19 November 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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Westerners

Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Northern Flicker (red-shafted race), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 09 November 2019.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted race).

One fun thing about moving west of the Continental Divide is finding familiar species that look different. An example is the yellow-rump I saw yesterday (which had a yellow throat, being an Audubon’s variety). Another are the red-shafted Northern Flickers we’ve got out here—quite distinct from the familiar yellow-shafted race from back east.

Today I got a good look at a few individuals of the latter. Lovely weather, nice hike. Just two days until my dog can join me again.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay*
3. Dark-eyed Junco**
4. American Goldfinch** (v)
5. House Finch*
6. Black-billed Magpie*
7. Northern Flicker*

Elsewhere
8. Eurasian Collared Dove
9. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
12. California Quail

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

Warbler

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Yellow-rumped Warbler, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 08 November 2019.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s).
Song Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, 08 November 2019.
Song Sparrow.

A day much like yesterday, sunny and calm and pleasant. Fairly quiet on the mountainside, but a few interesting species in the neighborhood—including what I’m pretty sure was my first sighting of a western yellow-rump (Audubon’s Warbler) out my office window. Just the third warbler I’ve seen here, in fact—which seems weird.

Managed to survive another hike without Jack my dog (and didn’t get eaten by lions).

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

1. House Finch*
2. American Robin** (v)
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay*
4. Black-capped Chickadee**
5. Dark-eyed Junco**
6. Black-billed Magpie*
7. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere
8. Eurasian Collared Dove
9. Song Sparrow
10. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
11. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)
12. California Quail
13. Yellow-rumped Warbler
14. Rock Pigeon

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

Dogless Still

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Canyon Wren, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 05 November 2019.
Canyon Wren.

Another dogless hike, which is getting old. But at least I engaged in a little chase around the gulch with a (the) Canyon Wren again. Plus, plenty of other species. (Nothing outlandish.)

Sunny, warm in the sun, chilly in evening.

Five days until Jack can accompany me again.

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. Canyon Wren
4. Dark-eyed Junco**
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
7. American Robin**
8. House Finch*
9. Lesser Goldfinch**
10. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Elsewhere

11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. Song Sparrow
13. Rock Pigeon

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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