Archive for November, 2010

Christmas Bird Count ’09 features Northern Bobwhite

One of the big surprises of the 2009 Mad River/Northfield CBC was a dozen Northern Bobwhite seen on Common Road.  These birds were seen at several houses during the winter, then were not reported for awhile.  It was assumed that they had perished, since they are not supposed to be able to survive this far north for […]

Cedar Waxwings Flock Together

Cedar Waxwings may be seen in the Mad River Valley year round. They travel in a flock and are often seen feeding on fruit.

Birding in the Rain

Sometimes there are feeding frenzies during a rainy day.  A Purple Finch and Pine Siskin wait their turn at the feeder in the cold rain on a late October day.

Visit Lake Champlain for Fall Shorebirds in Migration

This Dunlin was spotted at Shelburne Bay Fishing Access for several days during late October.

Winter Birds Arriving in the Mad River Valley

It’s time for winter birds to start arriving in our beautiful Mad River Valley.  Look for Snow Buntings, Bohemian Waxwings, American Tree Sparrows, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls and others.   Note the great camoflauge of this bird in the grass, really hard to see in the snow.

Christmas Bird Count Planning Potluck

( Events )

Wednesday, Dec. 1 – Leaders and team members will meet to finalize teams and plans for 2010 Mad River/Northfield CBC.   Meet at Jeannie’s on Center Fayston Rd at 6 PM .  Please carpool.  Directions -Take Route 100 north from Waitsfield. Turn onto Center Fayston Road and go 2.738  miles.  Turn right into driveway.  House is set […]