Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m.—ORWELL—Take a guided walk on the wild side to look for and identify birds during the annual early bird nature walk at Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Saturday, May 20. Gather outside the museum at 8 a.m. with leader…
Tag Archives: Birds
By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger
Fewer birds appear to live in Vermont today than 25 years ago, according to recent research by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. The most dramatic declines in bird populations were seen among those that live off flying insects, scientists say. Known…
By Julia Purdy
On a recent early spring day, with snow still blanketing the woods, no green shoots were poking through just yet, but meltwater was trickling across the old woods road along the east flank of Birdseye, where deer and turkey had left recent…
By Gaen Murphree
If you heard a loon’s wild cry, were lucky enough to spot a bald eagle nest or watched a peregrine falcon on the wing this past summer, you shared in the continued resurgence of three of the state’s most charismatic winged species….
By Carolyn Lorié
One morning in mid-March, I opened the door to discover a dark-eyed junco frenetically battling another bird. Or at least it thought it was another bird. His nemesis was, in fact, his own reflection in the stainless-steel chimney of my woodstove. The…
By Thomas Ames, Jr.
“The Boke of St. Albans,” a 15th century sportsman’s handbook, decreed that only a nobleman could hunt with a falcon, but a mere yeoman might settle for a goshawk. “In the talons there was death,” wrote T. H. White, who famously…
Courtesy of VTF&W, By Kris & Norm Senna
Vermont Fish & Wildlife says some bears are still active and to wait for six or more inches of snow and colder weather before putting up your bird feeders.
The Vermont Fish &…
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Local News 21 September, 2018