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Spring Surprises in Vermont

Spring is so exciting here in Vermont. Every day brings a new surprise. For the first time I am seeing a yellow-bellied Sapsucker at my suet. He seems to have to raise his head to swallow the stuff.  (Taken through a dirty window).  There seem to be Bitterns (usually rare and elusive) everywhere. Here is the Sapsucker sharing suet with a Downy Woodpecker. And closer views of the amazing bittern with a frog, and after “lunch”.





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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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