Despite the rotten weather, I noticed some nice birds today (April 5) at
two stops during an afternoon trip from Plainfield to Grand Isle.

A flooded cornfield at the corner of US Route 2 and Country Club Road in
Plainfield included four (!) species of shorebird:
    Canada Goose
    Wood Duck (2)
    Black Ducks
    Killdeer (2)
    Semipalmated Plover (5 -- not doing well at all)
    Common Snipe (1)
    American Woodcock (1)

A flock of 52 Killdeer flew over the village of East Montpelier nearby.

At Sandbar State Park:
    Great Blue Heron (2)
    Common Goldeneye (~15)
    Bufflehead (2)
    Northern Pintail (1)
    Common Merganser (6)
    Bald Eagle (1)
    Tree Swallow (2)
    American Tree Sparrows (singing!)

The singing Tree Sparrows really helped me through the day.

Bryan Pfeiffer

Vermont Bird Tours
113 Bartlett Road
Plainfield, VT 05667

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Phone: (802) 454-4640

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