|Trumpeter Swan||Box Elder Co.|
|Wood Duck||Salt Lake Co.|
|Hooded Merganser||Box Elder Co.|
|Red-breasted Merganser||Box Elder Co.|
|Sanderling||Davis Co., Salt Lake Co.|
|Least Sandpiper||Salt Lake Co.|
|Wilson's Phalarope||Davis Co.|
|Northern Pygmy-Owl||Salt Lake Co.|
|Northern Shrike||Salt Lake Co., Weber Co.|
|Common Bushtit||Salt Lake Co.|
|Bewick's Wren||Box Elder Co.|
|Hermit Thrush||Salt Lake Co.|
|Northern Mockingbird||Davis Co.|
|American Tree Sparrow||Salt Lake Co., Weber Co.|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
Large numbers of HOODED MERGANSERS have been reported from Willard Bay SP over the past week. Most of the sightings are from the northeast corner of the bay, near the campground. Twenty-three Hooded Mergansers were seen on Saturday, 12/04 (B&TC), and the same number were seen on Sunday, 12/05 (MS,DW). On Wednesday, 12/08, 14 Hooded Mergansers were seen there (KE,JR, m.obs.).
An immature male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was also at Willard Bay SP, on the rocky spit at the entrance to the marina, on Sunday 12/05 (MS,DW). It was seen again on Wednesday, 12/08 (KE,JR,m.obs.).
In the campground of Willard Bay SP, a BEWICK'S WREN was seen on Sunday, 12/05 (DS,MS,DW).
Several good birds have been seen along the Jordan River in the southern part of Salt Lake County. On Saturday, 12/04, AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were seen just north of 124th South (DG). Near 106th South on Sunday, 12/05, a HERMIT THRUSH was seen, along with 2 male and 3 female WOOD DUCKS (M&MSm).
Two large flocks of SANDERLINGS, and a flock of about 10 LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen along the south shore of the Great Salt Lake about 1/2 mile east of Saltair on Wednesday, 12/08 (MS).
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen along the I-80 frontage road at the 7200 West exit near the visitor information building on Wednesday, 12/08 (AlM).
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Friday, December 10, 1999.
Observers: B&TC=Brad & Traci Clemens, KE=Keith Evans, DG=Dana Green, AlM=Alan Miller, AM=Ann Miller, JR=Jack Rensel, J&SS=Jeffery & Susan Saffle, DS=Dennis Shirley, M&MSm=Margaret & Michael Smith, VAS=V. Arnold Smith, MS=Mark Stackhouse, DW=David Wheeler
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.