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Friday, May 04, 2007

[BIRD NOTES] May 4, 2007


Bird Notes


Retreat Meadows

Shorebird migration is beginning to pick up here in southern Vermont. At the Brattleboro Retreat Meadows this morning (4/4) there were:

Greater yellowlegs          4

Lesser yellowlegs           2

Spotted sandpiper           1

Solitary sandpiper          1

Wilson's snipe              2

Killdeer                    2

---Hector Galbraith, Dummerston, VT



Hinsdale Setback

Today, Tuesday(4/1), around noon, I experienced an amazing warbler migration, not in species, but in numbers. The Myrtle's were racing north, some Palm's among them. Certainly there were over a seventy-five birds. Then things settled down to the birds who apparently needed a rest. For about a half hour I was surrounded by myrtles and palms. It's difficult to count, but I would say that there were well over one hundred and fifty birds total, at least ninety percent myrtle/ten percent palm. Awesome.

---Paul Miksis, Brattleboro, VT


Herricks Cove

Don Clark and I spent about 2½ hours at Herricks Cove(4/3).



Greater Yellowlegs: 12

Spotted Sandpiper: 2

House Wren: 1

Marsh Wren: 1

Gnatcatcher: 3

Warbling Vireo: 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler: 200+

Palm Warbler: 1

Pine Warbler: 1

Black and White Warbler: 3

Louisiana Waterthrush: 1

Northern Waterthrush: 2

Catbird: 2


At Allen Brothers Marsh:

2 Chimney Swifts


Along River Road in Putney:

2 yellow warblers


Last night(4/2) at Herricks Cove Don Clark had 1 Black-bellied Plover along with the Yellowlegs. However, we couldn't re-find the plover today.

---Taj Schottland, Putney, VT



W. Brattleboro (4/3)

Barn Swallow

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Chipping Sparrow

Purple Finch



West River Rd.@ Retreat Meadow (4/2)

Eastern Kingbird


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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