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Finches

Thursday, April 14th, 2022
Lesser Goldfinch, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 14 April 2022.
Lesser Goldfinch.

Overcast—but warmer, with mud on thee trails. Despite the chance of it, dog and I experienced no snow or drizzle. No crazy migrants (other than a distant wren of some kind I happened to spot high atop a rock on the ridge). But many, many siskins—more even than juncos.

And before our hike, at home, I managed to convince a goldfinch to pose for us.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:54 a.m., sun time, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

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

Elsewhere

12. House Sparrow
14. Eurasian Collared-dove (v)
15. Lesser Goldfinch
16. European Starling
17. California Quail

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail

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

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