|RED-THROATED LOON||Washington Co.|
|Pacific Loon||Cache Co., Washington Co.|
|Horned Grebe||Davis Co.|
|Trumpeter Swan||Cache Co.|
|Surf Scoter||Davis Co.|
|Hooded Merganser||Utah Co., Washington Co.|
|Snowy Plover||Davis Co.|
|Northern Shrike||San Juan Co., Utah Co.|
|BROWN THRASHER||Rich Co.|
|American Tree Sparrow||Davis Co.|
|Harris's Sparrow||Utah Co.|
|COMMON REDPOLL||Davis Co.|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
At Hyrum Reservoir, a PACIFIC LOON continued to be seen , at least through Monday, 11/12, when it was seen at the west end of the lake near the campground (JL). Also on Monday, 11/12, three juvenile TRUMPETER SWANS were seen (JL). They were seen again on Friday, 11/16 (BS,DS,LS) and on Wednesday 11/21 (JL). These birds were captured and marked with an orange wing-mark and green neck band at Harriman SP in Idaho.
A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at a feeder in Woods Cross on Thursday, 11/15 (SC). The bird was there in the morning of the 15th, but has not been seen since.
A female SURF SCOTER continues to be seen at about mile marker 1 along the AIC. It was reported Thursday, 11/15 (KC,PF), Friday 11/16 (GB), and Saturday, 11/17 (JL). Other birds along the AIC included at least 4 HORNED GREBES, seen near the east end on Friday, 11/16 (GB), and some late SNOWY PLOVERS near mile marker 1 on Saturday, 11/17 (JL).
At FBWMA, an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was seen near the turnout for the Bald Eagle overlook on Thursday, 11/15 (KC,PF). Seven American Tree Sparrows were seen just east of there, where the road bends west, on Wednesday, 11/21 (TJ). Also on Wednesday, 11/21, four HORNED GREBES were seen at FBWMA (TJ).
A BROWN THRASHER was seen at a cabin just west of Garden City on Sunday, 11/18 (JB). It was seen about 2.5 miles east of the town.
SAN JUAN COUNTY
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen just north of Devil's Canyon, about 10 miles south of Monticello, on Sunday, 11/11 (J&KB).
A female HOODED MERGANSER was seen at the Provo Airport on Wednesday, 11/21 (RS). It was in the canal along the south side of the airport, about 100 yards west of the south extension to the airport dike.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the campground at Utah Lake SP on Wednesday, 11/14 (KC).
The first-winter HARRIS'S SPARROW, which was seen along the Jordan/Provo River Parkway north of the Utah Lake SP marina was seen again on Saturday, 11/10 (J&KB). It was still near the Osprey nesting platforms.
A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at Quail Creek Reservoir on Thursday, 11/22 (RF). It was about 100 yards west of the overlook of the Quail Creek dike. If accepted, this will be the third record of Red-throated Loon in Utah.
Other birds at Quail Creek Reservoir included at least 2 PACIFIC LOONS, seen Sunday, 11/18 (KCo,RF), and again on Thursday, 11/22 (RF), and a HOODED MERGANSER, seen on Thursday, 11/22 (RF).
Observers: GB=Glenn Barlow, J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, JB=Jeanie Boynton, KC=K.C. Childs, SC=Steve Coleman, KCo=Kristen Comella, RF=Rick Fridell, PF=Pomera Fronce, TJ=Tony Jones, JL=James Lofthouse, BS=Bryan Shirley, DS=Dennis Shirley, LS=Lee Shirley, RS=Reed Stone
AIC = Antelope Island Causeway
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
SP = State Park
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