Four members of Rutland County Audubon wrapped up
this year's monitoring of the Plymsbury WMA in
Shrewsbury today. Highlights of the 28 species
tallied included: broad-winged hawk (1);
red-tailed hawk (1), red-eyed vireo (1); willow
flycatcher (1); winter wren (4, including 3
young). Large numbers of red-breasted nuthatches
(19) and black-capped chickadees (40) were also
Warbler-wise, we saw magnolia warbler (8); common
yellowthroat (10), chestunut-sided warbler (1);
black-and-white warbler (1); black-throated blue
warbler (5); and black-throated green (1).
With the exception of the hawks, one of the
black-throated blues, and most of the nuthatches,
the birds were all seen rather than heard. Quite
a contrast to our trip two months ago.
On the butterfly front, we saw the following:
pearl crescent, pink-edged sulphur, clouded
sulphur, red admiral, viceroy, wood nymph, and
A beautiful day of pre-fall weather!
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