6 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Bit of Drama

December 3rd, 2019
House finch (male), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 December 2019.
House finch (male).
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 December 2019.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

A relatively uneventful hike. Sunny, with my first true “inversion” here, when the air turns over in the valley, leading to a sort of high desert smog. Didn’t seem to bother us any, and I got a look at a handful of bird species.

One bit of drama: Jack was minding his own business when he got jumped on the trail by a little old lady dog and ended up with a cut lip. This seemed to depress him for most of the rest of the day.

Seems a little better this evening, though.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. House Finch*
3. Song Sparrow (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay

Elsewhere
7. Rock Pigeon
8. European Starling
9. California Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Birds and Deer

December 2nd, 2019
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 02 December 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco.

This morning’s list started off slow, as dog and I ascended a packed down snow trail under an overcast sky, but it kind of took off at the end of things. Better still, I got a peek at a pair of mule deer ascending an opposite mountainside far above us.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. House Finch**
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
4. Northern Flicker** (v)
5. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. Song Sparrow**

Elsewhere
10. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

December Wren

December 1st, 2019
Canyon Wren (with wasp), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 December 2019.
Canyon Wren (with wasp).

First of December, snowy trails, chill gives way to warming sun, Canyon Wren emerges.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Northern Flicker
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
5. House Finch* (v)
6. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
7. Canyon Wren
8. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
9. American Robin (v)

Elsewhere
10. Eurasian Collared Dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

 
Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson



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