Mad Birders were also surprised to notice an absence of Wood Thrushes in
our Granville monitoring site on June 7 and 17th. usually there are
Pat in Waitsfield
> Did my point counts for VCE's Forest Bird Monitoring Project on Green Peak
> Mon a.m. and practically stepped on a Turkey - the neck was gray and
> looked somewhat featherless so I though it was one of this year's young...
> altho surprised to see only one bird. Lo and behold, a flurry of maybe
> 2-3 day old chicks suddenly started scattering from the depression where
> Mom flushed. Must be a second brood.
> What was sad about the specie tally was the absence of Wood Thrushes.
> Only 2 heard in the heavily wooded forest over a 2 hr period.
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT