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Birds on the Ridge

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
Chukars, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 14 September 2021.
Chukars four.

Under a cloudless sky (with a slight haze of smoke), this cool morning’s hike turned out to be a pretty good one. Encountered waves of finches, spied two warblers on the move, saw eight towhees headed together in southerly direction—essentially enjoyed a little migratory action.

Captain Jack and I also had a nice visit chat with one human and a couple dog friends.

Plus, I heard the distinctively onomatopoetic calls of Chukars from high up the shady slope above us. Having had a little experience with the species, I said to Jack something like, “Wonder if I can them up on the ridge.”

And, sure enough, there they were.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:13 a.m. (8:13 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch**
2. Northern Flicker (v)
3. Rock Pigeon*
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
5. Spotted Towhee
6. Mourning Dove*
7. Lesser Goldfinch*
8. Chipping Sparrow
9. Western Tanager (v)
10. Chukar
11. Virginia’s Warbler
12. Yellow-rumped Warbler

Elsewhere

13. Red-tailed Hawk
14. Black-chinned Hummingbird
15. California Quail (v)

Mammals

Red Squirrel

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

Fun Hike

Monday, September 13th, 2021
Chipping Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah,13 September 2021.
Chipping Sparrow.

Fun hike today. Cool in the mountain shade, with a cloud-dappled blue sky above. And lots of birds.

Mostly finches (more than 40 in all), but also a couple of calls I didn’t recognize and the first kinglet in a while—meaning migration is in fact underway.

Flitting around with the finches were at least one pair of chippies. One even sat for a photo.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:11 a.m. (8:11 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Northern Flicker (v)
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
3. House Finch**
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Lesser Goldfinch
8. Black-chinned Hummingbird
9. Chipping Sparrow
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
12. Nashville Warbler
13. American Robin
14. Black-billed Magpie** (v)

Elsewhere

15. Eurasian Collared-dove
16. Mourning Dove

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

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

A Day

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 09 September 2021.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

A few clouds this morning, just enough to make for some hazy sun early. Cool, but not as cool as the past few mornings. Still smoky air.

Very quiet along our usual hiking trails: nine species, not many of each. Afterward, doing errands in town, listed another nine species—including a vee of geese, three vultures, swallo, gull, and starling.

However, my best photo came early, thanks to a visit by a chatty scrub-jay.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:10 a.m. (8:10 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Spotted Towhee
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
3. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (v)
4. Northern Flicker (v)
5. House Finch*
6. Black-capped Chickadee**
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. Eurasian Collared-dove
9. Black-chinned Hummingbird

Elsewhere

10. Black-billed Magpie
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Mourning Dove
13. European Starling
14. Canada Goose
15. California Gull
16. Turkey Vulture
17. Barn Swallow
18. California Quail

Mammals

Red Squirrel
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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