Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

FW: {BIRD NOTES} ~ May 13, 2015

Bird Notes




Burt Tepfer writes that he has heard the song of a Carolina Wren in the Hospital’s parking area and is enjoying the chorus of Wood Thrush singing near his home in Putney. Here at Chipmunk Crossing we have two pair of very active Ruby-throated Humming Birds vying for their sipping syrup and several pairs of American Goldfinch taking over the bird feeder, along with 3 Tufted Titmice, and a pair of Cardinals. Our nesting Phoebe must have young in the nest as it has become very active snagging insects and swooping in and out of its nest high atop the second floor bathroom window. We spotted an American Redstart male in the Cottonwood tree yesterday and a “Teacher, teacher, teacher” (Ovenbird) has been heard for the past week, calling from a remote area of the wooded hillside.





Here are the results of Hinsdale Setback Walk #3 of 5/9 (approx. 2.5 hours; south breeze, overcast, avg. T 55 Degrees)  40 spp.


Species shown in blue are birds observed today, that were not seen on previous walks #1 and #2 in this same area.


5 Double-crested Cormorant

20 Canada Goose

1 Mute Swan

1 Osprey

2 Mourning Dove

1 Belted Kingfisher

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Downy Woodpecker

2 Eastern Kingbird

25 Tree Swallows

4 N. Rough-winged Swallow       

4 Bank Swallow

2 Blue Jay

1 Black-capped Chickadee

2 Marsh Wren

6 Catbird

4 Robin

2 Wood Thrush

4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

3 Yellow-throated Vireo

1 Red-eyed Vireo

6 Warbling Vireo

2 Black-and-White Warbler

2 Northern Parula

25 Yellow Warbler

25 Yellow-rumped Warbler

2 Blackpoll Warbler

1 Northern Waterthrush

3 Yellowthroat

1 American Redstart

25 Red-winged Blackbird

8 Common Grackle

8 Baltimore Oriole

1 Cardinal

8 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

3 American Goldfinch

1 Savannah Sparrow

1 Chipping Sparrow

3 Song Sparrow

2 Swamp Sparrow





Least Bittern


Spring Bird Walks: May 16, May 23
Experience the spring migration with Southern Vermont Audubon Society. 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.  This will be our 4th bird walk using the same Fort Hill Rail Trail.

Total species observed for the three Saturday outings stands at 66 species.

 Indigo Bunting


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

Al Merritt


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