Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Nuthatchin' in Knowlton

Brome Lake

Brome Lake trail
Back of Fairwinds
Purple Martin and Chimney Swift?
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  Just got back from a few days in Knowlton with a friend, which is relatively close to the Missisquoi spot in Vermont I visited in November.  We ended up staying in a historic house from the 1870s called "Fairwinds".  That was a trip.  Didn't get a whole lot of birding in, but a couple of Red-breasted Nuthatch were a treat to watch.  En route we had a few Red-tailed Hawks, healthy skeins of Canada Geese, and what I'm fairly sure was a cloud of 250+ Horned Larks in a field, put up by a low-flying helicopter.

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