25 January 2021

Posts Tagged ‘brown creeper’

Creeper and Solitaires

Friday, November 1st, 2019
Townsend’s Solitaire, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 November 2019.
Townsend’s Solitaire (with juniper berry).
Golden Eagle, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 November 2019.
Golden Eagle.

It seems highly paradoxical: another hike without my dog, another fruitful excursion. This day saw more than one eagle flyover (also saw one from my desk back in the neighborhood), more than one Townsend’s Solitaire, and—the first bird up the mountainside—the call of a Brown Creeper, a first-in-Utah bird for me.

Multiple eagles and multiple solitaires was the coolest thing. Also the fine, clear, nippy first of November weather.

Still felt guilty, though.

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

1. Brown Creeper (v)
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Black-capped Chickadee*
4. House Finch*
5. Dark-eyed Junco**
6. Golden Eagle*
7. Northern Flicker*
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
9. Townsend’s Solitaire
10. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)


11. European Starling
12. Eurasian Collared Dove
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
14. House Sparrow (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere


Friday, April 19th, 2019
House Finch, Rockport, Maine, 19 April 2019.
House Finch.

A foggy, breezy morning. Birds about, though no new 2019 species. The next few days will be wet enough that flood warnings are out. You can’t deny the liquidity that comes with the sweetness of spring.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Eastern Phoebe**
2. American Goldfinch (v)
3. Tufted Titmouse**
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. American Crow*
6. Northern Cardinal* (v)
7. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9. Song Sparrow*
10. American Robin* (v)
11. Herring Gull* (v)
12. Chipping Sparrow
13. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
14. Brown Creeper


15. House Finch
16. Mallard
17. Mourning Dove
18. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere


Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Fast food crow, Rockport, Maine, 02 March 2019.
Fast food crow.

Winter’s not over yet. Warmish though it may be, the overcast sky and chilly northeast wind and online forecasts promise more snow—some tonight, a lot more tomorrow and Monday.

Then again, it’s understandable. I mean, winter’s not over yet.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Tufted Titmouse (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. White-breasted Nuthatch**
5. Brown Creeper
6. Northern Cardinal
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. Herring Gull*


9. Mourning Dove
10. Downy Woodpecker

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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