PLYMSBURY WMA BIRD SURVEY JUNE 26, 2002
With overnight rain, the already saturated ground soon took its toll and we
five found ourselves with sodden socks and squelching boots, but the air was
fragrant and our expectations matched our energy. Six hours later, all on
foot, we had compiled a list of 37 species, including eleven warbler species,
certainly not spectacular, none-the-less, interesting because of the mix. If
the reader scans the numbers and the species he/she may be tempted to have a
stab at the habitat(s) surveyed.
Red-tailed hawk (1), ruffed grouse (19) included 14 young, ruby-throated
hummingbird (1), yellow-bellied sapsucker (2), hairy woodpecker (6), alder
flycatcher (2), great-crested flycatcher (1), blue jay (3), black-capped
chickadee (3), red-breasted nuthatch (1), winter wren (18), golden-crowned
kinglet (11), hermit thrush (6), wood thrush (1), American robin (10), gray
catbird (1), cedar waxwing (29), blue-headed vireo (4), red-eyed vireo (5),
Nashville warbler (1), chestnut-sided warbler (11), magnolia warbler (4),
black-throated blue warbler (5), yellow-rumped warbler (5), black-throated
green warbler (8), Blackburnian warbler (2), ovenbird (9), mourning warbler
(2), common yellowthroat (9), Canada warbler (2), scarlet tanager (1),
rose-breasted grosbeak (2), indigo bunting (1), song sparrow (1),
white-throated sparrow (18), dark-eyed junco (4), purple finch (7).
Rutland County Audubon will be continuing these bird surveys throughout the
summer and into the fall at both the Plymsbury WMA and the Tinmouth Channel
WMA. Check out our website <rutlandcountyaudubon.org>.
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