Review Species Reported This Month:
Davis Co. Salt Lake Co.
Glossy Ibis Box Elder Co.
Crested Caracara Emery Co.
Prothonotary Warbler Salt
Parula Utah Co.
BOX ELDER COUNTY
Kris Purdy (22 May 2010) - I saw two different ibis
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Box Elder County today that were good
candidates for GLOSSY IBIS.
Craig Fosdick (22 May 2010) - Birded
Rendezvous Park this am. An "almost" best bird was a possible
Craig Fosdick (16 May 29010) [Dry Canyon, UT] -
Hiked Dry Canyon this morning, and it was full of birds and birdsong. Highlights
were a NORTHERN GOSHAWK
battling a COOPER'S HAWK on the south ridgeline, calling
CHUKAR, and a talking
NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL in essentially the same location that I had a
Pygmy-owl at in January, at about 6200'. And
there were lots of FOY
Neotropical migrants for me, including WESTERN TANAGER, WARBLING VIREO,
PLUMBEOUS VIREO, BLACK-THROATED GRAY, VIRGINIA'S and
and both HAMMOND'S and DUSKY
also saw a PINK-SIDED JUNCO...
Mike Fish (11 May 2010) - ... I still have a
Calliope Hummingbird showing up regularly at one of my nectar feeders.
Ryan O'Donnell (9 May
2010) - Today, Stephanie Cobbold and I birded the Logan City Polishing Ponds in
Benson and Rendezvous Park in Logan. The Polishing Ponds had amazing-looking
shorebird habitat, and was dense with hundreds of WHITE-FACED IBIS but a little
short on peeps (we saw only one WESTERN and eight LEAST SANDPIPERS). Highlights
here included one late SNOW GOOSE, a WHIMBREL, two more
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and a flyover PEREGRINE FALCON. One ibis
looked to me like a GLOSSY IBIS...
Dan Zamecnik (8 May 2010) - [ Amalga Barrens]
... (had to walk in): numerous Long-Billed Dowitchers, a few
Lesser Yellowlegs, Avocet, Stilt, Short-Eared Owl, Pelican, Willet,
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, Semi Palmated Plover, Wilson's Phalarope, California
Gull, Caspian Tern, SANDERLING, Cliff, Barn, Violet-green and Tree
Swallow, White-faced Ibis, Sandhill Crane, Northern Harrier, Marsh Wren, Savanna
Ryan O'Donnell (2 May 2010) - I hit a few hot spots
around Cache County today. Sue's Ponds had three BLUE-WINGED TEAL, one
LEAST SANDPIPER, eleven LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and four BREWER'S SPARROWS,
among others... I forgot to expand on the SOLITARY SANDPIPER in the
subject line of my last email. A lone bird was on a pond just south of the Logan
Mike Fish (2 May 2010) - I think I had a
Harris's Sparrow in my front yard this morning. I've never seen one before,
but as near as I can tell from my guides, I believe this may be one. However,
the bird doesn't look like photos on Utah Birds website but it sorta
matched a picture in my Sibley's guide (adult breeding).
Buck Russell (1May 2010) - This morning I birded
the Logan Mitigation Ponds (aka Sue's Pond) and found two male and one female
Blue-winged Teals in the southern most pond.
Steve Christensen (12 May 2010) - I live in Price
and have also had several Lazuli Buntings over the past few days. Have
never before had them at my feeders. There was also a Blue Grosbeak
this evening. That is also a first.
Kris Purdy (19 May 2010) - I heard a report of a
Rose-breasted Grosbeak at a feeder in Kaysville, Davis County. The bird
came in once tonight and the homeowners are anxiously awaiting an encore
BOBOLINK was singing his heart out in a Russian olive east of the wetland
at Garr Ranch, Antelope Island State Park, Davis County, today. Also
Grasshopper Sparrows were singing along the road to the Ranch ....(.2
miles south of
mile marker 4).
Dave Wheeler (17 May 2010) - Garr Ranch - ...
the NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was still present at Garr Ranch on Antelope
Island as of mid-day yesterday. It was often lurking about the back side
of the spring pond in the cattails. Seven warblers in all, with
MacGILLIVRAY'S & WILSON'S coming through in strength.The INDIGO BUNTING
I saw was a male just molting into its breeding plumage... HERMIT THRUSHES
were EVERYWHERE, with at least one SWAINSON'S THRUSH mixed in with the
lot. ...There was at least one EASTERN KINGBIRD present, both in the
little orchard by the parking area and the distant trees in the large field to
the south of the ranch.
