6 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘red-tailed hawk’

Cloudless

Friday, October 11th, 2019
House Finch (male), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 11 October 2019.
House Finch (male).

Sub-freezing, cloudless morning, but quite a few birds about. Goo hike with Jack—couple of hawks, the usual suspects. The highlight was, perhaps, a kestrel that visited the neighborhood. Took a photo, I thought—but I didn’t have an SD card in my camera.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. House Finch*
3. American Robin (v)
4. Northern Flicker (v)
5. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6. Spotted Towhee
7. Cooper’s Hawk
8. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
9. Dark-eyed Junco
10. Red-tailed Hawk

Elsewhere

11. House Sparrow (v)
12. American Goldfinch
13. California Quail
14. American Kestrel

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Another Fine Day

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Red-tailed Hawk (immature), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 October 2019.
Red-tailed Hawk (immature).
Canyon Wren, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 October 2019.
Canyon Wren.

The Hawk and Wren. Sounds like an Irish pub, don’t it? But in fact it’s two of the several bird species I spied up the mountainside out back this morning.

The wren—a Canyon Wren—was more fun. The little guy, hollering his lungs out, entertained Jack and me until I got to feeling bad for causing him so much distress, at which point we high tailed it out of there.

The hawk came a bit later, at the end of our fruitful hike.

Another fine day in Utah.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
3. Black-billed Magpie*
4. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5. House Finch*
6. Northern Flicker** (v)
7. Spotted Towhee (v)
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Canyon Wren
10. Red-tailed Hawk
11. Song Sparrow* (v)

Elsewhere

10. European Starling
11. House Sparrow
12. Eurasian Collared Dove
13. Lesser Goldfinch
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Downy Woodpecker

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Memorable Morning

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Golden Eagle (immature), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 October 2019.
Golden Eagle (immature).

This morning’s hike—kind of a late one—was a hike of raptors. The day began in the 30s (F) but warmed quickly as the sun spread. Didn’t expect many birds, but not only did I spot quite a few, one was a lifer: Golden Eagle.

It was one of four raptors (three species), circling the summit of Grandeur Peak. I could see it was a very large bird. I could see it had oval patches of white on its underwings. I thought it possible, but I didn’t know for sure until we got back home, dog and I, and I managed to look up the field marks.

A memorable one for sure.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
4. American Robin*
5. House Finch*
6. Northern Flicker
7. Spotted Towhee
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Red-tailed Hawk
10. Cooper’s Hawk
11. Golden Eagle‡
12. Chipping Sparrow

Elsewhere

13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. House Sparrow
15. Gull (sp)
16. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
17. Rock Pigeon

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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