17 January 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘American goldfinch’

White Christmas

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
Black-billed Magpie, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 December 2019.
Black-billed Magpie.

Snow came overnight, as forecast. Had a couple inches at the house by the time it eased up—at which point Jack and I took off for the trailhead. About five inches of heavy wet snowfall up there.

Also fog—pretty thick fog. Heard quite a few birds but didn’t spot a one. However, a magpie posed like an ornament back in the neighborhood.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere

9. Eurasian Collared Dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Chickadees

Friday, November 29th, 2019
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 29 November 2019.
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek.

Not much to report from today’s hike, other than a new snowfall and chickadees. In afternoon, a few to several more inches fell on into evening.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Between Snows

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
House Finch, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 26 November 2019.
House Finch.

We’re supposed to have a three-day Thanksgiving week “winter” storm tomorrow through Friday, but today’s weather was bright and delightful. Among the delights was a layer of about four inches of fluffy snow, seven bird species along the trail, a photogenic finch, and my first good look at a whitened high desert—first of many, I’m sure.

(Only slipped once, and didn’t pitch over a cliff, so I count that as successful also.)

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere
8. Rock Pigeon

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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