FW: [BIRD NOTES] December 29, 2006
What Happened to Hibernation?
UGH!!! The bears are not sleeping!!! Our feeders were emptied last night - although not destroyed, but my suet feeder is missing!!??? This critter left a big long scrape in the garden below the feeder with a couple of other big scratch marks further away. In come the feeders. "My" Downy was totally mystified about the loss of his ready breakfast! Give me some of that CO snow!!!!! ---Ruth Stewart, E. Dorset, VT
Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk
A nearly all white Red-Tail is hanging out in Dorset Hollow on the lower
Yellow-throated Warbler Still There
For those that may be interested in crossing the Big Water this weekend, the Yellow-throated Warbler was sighted again yesterday at Ausable Point State Campground. The bird can be found quite reliably within a small band of Chickadees and Nuthatches that roam throughout the center of the campground. If it is windy, stick closer to the more concentrated cedars, otherwise try to find patches of sun. Once the band is located, they should be fairly easy to follow.
It was an exciting year in
On February 8th we drove south to
On March 21st we sought out, and found the Greater White-fronted Goose that was hanging out in the
April 23rd found us near
A Western Reef Heron at first report, had showed up in
In September word spread of the Northern Wheatear that was discovered on the causeway in
Hopeully 2007 will be as generous with its rare offerings. Good Luck and Good Birding!
Best Wishes for a Healthy and
Happy New Year!
Al & Barbara Merritt