15 January 2021

Posts Tagged ‘mallard’


Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Barn Swallow nestlings, Sugar House Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 July 2020.
Barn Swallow nestlings.
Barn Swallow, Sugar House Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 July 2020.
Barn Swallow.

Lovely cool hike this morning. Managed to tally eighteen species—including a juvie Red-tailed Hawk being mobbed by robins, finches, and at least one oriole.

Then, this afternoon, dog and I had a meet-up with visiting friends at Sugar House Park, a nice green area in town with a creek and pond. Fun conversation amid a whole bunch of wild birds: geese, ducks, hummingbirds—and a plethora of Barn Swallows tending nests in the corners of the pavilion roof.

Could hardly get enough of the swallows.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Robin*
3. Lazuli Bunting
4. House Finch*
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
6. Mourning Dove*
7. Spotted Towhee
8. Pine Siskin
9. Black-chinned Hummingbird
10. Black-headed Grosbeak
11. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
12. Rock Pigeon*
13. Red-tailed Hawk
14. Bullock’s Oriole
15. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
16. Warbling Vireo
17. Virginia’s Warbler (v)
18. Downy Woodpecker


19. Eurasian Collared Dove
20. California Quail
21. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
22. Canada Goose
23. Mallard
24. Barn Swallow

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Lush and Damp

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Northern Flicker (photobombed by whitetail), Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 June 2019.
Northern Flicker (photobombed by whitetail).

Rained much of the night. Stopped long enough for a morning hike with dog. Damp, green, humid, lush. Interesting walk—including a first-of-year patch of fireweed (ate my first blossom of the year, yum), Mourning Dove singing from the chimney of Beech Nut, Philadelphia Vireo singing by the road, A white-tail showing up in a photo I took of a flicker.

On way back home I stopped in traffic on Route 1 to let a little family of Mallards cross.

More rain later. Precipitation is generally not a bad thing.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Purple Finch (v)
2. Veery** (v)
3. White-breasted Nuthatch (v)
4. Ovenbird (v)
5. Gray Catbird**
6. American Goldfinch
7. American Crow*
8. Philadelphia Vireo (v)
9. Song Sparrow **
10. Common Yellowthroat**
11. Yellow Warbler
12. American Robin
13. Tree Swallow
14. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
15. Nashville Warbler (v)
16. Alder Flycatcher (v)
17. Herring Gull*
18. Savannah Sparrow
19. Northern Cardinal (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe
21. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
22. Chestnut-sided Warbler
23. Eastern Bluebird (v)
24. Mourning Dove*
25. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
26. Red-eyed Vireo (v)
27. Northern Flicker
28. Black-billed Cuckoo (v)
29. American Redstart (v)
30. Black-and-white Warbler**


31. Wild Turkey
33. Mallard

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

This Sunny Morning

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
Alder Flycatcher, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, 22 June 2019.
Alder Flycatcher.

Flushed two woodcock this sunny morning. Flushed one of them twice. All three times I hunted carefully for youngsters but didn’t see any—although I didn’t want to pester the woodcock families too much.

Also saw my first Beech Hill Bobolink in at least three years. Also, somehow, ended up with thirty-three species on today’s list.

Later today there came a couple of thundershowers, which was fun.

More fun tomorrow.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., I hiked the open trail—and then some.

1. Eastern Bluebird
2. Blue Jay**
3. American Goldfinch
4. Veery (v)
5. American Woodcock
6. Chipping Sparrow*
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler** (v)
8. American Crow*
9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (v)
10. Alder Flycatcher
11. Ovenbird (v)
12. Tree Swallow
13. Eastern Towhee
14. Song Sparrow**
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. Savannah Sparrow
17. Nashville Warbler (v)
18. Gray Catbird** (v)
19. Common Yellowthroat (v)
20. Eastern Phoebe*
21. Cedar Waxwing
22. Red-eyed Vireo** (v)
23. Eastern Wood-pewee (v)
24. Hermit Thrush (v)
25. Black-throated Green Warbler (v)
26. Black-throated Blue Warbler (v)
27. Black-capped Chickadee**
28. Bobolink
29. Herring Gull*
30. Great Crested Flycatcher (v)
31. Mourning Dove* (v)
32. Northern Cardinal** (v)
33. American Redstart (v)
34. American Robin*


35. Mallard
36. European Starling

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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