19 November 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘California quail’

Lone Robin

Monday, November 18th, 2019
Robin of the Mountain West, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 18 November 2019.
Robin of the Mountain West.
Black-billed Magpie, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 18 November 2019.
Black-billed Magpie.

Had a few urgent tasks to take care of this morning, so Jack and I didn’t arrive at the trailhead until quite late. Clear skies early had given way to a light overcast, and there were few birds about, making it kind of quiet up the mountainside—other than chickadees and magpies.

But toward the end of the hike we walked around to an overlook of the neighborhood, where right away I heard a junco and a Song Sparrow and saw a scrub-jay.

Turns out my earliest sighting was one of the best: a lone, calling robin on a utility line.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 11:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Northern Flicker (v)
4. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
5. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
6. Song Sparrow
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*

Elsewhere
10. American Robin
11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. California Quail (v)

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

Quail, etc.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
California Quail, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 November 2019.
California Quail (male).

Jack my dog got a clean bill of eye health this morning. Excellent healing of his corneal ulcer. So relieved. Plus, we got to hike together this midday.

Not many bird species on the mountainside—although they did include a Canyon Wren sighting—but the little gang of quail showed up in the neighborhood, and a male perched on a bush and posed for photos.

Also, yet again, a little group of Yellow-rumped Warblers (Audubon’s) flitted through the trees outside my office window.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 12 p.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. House Finch** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Dark-eyed Junco**
4. Canyon Wren
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
6. Black-billed Magpie

Elsewhere
7. Eurasian Collared Dove
8. California Quail
9. Rock Pigeon
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler

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

Hopeful

Monday, November 11th, 2019
American Robin, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 11 November 2019.
American Robin.

A little chillier this morning than yesterday, and I headed up the mountain a bit later. Pretty quiet, but had nine species on my list—including the vocal Canyon Wren. Blue-blue sky, light breeze, lovely day.

Tomorrow I’m hopeful that Jack can accompany me again finally.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Black-billed Magpie**
3. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
4. House Finch*
5. Dark-eyed Junco**
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
7. American Robin
8. Canyon Wren (v)
9. Northern Flicker

Elsewhere
10. Eurasian Collared Dove
11. Song Sparrow
12. California Quail (v)

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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