14 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘mourning dove’

Cooper’s, Kinglets

Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Cooper’s Hawk, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 October 2019.
Cooper’s Hawk.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 October 2019.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Early hike this morning. Barely sub-freezing, in the shadow of mountains for the most part. But birds were about—including one of several Cooper’s Hawks I’ve seen up there. Also a trio of kinglets.

Of note: In town, I spotted a pair of California Gulls foraging for scraps in a parking lot (first I could ID as lifers); in the neighborhood, I heard the exotic song of a California Quail for the first time.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Northern Flicker** (v)
3. Black-billed Magpie*
4. American Goldfinch**
5. House Finch*
6. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
7. Cooper’s Hawk
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
9. American Robin* (v)

Elsewhere

10. House Sparrow (v)
12. Eurasian Collared Dove
13. California Quail
14. California Gull‡
15. Mourning Dove

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere
‡Lifer

Tarantula

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Salt Lake City Brown Tarantula, East Millcreek, Utah, 26 September 2019.
Salt Lake City Brown Tarantula.

Not a bird, but I had to mention the big ol’ spider dog and I encountered on the mountainside this morning. It’s been decades since I’ve come across a tarantula in the wild—and I’m pretty sure this was Jack’s first sighting. (He was highly interested.)

Elsewise, it was a lovely hike. Bunch of birds (no great photos), great views, cool fall air, and a feeling of, well, just being alive.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
2. House Finch*
3. Northern Flicker (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Spotted Towhee
7. American Goldfinch*
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (v)
10. American Robin (v)
11. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

12. Eurasian Collared Dove
13. Song Sparrow
14. Mourning Dove
15. European Starling
16. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
17. Downy Woodpecker (v)

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

An Enjoyable Time

Friday, September 6th, 2019
Spotted Towhee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 September 2019.
Spotted Towhee.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 September 2019.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted).

Rained this morning, which was a novel happening. Even had a rainbow. Rather than hike in a thundershower, Jack and I waited until mid-morning or so to hike the mountainside.

Song Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 September 2019.
Song Sparrow.

Was an enjoyable time. Lots of birds. Most fun was about a ten-minute stop amid a whole slew of noisy little Broad-tailed Hummingbirds going about their social business.

Also liked listening to the western dialect being sung by a Song Sparrow in the yard.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Mourning Dove*
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Northern Flicker
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay
5. House Finch**
6. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee**
8. Broad-tailed Hummingbird*
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10. Spotted Towhee
11. Turkey Vulture
12. Lazuli Bunting

Elsewhere

13. Song Sparrow
14. Eurasian Collared Dove
15. European Starling
16. California Quail

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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