There is one more Christmas Bird Count that you may have missed, the Georgeville Quebec count has as its southern border parts of the Northeast Kingdom, a very tiny slice but with good habitat covering Eagle Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Derby and a good chuck of Derby Line. Today, January 2 was the day of the count, Walter Medvid and myself covered the area and were surprised with our results. Our first bird was a Northern Shrike at Eagle Point, we tallied 17 Pine Grosbeaks, 4 at the Irving Station in Derby Line and 13 at the I 91 rest stop in Derby Line, feeding on the ground with those was a surprise American Robin. This was our total list from 8-9:30AM, we started out at 1 degree to a high of 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 1,American Crow 10, Blue Jay 8, Chickadee 18, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 1, Starling 3, Evening Grosbeak 8, Pine Grosbeak 17 and Northern Shrike 1.
Not included within the count circle was an additional 35 Pine Grosbeaks, 26 at the Community Bank on Rte 5 Derby, and another 9 on North Derby Road.This was my 4th CBC this year, my first international CBC and one more to go- Martha's Vineyard on Saturday
From: Bridget Butler <[log in to unmask]>
To: VTBIRD <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
Subject: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
running circle? What year did it start?
Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!