This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for September 17, 2007 covering the
period September 10 - 16, 2007.
Highlights this week include the following sightings: WHIMBREL
(Charlotte Town Beach, 9/9, South Hero, 9/14); BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (Lake
& Greenfield Roads, Charlotte, 2 on 9/12-14, 1 on 9/16); RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE (Dead Creek, 3 on 9/9, 2 on 9/10); Charlotte Town Beach, 4 on
9/13; PARASITIC JAEGER (Charlotte Town Beach, 2 on 9/13); JAEGER sp.
(Charlotte Town Beach, 9/16); BLACK-HEADED GULL (Grand Isle, 1 on 9/15);
SABINE'S GULL (Charlotte Town Beach, 9/12 and juvenile on 9/16);
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (Grand Isle, 2 on 9/15; CASPIAN TERN (Grand Isle, 1
on 9/15, 2 on 9/16); BLACK TERN (Charlotte Town Beach, 9/12,13 and 9/16).
Two HORNED GREBES were observed at Charlotte Town Beach on 9/16.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was spotted at Lake Iroquois 9/10 and at Charlotte Town
Beach on 9/13 and 9/16.
Several hundred BLUE-WINGED TEAL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL and MALLARDS were
present at Dead Creek on 9/12. Four NORTHERN PINTAILS, one GREATER SCAUP
and 5 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen at Charlotte Town Beach on 9/13, plus
one WHITE-WINGED SCOTER on 9/14 and 6 on 9/16.
The Putney Mt. Hawk Watch had the following high counts this
week: 24 OSPREY on 9/12, 79 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS on 9/13 and 651
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS on 9/13. At Mt. Philo, 3006 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS passed
overhead on 9/10.
Other shorebird highlights include AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (Dead
Creek, 4 on 9/9; Charlotte, 1 on 9/16); SANDERLING (Charlotte Town Beach,
9/9) and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (Dead Creek, 1 on 9/10; Charlotte, 3 juveniles on
9/12 & 9/13 and 1 on 9/14).
A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in Brandon on 9/11.
Two AMERICAN PIPITS were observed at Charlotte Town Beach on
Warbler migration has produced sightings of the following
warblers this week: TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, NORTHERN PARULA, YELLOW,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, YELLOW-RUMPED, BLACK-THROATED
GREEN, PINE, PALM, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL, BLACK-AND-WHITE, AMERICAN
REDSTART, OVENBIRD, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, WILSON'S and
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