20 October 2020

Posts Tagged ‘golden-crowned kinglet’

A Little Frosty

Sunday, November 17th, 2019
Yellow-rumped Warbler, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 17 November 2019.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Got up the hill early this morning, before the sun topped all the ridges. A little frosty, but bright. Quite a few birds flitting around, but none were overly excited to be photographed.

The sunny days here stack up like books on a shelf.

Back home in afternoon, I caught sight of another yellow-rump out my office window. Love those little guys.

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

1. House Finch*
2. Downy Woodpecker
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Dark-eyed Junco
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Northern Flicker** (v)
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
8. Lesser Goldfinch**
9. Golden-crowned Kinglet

10. Eurasian Collared Dove
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Yellow-rumped Warbler

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Saw the Sun

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Tree Swallow at home, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 25 April 2019.
Tree Swallow at home.

Sun came out. Bright through the early morning shades. A semi-sunny day, with lots of birds about—among them a first-of-year Broad-winged Hawk.

Tree Swallows were setting up house near the summit.

I love this day.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. White-throated Sparrow** (v)
3. Song Sparrow* (v)
4. Eastern Phoebe**
5. Tufted Titmouse (v)
6. Hermit Thrush (v)
7. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
8. Chipping Sparrow*
9. Northern Flicker
10. Northern Cardinal** (v)
11. Eastern Towhee (v)
12. American Crow*
13. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
14. Herring Gull* (v)
15. Broad-winged Hawk†
16. Tree Swallow
17. Eastern Bluebird
18. Turkey Vulture*
19. Yellow-rumped Warbler
20. American Robin* (v)
21. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
22. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
23. Downy Woodpecker


24. House Finch (v)
25. Mourning Dove
26. Rock Pigeon
27. European Starling
28. Common Grackle

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

†First-of-year bird

Firsts of Year

Monday, April 15th, 2019
Osprey pair, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 15 April 2019.
Osprey pair.
Savannah Sparrow, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 15 April 2019.
Savannah Sparrow.

It was supposed to rain all day, so when I saw an early break in the clouds, I grabbed Jack and we high-tailed it to the hill. Intermittent fog and drizzle, but it didn’t begin raining steadily until we were nearly finished hiking. Saw a few very soggy birds.

Then it stopped raining and got pretty dry. Huh. So on our post office trip, we stopped down at the harbor—where I happened upon two first-of-year species: Savannah Sparrow and Osprey. A pair, building a stick nest.

Right on time.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Robin*
2. Northern Cardinal** (v)
3. Golden-crowned Kinglet (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee* (v)
5. American Crow* (v)
6. Song Sparrow*
7. Eastern Bluebird
8. Hairy Woodpecker (v)
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Northern Flicker (v)


11. House Finch (v)
12. European Starling
13. Dark-eyed Junco (v)
14. House Sparrow (v)
15. Mourning Dove
16. Rock Pigeon
17. Savannah Sparrow†
18. Osprey†

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

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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