14 May 2021

Buntings

Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Lazuli Bunting, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 May 2021.
Lazuli Bunting.

A warm, sunny day was forecast, but it turned out to be warm and mostly cloudy. A perfect day for the arrival of Lazuli Buntings.

It was the sixth species on my list this morning—three up on the bluff (a good, high spot for migrants). Bright blue glinting in a patch of sun. Saw another later, and also got a glimpse of a first-of-year Black-chinned Hummingbird.

Plenty of firsts-of-years yet to come. Again, I look foward to the morning.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:26 a.m. (8:26 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin**
2. Spotted Towhee
3. Broad-winged Hummingbird (wing-trill)
4. House Finch**
5. Lesser Goldfinch* (v)
6. Lazuli Bunting†
7. Rock Pigeon
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
9. Black-chinned Hummingbird†
10. Chipping Sparrow
11. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
12. Cooper’s Hawk
13. Townsend’s Solitaire
14. Northern Flicker (v)
15. Turkey Vulture

Elsewhere

16. House Sparrow (v)
17. Song Sparrow (v)
18. Mourning Dove

Mammals

Rock Squirrel
Mountain Cottontail
Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

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