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Today the monthly W. Rutland marsh walk had 
an amazing display by four Am. Bitterns that flew about the marsh in pairs. A number of laps by both had all participants excited.
A Golden-Winged warbler was observed and was a life bird for one birder. Other warblers were busy feeding on a variety of greenery.
Noted was the absence of alder and willow flycatchers.
Sue Wetmore 
> 
> West Rutland Marsh IBA, Rutland, Vermont, US
> May 12, 2018 7:08 AM - 11:48 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.7 mile(s)
> Comments:     cool start with mid 50s later in the morning
> 68 species (+1 other taxa)
> 
> Canada Goose  14     5 gosling with one adult, others on nest.
> Wood Duck  3
> Mallard  4
> American Bittern  4     two pairs flying over marsh in a seemingly chase mode.
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Turkey Vulture  5
> Cooper's Hawk  1
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Virginia Rail  3
> Mourning Dove  7
> Chimney Swift  1
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
> Belted Kingfisher  3
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
> Downy Woodpecker  4
> Hairy Woodpecker  1
> Northern Flicker  2
> Pileated Woodpecker  2
> Merlin  1
> Least Flycatcher  3
> Eastern Phoebe  1
> Great Crested Flycatcher  2
> Eastern Kingbird  8
> Warbling Vireo  7
> Red-eyed Vireo  3
> Blue Jay  13
> American Crow  3
> Common Raven  8     four recently fledged young were lined up along cliff.
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
> Tree Swallow  4
> Barn Swallow  7
> Cliff Swallow  1
> Black-capped Chickadee  12
> Tufted Titmouse  2
> House Wren  1
> Winter Wren  1
> Marsh Wren  2     rather quiet perhaps due to the cold start.
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
> Veery  5
> Wood Thrush  3
> American Robin  13
> Gray Catbird  14     feeding on sumac fruit
> European Starling  18
> Ovenbird  7
> Northern Waterthrush  1
> Golden-winged Warbler  1     bird  was at first heard bee buzz buzz, then seen with proper plumage.
> Golden-winged/Blue-winged Warbler  1     only song bee buzz heard, did not see bird.
> Black-and-white Warbler  7
> Nashville Warbler  2
> Common Yellowthroat  15
> American Redstart  4
> Magnolia Warbler  2
> Blackburnian Warbler  1
> Yellow Warbler  12
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
> Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
> Black-throated Green Warbler  3
> White-throated Sparrow  2
> Savannah Sparrow  1
> Song Sparrow  9
> Swamp Sparrow  16
> Northern Cardinal  3
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak  4
> Baltimore Oriole  4
> Red-winged Blackbird  26
> Brown-headed Cowbird  2
> Common Grackle  13
> Purple Finch  2
> American Goldfinch  12
> 
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45589982
> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)