Tim Avery (16 May 20910) -
at AIC. Right before the first bridge. Along
with 1500 Black-bellied Plover.
Dave Hanscom (11 May 2010) - Went back to the causeway this morning with
Steve Carr and Pat Jividen ...
lots of birds mixed in with the Black-bellies around mile marker 4, including at
least 25 Red Knots, a few Semi-Palmated Plovers, a couple of
Black Terns, one Forster's Tern, a Peregrine Falcon, a Marbled
Godwit, a bunch of Dowitchers, a couple of Avocets, a flock of 20 or so
Western Kingbirds flying along the causeway, and one Purdy Krisbird in her
little red SUV...
Jeff Bilsky (9 May 2010) - ...Garr Ranch:
Northern Waterthrushes (2), couldn't find the B&W but did see a probable
INDIGO BUNTING in a thicket along the South fence of the ranch...
Robert Williams (9 May 2010) - [Antelope Island
Causeway] ... I did find several good things about 5 sanderlings 1
dunlin maybe 10 red knots semipalmated sandpipers, least sandpipers,
and of most note was the mountain plovers... also was able to get some poor
looks at the grass hopper sparrows i heard maybe 3-4 individuals and saw
Jack Binch (8 May 2010) - ...Bob Huntington and I
went out to Antelope Island ... On
the way out to Garr Ranch we saw a singing Grasshopper Sparrow, maybe a
mile or so before the ranch...First good sighting was a pair of Bullock's
Orioles, then a lone male Western Tanager. While watching that I
spotted a BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER and while we were watching that Bob
spotted a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH... We drove east to mile
post 4 and stopped to look through the Black-bellied Plovers. There were
about a thousand of them and right away we started picking out RED KNOTS,
about twenty of them. .... I potted a
strange bird that turned out being a RUDDY TURNSTONE. Back and forth
through the plovers and we turned up three DUNLINS...
Weston Smith (6 May 2010) - The Neotropic
Cormorants that Kris mentioned in previous note were seen at Clinton Pond in
Clinton, UT. There was one adult and one juvenile plumage birds seen with five
Terry Sadler (2 May 2010) - There were 4 Dunlin
on the rock jetty on the north side of the Antelope Island Causeway this
Joel Beyer (2 May 2010) -
Today we found one Short-billed Dowitcher with a group of 50 or so
Long-billed Dowitchers at Farmington Bay WMA. They were located in the large
pond on the left of the entrance road. Also there was the continuing
Kris Purdy (22 May 2010) - I saw a report of a
CRESTED CARACARA in Huntington, Emery County, last weekend, which is
worthy of consideration. The observer is Clint Peterson of
Salt Lake City.
Carl Ingwell (22 May 2010) - I did a shortened weekend
of surveys at Bryce Canyon this weekend. I came home early because of high
winds and rains. While there we saw some great birds ... The best
birds we saw were 5 EVENING GROSBEAK, 1 WILLIAMSON'S
PYGMY NUTHATCH and GRACE'S WARBLER.
Carl Ingwell (19 May 2010) - [Horsethief
Campground] - We had two Cassin's Kingbirds join us for dinner tonight.
Carl Ingwell (18 May 2010) - [Matheson Preserve, Moab] - Took the morning
off work due to high winds on the Island in the Sky and birded Matheson Preserve
in Moab. I heard numerous Yellow-breasted Chats, a Wilson's
MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler & a Common Yellowthroat,
Spotted Towhees and one Green-TailedTowhee, around 50 Cedar
Waxwings, a bunch of Lazuli Buntings, Black-Headed Grosbeaks,
a Cooper's Hawk, etc. ... Last night outside my camp I had 3 awesome
friends: a Gray Vireo,
a Gray Flycatcher,
and a Black-throated Gray
Warbler. It was a gray party and they were all singing sweetly
Just had my first Common Poorwill of the season
(I know, I'm slow), and it was right outside my tent. Awesome.
