This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for December 10, 2007 covering the
period December 3 - 9, 2007.
Highlights this week include a GOLDEN EAGLE in St. Albans on 12/3, a gray
morph GYRFALCON in South Burlington on 12/4, the HARLEQUIN DUCK present all
week at Shelburne Point, most recently seen 12/9, a PRAIRIE WARBLER in
Poultney on 12/7 at Green Mountain College, a reported YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
in Burlington 12/9 and a HOARY REDPOLL in Bristol on 12/9.
A DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was seen at Shelburne Point on 12/5.
A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was spotted in East Putney on 12/3.
NORTHERN SHRIKES were seen in White River Junction, Lyndonville, Montpelier,
East Dorset, West Danville and Hartland, where it plucked a RED-BREASTED
NUTHATCH from a feeder.
There were fewer waxwings reported this week: BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen
in South Burlington, Norwich and Pittsford; CEDAR WAXWINGS were observed in
South Burlington, East Putney and Burlington.
A PINE WARBLER was sighted in Waterbury 12/3 - 12/6; one was also spotted in
Middlebury 12/4 - 12/7.
CHIPPING SPARROWS were seen in Danby (1) on 12/7 and in Calais (1) on 12/8.
A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was spotted in West Danville on 12/4.
PINE GROSBEAK and COMMON REDPOLL numbers continue to soar throughout the
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