Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Monday, April 15, 2013

{BIRD NOTES} ~ April 15, 2013


     American Woodcock



Bird Notes



If you are planning to attend the Audubon’s Birds of America program tomorrow evening (Tuesday, April 16), you will have to enter the library through the street level front door; because the upper doors to the meeting room corridor are being replaced and will be blocked off.




F I E L D   T R I P

Woodcock Watch

Thursday, April 18 @ 7:00pm

Gather at Bob Engel and Mallory Lake’s home in Marlboro to watch the Woodcock’s dance and listen to its song at dusk.  Seven p.m. is a little early for him but we can listen for other early arrivals until he shows.


 Please call Bob  257-4751  for directions and to check on road conditions.

It’s “Mud Season” you know.






Weatherhead Hollow Road

On Wednesday a pair of Rusty Blackbirds spent some time feeding along the edge of a vernal pool near my house.  I used to see them frequently during spring migration and was pleased to see them again.  Later on the same day a pair of beautiful Sapsuckers flew from tree to tree chatting enthusiastically to each other. A lone Killdeer flew

and called over the field, and a Kestrel sat on the wires on Guilford Center Road. (4/12)

---Susan James, Guilford, VT


Ames Hill, Marlboro

We do have a Fox Sparrow or two and they are by all odds the best at kicking snow aside to get to the bare ground.  The Juncos and Song Sparrows just gaze on in awe.

---Bob Engle, Marlboro, VT



Charlestown Floodplains

For those of us on the border with NH - we found a male Eurasian Wigeon hanging out with probably a female American Wigeon, along with a pair of American Wigeon, lots of Green-wing Teal, 2 Gadwall, Snipe, and others in the floodplains on Rte 12 in Charlestown at the farm on the west side of the road just south of great meadows. The whole group flushed and some returned but the wigeons were relocated south of the farm in the marsh that has a nice pull-off for viewing. 

We found them about 10:45am.

---JoAnne Russo, Saxtons River, VT 



Please share your birding news with us.


What have you got coming to your feeders?


What have you seen while on a trip?


Al Merritt

W. Brattleboro, VT





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