Thank you. It was a pleasure.
> From: Susan Elliott <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 2004/07/22 Thu PM 02:33:16 EDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [VTBIRD] West Rutland Marsh - July 22
> Rutland County Audubon celebrated 36 months of
> monitoring at West Rutland Marsh today (116
> species, 416 participants, 133 miles to date!).
> 13 participants observed 48 species today. Most
> notable today were 2 least bittern, 1 American
> bittern, 4 Virginia rail (including two strolling
> on the boardwalk), and 1 green heron.
> Marsh wrens (13) apparently had a successful
> season as several young were easily observed
> tumbling about near by the boardwalk. Swamp
> sparrows (20) and common yellowthroats (14) were
> also in abundance. Other warblers included 2
> American redstarts, 1 black-and-white, and 4
> yellow warblers.
> 6 willow flycatchers and 5 alder flycatchers were
> noted. 3 brown thrashers were seen and 1 eastern
> towhee was heard.
> Also of interest were large numbers of tree
> swallows, barn swallows, and bank swallows
> including big flocks by Water St.
> 1 red-tailed hawk, 4 common ravens, 3 belted
> kingfishers, 17 song sparrows, 16 gray catbirds,
> 5 northern flickers, 3 warbling vireos, 5 eastern
> kingbirds, and 1 great crested flycatcher were
> also observed.
> Thank you to all the participants who have
> contributed to making this a successful walk for
> the past three years!
> The next walk is Saturday, August 21, 7:00 a.m.
> Sue Elliott
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