Hi VTBirders,

I had my first Red-Shouldered Hawk of the season in Essex.  It looke like a
juvenile.  Full list from the morning is below.

 - Larry

Observation date:     3/6/10
Notes:     sunny, 40 F
Number of species:     15

Mallard     17     7 on a partially frozen beaver pond.  The rest on the
Winooski River.
Common Merganser     4     On the Winooski River.
Red-shouldered Hawk     1     juvenile, calling
Mourning Dove     3     singing
Downy Woodpecker     2
Hairy Woodpecker     2
Blue Jay     4
American Crow     24
Black-capped Chickadee     13     singing
Tufted Titmouse     6     singing
White-breasted Nuthatch     6     singing, courting behavior
Brown Creeper     2     singing
Carolina Wren     2     singing
American Robin     1     flyover
Northern Cardinal     6     singing

Larry Clarfeld
Environmental Educator
Youth Birding Coordinator

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-6206
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