Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Thursday, May 31, 2007

[BIRD NOTES] May 31, 2007


Bird Notes



Stratton Birds

On a (5/27)hike up Stratton Mountain, I had lots of Magnolia Warblers, Blackpoll Warblers and Myrtle Warblers on the top of the mountain. There was one Bicknell’s Thrush singing behind the GMC caretaker's hut at dusk. 

---Lani Wright, Brattleboro, VT


Stark Birds

A Great Crested Flycatcher was heard and seen in the tree tops along Stark Road in Marlboro (5/22). Also heard was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hermit Thrush and a Black-throated Green Warbler.

---Hollie Bowen


Brattleboro Breeding Birds

Nesting Redstarts were reported by Ned Pokras of W. Brattleboro and Black-billed Cuckoos were confirmed nesting by Dave Johnston his neighbor on Bonnyvale Road. At Chipmunk Crossing we observed a very early White-breasted Nuthatch fledgling sitting on the roof of the feeding station in our backyard.




At my feeders this morning, there was a squirrel - very slightly larger than a chipmunk - could almost be considered the same size as a chipmunk (chipmunks & the squirrel were present at same time, but did not hold still for photos) - much smaller than a red squirrel - light gray, with white, black eye, belly seems to show red spots (nipples?). I've never seen a rodent like this. Can anyone help?

---Chris Petrak, S. Newfane, VT



Photos by Chris Petrak







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