26 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Valentine’s

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Ravens in love, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 14 February 2020.
Ravens in love.
Heyyyyyy! (Mule, deer, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 14 February 2020.)
Heyyyyyy!!!

Dog and I hit the trailhead early this crisp, clear Valentine’s Day morning. Right away I saw a pair of corvids (magpie, scrub-jay) in a juniper tree. Soon after, I saw a pair of eagles soaring above the ridge. And then I spied a mule deer striking a sassy pose.

But the most Valentine’s image I’ll recall from this day was a pair of Common Ravens, chasing each other in the blue-blue sky—flying together, flying in tandem, staying close to each other.

I love this Valentine’s Day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
3. House Finch*
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Northern Harrier
6. Golden Eagle
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
9. American Robin (v)
10. Common Raven
11. Song Sparrow*
12. European Starling

Mammals

Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

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