2 December 2021

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Jay Day

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 23 November 2021.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

Another frosty morning hike up the switchback in the mountain shade. Pretty darn quiet up on the deer trails—until we reached a little mount overlooking the neighborhood, dog and I, where and saw the first two of a number of scrub-jays.

Also heard a solitaire from up there, and a singing song sparrow, and got a glimpse of a flicker and a couple juncos.

If you wander about a bit, you can nearly always find a bird or two. Today was kind of a jay day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 8:50 MST, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch**
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. Rock Pigeon*
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. Dark-eyed Junco
7. Black-billed Magpie*
8. Townsend’s Solitaire (v)
9. Northern Flicker
10. California Quail (v)
11. Song Sparrow (v)


12. American Kestrel

(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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