It was a snowy start to the day but conditions improved steadily. I covered
approximately 80% of the roads in Benson and the high counts reflect the
occurrence of a large number of well supplied feeders that were well
patrronized by the local bird populations.
Why Benson? Thanks for asking. It is in Rutland County of course!!
Observation date: 1/29/11
Notes: Covered approximately 80% of roads in Benson. Plenty of feeder
Number of species: 28
Wild Turkey 56 Two flocks, larger of 38.
Bald Eagle 2 Flying northwest toward Lake Champlain within sight
of each other.
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Rough-legged Hawk 1 Dark morph.
Peregrine Falcon 1 Flushed a group of 12 Mourning Doves.
Rock Pigeon 28
Mourning Dove 92 One gathering of 31 in a tree cluster.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 80
American Crow 14
Common Raven 5
Black-capped Chickadee 60
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
Eastern Bluebird 11
American Robin 32
European Starling 208
Cedar Waxwing 36
American Tree Sparrow 22
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 22
Northern Cardinal 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 64 Two flocks, one of 22 the other 42 both
male and females.
Purple Finch 1 At feeder.
American Goldfinch 31
House Sparrow 104
This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/vt)
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