17 January 2021

Lovely Hike

Monday, November 16th, 2020
Towhee in a wild rose, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 November 2020.
Towhee in a wild rose.
Butt of scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 November 2020.
Butt of scrub-jay.

Some warmer this morning. Still muddy (reminding me of Maine), and with quite a few bird species right away. Ten species after about ten minutes, in fact—then no more for about an hour or so.

But a couple more toward the end (both heard only). Two corvids, four finches, two chickadees, two sparrows, a thrush, and a woodpecker.

All in all, a lovely hike with dog.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:18 a.m. (MST), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

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

Elsewhere

13. Rock Pigeon
14. European Starling

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail
Red Squirrel (v)

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

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