2 April 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘Eurasian collared dove’

Jack’s Birthday

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
View from a height, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 April 2020.
View from a height.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted female), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 April 2020.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted female).

For his 12th birthday today, Captain Jack, my dog, and I veered off the familiar foothills trail and up a grassy slope. And up and up to a rocky climb. And up some more. Kept going to an altitude of 6,736 feet—our highest climb so far.

Saw a high-elevation flicker on a rock. Heard my second Canyon Wren. met some fellow hikers coming down from a longer hike than ours.

Both of us are kind of achy and sore this night. (Jack’s just now napping on his birthday toy in the middle of the floor.)

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9 a.m., I hiked about seventeen hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. American Robin*
4. House Finch
5. Northern Flicker**
6. Eastern Towhee
7. Lesser Goldfinch
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
9. Dark-eyed Junco
10. Golden Eagle
11. American Kestrel
12. Canyon Wren (v)

Elsewhere

13. Song Sparrow
14. California Quail
15. Eurasian Collared Dove

Mammals

Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Emergence

Saturday, March 28th, 2020
Dark-eyed Junco (and reflection), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 March 2020.
Dark-eyed Junco (and reflection).
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 March 2020.
Black-capped Chickadee.

Snowed again overnight, and inch or two. Unexpected by yours truly—but I hadn’t checked the weather for a while. Still got up the mountain early with dog. Not a lot of birds at first, but a little blue appeared, and the sun illuminated pieces of landscape for a bit, and there came an emergence.

(Even got my first decent look at a Chukar—albeit at a little distance.)

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

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. American Robin*
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. House Finch* (v)
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
7. Spotted Towhee*
8. Chukar
9. Eurasian Collared Dove*
10. Dark-eyed Junco
11. Song Sparrow* (v)

Elsewhere

12. Lesser Goldfinch (v)

Mammals

Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Warming Sun

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Northern Flicker (male), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 March 2020.
Northern Flicker (male).
Spotted Towhee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 March 2020.
Spotted Towhee.

You might’ve thought winter had returned for a quick visit. This morning’s temperature was somewhere in the 20s (F), and the dirt footing was solid for a change. Little wind—but still a coating of snow from yesterday, ice here and there. The birds didn’t seem to care about the temperature, though. They liked the fresh angle of the warming sun.

Quite a bit of activity up the mountainside and in the neighborhood. Quite a bit of singing. And just a twinkle in their eyes.

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

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. American Robin*
3. Northern Flicker
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
6. Spotted Towhee
7. Pine Siskin (v)
8. Chukar (v)
9. House Finch* (v)
10. Dark-eyed Junco (v)

Elsewhere

11. Song Sparrow (v)
12. European Starling
13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. Rock Pigeon
15. California Gull
16. Lesser Goldfinch

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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