American Birding Association: Thursday field trip
The area also yielded Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Violet-green Swallow, Cedar Waxwing and slate-colored Fox Sparrow among others. I delighted in the singing sparrow and the four waxwings chasing each other.
The next stop, Vivian Park, included a bridge with an American Dipper nest. We could see the adults dipping, bobbing and collecting food in this channel.
Lookit Birdchick's images and videos of the dippers.
I enjoyed seeing a Bullock's Oriole (so bright!) and Cordilleran Flycatcher, too. After a stop at Vivian Park -- where I spotted little but soaked up the sun and scenery -- we ate lunch in the amphitheater at the Mt. Timpanogos trailhead. Various birds engaged the group's attention. Delightful spot.
The last site: Sundance Resort, where we received free rides on the chairlift and wonderful views of the grounds' beauty. Birdchick, Gail and I lucked out by sharing the lift with an employee who provided lots of details about the resort's preserve, history and activities.