20 October 2021

Plentiful

Monday, October 11th, 2021
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 11 October 2021.
Dark-eyed Junco.

Plentiful birds this nippy-yet-sunny morning. Not too many species—but scads of individual birds. E.g., at least sixty (60!) robins flying south (in two large flocks), and half that many yellow-rumps. Also many juncos, along with a few kinglets and such.

Plus, it felt and smelled and tasted of October, rich and sweet and pungent. And looked as a fall day should—a colorful landscape under a blue-and-white morning sky.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:51 a.m. (8:51 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. House Finch**
3. American Robin
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Northern Flicker
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Spotted Towhee*
10. Black-billed Magpie
11. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
12. Pine Siskin (v)
13. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
14. Song Sparrow** (v)

Mammals

Red Squirrel

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

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