30 June 2022

Posts Tagged ‘Brewer’s sparrow’

Sparrows

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
White-crowned Sparrow (imm.), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 September 2021.
White-crowned Sparrow (imm.).

My morning hike with dog was supposed to be a short one (since grocery shopping after was in the cards), but I got waylaid by some interesting birds. And not a few this day.

Hawk in the big olive tree. Pigeon and chickadee and gnatcatcher and warbler and yet another (unidentified) hummer—and sparrows.

(The sparrows brought the thrills this day, especially a young white-crowned.)

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:12 a.m. (8:12 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
2. Rock Pigeon
3. House Finch**
4. Cooper’s Hawk
5. Spotted Towhee
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. American Robin
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10. Brewer’s Sparrow
11. Lesser Goldfinch
12. White-crowned Sparrow
13. Chipping Sparrow
14. Yellow-rumped Warbler
15. Hummingbird (sp?)
16. Black-billed Magpie

Elsewhere

17. Turkey Vulture
18. California Quail

Mammals

Red Squirrel

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

Chickadee

Friday, September 10th, 2021
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 September 2021.
Black-capped Chickadee.

This morning’s was a grand hike. Coolish in the shade, a cloud-dappled blue sky, warmish in the sun, plenty of interesting birds to listen to and look at.

Saw finches, corvids, wren, sparrow, doves, towhee, hawk. Heard gnatcatcher and flicker. But the birds that warmed my heart up on the bluff were a little bevy of chickadees. The kind that’s the state bird of my old home-state of Maine. The kind that have a every-so-slightly different accent here—but behave exactly like the bird I know and live. The kind that occasionally oblige me with a nice photo.

Here’s to the Black-capped Chickadee.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:18 a.m. (8:18 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Northern Flicker (v)
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
3. Rock Wren
4. House Finch**
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Lesser Goldfinch
7. Eurasian Collared-dove
8. Rock Pigeon*
9. Spotted Towhee
10. Black-billed Magpie*
11. Brewer’s Sparrow
12. Cooper’s Hawk
13. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (v)

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

Standout

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
Brewer’s Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 September 2021.
Brewer’s Sparrow.

Another in a string of very similar September days—smoky, cool early, cloudless (or nearly so). About the same number of bird species, too, but different ones (as always). Few chances for great photos, but one that stood out.

Today’s standout: a handsome Brewer’s Sparrow.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:14 a.m. (8:14 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
3. Rock Pigeon*
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
6. Black-chinned Hummingbird
7. Eurasian Collared-dove
8. Northern Flicker
9. Brewer’s Sparrow
10. Chipping Sparrow
11. Nashville Warbler
12. Black-capped Chickadee**

Elsewhere

13. Downy Woodpecker

Mammals

Red 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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