About two years ago a double beaver dam was created at Aitken State Forest and the number of species around seems to increase with each visit (Mallard, Wood Duck, Belted Kingfisher). Today we saw two Olive-sided Flycatchers over the pond, each silent and chasing each other.

Aitken State Forest, Rutland, Vermont, US
Aug 28, 2016 10:15 AM - 12:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
25 species

Ruffed Grouse  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2    actively feeding on jewelweed
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Olive-sided Flycatcher  2    over beaver pond created a couple years ago; large flycatcher, with peaked head, 'vest' very prominent; chasing each other; no vocalization
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2    still singing
Red-eyed Vireo  6    still singing
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  7
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  2
Cedar Waxwing  3
Ovenbird  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Magnolia Warbler  2
Blackburnian Warbler  3
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  2    one singing weakly
American Goldfinch  1

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Sue and Marv Elliott, Millie Busony