Birdnet Hotline Highlights

March 20

Review Species Reported This Month:
   Cackling Goose
   Cahce Co.  Utah Co.


Craig Fosdick (29 March 2010) - Stephen Peterson and I birded Benson Marina this evening and had our FOS Clark's and Western Grebes, Tree Swallow, American White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorants, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, as well as a lingering Rough-legged Hawk. On the way home, Stephen saw an American Avocet in the pond on the south side of Utah 30 near the Logan Fish Hatchery.

Bryant Olsen (16 March 2010) - I saw a BLUE MORPH ROSS'S GOOSE, mixed in with thousands of other ROSS'S GEESE  and SNOW GEESE in Corinne, Box Elder Co., just north of Bear River MBR. ... Also 2 BLUE MORPH SNOW GEESE. Lots of TUNDRA SWANS at Salt Creek WFMA and Bear River MBR. First MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD of the year for me as well.

Calvin Robbins (14 March 29010) - I made a trip up to the Corinne area and I found two large flocks of Snow Geese.  One north of 2400 north and just west of the Wal Mart warehouse.  The other east of 6800 West and about a mile north of the end of the road.

Craig Fosdick (13 March 2010) - [Bear River Refuge] - Stephen Peterson and I birded Bear River MBR yesterday .... Birding highlights were about 200 Tundra Swans, lots of Northern Pintails, a Rough-legged Hawk, the first Cinammon Teal I have seen this spring ... saw a Loggerhead Shrike at Salt Wells on Thursday.


Connie McManus (17 March 2010) - On Saturday, I went with a group from the Bridgerland Audobon Soc around Benson area, led by Rinehard Jokel (spelling is probably bad).  We saw about 10 Sandhill Craness.  The other birds we saw were, RED TAILED HAWK, ROUGH LEGGED HAWK and NORTHERN HARRIERS.  ... in Amalga Barrens area there were numerous (10 or 15?) Northern Harriers all flying around together. ...There were also a large number (30-40) PINTAIL DUCKS in the Amalga Barrens. Oodles of Canadas.  We also saw a Cackling Goose at the Cutler Overlook (I forget the name, it's just north of Benson).

Stephen Peterson (17 March 2010) First heard, then saw (a mile up in the sky) my first Sandhill Crane of the spring circling above the foothills of Dry Canyon on Monday afternoon.

Craig Fosdick
(3 March 2010) - [Logan, UT] Walked the railroad tracks from Rendezvous Park to 1000 S and back this afternoon.  Lots of Robin action ... plus nice extended looks at a VIRGINIA RAIL at the second bridge, and a WOOD DUCK flying out of Rendezvous Park. The Song Sparrows were pretty talkative too ....The golf course pond on 1000 S had only a couple of Mallards, 4 Coots, a Canada Goose, and a Ring-necked Duck. Yesterday I had a lone male CASSIN'S FINCH in my yard in Logan, and the day before that a BROWN CREEPER in the yard.  On Monday I snowshoed up Franklin Basin Rd, and found very few birds, but two AMERICAN DIPPERS, one singing, were very enjoyable. Good birding,

Mike Fish (2 March 2010) - [Logan] I had what I think is a juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk in my back yard tonight. 


Jeff Bilsky (29 March 2010) - [Antelope Island and Ranch] - Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrikes, Sage Thrasher, flyover American White Pelicans. [Farmington Bay] - Tree Swallows  and American Avocets. [Mueller Park] (up the road and east to pump house) - Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Creepers, Mtn Chickadees, Pine Siskins, Stellar's Jays, flyover Red-tailed Hawks  and Cooper's Hawks.

Kristin Purdy (29 March 2010) - A Davis County sighting; Richard Pontius saw a Long-billed Curlew on Antelope Island yesterday.

Jeff Bilsky (15 March 2010) - Upon further review with Colby Neuman, we believe this is actually a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER that I saw at AI yesterday (note the thick coloration on the neck).

Jeff Bilsky (14 March 2010) - Birded the AI Causeway followed by the Layton Marsh area leading up to the GSL Shoreland Preserve. Causeway Highlights: 14 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS at the entrance pond ....  SANDHILL CRANES. What I believe to be a WESTERN SANDPIPER near MM3. - Layton Marsh Highlights: Massive flock of AMERICAN CROWS, .... at least 90 YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS

Mark Mossing (12 March 2010) - [Antelope Island] - BURROWING OWL seen at ground box just southwest of visitors’ center. Spent the morning birding with Valarie Stewart. Highlight of the trip to AI was the Burrowing Owl. ... Species: Ruddy Duck, Chukar, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, Northern Flicker, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow ...

