Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Bird Notes ~ April 9, 2008


Bird Notes


I almost ran over my first AMERICAN BITTERN of the season today(4/7) walking across rt. 5 in Springfield just north of the Charlestown bridge.

---Don Clark, Grafton




4/6 Bonnyvale Rd, W. Bratt.

1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK looking for a meal of feeder bird in our front yard, 1 PHOEBE, 1 FOX SPARROW(present since 3/28), 1 PURPLE FINCH, and ~20 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS. There was also a male YELLOW_BELLIED SAPSUCKER on the island in the Connecticut River between Brattleboro and Hinsdale, NH.

4/5 Exit 3 ramp

South-bound side of I-91 there was 1 PHOEBE and 2 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS flitting about in the roadside trees.

4/5 The Marina Rd. Brattleboro (looking east across the cornfield)1 NORTHERN PINTAIL, 30 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 12 WOOD DUCKS, 25 KILLDEER, 1 GREAT BLUE HERON, 1 RED_TAILED HAWK, 1 PHOEBE, and 1 female BELTED KINGFISHER.

4/3 West River

There were also 3 LESSER SCAUP (2 drakes), in the West River around the sandbar area.

---Dave Johnston, W. Brattleboro




Some recent sightings in my neighborhood :  TREE SWALLOW (4/8), 2 COMMON MERGANSER (male and female),  2 MALLARDS (male and female), EASTERN BLUEBIRD, KESTREL, WOODCOCK(2). 

---Carol Schnabel, Green River




Retreat Meadows

Great Blue Heron (2)

N. Mockingbird (3)

Green-winged Teal (5M, 5F)

Black Duck (2)

Red-tailed Hawk



Hildene Bird Walk on Saturday

This Saturday-April 12 at 8:00 am there will be another bird walk to survey the grounds at Hildene in Manchester Center, Vermont. All are welcome-all levels of expertise. Meet at the visitors center at 8:00 am. The Vermont Bird Store will have binoculars to try. 
---Barbara Powers, Manchester Center, VT




P  R  O  G  R  A  M





Tuesday, April 15, at 7 pm


In the Community Room of

Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro


Renate Gebauer of Keene State College will introduce New Hampshire’s largest state park. With 21 square miles of rough forested terrain, Pisgah State Park encompasses a complete watershed north of the Asheulot River.  Dr. Gebauer, an ecologist, will discuss some of her research in Pisgah on ecological processes.


This program is sponsored by

Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

and is FREE and open to the public



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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