14 August 2022

Posts Tagged ‘juniper titmouse’

Good Day

Monday, April 19th, 2021
Black-capped Chickadee at nest cavity, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 April 2021.
Black-capped Chickadee at nest cavity.

We got an early start this day, dog and I. No unusual birds at the outset (although we both spied a cottontail), then when we got to little Coyote Canyon, I made a split decision to hike the ridge, and we headed up the switchback to the Pipeline Overlook.

A clear morning, cool in the shade, warm in the sun. From about 800 feet up, I happened to look down and see a coyote casually trotting along a trail we’d hiked about 45 minutes before. New flowers along the trail, little patches of remnant show.

Toward the end, I happened to spot a Sharp-shinned Hawk circling above us—a migrant perhaps. A good day, with exciting times to come.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:16 a.m. (8:16 MDT), I hiked about 1,200 feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. House Finch**
3. European Starling*
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Mountain Chickadee
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Juniper Titmouse (v)
11. Chukar (v)
12. Black-billed Magpie** (v)
13. Dark-eyed Junco
14. Sharp-shinned Hawk

Elsewhere

13. House Sparrow (v)
14. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
15. Song Sparrow (v)
16. American Crow

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail
Mountain Coyote

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

Fun Hike

Sunday, April 18th, 2021
Juniper TItmouse, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 18 April 2021.
Juniper TItmouse.

Fun hike with dog this morning—a cloudless morning, as forecast. Dry trails, nice birds (albeit fewer numbers than yesterday). Did get a good, near peek at a bird I could not quickly identify (haven’t yet checked my GoPro video), and also a one-eyed Cooper’s Hawk, but the best part was pestering another Juniper Titmouse until it finally posed for photos.

Migrants coming within the next week or two. Woo-hoo!

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:41 a.m. (8:41 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. House Finch*
3. Spotted Towhee
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Northern Flicker**
8. Black-billed Magpie* (v)
9. Cooper’s Hawk
10. Juniper Titmouse
11. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
12. Mountain Chickadee

Elsewhere

13. House Sparrow (v)
14. Mourning Dove
15. California Quail
16. Eurasian Collared-dove
17. Turkey Vulture

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

Clear

Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Raven overflight, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 17 April 2021.
Raven overflight.

As forecast, the day dawned clear. Nippy still, but much dryer trails. Bunches of birdies, too—nearly 50 of them robins.

A raven flew over, had a nice look at a solitaire, two starlings flew by (unusual), and a goodly amount of towhees. Also stopped to chat with some early-rising human (and dog) friends.

Tomorrow being Sunday—and having a similar forecast—we can maybe expect more of the same.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:24 a.m. (8:24 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. Spotted Towhee
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. Townsend’s Solitaire
5. Northern Flicker
6. Common Raven
7. European Starling
8. Rock Pigeon*
9. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
10. House Finch*
11. Juniper Titmouse (v)
12. Black-billed Magpie* (v)
13. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)

Elsewhere

14. House Sparrow (v)
15. Mourning Dove
16. California Quail
17. Song Sparrow

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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