26 May 2022

A Little Action

Monday, January 10th, 2022
Northern Flicker, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 January 2022
Northern Flicker.

This nippy, sub-freezing, cloudless morning began with a lot of quiet. No birds to start, very few birds after a good half-hour (none seen)—and then the sun warmed the landscape, and we got a little action.

Quite a little, in fact: finches, corvids (the Steller’s Jay again), finches, a distant eagle. A few even posed for pics.

My favorite photo, though, was of the first bird I saw: a flicker, in flight, headed up the foothills alongside dog and me.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 09:24 MST, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
2. Rock Pigeon*
3. Northern Flicker
4. Black-billed Magpie
5. House Finch**
6. Dark-eyed Junco
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Lesser Goldfinch
9. Golden Eagle
10. Steller’s Jay (v)
11. American Robin (v)

Elsewhere

12. Red-tailed Hawk

Mammals

Red Squirrel
Mule Deer

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

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