Date: 5/24/18 7:30 am
From: LaBarr, Mark <MLaBARR...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] GWWA Survey - Florence power line, Pittsford, May 21, 2018
Wow Sue. As always thanks for participating in the VELCO surveys. Seems as though their approach to managing the right of way is beneficial to these priority species.

Mark LaBarr
Conservation Program Manager
Audubon Vermont
255 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Susan Elliott
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:04 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] GWWA Survey - Florence power line, Pittsford, May 21, 2018

Spring was in full swing along our Audubon VT/VELCO Golden-winged Survey route in Pittsford this morning. Target species counted included three Golden-winged Warbler/Blue-winged Warblers; one Golden-winged Warbler x Blue-winged Warbler hybrid; seven Prairie Warblers; four Field Sparrows; 11 Eastern Towhees; and two Brown-headed Cowbirds. Two other target species were not seen, American Woodcock and Brown Thrasher. There was a nice warbler representation. And we heard one Black-billed Cuckoo.
Florence power line, Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, US May 21, 2018 7:41 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments:    Audubon VT/VELCO power line survey; power poles 51-30; start temp 46 F; ending temp 72 F; sunny, wind 0-5 mph; all birds either heard and/or seen in right-of-way were and outside of ROW were reported; details on target species noted below; mosquitoes horrible!
55 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  3
Wood Duck  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Wilson's Snipe  1
Mourning Dove  1
Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Alder Flycatcher  15    l
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  5
Common Raven  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Veery  4
Hermit Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  18    l
Ovenbird  7
Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler (hybrid)  1    singing male, yellow cap, black mask and throat, looked very much like GWWA, except for very pale yellow below, two white wing bars, sang ‘bees buzz,’ at pole #38 Golden-winged/Blue-winged Warbler  3    heard ‘bees buzz’ but did not see, just north at pole #48; heard ‘bees buzz’ but did not see, did not respond to tape, near pole #44; heard ‘bees buzz’ but did not see, near pole #43 Black-and-white Warbler  4 Tennessee Warbler  2 Nashville Warbler  1 Mourning Warbler  4 Common Yellowthroat  22 American Redstart  2 Northern Parula  1 Magnolia Warbler  1 Yellow Warbler  2 Chestnut-sided Warbler  26 Black-throated Blue Warbler  1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2 Prairie Warbler  7    singing male at pole #46; singing male at pole #41; singing male between poles #37 and #36; female and singing male at pole #32; singing male at pole #31; singing male at pole #30 Black-throated Green Warbler !
1 Chipping Sparrow  1 Field Sparrow  4    singing male near pole #44; singing male on right-of-way line near pole #35; singing male between poles #34 and #33, out of right-of-way; singing male at pole #30 White-throated Sparrow  1 Song Sparrow  16 Swamp Sparrow  1 Eastern Towhee  11    singing male by pole #48; singing male on right-of-line line just south of pole #47; unknown sex calling between poles #45 and #44; unknown sex calling at pole #44; unknown sex calling just north of pole #42; singing male just north of pole #42; singing male at pole #41; male seen, no song or call, just north of pole #40; singing male just north of pole #35; unknown sex calling near pole #35; singing male near pole #30 Scarlet Tanager  3 Northern Cardinal  4 Rose-breasted Grosbeak  8 Indigo Bunting  3 Baltimore Oriole  2 Red-winged Blackbird  2 Brown-headed Cowbird  2    singing male near pole #48; sing male near pole #44 American Goldfinch  13

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Sue and Marv Elliott
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