- Birds of Special Note:
From the Colchester Railroad Causeway on the 4TH, birders saw 3 BARROWıS
GOLDENEYES, COMMON GOLDENEYES and GREATER SCAUP. Many of the same birds were
also present on the 2nd along with about 10 RING-NECKED DUCKS and a BALD
EAGLE. A CAROLINA WREN was heard calling nearby.
The drake LONG-TAILED DUCK continues to be found at Charlotte Town
Beach. 76 HORNED GREBES and 7 COMMON LOONS were also seen on the 6th. A pair
of GREAT HORNED OWLS called back and forth at the same time as two COMMON
LOONS, creating an unusual quartet of sound.
SNOW GEESE have begun to move. Five were seen over Ferrisburgh on the
2nd. Three flocks numbering a total of 325 have been counted so far today in
Grand Isle. Four GADWALLS were reported from Adams Landing, Grand Isle on
the 2nd. A pair of TUNDRA SWANS was present out on the railroad fill between
Adams Landing and Simms Point in Grand Isle on the 3rd.
Other waterfowl seen include a drake WOOD DUCK at Perkins Pier in
Burlington, and a NORTHERN PINTAIL and an AMERICAN WIGEON at Shelburne Bay.
A CHIPPING SPARROW visited a feeder in South Burlington on the 1st. The
state of its plumage suggested a bird that had survived the mild winter
rather than an early spring arrival.
Over 300 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were observed in the vicinity of an
ornamental apple in Brownsville (West Windsor) on the 1st.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen off Lake Road in Charlotte on the 2nd.
A PEREGRINE FALCON was at the Ryegate Corner church on the 2nd. BALD
EAGLES continue to congregate near the mouth of Otter Creek in Fieldıs
(Kellogg) Bay, At least 7 were present on the 2nd. Also seen in the
vicinity was a BELTED KINGFISHER. Several BALD EAGLES continue to be seen on
either side of the Connecticut River from White River Junction south to
Vernon; one was reported this week over Route 14 near Hartford.
Compiler, VT Rare Bird Alert
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