25 May 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

My Sweet Patch

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Lazuli Bunting, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 May 2020.
Lazuli Bunting.

’Twas a chilly, gray morning. The air was clean, the sky tumultous. The forecast called for the possibility of thundershowers later. (Only a little light rain came.) Dog and I enjoyed a quick, sweet hike up the trails.

Black-chinned Hummingbird, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 May 2020.
Black-chinned Hummingbird.

Not so many birds, although those we encountered were quite vocal, including one calling in the greenery that I did not recognize. (Possibly an odd-voiced towhee.) The two most photogenic species were—again—Lazuli Bunting and Black-chinned Hummingbird.

Still quite a few resident species I have not seen; still time to see ’em, but I might have to stray from my patch.

And I do love my sweet patch.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked some 1,500 feet up a mountain.

1. Black-chinned Hummingbird
2. Black-headed Grosbeak
3. American Robin*
4. Black-billed Magpie*
5. House Finch*
6. Lazuli Bunting
7. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
8. Spotted Towhee
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10. Pine Siskin
11. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
12. Orange-crowned Warbler (v)
13. Chipping Sparrow (v)
14. Warbling Vireo
15. Black-throated Gray Warbler (v)
16. Western Tanager
17. Lesser Goldfinch (v)


18. House Sparrow (v)
19. Rock Pigeon
20. European Starling
21. Mourning Dove
24. Turkey Vulture
25. California Quail


Rock Squirrel

(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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