Utah Bird Report for 12/1/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|PACIFIC LOON ||Box Elder Co.
|Barrow's Goldeneye ||Cache Co.
|Hooded Merganser ||Box Elder Co., Utah Co., Washington Co.
|Peregrine Falcon ||Davis Co.
|Herring Gull ||Salt Lake Co.
|Greater Roadrunner (albino) ||Washington Co.
|Lewis's Woodpecker ||San Juan Co.
|HARRIS'S SPARROW ||Morgan Co.
|Chilean Flamingo (escapee) ||Salt Lake Co.
At least one, and possibly three PACIFIC LOONS were seen at Willard Bay on
Tuesday, 11/23 (MS). All three birds were in the south end of the
reservoir, about one mile west of the south marina. One of the loons was
close enough to the shore to be positively identified, but the other two
were too far away to allow a certain identification, although they appeared
to also be Pacific Loons.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
Also at Willard Bay on Tuesday, 11/23, a female HOODED MERGANSER was seen
at the north end of the reservoir (MS).
Another female HOODED MERGANSER was seen at the southeast corner of the
auto-tour loop at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge on Friday, 11/26 (CG).
BARROW'S GOLDENEYES have been at first dam at the mouth of Logan Canyon for
the past month, as reported on Monday, 11/29 (JB).
A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the Layton Marsh on Thursday, 11/25 (JB,KO).
A HARRIS'S SPARROW has been seen at the Morgan Wastewater Treatment Plant,
as reported on Sunday, 11/21 (VAS). This may be the same individual which
spent the winter there last year.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
An adult HERRING GULL was seen along the south shore of the Great Salt Lake
between Saltair and the marina on Wednesday, 12/01 (MS).
The CHILEAN FLAMINGO, which escaped from Tracy Aviary eleven years ago, has
returned to Saltair, where it has spent every winter. The bird, nicknamed
"Pink Floyd," was seen on Wednesday, 12/01, just east of Saltair (MS).
SAN JUAN COUNTY
Over 20 LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS were seen along a county road east of
Monticello, as reported on Monday, 11/29 (TB). The birds were seen along CR
335, which goes east from US 666 at the KOA campground east of Monticello.
A female HOODED MERGANSER was seen on Salem Pond on Tuesday, 11/23 (RS,TW).
An apparently albino GREATER ROADRUNNER has been seen in the RV park near
the upper end of Quail Creek Reservoir, as reported on Wednesday, 12/01
Three HOODED MERGANSERS, one male and two females, were seen at Gunlock
Reservoir on Sunday, 11/28 (MS).
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Wednesday, December 1, 1999.
Observers: JB=Jared Barnes, TB=Todd Black, MD=Marilyn Davis, CG=Carol
Gwynn, KO=Ken Olson, VAS=V. Arnold Smith, MS=Mark Stackhouse, RS=Reed
Stone, TW=Tom Williams
Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801)
538-4730 or by e-mail to [email protected]
You may e-mail questions and comments to [email protected]
or you may call (801) 487-9453.