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Archive for November, 2019

Long List

Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Cooper’s Hawk, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 November 2019.
Cooper’s Hawk.
Golden Eagle (juvie), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 November 2019.
Golden Eagle (juvie).

Snow last evening, snow overnight, snow this morning. About a foot of it, looked like when it finally stopped in late morning. Soon the sun came out and Jack and I slogged our way up the snowy trail.

I didn’t know what to expect, bird-wise—in fact, I was not too optimistic. Was I ever wrong. Ended up with eleven species on my trail list—including three raptors, a Canyon Wren, Canada Geese of all things, and a young eagle. Maybe being midday, maybe the first clearing after a four-day snow.

Ain’t complainin’. It was a very good day.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
3. Northern Flicker** (v)
4. Common Raven
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Cooper’s Hawk
7. Golden Eagle
8. Northern Harrier
9. Canyon Wren (v)
10. Canada Goose (v)
11. House Finch* (v)

Elsewhere
12. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Chickadees

Friday, November 29th, 2019
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 29 November 2019.
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek.

Not much to report from today’s hike, other than a new snowfall and chickadees. In afternoon, a few to several more inches fell on into evening.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28th, 2019
Snowy day scrub -jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 November 2019.
Snowy day scrub -jay.

I’m thankful for the tilt in our planet, the peculiarity that gave rise to our seasons. I’m thankful for trees. For animals and birds. I’m thankful for the few friends and family that are close to me. Especially for my dog Jack—perhaps the closest “person” to me on a daily basis.

Nature, I am thankful for you.

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

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

Elsewhere
8. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also 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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