Cindy Sommerfeld (7 March 2010) - [Antelope Island State Park] -  ... Here's the [partial] results of our Antelope Island Bird Survey today: Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Chukar, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Prairie Falcon, Virginia Rail, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon, Great Horned Owl, Burrowing Owl, Long-eared Owl, Northern Flicker, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie Common Raven, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow


Pat Jividen (5 March 2010) - Seen my first Mountain Bluebirds in the Tabiona valley today. 


Mark Mossing (7 March 2010) - [Burriston Ponds]  Observation date: 3/6/10 Canada Goose,     Gadwall, Northern Pintail, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, California Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, ... Eurasian Collared-Dove, ... Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, ... Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, ... Western Meadowlark


Cheri Medlin (9 March 2010) - Withstood the elements and saw a few ducks on a newly thawed sewage pond off of 89 near the Mt Carmel Junction. ...  Saw  Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck and Common Goldeneye pairs. Several Ring- necked Ducks and Green- winged Teals. Many gulls as well.


Deedee O'Brien (31 March 2010) - I should say, one Band-tail Pigeon is back, as that's all I've seen. The bird was first seen in our yard yesterday afternoon (March 30). .... You're welcome to come by if interested and knock at our door if you can't see him. Address: 4527 S 2995 E; Holladay

Tim Gorman (31 March 2010) - While driving down Big Cottonwood Road (along Old Mill) a lone Chukar scurried across the road. This was about a 1/4 mile west of the entrance to the canyon.

Mark Mossing
(22 March 2010) - Took a drive out to Saltair and the Marina area today....  saw two interesting nesting sightings: There is a large Kennecott “pond” south across I-80 from the road that goes from Saltair to the marina. About halfway between the two, you can see a small island (I call it a lump island) inside the pond with a small tree on it. There are Great Blue Herons nesting in that small tree. ... Just west of that island a short distance is a long narrow rock island that runs east/west. This island now has about 30 Double-crested Cormorants along with a lot of gulls.

Carl Ingwell (20 March 2010) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - There was a great amount of waterfowl at Lee Kay Ponds this morning.  The most numerous were Green-Winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintails and Redheads.  There were also a few Amercan Wigeon, Lesser Scaup, Ring-Necked Ducks, Northern Shovelers, Canvasbacks, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, and Common Mergansers.  A few Double Crested Cormorants have shown up and ... around 150 American Avocets on the ponds.  A Belted Kingfisher was flying around .... There was a Vesper Sparrow and a White-Crowned Sparrow in the surrounding area. Also heard a Yellow-headed Blackbird ...

Bryant Olsen [18 March 2010] - Saw what looks to possibly be a hybrid between a Mallard and a Mexican Duck drake in Sugarhouse Park SLC, and what may be a hen Mexican Duck with it? She had as solid olive bill.

Bob Walters (16 March 2010) - (4) Sandhill Cranes foraging with Canada geese just north of 2704 N. off 2200 W. in Salt Lake City ... look to the west from 2200 W. in the area of a row of cattle troughs ... Sandhill Cranes have been observed at this site in previous years as well.

Bryant Olsen (8 March 2010) - [Neff's Canyon] - I was able to relocate the N. PYGMY OWL I heard a few days ago up Neff's Canyon (S.L. county) ...  Other interesting birds around were a juvenile COOPER'S HAWK, STELLAR'S JAYS, and a singing TOWNSEND'S  SOLITAIRE.

Jeff Bilsky (9 March 2010) - ...  I have had 2 new yard birds: Song Sparrow and Eurasian-Collared Dove. My yard often has 20+ Mourning Doves but this is the first of the ever-expanding Eurasian. Also, I have a few Pine Siskins .... I am on Bryan Ave between 11th and 13th East. 

Bryant Olsen
(8 March 2010) - [Neff's Canyon] This evening I heard, and then saw, a Northern Pygmy Owl up Neff's Canyon, Salt Lake County. It was on the top of a Fir about 1 1/2 mile up canyon from the trailhead.

Bryant Olsen (3 March 2010) - Went to check on the Peregrine Falcons in downtown SLC, and found  2, presumable the breeding pair, on the top of the Key Bank building, exhibiting courtship behavior.

