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VTBIRD  October 2007

VTBIRD October 2007

Subject:

Dead Creek, Kingsland Bay, Charlotte Ferry, Mississquoi NWR on Sep. 29 and 30

From:

Terry Bronson <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 13:58:37 +0000

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While my wife, Nancy Nelson, attended a conference in Burlington
on Sep. 29, I birded the following areas.  I had no internet access,
and returned home only last night.  Highlights in caps.

Location:     Charlotte Ferry Landing
Observation date:     9/29/07, 7:15 am-7:45 am
Number of species:     9

Canada Goose     75
Mallard     15
HOODED MERGANSER   10
Double-crested Cormorant     15
Great Blue Heron     1
Ring-billed Gull     5
Herring Gull     3
Belted Kingfisher     1
American Crow     1

Location:     Dead Creek WMA IBA
Observation date:     9/29/07, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Number of species:     40

House Sparrows, Red-tailed Hawk, 300 Canada Geese seen
at Rt. 17 viewing area.  All others seen at Brilyea Access.  90%
of the songbirds seen on the trail off the back of the 2nd lot.

Canada Goose     1000, most flying in from the southwest,
not the north
Wood Duck     1
Mallard     50
NORTHERN SHOVELER   1 female, with GW Teal near
Phalarope
Green-winged Teal     30
RUFFED GROUSE   1, heard but not seen off trail to right
of first Brilyea lot, in woods near end of trail
Great Blue Heron     15
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON   1 immature, marsh
to left of bridge connecting the 2 Brilyea lots
Bald Eagle     1 immature
Red-tailed Hawk     1
MERLIN     1, dead tree at 2nd Brilyea lot
Greater Yellowlegs     10
Lesser Yellowlegs     3
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER   1, with Phalarope
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE   1, pond to right when
walking over bridge to 2nd Brilyea lot.  I see from
other postings that this bird has been present for 2 weeks.
Is it injured?
Ring-billed Gull     6
Mourning Dove     1
Belted Kingfisher     2
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER   1 male seen, trail to right
from first Brilyea lot, in woods before the field
Downy Woodpecker     3
Eastern Phoebe     2
Blue Jay     14
American Crow     1
Black-capped Chickadee     27
Tufted Titmouse     4
White-breasted Nuthatch     6
American Robin     5
Cedar Waxwing     3
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER   85, all but 10 on trail off
back of 2nd Brilyea lot
PALM WARBLER   2, trail off 2nd Brilyea lot
BLACKPOLL WARBLER   3, trail off 2nd Brilyea lot
Song Sparrow     12
Swamp Sparrow     3
White-throated Sparrow     6
Dark-eyed Junco     2
Red-winged Blackbird     8
Brown-headed Cowbird     3
Purple Finch     2 females
American Goldfinch     7
House Sparrow     40

Location:     Kingsland Bay State Park
Observation date:     9/29/07, 1:45 pm-3:15 pm
Number of species:     13

Turkey Vulture     5
Red-tailed Hawk     1
Ring-billed Gull     5
Downy Woodpecker     1
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE   1, seen and heard.  Kind of late?
They've been gone from my area of NH for several weeks.
BLUE-HEADED VIREO   1
Blue Jay     4
American Crow     1
Black-capped Chickadee     18
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     5
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET   1
Yellow-rumped Warbler     2

Location:  Otter Creek WMA at boat ramp
Observation date:  9/29/07, 3:30 pm
Number of species:   1, Chickadees, Nuthatches,
and a few other songbirds not counted.

NORTHERN HARRIER   1 female/immature


On Sep. 30, with my wife, before crossing into NY State,
we birded at:

Location:     Missisquoi NWR IBA
Observation date:     9/30/07, 9:30 am-11:30 am
Number of species:     25

Red-winged Blackbirds and Starlings along road and
at swamp on west side of road.  All other birds on the
old railroad grade trail through the bog to the lakeshore.

Canada Goose     100
RUFFED GROUSE   1
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK   1
Red-tailed Hawk     1
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Pileated Woodpecker     1 heard
Blue Jay     4
American Crow     10
Common Raven     1
TREE SWALLOW   10, thought they'd be gone by now
Black-capped Chickadee     8
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH   2, Note:  2 additional Thrushes
accompanying Gray-cheeks may have been that species
HERMIT THRUSH   1
American Robin     1
Gray Catbird     5
European Starling     300
Cedar Waxwing     3
Yellow-rumped Warbler     1
Blackpoll Warbler     1
Song Sparrow     3
Swamp Sparrow     5
White-throated Sparrow     2
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW   2
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD   100

Location:  I-89 north of Mallets Bay
Observation date:  9/30/07, 9:00 am
Number of species:    1

RUSTY BLACKBIRD   5, on shoulder of road.  Only 1
seen clearly at 65 mph; the others presumed to be Rusties.

--
Terry Bronson
Fremont, NH
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