30 June 2022

Posts Tagged ‘house finch’

Summer Heat

Saturday, June 25th, 2022
Beech Nut phoebe. (Eastern pheobe.)
Beech Nut phoebe

A warm morning, with mosquitos about. Cloudless, little wend. Felt a lot like summer.

Speaking of—I heard another singing Summer Tanager down in the bottomlands. Marched off trail for a while but never did get even a peak at the bird. Will try again tomorrow.

A lovely hike, with sweat galore,

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:20 a.m., I hiked most trails.

1. Ovenbird
2. Northern Cardinal** (v)
3. Red-eyed Vireo**
4. American Crow*
5. American Goldfinch (v)
6. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler
8. American Redstart** (v)
9. Summer Tanager (v)
10. Veery
11. Hairy Woodpecker
12. Gray Catbird
13. Black-capped Chickadee**
14. Black-and-white Warbler
15. Eastern Towhee
16. Common Yellowthroat
17. Song Sparrow
18. Yellow Warbler
19. Field Sparrow (v)
20. Purple Finch (v)
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Eastern Phoebe
23. Savannah Sparrow (v)
24. Mourning Dove
25. American Robin
26. Alder Flycatcher (v)
27. Hermit Thrush (v)
28. House Wren
29. Northern Flicker
30. Tree Swallow
31. Red-breasted Nuthatch
32. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
33.Broad-winged Hawk
34. Tufted Titmouse (v)
35. Common Raven (v)
36 Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
37. Wood Thrush (v)

Elsewhere

38. House Finch
39. Rock Pigeon

Mammals

White-tailed Deer

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

†First-of-year

FOYs

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
Black-throated Gray Warbler (first of year).
Black-throated Gray Warbler (first of year).

For the fourth straight day, I saw a first-of-year bird on my morning hike with dog. Today’s bird—whose chip note I mistook for a yellow-rump’s at first—was a Black-throated Gray Warbler. Also spied the gnatcatcher again (which I assume is the same bird, since it’s unusually early for the species.

Otherwise, two hawks (Cooper’s and a redtail), were noteworthy, as well as a little herd of deer apparently spooked up the trail by a hiker.

Four days before we take off for Maine, Captain Jack and me. A lot to do yet, but we’ll manage somehow—along with our daily hike).

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:46 a.m., sun time, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2. American Robin*
3. Song Sparrow**
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Pine Siskin**
6. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
7. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
8. House Finch*
9. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
10. Rock Pigeon*
11. California Quail* (v)
12. Cooper’s Hawk
13. Black-throated Gray Warbler
14. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

15. Eurasian Collared-dove
16. House Sparrow
17. Lesser Goldfinch
`18. European Starling
19. American Kestrel

Mammals

Mule Deer

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

Sparrows

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022
White-crowned Sparrows (first of year), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 April 2022.
White-crowned Sparrows (first of year).

While dog and I were hiking this oddly hazy, warmish, briefly sunny morning, I encountered three species of sparrow: Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow.

The first was a single bird I heard singing down near the trailhead. The second—towhees are a large sparrow—was the first of about ten representatives of the species. The third, were a pair of White-throated Sparrows, the first I’ve seen this year.

In fact, these two were not the first white-throats (I happened to hear one as we started up the trail), but they were gracious enough to pose for photos.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 8:04 a.m., sun time, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. White-crowned Sparrow†
3. Song Sparrow** (v)
4. Pine Siskin**
5. California Quail** (v)
6. Spotted Towhee
7. House Finch**
8. Red-tailed Hawk
9. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
10. Northern Flicker (v)
11. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
12. Cooper’s Hawk
13. Black-capped Chickadee (v)

Elsewhere

14. Eurasian Collared-dove
15. House Sparrow (v)
26. Lesser Goldfinch

Mammals

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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