Delta Black-throated Sparrow
- This morning I dropped off my wife for a half day meeting in Grand
Junction and head down to bird Escalante Canyon. Best bird on the way
back. For no good reason, about 11:30 AM, on the ay back to GJ, I
pulled off at the road side stop and discovered K.50 Road. I drove a
bit of it looking for Brewer's Sparrow at mid-day (with no
expectation of success). No Brewers (at least at midday) but I did
find a beautiful Black-throated Sparrow. It's my understanding that
Black-throated Sparrow is not an easy bird in Delta County.
Best birds for me in Escalante Canyon: Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting,
Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Juniper
Titmouse, Bushtits. White-throated Swift, and Canyon Wren.
Unfortunately the wren was seen only in Montrose County.
This a a really wonderful canyon to bird ut do it early in the day.