The hairy woodpeckers must all be here in Rutland! We get two to three
at a time on our suet feeders daily, along with a pair of downy
A pileated can often been seen nearby on Pinnacle Ridge Road, between
Grove St. and Route 7 in Rutland Town, on dead birches on the south side
of the road.
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From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mundi
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 2:29 PM
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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Turkeys
Down here in Pownal we seem to have a plethora of turkeys and they are
quite brazen. This morning I counted 30+ in the pasture next to the
house. We also have Red-bellied Woodpeckers at the feeder and the suet
.... this is a first for me !! What I am missing this year are Hairy
Woodpeckers? Seems odd that they are not in evidence. Another
observation that I have made since we moved to Pownal a couple of years
ago.... I never hear owls. I have seen a couple of Barred owls perched
in trees beside the dirt road that runs behind our farm but I haven't
hear them call. When I do a late night barn check I often stop for a
few minutes just to see if I might hear one calling. Nothing so far.
A flock of Redpolls arrived last week and they are making quite a dent
in the sunflower seeds.
All the news for now,
Mundi in Pownal