Leaders' Choice 2013
David Weaver and I took a bunch of intrepid birders up in the north country on 2/21-22/2013.
We birded up Route 16 in New Hampshire to just north of Errol, stayed overnight in Colebrook,
spent a few hours birding the Wenlock WMA (Moose Bog) in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, and
then headed south with stops in Bethlehem and Bow, NH. We had a lot of fun!

Here are a few of my pix from that trip:

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center feeder birds included Common Redpolls,

Hairy Woodpecker,

and Red-breasted Nuthatch.

We met up with Kathy Dube in Berlin and birded the Berlin-Milan area.
We had lots of great birds in the light snowfall, including Snow Buntings at a horse farm,

who were enjoying the products of the Belgians,

Yummo. Along with the Snow Buntings, we had a Horned Lark and a Lapland Longspur.

The horses were curious about us and so we got to practice horse-dodging so that we could see the birds,

On Chickwolnepy Road, we had lots of redpolls and some Pine Grosbeaks, including adult males.

The next day, at Wenlock WMA in Vermont, we had Boreal Chickadees and very attentive Gray Jays.

We had a great walk on and near Trudeau Road in Bethlehem, NH, where we had Red and White-winged Crossbills.

Our last birding stop was to check on reports of a Varied Thrush visiting a feeding station in Bow, NH.
After less than 30 minutes, the bird flew into the yard, high in a tree, sussed us out as we sat in the vans,
and then left. But all of us got to see this wanderer, and I got a shot for the record.

All in all, a very good trip! Thanks to all of the participants!

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