28 October 2020

Posts Tagged ‘black-cappe chickadee’

Lull

Sunday, October 4th, 2020
White-crowned Sparrow (immature), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 04 October 2020.
White-crowned Sparrow (immature).

A seeming slight lull in migration this morning, another coolish-one. Perhaps the drought is affecting things—well, I’m sure it’s affecting things, but this is only my second fall migration I’ve experienced here in Utah.

The usual suspects, couple chickadees, couple of corvids, bunch house finches, all that. No yellow-rumps, but I did spy a lovely little White-crowned Sparrow.

Already wondering what tomorrow will bring.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:29 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
3. Northern Flicker**
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. House Finch**
6. White-crowned Sparrow
7. Spotted Towhee
8. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
9. Dark-eyed Junco
10. American Robin
11. Mountain Chickadee
12. Chipping Sparrow

Elsewhere

13. House Sparrow (v)
14. Song Sparrow (v)
15. Mourning Dove

Mammals

Red Squirrel (v)

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

Jack’s Birthday

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
View from a height, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 April 2020.
View from a height.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted female), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 April 2020.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted female).

For his 12th birthday today, Captain Jack, my dog, and I veered off the familiar foothills trail and up a grassy slope. And up and up to a rocky climb. And up some more. Kept going to an altitude of 6,736 feet—our highest climb so far.

Saw a high-elevation flicker on a rock. Heard my second Canyon Wren. met some fellow hikers coming down from a longer hike than ours.

Both of us are kind of achy and sore this night. (Jack’s just now napping on his birthday toy in the middle of the floor.)

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked about seventeen hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. American Robin*
4. House Finch
5. Northern Flicker**
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Lesser Goldfinch
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
9. Dark-eyed Junco
10. Golden Eagle
11. American Kestrel
12. Canyon Wren (v)

Elsewhere

13. Song Sparrow
14. California Quail
15. Eurasian Collared Dove

Mammals

Mule Deer

(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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