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The Ruddy Ducks were easily visible from the Brilyea Bridge area at about
noon today. Thanks to Ted Murin for sharing great views through his scope.

On the way out we saw a Grasshopper Sparrow near the fence about 50 yards in
from Rt. 17.

Good birding,
Kyle Rosenblad
Shelburne

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 9:07 AM, Gregory Askew <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  Location:     Dead Creek WMA IBA - Brilyea Access
> Observation date:     7/31/10
> Number of species:     38
>
> Wood Duck - Aix sponsa     X
> Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos     X
> Green-winged Teal (American) - Anas crecca carolinensis     X
> Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis     2     In breeding plumage. South of the
> embankment.
> Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias     X
> Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus     2
> Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus     1
> Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus     X
> Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius     2
> Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes     1
> Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla     1
> Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla     X
> Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis     X
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus     1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens     X
> Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus     1
> Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus     1
> Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus     X
> Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus     X
> Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata     X
> Purple Martin - Progne subis     100     Large flock of adults and
> juveniles
> congregated in a dead elm down the west trail at Brilyea. I've never seen
> so
> many martins at one time and away from nesting sites (the number is a
> guess-timate). Is their migration already under way?
> Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor     X
> Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica     X
> Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota     1
> Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus     X
> White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis     X
> Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris     X
> American Robin - Turdus migratorius     X
> Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis     X
> Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia     X
> Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas     X
> Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis     X
> Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia     X
> Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana     X
> Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea     X
> Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus     X
> Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula     1
> American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis     X
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/vt)
>



-- 
Kyle Rosenblad
Brown University 2010
133 Bacon Drive
Shelburne, VT 05482