Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Friday, April 18, 2014

{BIRD NOTES} ~ April 18, 2014


Bird Notes

Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society





White-fronted Geese

I suspect that these are the same 4 that were at Westminster about 10 days ago, at Vernon a couple of days before that, then at Turners Falls, MA just before arriving at Vernon. They seem to be taking their sweet time about migrating north. I suspect that this is because north of here is still pretty deep in snow.

---Hector Galbraith, PhD

   National Wildlife Federation



The Phoebe has been calling around our outbuildings for two days.  So far the new arrivals in SE Westminster have been Osprey, Cowbirds. Titmice and Red Shouldered Hawks.  Paddling the West River yesterday (4/6) downstream from Newfane we saw a Kingfisher.  Happy birding.

---Tom Prunier, Westminster, VT

Happy spring to you.  We now have three Phoebes in our yard on the Westminster/Putney line at 900 feet elevation.  Saw the first paper wasps of the year.  

---Tom Prunier



A drake N. Shoveler was busy preening and feeding at the puddle inside of the water treatment plant on Rt 30 in Brattleboro this evening about 6:00. A pair of Greater Scaup, 1 female C. Goldeneye, and 3 D-c Cormorants occupied the waters of the Retreat Meadows this evening as well.

 ---Dave Johnston, W. Brattleboro



A group of 4 Blue-winged Teals off shore of Vermont Yankee caught my eye this morning on a brief walk. Along with a field sparrow, a few singing swamp sparrows, 3 ruby-crowned kinglets, a group of palms, a pair of bald eagles with one on the nest, a pair of kingfishers, loads of geese, a few ring-necked ducks, common mergansers, pine warblers, a sapsucker and a lone osprey carrying sticks to the nest post.  Oh, and a mute swan.

---Jesse Wampler,33 Beech St. Brattleboro, VT



A Louisiana Waterthrush was singing in my yard. Continuing a 10-year tradition

---Hector Galbraith, PhD, Dummerston, VT



Louisiana Waterthrush © Google Image


Fort Dummer set-back (4/14)

Common Merganser 3

Tree Swallow 2

Rusty Blackbird 3



Chipmunk Crossing in W. Brattleboro (4/14)

Fox Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow 2

White-throated Sparrow 4

Song Sparrow

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2


Dark-eyed Junco 6

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Goldfinch 4


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (4/15)



Springtree Road Cornfield (4/15)

Wood Duck (male)




PLEASE share your birding news and photos with us.


Al Merritt




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