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Although the morning started pretty quietly, we had several highlights at Lefferts Pond this morning. A couple of small waves of warblers produced several species, all feeding high in the trees.

Included in one of these waves were two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers.

An Ovenbird sang a couple times and a Brown Creeper sang several times.

The morning ended with two Pied-billed Grebes and a female moose feeding in the pond.

Note: The drive into the Lefferts Pond/Chittenden access is still closed due to replacement of the two dams, but there is still good birding along Wildcat Road and the National Forest trail on the eastern side of the pond off of Wildcat Road is still open.

Number of species:     27
 
Wood Duck     17
Mallard     1
Pied-billed Grebe     2
Great Blue Heron     3
Belted Kingfisher     1
Hairy Woodpecker     3
Northern Flicker     3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher     2
Red-eyed Vireo     8
Blue Jay     11
Black-capped Chickadee     10
Red-breasted Nuthatch     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
Brown Creeper     1 
American Robin     2
Cedar Waxwing     4
Nashville Warbler     1
Magnolia Warbler     4
Black-throated Blue Warbler     4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)     2
Black-throated Green Warbler     2
Blackburnian Warbler     4
Ovenbird     2 
Common Yellowthroat     4
Song Sparrow     1
Swamp Sparrow     2
American Goldfinch     3

Sue and Marv Elliott, Sue Wetmore