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Thursday, April 30, 2015

{BIRD NOTES} ~ April 30, 2015



Bird Notes





Spring Bird Walks:   May 2 , May 9, May 16, May 23
Experience the spring migration with Southern Vermont Audubon Society on five consecutive Saturdays. We’ll meet at 7:30 am in the former Walmart Parking lot off Rt. 119 and proceed from there to the Parking lot near the Hinsdale Causeway. We will walk along the Fort Hill Rail Trail, which is flat and accessible for walkers of all capabilities.  We should see spring migrating birds and nesting Eagles, Ospreys, and possibly Peregrine Falcons.




A Black Vulture soared above the fields at The Putney School today.

The feeding station in back of Reynolds is swarmed with Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, Goldfinches, and today a pair of Evening Grosbeaks.

---David Moon, Putney, VT


An estimated 800 SWALLOWS consisting mainly of TREE SWALLOWS was seen at the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on April 21st.



 The SVAS Hinsdale Setback Field Trip #1

Well, we had about two hours of fun out there.  April, 25, Light breeze, clear and sunny, easy walking (just saying’).  About 45 degrees. 

Here’s about what we saw.  38 spp. (See below)

---Bob Engle, Marlboro, VT


1 Common Loon                     

10+/-- Canada Geese             

25 Common Merganser    

1 Mallard                               

1 “Accipiter” species                 

1 Red-tailed Hawk          

1 Red-shouldered Hawk  

1 Peregrine Falcon         

2 Osprey                                

2 Bald Eagle                  

1 Great Blue Heron        

2 Mourning Dove           

2 Belted Kingfisher         

1 Common Flicker          

2 Downy Woodpecker   

3 Eastern Phoebe           

2 Rough-winged Swallows

1 Barn Swallow                      

25 Tree Swallows                       

4 Blue Jay                              

1 Crow            

1 Tufted Titmouse          

1 Carolina Wren                     

4 Robin                         

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet  

1 Black and White Warbler      

25 Yellow-rumped Warbler       

25 Palm Warbler                      

25 Red-winged Blackbird         

4 Common Grackle                 

2 Cardinal                              

1 Purple Finch                        

2 American Goldfinch              

1 White-throated Sparrow       

1 Chipping Sparrow                

1 Swamp Sparrow                  

5 Song Sparrows                      

     Total Species: 38


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Al Merritt


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