Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Thursday, May 19, 2016

{BIRD NOTES ~ May, 20, 2016}

Bird Notes


Birding at Magee Marsh, “Never Too Young to Start”

Great day birding at Magee Marsh in Ohio with my daughter and 7 year-old

grandson, Ari.   Yep, that’s him, zeroing in on an avian beauty


Overcast, but overwhelming nevertheless. 

Highlights as follows:


  1. Blue-winged teal
  2. Green-winged teal
  3. Great Blue Heron
  4. Great Egret
  5. Dramatic showing of nesting Bald Eagle
  6. Great Horned Owlet standing out on a limb for all to see
  7. Warbling Vireo
  8. Red-eyed Vireo
  9. Purple Martin
  10. Tree Swallow
  11. Barn Swallow
  12. Winter Wren
  13. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  14. Northern Parula
  15. Yellow Warbler
  16. Cape May Warbler
  17. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  18. BLack-throated Green Warbler
  19. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  20. Blackburnian Warbler
  21. Prothonotary Warbler
  22. American Redstart
  23. Louisiana Waterthrush
  24. Scarlet Tanager
  25. American Tree Sparrow
  26. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  27. Baltimore Oriole
  28. Evening Grosbeak

---Phyllis Benay, Brattleboro, VT



Mood Indigo

Yesterday I saw an Indigo Bunting in the tree. Even got a picture of him.

Also male Hummingbird came last Monday and female arrived yesterday. (5/15)

---Eleanor Temple, W. Brattleboro, VT







I caught these 2 beauties in my yard in Alstead, NH.



©Mitch Harrison

---Mitch Harrison, Alstead, NH




Gateway Farm Has FOS “Wink O Splinks”

A few Bobolinks have arrived in the fields along Abbott Road in West Brattleboro,

and a half dozen or so Barn Swallows are occupying the telephone wires in front

of the barns.


Osprey at Retreat Meadows

Two Osprey were seen circling, hovering and then diving into the shallow waters of

the Retreat Meadows. One was successful and came up shaking the excess water

from its body, and with its talons locked onto a “heads forward”  fish. It flew off

toward the wooded area just west of Route 9.




Spring Bird Walk #5: Saturday, May 21

Meet in the former Wal-Mart parking lot off Rt. 119 at 7:30am.

Then proceed 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.  This is the last of

the five Spring walks as we follow the arrival of birds in 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


Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society:




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