Archive for December, 2007

Christmas Bird Count on December 14

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We will hold our Christmas Bird Count on Friday, December 14, 2007. This is an all day event in which up to 10 teams will canvass our 15 mile Circle counting all the birds that are seen. The day concludes with a lively potluck where teams report on their bird counts. Home-based feeder watchers can […]

Central Fayston Road Morning Walk on Sunday, June 10, 2007

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Jeannie Elias and Craig Goss will lead Mad Birders on a walk in their area of the Valley.   Meet at 7:30 AM at the Chamber/ Wait House or at the intersection of Route 100 and Central Fayston Rd at 7:40 AM. Wear waterproof footwear for this walk in the woods. 

Indigo Buntings Have Returned During the 3rd Week of May

Several Mad Birders have reported seeing Indigo Buntings around the area during the last week. The male Indigo Bunting is unmistakable given their incredible bright blue coloring. This picture was taken by Melissa Coviello in Waterbury. Male Indigo Bunting [photopress:Indigobunting3.mcoveillo.5.07.jpg,full,pp_image]

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]

White-winged Crossbills

I just returned from a short walk, hoping to find the red-bellied woodpecker again. I failed on that mission, but did see three white-winged crossbills (2 males, 1 female) on the west side of East Warren Rd between my sister’s house (3615) and mine (3681). They were in the poplar and birch treetops, nibbling buds. […]

Northern Shrike Visits Pat Folsom’s Yard

This shrike has been seen at Pat’s yard several times this winter. They breed in regions to the north and are seen during the winter here. Shrikes capture and kill small songbirds and will visit feeders seeking prey. Shrikes will occasionally store their uneaten food by skewering the prey onto a long thorn on a […]

Birds Seen Along Mad River on May 6

Eighteen birders enjoyed a walk along the Mad River Path this morning. We saw 26 species with good looks at some recent spring arrivals including: male Yellow Warblers singing, Spotted Sandpipers feeding along the river bank, Baltimore Orioles and Warbling Vireos. Birds seen, in no particular order: Robin Baltimore Oriole Northern Cardinal (heard) Downy Woodpecker […]