2 July 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘eastern towhee’

Ravens

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
Pair of ravens, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 April 2020.
Pair of ravens.

Light, wet snow this morning. Also, this was my day to shop for groceries in a pandemic. Long story short: dog and I didn’t get up the hill until early afternoon (DST—high noon Earth time).

By then, the sun had come out.

No really outlandish birds, but a lovely hike. I did catch the chattering call of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, then (about ten minutes later) managed to spot the bird, which felt like a minor success and/or vindication.

Lots of robins, juncos, towhees. And a pair of ravens.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 1:00 p.m., I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee*
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Eastern Towhee
4. House Finch* (v)
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
6. Song Sparrow* (v)
7. American Robin*
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
10. Northern Flicker
11. Common Raven
12. Turkey Vulture
13. Pine Siskin

Elsewhere

14. Eurasian Collared Dove
15. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
16. European Starling
17. Rock Pigeon
18. California Quail

Mammals

Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Waxwings

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
Cedar Waxwing, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 April 2020.
Cedar Waxwing.
Mountain Cottontail, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 April 2020.
Mountain Cottontail.

This morning brought cloudiness and a little light rain. Didn’t stop dog and me from making our usual rounds.

Spied a Mountain Cottontail. Amassed a list of a dozen bird species on the mountainside. Then, back home, a big flock of waxwings descended on the flowering trees in the yard.

Feels more like spring every day.

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

1. Northern Flicker
2. Song Sparrow* (v)
3. Eastern Towhee
4. Pine Siskin
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
7. Black-capped Chickadee*
8. American Robin*
9. House Finch* (v)
10. Dark-eyed Junco
11. Canada Goose
12. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. Downy Woodpecker (v)
15. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
16. European Starling
17. Cedar Waxwing

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail
Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Singers

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
Spotted Towhee, East Millreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 14 April 2020.
Spotted Towhee.

A coldish morning. Temps in the 20s (F) when Jack and I hit the trail. Perhaps that’s why I didn’t encounter a huge selection of bird species. However, of those I did encounter, many were singing.

Towhees were singing. Chickadees. House Finches—and the corvids were making their equivalent of song.

When the weather warms a bit, about the time the rattlesnakes come out, I imagine there’ll be some sweet music up there. Feeling the anticipation.

Note: had another little earthquake in SLC this evening.

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

1. American Robin*
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Eastern Towhee
4. Pine Siskin (v)
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
6. Northern Flicker (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
9. Townsend’s Solitaire
10. House Finch* (v)

Elsewhere

11. Song Sparrow (v)
12. European Starling
13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. California Quail

Mammals

Mule Deer

(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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