Victory Bog is enjoying a moderate winter of birding. Finches are more
common there this year than last. Evening Grosbeaks, Goldfinch, and a
few Pine Siskins regularly show up at the Chickadee pull off.
White-winged Crossbills are singing from trees. They and Purple Finch
regularly sit in the roads and grit. Black-backed Woodpeckers began
drumming so they are aware of the longer days irregardless of temps. I
got a nice recording of one 20 ft away.
Gray Jays are beginning to nestbuild. There are at least five that
hang out at Chickadee grubbing for food. One family group has a
territory across the road and in a bit. Another come from across the
river to the east. I will be up there alot during mid-March trying to
locate nests. I would appreciate colorband reports if you care to send
them in. (Example, silver-L, Dark Blue over green-R refers to birds
left and right.)
Want to thank the anonymous person for the note I received today.
Thank you very much for your help. I owe you a guided trip.
William H. Barnard
Northfield, VT 05663
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Phone (0ffice) 802-485-2342