30 September 2022


Sunday, June 27th, 2021
Red-taailed Hawk, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 June 2021.
Red-taailed Hawk.

Dog and I enjoyed another cool morning hike this day—albeit a cloudless one. Only the moon and a few raptors up there. Heard a Cooper’s Hawk call from the nest above little Coyote Canyon, saw another circling above the house home this midday (with pay), and a red-tail in late afternoon.

Despite the drought, fledglings of several species are taking wing. House Finches have multiplied exponentially. I wonder how many more birds will head south come fall than showed up in spring this year.

(Note: I wonder this every year.)

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:15 a.m. (8:15 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Lazuli Bunting
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
3. House Finch**
4. Black-chinned Hummingbird
5. Spotted Towhee
6. Black-billed Magpie** (v)
7. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
8. Pine Siskin
9. American Robin*
10. Cooper’s Hawk
11. Black-headed Grosbeak (v)
12. Chipping Sparrow
13. Warbling Vireo (v)
14. Black-capped Chickadee
15. Song Sparrow (v)


16. Eurasian Collared-dove
17. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
18. Red-tailed Hawk


Rock Squirrel
Red Squirrel

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

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