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Posts Tagged ‘hairy woodpecker’

Buteo

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Red-tailed Hawk, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 01 February 2020.
Red-tailed Hawk.

A warm clear Saturday means busy mountain hiking trails. Sure enough, dog and I met several friends (human and dog) on our hike this morning. But despite more chatting than usual, I still managed to spot a few birds—among them, a solitary, circling buteo.

An adult Red-tailed Hawk it was. Giving a few of us birders a nice look. Also distant elk up on Parley’s Ridge, here and there a mule deer, a few distressed scrub-jays, chickadees, magpies, juncos.

Spent a couple hours up there (a half-hour more than usual). You could hardly ask for a busier, more interesting hike.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere

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

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

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

 
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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