Hi VTBirders,

We had our first Tree Swallows (3) and Palm Warbler (1) here at the North
Branch Nature Center today.  Other highlights include White-throated Sparrow
(recently returned), an American Woodcock (flushed from trail side), Belted
Kingfisher (calling and flying high overhead), Painted Turtles basking (20)
and Spring Peepers peeping (lots).  A complete species tally is shown below:

Turkey Vulture
Ruffed Grouse
American Woodcock
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch

Larry Clarfeld
Environmental Educator
Youth Birding Coordinator

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