Utah Bird Report for 5/25/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected]) to the bird net


Birds mentioned

Common Loon Carbon Co., Uinta Co.
RED-NECKED GREBE Duchesne Co.
Black-bellied Plover Davis Co.
WHIMBREL Cache Co.
HUDSONIAN GODWIT Cache Co.
Sanderling Davis Co.
Red-necked Phalarope Davis Co.
VAUX'S SWIFT Box Elder Co.
Lewis's Woodpecker Box Elder Co.
Eastern Kingbird Box Elder Co., Utah Co.
Winter Wren Cache Co.
Gray Catbird Salt Lake Co.
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER Box Elder Co.
Northern Waterthrush Box Elder Co., Uinta Co.
Grasshopper Sparrow Cache Co., Davis Co.
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK Millard Co.
Bobolink Utah Co., Wasatch Co.


Transcript

Utah Birdline
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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse

BOX ELDER COUNTY

Three VAUX'S SWIFTS were seen flying over the campground at Willard Bay SP on Monday, 05/17 (KE,JR).

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was seen at Lucin, west of the Great Salt Lake, between Thursday, 05/20 and Saturday, 05/22 (KE). Lucin is about 40 miles north of Wendover.

Other birds seen at Lucin from Thursday, 05/02 to Saturday, 05/22 included LEWIS'S WOODPECKER, EASTERN KINGBIRD and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (KE).

Another EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen on Forest Street, west of Brigham City, on Sunday, 05/23. The bird was about one mile west of I-15, just east of where the road bends south (M&MSm).


CACHE COUNTY

The HUDSONIAN GODWIT, which was seen along the Amalga Barrens road in northern Cache Valley on Wednesday, 05/19, was seen again on Friday, 05/21 and Saturday, 05/22 (m.obs.) On those days, it was seen in the barrens, which is private property, and is open to birders only by prior permission. Birders may want to look for the godwit along the road. The barrens road is 7000 North in Amalga.

Also in the area of the Amalga Barrens road, a WHIMBREL was seen on Wednesday, 05/19 (RR).

Two GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were seen in a field northwest of Clarkston on Saturday, 05/22 (KA,NA,LL,DW).

WINTER WRENS have returned to High Creek Canyon, east of Richmond. One was seen there on Saturday, 05/22 (RR). Winter Wrens apparently nested there last year.


CARBON COUNTY

A late sighting of two COMMON LOONS occurred along the east side of Scofield Reservoir on Friday, 05/21 (PD).


DAVIS COUNTY

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was heard singing in a weedy area just north of the Egg Island view point at Farmington Bay WMA on Sunday, 05/23 (R&SM,MS).

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and numerous RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen in the shallow pond north of Egg Island at Farmington Bay WMA on Friday, 05/21 (GW) and on Sunday, 05/23 (R&SM,MS).

Many SANDERLINGS were seen scattered all along both sides of the Antelope Island Causeway on Sunday, 05/23, and several BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were on the flats south of the entrance to the causeway (R&SM,MS).


DUCHESNE COUNTY

A breeding-plumaged RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on the sewage lagoons at Duchesne on Sunday, 05/23 (B&GB). It was seen again on Tuesday, 05/25 (MS,DW). Both times, the bird was on the second pond from the eastern side of the sewage lagoon complex, which is located on the north side of US 40 on the east edge of town. There are only two accepted records of Red-necked Grebe in Utah prior to this sighting.


MILLARD COUNTY

A male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen in a yard in Oak City, all day on Saturday, 05/22 (DA).


SALT LAKE COUNTY

In Tanner Park, a GRAY CATBIRD was seen on Monday, 05/23, about 100 yards east of the bridge (AR).


UINTA COUNTY

Another late COMMON LOON was seen at Steinaker Reservoir on Saturday, 05/22. A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was also seen at the campground at Steinaker on the same day (B&GB).


UTAH COUNTY

An EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen at Swede Lane, west of Springville, on Thursday, 05/20 (CP). Also at Swede Lane, a flock of about 12 BOBOLINK was seen on Saturday, 05/15 (D&MT).

A pair of EASTERN KINGBIRDS was seen at the north end of 4000 West in Lakeshore on Saturday, 05/22 and Tuesday, 05/25 (BM).


WASATCH COUNTY

A male BOBOLINK was seen and heard singing along Potter Lane, north of Heber City, on Wednesday, 05/19 (JC,MS).

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Tuesday, May 25, 1999.

Observers: DA=David Allan; KA=Keith Archibald; NA=Nora Avila; B&GB=Bob & Georgine Bond; JC=Jeffery Carlson (of IN); PD=Phil Douglas; KE=Keith Evans; LL=Laura Lockhart; BM=Brian Maxfield; R&SM=Robert & Susan Moran (of MA); CP=Christian Peay; JR=Jack Rensel; AR=Alan Rogers; RR=Ron Ryel; M&MSm=Margaret & Mike Smith; MS=Mark Stackhouse; D&MT=Donna & Matt Thorum; GW=Glen Warchol; DW=David Wheeler

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