Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Saturday, April 06, 2013

{BIRD NOTES} ~ APRIL 7, 2013

     Bird Notes


Eagle Over Putney Rd.

On Saturday, March 30 a bald eagle swooped low, 30 meters in front of my car near the Marina on Putney Rd.  It looked very much like the picture on your web site!  It looked at me and then climbed quickly,

---Bob Glennon, Brattleboro, VT


Barnacle Goose in Alburg

Dwight Cargill reports that the Barnacle Goose was still at Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area in Alburg today (April 2) as of 10:30am among 75 Canada Geese. Walk about 0.5 miles along the rail trail heading west into the marsh and look north into open water. Bring a scope.
---Bryan Pfeiffer


Bellows Falls and Environs

American Coot at Allens Marsh. FOY Phoebes at Herrick's Cove and Minards Pond in Bellows Falls. There's a thin layer of  ice on Minards but the edges are open and it'll probably be gone this weekend.
---JoAnne Russo, Saxtons River, VT


Waterfowl at Turners Falls

White-fronted Goose, Cackling Geese, Red-breasted Merganser and Ruddy Duck are still being seen in Turners Falls, MA.


Herrick’s Cove Waterfowl

This afternoon a short visit (4:00—4:50) produced nine waterfowl species; otherwise land birds were inactive. Duck counts, particularly Mallards, are very conservative and represent what were visible from the picnic area. However, something caused a stir and many took to the air swirling around in several large groups defying my singling out less common individuals, except the Wigeon.

Canada Goose 57

Wood Duck 2 (pr)

American Wigeon 1 male

American Black Duck 12+

Mallard 22++

Green-winged Teal 4 (3males, 1 female)

Ring-necked Duck 32

Hooded Merganser 9

Common Merganser 6

American Crow 5

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Red-winged Blackbird 1

Also several Painted Turtles basking on logs.

---Kenneth Cox, South Reading, VT


A Note From Colorado

I spotted my FOY Mountain Bluebird 3 days ago and also yesterday afternoon.  Both sightings were not far from here.   We had a large flock of Bohemian Waxwings last week.  Snowing right now.  Looks like a blizzard.

---Sandy Merritt, Red Feather Lakes, CO


Retreat Meadows

Yesterday (4/5) there was a pair of mature Bald Eagles circling, diving low over the reeds and finally sitting on a large branch of one of the tall willows. In the water below, undisturbed by their actions, were 14 Ring-necked Ducks, 10 Common Mergansers, a couple of Black Ducks and the usual Canada Geese crowd.



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











~ S V A S    P R O G R A M ~

John James Audubon

Birds Of America

and Quadrupeds of North America


April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Library meeting room


 BLUE JAY  by John James Audubon


The Brooks Memorial Library Fine Arts Collection includes a rare 8-volume original 1870 printing of the George Lockwood Octavo Edition of Birds of America and the 3-volume Quadrupeds of North America. These volumes will be available for viewing at the program Chris Petrak will introduce as Audubon and his work. The event is sponsored by the Library and Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society.



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