27 January 2021

Posts Tagged ‘Woodhouse’s scrub-jay’

Slim Pickin’s

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
Black-billed Magpie, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 January 2021.
Black-billed Magpie.
Spotted Towhee, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06 January 2021.
Spotted Towhee.

Clear morning, temps in the 20s (F), earlier sun (by minutes), half moon. Met no one else on the frosty trail—and not many bird species, either.

However, a towhee posed for me, and I got one pic of a magpie in flight.

Altogether, however, a lovely hike with Jack, my dog.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:06 a.m. (MST), I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. House Finch*
2. Black-billed Magpie
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay* (v)
5. Spotted Towhee*
6. Rock Pigeon*
7. Dark-eyed Junco**
8. European Starling*

Elsewhere

9. Downy Woodpecker

Mammals

Red squirrel

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

Highlight

Monday, January 4th, 2021
Juniper Titmouse, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 04 January 2021.
Juniper Titmouse.

The sky cleared, the temperature rose, and—eventually—the sun peaked over the eastern ridge. But earlier, in the mountain shade, before the morning light flooded the landscape, I’d already seen and/or heard (and/or photographed) quite a few more species than yesterday (including my Downy Woodpecker friend).

Then, illuminated by the sun’s winter brilliance, A Juniper Titmouse flitted up in the direction of me and dog—and posed.

The highlight of my day.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 9:07 a.m. (MST), I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. House Finch** (v)
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
4. Pine Siskin (v)
5. Rock Pigeon*
6. Spotted Towhee
7. Downy Woodpecker
8. Dark-eyed Junco
9. Juniper Titmouse
10. American Robin

Mammals

Red Squirrel

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

Lovely Hike

Friday, December 25th, 2020
Sharp-shinned Hawk, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 December 2020.
Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Slept well last night, so got a bit of a late start this morning. A morning much like yesterday’s, with many of the same species. Noteworthy was a Sharp-shinned Hawk on the bluff—very likely the same bird I saw the other day there.

We continued up the trail a good ways before I realized I’d lost the grip off my left boot, so I retraced my steps all the way back to the bluff, where I found it. And also the sharpie, still there.

The rest of our hike brought many magpies and chickadees, a few finches, and the (near-)daily Downy Woodpecker.

A lovely Christmas hike.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:56 a.m. (MST), I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-billed Magpie*
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
4. Sharp-shinned Hawk
5. House Finch**
6. Downy Woodpecker
7. Spotted Towhee*
8. Pine Siskin (v)
9. Rock Pigeon*

Elsewhere

10. Northern Flicker (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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