Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

BIRD NOTES ~ February 11, 2009

Eastern Bluebird © Hilke Breder

Bird Notes




This afternoon I walked up Outlook Dr. to the house on top to see whether there were any waxwings or redpolls in the well-stocked crabapple and catkin bearing trees, but found only a lone Eastern Bluebird sitting first on the edge of the roof and then on the back of a Adirondack chair, basking in the mid-afternoon sun. (See photo attachment)

---Hilke Breder, Brattleboro



West B. Bluebirds

My brother pointed out 4 beautiful Bluebirds sitting on a wire near Route 9 and Sunset Lake Road Saturday 2/7.  What a joy to see!

---Karen Davis, Brattleboro



Waterfowl Plus

As reported by Lance Tanino birding at Lake Wantastiquet and Hinsdale, NH on Saturday, February 7:

  4 Mute Swan

 35 American Black Duck

  2 Ring-necked Duck

206 Common Goldeneye

 34 Hooded Merganser

 44 Common Merganser

  3 Bald Eagle

  2 Red-tailed Hawk

  8 Ring-billed Gull

  1 Herring Gull

 75 Rock Pigeon

  1 Northern Flicker

 12 Crow

  2 Black-capped Chickadee

 36 American Robin

 98 Snow Bunting




Marlboro Variations

We continue to have Pine Siskins, Goldfinches and several Common Redpolls at the feeders.  A female Red-bellied Woodpecker visits the suet feeder and a female Red-breasted Nuthatch seems to have joined the male, who has been here for a couple of months.  Bluejays, Chickadees, Titmice, a White-breasted Nuthatch, Wild Turkeys, Crows and a male Cardinal round out the regular group.


We traveled into Massachusetts this morning(2/7) and saw many Horned Larks on Caldwell Road


We've visited the fruiting tree on Greenleaf Ave. and a busy apple tree at the Agway parking lot and have seen lots of Robins and Cedar Waxwings in both.  Any recent reports of Bohemians in a mixed flock anywhere in town?  We'd love to see one.

---Molly Martin, Marlboro




Kingfisher in Wardsboro

This past week in Wardsboro I spotted and heard a Belted Kingfisher.  Very odd.

---Mitch Harrison, Wardsboro



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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 and touches your heart.









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