Greetings, VTBirders:

An afternoon walk along the one-mile stretch of Peanut Dam Road in Conte 
National Wildlife Refugue today (and a bushwhack into Yellow Bogs) 
produced a nice smattering of birds. Boreal Chickadees and Palm 
Warblers, both of which breed in the area, were relatively common along 
Peanut Dam Road. Ruth and I were there ostensibly to look for 
dragonflies, butterflies and tiger beetles. But the birds held our 
interest, including Gray Jay, a way-early Orange-crowned Warbler and a 
Cape May Warbler. It was August birding at its finest. So here's our 
somewhat odd list:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)     3
Olive-sided Flycatcher     1
Blue-headed Vireo     2
Gray Jay     2
Common Raven     1
Black-capped Chickadee     12
Boreal Chickadee     6
Red-breasted Nuthatch     1
Winter Wren     1
Golden-crowned Kinglet     6
Orange-crowned Warbler     1
Magnolia Warbler     4
Cape May Warbler     1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)     5
Palm Warbler     8
Black-and-white Warbler     1
Canada Warbler     1
Dark-eyed Junco     4

Bryan Pfeiffer

Vermont Bird Tours
PO Box 121
Plainfield, VT 05667
Phone: 802.454.4640