13 observers turned out for today's monitoring
walk of West Rutland Marsh. 42 species were
tallied (compared to 26 species a year ago).
An American bittern started off the day. 14 swamp
sparrows and 11 very vocal marsh wrens were seen.
The wrens were much more visible than during the
Two warbling vireos were still warbling away. A
group of American crows were mobbing a red-tailed
hawk. A male ruffed grouse was showing off to a
Warbler-wise, 7 common yellowthroat, 4
black-throated green, 1 Nashville and 1
chestnut-sided warbler were seen.
Also of note were 2 great blue heron, 2 wood
duck, 2 belted kingfisher, 1 red-eyed vireo, 5
eastern phoebe, 2 common ravens, 4 northern
flicker, 2 ruby-throated hummingbirds, 6
white-throated sparrows, and 3 red-winged
Lots of fruit provided a fine feast for our
frantically feeding feathered friends.
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