From September, 2016


sandhill cranes are beginning to move through the jensen area in uintah county (along the green river). this morning at 8:00 am was 1200 cranes feeding in freshly harvested hay fields. south of the river along a 1.5 mile stretch — they spend the night on sandbars, move to the fields at dawn, then around 11:00 am large groups circle upward in thermals, heading south   they will be moving through the area for the next month — one day you will move too  


went looking for warblers to no avail. however ran into a novel bird —the sage thrasher. eating insects in late summer with her short  beak. in winter she eat berries


brood   — would you like one she says. holding out a tray with frozen larvae i like honey, i like bees when they sting me too, at harvest. i can’t eat this unborn thing . in traffic home each day any hearse glides right trough me havesting. tapping the honey inside. sealing jars of dripping. labbeling this fall. loss  


— around 5:00 this morning one black-billed was still present, although it proved to be very difficult to find. spent over two hours looking for it and only saw it once, but it is in the area. seemed to be staying close to nashville warblers. this is the first day of fall