By Roy Pilcher
This American tree sparrow is quite puffed up as it sits perched on a piece of weathered wood.
Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 a.m. — WEST RUTLAND — Rutland County Audubon Society hosts its monthly bird monitoring walk, Saturday, Feb. 10. Join the group for the 3.7-mile loop around the marsh, or go halfway. Learn from friendly bird experts, and join for brunch afterwards. Kids, new birders and non-members are always welcome. Meet at the West Rutland Price Chopper parking lot at 8 a.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.