24 June 2024

Fifteen

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Cooper’s Hawk.

Fifteen species this chilly (50s (F)!) overcast late morning when dog and I arrived at the trailhead. We waited out the rain this time, and the trails were not too muddy. Quite a few more bird species, including some lessd familiar ones.

Hard to get decent photos in the dim-light conditions, but at the very end of our hike, a hawk soared over.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 10:24 a.m. (11:24 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch**
2. Black-chinned Hummingbird
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
4. Black-headed Grosbeak (v)
5. Lazuli Bunting
6. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. Mourning Dove
9. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
10. Spotted Towhee*
11. Pine Siskin (v)
12. Cooper’s Haw
13. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
14. Olive-sided Flycatcher
15. Rock Pigeon

Elsewhere

16. Lesser Goldfinch
17. Black-billed Magpie
18. Red-tailed Hawk

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

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

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