11 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘cooper’s hawk’

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

A Dozen

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
House finch in afternoon, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 23 October 2019.
House finch in afternoon.

Cool but lovely morning. Heard a singing quail—Chicago! Chicago!—first thing, then spied a few occasional species (raven, woodpecker) and ended up with a dozen in all.

Dog and I are starting to really love this new hike of ours.

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

1. California Quail** (v)
2. House Finch*
3. Black-billed Magpie*
4. Dark-eyed Junco**
5. Black-capped Chickadee**
6. Cooper’s Hawk
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay* (v)
9. Common Raven
10. Northern Flicker (v)
11. American Robin**
12. Lesser Goldfinch (v)

Elsewhere

13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. Song Sparrow (v)
15. House Sparrow (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Mid-October

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Northern Flicker (red-shafted), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 October 2019.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted).
Scrub-jay with peanut, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 October 2019.
Scrub-jay with peanut.

Cool morning, fair, quiet. In the mountain’s shadow, all was pretty quiet, and I didn’t expect to encounter many birds. But then the sun topped the ridge, and my list ended up with a dozen species.

Cool.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. American Robin (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Northern Flicker**
5. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
6. Cooper’s Hawk
7. Dark-eyed Junco**
8. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
9. House Finch*
10. Downy Woopecker (v)
11. Townsend’s Solitaire
12. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*

Elsewhere

13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. House Sparrow
15. Song Sparrow (v)

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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