24 June 2024


Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 April 2021.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

The day dawned clear. A little remnant snow along the trails, although not nearly as muddy as the past two days. Few bird species to start, but a flurry toward the end of my hike with dog.

(Aside: I thought about leaving Jack home this morning, since his back legs aren’t as sturdy as they used to be, and I thought he might benefit from a day off. However, he seems eager, and in fact led the way more than once this morning. Plus, he’d miss all the smells I worry about him, though.)

Heard a couple bird calls I didn’t recognize. Neve got a look. New arrivals, I believe, perhaps sparrows. Should be a flurry of migrants in the next few warm days.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:23 a.m. (8:23 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie* (v)
2. American Robin*
3. Spotted Towhee**
4. House Finch**
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Pine Siskin (v)
9. Dark-eyed Junco
10. Turkey Vulture
11. Northern Flicker (v)
12. Lesser Goldfinch (v)


13. House Sparrow (v)
14. Song Sparrow (v)
15. Cooper’s Hawk


Rock squirrel

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

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