14 May 2021

Posts Tagged ‘pine iskin’


Sunday, August 30th, 2020
Mounain Cottontail (youngster), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30 August 2020.
Mounain Cottontail (youngster).

You’ll have noted by now that I started keeping track of mammals recently. (And to a lesser degree, reptiles—which seem far less common.) Today there were two species: Mountain Cottontail and Rock Squirrel.

Both were in the area of the old lime quarry. The cottontail—a youngster—paused and posed a while. (A Rock Squirrel seen about the same time scramble into a little cave across the way.)

The elk and mule deer are dramatic in cold weather seasons, but I have a soft spot for the spring and summer cottontails.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:59 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Rock Pigeon*
2. House Finch*
3. Mourning Dove*
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
5. Chipping Sparrow
6. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
7. Spotted Towhee
8. Black-capped Chickadee**
9. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
10. Northern flicker
11. Black-chinned Hummingbird**
12. Pine Siskin
13. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
14. Lazuli Buning (v)
15. Black-billed Magpie (v)


16. Eurasian Collared Dove
17. Turkey Vulture


Mountain Cottontail
Rock Squirrel

(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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