Utah Bird Report for 9/27/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Rough-legged Hawk Cache Co.
LONG-BILLED MURRELET (possible) Salt Lake Co.
Lewis's Woodpecker Wasatch Co.
White-winged Crossbill Salt Lake Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


A PALM WARBLER was seen at Lucin, about 40 miles north of Wendover, west of the Great Salt Lake, on Sunday, 09/26 (RJA). The bird was in the trees around the dry pond to the south of the main pond. This is the eighth record of Palm Warbler in Utah.

CACHE COUNTY Many hawks, including a few early ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, were seen in the area between Logan and Sardine Canyon on Wednesday, 09/22 (KE).

SALT LAKE COUNTY An apparent murrelet, probably of the genus Brachyramphus, and possibly a LONG-BILLED MURRELET, was seen on the Great Salt Lake, north of Saltair, on Sunday, 09/19 (JT). The bird was seen from Saltair, flying across the lake well to the north, and landed far out on the lake. The distance was too great for a possitive identification to species. At this time, there are no records for Brachyramphus murrelets in Utah.

Three WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen in a large spruce tree at Brighton Ski Resort on Wednesday, 09/22 (AC). The tree was near the base of the upper lift which leads to Snake Creek Pass.

WASATCH COUNTY A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen soaring over the Interlocken Estates, just north of Midway, on Wednesday, 09/22 (CC,JVM).

A LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was seen in a dead tree at the junction between Ceri Lane and SR 224, near Wasatch Mountain SP, on Wednesday, 09/22 (CC,JVM).

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Monday, September 27, 1999.

Observers: RJA=R.J. Adams, AC=Alan Condie, CC=Calleen Cox, KE=Keith Evans, JT=Jim Tietz (of CA), JVM=Julie VanMoorhem

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