5 February 2023

Sparrow

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
Song Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 31 December 2019.
Song Sparrow.

How perfectly fitting to have chased and found, on the last day of the year, a Song Sparrow, plain but comely member of one of our most familiar, most endearing, most optimistic-seeming birds.

Now we ease into the unknown that is Year 2020.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Song Sparrow
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
4. House Finch*
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Northern Flicker
7. Dark-eyed Junco

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

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