6 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘turkey vulture’

Junco

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
Dark-eyed Junco (pink-sided race), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 September 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco (pink-sided race).

Couple days ago, I saw my first Utah junco. Being a bird of this longitude, it looked different from the juncos in Northern New England—had pinkish sides. Today I saw another couple of ’em. Cool-looking birds.

Also had another Cooper’s Hawk—and my first Utah thrush. A hermit, I feel sure (considering they have darker spots here than in the east).

Later hike than usual (third in three days), but what a lovely day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
3. Northern Flicker (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee**
5. House Finch*
6. Turkey Vulture
7. American Goldfinch*
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Spotted Towhee
10. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
11. Cooper’s Hawk
12. Hermit Thrush

Elsewhere

13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. Song Sparrow
15. Broad-tailed Hummingbird

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Windy Day

Monday, September 16th, 2019
Mr House Finch likes sunflower seeds.
Mr House Finch likes sunflower seeds.

A southwest wind kinda put the damper on migration today. Not much activity on the mountain this morning. So here’s a photo of a House Finch nibbling on sunflowers in my front yard.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. House Finch* (v)
2. Spotted Towhee
3. Black-capped Chickadee (v)
4. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
6. Hummingbird (sp)
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. Turkey Vulture

Elsewhere

9. Eurasian Collared Dove
10. California Quail
11. House Sparrow
12. Lesser Goldfinch

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

An Enjoyable Time

Friday, September 6th, 2019
Spotted Towhee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 September 2019.
Spotted Towhee.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 September 2019.
Northern Flicker (red-shafted).

Rained this morning, which was a novel happening. Even had a rainbow. Rather than hike in a thundershower, Jack and I waited until mid-morning or so to hike the mountainside.

Song Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 September 2019.
Song Sparrow.

Was an enjoyable time. Lots of birds. Most fun was about a ten-minute stop amid a whole slew of noisy little Broad-tailed Hummingbirds going about their social business.

Also liked listening to the western dialect being sung by a Song Sparrow in the yard.

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

1. Mourning Dove*
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Northern Flicker
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay
5. House Finch**
6. Lesser Goldfinch** (v)
7. Black-capped Chickadee**
8. Broad-tailed Hummingbird*
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10. Spotted Towhee
11. Turkey Vulture
12. Lazuli Bunting

Elsewhere

13. Song Sparrow
14. Eurasian Collared Dove
15. European Starling
16. California Quail

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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