23 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘black-capped chickaee’

Bone-Chilling

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Northern Flicker, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 29 October 2019.
Northern Flicker.

We were expecting a few inches of snow this morning but got only a few flurries. So instead of sticking around indoors—the forecast cold was accurate—dog and I had ourselves our thirtieth straight daily hike up the mountainside.

Not a lot of birds, but a flicker on a utility pole posted while poking about in the snow. Also saw a bunch of curiously quiet magpies in the Canyon Wren gulch.

In the neighborhood were a few of the usual suspects also. Brisk wind—perhaps one of the windiest days here for us—made the dipping temperatures seem bone-chilling toward evening. Brrr.

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

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

Elsewhere

6. Dark-eyed Junco
7. American Robin
8. House Finch
9. Eurasian Collared Dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Juncos Everywhere

Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 October 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco.

Snowed a little overnight for the first time this season. Dog an I waited until late morning to hike the mountain…

…and found juncos everywhere. Dark-eyed Juncos, but in many different sets of plumage in many color combinations. Dark ones, pale ones, two-tone, you name it. There were scores of ’em up there.

Snow should be melted soon (except in the upper altitudes, of course).

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere

11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. Lesser Goldfinch (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Ten Species

Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, East Milllcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 October 2019.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Chilly morning, dampness in the air, a little wet snow forecast for tonight. Didn’t hear or see many birds at first—rather, encountered a lot of humans and canines, it being Saturday—but by the end of my long hike with Jack, I had a total of ten.

This included the solitaire again, only this time I heard its extended series of territorial notes (but got only a distant view). Cool.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. House Finch**
2. Song Sparrow** (v)
3. Northern Flicker* (v)
4. Black-billed Magpie*
5. Black-capped Chickadee**
6. Dark-eyed Junco**
7. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
9. American Robin
10. Townsend’s Solitaire

Elsewhere

11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. 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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