BIRD NOTES ~ December 11, 2009
Bald Eagle with GW Teal at Brigantine © Mike DeBonis
My uncle mentioned to me today that he saw a white owl with dark spots behind his house in
*note: Anyone living in the vicinity of
Fooled by November’s Warmth
Two o’clock Friday afternoon.
Wind chill 4 degrees F.
A flock of geese were struggling southward
going in and out of formation.
Better late than never.
The woods, streams and lakes are quiet, except for the Canada Geese on the Retreat Meadows. Suffering from acute birding withdrawal I drove to
Bald Eagle with GW Teal
On Saturday, November 28th, 2009, I went to photograph the Ivory Gull at
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The Wednesday snowstorm brought in 10 additional Dark-eyed Juncos and a lone FOX SPARROW to our feeders here at Chipmunk Crossing. They joined the regular Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Downy & Hairy Woodpeckers, WB Nuthatches and a pair of Cardinals.
Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I know that you care about the birds or you wouldn’t be reading this. I am sure that most of you have bird feeding stations and take note of what birds are enjoying the suet, mixed seed, thistle seed or sunflower seeds, that you supply them. They can use the extra help now that the snow has arrived and the frigid temperatures are upon us. We could also use your help counting those birds on the 19th and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your homes or spend all day doing it.
Just check your feeders as you normally do and make note of the birds that you see. Then mark down the highest number of each that you observe. For example: If you see one chickadee, then later see 3 chickadees, you would report the high count of 3. You can start and stop counting at any time. I only ask that you send an e-mail of your totals to me, Al Merritt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name and address so that we can add your totals to the proper areas.
A friend is someone who reaches for your hand
and touches your heart.