Review Species Reported This Month:
Cackling Goose Washington Co.
Black-legged Kittiwake Davis Co.
Lesser Black-backed Gull Salt Lake
Harlequin Duck Washington Co.
Black Scoter Davis Co.
Washington Co. (possible first state record)
BOX ELDER COUNTY
Jason St Sauver (11 Nov 2010) - took a very chilly
but fruitful drive to the Bear River MBR this morning, and around the Auto Loop.
Highlights: Harrier harassing a bevy of pheasants, 3 Long-billed
Curlews on the dike, flock of Avocets still around, and waterfowl -
including Tundra Swans - by the thousands!!
Paul Higgins (11 Nov 2010) - Winter Wren,
Box Elder Campground, Box Elder County, Utah.
Mike Fish (2 Nov 2010) - Yesterday I spent my lunch
out at the Public Shooting Grounds Waterfowl Management Area west of Corrine.
The area is along highway 83 as you are heading west towards ATK and the Golden
Spike National Historic Site. I drove back into the area only a mile since I
didnít have much time and I didnít want to disturb the hunting parties that were
still out in the marsh further south. I was able to watch about a hundred
Tundra Swans, preening and gaggling about, on the east side resting ponds
(Duck Lake). ... I did have a few close flyovers by the swans though, and by a
few Northern Harriers as well...
Jason St Sauver (1 Nov 2010) - Biologist H. Browers
recorded a Wood Duck,
Marbled Godwit, Rough-legged Hawk and
Bonaparte's Gulls during a recent survey at
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Also -
Tundra Swans have arrived in the thousands.
Hillary White (30 Nov 20910) - Took advantage of
skies and warmer temps in
yesterday morning. Here are two e-bird reports - 20/20 ponds and Benson - the
Benson report is the route I drove from Logan to Benson to
Apparently, there's a WILD TURKEY safe haven in Mendon... I saw 10
feeding in someone's front yard and saw another two fly over about 1/2 mile
later. As Craig Fosdick mentioned in a previous post, most of the open water is
now frozen over, except for a small bit of open water at the Benson Marina
(where I re-located 1 PIED-BILLED GREBE) and a lone LINCOLN'S
Craig Fosdick ( 29 Nov 2010) - There's a dark morph
Harlan's Hawk on 1200 W between 1000 N and 1400 N in Logan. ... There's
a dark morph Harlan's
Hawk roosting in a
deciduous tree at about 450 E between 100 N and Center in Logan.
I saw it last night but was not able to confirm; tonight in clear conditions, I
saw it at 415 PM. Also in the same tree are two light morph Rough-legged
Craig Fosdick ( 27 Nov 2010) - I
birded Cache Co. today hoping for some northern visitors. Alas, no Snow Buntings
or Lapland Longspurs, but I did find at least nine different FERRUGINOUS
HAWKS today, along Utah 23 / Utah 142 from the junction of Utah 23 (Valley
View Hwy) and 3000 N all the way to Clarkston. Two were south of 3000 N, one was
23 and 6200 N near Newton, three were along Utah 142 between Newton and
Clarkston, and three were roosting in Clarkston. Other birds of interest
included a SHORT-EARED OWL at Benson Marina, two
PRAIRIE FALCONS a few hundred meters apart
on Utah 23 (along with 14
Northern Harriers), and two AMERICAN
TREE SPARROWS at the Cutler Marsh Boat
Craig Fosdick (20 Nov 2010) -
I had two late juvenile Cattle Egrets on
W in Benson today. I think my previous late date for Cache Co.
was Oct 2.
Craig Fosdick (11 Nov 2010) - There was a female or
immature Prairie (Richardson's) Merlin west of Benson Marina (Cache Co.)
today, on 3000 N. Also Tundra Swans overhead again.
Craig Fosdick (9 Nov 2010) - Birded/walked Benson
Marina, Cache Co. this afternoon. Highlights were migrating TUNDRA SWANS
and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, two male HOODED MERGANSERS, and a single
Craig Fosdick (9 Nov 2010) - Walked Benson Marina
at lunchtime. A surprise was a late flock of 40 SANDHILL CRANES trying to
find a thermal (under all the clouds) to get out of Cache Valley. Also out at
Benson was a PRAIRIE FALCON on the power lines, a FERRUGINOUS HAWK
soaring south of the power lines, and a GOLDEN EAGLE. Maybe a little late
was a female MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD on 2600 N.
