12 November 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘hairy woodpecker’

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

New Friends

Friday, October 25th, 2019
Black-billed Magpie, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 October 2019.
Black-billed Magpie.
European Starling, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 October 2019.
European Starling.

Frostier than yesterday morning, but warmer in the afternoon sun. Quite a few more birds today, although nothing too outlandish. Still, it always feels nice to meet my new winged Utah friends.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere

11. European Starling
12. Eurasian Collared Dove
13. Rock Pigeon
14. House Sparrow (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

New Warbler

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Spotted Towhee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 September 2019.
Spotted Towhee.
White-crowned Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 September 2019.
White-crowned Sparrow.

Steady rain for a couple hours this morning. First I’ve experienced in my six-plus weeks in Utah. A break came at mid-morning, so Jack and I headed up the mountain.

Also first mud I’ve experienced here. Was hopeful for some migration action—and got a little, including my first glimpse of a Townsend’s Warbler. (No photo, alas.) Also an unidentified warbler passing through, along with a couple of unidentifiable passerines moving overhead.

Couldn’t really decide which photo to post first, a white-crowned I spied on the trail, or one of the resident towhees that perched for a portrait. Decided on the towhee, since it’s the common, handsome resident.

Lovely morning.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Northern Flicker**
2. House Finch*
3. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*
4. Wood-warbler (sp.)
5. Black-capped Chickadee
6. Spotted Towhee
7. Hammond’s Flycatcher
8. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
9. Townsend’s Warbler†
10. White-crowned Sparrow
11. Hairy Woodpecker** (drumming)
12. Black-billed Magpie

Elsewhere

9. Eurasian Collared Dove
10. House Sparrow
12. Lesser Goldfinch
13. Rock Pigeon
14. Song Sparrow (v)
15. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere
†A lifer for me

 
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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