Sunday, April 12, 2015

VT Birding Green Mountain Audubon @ South Hero Marsh

Birding @

South Hero (Vermont) Marsh Recreational Trail photos

In search of migrating Rusty Blackbirds.

Walk led by Bruce MacPherson
                        President of Green Mountain Audubon Society.

Directions: Take I-89 interstate exiting at Exit 17 (Champlain Islands). Than follow route 2 to South Hero. Drive through the town and take your first left on Tracy Road. You will cross the marsh about 200 yards down the road. The parking lot will be on your left where the road divides.









                                                                                                   Osprey
























                     Osprey, sometimes known as the fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk, is a fish eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than (60 cm (24 in.) in length and 180 cm (71 in.) across the wings. ~Wikipedia




















































































































































































TO VIEW my backyard birding photo series, go to the top of this posting, click on Table of Contents, page down to the birds section, choose any of the  16 species of birds. 

* List of birds seen on this South Hero Marsh walk listed below. 


Rusty Blackbird references. (click on listing to open the reference web site.)
 GMAS speaks of South Hero Marsh Recreational trail


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Here is the list of birds seen by at least one member of the group.
GB Heron
Green Heron
Killdeer
Canada Goose
Mallard
Hooded Merganser
Wood Duck
Ring-billed Gull
Osprey
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Brown Creeper
American Robin
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
Song Sparrow
Belted Kingfisher