This month’s wildlife walk at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland took place on a wet morning, but still a group of three observers ably led by volunteer, Jim Phillips still managed to generate some good bird lists. At the Park they started off looking at a profusion of 55 European Starlings which generally mass in the trees North of the parking lot. A Red-tailed Hawk was a good find from the park. A lingering Northern Flicker seems to be more and more likely in our warming winters.  And thirty-three Canada Goose were also found there.

Over at the Hurd Grassland one of the highlights was yet another Flicker. A Sharp-shinned Hawk is a fun sighting at any time. And visiting Gale Hurds feeders were a pair of Pine Siskins, part of the big wave of finches we are expecting in the area this winter.

All our bird sightings have been submitted to eBird and the full checklists can be viewed at the following links:

Otter View Park
Hurd Grassland

Other wildlife sightings are submitted to the Vermont Atlas of Life.

Our Next walk will take place Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8:00 AM. Meet at the parking area of Otter View Park at the intersection of Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Road.