Ryan P. O'Donnell (7 Nov 2010) - [Hardware Ranch] -
I couldn't help but spend a little time birding again this afternoon, this time
at Hardware Ranch ... I was not disappointed. The juniper trees, especially
between the small spur road to the visitor's center and the large gravel parking
lot at the trailhead, were packed with frugivores, including mostly AMERICAN
ROBINS but also CEDAR WAXWINGS, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRES, and even
three female EVENING GROSBEAKS, only the second time I've seen that
species in the county. ... While I was watching these birds, a small covey of
seven GRAY PARTRIDGE flushed from the hillside above me, flew over my
head, and landed across the river - this was a county first for me. Otherwise
diversity was not great, but it was pretty birdy in terms of total numbers.
Other expected species seen or heard included BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE,
BELTED KINGFISHER, NORTHERN HARRIER,
NORTHERN FLICKER, and BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE.
A recent report in eBird mentioned Pine Grosbeaks at this location, but I wasn't
able to find this species.
Ryan P. O'donnell (6 Nov 2010) - Craig Fosdick and
I birded around several Cache County locations today. Following a report to
eBird by Cullen Clark, we relocated four
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES at LW's gas station at
600W and 200N in Logan. ...These were the first of the year for both Craig and
Hyrum Reservoir, we found two
SURF SCOTERS at the upstream, southeast end
of the reservoir. This is the same location where we saw one two weeks ago, and
one of the two today may have been the same bird we previously saw - both
appeared to be immatures. Seeing two of this species was exciting for us, as
the lone bird two weeks ago was our first ever in the county.
and a BALD EAGLE were fun additions here, but not unexpected.
Mike Fish (6 Nov 2010) - just had eight
Evening Grosbeaks in my yard. I haven't seen
these birds in my yard for a few years.I watched them for about 10 minutes
before they flew off and headed way down river.
Craig Fosdick (3 Nov 2010) - Took my daily walk at
Benson Marina today, a little earlier than usual. Good timing, because I was
lucky enough to see a MERLIN (not rare, but I never get tired of them), a
flock of 40
TUNDRA SWANS, plus 9 Common Ravens.
Eared, Pied-billed, Western, and
Clark's Grebes all continue, but numbers of
Clarks and Westerns are finally starting to thin out quite a bit; I saw only
Aechmophorus grebes; for the past month
or so it seems like there have been 50-70 every time I'm at Benson Marina. But
there were still juveniles begging incessantly for fish..
Jeff Bilsky (27 Nov 2010) - [AIC] There are now at
least 9 Long-tailed Ducks at the bridge closest to the island. Also lots
of Bonaparte's Gulls and other gulls continue. A pair of Redheads
and a Barrow's Goldeneye also are adding some variety to the other
swarms. ... At the ranch I located 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets, a
Cooper's Hawk, a handful of Hermit Thrushes, Juncos,
American Goldfinches, audible Virginia
Rail, an American Kestrel, etc etc, and a stunning
Robert Williams (22 Nov 2010 - I went out to island
today I found the two LONG TAILED DUCKS and about 2 dozen Bonaparte's
Gulls at the bridge , on my way out of the park I found 3 Snow Buntings
and a Glacous-winged gull between
mile marker 3 and 4.
Kristin Purdy (21 Nov 2010) - Cindy Sommerfeld just
pm, Sunday) with the news that Steve has picked out a
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE from the seething mass of gulls at the big bridge
near the marina at Antelope Island Causeway.
Dean DiTomasso (14 Nov 2010) - [AIC] - I saw an
adult male LONG-TAILED DUCK
from the second bridge flying over the causeway heading south.
Joel Beyer (11 Nov 2010) - Today, on the Antelope
Island Causeway (Davis Co.), the BLACK SCOTER was at the second bridge.
No Surf Scoters were seen. Near mile marker 4 (north side), two DUNLIN
were with a large group of Killdeer and Least Sandpipers. At Fielding Garr
Ranch, the VARIED THRUSH was found in the trees along the south fence
line. A second VARIED THRUSH was in a copse of trees about 1/3 mile south
of the ranch, along with a Cooper's Hawk and a coyote. The only other
bird of note at the ranch was a Golden-crowned Kinglet. Also of interest,
two Northern Shrikes (one juvenile, one adult), a Rough-legged Hawk
and a Prairie Falcon were seen along the road to Garr Ranch, and the
two Bewick's Wrens showed nicely at Ladyfinger Point.
