While I don't keep records, I know that for several years Eastern
Towhees have regulars in our vicinity on the southern end of Snake
Mountain on the Cornwall-Bridport line. I first noted them on April
11th this year and April 18th last year. This year at least two call
rather incessantly within 150 feet of the house from shrub thickets. I
hear others nearby. I've been as close as 8 feet from a pair this
spring. I hear them fairly commonly calling or scratching throughout
much of the summer, and see them if I try.
Numerous woodcocks continue to be robustly active both evenings and
mornings, as they have since March 27th.
Toads started trilling two nights ago.
Gregory R. Askew wrote:
>The Charlotte Town Natural Area is a reliable spot.
>Quoting Eric Cannizzaro <[log in to unmask]>:
>>I have noticed that Towhees are fairly common from south burlington down to
>>addison. I think they are very abundant in the right habitat.
>>---- The Copenhavers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>Had an Eastern Towhee in my yard just before dark this evening, along
>>>with about a dozen White-throated Sparrows. This is the first Towhee
>>>ever (16 years) for my yard, and that might be a record number of
>>>Has anyone else observed that the number of Towhees in VT is
>>>increasing? After 25 years of VT birding, last year I saw my first VT
>>>Towhees (in two different locations), and now one right in my yard! Is
>>>this species increasing? (For the record, I am very familiar with the
>>>species from backpacking trips in PA where in some areas there seemed to
>>>be a towhee every 100 yards. So I don't think I was just overlooking