19 February 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘plumbeous vireo’

Before the Rain

Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Song Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 September 2019.
Neighborhood Song Sparrow.

Thundershowers forecast, but early on the ominous skies were zipping in from the southwest but keeping up high along the peaks, barely missing us. So Jack and I took a hike. It was a good one.

No great photos, but a evidence of migration still—sparrows and a vireo with the chickadees, other birds in the periphery. And plenty of activity in the neighborhood.

Thundershowers did finally arrive.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
3. House Finch*
4. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5. Black-capped Chickadee*
6. Northern Flicker
7. Lesser Goldfinch*
8. Plumbeous Vireo
9. Sparrow (sp)

Elsewhere

10. Eurasian Collared Dove
11. Song Sparrow
12. House Sparrow

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Lifer

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Plumbeous Vireo (lifer), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 04 September 2019.
Plumbeous Vireo (a lifer for me).

At some point on the trail in the shadow of the mountain early this morning, I said to my GoPro, “Been a while since I’ve seen a lifer.” Or something like that.

Not long afterward, I was contemplating a vireo, knowing it was a new bird. Turned out to be a Plumbeous Vireo. Cool.

Later, in town, a big ol’ flock of Canada Geese flew over. Early sign of fall.

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

1. Northern Flicker
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. House Finch*
5. Spotted Towhee
6. Hummingbird (sp)
7. Plumbeous Vireo‡
8. Lazuli Bunting
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10. Black-billed Magpie*

Elsewhere

11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. Rock Pigeon
13. Canada Goose
14. House Sparrow (v)
15. California Quail

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere
‡Lifer

 
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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