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Friday, December 12, 2008

BIRD NOTES ~ December 12, 2008

Bird Notes




With all the red-bellied woodpecker reports, we may as well 'fess up that we see one everyday at our feeder as well.  Today we had all three: the Downy, Hairy and Red-bellied. 

---Mary Miller, Vernon, VT



I have another daily visitor to my feeder (in addition to the Red-bellied WP)- a female Pileated Woodpecker.(See attachment.)

---Pat Shields, Putney, VT



Finally got the nerve to put the feeders back up and it's been slow going to attract the birds back to their feeding stations.  I'm hoping the "resident" bear is finally hibernating.  The Chickadees are here in numbers that range somewhere between 12&15; a flock of Goldfinches flew over the property and about 7 decided to hang out and sample the fare.  A small flock of Cedar Waxwings (9-12) took temporary refuge in a grove of hemlocks on 12/8.  A single Titmouse, a White-breasted Nuthatch, a Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a Downy Woodpecker complement the chickadees at the feeders.  Waiting for the Siskins to find their way up Route 9 and visit the diner here in Marlboro.  

---Molly Martin, Marlboro, VT    



Despite the freezing rain, the Pine Siskins finally arrived at our feeders here at Chipmunk Crossing this morning. Icicles weren’t a deterrent as they wiggled under and between them to get to the mixed seed that I had laced with their favorite thistle seed. There were 20 of them with a few Golfinches mixed in.



Winning photos in the 2008 Great Backyard Bird Count are now viewable at:




A Holiday Treat from Barbara’s Kitchen


Travis House Cookies


1 egg white stiffly beaten.


1 cup light brown sugar, beat until well mixed.

Stir in:

1 level TBL flour & pinch of salt.


1 cup chopped pecans.


Drop by small spoonfuls on buttered cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.



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



A friend is someone who reaches for your hand

and touches your heart.







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