David Wheeler (3 March 2010) - Last night I took a wee night hike on the Desolation Trail in Millcreek Canyon.  I was rewarded with lovely views of a singing Saw-whet Owl .... When you live in the dark, sound is even more important than visual cues.  I urge you all to go out some night this spring to enjoy the silence and the song.


Diane Penttila (22 March 2010) - [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge] - Spring has suddenly arrived. I think we made a new record for the number of bald eagles. The following birds were seen within the survey route: Canada geese, Snow goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Green-winged teal, Cinnamon teal, Northern shoveler, Northern pintail, American wigeon, Bufflehead, Ring-necked duck, Lesser scaup, Canvasback, Redhead, Ruddy duck, Common merganser, Common goldeneye, American coot, Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, Sandhill crane, Killdeer, American avocet, Pied-billed grebe, Eared grebe, Western grebe, American kestrel, Northern harrier, Red-tailed hawk, Bald eagle. Ring-billed gull


Jeff Bilsky(30 March 2010) - Decided to bird in the high winds after work to see what was in the vicinity of Skipper Bay. On some private property nearby I located 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, along with a moving flock of MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS. On the side of the road, I was lucky enough to spot a SAGE THRASHER. ... Other returnees included a TURKEY VULTURE and several TREE SWALLOWS. ...

Dennis Shirley (30 March 2010) - Hi All, Just made a quick tour of the west side of the Provo Airport Dike. The wind was really howling and the waves off the lake looked like ocean breakers. But the hour I spent there was rewarded with a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. It was seen first on the side of the dirt road straight west of the airport traffic tower, then feeding in the short weeds to the east of the dike. ...

Jeff Bilsky (29 March 2010) - Osprey were on the platforms before flying to the west. Clark's Grebes were walking on water at the end of the trail out in the lake. Nice! 

Ned Bixler (29 March 2010) - [Lindon Boat Harbor & Geneva Settling ponds] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Clark's Grebe, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, American Avocet, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird  

Eric Huish
(28 March 2010) - Utah County Birders Field Trip. Lu Giddings led a great field trip (Saturday, March 27). Over 30 participants came on the trip so my lists are lacking some of the birds on the group list. We saw a few spring arrivals - A flock of Tree Swallows, a few Vesper Sparrows, American Avocet, Say's Phoebes in a couple locations and a Snowy Plover at Lincoln Beach.

 [Benjamin Slough] - Number of species seen: 29. Partial list of species: Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Bufflehead, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, American Avocet, Eurasian Collared-Dove

Flora Duncan (24 March 2010) - I went around the Provo airport dike to see the Red breasted Merganser and saw my first American White Pelicans

Jeff Bilsky (23 March 2010) - There was a male Red-breasted Merganser at the Provo airport dike road .... Drive in from the East side entrance (you will be driving south) until the road bends directly to the West and you can look North and back down the canal. The bird was here. Also, of note, saw a Western Grebe and a couple of Sandhill Cranes in the area.

Kay Stone (22 March 2010) - The Varied Thrush was seen by me today at noon in the usual spot on the Jordan River Parkway west of Lehi.

Paul Higgins (20 March 2910) - Red-breasted Merganser, Provo Boat Harbor, March 20, 2010 (2 males).

usavettes (19 March 2010) - [Alpine UT] - [Sighting of a possible Bell's Vireo].

Matt Mills (17 March 2010) - This afternoon Stephanie Alvarenga and I saw a lone TURKEY VULTURE in the sycamores at 400 E Center St in Provo. Also in the neighborhood were 2 EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES, a MOURNING DOVE and a COOPER'S HAWK.

Carl Ingwell (17 March 2010) - Jeff Bilsky and I just located the HARRIS'S SPARROW near Skipper Bay Trail.  It was on the ground just outside the portable horse corral. We were also treated to 30 seconds of a Harris's Sparrow song. We relocated the 3 Greater White-Fronted Geese down the road from Skipper Bay trail.

Davis Wheeler (15 March 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Yesterday afternoon, I took 5-year old, self-styled birdwatcher Petey and faithful Mojo birding at the Provo Airport dike loop.  I was seeking the SAGE SPARROW, which I haven't seen in seven years of slacking off, and found one at the southwestern corner of the loop.

Ned Bixler (12 March 2010) - [North Harbor Road & Lower Parkway River Trail, Provo] American Tree Sparrow was found along North Harbor Road on South side. The Snipes were found in the last section of the Lower Parkway River Trail.

