22 July 2024


Thursday, March 31st, 2022
Robin at sunset, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 31 March 2022.
Robin at sunset.

A chilly, overcast morning, as expected. The slick mud of yesterday had (also as expected) had mostly dried, and dog and I enjoyed our daily excursion. The usual suspects, mostly—along with a goodly number of deer (not expected).

The most noteworthy moment came as we were returning via the deer trail and I heard the single, subtle cry of a Cooper’s Hawk. It came from approximately they’d nested last year. We stopped, and I listened and looked for a good ten or fifteen minutes—as single cries were followed by the species’s signature, repetitive call. But I never saw the bird.

At evening, though, I did the silhouette of a robin against a cantaloupe sky.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 8:15 a.m., sun time, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Eurasian Collared-dove* (v)
2. American Robin*
3. Pine Siskin (v)
4. Spotted Towhee**
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. House Finch* (v)
8. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
9. Dark-eyed Junco
10. Cooper’s Hawk (v)
11. Northern Flicker (v)


12. House Sparrow (v)
13. Song Sparrow
14. Lesser Goldfinch


Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also Elsewhere
**Voice only Elsewhere

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