Utah Bird Report for 4/23/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected]) to the bird net


Birds mentioned

Horned Grebe Wasatch Co.
Blue-winged Teal Utah Co., Wasatch Co.
SURF SCOTER Davis Co.
Marbled Godwit Davis Co.
Western Sandpiper Davis Co.
Least Sandpiper Davis Co.
Long-billed Dowitcher Davis Co.
Wilson's Phalarope Davis Co.
Bonaparte's Gull Davis Co.
YELLOW-FOOTED GULL Kane Co.
Lewis's Woodpecker Weber Co.
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW Weber Co.


Transcript

Utah Birdline
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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse

DAVIS COUNTY

A SURF SCOTER was seen at Farmington Bay WMA on Sunday, 04/18. It was in the canal by the locked gate near the Egg Island observation point (TP).

The season's first report of WILSON'S PHALAROPE is from the north end of Antelope Island, where a female was seen at the beach at Bridger Bay on Sunday, 04/18 (MS,DW).

Other birds seen at Farmington Bay WMA include MARBLED GODWITS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, WESTERN SANDPIPERS, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, WILSON'S PHALAROPES and BONAPARTE'S GULLS, which were all seen on Thursday, 04/22 (JD,LS,MS).


KANE COUNTY A YELLOW-FOOTED GULL was seen at Lake Powell on Wednesday, 04/21 (CL,JS). The bird was seen near the dam in Arizona, and then went to roost at Lone Rock Beach near Wahweap, in Utah. It was found again on Friday, 04/23 near The Chains, a swimming area north of the dam on the east side of the lake (GR). This is the second record for Yellow-footed Gull in Utah, and the first record for Arizona.


UTAH COUNTY A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen at Lincoln Beach, west of Lakeshore on Utah Lake, on Thursday, 04/22 (CP).


WASATCH COUNTY A HORNED GREBE in breeding plumage was seen at the Charleston turn-off at Deer Creek Reservoir on Saturday, 04/17. In the small ponds at Charleston, a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL was also seen on the same day (EH).


WEBER COUNTY A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen visiting a feeder in Pleasant View on Thursday, 04/22. The feeder is at the first house on the west side of the road, north of the gate, on 900 West in Pleasant View (IP).

In the trees near the gate on 900 West in Pleasant View, LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS continue to be seen as of Thursday, 04/22 (IP).


This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Friday, April 23, 1999.

Observers: JD=Justin Dolling; EH=Eric Huish; CL=Chuck Larue (of AZ); TP=Troy Parkin; IP=Ingrid Paine; CP=Cheryl Peterson; GR=Gary Rosenberg (of AZ); LS=Lee Shirley; JS=John Spence; MS=Mark Stackhouse; DW=David Wheeler

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