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Posts Tagged ‘yellow-throated vireo’

Sudden Abundance

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
First-day phoebe fledgling, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 June 2019.
First-day phoebe fledgling.

Early to the hill again, and again an embarrassment of species. Noteworthy was a Yellow-throated Vireo I heard calling just down from the summit. Also noteworthy were various fledglings—including a couple first-day Eastern Phoebe babies at the hut.

A male eastern bluebird sopped by the hill this early morning.
Male eastern bluebird.

Bluebirds abounded. Plenty of other species also. We’ve already got probably twice as many migratory birds as arrived here just a few weeks ago. And many more still will fly south come fall.

Rain tonight. A little tomorrow. Flooding is a rare challenge—but better too much rain than not enough.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail—and then some.

1. Ovenbird** (v)
2. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
3. Black-and-white Warbler
4. American Goldfinch**
5. Eastern Towhee
6. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
7. Song Sparrow**
8. Eastern Phoebe*
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
10. American Crow*
11. Chipping Sparrow**
12. Mourning Dove* (v)
13. Alder Flycatcher (v)
14. Common Yellowthroat**
15. Tree Swallow
16. Yellow Warbler
17. Veery (v)
18. Purple Finch
19. Northern Cardinal (v)
20. Herring Gull* (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Eastern Bluebird
23. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
24. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
25. Tufted Titmouse (v)
26. Northern Flicker (v)
27. Gray Catbird
28. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
29. Hermit Thrush (v)
30. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
31 Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
32. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
33. Nashville Warbler
34. Common Loon
35. Yellow-throated Vireo†
36. Field Sparrow


36. House Finch
37. Red-winged Blackbird

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


Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Hermit Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 May 2017.

Hermit Thrush.

Today on the hill, dog and I encountered three species of thrush. I heard two and saw two. One of the ones I heard sing was a Veery. I’m sure you can work out the rest.

Wood Thrush, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 May 2017.

Wood Thrush.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
2. Red-eyed Vireo
3. Ovenbird
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler
5. Yellow Warbler
6. Eastern Towhee
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. Common Yellowthroat
9. Veery (v)
10. Wood Thrush
11. Alder Flycatcher (v)
12. American Crow*
13. Gray Catbird*
14. Song Sparrow
15. Tree Swallow
16. Eastern Phoebe*
17. Black-and-white Warbler (v)
18. Herring Gull*
19. Savannah Sparrow
20. Tufted Titmouse (v)
21. Northern Cardinal (v)
22. Cedar Waxwing (v)
23. Common Raven (v)
24. American Redstart (v)
25. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
26. Field Sparrow
27. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
28. Scarlet Tanager (v)
29. Yellow-throated Vireo
30. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
31. Hermit Thrush


32. American Robin
33. Mourning Dove
34. House Finch (v)

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


Forty Species

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Ovenbird, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 23 May 2017.


This partly damp, partly sunny morning, I saw a kingbird and heard a Yellow-throated Warbler.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Ovenbird**
2. Red-eyed Vireo
3. American Goldfinch*
4. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
5. Hermit Thrush
6. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
7. Eastern Towhee
8. Yellow Warbler*
9. American Redstart**
10. Gray Catbird**
11. Common Yellowthroat
12. Veery (v)
13. Mourning Dove** (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Scarlet Tanager (v)
16. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
17. Alder Flycatcher (v)
18. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
19. Pileated Woodpecker
20. Song Sparrow**
21. Tree Swallow
22. Black-and-white Warbler
23. Eastern Phoebe**
24. American Robin*
25. Purple Finch (v)
26. Eastern Kingbird†
27. Savannah Sparrow
28. Brown-headed Cowbird
29. Tufted Titmouse (v)
30. Eastern Bluebird
31. Field Sparrow (v)
32. Wild Turkey (v)
33. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
34. Yellow-throated Vireo† (v)
35. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
36. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
37. Ruffed Grouse (booming)
38. Northern Cardinal** (v)
39. Downy Woodpecker (v)
40. Blue Jay** (v)


41. European Starling
42. Chipping Sparrow
43. House Finch

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


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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