This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for February 5, 2007 covering the period
January 29 - February 4, 2007.
Highlights this week include an AMERICAN KESTREL in Addison on
1/29, both a male THREE-TOED WOODPECKER and a female BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
at Moose Bog on 2/3 and a NORTHERN FLICKER in Shelburne on 2/4.
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS were seen in Pownal on 1/31, in
Charlotte on 2/1 and in Bridport (2) on 2/4.
CAROLINA WREN sightings occurred in East Dorset, Shelburne
Point, Randolph, Middlebury (2) and Burlington.
There were numerous SNOW BUNTING sightings, with the largest
(200) in Danby Four Corners on 1/1.
In addition to several WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL observations at
Moose Bog, two were spotted on Grand Isle on 2/2.
Thanks to the following contributors whose observations were
cited: Mike Cosgrove, Noel Dodge, Rich Ennis, Nancy Goodrich, David Hoag,
Holly Hungerford, Terry Kenaugh, Ron Payne, Rebecca Pellerin, Mundi
Smithers, Ruth Stewart and Pam Tilton.
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