A Joyful Weekend of Early Spring Birding [Franklin/Chittenden]

Hi all

Weather was fabulous making birding even better!

Thanks

The Vermont Birder Guy

Saint Albans Beach ice for the most part open. Usual gull suspects.

It was great to see all of the Osprey now showing up. The Sand Bar Bridge road and all of its nests provided great views and photo ops of the many birds.

The very north body of Lake Champlain, Rock River WMA as an example, still iced over for the most part but probably opens up this week. Usual ducks hanging out in open waters. While trying to get photos of soaring Turkey Vultures, “chickens” came up to me alongside the road looking for a handout. šŸ™‚

Swanton-Alburgh Bridge opened up now. Osprey pair at boat launch area nest platform.

Black Creek WMA had a few birds.

Harbor Road hosted many Dark-eyed Junco, American Tree Sparrow and seven Vesper Sparrow along its route.

Kill Kare State Park produced two Eastern Phoebe and there was also another singing at Swanton Beach Park. Park also had dozen or so Cliff Swallow flying around east side.

Cohen Park had an ice shelf full of Ring-billed, Herring, Great and Lesser Black-backed Gull loafing-as well as usual duck species.

Missisquoi NWR, river and area had some birds including Brown-headed Cowbird and “Rodan”.

Shelburne Park-area hosted 2-3 Eastern Phoebe, Osprey pair and Double-crested Cormorant (3).

Vermont 105 Wild Turkey usual hangout.

And finally some shots from our feeders.

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