Weather for the most part was not too inviting but birding was good along Wild Cat Road bordering Lefferts Pond.
Cheers, Roy Pilcher
Lefferts Pond - Chittenden (55 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Sep 26, 2013 8:25 AM - 9:30 AM
Comments: Most of the birding was done walking along Wild Cat Road.
Canada Goose 6 Landed while observing.
Wood Duck 8
Mallard 2 Arrived while observing.
Ring-necked Duck 1 Single resting male with beak tucked under wing but wide
awake checking surroundings as indicated by yellow watchful eye!
Common Loon 1 Heard calling.
American Bittern 1 Flushed.
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 Dislodged and harassed by a phalanx of jays. The
hawks did attempt to turn the tables.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1 Observed.
Blue Jay 46 Including a loose group of 28 moving south. Birds were
ubiquitous and vocal.
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 1 Single bird in same group with Hermit Thrushes. This
bird had prominent white "spectacles", showed no buffy coloration. Back and
wings were smoky/olive green as were the breast and belly spots/smudges but a
Hermit Thrush 2 Two birds recognized in part by bodily gyration and reddish
coloration of tail.
American Robin 5
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
American Goldfinch 4
Evening Grosbeak 4 Heard the shrill call of two birds. Later saw a group
of four birds flying, not visually observable as grosbeaks, except for one that
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