26 May 2022

Overcast Morn

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
Juniper Titmouse, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 09 February 2021.
Juniper Titmouse.

Rain showers were in the forecast for this warmish morning, so dog and I didn’t waste any time in getting up the switchback. The overcast persisted, but no precipitation fell in our vicinity. Still, I didn’t expect to end up with many wild critters on my list.

I was wrong: plenty of bird species popped up (many willing to pose), and a Rock Squirrel made its first appearance in a while.

Notable were a softly singing Townsend’s Solitaire, a Juniper Titmouse, and a female Cassin’s Finch awaiting our return to the trailhead.

Would that tomorrow’s might be this fun.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:38 a.m. (MST), I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. American Robin*
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
4. House Finch**
5. Spotted Towhee
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Dark-eyed Junco**
8. Juniper Titmouse
9. Black-billed Magpie*
10. Townsend’s Solitaire
11. Northern Flicker**
12. Mourning Dove
13. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
14. Cassin’s Finch

Elsewhere

15. House Sparrow
16. Eurasian Collared-dove (v)
17. European Starling

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

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

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