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Berlin Pond
May 16 and 17, 2009

An adult Laughing Gull, quite rare in Vermont, was among the highlights during two trips to Berlin Pond on May 16 and 17. Other notable birds included a pair of Common Loons (showing some courtship), a second-year Bald Eagle, a Peregrine Falcon and nice looks at Virginia Rail and Scarlet Tanager. Warblers were relatively scarce around the pond (14 species), but Blackburnian Warblers ("flame-throats") never fail to please. Here's our combined list from both days:

Canada Goose   
Wood Duck
Hooded Merganser
Ruffed Grouse   
Common Loon   
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon   
Virginia Rail   
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull    
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Least Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay   
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow   
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow   
Barn Swallow   
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush   
American Robin
Gray Catbird   
European Starling
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow   
Swamp Sparrow

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Laughing Gull

Scarlet Tanager

Blackburnian Warbler

Gray Catbird


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