As indicated in the notes the Peregrine Falcon was first observed flying  
across the face of the cliff.  A little later it was observed ascending  
rapidly with the help of an updraft from the cliff.
The small flock of  Bohemian Waxwings were observed gleaning berries but 
then they would fly to  an adjacent small stream to drink before continuing to 
feed and/or rest.
The Belted Kingfisher was first heard calling and then observed. The  
location, high on a small mountain stream, [a meter or so wide], in the  woods 
was a surprise encounter.
Most memorable were the Snow Buntings that took to the air from a cluster  
of trees then after circling to gain altitude headed north, viewed against  
an azure sky with the snow radiating an intense ventral lighting!
Location:     Middletown Springs

Observation date:     2/23/11
Number of species:   12

Rock Pigeon     5
Belted  Kingfisher     1     Observed on small fast  flowing mountain 
Blue Jay     9
American Crow   12
Black-capped Chickadee     22
Tufted  Titmouse     4
White-breasted Nuthatch      4
European Starling     8
Bohemian Waxwing   5
American Tree Sparrow     1
American  Goldfinch     1
House Sparrow      7

Location:     Wells
Observation date:   2/23/11
Notes:     Peregrine Falcon was observed  at Pond Mountain, first crossing 
the face of the cliff then ascending on an  updraft from the cliff.
Number of species:      12

Peregrine Falcon     1
Mourning Dove   3
Blue Jay     2
American Crow   4
Black-capped Chickadee     12
Tufted  Titmouse     4
White-breasted Nuthatch      1
European Starling     2
Snow Bunting      120
Brown-headed Cowbird     2
American Goldfinch   1
House Sparrow     8

Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

Speaking the same language.