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Alison Wagner <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 16:00:07 -0400
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And in Hinesburg, similar results!  It took me about 1.5 hours to get to the 
"good" spot in the forest, with the little hill leading to the blowdown area
consuming about 40 minutes of stepping and stopping. Birds were feeding
everywhere it seemed! I had similar experience with the White-throats and


Hinesburg Town Forest, Economou Rd, Chittenden, US-VT
Sep 28, 2013 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
35 species

Mallard 1
Ruffed Grouse 1 heard one fly off at 8:45, later heard one drumming in
the same area.
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3 immature birds were seen feeding together,
adult in different part of forest.
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Merlin 1 Merlin appeared at 10 a.m. for a brief look and the hillside,
which had been quite busy with calls and feeding birds became silent until
10:30. Then slowly the sparrows started calling and moving around to feed
again. The Merlin made another pass through around10:50 but didn't seem to
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 5
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 12
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow 1 Noticeably large sparrow, feeding with White-throats,
perched up nicely on brush pile within ten feet. I didn't even need bins to
see its rusty red streaked breast and belly, gray on face and back.
Song Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 21 I stopped counting! Consistently seen and
heard in similar area on my return walk (not counted twice).
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 4
Evening Grosbeak 1

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-----Original Message-----
From: Spencer Hardy
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:14 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] busy yard this morning

Also quite busy here in Middlebury. I spent an hour and a half west of
campus with good numbers of many species. Highlights: Swainson's Thrush, 2
Lincoln's Sparrows, and one each Tennessee and Palm Warbler.

Also of note an Eastern Screech-Owl was calling at 6:15 am on thursday near
Otter Creek.

Greater Middlebury Campus Area, Addison, US-VT
Sep 28, 2013 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: TAM west of campus
33 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 150
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 35 ~10 local, 25 migrating south
American Crow 5
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 8
Cedar Waxwing 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 3
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1 Distant, but behavior and yellow wash
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Savannah Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 25
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 20 Easily more, two major groups with several
visible at a time in binocular view
Dark-eyed Junco 2
sparrow sp. 5
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 2
passerine sp. 3

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