On Saturday we had a Red-shouldered Hawk (#60) in yard calling from two different areas of yard. I was able to spot the bird at second location. As a bonus three Wild Turkey (#61) came waltzing through our yard about an hour later much to our surprise and delight! Full yard list https://thevermontbirderguy.org/my-sheldon-yard-list-franklin/.
Sunday birding next. At Black Creek WMA in Saint Albans water is open on both sides of bridge. Saint Albans Bay is still a “block of ice”. 🙂 Expected ducks, gulls and others. Wood Duck first of spring.
Along Dunsmore Road a welcomed spring bird … multiple Song Sparrow singing. A flock (6+) of American Tree Sparrow still hanging around and geese in the field. Snow Bunting nowhere to be found.
At Kill Kare SP there is a large open water hole full of Common Godleneye, Common Merganser, Lesser Scaup and Bufflehead.
In and around the Missiquoi NWR and river a very large contingent (100s+) of Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird and Common Grackle along with American Tree Sparrow flock. First Wood Duck I have found this spring.
The Alburgh-Swanton Bridge hosted both expected ducks and gulls.
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