26 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Just Dog and Me

Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 09 February 2020.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

Got to the trailhead at midmorning. A day much like yesterday, but a temperature ten degrees (F) colder, and with a fairly stout breeze. Nippy in the shade—but the sun brought the warmth out.

Notable was a long parade of elk up the near slope, slowly following the sun, with several mule deer browsing on either side.

Also notable was a good-sized population of scrub-jays along the trails—chasing, hollering, making a lot of noise.

Also notable (for a Sunday): we met no other human or dog up there.

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

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


9. American Robin (v)

(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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