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Weather for the most part was not too inviting but birding was good along Wild Cat Road bordering Lefferts Pond.

Cheers, Roy Pilcher



Lefferts Pond - Chittenden (55 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Sep 26, 2013 8:25 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments:     Most of the birding was done walking along Wild Cat Road.
25 species

Canada Goose  6     Landed while observing.
Wood Duck  8
Mallard  2     Arrived while observing.
Ring-necked Duck  1     Single resting male with beak tucked under wing but wide 
awake checking surroundings as indicated by yellow watchful eye!
Common Loon  1     Heard calling.
American Bittern  1     Flushed.
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2     Dislodged and harassed by a phalanx of jays.  The 
hawks did attempt to turn the tables.
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1     Observed.
Blue Jay  46     Including a loose group of 28 moving south.  Birds were 
ubiquitous and vocal.
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Swainson's Thrush  1     Single bird in same group with Hermit Thrushes.  This 
bird had prominent white "spectacles", showed no buffy coloration.  Back and 
wings were smoky/olive green as were the breast and belly spots/smudges but a 
shade lighter.
Hermit Thrush  2     Two birds recognized in part by bodily gyration and reddish 
coloration of tail.
American Robin  5
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
American Goldfinch  4
Evening Grosbeak  4     Heard the shrill call of two birds.  Later saw a group 
of four birds flying, not visually observable as grosbeaks, except for one that 
was calling.

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