19 November 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘lesser goldfinch’

Lone Robin

Monday, November 18th, 2019
Robin of the Mountain West, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 18 November 2019.
Robin of the Mountain West.
Black-billed Magpie, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 18 November 2019.
Black-billed Magpie.

Had a few urgent tasks to take care of this morning, so Jack and I didn’t arrive at the trailhead until quite late. Clear skies early had given way to a light overcast, and there were few birds about, making it kind of quiet up the mountainside—other than chickadees and magpies.

But toward the end of the hike we walked around to an overlook of the neighborhood, where right away I heard a junco and a Song Sparrow and saw a scrub-jay.

Turns out my earliest sighting was one of the best: a lone, calling robin on a utility line.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 11:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere
10. American Robin
11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. California Quail (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

A Little Frosty

Sunday, November 17th, 2019
Yellow-rumped Warbler, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 17 November 2019.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Got up the hill early this morning, before the sun topped all the ridges. A little frosty, but bright. Quite a few birds flitting around, but none were overly excited to be photographed.

The sunny days here stack up like books on a shelf.

Back home in afternoon, I caught sight of another yellow-rump out my office window. Love those little guys.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

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

Elsewhere
10. Eurasian Collared Dove
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Yellow-rumped Warbler

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Magpies

Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Magpie in a juniper, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 November 2019.
Magpie in a juniper.

Before I move to Utah, I asked a birder friend what I might expect out here. “Magpies,” he said. “Lots of magpies.”

He wasn’t wrong—magpies are the crows of the Salt Lake City area (although there are a scant few American Crows here also). The local corvids are various jays (I’ve seen only scrub-jays), the occasional raven, and Black-billed Magpies.

I’ve come to like them, though, magpies. As I did the crows of Maine.

Lovely day today. Few bird species where dog and I happened to roam— but plenty to see and hear and think about.

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

1. House Finch*
2. Dark-eyed Junco**
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Black-billed Magpie*
5. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)

Elsewhere
6. Song Sparrow (v)
7. Eurasian Collared Dove
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
9. Rock Pigeon

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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