Jeff Bilsky
(11 March 2010) - [Swede Lane] birded Swede Lane in Utah County this evening just before sunset. Highlights: 1 PRAIRIE FALCON on a pole on SR-77 heading west towards Swede Lane, 2 SANDHILL CRANES that flew by, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE that gave great, diagnostic looks. The water at the end of the road ...  a good number of WESTERN and CLARKS GREBES and a couple DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS further out. 

Ned Bixler (7 March 2010) - Along North Harbor road (Provo) - half way between Lakeshore road and Skipper Bay- GREATER WHITE- FRONTED GOOSE. On North side of road. It was with large groups of Canada Geese.

Mark Mossing (7 March 2010) -  ...  [Benjamin Slough] Observation date:  3/6/10. Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Sandhill Crane, ... Eurasian Collared-Dove, ... Horned Lark, ..., White-crowned Sparrow (Mountain), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Carl Ingwell (7 March 2010) - Brittany Badger and I birded some Utah Co. spots this morning.  I won't bore anyone with a complete list.  Highlights: Jordan River trail @ Lehi-Sandhill Crane; Provo Airport-Dike-Double Crested Cormorant, Tree Swallow. Skipper Bay Trail- Cackling Goose, Ross's Goose and Snow Geese.

Eric Huish (6 March 2010) - [Skipper Bay Trail] Ned Bixler, Jeff Cooper and I were out there from 3:00 pm to 5:45.  We couldn't find the Cackling Goose. We did see a Peregrine Falcon, Sandhill Crane, and only 1 Starling!

Mark Mossing
(6 March 2010) - Went out today searching for Sandhill Cranes in Utah County. Found two pairs in and around Benjamin Slough and three pairs in a stubble corn field about 3 miles east of Goshen just south of Route 6.

Carl Ingwell (6 March 2010) - [Skipper Bay trail] Steve & Cindy Sommerfield, Jeff Bilsky and I found two Snow Geese, one Ross's Goose and one Cackling Goose at the end of Skipper Bay trail.  Skipper Bay trail is near Utah Lake State Park.

Jeff Bilsky (5 March 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike]  At the dike, the highlight was a SAGE SPARROW close to the Southeast Corner of the main drive. .... At Skipper Bay, the SNOW GEESE and ROSS'S GOOSE continue near the North end ... There was a SAVANNAH SPARROW that hopped up and gave a very brief song, and allowed for great looks near the South end by the first East/West fence. A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was the first I've seen there in awhile as well.

Eric Huish (5 March 2010) - [Lindon Boat Harbor and Geneva Settling ponds] Saw my first Clark's Grebe of the year in a narrow gap between the ice on Utah Lake south of Lindon Boat Harbor. Utah Lake still 95% iced over. Long narrow gap in the ice out on Utah Lake had the Common Mergansers, Northern Pintail, grebe and others. Ice free settling ponds contained most of the geese, Gadwall and Green-winged Teal.

Jeff Bilsky (4 March 2010) - A quick lunch time stroll at Skipper Bay - mainly just hoping for the Ross's Goose and found it with the 3 Snow Geese towards the end of the trail (North side) past the Osprey platforms and relatively close to the trail providing great side by side looks. .... Killdeer numbers are really growing over the past few days. Good Birding.

Ned Bixler (3 March 3, 2010) - [East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo]. Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-capped Chickadee , American Robin , Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon).   

Jeff Bilsky (1 March 2010 ) - [Provo Airport Dike] The RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was at the bend in the moat on the East side of the dike.

Jeff Bilsky (1 March 2010) [Skipper Bay Trail] - Snow Geese just North of the canal that runs adjacent to the Osprey nesting platforms. American Tree Sparrow near beginning of trail. Other species observed: Canada Goose, Mallard,  .... Northern Pintail, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Killdeer, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), ... American Pipit, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Red-winged Blackbird


Eric Huish (20 March 2010) - [Deer Creek Reservoir] - Birded in Wasatch County this morning with KC Childs and Jeff Cooper.  We birded the north end of Deer Creek.  Only the north end is ice free... Species: Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane ....

Eric Huish (20 March 2010) - [Wasatch Mtn State Park] - Pond was drained, very low water. Species: Long-billed Dowitcher [in the emptied pond], Mallard, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker [Heard Only], Steller's Jay, ...  Mountain Chickadee ....

Eric Huish (20 March 2010) - [Heber area] - Birding with KC Childs and Jeff Cooper. List is for the fields Northwest of Heber. Among species: Canada Goose, Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Eric Huish (20 March 2010) - [Jordanelle Hawk Watch Site - Wasatch Co.] - Birding with KC Childs and Jeff Cooper. 29°f, sunny, light breeze. Among species: Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Golden Eagle, Downy Woodpecker ...

