14 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘canyon wren’

Overcast and Nippy

Monday, December 9th, 2019
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 09 December 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco.
Black-billed Magpie, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 09 December 2019.
Black-billed Magpie.

Overcast and nippy first thing, but with a slow clearing toward midday. Met no dogs or humans on the trail this morning—but saw plenty of juncos (and fewer other birds). Also marveled at how many mule deer tracks there were. Herds of them follow the switchback paths in the off-hours to hunt for grub in the neighborhood, apparently.

Most photogenic bird today: Dark-eyed Junco.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. House Finch*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Northern Flicker**
4. Dark-eyed Junco
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Canyon Wren (v)
7. Song Sparrow** (v)
8. Lesser Goldfinch (v)

Elsewhere
9. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

*Voice only elsewhere

December Wren

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Canyon Wren (with wasp), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 December 2019.
Canyon Wren (with wasp).

First of December, snowy trails, chill gives way to warming sun, Canyon Wren emerges.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere
10. Eurasian Collared Dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Long List

Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Cooper’s Hawk, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 November 2019.
Cooper’s Hawk.
Golden Eagle (juvie), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 November 2019.
Golden Eagle (juvie).

Snow last evening, snow overnight, snow this morning. About a foot of it, looked like when it finally stopped in late morning. Soon the sun came out and Jack and I slogged our way up the snowy trail.

I didn’t know what to expect, bird-wise—in fact, I was not too optimistic. Was I ever wrong. Ended up with eleven species on my trail list—including three raptors, a Canyon Wren, Canada Geese of all things, and a young eagle. Maybe being midday, maybe the first clearing after a four-day snow.

Ain’t complainin’. It was a very good day.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
3. Northern Flicker** (v)
4. Common Raven
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Cooper’s Hawk
7. Golden Eagle
8. Northern Harrier
9. Canyon Wren (v)
10. Canada Goose (v)
11. House Finch* (v)

Elsewhere
12. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. Rock Pigeon

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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