12 November 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘American goldfinch’

Westerners

Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Northern Flicker (red-shafted race), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 09 November 2019.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted race).

One fun thing about moving west of the Continental Divide is finding familiar species that look different. An example is the yellow-rump I saw yesterday (which had a yellow throat, being an Audubon’s variety). Another are the red-shafted Northern Flickers we’ve got out here—quite distinct from the familiar yellow-shafted race from back east.

Today I got a good look at a few individuals of the latter. Lovely weather, nice hike. Just two days until my dog can join me again.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay*
3. Dark-eyed Junco**
4. American Goldfinch** (v)
5. House Finch*
6. Black-billed Magpie*
7. Northern Flicker*

Elsewhere
8. Eurasian Collared Dove
9. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
12. California Quail

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

Corvids and Such

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 07 November 2019.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

Another hike without dog. Just three more to go. A nice one, though—with a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers in addition to a downy. Otherwise, the usual corvids and such.

Sunny, nice temps, cool breeze, half moon. (Only got a little nervous about the trio of lions spotted about a mile away a couple mornings ago.)

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Black-billed Magpie*
4. Dark-eyed Junco**
5. Northern Flicker*
6. House Finch
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. American Goldfinch* (v)
9. Hairy Woodpecker

Elsewhere
10. Eurasian Collared Dove

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

Creeper and Solitaires

Friday, November 1st, 2019
Townsend’s Solitaire, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 November 2019.
Townsend’s Solitaire (with juniper berry).
Golden Eagle, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 November 2019.
Golden Eagle.

It seems highly paradoxical: another hike without my dog, another fruitful excursion. This day saw more than one eagle flyover (also saw one from my desk back in the neighborhood), more than one Townsend’s Solitaire, and—the first bird up the mountainside—the call of a Brown Creeper, a first-in-Utah bird for me.

Multiple eagles and multiple solitaires was the coolest thing. Also the fine, clear, nippy first of November weather.

Still felt guilty, though.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere

11. European Starling
12. Eurasian Collared Dove
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
14. House Sparrow (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

 
Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson



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