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Warblers on the Move

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023
Chestnut-sided Warbler (non-breeding male), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 13 September 2023.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (non-breeding male).

Another wet one. Rain early, fog and overcast. And another day—third day?—of migrating birds flitting through the wooded canopy.

Many were warblers: redstart, yellow, black-and-white, yellowthroat. Most were quiet and required an eagle eye to ID. Only one posed for a photo, a Chestnut-sided Warbler.

More rain and sun to come—and the remnants of a hurricane this weekend.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:14 a.m. EST (8:14 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Eastern Towhee
2. Herring Gull* (v)
3. Song Sparrow
4. Blue Jay** (v)
5. American Crow*
6. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
7. American Goldfinch
8. Yellow Warbler (v)
9. Common Yellowthroat
10. Gray Catbird**
11. Black-capped Chickadee
12. Chestnut-sided Warbler
13. American Redstart
14. Red-eyed Vireo
15. American Robin (v)
16. Hairy Woodpecker
17. Northern Flicker (v)
18. Black-and-white Warbler
19. Broad-winged Hawk


20. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
21. Tufted Titmouse (v)
22. Rock Pigeon
23. House Sparrow (v)
24. Northern Cardinal


American Red Squirrel

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


Warbler Rush

Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 10 September 2023.
Chestnut-sided Warbler.

A cool morning, with sun to start but clouds soon moving over and a bit of a breeze. Rain in the forecast, but it didn’t come while dog and I were hiking. However, the birds must’ve known a secret, because as our hike reached about its three-quarter mark, a sudden flood of species moved through the trees above us. And most of them were wood-warblers.

Chestnut-sided, redstart, parula, yellow-rump, black-and-white—it seemed like a little preview of a migratory fallout. With their quick flitting and the dim, gray conditions, it was hard to grab a decent photo. But here’s a pick of a singing Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Rain is forecast for much of tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:23 a.m. EST (8:23 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. White-breasted Nuthatch**
2. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
3. Hairy Woodpecker
4. American Crow* (v)
5. Gray Catbird
6. Eastern Towhee (v)
7. Common Yellowthroat** (v)
8. Hermit Thrush
9. Northern Flicker (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
12. Song Sparrow
13. American Goldfinch
14. Yellow Warbler
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler
17. Black-and-white Warbler
18. Tufted Titmouse
19. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
20. Northern Parula
21. American Redstart
22. Eastern Wood-pewee
23. Blue-headed Vireo
24. Blue Jay (v)


25. Mourning Dove
26. Herring Gull
27. Mallard
28. Osprey

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


Nice Sightings

Sunday, September 3rd, 2023
White-tailed doe and fawn, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 September 2023.
White-tailed Deer (doe and fawn).

Cool and bright again this morning—but not quite so cool. In fact, the day warmed up pretty good by the time dog and I reached the summit. A noteworthy day, though, with a few nice sightings. Most noteworthy, perhaps was a whitetail doe and fawn that appeared in a little clearing far below us.

Bird-wise, also at the summit, I spotted my first yellow-rump since spring. and I spotted my first Nashville Warbler in months, down in the woodlands.

Sitting here this evening, I find myself wondering what tomorrow’s hike will bring.

Beech Hill List
Starting at 7:04 a.m. EST (8:04 DST), I hiked all trails.

1. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Northern Parula (v)
4. Gray Catbird**
5. Eastern Wood-pewee
6. American Goldfinch**
7. Nashville Warbler
8. Blue Jay** (v)
9. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
10. Brown Creeper (v)
11. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
12. Red-bellied Woodpecker (v)
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Hairy Woodpecker
15. American Crow*
16. Song Sparrow
17. Yellow-rumped Warbler
18. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
19. Yellow Warbler
20. Common Yellowthroat (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Northern Flicker (v)


23. Herring Gull
24. House Sparrow
25. Eastern Bluebird


Eastern Gray Squirrel
White-tailed Deer

(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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