Jolene Hatch (11 Nov 2910) - Rough-legged Hawk was
perched very calmly and majestically on one of the park signs 100 yards west of
the entrance station to Antelope Island.
Norman Jenson (6 Nov 2010) - A
Varied Thrush spotted on today's
Audubon sponsored trip to
Antelope Island. Thanks goes to Jeff
Bliskey for spotting this gem.
Carl Ingwell (6 Nov 2010) - This morning I led a GSLA trip
Antelope Island. Bird
life was pretty slow on the causeway and the island, but we did see some neat
birds. On the causeway we saw one Surf Scoter, one Horned Grebe &
three Bonaparte's Gulls. On the island we saw a Bewicks Wren,
Loggerhead Shrike, a Perigrine Falcon
& one Prarie Falcon. At the ranch, there was a
thrush, Cedar Waxwings & an Orange-crowned Warbler.
Dennis Shirley (2 Nov 2010) - On Monday late
afternoon both a SURF and BLACK SCOTER were seen a along the
Antelope Island Causeway on the south side of the last bridge near mile post 1.
They were mixed in with several hundred Ruddy Ducks, Eared Grebes
and a few Lesser Scaup. The surf had been reported earlier at this
Diane Penttila ( 2 Nov 2010) -
[Ouray National Wildlife Refuge] -General
Waterbird Survey. The following birds were seen within the survey route: Canada
Geese, Snow goose, Tundra Swan, Mallard, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler,
Northern Pintail, American
Wigeon, Wood duck, Redhead, Canvasback,
American coot, Great blue heron, Black-crowned night heron,
White Pelican, Sandhill Crane,
Wilson's Snipe, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe,
Ring-billed gull, Northern
harrier, Red-tailed Hawk
Mike Fish (15 Nov 2010) - I spent a
fabulous 4 day weekend down at
Panguitch Lake, and aside from family
activities, I was able to get out and see the birds in the area.
The lake was filled with large numbers of
waterfowl ...The Coots seemed to be the only birds hanging along the
shoreline and there were hundreds of them on the lake. I could also identify
Ruddy Ducks and
Canadian Geese. There were thousands of
birds on the water ... Outside the water I saw 2 Bald Eagles, several
Red-tailed Hawks, Ravens,
Horned Larks, and the other area typical
birds. ... My favorite bird at the cabin is always the Stellerís Jay. I
put bird seed in various places outside around the cabin, and finally after a
day, a Stellerís Jay showed up for the bounty. ... I was also able to watch a
group of Mountain Chickadees and Red-breasted Nuthatches that hung
Cheri M (20 Nov 2010) - Have been enjoying 2 Red
breasted Nuthatches here in Kane County. Frequenting the suet feeders and
birdbaths the last few days. Prior to that they have been seen and heard in our
wood. Northern Pygmy Owl here too.
David Allan (29 Nov 2010) - Had a single
Dove at a b.o.s.s.
bird feeder in my Oak City, Millard Co
backyard this morning. It's the second time in the past couple of months I've
noticed one in the yard.
Matt Schamberger (6 Nov 2010) - My wife and I saw nine
Lewis' Woodpeckers today on the drive from East Canyon Reservoir to
Morgan. (Sadly we did not locate the Red-throated loon at East Canyon.) We saw
the first Lewis' near
mile marker six and watched it for
approximately 15 min. We saw the last two not far from Steph's Drive-In in
Cindy Sommerfeld (6 Nov 2010) - Steve and I decided to
do a reservoir loop today. The Pacific Loon is still at East Canyon
Reservoir. It was closer to the dam than when it was first reported.
Joel and Kathy Beyer (2 Nov 2010) - Sunday, at least 7
Lewis' Woodpeckers were seen along Highway 66, which runs from Morgan to
East Canyon Reservoir. Specifically, they were seen between mile markers 5.5
and 7.2. Four woodpeckers were hanging about Woods Creek (mm 7.2), and the
others were seen individually.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
Ed Conrad (30 Nov 2010) - Today at Decker Lake (S.L.
