Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Monday, September 10, 2012

{BIRD NOTES} ~ September 11, 2012

Bird Notes

Nighthawks Over Westminster Station

I watched the Common Nighthawk migration over several evenings with Don Clark and several other local birders at Westminster Station. They did the counting and I tried to take photos, not easy when the birds are fast flying and so high in the sky. My report and photos are here:  (Also see attachment)

---Hilke Breder, Brattleboro


The famous 100 mile view looking south from Hogback Mountain


Third Annual Vermont Wildlife Festival at Hogback Mountain

On September 15th the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will bring the Third Annual Vermont Wildlife Festival to Hogback Mountain at the old Skyline Restaurant. Festivities kick off with a 9 a.m. guided walk with professor Emeritus and local naturalist Robert Engel that will explore the south trails of the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area. Beginning at 10 a.m. the festival opens for a day of engaging presentations and live animals. Featured presentations include live birds of prey, a forest health scavenger hunt, wildlife presentations, forest activities and a visit from a live Arctic wolf.  Kid’s activities and informal presentations will continue throughout the day.  Visit or call 802-464-0048 for more information. Admission is FREE although donations are appreciated. The museum wishes to thank Orvis Outfitters and the Hogback Mountain Preservation Commission for their support.



More Warblers at Chipmunk Crossing

This morning (9/8) with that NW breeze, brought in a couple of warbler species. Black-throated Green 3Common Yellowthroat;  Blackburnian; and Ovenbird.  They were all gleaning tiny worms from the Willow bush



Hawks Over Putney Mountain, VT

Putney, Vermont, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: September 10, 2012
Species              Day's Count  Month Total  Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                   0              0              0
Turkey Vulture                 0              0              0
Osprey                             3             13             14
Bald Eagle                        1             16             19
Northern Harrier             1              5              7
Sharp-shinned Hawk       32            116           120
Cooper's Hawk                 5             10             10
Northern Goshawk           0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk      0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk        92            862           873
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk         0              0              0
Golden Eagle                   0              0              0
American Kestrel            5             40             54
Merlin                              0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter          0              0              0
Unknown Buteo               0              0              0
Unknown Falcon              0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor              0              0              0

Total:                             139          1063        1098
Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end   time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter:        Phil Morgan
Observers:        Don Clark, John Anderson




Al Merritt

W. Brattleboro, VT


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