Kestrals and Va Rails... what fun!
E. Dorset, VT
Hildene Meadows & Marsh, Bennington, Vermont, US
Apr 17, 2016 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Comments: 40s - 50s.. Sunny. No bugs. Generally quiet.
Canada Goose 15 4 in marsh waters. 11 overfly
Turkey Vulture 6 Probably coming off roost.. circling south.
Broad-winged Hawk 1 probable. High - circling N.
Virginia Rail 3 1 calling aggressively to east of bdwalk - and close. 15 min. later while backtracking on bdwalk, rail calls continued. Then 2 birds flushed over grasses - male interactions? - and a 3rd rail called in a different direction then the 2 birds flew.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 drumming
American Kestrel 2 Seen along treeline at E edge of field. Fly away bird with barred tail at beginning of my walk. Male seen at end of my walk. - 1/2 field distance S of position of first bird
Eastern Phoebe 2 Chase time in and out of lean-to barn
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 4
Common Raven 1 Seen interacting with TVs.
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 10
Chipping Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Song Sparrow 12
Swamp Sparrow 2 very vocal
Northern Cardinal 2 heard only
Red-winged Blackbird 26 no females seen
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