Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

[BIRD NOTES] November 27, 2007

Bird Notes



This morning(11/25) in the field by the Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro, there were 8 SNOW BUNTINGS. As I was watching them ~ 15 COMMON REDPOLLS flew in, stayed for a minute, and flew off.

---David Johnston, W. Brattleboro



At the Retreat Meadows(11/25): 1 GADWALL and 3 SCAUP, at least one of which was definitely a lesser. There was also a KESTREL flying over the recycling facility in N. Brattleboro.

---Taj Schottland


West River off of Marina Rd.(11/24):


Common Merganser (3 F)


Fort Dummer setback:

Great Blue Heron

Canada Goose (100+)

Ring-neck Duck (5)

Black Duck (4)

Mallard (6)

Hooded Merganser (9)

Common Merganser (19)

Great Black-backed Gull

Ring-billed Gull



We were surprised to see a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at our feeder on the 14th of November.

---Burt Tepfer, Putney


W. Northfield birds

I just wanted to let you know that at about 11:00 this morning on Caldwell Rd. in W. Northfield there were at least 120 HORNED LARKS eating in the fields. The 50 or so birds I was able to observe well were all HORNED LARKS, but the others??

---Dave Johnston, W. Brattleboro


Turners Falls, MA

There are numerous good birds being seen at the Turners Falls power canal in western Massachusetts. Turners Falls is only about 15 minutes south of the VT/MA border. This is easily within striking distance for southern VT birders. Hector Galbraith found 9 CACKLING GEESE there today. I went down and refound 8 of them. Also present: 1 female BARROWS GOLDENEYE, 1 GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 iceland gull and Hector also had a NELSON’S GULL (a Glaucous hybrid). I Thought VT birders might be interested. It's certainly worth the drive.

---Taj Schottland, Putney, VT


Directions to Power Canal: Rt. I91 south to exit 26. Take Rt. 2 east. At second traffic signal turn right across bridge. Continue straight thru town. Turn right at 11th Street and cross bridge. Turn left on “G” Street and follow canal south. ---Al Merritt


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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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