28 February 2024

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Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
The Quails of Suburbia, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 14 July 2021.
The Quails of Suburbia.

A good hike, even a fun hike, despite it being relatively unremarkable. Not so warm as recent mornings, half overcast. The usual suspects—but with more juvies than a week or two ago. Finches, robins, even (I think) a young Cooper’s Hawk. (Going by its call, and the parent’s speedy arrival.)

Plus, back home, merged family of California Quail: two mating pairs and six young ’uns.

I love this relatively unremarkable day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 7:03 a.m. (8:03 MDT), I hiked a few hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Song Sparrow (v)
2. Mourning Dove**
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
4. House Finch*
5. Lazuli Bunting
6. Spotted Towhee
7. Black-capped Chickadee
8. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
9. Rock Pigeon*
10. Black-headed Grosbeak
11. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
12. Black-chinned Hummingbird
13. Cooper’s Hawk
14. American Robin**


15. Eurasian Collared-dove
16. Black-billed Magpie
17. California Quail
18. House Finch


Red Squirrel
Rock Squirrel

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

Clear Day, High Wind

Monday, April 1st, 2019
Common Loon, Rockport Harbor, Maine, 01 April 2019.
Common Loon.

A nippy morning. Quite a few birds on the hill, but I was luck to hear their voices above the wind. Most noteworthy was the woodcock that exploded into the air when Jack and I passed it on our way back up from the wooded trail. First-of-year bird.

For all the birds, though, none would pose for photos, so we swung by the harbor, me and Jack—who was celebrating his 11th birthday—and I took a photo of a loon.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. Tufted Titmouse** (v)
2. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
3. Northern Cardinal** (v)
4. American Goldfinch (v)
5. American Crow*
6. American Robin* (v)
7. Turkey Vulture*
8. Song Sparrow* (v)
9. Common Raven
10. Eastern Bluebird (v)
11. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
12. American Woodcock†


13. House Finch (v)
14. Herring Gull
15. Bohemian Waxwing
16. Mallard
17. Common Loon
18. Rock Pigeon

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

†First-of-year bird

Lingering chill

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Common Yellowthroat, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 May 2014.

Common Yellowthroat.

Overcast again this early morning. Chilly. Not windy, though.

Heard and/or saw a bunch of birds but seemingly fewer migrants. Leaves are out all over the place, too, which makes for fewer photos. I did, however, manage a video of a singing Black-throated Blue Warbler somehow—an achievement that truly excited me.

I also got an audio recording of the curiously syncopated drumming of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Drumming Sapsucker

And here are a couple more photos.

Hairy Woodpecker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 May 2014.

Hairy Woodpecker, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 May 2014.

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 24 May 2014.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

1. Red-eyed Vireo
2. Ovenbird**
3. Black-throated Green Warbler
4. Scarlet Tanager (v)
5. Common Yellowthroat**
6. Eastern Phoebe**
7. Chestnut-sided Warbler**
8. Black-and-white Warbler**
9. Veery
10. Hermit Thrush (v)
11. American Robin*
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Tufted Titmouse**
14. Northern Parula (v)
15. Gray Catbird**
16. Black-capped Chickadee
17. Mourning Dove* (v)
18. American Redstart
19. American Goldfinch
20. American Crow*
21. Herring Gull*
22. Yellow Warbler
23. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
24. Song Sparrow**
25. Tree Swallow
26. Red-breasted Nuthatch
27. House Finch
28. Alder Flycatcher (v)
29. Northern Cardinal**
30. Chipping Sparrow** (v)
31. Northern Flicker (v)
32. Hairy Woodpecker
33. Red-winged Blackbird
34. Nashville Warbler (v)
35. Field Sparrow (v)
36. White-throated Sparrow (v)
37. Black-throated Blue Warbler
38. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (drumming)
39. Osprey
40. Savannah Sparrow (v)
41. Common Raven


43. House Sparrow
43. European Starling
44. Laughing Gull (v)

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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