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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

{BIRD NOTES} ~ April 5, 2011



Bird Notes


Beware the Bears!

Just to let folks in the Greenleaf St, Green Meadow & Country Hill area of West Brattleboro that we found our first (and hopefully our last J) bear-bashed feeder of the year today.
I had brought the feeders in last night to keep them dry, except for one. Mistake.
---Laurie Miner, West Brattleboro, VT



Retreat Meadows, Brattleboro

observed from Rt 30 boat launch 6:30-7 PM:
1 drake Red-breasted Merganser
1 drake Bufflehead
2 Wood Ducks
1 Great Blue Heron
14 C. Mergansers
3 Mallards
15 C. Geese
~ 30 Ring-billed Gulls
---Dave Johnston, W. Brattleboro, VT



Pink-Footed in Walpole

Our annual waterfowl survey starting at Herrick's Cove delivered! The highlight was a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE in the fields at Malnati's Farm in Walpole (across from Agway) NH!! State record for NH!!
Other highlights include:
Herrick's Covepintail, American wigeon, singing brown creeper, eastern phoebe.
Skitchewaug Mtn across from Springfield Meadows: 2 peregrines
Charlestown Great Meadows; rough-legged hawk giving great views kiting!
---JoAnne Russo, Saxtons River, VT



Vernon Tree Swallows & More

Just a note to report our Tree Swallows arrived back this am. There are two pairs by the looks as they are already claiming two nest boxes.

Also there are Snow Geese on the field toward the river. There were 58 of them yesterday and probably the same today.

Had a Downy, a Hairy and  Red-bellied on our suet feeder at the same time yesterday.

The Bluebirds have been around for some time.

Thanks for your reports. They are fun to follow.

---Paul Miller, Vernon, 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?

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 Al Merritt

W. Brattleboro, VT

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