11 December 2019 Rockport, Maine, USA 

Posts Tagged ‘Woodhouse’s scrub jay’

First Fog

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Junco in the fog, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City Utah, 05 December 2019.
Junco in the fog.

Yesterday I posted a photo of a junco. Today I post another—and I think the difference is obvious. Thick fog today for the first time since I moved to Salt Lake City. Was kind of cool.

Not many bird species to report, though. Everybody was kind of hunkered down.

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

1. Song Sparrow (v)
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee
4. Dark-eyed Junco
5. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
6. House Finch (v)

Elsewhere
7. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

Bit of Drama

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
House finch (male), East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 December 2019.
House finch (male).
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 03 December 2019.
Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay.

A relatively uneventful hike. Sunny, with my first true “inversion” here, when the air turns over in the valley, leading to a sort of high desert smog. Didn’t seem to bother us any, and I got a look at a handful of bird species.

One bit of drama: Jack was minding his own business when he got jumped on the trail by a little old lady dog and ended up with a cut lip. This seemed to depress him for most of the rest of the day.

Seems a little better this evening, though.

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

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. House Finch*
3. Song Sparrow (v)
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
6. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay

Elsewhere
7. Rock Pigeon
8. European Starling
9. California Gull

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

Birds and Deer

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
Dark-eyed Junco, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 02 December 2019.
Dark-eyed Junco.

This morning’s list started off slow, as dog and I ascended a packed down snow trail under an overcast sky, but it kind of took off at the end of things. Better still, I got a peek at a pair of mule deer ascending an opposite mountainside far above us.

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

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

Elsewhere
10. 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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