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

Posted on Saturday 7 April 2007

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 flying upriver from her house north of Waitsfield School.  Many are reporting Song, White-throated, and Fox Sparrows.  Our year round birds – Brown Creeper, Dark-eyed Juncoes, Chickadees, and Nuthatches are singing up a storm, Woodpeckers are drumming.  Several Mad Birders have been thrilled to see Northern Cardinals and Tufted Titmice in their yards.  Owls, American Crows and Common Ravens are nesting.

 The next two months will be exciting, all sorts of summer residents and migrants arriving in the Valley.  Mad Birders are getting ready with several spring walks – some old favorite spots and some new places.  Check out our events on this website, grab your binoculars, and come join us for some birding fun.

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