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Year Ending

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021
Chickadee found a morsel, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 29 December 2021.
Chickadee found a morsel.

A morning much like yesterday’s, but with a very slight breeze, a slightly chillier temperature, a little more snow, and a bit of hazy sunlight. A different selection of birds, three cottontails, nine deer, a few humans (whose conversation was intelligible to me, but who did not notice us at all).

Saw a flicker. Heard a bunch of chickadees. Came upon what looked like Mountain Lion tracks. Grabbed a photo or two.

A couple days left in the year. A few hours until my birthday.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 9:36 MST, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch**
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
4. Northern Flicker
5. Pine Siskin (v)
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Accipiter (sp?)
8. Black-billed Magpie (v)

Elsewhere

9. Mourning Dove
10. California Gull

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail
Mule Deer

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

Birds moving

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Philadelphia vireo, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 September 2013.

Philadelphia vireo.

Brilliantly sunny and cool, with a little breeze. When I took Jack out at midday when the temperature hovered in the mid-60s (F), I realized that not very many months ago I had stepped out into such temperatures thinking, Ahhh! Warmth! It’s all a matter of perspective.

Yellow-rumped warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 17 September 2013.

Yellow-rumped warbler.

Busy day at the kitchen table, working alongside Sarah. Finally, toward late-afternoon, I took Jack up to Beech Hill, where somehow we ended up hiking all trails. But first, right in the parking lot just steps from my pickup, I saw a bunch of little birds flitting through the trees and counted a half-dozen species right away. Got three times that many eventually—including a surprise Philadelphia vireo hanging out with some yellow-rumps—the last of which was a nearby osprey that I heard but never did see. It must’ve been flying just above the treetops or something.

Chilly again tonight. Seasons changing. Birds moving.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 4:30 p.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Black-capped chickadee
2. Blue jay**
3. White-breasted nuthatch
4. American redstart
5. Black-and-white warbler
6. Tufted titmouse (v)
7. Gray catbird
8. Accipiter (sp.)
9. Song sparrow
10. American crow*
11. Yellow-rumped warbler
12. Northern flicker (v)
13. Philadelphia vireo
14. Golden-crowned kinglet (v)
15. American goldfinch (v)
16. Eastern phoebe
17. Cedar waxwing (v)
18. Osprey (v)

Elsewhere

19. House finch (v)
20. Herring gull
21. Canada goose

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

 
Bird Report is a (sometimes intermittent) record of the birds I encounter while hiking, see while driving, or spy outside my window. —Brian Willson



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