Greetings All!
Just when I'm bummed 'cause I can't get out in the morning...I get a great early evening of birding! Got great, up close looks at the VIRGINIA RAIL at the north end of the pond, just off the side of the road.  I noticed water ripples as I was searching for warblers in the alders and willows, and after adjusting my eyes...nope, not a frog, but the rail. What a delightful bird!  The BROWN THRASHER was perched just below an ORIOLE at the south end of the pond. Anyone know about there ever being an IBA sign at the pond? 
Bridget Butler
Conservation Education Coordinator
Audubon Vermont
Location:     Berlin Pond IBA
Observation date:     5/23/06
Notes:      Observed Baltimore Oriole pair with nesting material & mating displays. Brown Thrasher alone at south end of pond.
Number of species:     23

Canada Goose     6
Virginia Rail     1
Northern Flicker     1
Warbling Vireo     1
Tree Swallow     X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow     X
Cliff Swallow     X
Barn Swallow     X
Gray Catbird     4
Brown Thrasher     1
Northern Parula     1
Yellow Warbler     8
Chestnut-sided Warbler     2
Yellow-rumped Warbler     6
American Redstart     2
Northern Waterthrush     1
Common Yellowthroat     6
Chipping Sparrow     1
Song Sparrow     1
Swamp Sparrow     2
White-throated Sparrow     3
Red-winged Blackbird     X
Baltimore Oriole     5