FYI, Bluebirds are present in Vermont, at least in Addison county,
year-round. I've seen them over the years around Dead Creek in deepest
winter. They nest on my property, but then small groups of them drop in
from time to time throughout the winter. No idea, of course, whether
these are "my" birds or even the same ones from visit to visit in the
winter. My understanding is they're pretty nomadic in wintertime, so
likely different birds each time, but who knows.
(Shoreham, southern Addison County)
On 11/22/2014 8:09 PM, Fernando B.Corrada wrote:
> Phil Magnant and I drove to Addison this blustery morning to see the Snow Geese. We found a few scattered flocks west of the Brylea access road on the plowed field behind the first farm after the bridge. There were probably about 1,000 Snow Geese and about 125 Canada Geese. They were too far for good photos.
> Afterwards we drove to Gage Road and there we observed 3-4 Northern Harriers, American Tree Sparrows (5), Snow Buntings (15 + 30), European Starlings (100+), Crows (20+), Ring-billed Gulls (15).
> A bit later we drove to Fort Cassin and on the way there we were surprised to see Eastern Bluebirds (3). In Fort Cassin Rd. we found the following:
> American Tree Sparrow (4)
> Tufted Titmouse (3)
> American Trre Sparrow (6)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (3)
> Hairy Woodpecker (1)
> Downy Woodpecker (1)
> Black-capped Chickadee (7)
> Red-winged Blackbird (1)
> Common Merganser (16)
> Hooded Merganser (5)
> Mallard (1)
> Ringed-billed Gull (10)
> Bald Eagle (3)
> American Goldfinch (8)
> Blue Jay (1)
> American Crow (30)
> Gadwall ? (1)
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