BIRD NOTES ~ April 27, 2009
SVAS Bird Walk Group & Bar-headed Goose photos by Al Merritt
West B. Warblers etc.(4/26)
I saw 4 Evening Grosbeaks feeding on a staghorn sumac in my yard yesterday.
Westminster & Putney
First BG Gnatcatcher at Allens Marsh today. Palm Warbler & WT Sparrow on River Rd., Putney.
West Brattleboro & More (4/25)
Great morning at home in W. Brattleboro: 1 male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 5 R-c Kinglets, 30+ White-throated Sparrows, 4 Yellow-shafted Flickers, 3 Chipping Sparrows, 26 Pine Siskins, 2 pairs of Purple Finches, ~20 Goldfinches, 2 Y-b Sapsuckers, 2 R-b Woodpeckers, 4 Phoebes, 4 Tree Swallows, 2 Barn Swallows, and 1 Hermit Thrush.
Along the rr tracks in
Chipmunk Crossing (4/26)
Activity is increasing at our feeders and around the yard. Today the Pileated Woodpecker is still in the area. We saw it twice today and heard it drumming all afternoon. Chipping Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue-headed Vireo, 2 female Purple Finch, a pair of Pine Siskins, a pair of Evening Grosbeaks, several White-throated Sparrows, 2 Slate-colored Juncos, a pair of Cardinals, and a pair of American Goldfinch.
SVAS Bird Walk (4/25)
We met at
The birding was slow at first and we really had to scratch for our first of the year Field Sparrow and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. But, as the sun broke through and touched the tree tops the bird activity picked up. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, several White-throated Sparrows and Northern Flickers, were some of the notables. Next stop was the water pumping station at the Retreat Meadows. Here we added Northern Mockingbird, Green Heron, Common Merganser, Great Black-backed Gull, Belted Kingfisher, and the star of the show for the past week, the central Asian BAR-HEADED GOOSE. The third stop was at
Before noon, fourteen of us counted 47 species. It was truly a good morning with a great group of enthusiastic birders.
Group Photo Left to Right : Chris Petrak, Bob Engel, Nissa Petrak, Susan James, Paul Miksis, Robyn Flatley, Lee Nye, Marcia Nye, Ned Pokras, Barbara Cole, Gale Stachelek, Barbara Merritt, and Bob Stachelek.. (See attached Photos by Al Merritt )
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