2 December 2022

Posts Tagged ‘black-throated gray warbler’

FOYs

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
Black-throated Gray Warbler (first of year).
Black-throated Gray Warbler (first of year).

For the fourth straight day, I saw a first-of-year bird on my morning hike with dog. Today’s bird—whose chip note I mistook for a yellow-rump’s at first—was a Black-throated Gray Warbler. Also spied the gnatcatcher again (which I assume is the same bird, since it’s unusually early for the species.

Otherwise, two hawks (Cooper’s and a redtail), were noteworthy, as well as a little herd of deer apparently spooked up the trail by a hiker.

Four days before we take off for Maine, Captain Jack and me. A lot to do yet, but we’ll manage somehow—along with our daily hike).

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:46 a.m., sun time, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2. American Robin*
3. Song Sparrow**
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Pine Siskin**
6. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
7. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
8. House Finch*
9. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
10. Rock Pigeon*
11. California Quail* (v)
12. Cooper’s Hawk
13. Black-throated Gray Warbler
14. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

15. Eurasian Collared-dove
16. House Sparrow
17. Lesser Goldfinch
`18. European Starling
19. American Kestrel

Mammals

Mule Deer

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

More Hummers

Sunday, August 15th, 2021
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (fem.), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 August, 2021.
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (fem.).

I’ve been getting a kick out of watching hummingbirds the past several days. They love little Coyote Canyon—chasing each other, zipping all around, twittering and playing those instrumental wings. It’s all I can do to follow ’em with my eyes, let along grab an occasional photo. And I generally have no idea what their up to. Three species today. Love those little guys.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (fem.), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 August, 2021.
Black-chinned Hummingbird (fem.).

Another noteworthy sighting: first Chukar in a while.

It was a smoky hike, though, thanks to the Parleys Canyon fire a few miles to the east. The fire’s ten percent contained tonight, with no structures yet threatened. The original estimate of 3,000 acres was reduced today to 619 acres, as crews got a better look at the burnt area through the smoke.

Pretty sure it’s still the largest wildfire of the year so far. Hopeful that things will be fully under control in the next day or two.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 6:55 a.m. (7:55 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
2. Eurasian Collared-dove*
3. House Finch*
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Rock Pigeon*
6. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
7. Mourning Dove*
8. Warbling Video
9. Black-throated Gray Warbler
10. Rufous Hummingbird
11. Chukar (v)
12. American Robin (v)
13. Black-chinned Hummingbird
14. Lazuli Bunting

Elsewhere

15. House Sparrow
16. California Quail
17. Black-billed Magpie

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

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

Gully Birds

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Portrait of Cooper’s Hawk (imm.), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 07 August 2021.
Portrait of Cooper’s Hawk (imm.).

More smoke in the air this morning, but not nearly as smoky as yesterday. Still, dog and I hiked early (in the cool, cool air) and kept it rather short. Still, as always, there were birds.

Three hummingbird species again today. Cooper’s Hawks again (one posing agreeably nearby). The surprise birds included Warbling Vireo and Black-throated Gray warbler—near where they both surely nested, up the leafy gully a ways. (I saw all these species there, in fact.)

Not many birds down in the neighborhood—although the red-tail stood sentinel late in the day on its utility pole toward town.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:04 a.m. (8:04 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
3. Black-chinned Hummingbird
4. Lesser Goldfinch* (v)
5. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
6. Mourning Dove
7. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
8. Lazuli Bunting
9. Cooper’s Hawk
10. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
11. Warbling Vireo
12. Rufous Hummingbird
13. Black-throated Gray Warbler
14. Spotted Towhee (v)
15. Black-billed Magpie*
16. American Robin* (v)

Elsewhere

17. Rock Pigeon
18. Eurasian Collared-dove
19. Red-tailed Hawk

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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