Hi Bruce (& other VTBirders),
The Hawk Owl was present again this morning, and a young birder and I did a
15-minute count from that location for the GBBC. We also stopped to view
the Varied Thrush in Bolton(which was still present at the same location as
previously reported) and will submit that observation to the GBBC as well.
Other observations this morning included a Cooper's Hawk and a flock of (8)
Pine Siskins on Elm Street in Montpelier.
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 6:41 PM, Bruce MacPherson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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.
> Bruce MacPherson
> South Burlington, VT
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> a tree very near two mailboxes on this road west of the intersection with
> Jones Brook Road. Magnificent bird.
> Jim Sparrell
> in Plainfield
> On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Robert Phillips <[log in to unmask]
> > A great day for a couple of northern beauties. On my fourth or fifth
> > out to Three Mile Bridge Road I finally spied the Northern Hawk Owl atop
> > pole with a transformer near the mini development west of the
> > 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
> > 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
> > Barre
Youth Birding Coordinator
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
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