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This morning Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust held 
their monthly monitoring walks at Otter View Park and the nearby Hurd 
Grassland. The highlight of the day was three fledgling Green Herons with 
two adults nearby at Otter View Park.

Full checklists below.

Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT

Location:     Otter View Park
Observation date:     8/14/10
Notes:     Sunny 80F
Number of species:     28

Double-crested Cormorant     1
Great Blue Heron     1
Green Heron     5     Three recent fledglings with down still on their 
heads.
Mourning Dove     2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     2
Belted Kingfisher     1
Downy Woodpecker     2
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Eastern Phoebe     2
Eastern Kingbird     2
Red-eyed Vireo     3
Blue Jay     4
American Crow     6
Black-capped Chickadee     5
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
American Robin     7
Gray Catbird     4
European Starling     1
Cedar Waxwing     22
Yellow Warbler     1
American Redstart     1
Song Sparrow     3
Northern Cardinal     5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     3
Common Grackle     1
Brown-headed Cowbird     1     Juvenile being fed by a Red-eyed Vireo
Purple Finch     2
American Goldfinch     7


Location:     Hurd Grassland - Weybridge
Observation date:     8/14/10
Notes:     Sunny, 80F Windy.
Number of species:     28

Turkey Vulture     1
American Kestrel     1
Peregrine Falcon     1
Killdeer     1
Rock Pigeon     1
Mourning Dove     1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     4
Belted Kingfisher     1
Downy Woodpecker     1
Eastern Phoebe     3
Eastern Kingbird     5
Blue Jay     6
American Crow     10
Common Raven     4
Tree Swallow     5
Barn Swallow     30
Black-capped Chickadee     1
House Wren     6
Gray Catbird     1
Brown Thrasher     1
Cedar Waxwing     8
Yellow Warbler     1
Song Sparrow     4
Northern Cardinal     5
Common Grackle     2
Brown-headed Cowbird     1
American Goldfinch     11
House Sparrow     4 


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