14 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Lone Robin

Monday, November 18th, 2019
Robin of the Mountain West, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 18 November 2019.
Robin of the Mountain West.
Black-billed Magpie, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 18 November 2019.
Black-billed Magpie.

Had a few urgent tasks to take care of this morning, so Jack and I didn’t arrive at the trailhead until quite late. Clear skies early had given way to a light overcast, and there were few birds about, making it kind of quiet up the mountainside—other than chickadees and magpies.

But toward the end of the hike we walked around to an overlook of the neighborhood, where right away I heard a junco and a Song Sparrow and saw a scrub-jay.

Turns out my earliest sighting was one of the best: a lone, calling robin on a utility line.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 11:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere
10. American Robin
11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. California Quail (v)

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

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