5 February 2023

Posts Tagged ‘blac-throated gray warbler’

Wrens, Etc.

Sunday, May 16th, 2021
Rock Wren, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 May 2021.
Rock Wren.

Good news and not so bad news this morning: Jack seems fine and was eager to hike this morning; not nearly the excitement of yesterday, bird-wise, but still an enjoyable excursion.

Cooler, breezier, mostly clear. The Rock Wrens are still in the little old quarry, so maybe they’ll nest there this year. Gnatcatchers all over the place, with those antic, highly entertaining songs and calls of theirs. The usual spring warblers, Warbling Vireos, chippies, a Cooper’s Hawk.

Dog really dug our hike, and so did I.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:05 a.m. (8:05 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Lazuli Bunting
2. American Robin*
3. Black-headed Grosbeak
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Black-chinned Hummingbird
6. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
8. Rock Wren
9. House Finch (v)
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Warbling Vireo (v)
12. Chipping Sparrow
13. Cooper’s Hawk
14. Virginia’s Warbler
15. Black-throated Gray Warbler (v)
16. Orange-crowned Warbler (v)
17. California Quail (v)
18. Northern Flicker (v)
19. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)

Elsewhere

20. Song Sparrow (v)
21. Black-billed Magpie

Mammals

Red Squirrel

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

Many Birds

Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Sharp-shinned Hawk, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 July 2020.
Sharp-shinned Hawk.
American Robin (juvie), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 July 2020.
American Robin (juvie).

During this morning’s bright, breezy hike with dog, I encountered more wild birds than I have since at least last fall. Quite a few species, too—but I’ve had more species on my list this year. Just not as many individual birds.*

The youngsters have been sprung free.

Many young finches, many young robins, random other juvie birds—along with the usual high number of buntings and towhees. By my count, 107 individuals—among them (today’s highlight) a curious Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Can hardly wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

*Not counting large flocks of Rock Pigeons.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Lazuli Bunting
2. House Finch*
3. Black-headed Grosbeak
4. Black-billed Magpie*
5. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
6. Black-chinned Hummingbird
7. American Robin*
8. Spotted Towhee
9. Pine Siskin
10. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
11. Black-capped Chickadee
12. Warbling Vireo (v)
13. Black-throated Gray Warbler
14. Chipping Sparrow
15. Violet-green Swallow
16. Cooper’s Hawk
17. Song Sparrow** (v)
18. Sharp-shinned Hawk
19.Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay

Elsewhere

20. Eurasian Collared Dove
21. Brown-headed Cowbird
22. Rock Pigeon
23. House Sparrow
24. Cliff Swallow

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

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

Feeding Frenzy

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

On our hike this lovely morning, dog and I encountered fewer bird species—but the air held plenty of birdsong. All because of a feeding frenzy.

We got scolded by buntings and gnatcatchers and Warbling Vireos. Only got a glimpse or two of the vireos—but the faint, high-pitched voices of their new fledglings were an apparent reason for that.

No magpies and just one scrub-jay (voice only)—meaning they and their offspring have long abandoned the nest.

Meanwhile, a Chipping Sparrow sat silently on a juniper stem, waiting for dog and human to pass so he could bring breakfast to the young ’uns.

It’s a seasonal imperative.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-headed Grosbeak
2. Lazuli Bunting
3. Rock Pigeon
4. Black-chinned Hummingbird*
5. Spotted Towhee
6. House Finch**
7. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Black-throated Gray Warbler (v)
10. Warbling Vireo (v)
11. Chipping Sparrow
12. Cooper’s Hawk
13. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
14. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)

Elsewhere

15. Eurasian Collared Dove
16. American Robin
17. California Quail
18. Song Sparrow (v)

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

(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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