Lu Giddings (26 May 2010) - spent the day
birding from the
Little Sahara Sand Dunes cut-off on the Nephi-to-Leamington road, north
of the sand dunes and out into the Sevier desert, along the west side of the
Sheeprock mountains, and then through
Lookout Pass to Vernon and home. Saw my first Burrowing Owl of the
year, and my first Warbling Vireos at a spring ten miles west of Cherry
Lu Giddings (8 May 2010) - Utah County Birders had
a very good day traveling to Fish Springs, Callao, and Delta... The best bird of
the day was a Green Heron spotted hunting in the reeds along the south
edge of Avocet Pond. We were also surprised to find a Calliope Hummingbird
in the trees near the Visitor's Center...
David Wheeler (1-2 May 2010) - Since Mojo wasn't along,
I will just give a brief summary: [See Washington Co. for
the rest of the list].
HORNED GREBE -- in breeding plumage at Chicken Creek
Res by Nephi;
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE -- Chicken Creek Res by Nephi
Ned Bixler (2 May 2010) - Sat. May 1st - Thanks to
Reed and Kay Stone, we were able to visit the Henefer Lek, and see approx. 24+
Cheri "blujeans" (1 May 2010) - Came home today and
had a M Bullocks on my suet mixture. Interesting. It is slightly sweet so
maybe that's the attraction. Or maybe this is typical of the
Bullocks Oriole? I'm from Ohio and never had one before...
Bill Fennimore (18 May 2010) - [Deseret Ranch - Great
Salt Lake Bird Festival Field Trip]. Our
total for the day was 111 species, a new record for the Bird Festival bus trips
Deseret Ranch. Our previous best was 106 species last year. The
highlight birds were
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, and
SALT LAKE COUNTY
Tim Avery (29 May 2010) - This evening while hiking
along the creek west of La Caille
at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Sam and I came upon a 2nd year male
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK. ... The bird was skulking along the creek west of
Wasatch Blvd., staying low in the oaks below the trail.
Utah Birds (29 May 2010) [Fort Union] ... a
Western Tanager, and a Western Bluebird at feeder today.
Edson Leite (23 May 2010) - Beth and I just saw
a female Prothonotary
Warbler at Parleys Nature
park (Tanners Park,
Lake City). It was on the main trail about 100 yards from the park
regulations sign, on the right side there is a downed tree which I placed a
stack of rocks on where we saw the bird.
Bryant Olson (21 May 2010) - [Millcreek Canyon]
This evening,Friday 5-21-10,I heard and then saw a
Northern Saw-whet Owl in the parking lot of the Terraces trail
head. ... Also heard my FOY Flammulated Owl in the same area,
but it wouldn't respond to a recording of their call to give me look.
Matt Schamberger (12 May 2010) - Birded Liberty Park (primarily around the
pond) and Tracy Aviary this AM. Bagged two lifebirds,
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH and a male/female pair of WILSON'S WARBLERs...
Tim Avery (8 May 2010) - Jeff Bilsky and I looped the
north half of Salt Lake County this morning ... 5000 West Utah Power Sub
Station: 1 - NASHVILLE WARBLER ( in the southwest corner near Perkin's) -
Mill Race Park Highlights: 1 -
Neotropic Cormorant, 2 - Caspian Tern, 1 - Forster's Tern; Mountain Dell
Reservoir Highlights: 1 - male WOOD DUCK (unexpected and nice treat up
there), 2 - Osprey building a nest on the north side of the lake...
Steve Coleman (5 May 2010) - For the second year I
have had a Green-tailed Towhee coming to my yard for the last week...
Deb Drain (4 May 2010) - I know that Sora's are not
uncommon, but it I think it might be uncommon for a Sora to be present at the
Brighton Meadows Park (storm water retention basin park between 45th and 48th
South at appx 15th East). I walk in this park almost every day, and the
past week I am fairly certain I have heard a Sora calling. ...I also saw a
Vesper Sparrow this eve at the park, another unusual sighting.
Rich Young (2 May 2010) - For those of you who
have been following the saga of the Neotropic Cormorants at the Sandy
Pond, I have some bad news, then some good news. First the bad news. I
have been monitoring the Sandy Pond for the past 3 days; and the birds are
history there. Now the good news. I just located them again further north on the
Jordan River Parkway ...
