24 June 2024


Monday, January 31st, 2022
Bald Eagle, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 31 January 2022.
Bald Eagle.

Started up the switchback a little later than the past few days. The morning was warmer—right about freezing—and the birds seemed to like the (brief) reprieve: dozens of juncos, singing finches, vocal jays, a pair of eagles—the cool thing being the eagles were of differing species.

First I happened to spy a high-flying Golden Eagle circling above the cairn ridge, then ten or fifteen minutes saw it again—that is, I assumed it was the same bird. Turned out to be a Bald Eagle (a species I see far less frequently than goldens).

The bald appeared just to be passing through.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 09:37 MST, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie**
2. House Finch*
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Rock Pigeon*
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
6. Dark-eyed Junco
7. Golden Eagle
8. Lesser Goldfinch
9. Townsend’s Solitaire (v)
10. Bald Eagle


11. Song Sparrow (v)
12. Spotted Towhee


Red Squirrel
Mule Deer

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

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