Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Sunday, June 29, 2014

{BIRD NOTES} ~ June 13, 2014


Bird Notes





West Brattleboro’s BEAR is back and up to his old tricks. If you live in West B. bring in your feeders.



P  R  O  G  R  A  M

Vermont’s Rattlesnakes”

7:00pm June 17

in meeting room of Brattleboro's Brooks Library

Doug Blodgett will present this program.  Doug is a wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and has worked extensively on game and non-game management programs. He was leader of the Vermont Wild Turkey Project Team, and assisted on the black bear, deer, moose, furbearer, and peregrine falcon research projects. Most recently, Doug's professional interest has focused on reptiles, and specifically, rare snake research in Vermont.  This program is presented by Southeastern VT Audubon Society



F  I  E  L  D       T  R  I  P

“Exploring the Hogback”

Saturday, June 21 - 8:00am

Wander the clearings and forests of Hogback Mountain with Marlboro biologist, Bob Engel, looking for songbirds and other curiosities. Meet at the Alpen Glo Parking Lot on Route 9 atop Hogback Mountain.  

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Indigo, Evening and Purple

At our feeder this morning we had the pleasure of an Indigo Bunting visiting with a pair of Evening Grosbeaks, Purple Finch and other locals.

---Colleen Bourne, S.Wardsboro, VT


Chipmunk Crossing Visitors

Scarlet Tanager (a striking male)

House Wren (building a nest in a bird house)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (a handsome male shucking sunflower seeds)

Indigo Bunting (2 males)

Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers (both pairs carrying away small chunks of suet)

Red-eyed Vireo (sings all day long)

Veery (gives “veer” call constantly)


Red-wing Blackbird (a pair)

Song Sparrow 2

Coopers Hawk

and all of the local suspects.

The Coopers Hawk attacked and carried off an unsuspecting Morning Dove.



Phyliss' Marsh, Field Trip ~ 43 species

Here's the report from our day!  Highlights were great views of the Olive-sided Flycatcher and hearing the Virginia railIt wasn't as birds as usual and seemed a smaller group than usual, but everyone had a great time and went home happy! It was nice to see Phyllis again too!

---JoAnne Russo

Red-tailed Hawk  2
Virginia Rail  1    heard kiddik call
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Alder Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  2
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Eastern Bluebird  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  8    flyover
Ovenbird  2
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Bobolink  6
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  4

PLEASE share your birding news and photos with us.


Al Merritt

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