Skilled birders Derek and Jeannette Lovitch offer a few highlights (below) from their visit to Vermont during the past few days. If you happen to be around Freeport, Maine, I suggest you visit their store, Freeport Wild Bird Supply (https://www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/). It’s awesome.
Bryan asked me to write quick summary of the birding highlights from our five day stay here in Burlington. My wife Jeannette and I enjoyed the following (birding) highlights:
• 1 continuing CATTLE EGRET, 4 Northern Shovelers, 1 Rough-legged Hawk, and 2000-3000+ Snow Geese, etc at Dead Creek WMA Goose Viewing Area.
• No sign of the Razorbill around Chimney Point.
• 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, Austrian Pines around sewage treatment plant at south end of Burlington waterfront trail; near end of Maple Street.
• 1 BRANT, lawn of Burlington Waterfront Park near Coast Guard Station.
• 2,000-3,000 mixed Scaup off Delta Park, but a little too far to sort through.
• 1 pair Redhead, one each of Black, Surf, and White-winged Scoters with 3,000-4,000+ mixed Greater and Lesser Scaup, Colchester Causeway park.
• 2 Black Vultures, Mallets Bay over Rossetti Natural Area.
• BRANT continues in same place in Burlington Waterfront Park. No sign of the Orange-crowned Warbler, but it was quite windy and very noisy from construction.
Until next time,
Derek and Jeannette