The Maine
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Category: Maine Bird Report

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 […]

Tuesday Tune: Hermit Thrush

 photograph by Brian Willson Hermit Thrushes arrive early around here, and leave late. I hadn’t seen any since fledgling season—at which point they grow quiet and even more secretive than usual—until today. In our mid-afternoon hike up the hill this glorious fall day (along with about three dozen other people and a half a dozen […]

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