Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

{BIRD NOTES} ~ March 29, 2011

A Yard Full of Common Redpolls © Barbara Cole


Bird Notes



A Yard Full of Redpolls

We are still being inundated, very gladly, with a huge flock of Redpolls (see photo and count them --many others were out back and in the trees!!) that have been with us for months now. Junco numbers increasing to five, single male Cardinal beginning to sing daily and six Bohemian Waxwings seen on the apple tree . The usual chickadees, both red and white breasted nuthatches and both hairy and downy woodpeckers were joined by our first Robin and four male Red Winged Blackbirds . The Raven flies by most every day and a flock of 140 Canada geese passed struggling to fly north but being blown completely sideways by the strong wind the other day.

          Saw a very reddish Red- tailed Hawk on the ground at the exit three grass circle on Tuesday 3/23. It hopped over to something but we were in traffic~~~

---Barbara Cole, Wilmington, VT



Brown Creeper

I was hoping to see the Greater White-fronted Goose that had been reported in the area, but no such luck. As a consolation,  when filling my birdfeeder I saw this little Brown Creeper run up the trunk of the crab appletree by our deck. I see one maybe once or twice a year and although they are reported to visit suet feeders I have never seen one doing that. Here are some photos:

---Hilke Breder, Brattleboro, VT



Shrike at Retreat

A Northern Shrike is hanging out along the bittersweet fence at the water treatment plant just off of Rt. 30 in Brattleboro.

---Dave Johnston, W. Brattleboro, VT



Waterfowl off Marina Rd.

Cornfield off of Marina Rd.: 9 Snow Geese and 1 immature Blue Goose along with 50 Canada Geese walking atop the manure piles at the west end. In the puddle on the water treatment property were 3 pair of Green-winged Teal. Also had 2 Song Sparrows, 2 Turkey Vultures and a Red-tailed Hawk.



Keene Birds

At Cornwell Road in Keene, NH we observed a colorful male Green-winged Teal, a handsome male Pintail and several Mallards and Canada Geese.



Wild Turkeys are Multiplying

The number of Turkeys visiting our yard and gleaning the wild bird seed that we sprinkle under the pines for the Dark-eyed Juncos and other regulars, has hit a high count of 28!



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 Al Merritt

W. Brattleboro, VT

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