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SPRING 2016 BIRD SIGHTINGS in VERMONT

Spring is always an exciting time with the return of songbirds and migrants. Here are a few that I’ve seen in the past month. They are, in order:

Fox Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Bohemian Waxwings-from a flock of about 45, Black-capped Chickadee, Evening Grosbeak (female), Evening Grosbeak (male),  Goldfinch male-(molting into new plumage), A pair of Hooded Mergansers, Hooded Mergansers in flight, Dark-eyed Junco, Belted kingfisher, Mourning Dove, Pine Siskin,  Rusty Blackbird, Tree Swallow, Tree Swallows on a nest box, Tree Swallows fighting over the nest box, Vesper Sparrow (3 pictures) (this bird came very early in the season, in the snow),  Wilson’s Snipe and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-just arrived,  Killdeer and Green-winged Teal (female).

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Spring (?) Arrives in Vermont

Today, March 20th, the Spring equinox, awoke us with about 2 feet of snow on the ground. Aaah, Vermont.  It was beautiful, anyway, just a bit late in the year. An exploration along the Connecticut and Ompompanoosuc  Rivers nearby produced 2 pairs of Hooded Mergansers,  a lone Killdeer foraging along the “Pompy” River,  15 crows, and a flock of 35 Wild Turkeys in a cornfield, digging in the snow. Turkey in the Straw?

 

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