11 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘American robin’

Lone Robin

Monday, November 18th, 2019
Robin of the Mountain West, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 18 November 2019.
Robin of the Mountain West.
Black-billed Magpie, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 18 November 2019.
Black-billed Magpie.

Had a few urgent tasks to take care of this morning, so Jack and I didn’t arrive at the trailhead until quite late. Clear skies early had given way to a light overcast, and there were few birds about, making it kind of quiet up the mountainside—other than chickadees and magpies.

But toward the end of the hike we walked around to an overlook of the neighborhood, where right away I heard a junco and a Song Sparrow and saw a scrub-jay.

Turns out my earliest sighting was one of the best: a lone, calling robin on a utility line.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 11:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere
10. American Robin
11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. California Quail (v)

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

’Rump

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Yellow-rumped Warbler, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 November 2019.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Saw my first Yellow-rumped Warbler on the trail today. It seemed like a milestone of sorts.

I’ve seen them—out here they’re the Audubon’s subspecies, with a yellow throat as well as rump—flitting through the back yard trees in afternoon, but this was the first bird up the mountainside trail I hike with dog every day. Believe it or not, it was quite a thrill.

Had another eight species this morning also. Good day.

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

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

Elsewhere
10. Song Sparrow (v)
11. Rock Pigeon
12. European Starling
13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. House Sparrow

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

Warbler

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Yellow-rumped Warbler, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 08 November 2019.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s).
Song Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 08 November 2019.
Song Sparrow.

A day much like yesterday, sunny and calm and pleasant. Fairly quiet on the mountainside, but a few interesting species in the neighborhood—including what I’m pretty sure was my first sighting of a western yellow-rump (Audubon’s Warbler) out my office window. Just the third warbler I’ve seen here, in fact—which seems weird.

Managed to survive another hike without Jack my dog (and didn’t get eaten by lions).

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

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

Elsewhere
8. Eurasian Collared Dove
9. Song Sparrow
10. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
11. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
12. California Quail
13. Yellow-rumped Warbler
14. 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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