23 April 2021

Fickle Spring

Monday, April 5th, 2021
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 05 April 2021.
Black-capped Chickadee.

Few clouds in this morning’s blue sky, and few bird species up along the deer trails. Rock Squirrels were rather conspicuous, as were Mule Deer, and insects—flies, wasps, butterflies—were a bit more numerous. Seems we’ll still have to wait some days for the first wave of migrants.

Especially considering the weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow: cooler temperatures, higher winds, and a ew inches of morning snow.

Ah, sweet fickle spring!

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:29 a.m. (8:29 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. House Finch*
3. Spotted Towhee
4. Song Sparrow** (v)
5. Rock Pigeon*
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Juniper Titmouse (v)

Elsewhere

9. Eurasian Collared-dove
10. California Quail
11. Lesser Goldfinch
12. Black-billed Magpie

Mammals

Rock Squirrel
Mule Deer

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

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