This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for December 18, 2006 covering the
period December 11 - 17, 2006.
Two late-migrating RED-NECKED GREBES were spotted this week, one
at Delta Park on 12/11 and one on Lake Bomoseen on 12/12.
A lingering DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was observed on Lake
A late sighting of an AMERICAN WIGEON took place at Lake Pinneo
in Quechee on 12/15 and a NORTHERN PINTAIL was spotted in Windham on 12/15.
A BELTED KINGFISHER was heard rattling over a beaver pond in
Hartland on 12/12.
A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was seen in Pownal on 12/11 and in the
East Dorset area on 12/16.
In Windham 2 CAROLINA WRENS were sighted on 12/15.
Two NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS were seen in Windham on 12/15.
A late sighting of a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER occurred in Quechee
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, COMMON REDPOLLS and PINE SISKINS were
all present at Moose Bog on 12/12.
Thanks to the following contributors whose observations were cited: Thomas
Berriman, Mary Holland, Roy Pilcher, Chris Rimmer, Carl Runge, Taj
Schottland, Mundi Smithers and Ruth Stewart.
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