April 10: Vermont - Birding at Allen Brothers Marsh and at home feeders:
Nice looks at wood ducks, hooded mergansers, common mergansers, song
sparrows and killdeer + some amazing looks at a belted kingfisher.
At home, nice looks at a northern cardinal + a song sparrow.
April 11: Vermont - Birding at Allen Brothers Marsh, Herricks Cove
and other spots, with photos at:
At Allen Bros. Marsh, Canada geese and hooded merganser. Also,
really nice look at a full adult bald eagle, photographed through a
thicket of branches
April 12: Vermont: Home feeders & Allen Bros Marsh, NH: Krif Road in Keene:
First Fox Sparrow photograph this year at home, hidden in bushes, but
definite a fox sparrow. Also, spotted the resident
red-shouldered/mystery hawk, and got some nice pictures of it, plus a
really nice shot of a downy woodpecker with nut in mouth.
A visit to Krif Road in Keene didn't yield much except for mallards,
canada geese, but it did yield quite a few Wilson's snipe, and a
couple nice looks at them.
Today (4/13), Allen Bros Marsh (VT) and Lower Meadows (Charlestown, NH):
The road into the Allen Bros. Marsh is currently FLOODED, so access
is limited, though you can still park before the causeway and walk in
part of way. Didn't yield a lot, though got some very nice looks at
a pair of killdeer plus a really nice FOY sighting: a small group of
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS. Kinglets were too fast to get good (or any)
photos, but the killdeer were mostly staying in one place.
This was followed by a brief visit to Charlestown which yielded a
small group of green-winged teal (all standard, no Eurasian), some
black ducks and mallards, but the real treat there was no fewer than
-sixteen- Wilson's Snipe, finally getting me a decent photo of a pair
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