14 August 2022

Cloudless

Saturday, January 29th, 2022
Lesser Goldfinch, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 29 January 2022.
Lesser Goldfinch.

For a Saturday, the foothills were rather lonesome this morning. Dog and I encountered a trail runner we pass frequently, but otherwise just some deer and a nice little gang of birds.

The most abundant species? Dark-eyed Junco—flitting about in the twiggy scrub oak and munching on grass seed and such. Also a little gang of goldfinches, some chickadees, and the usual pair of corvids.

All under an exceptionally cloudless sky.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 09:18 MST, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

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

Elsewhere

11. American Kestrel

Mammals

Red Squirrel
Mule Deer

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

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