Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

{BIRD NOTES} ~ June 29, 2011

Brown Thrasher and Indigo Bunting by Steve Medved


Bird Notes



Unusual Feeder Visitors

These are two birds that I don't usually see at my feeder. The Brown Thrasher was underneath the feeder, finding and dining on earthworms, while the Indigo Bunting was above, enjoying sunflower seeds. (See attachments)

---Steve Medved, Putney, Vt.



A Secretive Bird

In Westminster West, Vermont (while you were gone) my wife, mother-in-law, two kids and I had a rare and fantastic showing of a black-billed Cuckoo. It was singing in a small tree about 25' away for 2-3 minutes. My wife, Sheryl called it correctly. It was a sight for us!

---Jordan Fletcher, Westminster West, VT



Black-winged Redbirds

A pair of scarlet tanagers just north of the parking lot at the robert treat paine estate in waltham, ma. Also, red bellied woodpeckers over creek near 140 lyman street.

---Doreen Pugh, Waltham, MA 



Retreat Meadow (6/22)
For a few weeks now there has been one and now this week a pair of Common Loons on the Retreat Meadow.

---Judith Kinley, Brattleboro, VT




A Dead Bird

(Make note. It’s good to know the procedure to follow.)


Hi Al,

Yesterday a small cedar waxwing landed on the sidewalk near our house. Panted for a while and then died. I've put the body in the freezer. I was wondering if anyone is interested in the body to determine cause of death ( West Nile ?). If not, I'll bury it.



Outside of contacting VINS no others come to mind.



Called VINS. They referred me to the State Dept. of Health. They recorded it and asked me to drop the bird off at the Brattleboro Department of Health to test for West Nile.

---Mark Mikolas, Brattleboro, VT



Allen Brothers Marsh

Yellow Warbler

Green Heron (2)

Great Blue Heron

Red-eyed Vireo

Warbling Vireo


Has anyone heard Whip-poor-wills calling. If so, would you let me know please.



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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