3 August 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Creeper and Solitaires

Friday, November 1st, 2019
Townsend’s Solitaire, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 November 2019.
Townsend’s Solitaire (with juniper berry).
Golden Eagle, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 November 2019.
Golden Eagle.

It seems highly paradoxical: another hike without my dog, another fruitful excursion. This day saw more than one eagle flyover (also saw one from my desk back in the neighborhood), more than one Townsend’s Solitaire, and—the first bird up the mountainside—the call of a Brown Creeper, a first-in-Utah bird for me.

Multiple eagles and multiple solitaires was the coolest thing. Also the fine, clear, nippy first of November weather.

Still felt guilty, though.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Brown Creeper (v)
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Black-capped Chickadee*
4. House Finch*
5. Dark-eyed Junco**
6. Golden Eagle*
7. Northern Flicker*
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
9. Townsend’s Solitaire
10. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)


11. European Starling
12. Eurasian Collared Dove
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
14. House Sparrow (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

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