26 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Cooler

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
White-crowned Sparrow (juvie), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 September 2019.
White-crowned Sparrow (juvie).
Portrait of Spotted Towhee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 September 2019.
Portrait of Spotted Towhee.

More thundershowers today. A couple early, and then Jack and I took a hike, and then a few later in the day. Much cooler—maybe 60 and breezy when we embarked—but refreshing and fun.

Saw a couple birds up the mountainside that I didn’t get a good look at but imagine might’ve been migrants. (Both passerines, one with a lot of yellow on it, and the other with a peculiar call I did not know.) Also saw a random White-crowned Sparrow—first of the species on my Utah list.

Descending, a few other species showed up, including a towhee that sat for a portrait.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. House Finch*
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Lesser Goldfinch**
6. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
8. White-crowned Sparrow
9. American Robin
10. Downy Woodpecker
11. Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Elsewhere

12. House Sparrow
13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. Rock Pigeon
15. California Quail
16. Hairy Woodpecker (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

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