9 July 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘rock pigeon’

Swallows

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Barn Swallow nestlings, Sugar House Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 July 2020.
Barn Swallow nestlings.
Barn Swallow, Sugar House Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, 08 July 2020.
Barn Swallow.

Lovely cool hike this morning. Managed to tally eighteen species—including a juvie Red-tailed Hawk being mobbed by robins, finches, and at least one oriole.

Then, this afternoon, dog and I had a meet-up with visiting friends at Sugar House Park, a nice green area in town with a creek and pond. Fun conversation amid a whole bunch of wild birds: geese, ducks, hummingbirds—and a plethora of Barn Swallows tending nests in the corners of the pavilion roof.

Could hardly get enough of the swallows.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Robin*
3. Lazuli Bunting
4. House Finch*
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
6. Mourning Dove*
7. Spotted Towhee
8. Pine Siskin
9. Black-chinned Hummingbird
10. Black-headed Grosbeak
11. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
12. Rock Pigeon*
13. Red-tailed Hawk
14. Bullock’s Oriole
15. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
16. Warbling Vireo
17. Virginia’s Warbler (v)
18. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

19. Eurasian Collared Dove
20. California Quail
21. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
22. Canada Goose
23. Mallard
24. Barn Swallow

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Mammals

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
Mountain Cottontail, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 07 July 2020.
Mountain Cottontail.
Spotted Towhee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 07 July 2020.
Spotted Towhee.

While I’m out looking for wild birds to photograph, sometimes a mammal pops into view. And of course I cannot resist.

This warm morning, it was a Mountain Cottontail. (My usually alert dog didn’t seem to notice—but he’s never been a chaser, so I’m not sure.) It began to hop away, but then everybody stopped, and I watched it mosey over and begin to munch on a sprig dry grass.

Otherwise, a lovely little hike. Plenty of birds flitting in the greenery (many with secret fledglings), and not a few on perches, singing.

Ah, summertime.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. Lazuli Bunting
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
4. House Finch*
5. Rock Pigeon
6. Black-chinned Hummingbird
7. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
8. Black-billed Magpie* (v)
9. Spotted Towhee
10. American Robin*
11. Pine Siskin (v)
12. Cooper’s Hawk
13. Black-headed Grosbeak
14. Warbling Vireo
15. Chipping Sparrow

Elsewhere

16. Eurasian Collared Dove
17. California Quail
18.Lesser Goldfinch (v)

Mammals

Rock Squirrel
Mountain Cottontail

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Oriole, Vireo

Monday, July 6th, 2020
Bullock’s Oriole, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 July 2020.
Bullock’s Oriole.
Warbling Vireo, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 July 2020.
Warbling Vireo.

The middays will be hot going forward, but the mornings are pretty cool in the mountain shade. Nice long hike with dog this day, stalked a couple heard birds but struck out.

Also got a photo of a Warbling Vireo, though. And a Bullock’s Oriole made an appearance out of the blu.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Lazuli Bunting
2. House Finch**
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
6. Black-chinned Hummingbird
7. Rock Pigeon*
8. Black-billed Magpie*
9. Pine Siskin
10. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
11. Warbling Vireo
12. Virginia’s Warbler (v)
13. Mourning Dove*
14. American Robin*
15. Bullock’s Oriole**

Elsewhere

16. Eurasian Collared Dove

Mammals

Rock Squirrel

(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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