5 February 2023

Archive for October, 2019

Neighborhood Robin

Monday, October 28th, 2019
American Robin, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 October 201i.
American Robin.

Cold morning—teens for a while. Obliged to stay at the house until midday, then had a nice hike with Jack.

While at home, though, facing a window that overlooked greenery toward the north, I had a chance to watch several birds come and go—chickadee, Downy Woopecker, robin. The robin was most interesting. It perched on a utility line for a while, then bounce down into a vine full of berries, which it plucked an swallowed. Then it bounced over to a place where snow had collected on the leaves of the vine—and “drank” a couple mouthfuls of snow.

Also noteworthy: In afternoon, I saw a crow in town.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 12:30 p.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. American Goldfinch**
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Dark-eyed Junco**
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay** (v)
6. House Finch* (v)

Elsewhere

7. American Robin
8. Downy Woodpecker
9. Eurasian Collared Dove
10. Rock Pigeon
11. American Crow
12. Northern Flicker (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Snowy Morn

Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Black-billed Magpie, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 October 2019.
Black-billed Magpie.

Woke up to whiteness—first true snow since dog and I moved two time zones west. Temp about freezing, a little wind. We took a hike up the mountainside anyway. Even saw a few birds (although there were more in the neighborhood—including a hawk I only got a glimpse of being harassed by an angry flicker.

Dang cold and more snow tomorrow—then a string of sunny days.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. American Goldfinch*
3. Northern Flicker*
4. House Finch* (v)
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay** (v)

Elsewhere

6. Eurasian Collared Dove
7. American Robin
8. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
9. Rock Pigeon
10. Hawk (spp?)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Cool, Clear, Quiet

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 26 October 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco.

A cool, clear, quiet Saturday morning. Dog and I saw only one other hiking party, which was a surprise. Also scant few birds (mostly juncos)—on the mountainside, that is, as there were a nice supply in the neighborhood.

Could have a little snow tomorrow.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere

9. Song Sparrow (v)
10. Eurasian Collared Dove
11. Downy Woodpecker (v)
12. American Goldfinch
13. Rock Pigeon
14. House Sparrow (v)
15. California Quail
16. American Robin

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



3IP Logo
©1997–2023 by 3IP