Monday, May 11, 2009

VT - Black-backed Woopecker 05/10

We had a family trip up to Island Pond, VT over a very wet, and ultimately very cold, weekend. Even snow showers were forecast for parts of NE Vermont on Sunday! We spent much of Sunday morning walking the wet trails around Moose Bog in the Wenlock WMA. Sadly, we couldn't dig up any Spruce Grouse but eventually caught up with a nice male Black-backed Woodpecker. An interesting Boreal Chickadee and a Palm Warbler were other highlights.

Arriving back home in Amherst, MA on Sunday evening, a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird was working the feeders - our first of the season.

1 comment:

dAwN said...

I just read a bit about the Black-backed woodpecker. Would love to see that bird. We are headed to New England for part of the summer..then out west to Montana and oregon..I suppose we might just catch it in one of those areas.