FW: [BIRD NOTES] October 23, 2007
From: Al Merritt [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 12:16 PM
Cc: 'Al Merritt'
Subject: [BIRD NOTES] October 23, 2007
Last week we were visiting in the Catskill Mountains of New York State and remarking how the foliage had not really turned its usual color for Columbus Day week. Then last Friday morn we started our trek back to
Seen at Turners Falls were a CACKLING GOOSE, 2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 12 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 3 PIED- BILLED GREBES, and 3 AMERICAN COOT.
Richard Foye in
Keep Checking the Retreat Meadows
There was a juvenile NORTHERN SHRIKE at the Brattleboro Retreat Meadows this morning (10/23). The BLACK VULTURES that have been around
There were 13 AMERICAN PIPITS in the
---Dave Johnston, W.
Coops and Crows
Saturday morning, as the sun broke through the storm clouds, illuminating peak foliage at the edge of the back field, two crows and a Cooper's hawk attacked each other overhead. First the crows went after the hawk, then the hawk attacked one of the crows, their bodies making contact in mid-air. Then the crows went after the hawk again, all disappearing behind the tree line. The crows reappeared, but not the hawk. I suppose that he (smaller than the crows) eluded them in his preferred forested habitat.
This morning at Herrick's Upper Meadows a recently plowed corn field was heaving with birds:
Red-winged blackbirds 1500-2000
Horned larks 10
White crowned sparrow 30-40
White-throated sparrow 80-100
Also still around were 2 COMMON YELLOWTHROATS
On Tuesday a female COMMON MERGANSER showed off it’s diving skills in the
A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
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