23 October 2020

Nip in the Air

Friday, October 16th, 2020
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 October 2020.
Black-capped Chickadee.

Temps in the 30s (F) when dog and I hit the shady trail. No clouds above us, a bit of a breeze, clean, sweet-tasting air, and quite a few birds about still.

Against this mid-October backdrop, I encountered the usual fall migration suspects—towhees, juncos, a couple kinglets, one yellow-rump—but not bad numbers. Several popped up for photos.

But I was especially thankful for the chickadee who struck a pose.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:35 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
2. Dark-eyed Junco
3. Black-billed Magpie*
4. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5. Spotted Towhee
6. Northern Flicker
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. House Finch**
9. American Robin
10. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
11. Downy Woodpecker
12. Yellow-rumped Warbler


13. House Sparrow


Red Squirrel (v)

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

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