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VTBIRD October 2004

Subject:

VT RBA 10/22/04

From:

Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]>

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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:10:07 -0400

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*Vermont

*Statewide

*10/22/04

*VTVT0403.06

  This is the Vermont bird report for Friday, October 22, 2004 covering the
period October 16-22, 2004.

                COMMON LOONS were a common sight off Grand Isle this week,
with 50 individuals spotted on October 16th and 14 on October 20th.  Two
COMMON LOONS were seen off Charlotte Town Beach on the 17th of October, and
1 on the 20th.  In addition, several were seen in Panton off Mud Island on
the 19th of October.

                Numerous HORNED GREBES were seen in Panton off Mud Island on
October 18th, and one was seen off Charlotte Town Beach on the 20th.  Three
PIED-BILLED GREBES were present at the Brilyea Access at Dead Creek on
October 19th.

                A GREAT EGRET was spotted along the Mississquoi River about 2
miles southeast of Richford along Route 105 October 17th.

                Although many are constantly arriving and departing,
approximately 10,000 - 13,000 SNOW GEESE have regularly been seen at Dead
Creek this week.  Many birders have had better views from Gage Road than
from the Goose Viewing Area.  On the 17th of October one adult ROSS'S GOOSE
was sighted amongst thousands of SNOW GEESE at Dead Creek.  Six hundred and
seventy CANADA GEESE were seen at Brattleboro Retreat Meadows on October
16th  and 25 at Lake Pinneo in Quechee on October 21st.  Thirty-six BRANT
were sighted off of Grand Isle on October 15th, and 4 off Mud Island in
Panton on the 19th.  Twenty-five WOOD DUCKS were in the Tinmouth Channel WMA
on October 15th, two in Danby on the 17th, and a pair at Dead Creek on the
20th  along with two AMERICAN WIGEONS.  Twelve MALLARDS were spotted in
Tinmouth Channel, 11 in Quechee on October 15th and 6 on the 21st,  and 8 at
Pompy Flats October 21st.  Thirty SURF SCOTERS were seen off Grand Isle, and
2 off Mud Island in Panton on October 15th.  Two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were
observed off Grand Isle on the 15th of October, 5 on the 16th and 32 on the
20th of October.  One BLACK SCOTER was spotted off Grand Isle on the 16th of
October.  One HOODED MERGANSER and 2 COMMON MERGANSERS were seen in Danby on
October 19th.

                A NORTHERN HARRIER was seen off Grand Isle on the 17th as
well as the 18th of October.  One was also seen at Dead Creek and in
Ferrisburg on the 17th.    A RED-TAILED HAWK was sighted at Dead Creek as
well as in Danby and Ferrisburg on October 17th.  A RED-TAILED HAWK and 2
COOPER'S HAWKS were circling south over Williston on the 19th of October,
and a tight kettle of 12 RED-TAILED HAWKS was seen in Middlebury on the 20th
and 22 more on the 21st of October.  An AMERICAN KESTREL was reported from
Grand Isle on the 18th.  Several sightings of MERLINS came in, one from
Rutland on the 18th, Weathersfield Center on the 19th, Dead Creek on the
20th and from Brattleboro Retreat Meadows on the 21st of October.  A
PEREGRINE FALCON was sighted in Charlotte on the 16th, and in Rutland (on
the steeple of Grace Church) on the 17th.  A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen
strafing flocks of SNOW GEESE at Dead Creek on the 16th, and actually dining
on a SNOW GOOSE on the 20th of October.

                Several flocks of WILD TURKEYS were reported from around the
state this week.

                A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was observed at Charlotte Town Beach as
well as seven KILLDEER on October 17th, and approximately 10 more on the
20th.  Three GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were spotted at
Charlotte Town Beach on October 17th.  One GREATER YELLOWLEGS was also at
Pompy Flats on October 21st.  Two PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were also seen at
Charlotte Town Beach on the 17th and 20th of October, and one at Dead Creek
on the 17th.  One DUNLIN was spotted at Charlotte Town Beach on the 17th.
Two rather late migrating RED PHALAROPES were sighted feeding on the rocky
outcropping at the end of the parking lot at Shelburne Bay on October 19th.
They weren't in evidence on the 20th.  One BLACK-HEADED GULL was seen from
Grand Isle on the 16th of October.  Two LITTLE GULLS passed over Grand Isle
and one over Charlotte on October 16th.  Two hundred BONAPARTE'S GULLS were
seen off Grand Isle on October 15th, 1,000 off Charlotte Town Beach and
2,500 off Grand Isle on the 16th, a large flock off Charlotte Town Beach on
the 17th and 10 on the 20th of October, 40 off Grand Isle and 50 in
Shelburne Bay on the 20th. An adult BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen in
Charlotte on October 16th. One LONG-TAILED JAEGER was seen foraging off the
west shore of Grand Isle on the 15th of October.  A COMMON TERN was spotted
from Charlotte Town Beach on the 18th of October.

