20 October 2021

Posts Tagged ‘northern flicker’

Mild Overcast

Monday, October 18th, 2021
Yellow-rumped Warbler, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 18 October 2021.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

The morning was mild, the morning was overcast. Aside from a lone trail runner and a distant hiker, it was just dog and me up there on the deer trails.

Still quite a few migrants—in fact, more yellow-rumps than yesterday—and a lovely sparrow, and a high, distant eagle (I’m pretty sure).

Afternoon rain. Will rain tonight and in the morning. Sweet, sweet rain.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 8:21 a.m. (9:21 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
2. Yellow-rumped Warbler
3. Black-billed Magpie*
4. House Finch**
5. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. White-crowned Sparrow
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9. American Robin (v)
10. Dark-eyed Junco
11. Golden Eagle
12. Lesser Goldfinch*

Elsewhere

13. House Sparrow (v)
14. Song Sparrow (v)

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

Pleasant Morn

Sunday, October 17th, 2021
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 17 October 2021.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Got some good sleep last night, so didn’t rush to the trailhead first thing. As a result, much of my hike with dog happened in the sunshine this morning. Mild temperatures, plenty of interesting birds, just an all-around nice time.

Plus, a kinglet actually posed for a photo.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 8:30 a.m. (9:30 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. House Finch**
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
5. Yellow-rumped Warbler**
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Mourning Dove
8. Lesser Goldfinch**
9. Northern Flicker
10. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11. Dark-eyed Junco
12. European Starling
13. Black-billed Magpie**
14. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

15. Song Sparrow

Mammals

Red Squirrel

*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Shady Morn

Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Black-capped chickadee and sunflower seeds, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 October 2021.
Black-capped chickadee (dining on sunflower seeds).

Hiked early today—not summertime early, but certainly autumn early. About three-fourths of my hike with dog occurred in shade of the mountain, as did most of my bird sightings.

Among them, more kinglets, robins juncos, and yellow-rumps moving through (although not as many as yesterday). Plus, a Mountain Cottontail.

Here’s hoping tomorrow’s hike is as enjoyable.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:31 a.m. (8:31 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. House Finch
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Song Sparrow**
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Spotted Towhee**
8. Northern Flicker
9. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
10. Dark-eyed Junco
11. American Robin
12. Black-billed Magpie**

Mammals

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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