14 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘chipping sparrow’

Towhee

Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Spotted Towhee, East Mill Creek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 05 October 2019.
Spotted Towhee.

It being Saturday, Jack and I met quite a few other members of our species on the trails this morning—a nippy morning, with not a lot of bird activity. Saw a few, though, and got an interesting photo of a towhee.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Northern Flicker
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Chipping Sparrow
4. House Finch**
5. Spotted Towhee
6. Black-billed Magpie*
7. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
9. Dark-eyed Junco

Elsewhere

11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. House Sparrow
13. Song Sparrow (v)
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Downy Woodpecker (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Memorable Morning

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Golden Eagle (immature), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 October 2019.
Golden Eagle (immature).

This morning’s hike—kind of a late one—was a hike of raptors. The day began in the 30s (F) but warmed quickly as the sun spread. Didn’t expect many birds, but not only did I spot quite a few, one was a lifer: Golden Eagle.

It was one of four raptors (three species), circling the summit of Grandeur Peak. I could see it was a very large bird. I could see it had oval patches of white on its underwings. I thought it possible, but I didn’t know for sure until we got back home, dog and I, and I managed to look up the field marks.

A memorable one for sure.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
4. American Robin*
5. House Finch*
6. Northern Flicker
7. Spotted Towhee
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Red-tailed Hawk
10. Cooper’s Hawk
11. Golden Eagle‡
12. Chipping Sparrow

Elsewhere

13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. House Sparrow
15. Gull (sp)
16. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
17. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere
‡Lifer

Canyon Wren

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Canyon Wren, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 02 October 2019.
Canyon Wren.

This nippy morning on the mountainside, toward the end of my hike with dog, I heard an unfamiliar, loud, raspy sort of bird call. I tracked it down around a canyon rim. It was a Canyon Wren. A lifer for me.

Otherwise, lots of migrants moving through. Fall is in full force already. And already looking forward to tomorrow’s morning excursion.

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

1. Song Sparrow* (v)
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
4. American Robin*
5. House Finch*
6. Black-capped Chickadee*
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. Spotted Towhee**
9. Dark-eyed Junco
10. Vireo (sp.)
11. Chipping Sparrow
12. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
13. Buteo (sp)
14. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
15. Downy Woodpecker
16. Canyon Wren‡

Elsewhere

17. Eurasian Collared Dove
18. House Sparrow (v)
19. California Quail
20. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
21. 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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