26 May 2022

Coolish

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
Lazuli Bunting, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 June 2021.
Lazuli Bunting.

These past couple days, as the temperatures in the Pacific Northwest broke all-time heat records (121°F in British Columbia??), Jack and I have had some nice coolish morning hikes up the foothills trails. Upper 60s to start, maybe mid-70s at the end. Today the trend continued.

Yep, it was a lovely morning for a walk in the high desert. We’ve even had scattered thundershowers lately.

[Sucks about anthropogenic climate change, though.]

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:05 a.m. (8:05 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Lazuli Bunting
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. House Finch**
4. Song Sparrow*
5. Mourning Dove
6. Black-chinned Hummingbird
7. Spotted Towhee
8. Rock Pigeon
9. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
10. Black-headed Grosbeak
11. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
12. American Robin** (v)
13. Warbling Vireo (v)
14. Black-throated Gray Warbler
15. Turkey Vulture

Elsewhere

16. Eurasian Collared-dove
17. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
18. California Quail
19. House Sparrow (v)

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

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

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