2 April 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Lovely Cool

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
Magpie with dead vole, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City Utah, 17 March 2020.
Magpie with dead vole.

A lovely cool morning with fair skies and plenty of sun. Cool in the shade, anyway. The mud’s drying up fast—although we’re advised to expect some rain (possible snow) over the next few days).

A dozen species again—though nothing outlandish. In fact, my most outlandish sighting involved arguably the commonest bird species in these parts: a magpie dining on a dead vole (I think it was).

Lots of towhees singing up the trail. (Lots of ’em.)

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

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Northern Flicker** (v)
3. American Robin*
4. Downy Woodpecker (v)
5. Black-capped Chickadee*
6. House Finch* (v)
7. Pine Siskin
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
9. Spotted Towhee
10. Dark-eyed Junco
11. Sharp-shinned Hawk
12. Song Sparrow* (v)

Elsewhere

13. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
14. European Starling
15. Eurasian Collared Dove

Mammals

Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

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