                A female RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER came to a feeder in Proctor
on October 16th and was accompanied by 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS on October 21st.
On October 21st, a female RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was seen feeding at a
feeder in North Hartland.

                Fourteen HORNED LARKS were seen from Grand Isle on October
15th, and one was observed off Walker Road in Ferrisburg on October 17th.

                A CAROLINA WREN was seen in Charlotte on the 18th of October,
and in North Hartland on October 21st.

                Large flocks of migrating AMERICAN ROBINS passed through
Brattleboro, Weathersfield Center and Grand Isle this week.  Flocks of 5 -
10 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS were sighted in Grand Isle and South Burlington.

                Fifteen AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at Brattleboro Retreat
Meadows on October 16th, 2 were seen flying over Charlotte Town Beach on
October 17th, 3 were sighted at Shelburne Bay and one in Shelburne on the
20th of October.

                Flocks of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were sighted in Windham
County, North Ferrisburg, Dummerston and Quechee this week.  Ten PALM
WARBLERS  (all yellow/eastern) were reported being seen in Windham County.
A lingering NASHVILLE WARBLER was sighted in Wilmington on the 21st of
October.

                On October 16th a NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW was spotted
in Shelburne Bay near the Shelburne Park parking lot.  A NELSON'S
SHARP-TAILED SPARROW was also seen at Brattleboro Retreat Meadows on October
20th, but was not found again on the 21st.  A flock of 50 WHITE-THROATED
SPARROWS in addition to other sparrow species, was seen in a pull-off area
along Route 9 near the Harriman Reservoir in  Wilmington on October 21st.

                Three hundred RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS were sighted at
Brattleboro Retreat Meadows on October 16th.  On this date 4 RUSTY
BLACKBIRDS were spotted in North Ferrisburg.  A flock of several hundred
COMMON GRACKLES were reported in Hinesburg Hollow.

                PINE SISKINS were at a feeder in South Newfane this week.


Thanks to the following contributors whose observations were cited above:
Lee Allaben, Greg Askew, Fred Bates, Michael Cosgrove, Martha Coutermarsh,
C.J. Frankiewicz, Hector Galbraith, Doug and Spencer Hardy, Julie Hart,
David Hoag,  JoAnn Lafayette, Dick LaVallee, Kent McFarland, Matthew Medler,
Ted Murin, Ron Payne, Roy Pilcher, Jeanne Prue, Chris Rimmer,  Larry Rogers,
Taj Schottland, Sue Wetmore, Julia Lloyd Wright

                We encourage you to contribute all your sightings to Vermont
eBird, an
on-line database for tracking birds across Vermont and North America.  Visit
Vermont eBird-http://www.ebird.org/vins/  for more Information.  If
you're already a Vermont eBirder- thank you for your contributions to the
database.

                The Vermont Institute of Natural Science offers natural
history trips,
lectures and programs.  To receive a copy of our program calendar, stop at
one of our centers, call the office during business hours at 802-457-2779 or
visit the VINS' web site at http://www.vinsweb.org <http://www.vinsweb.org/>
.
                This Vermont birding report is a service of the Vermont
Institute of Natural
Science.  VINS is a non-profit, membership organization located in Woodstock
with regional centers in Montpelier and Manchester.  Founded in 1972, VINS'
mission is to protect our natural heritage through education and research.
Your membership supports these goals and this reporting service.  Updates
are typically made on Fridays.  Please report your sightings of rare or
unusual birds to VINS, or email reports to [log in to unmask]

                This message is also available by phone recording:  call
802-457-1053 and
press 3.  This will put you into a menu where you will be directed to press
5 to hear the RBA.  If you have any interesting birds to report, you can
leave a message by pressing 6, or you can send your sightings to the RBA via
e-mail at:  [log in to unmask]  Or enter your sightings on Vermont eBird at
http://www.ebird.org/VINS/.





Mary Holland

Chris Rimmer

Kent McFarland

Roz Renfrew

Vermont RBA Compilers

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Conservation Biology Department

27023 Church Hill Road

Woodstock, VT  05091

802-457-2779

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