27 May 2022

Posts Tagged ‘yellow-rumped warbler’


Monday, May 16th, 2022
Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 16 May 2022.
Black-and-white Warbler.

A later hike with dog this morning. Foggier than yesterday. But surprisingly birdy, nonetheless.

Highlights were a couple of hummingbird sightings (first-of-year birds), as well as the hoots from the bottomlands of a Barred Owl (also first of year, I guess you could say).

Still several species that haven’t showed up yet. Anticipation.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:16 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Eastern Phoebe*
2. Ovenbird**
3. Black-throated Green Warbler**
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler
7. American Robin
8. Gray Catbird
9. Blue Jay
10. Chestnut-sided Warbler
11. Black-capped Chickadee
12. American Crow*
14. Eastern Towhee
15. Ruby-throated Hummingbird†
16. Common Yellowthroat
17. White-throated Sparrow
18. Hermit Thrush (v)
19. Yellow Warbler (v)
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Tree Swallow
22. Field Sparrow (v)
23. Nashville Warbler (v)
24. Yellow-rumped Warbler
25. Northern Parula
26. Barred Owl (v)
27. Blue-headed Vireo (v)
28. Wild Turkey
29. Hairy Woodpecker


30. Mallard
31. European Starling
32. Herring Gull

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



Sunday, May 15th, 2022
Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 15 May 2022.
Common Yellowthroat.

Cooled off a lot overnight, and dawn revealed a foggy landscape. Drippy trees, but only a little drizzle during my hike with my favorite dog of all time.

Nearly thirty species despite the lowery weather. No new migrants, but Wood Thrush and Scarlet Tanager again. (Two of the former, in fact.) Saw no one else on the damp hill until we’d almost finished our hike, when we met a little batch of kids being led in the drizzle by (what appeared to be) two dads.

(Start ’em young, young parents. Get those kiddos out in the woods.)

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:25 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Black-throated Green Warbler** (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse (v)
4. Pine Warbler** (v)
5. Eastern Phoebe*
6. Northern Parula
7. Blue Jay
8. Chestnut-sided Warbler
9. Black-and-white Warbler
10. American Crow* (v)
11. American Robin
12. Northern Cardinal** (v)
14. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
15. Northern Flicker (v)
16. Eastern Towhee
17. Common Yellowthroat
18. Song Sparrow**
19. Yellow Warbler (v)
20. Wild Turkey
21. Tree Swallow
22. White-throated Sparrow (v)
23. Field Sparrow (v)
24. Hermit Thrush (v)
25. Chipping Sparrow (v)
26. Yellow-rumped Warbler
27. Mourning Dove
28. Wood Thrush (v)
29. Scarlet Tanager (v)


30. Mallard

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



Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
Common Raven, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 11 May2022.
Common Raven.

During our nearly three years in Utah, dog and I encountered a whole bunch of corvids—those smart, vocal birds like crows and jays. In fact, we’d nearly always come upon scrub-jays and magpies, with occasional ravens, rarely crows, and even more rarely, Steller’s Jays.

In Maine, I hear and/or see crows nearly every single day. This morning, I also heard Blue Jays—and I happened to hear the croak of a raven, as the bird flew over toward the bay.

I do love corvids, and I’ll miss those we got to know in Salt Lake City, but it’s sure nice to be back in the company of crows.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:28 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Crow*
2. Ovenbird
3. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
4. American Goldfinch
5. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler
7. White-breasted nuthatch
8. Black-capped Chickadee**
9. Eastern Towhee
10. Blue Jay** (v)
11. Chestnut-sided Warbler
12. Yellow-rumped Warbler
13. Eastern Phoebe*
14. Tree Swallow
15. Song Sparrow*
16. Chipping Sparrow**
17. Savannah Sparrow (v)
18. Tufted Titmouse (v)
19. American Robin
20. Northern Cardinal*
21. Gray Catbird
22. Yellow Warbler†
23. White-throated Sparrow
24. Common Raven
25. Hermit Thrush


26. Wild Turkey
27. Herring Gull
28. Broad-winged Hawk
29. Red-winged Blackbird
30. Mallard

(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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