5 February 2023

Gift

Monday, December 30th, 2019
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 December 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco.

Late-morning hike in flurries and chill. Many birds near the trailhead—in fact, my entire Grandeur Peak list occurred with in the first five or ten minutes of an hour-and-a-half hike.

Later, we came upon a number of browsing and/or napping deer. (Jack even spotted a doe, who spotted him.)

A gift of a 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. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Dark-eyed Junco
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay

Elsewhere

9. Rock Pigeon
10. California Gull
11. Eurasian Collared Dove

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

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