22 April 2021

Posts Tagged ‘Eurasian collared-dove’

Fickle Spring

Monday, April 5th, 2021
Black-capped Chickadee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 05 April 2021.
Black-capped Chickadee.

Few clouds in this morning’s blue sky, and few bird species up along the deer trails. Rock Squirrels were rather conspicuous, as were Mule Deer, and insects—flies, wasps, butterflies—were a bit more numerous. Seems we’ll still have to wait some days for the first wave of migrants.

Especially considering the weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow: cooler temperatures, higher winds, and a ew inches of morning snow.

Ah, sweet fickle spring!

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:29 a.m. (8:29 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. House Finch*
3. Spotted Towhee
4. Song Sparrow** (v)
5. Rock Pigeon*
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Juniper Titmouse (v)


9. Eurasian Collared-dove
10. California Quail
11. Lesser Goldfinch
12. Black-billed Magpie


Rock Squirrel
Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Ol’ Boys

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
Captain Jack and the cairn, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 31 March 2021.
Captain Jack and the cairn.

This morning we hiked up the cairn, Jack and I. It’d been a while. It was a very good hike. A cloudless day, warm as spring. We even climbed up above the overlook a hundred feet or so and sat a spell.

Not many birds today, but it didn’t seem to matter much. We both dug the mission, the exertion, the smells, the sights—the views of this miraculous world.

Not bad for a couple ol’ boys.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:39 a.m. (8:39 MDT), I hiked some 1,200 feet up a mountain.

1. Northern Flicker
2. Spotted Towhee
3. American Robin*
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
5. Rock Pigeon*
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. House Finch*
8. Black-billed Magpie
9. Cooper’s Hawk


10. Eurasian Collared-dove


Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Bird Report is a (sometimes intermittent) record of the birds I encounter while hiking, see while driving, or spy outside my window. —Brian Willson

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