27 species at Lefferts Pond in Chittenden today.
Although the pond is still mostly frozen some
waterfowl have staked out spots along the thawed
edges: 2 wood ducks, 11 hooded mergansers, 6
common mergansers, 2 black ducks and 2 mallards.
Elsewhere in the area 3 yellow-bellied sapsuckers
and 2 ruffed grouse were heard drumming and 2
winter wrens and 3 purple finches were heard
singing. Also present were 1 eastern phoebe, 5
song sparrows and 1 white-throated sparrow
(conspicuous on a bush chipping, but not yet
ready to burst into song).
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