Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Sunday, June 21, 2009

BIRD NOTES ~ June 21, 2009

Pileated Woodpecker (female) © Al Merritt


Bird Notes



Guilford Kingbirds

We have a pair of Eastern Kingbirds nesting right outside of our living room windows.  It is great fun to track the process from nest building to incubation.  The female is incubating 3 eggs, and the male is protecting the nest and chasing crows away. 
---Susan James, Guilford, VT



Birds of the North Sea Islands

I am just returning from a trip to my native Germany and had a chance to visit the North Sea island of Helgoland with its large breeding colonies of northern gannets, common murres and black-legged kittiwakes. I took lots of photos and was surprised on looking through my photos to discover the deadly consequences of the gannets' predilection for using discarded netting material for their nests.

For photos see: 

---Hilke Breder, Brattleboro, VT



Help! Bluebird Houses

I live in Chester is there anyone in this area that can advise me on bluebird box setting i have some out but i know that they are not in the best spot so i would like someone to come out and advise me. Thanks.

---Richard Pease-grant, Chester, VT



Allen Brothers Marsh

Wood Ducks(F with 6 ducklings and F with 9 ducklings), Green Heron(3), Great Blue Heron, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow Warbler, Phoebe, Kingbird.



Chipmunk Crossing Birds

We have been busy keeping our feeders filled, sometimes three times a day, for Indigo Buntings, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Cardinals, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, Chickadees, Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrows, Redwing Blackbird, Purple Finch, and Hairy & Downy Woodpeckers. Other visitors to our little acre have been Black & White Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Veery, Wood Thrush, Robin, Catbird, and Crested Flycatcher. The female Pileated Woodpecker that was with us for weeks, has finally moved on. (See attachment) Nearly everyday she visited the tree outside the window where I sit at my computer. Check out that beak!


Summer solstice

In the Northern Hemisphere summers solstice begins on June 21, 2009 at 1:45 A.M. EDT. It is the longest day and the shortest night of the year.

Happy Summer!

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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