30 November 2023

Daily Solitaire

Saturday, February 27th, 2021
Townsend’s Solitaire, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 February 2021.
Townsend’s Solitaire.
Cat track, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 February 2021.
Cat track.

A chilly, mostly overcast morning with a couple fresh inches of snow on the ground. Only met a couple people on the trails, along with several deer and a cottontail. Not many birds, though.

A solitaire has apparently taken a liking to the Russian olive grove (two days in a row, at least), and chickadees sprinkled all over the snow-showery landscape—but not much else.

I did, however, follow what looked like some good-sized wildcat tracks, fairly fresh, running along a good length of our routine trail.

No towhees today—except for one devouring seed spill on my back deck.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:34 a.m. (MST), I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch* (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Song Sparrow* (v)
4. Townsend’s Solitaire
5. Rock Pigeon*
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
7. Northern Flicker*
8. Black-billed Magpie**


9. Song Sparrow
10. Spotted Towhee


Mountain Cottontail
Mule Deer
Red Squirrel

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

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