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Abundance of ripening fruit.  Berries in question are ~7 mms in diameter and 15-20 on a sprig. Will have to check the leaves next time!

Wind was more northwesterly than westerly, will make the change!

Lincoln's Sparrow was well seen, not too active.

Cheers, Roy Pilcher




Kent Pond - Killington (99 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Sep 16, 2013 8:10 AM - 9:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
.0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Heavy low cloud, strong westerly winds.
19 species

Common Loon  3     One adult and juvenile on pond and one observed flying in 
northerly direction.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  2
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  7
Swainson's Thrush  1     Plucking and eating Black Cherry berries.  
Did not tarry as did the waxwings!
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  3
Cedar Waxwing  15     Probably an undercount as there were several small flocks 
feasting on ripened Black Cherry/Chokecherry berries.
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Pine Warbler  1     Bold white wing-bars.  Yellow wash on throat merging into 
white belly and under tail.  Darker crown, no eye-ring observed nor tail spots.
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Song Sparrow  2
Lincoln's Sparrow  1     Gray face, buffy flanks with fine dark streaking, small 
central spot, finely split crown streak, breast and belly white, did not call in 
response to "pishing".
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2     One observed plucking berries, one heard calling.
American Goldfinch  3

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