Here is the location:... Millrace Pond, at 5400 South, 1200 West, Taylorsville,
Jeff Bilsky (1 May 2010) - FIELDS EAST OF CAUSEWAY
Marbled Godwits and White-faced Ibis
CAUSEWAY - Sanderlings, Western, and Semi-Palmated Sandpipers and a Wilson's
Phalarope at the rock jetty and a Peregrine taking a stab at them
briefly. - Long-billed Curlews, Snowy Plover, lots of Swallows,
Kingbirds, Eared Grebes
ISLAND - Several Loggerhead Shrikes, singing Grasshopper Sparrow
RANCH - Green-tailed Towhees, Lazuli Buntings, Say's Phoebe, Wilson's Warbler,
Yellow Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Geoff Hardies (1 May 2010) - I took an hour or so
to bird Parley's this afternoon. The north side of
the stream was dead, the south side east of the wooden bridge was quite
productive. The highlight was 3 black-throated gray warblers and 2
lazuli buntings. I also saw about 20 virginia warblers and 34+
orange-crowned. Also saw my first TV for SL cnty this year.
SAN JUAN COUNTY
Carl Ingwell (19May 2010) - [Island in the Sky, UT]
- Over the last three days I have been doing surveys at Island in the Sky.
It's all pinon/juniper work & I'm getting all the normal stuff you find in such
a habitat: Gray Vireo, Gray Flycatcher, Pinon Jays,
Black-throated Gray Warbler, Bewick's Wren, Lark Sparrow
singing outside my tent at about 4 AM today. I also had a Red-Breasted
Carl Ingwell (12 May 2010) - Worked Natural Bridges
again today... I also saw a Black-Headed Grosbeak, a White-Breasted Nuthatch & a
pair of what appeared to be nesting Perigrine Falcons. I know I didn't
see anything that neat, but I enjoyed it.
Carl Ingwell (11 May 2010) - It was cold and windy in
Natural Bridges today, but I got a decent survey before the bad weather. Had a
Cordilleran Flycatcher, a White-Breasted Nuthatch, a Wilson's
Warbler, a Black-headed Grosbeak, etc. Also, the place was packed
with hummingbirds and wildflowers. Nothing too neat, but I had fun.
D Knight (28 May 2010) Rose
breasted grosbeak at feeder, several days in a row
in Woodland, Utah
Kimberly Roush (28 May 2010) - [Pinebrook, UT] 1st
ever that I have seen at this location starting 1998: INDIGO BUNTING in
Pinebrook this am. Two
little MacGillivray's Warblers dodging through my yard also.
Joel and Kathy Beyer (24 May 2010) - A Northern
Waterthrush was seen along the stream at Clover Springs today.
An additional 35 species were seen here (4 flycatchers, 6
warblers, solitaire, tanagers, tanagers, tanagers, etc.)
Earlier this morning, on our Grantsville BBS, we had 3
Northern Mockingbirds (the most in 10 years of doing the survey).
R Francom (18 May 2010) - Watched (3) Caspian Terns on Grantsville
Reservoir 5/17/10 just before dusk, aggressively chasing gulls out of the area.
Linda West (12 May 2010) -
Had a white-winged dove at my feeder again this morning--this is 3rd
time in the last 4 years. If it just came up from the south, it must be
wondering why, what with a skiff of overnight snow on everything... Otherwise,
lazuli buntings have just shown up in the last couple of
days, a bit later than usual, but apparently they know it's spring even if the
weather isn't sure yet.
Leena Rogers (30 may 2010) [Provo] - Male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak in my daughter's yard, foothills of Provo.
Dave Wheeler (23 May 2010) .....
went to River Lane and wandered the portion along the river. Saw many
warblers, plus a lovely Yellow-breasted Chat, again a bazillion
Western tanagers . ... and two Purple Martins (male & female) near
the lake .....
Eric Huish (22 May 2010) - Jeff Bilsky just called.
He is right now looking at an
American Redstart at
Utah Lake State Park. Walk the footbridge over the river then walk
the path downstream. The bird is near the open clearing.
