24 March 2023

A Warm One

Sunday, July 4th, 2021
Turkey Vulture, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 04 July 2021.
Turkey Vulture.

This morning on awakening, for the first time since the switch to Daylight Saving Time—when for the first time I refused to change my (manual) clocks—I tripped up on the math. I thought I’d awakened too early, at 6:45 instead of 7, when I’d actually overslept. That is, I read my bedside clock to be DST (7:45) instead of the actual non-DST time.

So we hit the trail about a half hour later than in recent days, Jack and I. It was warm, summery, and sunshiny. We warmed up in a hurry, and the sweat/panting persisted pretty much throughout.

But never mind all that, it was a good hike (if not particularly conducive to photos). We kept it short and sweet (an hour and 20 minutes or so), yet still I got a good list of birds.

More summery weather to come. But I expect to wake up a little earlier tomorrow.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:36 a.m. (8:36 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

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


16. Eurasian Collared Dove
17. California Quail
18. Turkey Vulture
19. Northern Flicker
20. European Starling
21. Mourning Dove
22. House Sparrow


Rock Squirrel (v)

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

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