28 October 2020

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

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