>Do Boreal Chickadee's nest in Bennington, Windham or Rutland Counties? Or
>is this bird simply a winter visitor? This may be a Chickadee flight year
>with several New England CBC's showing records or at least Unusually high
>numbers of Black-Capped Chickadee's and in at least one case in Central
>Mass., a Boreal as well. Boreals are most often found out of range during
>these flight years.
Will, the Parid population has been so high around here for 2005 that I
would have a very hard time guessing if anything Black-capped was
irruptive. As for Boreals, I'd sure like to hear from others but there are
no nesting records in the previous VBBA (1976-1981) for southernmost
Vermont (that I could see) and I've certainly never heard of any from other
Year 2005 also brought marked increases in both nuthatch numbers down here,
and I'm also seeing the most bodacious flocks of waxwings (cedar) seen in
probably four or five years. Still waiting on the siskins and redpolls.