Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Sunday, February 22, 2009

BIRD NOTES ~ Feb.18,2009

Pileated Woodpecker (female) by Al Merritt


Bird Notes



? Seeking Woodpecker Advice ?

I have Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers pecking on my house (which is a log cabin) and I can't get them to stop.  I have plenty of suet and peanuts to eat but they still like to peck on my logs.  One hole is so big that my husband is afraid they'll drill right through into the house.  He says that I need to take down my feeders so this behavior will stop.  I don't want to do this because I love my woodpeckers.  What should I do?  Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated! 

---Beth Ann Repchick, Putney, VT



Lake Wantastiquet, Hinsdale, NH,  February 14

  4 Mute Swan

  1 Wood Duck

  7 American Black Duck

  1 Ring-necked Duck

201 Common Goldeneye


 29 Hooded Merganser

 41 Common Merganser


  9 Ring-billed Gulls

  1 Herring Gull

  1 Mourning Dove

  1 Hairy Woodpecker

 37 American Crow

  1 Black-capped Chickadee

 10 American Robin

 22 European Starling


---Lance Tanino, Keene, NH




Hollie Bowen reported that Bob Winston, from BEEC on Bonnyvale Rd. in West Brattleboro, is seeing more Bluebirds than usual around that area. Is there anyone else out there seeing Bluebirds?



West Brattleboro, VT, February 13

 3 Wild Turkey

 5 Mourning Dove


 2 Downy Woodpecker

 1 Hairy Woodpecker


 2 Blue Jay

 3 American Crow

 6 Black-capped Chickadee

 2 Tufted Titmouse

 1 White-breasted Nuthatch

40 American Robin

68 Cedar Waxwing

 6 Dark-eyed Junco

 2 Northern Cardinal

15 Pine Siskin

 3 American Goldfinch


*The Robins and Cedar Waxwings were gorging themselves on the fruit of the crabapple tree on Greenleaf Street across from the BAJC. The Pileated Woodpecker (See photo attached) was a female that is still visiting our suet block daily. The Barred Owl was with us for a couple of days sitting on a branch of a birch tree that overlooks our side yard. The Turkeys are daily visitors beneath our feeders.

---Barb Merritt, West B.


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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