|Green Heron||Box Elder Co., Uinta Co.|
|Broad-winged Hawk||Sevier Co.|
|White-tailed Ptarmigan||Duchesne Co.|
|Stilt Sandpiper||Davis Co.|
|RED PHALAROPE||Washington Co.|
|Pinyon Jay||Salt Lake Co.|
|Townsend's Warbler||Summit Co.|
|Lark Bunting||Box Elder Co.|
|PAINTED BUNTING||San Juan Co.|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
A GREEN HERON was seen at the Dale Young Nature Park in Perry on Saturday, 09/02 (C&SA). To get to the nature park, take Main St. in Brigham City south to 2250 South, and turn west for 3-4 blocks to the park.
On the road to BRMBR, a female LARK BUNTING was seen on Sunday, 09/03 (DG,DS).
A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at FBWMA on Sunday, 09/03 (DG,DS). The bird was in the small, shallow pond on the west side of the entrance road, just north of the larger pond where the road turns west.
A female WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN, along with three chicks, was seen along the northeast shoreline of Blue Lake on Saturday, 09/02 (DW). Blue Lake is located in Naturalist Basin in the Uinta Mountains, about 5 miles along the Highline Trail from SR 150.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
In a strange occurrence for Salt Lake City, a small flock of PINYON JAYS flew north over the Utah State Health Department building at 288 N. 1460 West on Wednesday, 09/06 (DW).
SAN JUAN COUNTY
An immature PAINTED BUNTING was seen and photographed at the Pack Creek Ranch, southeast of Moab, on the afternoon of Thursday, 09/07 (MK). Pack Creek Ranch is located along the La Sal Mountain Road. For specific directions to where the bird was seen, call Ron at (435) 259-5505. This is the third report of Painted Bunting in Utah.
An adult BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen over the Fish Lake Hightop Plateau on Wednesday, 09/06 (TS). The plateau is the high ridge just west of Fish Lake.
A TOWNSEND'S WARBLER was seen at Little Lyman Lake along the North Slope Road in the Uintas on Saturday, 09/02 (DW).
A GREEN HERON was seen along the Green River at Bonanza on Monday, 09/04 (KP). The bird was at the Oxbow Pond just downstream from the Bonanza Bridge.
A RED PHALAROPE was seen at the Hurricane sewage lagoons on Thursday, 09/07 (RF). The bird was in the northeast pond. The Hurricane sewage lagoons are located along the south side of SR 9, just west of where the road crosses the Virgin River.
Observers: C&SA=Cal & Sharon Andrus, RF=Rick Fridell, DG=Dana Green, MK=Michael Kutska (of IL), KP=Kathy Paulin, TS=Terry Sadler, DS=Drucilla Seward, DW=David Wheeler
BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area SR = State Route
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, September 9, 2000.
Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to [email protected]
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