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Category: Maine Bird Report

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 […]

Tuesday Tune: Swarm

photographs and text by Brian Willson This the kind of lovely August Sunday that found me working all morning at the kitchen table, running errands in early afternoon here and there, riding my bicycle up to Camden for a specific bottle of beer and a certain chocolate and walnut brownie at Megunticook Market, and hiking […]

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