22 October 2020

Posts Tagged ‘chipping sparrow’

Dove

Monday, October 12th, 2020
Mourning Dove, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 October 2020.
Mourning Dove.

On this bright, nippy morning’s hike with dog, I happened upon quite a few bird species. But I want to single out just one: Mourning Dove.

Late in our hike, we came around a shady curve and into a section of sun—when I saw a flutter and heard whistling wings. I just had a glimpse, but I knew what it was. Except I hadn’t seen where it’d flown. Took a few more steps, and again the dove (about ten feet in front of us on the trail) fluttered a short distance away. This time it posed for a photo.

A couple more steps and it whistled down into the shady canyon somewhere. The other species were fun and/or challenging—but for some reason I appreciated our encounter with the dove.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:34 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch**
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Dark-eyed Junco
5. Pine Siskin
6. Northern Flicker**
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)
10. Spotted Towhee
11. Juniper Titmouse
12. Lesser Goldfinch
13. Golden Eagle
14. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
15. Mourning Dove
16. Chipping Sparrow

Elsewhere

17. Cedar Waxwing (v)
18. Song Sparrow (v)

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

Lull

Sunday, October 4th, 2020
White-crowned Sparrow (immature), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 04 October 2020.
White-crowned Sparrow (immature).

A seeming slight lull in migration this morning, another coolish-one. Perhaps the drought is affecting things—well, I’m sure it’s affecting things, but this is only my second fall migration I’ve experienced here in Utah.

The usual suspects, couple chickadees, couple of corvids, bunch house finches, all that. No yellow-rumps, but I did spy a lovely little White-crowned Sparrow.

Already wondering what tomorrow will bring.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:29 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
3. Northern Flicker**
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. House Finch**
6. White-crowned Sparrow
7. Spotted Towhee
8. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
9. Dark-eyed Junco
10. American Robin
11. Mountain Chickadee
12. Chipping Sparrow

Elsewhere

13. House Sparrow (v)
14. Song Sparrow (v)
15. Mourning Dove

Mammals

Red Squirrel (v)

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

Sparrow

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Chipping Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 October 2020.
Chipping Sparrow.

Nice quick hike with dog this morning. Many birds moving about (although fewer species than a few days ago). Good air, good exercise—and I had a sparrow on my list for a change.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:29 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
3. Northern Flicker**
4. Black-capped Chickadee**
5. Mourning Dove
6. House Finch**
7. Mountain Chickadee
8. Yellow-rumped Warbler
9. Spotted Towhee
10. Pine Siskin
11. Chipping Sparrow
12. American Robin
13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
14. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)

Elsewhere

15. Song Sparrow (v)
16. Downy Woodpecker (v)

Mammals

Rock 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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