17 January 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘hairy woodpecker’

A Good Day

Friday, December 20th, 2019
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 December 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco.
Snoozing mule deer buck, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 December 2019.
Snoozing mule deer buck.

A day much like yesterday. A little nippier, though. And birdier.

Scores of birds descended on the neighborhood, scrounging old sunflower seeds and plucking miscellaneous berries. Even spotted a solitaire among them.

And on the mountain trail, I saw (or heard) nine species. Juncos all over the place. And on an opposite slope I spied an enormous mule deer buck, snoozing.

All in all, a very good day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 11:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere
9. Townsend’s Solitaire
10. House Sparrow
11. European Starling
12. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Good Hike

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
House Finch, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 December 2019.
House Finch.
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 December 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco.

A day much like yesterday, but sunnier and a bit nippier. Mid- to late-morning. Encountered no other humans or dogs. Plenty of deer prints on the trails. A lot of juncos.

We liked our hike a lot, dog and I.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere
9. American Robin (v)
10. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Corvids and Such

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 07 November 2019.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

Another hike without dog. Just three more to go. A nice one, though—with a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers in addition to a downy. Otherwise, the usual corvids and such.

Sunny, nice temps, cool breeze, half moon. (Only got a little nervous about the trio of lions spotted about a mile away a couple mornings ago.)

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere
10. Eurasian Collared Dove

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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