Cheryl Peterson (21 May 2010) - Bonnie Williams
and I went up Diamond Fork this afternoon. In the campground we saw a
Black Phoebe (a few
yards upstream from the bridge flycatching from the rocks and bushes),
Red-breasted Sapsucker (possibly 2 since they were seen at opposite ends
of the campground) and
Eric Huish (21 May 20100 - [Lower Provo River Parkway]
- Jeff Bilsky and I birded the Lower Provo River Parkway this afternoon. We
walked around the oxbow then downstream from the oxbow parking lot. Among others
saw Barn Owls, Wilson's Warblers, MacGillivray's Warbler,
Willow Flycatchers, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Western Wood
sisterscott123 (21 May 2010) - Spotted a Plain-Grey
Eagle Mountain Foothills.
Lu Giddings (20 May 2010) - [Diamond Fork] -
The best bird sightings were an
Kingbird sitting on a cedar post about 0.5 miles above the Diamond
fork campground, and a Sora walking across the algae mat covering one of
Diamond Fork's lower ponds ... Red-naped Sapsuckers,
Wrens, and Green-tailed Towhees were common ....
were found in the Diamond Fork campground. Plumbeous Vireos are
Eric Huish (20 May 2010) -
[Highland Glen Park[ - Birded
Highland Glen Park this morning with
Milt Moody, Sirpa Grierson and Leena Rogers. Bird activity was down
from a few weeks ago. Black-headed Grosbeaks singing everywhere. No
loons in the pond. Among other sightings: MacGillivary's Warbler,
Belted Kingfisher, Horned Lark (heard), Black-chinned Hummingbird.
Eric Huish (18 May 2010) - [South Fork Canyon] - There
was a Yellow-breasted Chat singing next to the park-and-ride lot at the
mouth of the canyon. At the Beaver ponds, about half way up South Fork
Canyon, we saw a Wilson's
Warbler, heard Gray
Catbird and Fox
Sparrow singing and from across the ponds we could heard a
Ruffed Grouse drumming.
Yellow Warblers everywhere in the canyon
Jeff Bilsky (6 May 2010) - [Northern Parula]...I stumbled on a
presumed Warbler that confused me. Here's what I can tell you. Yellow throat.
Clean white from there on down, through to the undertail. Pure white. Not dingy.
No streaking. When I saw the head, the eyes appeared to have white arcs above
and below. I wasn't able to get a feel for the colors of the head, wings, body.
I have theories but none that fit perfectly...
Eric Huish (8 May 2010) - Jeff Cooper and I birded the
American Fork Boat Harbor area this morning. Best bird was a Northern
Waterthrush Jeff spotted along the American Fork River about a half mile
upstream from the boat harbor...
We saw lots of Yellow Warblers, a Black-throated
Gray Warbler, a few Hermit Thrushes and and a few Green Tailed
Towhees. A Warbling Vireo was a first-of-year for us.
Jeff Bilsky (6 May 2010) - In the hot spot that is my
office in Provo, I just had a NASHVILLE WARBLER and a couple BULLOCK'S
ORIOLES (M+F), as well as continued numbers of the other common Warblers - no
Reed Stone (6 May 2010) - This morning I got a
BLACK THROATED GRAY WARBLER in my yard. This is a new yarder making my list
up to 128...
Ned Bixler (5 May 2010) Today, along with the wind,
several birds showed up. Skipper Bay trail: warblers: yellow-rumped, yellow,
orange-crowned, Virginia's, and common yellowthroat. Several other
birds: chipping sparrows, hermit thrush, and Bullock's orioles.
At Utah Lake State Park the most interesting was a black and white warbler
along with the rest of the warblers listed at skipper bay trail. Also 2 lark
Jeff Bilsky (3 May 2010) - [From a list of 45 species
of birds seen at Provo Airport Dike] Red-breasted Merganser 1, Virginia
Rail 1, Sandhill Crane 1, Solitary Sandpiper 2, Greater Yellowlegs 1,
Lesser Yellowlegs 2, Western Sandpiper 1, Franklin's Gull 1, Caspian Tern
1, Forster's Tern 1
Eric Huish (1 May 2010) - Jeff Cooper and I
birded Highland Glen Park for about an hour this morning in the rain. One
of the Harris Sparrows Jeff has been seeing in the park this winter is
still there, in breeding plumage and signing. It was with a few White-crowned
Sparrows near the small parking area south of the playground.
There was a Common Loon on the fishing pond.
Loons can be hard to find in Utah County.
We also saw 5 species of warbler, a Hermit Thrush
and I'm pretty sure we had a Peregrine Falcon fly over.
