On a weekend canoe trip down the upper Connecticut River, from Lemington
down to the Maidstone-Stratford Bridge, ID'd many birds, including the
3 bald eagles (two adults, one immature)
Colony of bank swallows, with nests in holes in muddy bank, also some tree
many spotted sandpipers along the river edge
cedar waxwings (numerous)
RW blackbirds and grackles (numerous)
Various warblers, mostly heard (no binoculars): yellow, common
yellowthroat, ovenbird, chestnut-sided, magnolia, redstart
osprey, calling, on nest platform
common mergansers, mallards
flock of Canada geese, with a lone domestic goose looking perplexed a
few yards away.
probable sharp-shinned hawk, plus several unidentified buteos far off
Beautiful stretch of river, beautiful days, almost no bugs (!)
Thanks to Vt River Conservancy for the trip.