Archive for January, 2008

Barred Owl Sightings Numerous This Winter

[photopress:Barred_Owl__Jan_24_2008.JPG,full,pp_image] There have been many Barred Owls reported in the Valley and around the state this winter.  One of the Valley Christmas Bird Count teams spotted three on December 14.  The Barred is the most common species of owl in the Valley, but the number being seen during daylight hours is very unusual.  Many residents […]

Snow Buntings visit Waitsfield

[photopress:Snow_buntings_Jan_22_2008_1.JPG,full,pp_image] Sandra snapped this shot of Snow Buntings feasting on white millet at a platform feeder in her yard in Waitsfield.

Birding the January Thaw

Bohemian Waxwing [photopress:BohemianWaxwing_20071129_folsom.jpg,full,pp_image] Pine Grosbeaks and Common Redpolls [photopress:RedpollsAndPineGrosbeaks_20080110_Folsom_1.jpg,full,pp_image] High temperatures, rain, freezing rain, high winds – not welcome weather in the middle of January in Vermont. However, sometimes interesting birds show up during turbulence. This winter has many irruptives (birds that normally winter in Canada, but show up when food supply is short) visiting […]

New Year’s Day Visitor at the Feeder

This ermine, quite an agile creature, decided to celebrate the New Year by sampling the delicacies at the feeders on Two Dog Mountain in Fayston. [photopress:Ermine2TDM_Elias07.jpg,full,pp_image] [photopress:ErmineTDM_Elias07.jpg,full,pp_image]

Mad Birders Participate in Christmas Bird Count

On Friday December 14, 2007 over two dozen Mad Birders braved the winter weather to participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The Waitsfield team got a great look at a Pileated Woodpecker and Pat Folsom snapped this shot. [photopress:PileatedCBCWaitsfield_Folsom07.jpg,full,pp_image] The Fayston Team dubbed themselves The Peckerheads (because their first birds of the day were […]