The Birds are Back at Bomoseen - As seen on April 15th

Birds Seen at Bomoseen State Park, Salisbury, April 15, 2011

Despite the chilly morning, Bomoseen State Park produced 35 species including a singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a singing Field Sparrow. Fox Sparrows were singing as well.  Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are back in full force. A pair of Black-capped Chickadees were excavating a broken tree stump.

The lake is mostly open. Four Northern Shovelers (three male and one female) and a pair of Green-winged Teal were resting at the edge of some remaining ice at Crystal Beach. At the Lake Bomoseen/Hubbardton Marshes IBA at the north end of the lake, a Pied-billed Grebe and 78 Ring-necked Ducks were present among others.
Bird list:

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 5
Bufflehead 1
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Merganser 16
Ruffed Grouse 1
Wild Turkey 7
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 5
Common Raven 2
Tree Swallow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 6
Field Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow (Red) 3
Song Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 36
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 1

Sue and Marv Elliott, Sue Wetmore

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