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Monday, March 16, 2009

BIRD NOTES ~ March 16, 2009

Red-winged Blackbird


Bird Notes



Deer Feeders

Here at Edward Heights we have occasional deer sucking out the seed from our bird feeder, which we have now hung higher in our tree beyond reach.  The same is true with our neighbor's feeder.  They must be finding good food hard to find, for sure!

---Judy Myrick, W. Brattleboro, VT



Apple Eaters

The prolific miniature crabapple tree in my yard provides deer with food when snow is deep, and I often see deer tracks in a circle around the tree. The deer have cleaned out all apples they can reach. Early this morning I heard a noisy group of birds, 50+ robins and what may have been nuthatches happily going for the upper crabapples. And I thought robins ate only worms! It was a happy sound and sight.

---Maggie Newton, W. Brattleboro, VT



Feeder Regulars

I have had lots of Pine Siskins – at least 100 every day and the Red-bellied is a regular.

---Barb Cole, Wilmington, VT



Spring Mix in Vernon

Yesterday morning(3/11) a Bluebird was singing on top of a bird house in our yard.  The grandchildren and I scared it when we began sliding.  Later in the day, Paul startled a Killdeer by our fence when he came back from cross country skiing.  Today(3/13) the Tree Swallows and Redwing Blackbirds arrived in our yard. Such is the mix of spring!

---Mary Miller, Vernon, VT



Waterfowl at Bellows Falls Dam

 20 Canada Goose

  3 American Wigeon

178 American Black Duck/Mallard

  1 Teal species

 24 Common Glodeneye

 23 Hooded Mergansers

 55 Common Mergansers

---Lance Tanino, Keene, NH



Colorado Birds

We've had oodles of birds visiting us the last couple of weeks.  They seem to think this is a diner as they munch through the sunflower and thistle seed and gulp the homemade suet.  Pine Grosbeaks galore, Mountain and Black-capped Chickadees, Hairy Woodpeckers, Pine Siskins (ever notice they say "eeeeat" and they do), White-breasted and Pygmy Nuthatches, a couple of Black-billed Magpies and Ann's rather tame, begging, Steller Jays.   A week or so ago on my way to the library I noticed the Redwing Blackbirds have returned.  They sit in the huge willow bush near the post office.  Today on my way to town I saw my first Mountain Bluebird of the year.

---Sandy Merritt, Red Feather Lakes, CO 



Vernon Dam Waterfowl(3/12)

 4 Common Mergansers (3m,1f)

 1 Bald Eagle(mature)

 1 Bufflehead (Female)


Vernon (3/13)

   1 Northern Shrike (Rt.142)

   1 Eastern Bluebird (Blogget Rd.)

100+ Canada Geese (Riverside cornfields)



W. Northfield, MA (3/13)

 4 Horned Larks (Caldwell Rd.)



Barton Cove, MA (3/13)

 4 Mute Swans

 1 Bald Eagle(mature)

 6 Hooded Mergansers


 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull

 Many Canada Geese and hundreds of misc. gulls roosting on the ice.



Turners Falls Power Canal

  4 Common Goldeneye

  4 Mute Swans

 47 Canada Geese

 14 Mallards



 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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