Thursday, March 5, 2015

Red-bellied Woodpecker -SB Vermont Backyard Birding


The Red-bellied Woodpecker in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard have a tan belly and the side of their head is tan. The nape , top of the head to the forehead and neck are orange-red (to my eye). Their wings, tail, and back are black with what I call white checkering or barring.
The female is orange-red on the nape only, not on the top of the head  or forehead.
















































































 I can fly all day without leaving our kitchen window, thanks to visiting birds. ~Bernie






Happy Birding


Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont

To view any of the other 14 bird postings in my SB Backyard birds series, click on the Table of Contents tab on this blog, next, page down to All things Vermont, Birds... then click on the bird posting of your choice. 

Click on Red-bellied Woodpecker  for more info. from Bird Watchers Digest Magazine.

Click on Backyard Wildlife Habitat in Vermont, for information on feeding and attracting backyard birds in Vermont. 

Click on Audubon Society for Vermont birding information. 

Click on Champlain Valley's Common Birds in Decline for an Audubon report. 

Click on Champlain Valley Bird Initiative for an Audubon list of key birds, top threats, key strategies, successes, and how you can help. 




                      Pull up a chair I will be right with you.


Photos taken with Cannon PS S3 IS

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Awasiwi Trail, SB VT - I'm up to here with snow






Awasiwi Trail is a suburban trail passing by the South Burlington, Vt.  High School track fields and follows the Potash Brook eventually reaching Hawthorne Circle.





















                                                                     I'm up to here with snow





















                          Hinesburg road intersects the trail here.  




               Driver liked the trail so much - never came back for the car- just walks the trail endlessly. 











































































                                                 Grandpa and Grandson






































                                                             Sleepy Eye







































































Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont

Click here for Awasiwi Trail information.