14 August 2022

Posts Tagged ‘sharp-shinned hawk’

Warblers

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
Black-and-white Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 03 May 2022.
Black-and-white Warbler.

Another lovely Beech Hill hike with dog. A hike with a couple newly arrived warblers (at least as far as I’ve seen in our short time back here). Four species today, more to come for sure.

The lists are longer than those in Utah, so it takes me longer to compile ’em. Thus my narratives are liable to be shorter for a while (apologies). Suffice it to say Jack and I are thoroughly enjoying our return to this familiar hike and all the inspiring smells and sights and sounds and feels it brings.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7:55 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Eastern Phoebe*
2. American Goldfinch (v)
3. American Robin
4. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker† (v)
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. Black-and-white Warbler†
7. Northern Parula†
8. Black-capped Chickadee
9. Tufted Titmouse (v)
10. Yellow-rumped Warbler
11. American Crow*
12. Eastern Towhee
14. Blue-headed Vireo
15. Field Sparrow (v)
16. Song Sparrow
17. Eastern Bluebird
18. Chipping Sparrow
19. White-throated Sparrow (v)
20. Herring gull* (v)
21. Tree Swallow
25. Black-throated Green Warbler† (v)
26. Red-breasted Nuthatch (v)
27. Sharp-shinned Hawk
28. Blue Jay†
29. Brown Creeper
30. Hermit Thrush

Elsewhere

31. Mourning Dove

Mammals

Red Squirrel
White-tailed Deer

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

†First-of-year

Finches

Thursday, April 14th, 2022
Lesser Goldfinch, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 14 April 2022.
Lesser Goldfinch.

Overcast—but warmer, with mud on thee trails. Despite the chance of it, dog and I experienced no snow or drizzle. No crazy migrants (other than a distant wren of some kind I happened to spot high atop a rock on the ridge). But many, many siskins—more even than juncos.

And before our hike, at home, I managed to convince a goldfinch to pose for us.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 7:54 a.m., sun time, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Pine Siskin**
2. American Robin*
3. Spotted Towhee
4. Rock Pigeon*
5. House Finch**
6. Black-billed Magpie** (v)
7. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
8. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
9. Dark-eyed Junco*
10. Sharp-shinned Hawk
11. Northern Flicker

Elsewhere

12. House Sparrow
14. Eurasian Collared-dove (v)
15. Lesser Goldfinch
16. European Starling
17. California Quail

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail

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

Nearly Spring

Saturday, March 12th, 2022
Townsend’s Solitaire, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 March 2022.
Townsend’s Solitaire.

Dog and I met no one at the trailhead and only encountered a couple of people and a dog during our entire hike this lovely Saturday. Nippy, yes. Snow around, yes. But also a warm sun and mud—sure signs of spring a-comin’.

Nice assortment of birds also, including a Chukar (voice only) and a solitaire. Also deer, and a hawk at the end of it.

Just a lovely morning and day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
At 9:00 MST, I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Dark-eyed Junco**
2. House Finch*
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
4. Spotted Towhee (v)
5. American Robin** (v)
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Pine Siskin
8. Black-billed Magpie**
9. Black-capped Chickadee
10. Chukar (v)
11. Townsend’s Solitaire
12. Northern Flicker** (v)
13. Lesser Goldfinch*
14. Sharp-shinned Hawk

Elsewhere

15. House Sparrow (v)
16. Song Sparrow (v)
17. European Starling

Mammals

Mule Deer
Red squirrel

(v) Voice only
*Also Elsewhere
**Voice only Elsewhere

 
Bird Report is a (sometimes intermittent) record of the birds I encounter while hiking, see while driving, or spy outside my window. —Brian Willson



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