17 January 2021

Warm, Windy Day

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Bald Eagle, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 18 November 2020.
Bald Eagle.
American Robin, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 18 November 2020.
American Robin.

It blew all night, whistling through the door jam, and it was blowing still this morning when dog and I headed up the switchback. I could tell from the loud voice of the wind that today’s would be a short list. Many more leaves flew than birds.

I heard a few as we got underway, saw a few wind-blown robins, spied a solitary Bald Eagle soaring above the ridge. And we flushed a good-sized flock of grouse in a little scrubby vale. They looked like maybe ruffed, but I couldn’t be sure as they sailed up and across Coyote Canyon.

Few birds in the neighborhood, too, on this warm and windy day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. (MST), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch** (v)
2. Black-billed Magpie
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. American Robin
5. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
6. Bald Eagle
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
8. Grouse (sp)

(v) Voice only
**Voice only elsewhere

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