We still have the male pileated and the male red-bellied woodpeckers coming
to our suet feeder in Pawlet regularly.
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From: "Mary Holland" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 10:01 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermont RBA 11-26-04
> This is the Vermont bird report for Friday, November 26, 2004 covering
> period Nov. 19-Nov. 26, 2004.
> Eight COMMON LOONS were spotted in Button Bay on November
> 20th, 5 were seen off Grand Isle on the 20th and 21st, 3 on the 23rd and 1
> on the 25th and 1 loon was observed on Berlin Pond on November 25th.
> Thirteen HORNED GREBES were sighted in Button Bay on the
> of November.
> Forty-six SNOW GEESE were seen from Lake Road in Charlotte
> November 21st, and 1 SNOW GOOSE was spotted amongst 45 CANADA GEESE in a
> field near Peavine Park in Bethel on the 24th. One hundred twenty-three
> CANADA GEESE were on Lake Bomoseen and 335 at Delta Park on November 19th,
> and 150 were seen at Brattleboro Retreat Meadows on the 22nd. The five
> TUNDRA SWANS that have been spotted on and off this fall are apparently
> commuting regularly on the Connecticut River between a spot north of
> Hinsdale/Vernon to Brattleboro Retreat Meadows. Sixteen RING-NECKED DUCKS
> and 4 GREATER SCAUP were on Tinmouth Pond on November 20th. A WHITE-WINGED
> SCOTER was seen on Button Bay on November 20th. Two LONG-TAILED DUCKS
> spotted in Button Bay on the 20th of November. On November 26th, six
> BUFFLEHEAD were seen from Charlotte Town Beach and more than 20 were
> from the Charlotte Ferry Landing. Sixty-two COMMON GOLDENEYE were found at
> Delta Park on November 19th, and more than 40 COMMON GOLDENEYE were seen
> from Charlotte Town Beach on the 21st. On November 18th, 1 male and 2
> female HOODED MERGANSERS were on the north branch of the Winooski River
> north of Montpelier, on the 19th 17 were spotted on Lake Bomoseen, on the
> 22nd 7 HOODED MERGANSERS were found at Brattleboro Retreat Meadows, 4 were
> seen between South Hero and Grand Isle along the west shore, and 7 were
> spotted on Jones Pond, just south of Brandon on the 25th. Five COMMON
> MERGANSERS were seen on Tinmouth Pond, 30 on Grand Isle and 1 on Button
> on November 20th, 3 were sighted at the Charlotte Ferry Landing on
> 21st, and 41 were seen at Brattleboro Retreat Meadows on the 22nd. Eleven
> RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were seen off Grand Isle on November 20th, and 7
> the 21st.
> A COOPER'S HAWK was sighted on Grand Isle on the 23rd of
> November, and in Shoreham on the 25th. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in
> Rutland, near Grace Church on November 23rd.
> One to three SANDERLINGS and DUNLINS were seen almost daily
> this week on Grand Isle.
> GREAT HORNED OWLS were calling in Bennington and in
> Manchester Center on November 20th, as was a BARRED OWL in East Clarendon
> the 21st.
> A rare sighting of a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER took
> place in South Newfane on the 22nd and 23rd of November. A RED-BELLIED
> WOODPECKER was seen on Marble Island Road in Colchester on the 20th , 25th
> and 26th, and a report of a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, a very unusual sight
> outside of the Northeast Kingdom, came in from Tunbridge on the 17th of
> A lone BARN SWALLOW (lingering two months after most barn
> swallows departed) was seen catching gnats and a wasp in Grand Isle on the
> 24th of November.
> CAROLINA WRENS were seen in Norwich, Brookline, Delta Park
> and Brandon this week. A WINTER WREN was also spotted in Norwich.
> A CHIPPING SPARROW, lingering weeks after its relatives
> migrated, was seen in South Londonderry on the 24th of November.
> a SONG SPARROW was observed in Delta Park on the 19th and on Grand Isle on
> the 24th and 25th. Forty-five SNOW BUNTINGS were spotted on Grand Isle on
> the 21st, and 5 were seen in Strafford on the 23rd.
> Twelve EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Norwich on the 21st
> Thanks to the following contributors whose observations
> cited above: Larry Berrin, Carol Cantwell, Donnie Dundas, Steve Faccio,
> C.J. Frankiewicz, Hector Galbraith, David Hoag, JoAnn Lafayette, Chris
> Petrak, Bob Phillips, Roy Pilcher, Barbara Powers, Chris Rimmer, Larry
> Rogers, Carl Runge, Taj Schottland, David Stuller, Sharon Tierra, Mike
> Sue Wetmore, and Michael, Kira and Cedar Winslow.
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