Utah Bird Report for 6/10/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Black Phoebe Beaver Co.
Eastern Kingbird Box Elder Co., Rich Co., Sevier Co.
Purple Martin Juab Co., Utah Co.
Northern Waterthrush Millard Co.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Millard Co.
Blue Grosbeak Davis Co.
Bobolink Rich Co.
Common Grackle Millard Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


A BLACK PHOEBE was seen along the Beaver River, in the town of Beaver, on Saturday, 06/05 (P&SS). This may be the first Beaver County record of Black Phoebe.

BOX ELDER COUNTY An EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen along the access road to Harold Crane WMA and Willard Bay SP on Tuesday, 06/08 (PD).

DAVIS COUNTY On Tuesday, 06/08, a pair of BLUE GROSBEAKS was seen just north of Farmington Bay WMA. The birds were along 1525 West, just north of Glover Lane (CR).

JUAB COUNTY A PURPLE MARTIN was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Saturday, 06/05 (DS). This is the first record of Purple Martin at Fish Springs.

MILLARD COUNTY A CASSIN'S SPARROW was seen during a Breeding Bird Survey in the Wah Wah Valley on Wednesday, 06/09. The bird was a male, and was observed performing its flight display and song, which suggests that it may be establishing a territory at that location (SH). To get there, take State Highway 21 west from Milford about 25 miles to the Wah Wah Ranch, which is about 1/2 mile north of the highway, and the only spot of green in the valley. Take the county road north through the ranch for 12.5 miles. The bird was 100 feet west of the road at this point. This is the first documented record of Cassin's Sparrow in Utah.

At Kaufman Ranch, near Black Rock, two male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS, a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, and a COMMON GRACKLE were seen on Saturday, 06/05 (P&SS).

MORGAN COUNTY An OVENBIRD was seen on Deseret Ranch, just north of Lost Creek SP on Saturday, 06/05 (MS,m.ob.).

RICH COUNTY Four male BOBOLINKS were seen in the fields east of the road, just south of the town of Meadowville, on Monday, 06/07 (C&SA). Meadowville is located just SW of Bear Lake.

Seven EASTERN KINGBIRDS were seen in a field about 1/2 mile south of Woodruff on Saturday, 06/05 (MS, m.ob.).

SEVIER COUNTY An EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen about one mile NE of Annabella on Saturday, 06/05 (RW).

UTAH COUNTY A PURPLE MARTIN was seen along the Genola Sportsman's Access Road, at the south end of Utah Lake, on Saturday, 06/05 (MJ).

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Thursday, June 10, 1999.

Observers: C&SA=Cal & Sharon Andrus; PD=Phil Douglas; SH=Steve Hedges; MJ=Mike Johnson; CR=Cal Robbins; DS=Dennis Shirley; MS=Mark Stackhouse; P&SS=Priscilla & Steve Summers; RW=Richard Wilkinson

Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to westwings@sisna.com

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