New Yard Bird (x2) [Franklin]

Hi all

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

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.


The Vermont Birder Guy

In our yard …

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