|Great Egret||Cache Co., Utah Co., Washington Co.|
|LITTLE BLUE HERON||Utah Co.|
|Black-bellied Plover||Davis Co., Utah Co.|
|Semipalmated Plover||Davis Co., Utah Co.|
|SOLITARY SANDPIPER||Box Elder Co.|
|RED KNOT||Davis Co., Utah Co.|
|DUNLIN||Box Elder Co.|
|SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER||Davis Co.|
|Band-tailed Pigeon||Iron Co.|
|White-winged Dove||Juab Co.|
|VAUX'S SWIFT||Rich Co.|
|Cassin's Kingbird||Washington Co.|
|Blue Jay||Cache Co.|
|Purple Martin||Utah Co.|
|Bendire's Thrasher||Washington Co.|
|Lucy's Warbler||Juab Co.|
|Common Grackle||Box Elder Co., Cache Co., Rich Co.|
|Great-tailed Grackle||Box Elder Co., Salt Lake Co.|
|Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch||Salt Lake Co.|
|Black Rosy-Finch||Salt Lake Co.|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
Breeding-plumaged DUNLIN have been seen on mudflats along the SE side of the auto tour loop at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. One was seen on Saturday, 05/01 (MS), and four were seen on Tuesday, 05/04 (C&LW).
A GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE and two COMMON GRACKLES were seen in the campground at Willard Bay SP on Sunday, 05/02 (MS).
The BLUE JAYS at James Mack Park in Smithfield continue to be seen, with three jays seen and heard on Sunday, 05/02 (MS).
COMMON GRACKLES have returned to Willow Park in Logan, as reported on Monday, 05/10 (RR).
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS have been seen and heard at Farmington Bay WMA. Several were heard among a large flock of Long-billed Dowitchers in the flooded area north of the Egg Island observation area on Monday, 05/10 (TS), and one was seen just south of the maintanance sheds on Saturday, 05/08 (MS).
Other good birds on the mudflats south of the entrance station at the Antelope Island Causeway included over 100 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, seen on Monday, 05/10 (TS), Saturday, 05/08 (MS), and Wednesday, 05/05 (C&LW). SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were seen there on Friday, 04/30 (MS), and Saturday, 05/01 (B&MP).
Several COMMON GRACKLES were seen coming to a feeder at the Bear Lake Realty office in Garden City on Sunday, 05/02 (MS).
Both GRAY-CROWNED and BLACK ROSY-FINCHES were still coming to feeders at Brighton on Wednesday, 05/05 (MS), and were also seen at feeders at Alta on Saturday, 05/01 (RJA,KJ).
The LITTLE BLUE HERON which has been seen in Springville, was last reported on Tuesday, 05/04 (LB). It had been seen in a small pond on the west side of the west frontage road about 1/4 mile south of exit 265.
GREAT EGRETS have been seen along the lower Provo River, with sightings ranging from the oxbow area to the mouth at Utah Lake SP. They were reported on Saturday, 05/01 (RJA,KJ), Tuesday, 05/04 (AH), and Thursday, 05/06 (CP).
Four BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at the north jetty at Utah Lake SP on Thursday, 05/06 (CP).
Two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were seen in a flooded field SE of the western end of 5600 South in Lakeshore on Wednesday, 05/05 (DA,MJ).
A PURPLE MARTIN was seen in the Swede Lane area, west of Springville, on Sunday, 05/02 (DG).
A CASSIN'S KINGBIRD was seen at Zella Tank on Thursday, 05/06 (MS). A pair of Cassin's Kingbirds are being seen regularly in the town park in Springdale (CJG).
A GREAT EGRET was seen flying over Tonaquint Park in St. George on Friday, 05/07 (MS).
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Wednesday, May 12, 1999.
Observers: RJA=R.J. Adams; DA=Dave Allen (of NV); JBa=Jay Banta; J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer; LB=Lara Burton; DG=Dana Green; CJG=C.J. Grimes; JH=Jack Holley; AH=Alona Huffaker; KJ=Kevin Johnson; MJ=Michael Johnson; C&TN=Colby & Tom Neuman; B&MP=Bob & Marilyn Parsons; CP=Cheryl Peterson; RR=Ron Ryel; TS=Terry Sadler; MS=Mark Stackhouse; C&LW=Cliff & Lisa Weisse
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