17 January 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘rock pigeon’

Missed Moose

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Bald Eagle on high, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 January 2020.
Bald Eagle on high.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 January 2020.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

I missed the moose—but I spied a Bald Eagle, heard the voices of Chukars, and had more birds on my list than I have in a while.

Right away when we arrived at the trailhead under a deep blue sky, I heard tell of the excitement over the moose, which was spotted to the north a ways nearly to I-80. As I understand it, moose aren’t exactly rare here, but they’re not as common as elk—which are nowhere near as common as mule deer. I did see mule deer (a couple at close range).

I missed the moose, though. Good thing I saw a few back in Maine.

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

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. House Finch*
5. Lesser Goldfinch**
6. Dark-eyed Junco
7. Song Sparrow (v)
8. American Robin
9. Chukar (v)
10. Bald Eagle

Elsewhere

11. Rock Pigeon
12. California Gull
13. European Starling
14. House Finch

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

City Birds

Friday, January 10th, 2020
Rock Pigeons, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 January 2020.
Rock Pigeons.

Had a nice nippy hike under clear skies this morning. Temperature was in the lower-20s (F)—coldest I hike I believe we’ve yet had, Jack and I. But in the sun at this elevation, the temperature rises considerably. Comfy.

Not many birds up there. (Lots of deer, though.) But there was plenty of activity in town.

More snow a-comin’.

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

1. Black-billed Magpie**
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. House Finch* (v)
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
5. Dark-eyed Junco

Elsewhere

6. American Robin
7. European Starling
8. Rock Pigeon
9. California Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

Snow Day

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
Buck in the snow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 January 2010.
Buck in the snow.
Eurasian Collared Dove, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 January 2010.
Eurasian Collared Dove.

Snow was forecast, so dog and I left for our hike a little early—right about the time the flakes began to fall. Encountered few bird species (saw only one chickadee, heard the rest), but it was fun to be up there along with the mule deer.

(In the neighborhood—and in town for an appointment—I encountered two species of dove.)

A lot more snow forecast for the rest of the week and (especially) the weekend, but every day’s its own day. You never know.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Black-billed Magpie
3. Lesser Goldfinch
4. House Finch
5. Song Sparrow

Elsewhere

6. Rock Pigeon
7. Eurasian Collared Dove

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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