Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

FW: [BIRD NOTES] Dec. 6, 2006

Bird Notes


The first Snowy Owl of the season has been reported on Panton Rd. just west of Vergennes, VT (12/3). There are no details but it is encouraging to local birders since several have been reported already throughout New England. While at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT, they have netted and banded a Calliope Hummingbird in the butterfly garden there (12/3). In Falmouth, MA a Bells Vireo is dominating the headlines. However for my part I think the best of all was the Yellow Rail that was reported and photographed in Scituate, MA. I would give up a handful of life birds to see that one. They are so secretive and as scarce as hen’s teeth.


YELLOW RAIL                            ©John Galluzzo



The Cersosimo set-back is still producing Ring-necked Ducks, Common Mergansers, Hooded Mergansers and 100s of Canada Geese.



Our feeder birds have been a bit slow, but after that dusting of snow and 20s temperature, things picked up a bit today. Juncos, Blue Jays, Hairy & Downy Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmice, B-C Chickadees, Cardinal(m&f), Mourning Doves, White-breasted Nuthatches, Tree Sparrows, Goldfinch and opportunistic Crows.



The following article has given us hope that maybe the rain forest can be preserved.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A swath of Amazon rain forest the size of Alabama was placed under government protection Monday in a region infamous for violent conflicts among loggers, ranchers and environmentalists. Known as the Guayana Shield, the 57,915-square-mile area contains more than 25 percent of the world’s remaining humid tropical forests and the largest remaining unpolluted fresh water reserves in the American tropics. Read more:


Please keep us posted on the activity at your feeders so we can share and compare.


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