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With one one eye and ear on the trash and one eye and ear on the birds during today's Green-up Day at West Rutland Marsh, eight members of Rutland County Audubon observed the following:

Location:     West Rutland Marsh IBA
Observation date:     5/2/09
Number of species:     31
 
Canada Goose     1
Mallard     1
Ruffed Grouse     1
American Bittern     1
Virginia Rail     1
Belted Kingfisher     1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     2
Downy Woodpecker     2
Pileated Woodpecker     1
Eastern Phoebe     1
Eastern Kingbird     5
Warbling Vireo     1
American Crow     2
Common Raven     4     nest with young
Barn Swallow     3
Black-capped Chickadee     8
House Wren     2
Winter Wren     2
Marsh Wren     2
American Robin     5
Yellow Warbler     4
Black-and-white Warbler     1
Northern Waterthrush     1
Common Yellowthroat     2
Song Sparrow     4
Swamp Sparrow     3
Northern Cardinal     2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     1
Red-winged Blackbird     24
Common Grackle     7
Brown-headed Cowbird     1

Sue Elliott
www.rutlandcountyaudubon.org