Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{BIRD NOTES} ~ April 18, 2011


Bird Notes


Local Spring Bird Walk

Saturday, April 23 - 7:00am

Meet Al and Barb Merritt at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro for a morning

of early Spring birding in the Connecticut River Valley. Eagles may be on the nest,

waterfowl in the rivers, and many migrants making their arrival.

This field trip is sponsored by Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society.




Glossy Ibis in Keene (4/14)

I drove to Krif Rd in Keene, NH  this morning to check on snipe, didn't find any but saw a Glossy Ibis foraging next to the ditch off Cornwell Dr. Unfortunately soon after a big truck drove by and flushed the bird which took off toward Krif Rd and disappeared. I was unable to re-locate it.

I managed to get a couple of photos though:

---Hilke Breder, Brattleboro, VT



Retreat Meadows (4/14)

6:45-7:30 PM. Water treatment plant, Rt 30, Brattleboro:
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 C. Loon
2 A. Wigeon
3 Pied-billed Grebes
8 Wood Ducks
8 Green-winged Teal
14 Ring-necked Ducks
2 Hooded Mergansers

8 C. Mergansers
4 Black Ducks
18 Mallards

---Dave Johnston, W. Brattleboro, VT




Coopers Hawk at Green River Bridge (4/14)

Last Friday while setting up for a snowmelt powered kayak run down the Green river I saw an adult female Coopers hawk fly over the bridge area calling as it went by. 

---Tom Prunier, Westminster, VT




A Few 1st of Year Birds (4/15)
Marina Field, Bratt.: 6 Rough-winged & 1 Barn Swallow, Green Heron, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers, Vesper Sparrow.
River Rd, Putney: Louisiana Waterthrush, RC Kinglet
---Don Clark, Grafton, VT



First of Season Osprey (4/16)

There was an Osprey this morning, fishing from a tree behind my house, on the east bank of the Retreat Meadow.

---Judith Kinley, Brattleboro, VT



Winter Finch at Chipmunk Crossing (4/16)

Today we had 2 Pine Siskins stop by for a short visit at our feeder. At the same time a Red-breasted Nuthatch returned time after time to the sunflower feeder for some tasty morsels.



Swallows Return (4/16)

This morning there were a dozen Tree Swallows skimming the water of a flooded area below the steep embankment behind Michael's Barber Shop in the Aubuchon Plaza on Putney Road, Brattleboro.



FOS Northern Flicker (4/16)

In West Brattleboro on Saturday we heard, then located a N. Flicker perched in a treetop in a field off of East Orchard Street.




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?

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 Al Merritt

W. Brattleboro, VT

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