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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

{BIRD NOTES} ~ MAY 05, 2015

Bird Notes






Our handsome male Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived at 11:30 a.m. for a long sip of syrup this morning (5/4). Last year he arrived a few days later (5/10). The female hummer arrived several hours after that. Isn’t it amazing how they find their way!. We just know it is the same pair as previous years. Besides the hummer there were a pair of Cardinals, a gorgeous male Purple Finch, 5 White-throated Sparrows, 2 Tufted Titmice, 4 Goldfinch, a Phoebe that is probably a repeat since it has built a nest in the same spot over an upstairs window for several years now, 3 Juncos, and an unidentified accipiter that tried to snag a junco, but missed.                                                   

---Al, West Brattleboro


While working on some photos this morning (5/3) and watching the feeders, the birds suddenly frantically took flight.  I didn't see what set them off, but one, a little Pine Siskin flew right into one of our windows.  I went outside and found the little guy sprawled out on the deck but looking like it was still intact.  I wrapped the little guy up in a towel and set him in the sun allowing him to regain his wits.  After about 15 minutes, I unwrapped him, he looked up at me (appreciatively?) and flew off.  Some stories have happy endings.  

---Dave Baker



Had even more siskins today (5/3) 12....joined by 6 purple finches (2 males, 4 females), some goldfinches, cardinals, MODOs, wb nuthatches, downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers. Adult bald eagle overhead.
---Charlie La Rosa, Brattleboro




Here are the results of Hinsdale Setback Walk #2.  There are subtle changes, nothing dramatic. Species in BLUE are birds we observed today that we didn’t see on the first walk.  


May 2, 2015 ~ Approx. 2 hours, clear, calm wind, average temp. 60 degrees, No. of species 38:

   1 Common Loon

   1 Double-crested Cormorant      

20 Canada Goose

  1 Mallard

12 Common Mergansers

  1 Broad-winged Hawk

  1 Bald Eagle

  1 Osprey

  1 Great Blue Heron

  2 Mourning Dove

  2 Belted Kingfisher

  1  Red-bellied Woodpecker

  2 Downy Woodpecker

  1 Hairy Woodpecker

25Tree Swallows

  1 Blue Jay

  1 Black-capped Chickadee

  2 Marsh Wren

  1 Catbird

  4 Robin

  2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

  1 Warbling Vireo

  1 Black& white Warbler

  2 Nashville Warbler

  2 Yellow Warbler

  6 Palm Warbler

25 Yellow-rumped Warbler

25 Red-winged Blackbird

  3 Common Grackle

  2 Brown-headed Cowbird

  1 Northern Oriole

  1 Cardinal

  1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

  9 American Goldfinch

  1 Savannah Sparrow

  3 Song Sparrow

  7 Swamp Sparrow

  5 House Sparrow

---Bob Engel, Marlboro, VT





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Al Merritt


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