Review Species Reported this Month:
Russ (Reeve) Summit Co.
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Davis
Hermit Warbler Washington Co.
Joel Beyer (31 Aug 2014) - OVENBIRD at Garr
Ranch, Antelope Island.
Norm Jenson (29 Aug 2014) - [Garr Ranch, Antelope
Island] - Townsend's Warblers. There are at least 5 or 6. Amazing!
Mike Hearell (28 Aug 2014) - [Black Hills Loop] -
All but the SACRs were seen in the two Russian Olive Trees immediately south of
the stacked hay bails, next to Black Hills Farm.
-- Ring-necked Pheasant, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared Dove,
Mourning Dove, Hammond's Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher,
Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed Vireo, swallow sp., European Starling 12,
Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Savannah Sparrow,
Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird,
House Finch, House Sparrow
Bryant Olsen (28 Aug 2014) - [Garr Ranch, Antelope
Island] - Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.
Joel Beyer (3 Aug 2014) - We visited Farmington Bay
WMA this morning. A female Wood Duck and 11 young were in the first pond
(on right) just after the entrance gate. At Glover Ponds we found a Solitary
Sandpiper. Norm Jensen was also seen, but NO Little Blue Heron.
-- Two more Solitary Sandpipers were at the second bridge (south
side) on the Antelope Island Causeway. A female Peregrine was hanging out
on the opposite shore. On the south side of the first (No Fishing) bridge an
adult Snowy Plover and two very young chicks were foraging along the
water's edge. On Antelope Island we saw five Northern Mockingbirds.
Paul Higgins (10 Aug 2014) - [Tabiona] -
Alona Huffaker (20 Aug 2014)- - Kathleen and I birded
in Iron County today. These are the birds we saw just in Parowan Cemetery--a
real "hot spot!"!
-- Scrub Jays, Pinyon Jays, Red-Breasted Nuthatch,
Western Tanagers, Cedar Waxwings, Western Blue Birds, Black Capped Chickadees,
Mountain Chickadees, Chipping sparrows, House Finches, Ravens, Olive Sided
Fly-catcher, Western Wood Peewee, American Gold finch, Hummingbird species,
Lesser Gold finch, American Crow, American Robin and Swallow species!
SALT LAKE COUNTY
Norm Jenson (29 Aug 2014) - Just had a Solitary
Sandpiper on the I-15 frontage rd just east of 7200 W ponds on the north
side of road with a couple of killdeers and avocets.
Eric Peterson (28 Aug 2014) - [Red Butte Gardens, SLC]
- I have been over photographing Hummingbirds at Red Butte on my lunch. I
have been mainly in the Fragrance garden which is just north after you walk out
the main doors at the top. Today for the first time I saw four species of
Hummingbirds there. They are all immature birds but they are all there. Today
was the first day I have seen a Broad-tailed there since the spring. Also there
was a immature Nashville Warbler along with an immature Wilson's
Warbler on the path to the Rose Garden.
Rich Young (26 Aug 20124) - Today as I was
photographing some of the new Fall arrivals at Big Cottonwood Regional Park, I
happened onto an Ash-throated Flycatcher! Not the “Big Find” like the
Tennessee Warbler I documented there this time last year; but I was surprised
and impressed with it, having never seen one before… Cool Bird!
Lyn Christiansen (3 Aug 2014) - I have seen a
Northern Bobwhite in my yard at the east end of 10th Avenue in Salt Lake. I
saw it yesterday afternoon and again this morning with a flock of California
quail. It was near a thick hedge and took cover there so I was not able to get a
Dave Hanscom (19 Aug 2014) - [Echo Reservoir] -
RUFF [or Reeve, since it was a female.] If you want to chase this bird, it
was very near the road on the east side of Echo Reservoir. I could see it with
my scope from the Rail Trail at the south end of the water.
Diane Penttila (22 Aug 2014) - [Ouray National
Wildlife Refuge] - General Waterbird Survey. The following birds were seen
within the survey route: [highlights]: ...Wood Duck,...Great Egret,
White-faced Ibis, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Killdeer,
Black-necked Stilt,...Black Tern,
Jeff Cooper (28 Aug 2014) - [Pleasant Grove] -
The young male Calliope Hummingbird continued at the feeder today,
primarily during dusk. He must be feeding somewhere else during earlier hours.
Some of his long gorget feathers are beginning to show on his throat...
Cliff Miles (26 Aug 2014) - [Skipper Bay Trail] -
Norm Jenson (22 Aug 2014) - [Provo Airport Dike] -
Norm Jenson (13 Aug 2014) - [Skipper Bay Trail].
Susan Fogle Lindberg (4 Aug 2014) - There were 11
Turkey Vultures circling over Meadow Elementary in Lehi about 10:45 this
Herb (4 Aug 2014) - [Salem] - At dinner today my
backyard filled with Black-headed Grosbeaks and Bullock's Orioles.
They were mainly going after my plum tree, at least a dozen of each. After that
I went to the front door to see a 4 point mule deer run in front of my house.
All of this a block south of Salem Pond.
Jeff Cooper (29 Aug 2014) - Although my wife and I
were primarily on a vacation to visit national parks last weekend I took
advantage of being in St George to check on the Black-Hawk nesting site I
discovered back in May. I'd thought about the nesting pair many times and kept
in touch with wildlife officials to see if they were successful breeders. I
never got a confirmation that juveniles had been seen so I had to make at least
one attempt to check the site while in St George. I was delighted to quickly
find an adult that was hunting and really thrilled when I tracked down and
photographed two juvenile Black-Hawks. I think I heard a third juvenile,
but one adult was out of sight when I heard that call so I couldn't positively
rule out the adult calling. When I was done I had observed both adults and two
Rick Fridell (14 Aug 2014) - [Lava Point] - This
evening (8/14) I saw several Hermit Warblers in a large mixed flock at
Lava Point, Zion National Park. I'm not sure exactly how many Hermit Warblers
were present, but there were at least 8 or so. Most were first fall / female
types, however, there were a few adult males present as well. I also saw 1 or 2
in a mixed flock near Whispering Pines in the Kolob Meadows.
-- Other birds at least loosely associated with the Lava Point
mixed flock included: [highlights]: ... Cassin's Vireo,
Steller's Jay...Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler... Black-throated Gray Warbler,
Mike Hearell (31 Aug 2014) - American Redstart
in Weber County.