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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

March 28, 2007

Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles and American Robins are everywhere now! A lone Turkey Vulture was spotted flying over downtown Montpelier this afternoon.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

March 22, 2007

A Carolina Wren was heard singing in Waterbury today. Did this bird survive our cold winter or is it an early migrant from further south?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

It may not feel like it, but spring officially starts today at 8:07pm! Early spring migrants, like Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles, are being seen throughout the area. Keep your eyes out for Eastern Phoebes and Song Sparrows - they won't be far behind.

Now is a good time to look for Jupiter in pre-dawn sky. If you're up and out by 6am, you'll notice a brilliant "star" in the eastern sky. That's Jupiter in the constellation Scorpius and it outshines everything else in that section of the sky.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

March 15, 2007

More signs of spring from East Montpelier. A single American Kestrel and 2 Killdeer were seen on Gould Hill Road (about a mile from the nature center).

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

March 13, 2007

A singing Red-winged Blackbird at NBNC today made it official - spring is on its way! A Barred Owl was heard calling during the daylight hours from the trail across the footbridge. And, from the local area, Common Grackles, American Robin and Red-winged Blackbirds in Berlin. American Goldfinches and Purple Finches have very vocal lately and Brown Creepers were reported singing in Middlesex over the weekend.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

A single Brown Creeper explored the Red Maple right next to the office building at the Nature Center this morning. Keep your ears open - these inconspicuous birds will soon be singing their beautiful cascading song.