26 May 2022

Lovely Day

Saturday, October 30th, 2021
Cooper’s Hawk (juvie), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 October 2021.
Cooper’s Hawk (juvie).

A quick hike this morning—a cool morning with a partial overcast and a young Cooper’s Hawk on a utility pole. Curiously, like yesterday morning, half my listed species were finches or corvids.

A truly lovely day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:46 a.m. (8:46 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie**
2. Cooper’s Hawk
3. House Finch** (v)
4. Northern Flicker (v)
5. Spotted Towhee
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
9. Steller’s Jay (v)
10. Lesser Goldfinch (v)

Elsewhere

11. House Sparrow (v)

Mammals

Red Squirrel

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

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