Archive for April, 2007

Rare Black-tailed Godwit Spotted on Mad Birder Trip

On Sunday, April 29, Mad Birders spent the day birding the Champlain Valley and the flooded fields of Addison County.  While scanning the extensive expanse of water near Cedar Swamp Bridge in Salisbury Station, trip co-leader, Carl Bates, called our attention to some birds he’d spotted across the meadow.  One of them was very different […]

Albino Goldfinch in Moretown

Patti Haynes has seen this Albino Goldfinch in Moretown over the last couple of weeks. Her husband caught this photo of it through their kitchen window during our mid-April snow storm! You’ll see it on the bottom left of the feeder. [photopress:Albino.Goldfinch.haynes.4.07.jpg,full,pp_image]

Late Snow Brings Birds to Roadsides

An early April storm dumped up to a foot of the white stuff on our Valley this week.  Today I found many birds feeding in a frenzy at the feeders in the yard and several species along roadsides where the plow had scraped all the snow away. On a Sherman Road walk, I found two […]

Spring is on the Way – Check it out with the Birds

Although the snow continues to fall, bird sightings confirm that spring will come to the Valley.  During the past month, we have welcomed Red-winged Blackbirds, American Robins, American Woodcock, Snow and Canada Geese, Common Grackles, and Turkey Vultures.  Katie Woodruff heard a Winter Wren, saw Turkey Vultures and a Kingfisher.  Edie Connellee spotted an Osprey […]