Ned Bixler (10 March 2010) - [Deer Creek Reservoir and State Park]  Lake only open along the edges, and where the river comes into the lake. Species:  Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel,... Eurasian Collared-Dove, ... Western Meadowlark House Sparrow    

Dave Hanscom (3 March 2010) - [Deer Creek Reservoir] I decided to drive down to Provo to look for the RB Merganser reported by Mr. Bilsky a couple of days ago.  Along the way ... stopped at Deer Creek to check out the places where the ice has melted, and what to my wondering (wandering?) eyes should appear but a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER.  ... The only open water is at the inlet, where the Provo River crosses SR-113, and the southeast corner of the reservoir where SR-113 intersects US-189.  The merganser was in the latter location ...


Tim Avery (22 March 2010) - Sam and I spent the weekend birding around Washington County. Several spring arrivals were moving through. Highlights: [Boots Cox Park] --2 Vermilion Flycatcher. [Lytle Ranch] --Lucy's Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Costa's Hummingbird, American Goldfinch, Cinnamon Teal, Bufflehead, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Black Phoebe; [Springs Estates Pond],Snow Goose; 03/20 [Sand Hollow State Park -- White-throated Swift, Cactus Wren;[Boots Cox Park]--Vermilion Flycatcher; [Ivins Reservoir]--Violet-green Swallow, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Greater Scaup; [Beaver Dam Slope]-Pinyon Jay, Cactus Wren;  [Lytle Ranch]--Turkey Vulture;

Larry Tripp (15 March 2010) - [Lytle Ranch] -  One or two Lucy's Warblers were singing. ... A Turkey Vulture flying over and a couple Northern Rough-winged Swallows flying up the Wash. No Black-hawks yet.

Carl Ingwell (15 March 2010) - We had Canyon Wrens, Ladder Backed Woodpecker & Costa's Hummingbird in Snow Canyon SP.

Cindy Sommerfeld (14 March 2010) - Here are some of the highlights of our Washington County weekend: St. George (Cox Park)  - Vermilion Flycatcher; Quail Creek  - Yellow-billed Loon, White-winged Scoter; Springdale  -  Rufous-crowned Sparrow; Grafton  -  Harris's Sparrow; Lytle Ranch  -  Black-tailed Gnatcatcher; Welcome Springs  - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  

Carl Ingwell
(13 March 2010) - This morning, Brittany Badger and I went to Quail Creek to look for the Yellow-Billed Loon and we had no luck with it.  We did see a Red Breasted Merganser, an adult Herring Gull and a first year Thayer's Gull. After that, we went to Boots Cox Park in St. George where we located the Vermillion Flycatcher pair, saw three Snipe in the horse field and had a flyover of three white geese which appeared to be two Snow and one Ross's.

David Wheeler (1 March 2010) - [Ivins] A local birder has confirmed that a Great Egret does indeed frequent the little pond above the softball fields in Ivins.

David Wheeler  (1 March 2010) - [Welcome-Springs Wash] There was a lone Black-tailed Gnatcatcher hoarsely calling in what we have always referred to as the Welcome-Springs Wash, on Saturday.  It was hanging with a happy mob of Bushtits.

David Wheeler  (1 March 2010) - [Lytle Ranch] There was one (1) lone Bushtit at Lytle Ranch. 


Kristin Purdy (9 March 2010) - Thought I'd share the status of spring migration in Weber County in the last week. A Turkey Vulture today;  a Say's Phoebe in Ogden Valley. Two female Cassin's Finches in Anderson Cove Campground in Ogden Valley, one of which was singing with gusto. A female Mountain Bluebird at 8800 feet. Northern Saw-whet Owls singing in the mountains. 

Kristin Purdy (9 March 2010) - The male Mandarin Duck was at Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County, again yesterday.

Bryant Olsen (7 March 2010) - [Ogden Bay] Today I headed up to Ogden Bay and saw some good birds. At least 10 SANDHILL CRANES, some dancing, a flock of 29 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, CINNAMON TEAL, a flock of YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS flew over singing, 65 SNOW GEESE flew over, lots of BALD EAGLES, TUNDRA SWANS, and various ducks. I was not able to relocate the reported 16 minima Cackling Geese at the "Oxbow", but I did see one TAVERNER'S CACKLING GOOSE mixed in with the hundreds of CANADA GEESE near by.


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