8 July 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘chipping sparrow’

Mammals

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
Mountain Cottontail, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 07 July 2020.
Mountain Cottontail.
Spotted Towhee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 07 July 2020.
Spotted Towhee.

While I’m out looking for wild birds to photograph, sometimes a mammal pops into view. And of course I cannot resist.

This warm morning, it was a Mountain Cottontail. (My usually alert dog didn’t seem to notice—but he’s never been a chaser, so I’m not sure.) It began to hop away, but then everybody stopped, and I watched it mosey over and begin to munch on a sprig dry grass.

Otherwise, a lovely little hike. Plenty of birds flitting in the greenery (many with secret fledglings), and not a few on perches, singing.

Ah, summertime.

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

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Lazuli Bunting
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
4. House Finch*
5. Rock Pigeon
6. Black-chinned Hummingbird
7. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
8. Black-billed Magpie* (v)
9. Spotted Towhee
10. American Robin*
11. Pine Siskin (v)
12. Cooper’s Hawk
13. Black-headed Grosbeak
14. Warbling Vireo
15. Chipping Sparrow

Elsewhere

16. Eurasian Collared Dove
17. California Quail
18.Lesser Goldfinch (v)

Mammals

Rock Squirrel
Mountain Cottontail

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Fourth

Saturday, July 4th, 2020
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 04 July 2020.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Did the ridge circuit with dog this morning, a three-and-a-half mile hike up Coyote Canyon (so-called) to a summit above the terminus of the Pipeline Trail. Warm, sunny, breezy, dry.

Not nearly as many individual birds as yesterday, nor as many species. But all around it was a lovely Independence Day hike for both Captain Jack and me.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked 1,200 feet or so up a mountain.

1. Mourning Dove
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. House Finch*
4. Lazuli Bunting
5. Black-headed Grosbeak (v)
6. Black-chinned Hummingbird*
7. American Robin*
8. Spotted Towhee
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10. Pine Siskin (v)
11. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
12. Cooper’s Hawk (v)
13. Warbling Vireo (v)
14. Chipping Sparrow (v)
15. Virginia’s Warbler (v)
16. Turkey Vulture
17. Northern Flicker (v)

Elsewhere

18. Black-billed Magpie
19. Eurasian Collared Dove
20. European Starling

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Many Birds

Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Sharp-shinned Hawk, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 July 2020.
Sharp-shinned Hawk.
American Robin (juvie), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 July 2020.
American Robin (juvie).

During this morning’s bright, breezy hike with dog, I encountered more wild birds than I have since at least last fall. Quite a few species, too—but I’ve had more species on my list this year. Just not as many individual birds.*

The youngsters have been sprung free.

Many young finches, many young robins, random other juvie birds—along with the usual high number of buntings and towhees. By my count, 107 individuals—among them (today’s highlight) a curious Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Can hardly wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

*Not counting large flocks of Rock Pigeons.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Lazuli Bunting
2. House Finch*
3. Black-headed Grosbeak
4. Black-billed Magpie*
5. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
6. Black-chinned Hummingbird
7. American Robin*
8. Spotted Towhee
9. Pine Siskin
10. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
11. Black-capped Chickadee
12. Warbling Vireo (v)
13. Black-throated Gray Warbler
14. Chipping Sparrow
15. Violet-green Swallow
16. Cooper’s Hawk
17. Song Sparrow** (v)
18. Sharp-shinned Hawk
19.Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay

Elsewhere

20. Eurasian Collared Dove
21. Brown-headed Cowbird
22. Rock Pigeon
23. House Sparrow
24. Cliff Swallow

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

(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



3IP Logo
©1997–2020 by 3IP