Utah Bird Report for 4/13/2001
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Great Egret  Utah Co. 
Merlin  Salt Lake Co. 
Pygmy Nuthatch  Salt Lake Co. 
Northern Mockingbird  Salt Lake Co. 
White-throated Sparrow . Utah Co


Utah Birdline
(801) 538-4730
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on the small pond just north of the campground at Willard Bay SP on Wednesday, 04/11 (DG,DS). To get to the pond, take the gravel frontage road north on the west side of I-15, opposite the park entrance. The pond is right after the second right-angle turn.


In an unusual sighting for northern Utah, a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen and heard singing in a Holladay neighborhood on Sunday and Monday, 04/8-9 (BB). The bird was near Olympus High School.

In that same area, PYGMY NUTHATCHES are still being seen as of Monday, 04/09 (BB). They have been there at least since last December, when they were first seen on the Salt Lake Christmas Bird Count.

A MERLIN was seen on Monday, 04/09, in the vicinity of 5600 West and 6200 South (BR).


A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, which has been coming to a feeder in Provo on-and-off all winter, returned on Sunday, 04/08 (MM).

A GREAT EGRET was seen along the northern half of the west side of the Provo Airport dike on Wednesday, 04/11 (RS).

Observers: BB=Bob Bond, DG=Dana Green, MM=Milton Moody, BR=Bruce Robinson, DS=Drucilla Seward, RS=Reed Stone,

Abbreviations used:

SP = State Park

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, April 13, 2001.

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