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Though Vermont is not necessarily one of the "hot spots" for American Birding, a surprising number of birds are found within a five minute walk of our little Inn. One of the great things about the Maxwell Evarts legacy is the pond behind the Inn and Paradise Park
which was once part of the estate. You may even see birds like this Cedar Waxwing right in the Snapdragon back yard!
Here are just a few of the possible sightings. All of these shots were taken by one of our own, Chelle's dad Rich.
Our resident Blue Heron is almost guaranteed to be seen just steps out the back!
Look for the Peregrine Falcon in the trees overlooking the water.
Listen for the Red Bellied Woodpecker almost all year long.
Watch for the Red Tail Hawk soaring high above. You may even catch him with some
prey in his talons.
Even the common Song Sparrow can be appreciated in the gravel drive. The song is one of the most beautiful things you will ever hear.
The very shy Swainson's Thrush is actually a close relative to the very common American Robin. Both are likely at the Snapdragon!
You have to just love a bird named the Yellow Bellied Sapsucker! I think if more young people knew just how handsome this bird is, they wouldn't mind being called one!
Among our many Warblers are the Yellow Rumped. Once you get one of these in your binoculars you will definitely be enthralled!
So, come stay, bird and enjoy!