Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

{BIRD NOTES} ~ June 16, 2010


Bird Notes




Vernon Yard Birds

You asked what is in our yards:

Our bluebirds have, I believe three little ones. They are very active. Hopefully they will try another brood.

The mockingbirds fledged three young. They have been hilarious to watch. Another three eggs are in the same nest.

A couple of robins have started a second brood.

Mourning doves don't seem to have any little ones, yet.

The neighbor has the wrens.

We have two couples of tree swallows with little ones flying around so there are about ten or so of them in the air at once.

A female hairy woodpecker was feeding a little one at our suet feeder yesterday. Very interesting to watch as she broke off pieces and fed junior. There are several downy's and occasionally the red-bellied that are using the suet feeder. I think a couple of the downy's are young ones. 

 Bluejays have a nest next door in a laurel bush.

Oh, yes, English sparrows are in one of the bird houses.


As you can see there are a lot of things going on in our yard.

---Paul Miller, Vernon, VT




Northeast Kingdom (6/12)

A male SPRUCE GROUSE offered excellent views as it foraged, sat on one of the trails leading to the bog, and then flew up and perched on a low branch. A female Black-backed Wp also gave great views as it searched for food on logs and snags down near the bog. An Olive-sided Flycatcher was calling from the wetlands on the east side of S.A Pond Rd. Other selected sightings: 3 Lincoln's Sparrows, numerous singing Winter Wrens, 2 Y-b Flycatchers, Golden-crowned Kinglets; Warblers- Nashville, Canada, Blackburnian, Yellow-rumped, Redstarts, Blackpoll, Black & White, Black-throated Blue, N. Parula, Magnolia, and C. Yellowthroat.
---Dave Johnston, W. Brattleboro, VT




New Home Reveals a Plethora of Birds

  My wife and I just bought a home in Guilford on Tyler Hill Rd.  The months of January and February were very dark, cold and silent.  Then the Northern Flicker arrived. Then the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue Jays, Black-capped Chickadees, Eastern Phoebe, Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, Fox Sparrows, Cardinals, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Bobolinks, (hear American Woodcocks, Wood Thrushes), Goldfinches, Orioles, Hummingbirds, Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows, Ravens, Turkeys, Cedar Waxwings, and in the last week we've noticed a pair of Scarlet Tanagers and Indigo Buntings.

---Scott & Sam, Guilford, VT




Please share your birding news with us.

What have you got coming to your feeders?

Are there any birds nesting in your yard?

What have you seen while on a trip?

Drop us an e-mail


Al Merritt

W. Brattleboro, VT


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