Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Friday, April 15, 2016

{BIRD NOTES ~ April 15, 2016}

Bird Notes



“Gray Ghost”

A male northern harrier sailed thru, right in front of the house.  Yesterday, 4/12.

White-throated Sparrow here a couple of days early (for LEW . . . Land of Eternal Winter).  No big deal.  But, his yellow lores occupied almost half of his head.  He was a beaut!  I love being stuck in the “right” part of an omega block.  Happy sun!

---Bob Engel, Marlboro, VT


Northern Goshawk

A Goshawk exploded through the pussy willow branches of our willow in pursuit of a Morning Dove. We watched in amazement from our dining room windows. The dove was much to fast for his pursuer and managed to out-maneuver the largest of our accipiters. The Gos clung to one of the larger branches while the dove escaped through the nearby white pine. Then he too made his exit. What an enormous bird he was, seeing it that close.

          Today (4/15) we heard a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker drumming its recognizable ratta-tat-tat on one of our many maple trees. They know when the sap is running. It attracts insects to the dripping sap.

---Al & Barb @ Chipmunk Crossing, W. Brat.


Monthly Bird Survey by Hildene Group

Sat. Apri 23, will be the second of 2 surveys this month at Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester.  .  

NOTE:  The group will meet at 7 a.m.  Come join us!

           I spied a few Tree Swallows today during a drive by Tomhannock Reservoir - Rte. 7 to Troy, NY.  They're coming!
---Ruth Stewart,E. Dorset, VT




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Tuesday, April 19, 2016


John Anderson has continued his ramblings around Dummerston to compile a comprehensiveinventory of the wildflowersin the town. In doing so he has identified a surprising number of rare and endangered species. His pictorial presentation will highlight these finds.


7 p.m. in the community room of Brooks Library

The presentation is FREE and open to the public








APRIL 23,& 30 and MAY 7, 14, & 21

Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the former Walmart parking area off Rt. 142 and proceed to the parking area near the Hinsdale causeway.

We will walk along the Fort Hill Rail Trail, which is flat and accessible for walkers of all capabilities.

Join this Citizen Science adventure as we follow the arrival and passage of birds on their Spring migration


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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