A quick walk from Old Otis Road out to Danby Pond (Rutland County) had a lot of family bird activity.
Tree Swallows: 3 boxes fledged, one box still feeding young.
House Wrens: One box feeding, one box sitting on 6 eggs.
Bobolinks have fledged. Not a one seen today. Saturday
there was still activity.
Bluebird family of 3 young. (House Sparrow run them out of
box early, but they must have found another site nearby.
Savannah Sparrows: fledged, carrying food, & singing.
Common Yellowthroat Warlber: Carrying food.
Chestnut-sided Warbler: Found in two locations carrying food.
Yellow Warbler: Found in three locations carrying food.
Nashville Warbler: Still singing.
Indigo Bunting: Both parents carrying food and scolding.
Alder Flycatcher: Carrying food.
Baltimore Oriole: Carrying food.
Swamp Sparrow & Song Sparrow in several locations.
Gray Catbird: Found in two locations carrying food.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo: Still hearing in two locations, have seen both pairs (4). The pair by road I believe are carrying food. Watched one with insect ( Not a worm) It did not eat it but was carrying it from branch to branch. The habitat matches Peterson's description of preferred wild grape cover trees. Does not make it easy to locate a nest!
Kestrel: Still feeding, young quite loud now at feeding time.
Eastern Wood Pewee: Stayed even with the total defoliation. Pair carrying food.
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers: Still feeding in nest.
Ovenbirds: Fledged in two locations. One family still on
ground , the other has flight but are still being feed.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird: Three being seen, male still spends alot of time perched on bare branch. Female still setting ? Or the male does not participate in the feeding of the young?
Black-capped Chickadee: Three family groups found. One with young still begging for food.
Downey Woodpecker: Family of four, young still begging food.
Crows have fledged: But still call for food.
Found one fledgling Black -and- white Warbler.
Eastern Kingbird: Two young still in nest.
Ruffed Grouse: young, to many to count ( 7 or 8) as they fly in every direction.
Blue-winged Warbler: Seen and heard Old Otis Road south of Hosington Road intersection./Cross Street. Was in same local 4 weeks ago.