24 June 2024

Raven and Solitaire

Friday, February 28th, 2020
Townsend’s Solitaire, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 February 2020.
Townsend’s Solitaire.
Common Raven, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 February 2020.
Common Raven.

Hardly a cloud in the sky this morning. Warm in the sun, cold in the shade. Wildlife was hard at it, too, with spring just a few weeks away—elk and deer high up the mountainside, assorted bird species along the trail.

Most noteworthy today was a flyover by a pair of ravens and a solitaire hanging around, posing for photos.

(Also a whole bunch of robins.)

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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


Rocky Mountain Elk
Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

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