30 November 2022

Posts Tagged ‘yellow-rumped warbler’


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 November 2022.
Red-breasted Nuthatch.

What a lovely hike this morning with my best friend. Just above freezing, not much of a breeze, mostly overcast—an overcast aglow. Before long I heard a Red-bellied Woodpecker’s call (first in a good while), also a titmouse (first in a little while). No buntings at the summit, but a bunch of bluebirds and yellow-rumps, and a solitary Red Crossbill.

Chickadees up there, too, along with a red squirrel and goldfinches. Saw no one else in the quiet woods, but I did hear the croak-croak of a raven.

Thanksgiving tomorrow. Wonder if we’ll encounter a turkey.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:44 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Goldfinch**
2. Tufted Titmouse
3. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
4. Purple Finch (v)
5. American Crow*
6. Eastern Bluebird
7. Red-breasted Nuthatch
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Black-capped Chickadee**
10. Downy Woodpecker (v)
11. Red Crossbill
12. Common Raven (v)


13. White-breasted Nuthatch
14. Herring Gull


Eastern Gray Squirrel
American Red Squirrel

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


Blue Sky Birding

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
Canada Geese, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 22 November 2022.
Canada Geese (southbound).

A nearly cloudless morning, much warmer (and less windy) than yesterday. Few birds along the wooded trails—but more up on (or near) the open summit.

The buntings were still hanging around Beech Nut (perhaps different buntings), and again chickadees flitted about everywhere. Heard a flock of finchy-sounding birds flying overhead but couldn’t see or identify them.

Yellow-rumps and bluebirds galore. Also goldfinches. A couple woodpecker species—and a raven announcing his presence in the blue, blue sky.

Most noteworthy? A skein of a dozen Canada Geese, southbound.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
3. American Goldfinch
4. American Crow* (v)
5. Red-breasted Nuthatch
6. Yellow-rumped warbler
7. Snow Bunting
8. Blue Jay (v)
9. Downy Woodpecker
10. Canada Goose
11. Eastern Bluebird
12. Common Raven
13. Northern Flicker (v)


14. Herring Gull

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


Wintry Temps

Monday, November 21st, 2022
Black-capped Chickadee, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 21 November 2022.
Black-capped Chickadee.

Wore my winter coat this morning, ’cause the temperature was about 19° (F) and the winds were high. Fingers and lips got a bit number on the way up the hill—although Captain Jack seemed perfect comfortable—but on the way back down, with the wind at our backs, the air felt almost balmy.

Few birds again, but the buntings were still hanging out behind the hut. Also encountered a whole shoot-load of chickadees, quite a few yellow-rumps, etc.

Most notable? A pair of Turkey Vultures. (Did not expect that—especially not on such a chilly morn.) And back home, a bunch of plain ol’ turkeys. And coots at Chickawaukie Lake, and a vee of geese flying over Route 1.

The temperature’s supposed to rise a few degrees by morning.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:22 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Purple Finch (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Snow Bunting
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. American Crow*
7. Turkey Vulture
8. Downy Woodpecker


9. American Coot
10. Double-crested Cormorant
11. Herring Gull
12. Canada Goose
13. Wild Turkey

(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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