I hope that anyone who sees the Hawk Owl this weekend (Feb. 18-21) will report their observation to the Great Backyard Bird Count.
I just looked at the Vermont GBBC list and the NHO is not represented yet. Unbelievably, over 800 Common Redpolls have been reported in VT so far, of which I contributed 3 from South Burlington.
South Burlington, VT
From: Jim Sparrell <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Sat, Feb 19, 2011 6:23 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Northern Hawk Owl and Redpoll Finch
The Northern Hawk Owl was still there from 4:30 to 5:00 PM today. It was in
a tree very near two mailboxes on this road west of the intersection with
Jones Brook Road. Magnificent bird.
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Robert Phillips <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> A great day for a couple of northern beauties. On my fourth or fifth trip
> out to Three Mile Bridge Road I finally spied the Northern Hawk Owl atop a
> pole with a transformer near the mini development west of the intersection
> with Jones Brook Road. The wind was blowing pretty strongly and his
> feathers were pretty ruffled. Took a couple of pics that I will attempt to
> upload later. Upon arriving home I was pleased to find a common redpoll
> finch with the group of chickadees, goldfinches, titmice, cardinals and
> downy woodpecker at my backyard feeders.
> Bob in