A morning walk around Middlebury Campus this morning was surprisingly productive. The vast majority of birds were working the sunny side of a long row of planted Norway Spruce in the cemetery. Lots of song and great views of the yellow-rumps and palms at eye level.
Middlebury Campus, Addison, US-VT
May 8, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Comments: Birding the cemetery...the row of spruces was hoping.
Canada Goose 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 FOY, heard only
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 2
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 5
European Starling 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1 FOY
Cape May Warbler 1 Unexpected singing male! First detected by song, then distant views at the top of a large spruce.
Palm Warbler (Western) 2 Nice views, both seen at the same time. My second and third western of the spring. One much browner than the other, both brightest yellow on the chest and under the tail
Yellow-rumped Warbler 40 Very abundant...singing and feeding all along the norway spruce.
Black-throated Green Warbler 3 At least one singing
Chipping Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 13 Flock of females moving north, late migrants?
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 1 FOY, flyover
American Goldfinch 1
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