Dave Hascom (20 May 2010) - Went looking for Bilsky's
Glossy Ibis again today, but couldn't find the flock. A
Bobolink and an
Eastern Kingbird made the trip worth while, however. The Bobolink was
along the next road south of Potter Lane, and the Kingbird was hanging out with
a couple of Westerns a bit south and west of the Bobolink.
Larry Tripp (29 May 2010) - Today just north of Veyo
in Washington County I saw an OVENBIRD. It came into pishing where I watched it
for minute or so on a Juniper branch then walking around. ...in a small spot near a pond where I take Tayla for a walk often....
Tim Avery (29 May 2010) - This morning Jeff Bilsky and
I observed an adult male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the cottonwoods above the drinking fountain
at the entrance of Lytle Ranch. Most of the usual suspects were also around
Common Black-Hawk, and
There were 3
Vermilion Flycatcher at
Boots Cox Park in St. George and a
Green Heron at Springs Estate Pond.
Joel Beyer (8 May 2010) - We found a male Hooded
Warbler at Lytle Ranch (Washington Co.) this morning. It was in the large
bush just north of the trailer and workshop, where the trail forks. It was in
this bush for at least 2 hours (until we left at 12:30). Cindy and Steve
Sommerfield also saw the bird (Utah lifer for all!).
Joel Beyer (7 May 2010) - A Least Tern was at
Sand Hollow Reservoir this afternoon, along with 30 Forster's Terns and 5
Caspian Terns. We were unable to find the Pomarine Jaeger.
David Wheeler (1-2 May 2010) - [Lytle Ranch] COMMON BLACK-HAWKS -- back just south of
Lytle Ranch; POMARINE JAEGER -- there as of Friday morning, with
incredibly long tail making it easy to spot in the lake. [thank you again
COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD -- one male still visiting feeder at Lytle Ranch .... Stunning.; CASSIN'S
KINGBIRD -- on the road to Welcome Springs, hanging with a Western kingbird,
oddly enough; VIRGINIA's WARBLERS -- absolutely everywhere down south, ranging
from Beaver Dam Slope to Zion NP; PAINTED REDSTARTS -- a pair at Temple
of Sinewava (sp?) parking lot. TURKEYS nearby too.; SUMMER TANAGERS --
they are back at Lytle Ranch & they are stunning; RED CROSSBILLS -- several
flocks at Pine Valley at & above the locked gate to campground. Grace's
warblers are back too--at eye level even
Kris Purdy (18 May 2010) - [Huntsville] - BOBOLINKS
have arrived in Ogden Valley northeast of Huntsville in Weber County, and can be
observed from one of the usual places, Middlefork Lane. To get there, travel
east on SR-39 from I-15 exit 344, 12th Street. Pass through Ogden
Canyon, along the south shore of Pineview Reservoir, and east of Huntsville.
Dave Wheeler (16 May 2010) - I drove off to the
North Arm Wildlife Area of Pineview to seek the Calliope hummingbird, and
by the time I arrived the gods had tired of their torments. I saw a couple tiny
males in their "fizyoooooo"-producing display flights, and was healed.
Kristin Purdy (9 May 2010) - .... The North Arm Natural Area of Pineview
Reservoir, Weber County, this morning. One male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was
on territory on top willow and hawthorne branches. I believe this is the Jack
Binch Calliiope, one Jack found a few years ago, which continues to return to
the same spot...
I checked a few other places around the valley, including a dawn
walk down Old Snowbasin Road from the flagged entrance to the ski resort; there
were a drumming Ruffed Grouse, Red-naped Sapsuckers, Stellerís Jays,
Mountain Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, a MacGillivrayís Warbler,
Cassinís Finches, and a distant pair of moose on a ridge.
Earlier this week, I checked on the Lewisís Woodpeckers in
Liberty in the northwest end of the valley on the way to North Fork Park.
Brenda Kidman (5 May 2010) - [South Weber] We got the
WESTERN KINGBIRDS back on Sunday. We have several pairs that nest in and around
the yard. We have also had COMMON GRACKLES. It seems to be a little
early for them but they are not one I keep track of as well as some of our
favorites. We have lots of BULLOCKS and there are still WHITE
CROWNED and LAZULI'S but the Indigo has gone. Evidently the better
weather gave it more options.