|Ross's Goose||Washington Co.|
|Bald Eagle||Davis Co.|
|Merlin||Salt Lake Co., Utah Co.|
|Common Moorhen||Washington Co.|
|Pectoral Sandpiper||Box Elder Co.|
|MEW GULL||Utah Co.|
|Western Screech-Owl||Salt Lake Co.|
|Lewis's Woodpecker||Utah Co., Weber Co.|
|Three-toed Woodpecker||Summit Co.|
|Northern Shrike||Box Elder Co., Davis Co.|
|WHITE-THROATED SPARROW||Weber Co.|
|HARRIS'S SPARROW||Utah Co.|
|GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW||Washington Co.|
|LAPLAND LONGSPUR||Box Elder Co.|
|Pine Grosbeak||Summit Co.|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
Two NORTHERN SHRIKES were seen along the east side of the auto-tour loop at BRMBR on Saturday, 10/30 (MS,E&RV).
Another NORTHERN SHRIKE, and 4 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at BRMBR on Thursday, 10/21 (KE,JR).
An adult BALD EAGLE was seen in the dead trees just east of the Goose Egg Island observation point at Farmington Bay WMA, on Monday, 11/01 (BS,MS).
A WESTERN SCREECH-OWL was seen roosting in Memory Grove Park on Sunday, 10/31 (M&MSm). The owl was in the trees above the Freedom Trail Memorial.
(Note: In a post to the Birdnet dated 11/13/1999, Mark Stackhouse reports that "the bird is not a 'Mew' Gull, or even another form of Larus canus, such as "Common" Gull, but rather a small, small-billed Ring-billed Gull. That's the unanimous conclusion of myself and ten experts who responded to my request to review the photos of this bird (taken by Colby Neuman) posted on www.utahbirds.com. Among the distinguished group commenting on this bird are Paul Lehman, Michael Patton, Nick Lethaby, Matt Hiendel, and Tony Leukering. They provided great insight and analysis of this identification problem.)
An immature HARRIS'S SPARROW was seen along the Provo/Jordan River Parkway, just north of the Provo Boat Harbor at Utah Lake SP, on Sunday, 10/31 (TR).
A MERLIN was seen along the Provo/Jordan River Parkway, just north of the Provo Boat Harbor at Utah Lake SP, on Sunday, 10/31 (TR).
A LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was seen in Salem on Saturday, 10/30 (DG,DS). To get to where the bird was seen, turn off US 6 onto Woodland Hills Ave. north of town, go to 9550 South, and turn right. Look on the trees and utility poles in this area.
At Seegmiller Pond, near the Springs Estates subdivision in Washington Fields, a ROSS'S GOOSE and 3 COMMON MOORHENS were seen on Saturday, 10/30 (JK).
LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS have returned to the same area in Pleasant View where they were seen last winter, as reported Tuesday, 10/26 (IP). The birds are along 900 West about 1.5 miles north of town, where the road enters a gated community. Look in the dead trees near the gate.
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Wednesday, November 3, 1999.
Observers: HC=Harold Clayson, KE=Keith Evans, CGe=Carol Getz (of CA), DG=Dana Green, CJG=C.J. Grimes, CG=Carol Gwynn, JK=Josh Kreitzer, IP=Ingrid Paine, JR=Jack Rensel, TR=Tuula Rose, DS=Drucilla Seward, MSm=Margaret Smith, M&MSm=Margaret & Mike Smith, BS=Bethany Stackhouse, MS=Mark Stackhouse, P&SS=Priscilla & Steve Summers, E&RV=Elizabeth & Richard Vanderlip (of KS).
Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to [email protected]
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