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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

[BIRD NOTES] March 21, 2007


Bird Notes


Good Birding at Vernon Dam

Robyn and I were above the dam today. We saw:


Canada Geese,

Hooded Mergansers

Ring-necked Ducks

Wood Ducks


Black Ducks

Green-winged Teal





Peregrine (likely)

Pipit (thanks to Taj and Don)

Turkey Vultures


and Tree Swallows!

---Paul Miksis, Brattleboro, VT



More Dam Birds

Hector Galbraith and I went out to the Vernon Dam yesterday. We hiked in from the NH side and we were rewarded with some good birds. Eric Masterson found, and reported on the NHbird listserv, 5 Greater White-fronted Geese above the dam on 3/18. We were able to locate one Greater White-fronted Goose yesterday(3/19). There were also 3 Lesser Scaup, and 2 Coot. The GWFG was hanging out along the VT shore but would not have been visible from the VT vantage point.  Good birding. ---Taj Schottland Putney, VT      



Shrike, Snipe & Fox Sparrow

In South Newfane – yesterday(3/19) a Northern Shrike was still around the old fields along Augur Hole Road. Today a Wilson's Snipe was present. At feeders on Augur Hole Road and Dover Road, Fox Sparrow arrived. ---Chris Petrak, South Newfane, VT



Bald Eagle in Putney

On Sunday afternoon, 3/18, I was sitting in my easy chair, talking on the phone, while looking out of my picture window, when to my surprise, an adult Bald Eagle flew by. It flew over Putney's River Road and out above the Great Meadow. It spiraled higher and higher and then drifted out of sight to the south. The Great Meadow is a huge cultivated oxbow that is on the Vermont side of the Connecticut River. The eagle initially was flying relatively low, so I got a great view of it.


On many different occasions, I have seen a good sized flock of Turkeys feeding from some manure piles in a corn field. The field is less than a mile from Route 5, in Putney, on the River Road. It's the first field to the left. ---Steve Medved, Putney, VT



West Northfield, MA

Horned Larks are still hanging out in the farm fields along Caldwell Road. We counted 36 there this morning. In Vernon we counted 25 feeding in the roadside grass along Pond Road.



Marlboro Turkeys

Several Wild Turkeys have been visiting Hollie Bowen Love’s new digs on Stark Road.



More Expected Spring Bird Arrivals

In addition to the previous list of spring arrivals here are more to expect during the 3rd week of March:


Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Wood Duck


Ring-necked Duck

Greater Scaup


Hooded Merganser

Red-shouldered Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Tree Swallow

Eastern Meadowlark



Please keep us abreast of what birds you are seeing, whether at home or on a trip in or out of the Windham County area.


Al Merritt

W. Brattleboro, VT



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