Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

{BIRD NOTES} ~ December 7, 2011


Bird Notes

Adirondack Birds

Sharon and I are lucky enough to be attending our grandson's hockey tournament here in Lake Placid this weekend. It's been great as the weather has been chilly but without an abundance of the white stuff, our team has gone undefeated up to this point, and we've been able to sneak away between games and hit places in the nearby environs. So far, we've birded Bigelow Bog, Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. Even though we only get away for an hour or so each time, it's been enough to bag two new year birds and an elusive lifer for me, the Boreal Chickadee. Siskins were also found as well as the Red-breasted nuthatch which has been a nemesis for us this year. Great weekend all the way around! We head back home tomorrow.

---Dave & Sharon Baker


Cersosimo Setback

Just the beginning of the waterfowl that will be occupying these waters until the ice coats it over.

5 Hooded Mergansers

7 Common Mergansers


Retreat Meadows

Not much activity since the Snowy Owl left except for the hundreds of Canada Geese and 1 Double-crested Cormorant.

1 Mockingbird is at the water treatment plant guarding its cache of bittersweet and rose hips.


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Don’t forget the annual Christmas Bird Count is coming up on Saturday December 17th 

We could use more feeder counters. Want to help? Send me a note indicating your location to see if you are in our count circle or not

Keep in mind that you are invited to the count down pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. at Hollies’ home 19 Whipple Street, Brattleboro.


There is a coastal trip to Cape Ann/Plum Island being led by Chris Petrak on Saturday, January 7, 2012




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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