County), there was an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull mixed in w/ the enormous
California Gulls (~750) and Ring-billed
Steve Coleman (29 Nov 2910) - A flock of Sandhill
Cranes just past over Salt Lake headed south along the east bench.
Tom Fletcher (28 Nov 2010) - Just as I was lamenting
the lack of mountain visitors I've had during these recent snowstorms, a
White-Breasted Nuthatch showed up on a tree
trunk in my yard briefly this morning. I live north of
Sugarhouse, SLC. This is the first time I've
seen one anywhere in the valley.
Jerry Liguori (26 Nov 2010) - There is a flock of about 400 ROSY FINCHES
along the shoreline trail just south of
Parley's Canyon (SLC). ... The trailhead is at the north end of
Wasatch Blvd. above the top of 3300 south.
Dan Salemi (25 Nov 2010) -
[Draper] - We have one a telephone pole in our
backyard that seems to be a Merlin magnet. Of course the "magnet" might
be the four feeders full of
House Sparrows and
House Finches. Seems like just about
every year, we get one that stays for about a week. This year's arrival was
right on time. Just spotted him about 30 minutes ago.
Tim Avery (20 Nov 2010) - [Millcreek] -
Merlin seen along Wasatch Blvd near 5000 South this morning. This is the
first "Pacific" type individual I recall seeing in the county.
Bryant Olsen (9 Nov 2910) - Today around 4:00pm I saw
an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW in the Salt Lake City Cemetery, near 405 N. and
Olive St.. It was apparently the only one around, associated with several Oregon
Dark-eyed Junco. I did a thorough search of the area and found no others.
Also in the cemetery were C. Waxings, A. Robins, BB Magpies, H. Finches,
N. Flickers, BC Chickadees, RB Nuthatches and S. Towhees.
Carl Ingwell (5 Nov 2010) - Just had 4-5 Cedar
Waxwings in my yard. The other day I heard a flock around 15th S. And 9th
E, so they're in the
Sugarhouse area right now.
Nicky Davis (5 Nov 2010) - Just a note to let you
know that the
Western Screech Owl is back using the
nest box in my yard here in
Draper, Utah. This is his/her third year
roosting in the box for the winter. He came back on the 9th of October this year
which is two weeks earlier than last year.
Bryant Olsen (4 Nov 2010) - Today while working in SLC Avenues,I was
startled by the sound of
Sandhill Cranes, and after a few minutes saw
a flock of 30 or so flying overhead. I was right across from the SLC
Cemetery,and the Cranes were directly above the cemetery.
Kristin Purdy (3 Nov 2010) - I wonder if a minor
irruption of Stellerís Jays is in progress. Today,
Lake Audubon reported a
Stellerís Jay from
Salt Lake County, which is around 5700 feet
in elevation. Yesterday, Eric Blair reported a Stellerís Jay in his yard in the
Salt Lake; this would have been in the
ballpark of 4500-5500 feet.
Ted Madden (14 Nov 2010)
- Have been seeing flocks of 25 to 50
Sandhill Cranes overhead for at least the
last three weeks. Their distinctive call cannot be missed. I live in Venice, UT,
Sevier Valley, near Richfield.
Kristin Purdy (3 Nov 2010) - The number of
SURF SCOTERS at
Rockport State Park, Summit County, has
grown to three since Sunday when Dean DiTommaso reported a female-type bird
there. The three were at the southeast area of the reservoir this morning, where
I observed them from the access road to the Pinery Day Use Area. All three are
female-types, but I suspect that one of them is a juvenile male.
Kristin Purdy (2 Nov 2010) - The EVENING
GROSBEAK that came circling above my head calling a persistent ďTewp! Tewp!Ē
at Echo Reservoir in Coalville, Summit County, must have been my consolation
prize this morning for not finding the Black Scoter or his attendant flock of
scaup that Dean DiTommaso found there yesterday. I feel sadly confident that I
covered the reservoir thoroughly and that the flock has flown the coop. Bummer.
