Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Monday, May 09, 2016

{Bird Notes ~ May 09, 2016}

Bird Notes



A Good Day at Chipmunk Crossing (5/9)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Indigo Bunting


Chipping Sparrow


6 White-throated Sparrows

Hairy & Downy Woodpeckers

---Al & Barb, West B.



West River Off of Springtree Rd.

On what little is left of the mud flats, a FOY Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer and

2 Spotted Sandpipers at the Brattleboro marina area.

---JoAnne Russo, Saxtons River, VT



Glossy Ibis

There were three Glossy Ibis on May 8th in the marsh on Route 5 in Westminster

just north of the village.  

---Mitch Harrison, Alstead, NH



Are You Thinking of a Birding Trip to Newburyport/Plum Island, MA??

In the salt pannes along Rt.1A near the Newbury/Rowley town line, a WHITE-

FACED IBIS has been seen on several occasions this week in a large flock of 450

GLOSSY IBIS.  Also present in the area were 8 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and a

WILSON'S PHALAROPE.  In Newburyport at the north end of Plum Island there

was a gathering of 3100 LONG-TAILED DUCKS along with 2 RED-NECKED

GREBES, a ROSEATE TERN, and 40 COMMON TERNS.  In Newburyport Harbor,

40 WILLETS and 11 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were tallied. It would certainly be

worth the drive.

---Eastern Mass RBA



Third Hinsdale Setback Walk.  Saturday 5/7. 

Cloudy, a little mist, 50 degrees.


Common Loon                              1

Red-necked grebe                      1

Double-crested cormorant         +/- 20

Great blue heron                        2

Canada goose                             >25

Wood duck                                 1*

Mallard                                      1*

White-winged scoter                  2

Bufflehead                                 2

Hooded merganser                     1*

Bald eagle                                  1*

Osprey                                       1

Virginia rail                                1 (3 more*)

Bonaparte’s gull                          1*

Caspian tern                               1

Mourning dove                           1

Belted kingfisher                       1

Downey woodpecker                   1

Hairy woodpecker                      1

Northern flicker                        1

Warbling vireo                           2

American crow                           1

Common raven                            1

Black-capped chickadee             3

House wren                                1

Marsh wren                                7

Blue-gray gnatcatcher                5

Robin                                         3

Wood thrush                              1

Brown thrasher                          2

Cedar waxwing                           ?*

Black and white warbler             1

Nashville warbler                       1

Yellow warbler                           >20

Yellow-rumped warbler              1

Yellowthroat                              1

Cardinal                                      4

Rose-breasted grosbeak            3

Song sparrow                             7

Chipping sparrow                       1

Brown-headed cowbird              2

Red-winged blackbird                >25

Common grackle                         4

American goldfinch                             >25


44 species (* indicates birds seen/heard earlier by Hector and Joanne. 

Joanne allowed us to use her spotting scope).  Susan wanted to change the

route to see more birds.  We did, w/o hesitation.

---Bob Engel, Marlboro, VT




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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