Weekend Birding [3-18/19/23]

Hi all

Beautiful days for birding, Saturday’s sun and Sunday’s cold. Banner day for seeing raptors for me in Vermont-10 total (9 Red-tailed Hawk and 1 Great Horned Owl). All in Chittenden County mostly along I-89. Best spot was my wife pointing me to a Red-tailed Hawk chasing a Great Horned Owl out of its territory near Exit 18 on I-89.

Vermont 105 birds … one of our Red-tailed Hawk and our usual Wild Turkey flock which seems to be making daily appearances now.

I saw the Exit 17 I-89 Wild Turkey flock this morning sunbathing just after southbound onramp-usual spot.

One the best spots up here was the open water at Black Creek WMA in Saint Albans. Nice variety and quantity of ducks et al. Species include Canada Goose, Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Killdeer, American Crow, Horned Lark and Northern Cardinal.

Shelburne Bay opened up again and chockful of assorted birds. Larger number of similar ducks at Black Creek WMA.

Dunsmore Road only had Canada Goose.

The Exit 17 South Hero Bridge has a water hole below the bridge with a few ducks present.

The usual suspects at our feeders–with the American Goldfinch (45+ one count) and Pine Sisken (19+) flock impressing in sight and sound!


The Vermont Birder Guy

1 Comment

  1. The next to last picture has a funny looking bird – furry tail, standing up…can it fly?


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