Date: 4/3/18 5:22 pm From: Al Merritt <chpmnkx...> Subject: [VTBIRD] West River, Brattleboro
Late this afternoon sitting in a bare tree near the north side of the Price Chopper parking area were 38 Cedar Waxwings ( I counted them) suddenly at least another flock of about the same number flew over them heading west.. The sitting flock took flight after them. Meanwhile a drive to Springtree (Marina)Road there were two pair of Spring plumaged Common Mergansers puddling around in the little pond beneath the radio tower. The male's bills were brilliant RED. On the sandbar opposite the Quonset Hut was a mature BALD EAGLE tearing up supper, probably a dead fish. Behind it was a small bird that was acting like a Pied-bill Grebe. (I had no scope). Sparrows of some sort were fluttering around in the muddy corn field. I looked the field over good hoping for a Snipe. No luck. But nasty weather birding can turn up delectable species if you are dressed for the occasion. I was sitting in my car.
Al Merritt West Brattleboro
From: Cory Ross [mailto:<coryross24...>] Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 12:04 PM To: SUSAN JAMES Cc: Phyllis Benay; Bowen, Hollie; Nori Howe; Kluge, Meg; Merena, Helen; Al Merritt; Pokras, Ned; Ross, Mary; Lani Wright Subject: Tonight's bird walk is cancelled
Tonight's bird walk at the Marina is cancelled due to rain. See you at the board meeting tonight or at Birds and brews tomorrow.
On Apr 2, 2018, at 3:43 PM, SUSAN JAMES <jamesgs...> wrote:
Board Meeting Tuesday, tomorrow at 7:00, Hollie's Brat. house.