“Mud Creek WMA is Alive!” [Grand Isle] and More …

Hi all

Four stops this weekend … Colchester Causeway Trail (Saturday), Missisquoi NWR HQ Road, Mud Creek WMA and Birds of Vermont Museum (Sunday).

At Mud Creek WMA the forest was “alive and kickin'” on Sunday from the trailhead parking lot and fishing bridge to the first four-way trail intersection. Beyond that intersection it was eerily quiet.

Missisquoi NWR HQ Road


Mud Creek WMA (Sunday)

As I got into the woods just beyond the fishing pier there was a lot of bird activity in both sound and vision. I must have stayed on that initial spot at least a half hour or so thoroughly entertained by it all. Highlight birds were: Multiple Black-and-white, American Redstart and Yellow Warbler, Blue-headed and Warbling Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Swamp Sparrow,

American Redstart

Warbling Vireo

Swamp Sparrow and American Redstart

Swamp Sparrow and Veery (according to BirdNet)

Scarlet Tanager (according to BirdNet)


On the Colchester Causeway from trailhead to about the island on south quite a few Eastern Kingbird, three great-crested Flycatcher calling in woods leading to water. Usual plethora of Song Sparrow. 🙂

Great-crested Flycatcher

Birds of Vermont Museum

Yesterday afternoon visited Birds of Vermont Museum trails. Highlights include Wood and Swainson’s Thrush and the following recorded. Spooked a foraging Ruffed Grouse, too.


Warbling Vireo

Hermit Thrush

Dark-eyed Junco

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

American Redstart

Black-and-white Warbler

Yard Birds

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