23 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

A Good Day

Friday, December 20th, 2019
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 December 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco.
Snoozing mule deer buck, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 December 2019.
Snoozing mule deer buck.

A day much like yesterday. A little nippier, though. And birdier.

Scores of birds descended on the neighborhood, scrounging old sunflower seeds and plucking miscellaneous berries. Even spotted a solitaire among them.

And on the mountain trail, I saw (or heard) nine species. Juncos all over the place. And on an opposite slope I spied an enormous mule deer buck, snoozing.

All in all, a very good day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 11:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. House Finch*
3. Black-capped Chickadee*
4. American Robin* (v)
5. Northern Flicker**
6. Dark-eyed Junco*
7. Lesser Goldfinch*
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
9. Hairy Woodpecker

Elsewhere
9. Townsend’s Solitaire
10. House Sparrow
11. European Starling
12. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

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Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson



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