26 May 2022

Usual Suspects

Saturday, November 28th, 2020
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 November 2020.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.
Departing Mountain Cottontail, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 November 2020.
Departing Mountain Cottontail.

About the same weather as yesterday morning, but no breeze, so it didn’t feel quite as nippy. I was surprised we didn’t meet any other people and dogs for most of the hike—just me and Jack and the usual bird suspects.

No astounding sightings, no great photos—but I did hear yet another Juniper Titmouse up in the, well, junipers.

On our return, as we neared the trailhead, we ran into several people and dogs we knew. Good people, good dogs. (I guess they’re all good dogs.)

Also got a glimpse of a cottontail.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:21 a.m. (MST), I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Dark-eyed Junco*
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
5. Northern Flicker** (v)
6. House Finch** (v)
7. Song Sparrow (v)
8. Spotted Towhee**
9. Pine Siskin (v)
10. Juniper Titmouse (v)

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail

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

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