Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

[Bird Notes]--November 20, 2007


Bird Notes



We were pleasantly surprised to look out at our feeder earlier this morning, and see a pair of COMMON REDPOLLS partaking of our humble offerings. Could've lived without the male COWBIRD that came by later, though. There's a TREE SPARROW out there now.

---Ned Pokras, W. Brattleboro



Today (11/19) at 11:45 AM on Juniper Ridge Road in West Brattleboro, a lone adult female PINE GROSBEAK was observed perched and heard vocalizing.

---Lance Tanino, Keene, NH



There were at least 2 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS within a flock of ~60 CEDAR WAXWINGS this morning at the entrance of our driveway on Bonnyvale Rd. in W. Bratt. Sunday around our home a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued to visit our willow trees; a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER made its daily visit to the suet; a flock of ~40 CEDAR WAXWINGS were feeding on bittersweet most of the day (alas, no bohemians); a lone PINE GROSBEAK was singing at the top of a tree, then flew off with ~ 10 c. waxwings.

---Dave Johnston, W. Brattleboro



Had my first REDPOLL this AM (11/16) in the midst of flurries in Marlboro!

---Hollie Bowen, Marlboro



There have been up to seven PINE GROSBEAKS eating crabapple fruits at our house in Marlboro (for 5 days, now).  The subtle pinks, bright 

reds, yellow-greens and grays on the heads and bodies are just superb.

---Bob Engel, Marlboro



Two FOX SPARROWS are still hanging in under our bird feeders and scratching for seeds in the new fallen snow.

  At the Retreat Meadows yesterday 3 GREAT BLUE HERONS took advantage of the warm sun as they stood on the lee side of the cattails and preened their feathers. There were also 2 HOODED MERGANSERS, several COMMON MERGANSERS and the usual mass of CANADA GEESE.



Happy Thanksgiving


A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.


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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