Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Sunday, May 26, 2013

{BIRD NOTES} May 26, 2013



Least Bittern --Google


Bird Notes




LEAST BITTERN was reported from the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on May 18th.

---BirdEast Hotline



Guilford Sights and Sounds

The lushness of the vegetation and the richness of the song takes my breath away this time of year:  finches, RB Grosbeaks, Bobolinks, (a few). A Scarlet Tanager, Yellow and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Tree Swallows, a Kingfisher, an Indigo Bunting, Song Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows, a Blue-winged Warbler, Eastern Kingbirds, and more.  But no House Wrens - I wonder why?

---Susan James, Guilford, VT



This is the first time I have ever had Catbirds in my yard.   Also I have a Downy Woodpecker drinking from the hummingbird feeder. I think this is highly unusual. I saw the same thing down in CT just recently.

---Geraldine Golet, W. Dover, VT


Shorebirds Continue at Retreat Meadows

Thanks to Hector Galbraith’s report of the shorebird fallout we were finally able to visit there today (5/25).  Looking down the barrel of our scope we were able to get good views of the dozen or more Semi-palmated Plovers, 2 Least Sandpipers and half dozen Spotted Sandpipers that were working over the sandbars. We missed the Dunlin and Short-billed Dowitchers that apparently have moved on north. We also heard the rattle of the resident Belted Kingfisher somewhere up stream along the West River.




Please share your birding news with us.

Any new migrants?

What have you seen while on a trip?


Al Merritt




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