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Twenty species were observed today by nine
partipants on Rutland County Audubon's monthly
monitoring walk of West Rutland Marsh. This
compares with 18 species observed last January. 

Highlights of today's walk were a bald eagle, new
to our list, three ruffed grouse flushed from the
side of the road and a great look at ten
beautiful eastern bluebirds.

The next marsh walk Saturday, February 16, 8 a.m.
to be held in conjunction with the Great Backyard
Bird Count Feb 15-18 (www.birdcount.org).

Today's list:

3 Ruffed Grouse  
1 Bald Eagle  
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk  
2 Red-tailed Hawk  
3 Rock Pigeon  
29 Mourning Dove  
6 Downy Woodpecker  
20 Blue Jay  
14 American Crow  
6 Common Raven  
37 Black-capped Chickadee  
1 Tufted Titmouse  
3 White-breasted Nuthatch  
10 Eastern Bluebird  
4 European Starling  
3 American Tree Sparrow  
1 Northern Cardinal  
1 House Finch  
10 American Goldfinch  
18 House Sparrow 

Sue Elliott
http://www.rutlandcountyaudubon.org


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