Utah Bird Report for 9/27/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|BROAD-WINGED HAWK ||Wasatch Co.
|Rough-legged Hawk ||Cache Co.
|LONG-BILLED MURRELET (possible) ||Salt Lake Co.
|Lewis's Woodpecker ||Wasatch Co.
|PALM WARBLER ||Box Elder Co.
|White-winged Crossbill ||Salt Lake Co.
A PALM WARBLER was seen at Lucin, about 40 miles north of Wendover, west of
the Great Salt Lake, on Sunday, 09/26 (RJA). The bird was in the trees
around the dry pond to the south of the main pond. This is the eighth
record of Palm Warbler in Utah.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
Many hawks, including a few early ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, were seen in the area
between Logan and Sardine Canyon on Wednesday, 09/22 (KE).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
An apparent murrelet, probably of the genus Brachyramphus, and possibly a
LONG-BILLED MURRELET, was seen on the Great Salt Lake, north of Saltair, on
Sunday, 09/19 (JT). The bird was seen from Saltair, flying across the lake
well to the north, and landed far out on the lake. The distance was too
great for a possitive identification to species. At this time, there are no
records for Brachyramphus murrelets in Utah.
Three WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen in a large spruce tree at Brighton
Ski Resort on Wednesday, 09/22 (AC). The tree was near the base of the
upper lift which leads to Snake Creek Pass.
A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen soaring over the Interlocken Estates, just
north of Midway, on Wednesday, 09/22 (CC,JVM).
A LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was seen in a dead tree at the junction between Ceri
Lane and SR 224, near Wasatch Mountain SP, on Wednesday, 09/22 (CC,JVM).
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Monday, September 27, 1999.
Observers: RJA=R.J. Adams, AC=Alan Condie, CC=Calleen Cox, KE=Keith Evans,
JT=Jim Tietz (of CA), JVM=Julie VanMoorhem
Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801)
538-4730 or by e-mail to [email protected]
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