The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Category: Maine Bird Report

So Many Monarchs

photographs and text by Brian Willson Scrambled around this morning to make sure to get to the boat on time. Made it! And within the hour, daughter and I were setting foot on Monhegan Island. A more magical place I’m not sure I’ve ever been to. The usual fall-migration birding hasn’t really taken off yet, […]

The Coming Storm

photographs by Brian Willson

Tuesday Tune: A Month Of Migration

photographs by Brian Willson Alder Flycatcher Black-and-White Warbler Ovenbird Yellow Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Common Yellowthroat Field Sparrow Scarlet Tanager Ovenbird Chestnut-sided Warbler Eastern Kingbird Gray Catbird Scarlet Tanager Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Tea Time

photographs, video, and text by Brian Willson The towhees were singing this morning at Beech Hill. “Drink your tea!” all over the place. I put together a little video. I also got a look (or listen) at three first-of-year species—including a Black-throated Green warbler, which was wholly unexpected and seemed kind of early, actually. Third […]

Tuesday Tune: Yellow Rumped Warbler

photographs by Brian Willson Pussy willow blooms, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2015.

Tuesday Tune: Phoebe

text and photographs by Brian Willson Phoebes everywhere today. I love the little April phoebes. Beech Hill List Beginning at 4 p.m., I hiked the open trail. 1. Tufted Titmouse 2. American Crow* 3. American Robin** 4. Pileated Woodpecker 5. Song Sparrow** 6. Black-capped Chickadee** (v) 7. Northern Cardinal** (v) 8. White-breasted Nuthatch (v) 9. […]

The Equinox Approacheth

photograph by Brian Willson

Blue & Red

photograph and text by Brian Willson I heard a cardinal singing sweetly on this sunny morning. On this cloudy evening, before the snow, I walked through a world of blue. Beech Hill List Beginning at 5 p.m., I hiked the open trail. No birds seen or heard on the hill today. Elsewhere 1. Northern Cardinal […]

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