2 April 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Birds in Snow

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Pine Siskin takes flight, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 March 2020.
Pine Siskin takes flight.
Spotted Towhee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 March 2020.
Spotted Towhee on a snowy day.

Snowed overnight. Gentle, steady snow for a while—no wind to speak of (as usual, in my one winter’s experience)—accumulating to a depth of three inches or snow. Jack and I took to the trails, as usual, and had ourselves a nice hike.

There were quite a few mule deer. And birds. Robins, magpies, chickadees, towhees—even a pair of siskins. More in town (where I made a quick trip for groceries, taking pandemic precautions of course).

(My favorites today, I think, were siskin and towhee.)

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

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. American Robin*
3. House Finch*
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
6. Pine Siskin
7. Spotted Towhee


8. Song Sparrow (v)
9. Eurasian Collared Dove
10. European Starling
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Mourning Dove
13. House Sparrow (v)


Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also 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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