From notes

09.09.2017

— clay-colored thrush at the international center, on peach day north of interstate exit. it’s feeding alone, near some other thrushes on the westside of median by the green electrical equipment box they’ve build cup-shaped nests, lined them with mud. they’ve had speckled eggs in their nests. chicks hatching, both parents feeding and raising them. continuing their species through migrating long distances dispersing seeds of endangered plants at new sites, thrushes help eliminate inbreeding and increase the genetic diversity of local ecosystems. her too, without nest

07.04.2017

— little gull still present in the same landscape of yes, between the scorched sandbars and brittle saltshore. go on being by waiting. carefully carefully alive

05.12.2017

it took me many tries but i finally got it. i was always there. early until eventides and it never happened but this time it started calling almost as soon as i arrived. i think it goes quiet and hides for a while (and doesn’t seem to respond to calls) — be patient and eventually it will get active. you will meet

04.24.2017

hummingbird feeders have been out since sunday morning. first of season a female broad-tailed (this vagrant species) was heard, then seen monday about 6pm, again 7:30pm and the morning after —

10.19.2016

— does anyone know what the island is like these days. are bison and other wildlife still as abundant as before the fires?

09.27.2016

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  

09.17.2016

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