Jeff Cooper (27 Nov 1010) - This morning, I stopped by
the Lindon Boat Harbor/Geneva Cooling
to see if the ponds were frozen. They were lightly frozen over along with Utah
Lake. A BELTED KINGFISHER announced its entry with a lot of chatter and
it flew in from behind and down into what turned out to be a small oasis of bird
activity. It was the one place where the water had not frozen due to water that
was pouring in from the Geneva area. I watched the Kingfisher feed and then
notice that VIRGINIA RAILS were frolicking and foraging. I counted at
least ten over about a 30-minute period. I have never seen so many in one spot.
In the same small area I saw the following: GREATER YELLOWLEGS, SNIPE,
DOWITCHER, COOT, MARSH WREN, GREAT BLUE HERON, one
shore bird I'm stilling working on identifying with my photos, and SORA
(heard calling only). It was a busy little place with more to share, I'm sure,
if I would have stayed longer.
Jeff Cooper (22 Nov 2010) - Sorry about not being more specific about the
location in my previous report of the WHITE-WINGED DOVE. I didn't think
it likely the dove would return so I didn't give the specific address. However,
several people have asked for the address. I saw it at about
1200 N. 900 E. in American Fork (the road
leading from the Mt Timpanogos LDS Temple toward
Lone Peak High School).
Eric Huish (20 Nov 2010) - KC Childs and I drove
Provo Airport Dike today (Nov 20). The most
interesting birds were; a late
Barn Swallow on the West side of the
airport, 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers right at the beginning of the dike loop
(the Airport Entrance side not the
Provo River side), a
Hooded Merganser in the moat just East
of the South extension and an
American Tree Sparrow at the same spot
as the mergansers.
Dennis Shirley (9 Nov 2010) - At about 2:00pm today
I found a single SNOW BUNTING on the south jetty at the Utah Lake State
Park west of Provo in Utah County. It was seen about half way out the dike after
it turns back to the north. It was skiddish and would fly a short distance down
the dike each time I got too close. It appeared to be a 1st year male, with much
buffy coloration, but still lots of white. A nice looking bird and a pleasant
Alona Huffaker (9 Nov 2010) - 20-30 Sandhill Cranes
were flying way high above North Mapleton about 2:30 this afternoon. There were
twice that many on Sunday morning near the same area.
KCChilds (7 Nov 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike] -I
decided today to run down around the airport dike to see what was moving down
there. The first bird of note I saw while I was on the dike was a great close
look at a Horned Grebe. It was seen along
the slightly paved section in the moat when coming from the airport side on the
east end. It was seen with a
Pied-billed Grebe. I had to look through
gaps in the Tamerisk to be able to view the bird. A good bird for Utah county.
Where the pavement ended I had a pair of
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. It's getting late in the year for these species
to still be around in northern Utah. Out on the mudflats were still a good
number of American Avocets. I am sure
they will be
taking flight soon for the south. Also
flying over the moat on the dike was
Caspian Tern. This is also starting
to be late in the year for this species. Nothing incredibly rare but still
wonderful to be out on a beautiful day like today.
Robert Williams (5 Nov 2010) - Birded the park and
dike for a little this morning, of note were the 12-15 AMERICAN PIPITS out on
the pier in the state park, 12-15 fly over TUNDRA Swans (truth be
told the swans were yesterday) and a pair of AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS also
the regular wc sparrows, yellow-rumped warbler, coots, western/clarks grebes,
pheasant, harrier, flicker, etc etc...
David Wheeler (15 Nov 2010) - I took
Mojo out to get us both some exercise in
Main Canyon by Wallsburg, Wasatch Co. I did not encounter the Pygmy Owl
mentioned before, but I did spook up Ruffed Grouse in two different spots
(Mojo typically oblivious both times), saw a lovely
Wren in the steep-gully portion about two miles above the end of paved road,
and then saw two Lewis's Woodpeckers by
farm houses in different areas within about
a half mile of the end of pavement (but on the paved side). Overall, not very
birdy in the cold, but some nice species. Other birds included a
Golden Eagle and a Towsend's
Eric Huish (11 Nov 2010) - KC Childs and I birded the
North end of Deer Creek Reservoir, the Wallsberg area and Main Canyon today in
Wasatch County. In Main Canyon we saw a Northern Pygmy-Owl about 1 1/2
miles up the canyon from where the pavement ended. We were walking up the road
in a light snow flurry when the owl flew down the road and landed on a branch
directly above me, about 20 feet up. ...Right after the snow flurry stopped we
were looking at the Northern Pygmy-Owl through the bins when we noticed a
kettle of Buteos soaring in the background. We watched the sky for the next 30
minutes and saw a lot of migrating raptors heading south. 31 raptors in all,
mostly Red-tails and Bald Eagles. The canyon was otherwise
birdless except for a few Steller's Jays and some soaring Ravens.
