4 August 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘Canada goose’

Swallows

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Barn Swallow nestlings, Sugar House Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 July 2020.
Barn Swallow nestlings.
Barn Swallow, Sugar House Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 July 2020.
Barn Swallow.

Lovely cool hike this morning. Managed to tally eighteen species—including a juvie Red-tailed Hawk being mobbed by robins, finches, and at least one oriole.

Then, this afternoon, dog and I had a meet-up with visiting friends at Sugar House Park, a nice green area in town with a creek and pond. Fun conversation amid a whole bunch of wild birds: geese, ducks, hummingbirds—and a plethora of Barn Swallows tending nests in the corners of the pavilion roof.

Could hardly get enough of the swallows.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Robin*
3. Lazuli Bunting
4. House Finch*
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
6. Mourning Dove*
7. Spotted Towhee
8. Pine Siskin
9. Black-chinned Hummingbird
10. Black-headed Grosbeak
11. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
12. Rock Pigeon*
13. Red-tailed Hawk
14. Bullock’s Oriole
15. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
16. Warbling Vireo
17. Virginia’s Warbler (v)
18. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

19. Eurasian Collared Dove
20. California Quail
21. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
22. Canada Goose
23. Mallard
24. Barn Swallow

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Waxwings

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
Cedar Waxwing, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 April 2020.
Cedar Waxwing.
Mountain Cottontail, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 April 2020.
Mountain Cottontail.

This morning brought cloudiness and a little light rain. Didn’t stop dog and me from making our usual rounds.

Spied a Mountain Cottontail. Amassed a list of a dozen bird species on the mountainside. Then, back home, a big flock of waxwings descended on the flowering trees in the yard.

Feels more like spring every day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Northern Flicker
2. Song Sparrow* (v)
3. Eastern Towhee
4. Pine Siskin
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
7. Black-capped Chickadee*
8. American Robin*
9. House Finch* (v)
10. Dark-eyed Junco
11. Canada Goose
12. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. Downy Woodpecker (v)
15. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
16. European Starling
17. Cedar Waxwing

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail
Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Jonesin’ for Migration

Friday, April 10th, 2020
Northbound geese, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 April 2020.
Northbound geese.

Cooler than yesterday, but nearly cloudless, with little wind. Perfect for heading up to the ridge.

Which dog and I did. A lovely hike. A lovely morning. Singing towhees and singing chickadees. Magpies and jays negotiating territories. Canada Geese headed north. We flushed a grouse near the summit, and I heard (then saw) a sharpie.

Still mere hints of migration. Already looking forward to morning.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. Spotted Towhee
3. Song Sparrow** (v)
4. Black-billed Magpie*
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
7. Canada Goose
8. Pine Siskin (v)
9. House Finch*
10. Northern Flicker (v)
11. Ruffed Grouse
12. Sharp-shinned Hawk

Elsewhere

14. European Starling (v)
15. Eurasian Collared Dove

Mammals

Mule Deer

(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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