Utah Bird Report for 11/2/98
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|Cattle Egret ||Davis Co.
|Tundra Swan ||Juab Co.
|Greater Scaup ||Davis Co.
|OLDSQUAW ||Davis Co., Garfield Co.
|BLACK SCOTER ||Davis Co.
|SURF SCOTER ||Davis Co., Garfield Co.
|WHITE-WINGED SCOTER ||Davis Co.
|Red-breasted Merganser ||Davis Co.
|Bald Eagle ||Davis Co., Juab Co.
|Ferruginous Hawk ||Juab Co.
|Northern Shrike ||Davis Co.
|BLUE JAY ||Weber Co.
|Winter Wren ||Utah Co.
|Bohemian Waxwing ||Salt Lake Co.
All three Scoter species have been seen along the Antelope Island
this past weekend. On Friday, 10/03, three immature female SURF SCOTERS
were seen at several points on the south side of the causeway between
marker 2 and the island (NA,MS,ST,DW). On Saturday, 10/31, a female SURF
SCOTER was seen by the second bridge (closest to the island) (DJ). Three
female SURF SCOTERS were again seen on Sunday, 11/01, on the south side
the causeway; two between mile markers 1 - 2, and one at mile marker 4
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
A female BLACK SCOTER was seen about 1 1/2 miles from the island on the
south side of the causeway on Sunday, 11/01, and a female WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER was seen at mile marker 4 (J&KB).
Two OLDSQUAW were seen on the Antelope Island Causeway on Sunday, 11/01.
They were on the south side of the causeway at mile marker 5 (J&KB).
Other birds seen along the Antelope Island Causeway included several
GREATER SCAUP seen on Friday, 10/30 (NA,MS,ST,DW), and on Saturday,
(DJ). A female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was near the first bridge on the
north side of the causeway on Friday, 10/30 (NA,MS,ST,DW).
Up to 6 CATTLE EGRETS were seen west of Kaysville along Sunset Lane on
Saturday, 10/31 (DJ), and at 200 West and Shepard Lane on Sunday, 11/01
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Farmington Bay WMA on Saturday, 10/31. The
bird was seen along the main entrance road to the refuge (DJ).
An adult BALD EAGLE was seen along the Jordan River just north of
Lane on Wednesday, 10/28 (BW).
Two SURF SCOTERS, an imm. male and an imm. female, were seen at
Lake on Sunday, 11/01. Also at Panguitch Lake on Sunday was an OLDSQUAW
Several TUNDRA SWANS were seen at Mona Reservoir, along with "all the
ducks," on Thursday, 10/29. A number of raptors were also present,
including FERRUGIOUS HAWK and BALD EAGLE (DS).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
The season's first BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were reported from Alta on
10/31. About 20 waxwings were seen near the Peruvian Lodge (RJA&KJ).
The WINTER WREN, which was reported from a trail near Canyon Glen Park
Provo Canyon on 10/27, has been seen again. A wren was seen on Saturday,
10/31 (J&KB), and two wrens were seen on Sunday, 11/01 (LL&MS). To get
the spot where the birds have been seen, go through the park and take
trail to the left just past the restrooms, and go down this trail until
dirt path intersects from the left, just before you get to a bench and a
bridge. The birds have been in the brush in this area.
Two BLUE JAYS are now coming to a feeder in Pleasant View where one
most of last winter. The birds were seen on Friday, 10/30 (NA,MS,ST,DW).
They have been visiting the feeder early in the morning, and
through the day. To get there, take exit 352 from I-15, turn east on
North, go to the end at 1000 West, turn north to the end at Pleasant
Drive, turn east for one block, and turn north on 900 West. Go north
you reach a gate. You can either park here and walk to the house, or
Ingrid Payne at 782-1787 to open the gate. The birds have been visiting
feeders at the first house on the left through the gate.
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Monday, November 2, 1998.
Observers: RJA=R.J. Adams; NA=Nora Alvie; J&KB=Joel and Kathy Beyers;
DJ=David Jensen; KJ=Kevin Johnson; LL=Laura Lockhart; DS=Dennis Shirley;
MS=Mark Stackhouse; SS=Steve Summers; ST=Susan Thomas; BW=Bob Walters;
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