We were in the canyon from 12:40 pm to 2:00 pm. Main Canyon is Southeast of
Wallsberg at the end of Main Canyon Road. ... On our way to Main Canyon we
saw 4 Lewis's Woodpecker along Main Canyon Road east of Wallsberg.
Eric Huish (6 Nov 2010) - Ned Bixler, Oliver Hanson
and I birded Strawberry this morning hoping to find rare winter water birds.
There were lots and lots of fishermen and boats, no rare scoters or loons, just
Common Loons, many coots, many
Gulls and the expected waterfowl. Most of the water birds
were far out in the middle of the reservoir. We heard Evening Grosbeaks
flying over in the early morning fog but never got to see them. They were along
the road to the dam on the far East side of the reservoir. There was a
Bald Eagle, a
Golden Eagle and a few Clark's
Nutcrackers along the Strawberry River below the dam. We also saw a herd of
Elk, one bull and 20 cows.
Strawberry Reservoir is in Wasatch County
along hwy 40 Southeast of Heber.
Cindy Sommerfeld (6 Nov 20910) - Steve and I relocated
Red-necked Grebe at
Reservoir. It was at the same place as originally
reported. It was diving a lot.
Rick Fridell (28 Nov 2010) - This afternoon (11/28),
I located an apparent PURPLE
Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co.,
UT. The sandpiper was loosely associated with a Dunlin, foraging on the emergent
sand and gravel bar island located below the
west dam (viewed from the south end of the large parking lot).
- There continues to be large numbers (and great
diversity) of waterfowl around Washington Co., including 7
Tundra Swans and 4 Snow Geese at Sand
Hollow; 2 Greater White-fronted Geese at Sky MountaIn GC in Hurricane;
Ross's Goose at Springs Estate Park; and
Rob and Meribeth located a
Cackling Goose in a large flock of Canada
Geese in the Washington Fields.
David Wheeler (21 Nov 2010) - In Lytle Ranch
on Saturday morning, I awoke with a
sensation that I must be sleeping under a flag, as the wind flapped my 30 year
old pup tent with intent to shred. I packed it up, chatted with my friend
Eriberto (the caretaker of the ranch), and set out to see if I could find some
birds. It was utterly hopeless. You know it's a bad day when even juncos won't
come out of cover for a heartfelt pish. he best birds I saw were four female
Hooded Mergansers at the pond. The
dust storm was so fierce that
Mojo kept sneezing and I wept tears of
Rick Fridell (3 Nov 2010) - Yesterday (11/2) - Maurice
Demille photographed a female / juvenile type
Duck on the
Virgin River at
Confluence Park (Toquerville,
La Verkin, Hurricane). The duck was a few hundred meters upstream from the
confluence with La Verkin Creek near the USGS gaging station. A few of us looked
around that portion of the river this afternoon but were not successful at
relocating the duck.
Kristin Purdy (27 Nov 2010) - Iím pleased to report
that the drake
Mandarin Duck population at Beus Park In
Ogden, Weber County, has increased by 100%. Today, there were two. ... One of
the resident Western Screech-owls was roosting in his or her usual spot;
reply for details. There was also a
Creeper using the big trees along the east side of the pond
from the east feeder down to the southeast corner.
Kristin Purdy (15 Nov 2010) - Yesterday, I saw a
Merlin at a particular location for the fourth timeóon the double set of
power poles next to the pagoda-style Kobe Restaurant sign (formerly Dai Enko Tei)
in South Ogden, Weber County, at the intersection of US-89 and Harrison Blvd. I
saw the bird there for the first time on October 17, and now Iíve seen it there
three times since this past Wednesday. Iíll assume itís the same Merlin, a Taiga
female or young male.
Kristin Purdy ( 2 Nov 2010) - I saw and heard a few more
EVENING GROSBEAKS this afternoon, this time in Weber County on a trail east
Snowbasin Ski Resort.