Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Friday, February 20, 2015

{BIRD NOTES ~ February 20, 2015}


Bird Notes


Vernon Waterfowl

A few photos from this week in Vernon. Thought you might enjoy.

---Don Clark, Grafton, VT


Barrows Goldeneye, drakes, Vernon


                    Horned Grebes, Vernon

















   Snoozing Mallards & Blacks in Vernon, VT farm field



     Close up of above photo, Mallards & Blacks



Marlboro Finches

We've had a large (80 to 100 sometimes) mixed flock of Pine Siskins/Goldfinch/Purple

Finch but have only seen 1 Common Redpoll one time!  This seems to be a big woodpecker

year here....anywhere else?

---Hollie Bowen, Marlboro, VT



Ames Hill Finches

A small flock of Pine Siskins and Goldfinch, 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker and a

lone Common Redpoll have been coming to our feeders.

---Tom Lewis, Marlboro, VT



Robins at Chipmunk Crossing

8 Robins showed up in the yard on Valentines Day. They were in their bright Spring

plumage devouring rose hips from a small wild rose bush that grows at the eastern

perimeter of our little acre.

---Barb Merritt, West Brattleboro, VT



Nice Additions to My Bird Feeders

I have a Flicker at my feeders again here in Brattleboro. Haven't noticed
one since Christmas break. Now it's Feb. break and I'm around more often
during daylight hours. It's been here two days in a row now. Really
whacking at that frozen suet. Nice addition to a cold, sunny winter day.
Have had Pine Siskins only once, that I know of. Red-bellied woodpecker and
Carolina wrens continue to be regulars.
---Charlie La Rosa, Brattleboro, VT



West Brattleboro Birds

Bill and I saw a flock of Cedar Waxwings and Robins in a crabapple tree at

the top of the hill on Carriage Hill Road today (Wednesday). There were still

a lot of those tiny apples on the tree !

---Lerna, West Brattleboro 




PLEASE share your birding news and photos with us so we can all enjoy reading about your birds and birding experiences.



Al Merritt


Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society:




Friday, February 13, 2015

{BIRD NOTES--February 13, 2015}

Bird Notes



Four Bluebirds eating red berries in a winter hanging basket by my front door in

Putney last Tuesday. 

---Nancy Waterhouse, Putney, VT





Backyard Feeder Watcher

My wife, later joined by me, have been for a few days, observing a Barred Owl. It's been perched on a shepherd’s crook next to a bird feeder. It seems quite brazen sitting there in full daylight.

---Alan Stewart, Wilmington, VT


Barred Owl by Alan Stewart



West B. Bohemians

About 8a.m. on Feb. 1, five Bohemian Waxwings were perched in the top of an oak tree at my home on Bonnyvale Rd, W. Brattleboro. No Cedars. It's been two years since I've seen Bohemians in Southern VT. Hopefully more will follow!

---Dave Johnston, West Brattleboro



A Note from NY

More snow today, bet you are really snowed in.  We have about 10 inches on the ground.  Nothing rare at the feeders this year. (Last year a “Harris’s Sparrow” ) We had 2 Common Redpolls for a short time and an occasional Pine Siskin.  Hope all is well. Stay warm! 

---Jan Fitzpatrick, Campbell Hall, NY



Busy Feeders

Nothing exceptional here Al, nuthatch, bluebirds, chickadees, woodpecker, but all very welcome. Look forward to Bird Notes.

---Peter Seares, Black Mt. Rd., Brattleboro



Hello all:

   We have moved from VT to CT (in Dec.), thinking it might be less snowy!

But we have just had about a foot of snow, huge drifts from snowplowing, and a travel ban on cars on state roads till 2 p.m. today.  The birds have appeared at our seed box, mainly sparrows, juncos and bluejays.  Hope all is well with you and yours "up north".

---Judy Myrick, of Comwell, CT



PLEASE share your birding news and photos with us so we can all enjoy reading about your birds and birding experiences.



Al Merritt


Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society: