This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for March 5, 2007 covering the period
February 26 - March 4, 2007.
Highlights this week include the continuing presence of a male
TUFTED DUCK and a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE among several hundred COMMON
GOLDENEYES, GREATER and LESSER SCAUP and RING-NECKED DUCKS observed from
Allen Point in South Hero on 2/28, the season's first reported KILLDEER at
Bromley Mt. on 3/3, a THREE-TOED WOODPECKER in Moose Bog on 2/25 and 3/4, A
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER IN Moose Bog on 2/27 and 2 on 3/4, the first
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD reports of the season in Rutland (3/4) and East Dorset
(3/5) and a pair of RED CROSSBILLS seen late last week at Victory Basin on
A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK continues to be seen intermittently in
Two MUTE SWANS were sighted on the Connecticut River south of the Vernon Dam
An AMERICAN KESTREL was seen in Addison on 2/27 and 3/1.
A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was at a Pownal feeder on 3/3.
NORTHERN SHRIKES were seen in Hardwick, Rutland Town and
Williston this week.
CAROLINA WRENS were spotted in Brattleboro, White River
Junction, Woodstock, Montpelier and Burlington this week.
A large number of AMERICAN ROBIN sightings were reported from
all over the state.
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