I haven't had a lot to say about birds here of late but, while it isn't quite Fall yet (though this morning's low was 28), birds are on the move around here. A new species for me about 10 days ago, paying a visit to the bird bath, was a couple of female Evening Grosbeaks. Oddly enough they appear on the 2000 species checklist for the park, but are absent from the 2006 revision. Hmmm, guess I'll have to fix that. Yesterday I found a pair of Orange-crowned Warblers near my place, and over the past several days quite a few Yellow-rumped Warblers moving through in basic (non-breeding) plumage.
Today was interesting finding 4 different raptors on the way to and at the reservoir: Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey, and Peregrine Falcon. But the real surprise was the pair of Greater White-fronted Geese mixed in among the hordes of Canada Geese. The Greater White-fronted is considered rare for the state and not listed on the Bryce Canyon checklist at all. I didn't have a still camera with me, but did get them on video. They were way out there, too, so the video ain't great but it is possible to see their orange feet and bills and other field marks.