2 December 2021

Posts Tagged ‘mountain cottontail’

Birds on a Wire

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021
Pigeons on a wire, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 24 November 2021.
Pigeons on a wire.

This morning we had a pleasant hike, dog and I. The trails were peppered with graupel from an early shower, and the sky was partly cloudy. Birds were few—but among them was a late Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

No great photos, so I present you with a shot taken from home, from the front porch, of some pigeons on a wire.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 8:38 MST, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
4. House Finch**
5. Rock Pigeon*
6. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
7. Townsend’s Solitaire (v)
8. Dark-eyed Junco

Elsewhere

9. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
10. European Starling

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail

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

Biggish Day

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
Northern Flicker, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 21 November, 2021.
Northern Flicker.

Right frosty in the shade this morning when dog and I hit the trailhead. Didn’t expect much in the bird department, but danged if I wasn’t wrong. Ended up with fifteen species on my list—more than in a good while.

A couple are individual birds I know (red-tail, solitaire), and a few were random individuals (yellow-rump, calling quail down in the neighborhood.

No award-winning photos today—but I got to see a cottontail. Captain Jack and I had fun.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 8:38 MST, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch* (v)
2. Black-billed Magpie
3. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
4. Rock Pigeon*
5. Spotted Towhee (v)
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
7. Pine Siskin
8. American Robin (v)
9. Northern Flicker*
10. Red-tailed Hawk*
11. Townsend’s Solitaire (v)
12. Dark-eyed Junco
13. Black-capped Chickadee
14. California Quail (v)
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler (v)

Elsewhere

16. Song Sparrow

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail
Red Squirrel (v)

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

Jay

Monday, November 15th, 2021
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 November 2021.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

A truly lovely morning for a hike with dog. Mostly clear, comfortable temperature, the aroma of fall. Saw some birds (photographed a few) and had a couple nice conversations with fellow hikers.

One of the birds that obliged me with a photo op was a Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay. (It’d been a while.) Plus, I spied the solitaire again. And got a glimpse of a cottontail.

I daresay I’d relive it, if I could.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 8:42 MST, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Dark-eyed Junco
4. House Finch**
5. Rock Pigeon*
6. Spotted Towhee (v)
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
8. Pine Siskin (v)
9. Black-billed Magpie (v)
10. Townsend’s Solitaire
11. Northern Flicker**
12. Lesser Goldfinch

Elsewhere

13. European Starling

Mammals

Red Squirrel
Mountain Cottontail

(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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