21 January 2021

A Warm One

Sunday, June 21st, 2020
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 21 June 2020.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Aaand, right on schedule—a toasty warm hike today. It might not have been so warm had Jack and I not slept late, but man and dog had places to go, so we went those places, as always.

The heat might’ve daunted the birds some—that and the job of keeping everyone safe and hidden—because I didn’t encounter many species. Still da bunch of buntings and towhees (as always, I have come to realize). And plenty of finches and hummingbirds and gnatcatchers.

I’m kinda taking a liking to gnatcatchers.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin** (v)
2. Song Sparrow** (v)
3. House Finch*
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
5. Lazuli Bunting
6. Black-chinned hummingbird
7. Black-headed Grosbeak
8. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
9. Pine Siskin (v)
10. Spotted Towhee
11. Cooper’s Hawk
12. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
13. Black-billed Magpie (v)
14. Warbling Vireo (v)
15. Black-throated Gray Warbler
16. Turkey Vulture


17. Rock Pigeon
18. Eurasian Collared Dove
19. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
20. California Quail


Rock Squirrel

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

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