Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

[BIRD NOTES] April 21, 2007( late post)

Bird Notes


This morning (4/21) there was a breeding plumage Great Cormorant resting on the Vernon shore of the Connecticut River, about 100 meters upriver of the dam. Also about 15 Double-cresteds flying north upriver.

---Hector Galbraith, Dummerston, VT



Miller Farm Bunting

Our son, Art, saw an INDIGO BUNTING on Wednesday(14th) north of the barn.

---Mary Miller, Vernon, VT


Early Chipper

The first Chipping Sparrow of the year for me was eating in my window feeder this morning(17th), accompanied by the usual Juncos and Goldfinches, Cardinals, Woodpeckers (a downy hit the window and I held her for a moment until she regained her senses), Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches, Mourning Doves and a couple of Crows completed the picture. Oh, and Robins in the field behind the house. 

---Jean Pett, Orchard St., W. Brattleboro, VT



Retreat Meadow, Brattleboro (4/18 - 4/20)

BALD EAGLE (2 mature)

Turkey Vulture

Mallard (8)

Black Duck (6)

Green-wing Teal (21)

American Widgeon (M&F)

Ring-necked Duck (16)

Common Merganser (24)

Canada Geese (several pairs nesting)

Wood Duck (M&F)

Double-crested Cormorant (breeding plumage)

Great Blue Heron (2)



Eastern Phoebe

Cedar Waxwing


COMMON RAVEN (being chased by a pair of Crows)



Riverside Drive, Vernon (4/19)




Blodgett Road, Vernon (4/19)



Tree Sparrow

Canada Goose

Black Duck


Also: Spring Peepers and

Mourning Cloak Butterfly



Misc. Reports

Hector Galbraith reports seeing two Black Vultures circling over the river near Hinsdale. Barbara Cole has had breeding plumaged Purple Finch and Goldfinch at her feeder. Here at Chipmunk Crossing we watched a Golden-crowned Kinglet hovering around the hemlock bows in our side yard.



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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