22 July 2024

Definitely Fall

Monday, September 30th, 2019
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Nippy morning. Temps in the 40s (F) to start. Still damp from the rain, but dog and I headed up the mountain for what turned out to be a sweet hike—as usual. Not a lot of birds until the last stretch, while descending, when a little pod of chickadees brought with them a junco, sparrow, and kinglet.

Sun warmed things a bit. Definitely fall, though.

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

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. House Finch*
3. Spotted Towhee
4. Black-capped Chickadee*
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. Chipping Sparrow
9. Ruby-crowned Kinglet**

Elsewhere

10. Eurasian Collared Dove
11. House Sparrow (v)
12. American Robin
13. Lesser Goldfinch

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

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