Early Birders’ Observations for June 15, 2014

The June 15, 2014,  Early Birders Morning Walk split into two groups again. We love how popular this program series has been this year!

Here are their reports (and our apologies for the late posting):

 Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, US-VT
 Jun 15, 2014 7:00 AM - 9:45 AM
 Protocol: Traveling
 1.0 kilometer(s)
 Comments:     Group 1 traveled same route, east to west and led by Shirley Johnson
 28 species
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
 Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
 Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
 Eastern Phoebe  2
 Blue-headed Vireo  2
 Red-eyed Vireo  2
 American Crow  2
 Black-capped Chickadee  5
 Tufted Titmouse  1
 White-breasted Nuthatch  1
 House Wren  1
 Winter Wren  1
 Hermit Thrush  1
 Wood Thrush  1
 Gray Catbird  1
 Ovenbird  5
 Louisiana Waterthrush  1
 Common Yellowthroat  4
 American Redstart  5
 Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
 Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
 Black-throated Green Warbler  2
 Song Sparrow  2
 Scarlet Tanager  1
 Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
 Indigo Bunting  2
 Red-winged Blackbird  2
 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18793988

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, US-VT
Jun 15, 2014 7:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     overcast skies, quiet morning but great sightings of breeding behaviors! Group 2.
35 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1     heard only
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1     The female sitting on nest did not move as we quietly walked around her
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Winter Wren  1
Hermit Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  3
Cedar Waxwing  5
Ovenbird  2
Louisiana Waterthrush  7     There has been LOWA nesting on the property in the past years and there has been discussion about the possibility of them nesting this year since the streams have had water in them consistently since spring.   On the western side of the trail, near a stream and above the pond, we came upon four fledged water thrushes actively moving and calling incessantly.  They moved consistently from tree to tree and there was no sign of an adult.  Later in the morning, on the eastern side of the trail, along a different stream, we found an adult LOWA carrying food.  There were at least 2 fledglings there as well, moving on the ground along the edge of the stream.  The fact that it was different streams, opposite sides of the property, about 100 yards apart, and behaviors were different, led us to believe there were two families seen.
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Song Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Scarlet Tanager  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18793729

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Join us for the next one or more, every Sunday through the end of June. Enjoy the start of the day with us, birds, and other woodland inhabitants. Walks are led by experienced birders familiar with Vermont birds—and we welcome additional possible leaders. Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering.

Finish the walk with bird-friendly coffee at the viewing window inside the Museum.

Bring binoculars and good walking shoes. Park at 900 Sherman Hollow Road, in the Museum parking lot.

Best for adults and older children • Free, donations welcome.
Pre-registration is helpful but not required. Call 802 434-2167 or email museum@birdsofvermont.org

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