)
21. Tree Swallow
25. Black-throated Green Warbler† (v)
26. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
27. Sharp-shinned Hawk
28. Blue Jay†
29. Brown Creeper
30. Hermit Thrush


31. Mourning Dove


Red Squirrel
White-tailed Deer

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


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

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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