14 July 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

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A Bird Flurry

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Spotted towhee
Spotted Towhee.

Now that was a little spurt of migration.

The sky this morning was clear and cloudless; the temperature was 47 degrees (F), tops. Jack and I took our time, got to the trailhead at about 9 a.m. The sun had barely topped the peaks. And a slight wind blew from the northwest. It was on.

No bizarre vagrants or anything, but I did see my first Utah Yellow Warbler. And a bunch of other species were flitting through—chippies and chickadees and juncos. Spotted another kinglet. Also the usual suspects.

Was pretty exciting, though, to be hiking amid a flurry of birds.

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

1. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
2. Black-billed Magpie*
3. Northern Flicker
4. American Robin*
5. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
6. House Finch*
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. Spotted Towhee
9. Chipping Sparrow
10. White-crowned Sparrow
11. Yellow Warbler
12. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (v)


13. Eurasian Collared Dove
14. House Sparrow (v)
15. Song Sparrow
16. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
17. California Quail

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere


Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Song Sparrow in early fall, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 24 September 2019.
Song Sparrow in early fall.

Another cool and breezy morn. Not as much migration action as yesterday, but still a love hike up the mountainside. The usual suspects—except I saw what I’m pretty sure was my first Song Sparrow in the higher altitudes, posed against a field of early fall color.

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

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
3. Black-capped Chickadee*
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Northern Flicker (v)
6. White-crowned Sparrow (v)
7. House Finch
8. American Robin (v)
9. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10. Song Sparrow*


11. Eurasian Collared Dove
12. House Sparrow
13. American Goldfinch (v)
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Red-tailed Hawk

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Migration Underway

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Chipping Sparrow, East Millcreek, Salt Lake CIty, Utah, 23 September 2019.
Chipping Sparrow.

Most birds on a hike today—sixteen. Many were clearly migrants.

It helped that this bright day had moderate winds from (I believe) the north. The resulting passage of many little birds kept me distracted and

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay*
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Spotted Towhee
5. Orange-crowned Warbler
6. Hummingbird (sp)
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. White-crowned Sparrow
9. House Finch
10. Chipping Sparrow
11. Sharp-shinned Hawk
12. Olive-sided Flycatcher
13. American Robin (v)
14. Tree Swallow
15. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
16. Dark-eyed Junco (pink-sided race)


17. Eurasian Collared Dove
18. House Sparrow
19. American Goldfinch (v)
20. Downy Woodpecker
21. Song Sparrow (v)
22. European Starling

v = Voice only
*Also 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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