VTBIRD
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3/25/19 11:51 am BRUCE FLEWELLING <bflewelling3263...> [VTBIRD] RT 73 Peregrines and Turkey Vultures
3/25/19 6:48 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] farmers and feathers program, finally!
3/25/19 5:28 am Ian Worley <iworley...> [VTBIRD] 10.454 Canada Geese in Champlain Basin yesterday.
3/24/19 6:54 pm Teage O'Connor <badger.meli...> Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
3/24/19 2:06 pm John Snell <jrsnelljr...> Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
3/24/19 12:38 pm Bob Phillips <155bphillips...> Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
3/24/19 11:21 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> [VTBIRD] turkey vultures
3/24/19 11:06 am Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
3/24/19 10:09 am Julie Cadwallader Staub <juliecs1...> Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
3/24/19 7:37 am John Snell <jrsnelljr...> [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
3/23/19 1:58 pm Alice Grau <alicecgrau...> [VTBIRD] Osprey?
3/23/19 8:30 am Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> Re: [VTBIRD] eastern screech-owl
3/23/19 8:10 am John Holme <00000062fa0d6268-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] eastern screech-owl
3/22/19 6:09 pm Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...> [VTBIRD] FOY Red-Winged Blackbirds
3/21/19 4:49 pm Spencer Hardy <curlewsandpiper17...> Re: [VTBIRD] Sandbar gull
3/21/19 12:56 pm Spencer Hardy <curlewsandpiper17...> [VTBIRD] Sandbar gull
3/18/19 3:25 pm Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] First red wing Derby
3/18/19 12:56 pm Martha Pfeiffer <0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Fox Sparrow
3/17/19 1:48 pm BRUCE FLEWELLING <bflewelling3263...> [VTBIRD] Song Sparrows
3/17/19 1:24 pm Al Merritt <chpmnkx...> [VTBIRD] FW: [VTBIRD] Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds
3/17/19 11:36 am J Wazny <turtlefeathers4...> Re: [VTBIRD] Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds
3/17/19 9:50 am Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...> [VTBIRD] FOY Song Sparrow
3/17/19 8:34 am Rich Kelley <rich...> Re: [VTBIRD] Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds
3/17/19 8:01 am Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...> [VTBIRD] Red-wing arrival
3/16/19 5:04 pm Travis Collingwood <traviscoll...> [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures
3/16/19 3:49 pm Nita <nita.hwf...> Re: [VTBIRD] red-winged bb in Northfield also
3/16/19 3:03 pm Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> Re: [VTBIRD] Canada geese Derby
3/16/19 1:52 pm Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds
3/16/19 1:16 pm Karen Uhlendorf <ku...> [VTBIRD] FOY Redwing Blackbirds in Hyde Park
3/16/19 12:18 pm BRUCE FLEWELLING <bflewelling3263...> [VTBIRD] Finally!
3/16/19 9:06 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> [VTBIRD] goings on
3/16/19 8:09 am R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> [VTBIRD] FOY Song sparrow
3/16/19 5:57 am Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] Canada geese Derby
3/16/19 5:22 am Alice Grau <alicecgrau...> [VTBIRD] FOY Red-winged blackbirds
3/15/19 11:47 am Pamela Coleman <0000003fbb1e7534-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] FOY Robins Mt Tabor
3/15/19 11:39 am Peter Pappas <0000005a7513ad28-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Red Winged Blackbirds and Grackles in Readsboro
3/15/19 11:32 am sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] red-winged bb in Northfield also
3/15/19 11:15 am Kyle Tansley <kyle.f.tansley...> Re: [VTBIRD] Pine grosbeaks
3/15/19 11:06 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] first Redwings also in NEK
3/15/19 10:50 am Pat Folsom <pfols...> Re: [VTBIRD] FOY red-winged blackbirds in North Hero
3/15/19 9:46 am Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> [VTBIRD] FOY
3/15/19 9:37 am Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> [VTBIRD] FOS So. Washington
3/15/19 6:50 am Kate Olgiati <2grackle...> [VTBIRD] First Robins
3/15/19 6:49 am John Snell <jrsnelljr...> [VTBIRD] Morning dove in Montpelier
3/15/19 6:32 am sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] FOY Grackles in North Hero
3/15/19 6:04 am sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] FOY red-winged blackbirds in North Hero
3/15/19 5:59 am Janet Warren <jwarren...> [VTBIRD] redwings and grackles
3/14/19 9:09 pm Al Merritt <chpmnkx...> Re: [VTBIRD] Konk a ree!
3/14/19 5:21 pm sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Lots of ducks at North Hero drawbridge the past few days
3/14/19 3:55 pm Graham Bates <batesg...> [VTBIRD] FOY kingfisher in Granville
3/14/19 3:34 pm Travis Collingwood <traviscoll...> [VTBIRD] FOYs Fairfax
3/14/19 8:02 am Patti Haynes <patti.haynes...> [VTBIRD] Konk a ree!
3/12/19 8:04 pm Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
3/12/19 8:37 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Brookside BB 22A (Sanford Lake), Mar 5, 2019
3/12/19 8:29 am R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Brookside BB 22A (Sanford Lake), Mar 5, 2019
3/12/19 7:58 am Jane Ogilvie <star05766...> Re: [VTBIRD] update on Hawkins Road eagles
3/12/19 7:18 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] update on Hawkins Road eagles
3/11/19 6:17 pm Ellie George <elgeorge46...> [VTBIRD] Canada Geese heading north in Bridport
3/11/19 9:31 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] people harassing the Ferrisburgh eagles
3/11/19 6:06 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] Audio for Macaulay
3/11/19 6:01 am Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> [VTBIRD] Audio for Macaulay
3/10/19 1:45 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Thunder Beasts and Swamp Donkeys: The Wild Faces and Places of Grizzly Country- a GMAS Program
3/10/19 6:58 am JJ Allen <jjapple88...> [VTBIRD] Eagle and Owls
3/7/19 2:11 pm Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Georgia birding PS
3/7/19 1:59 pm Al Merritt <chpmnkx...> Re: [VTBIRD] Georgia birding PS
3/7/19 12:48 pm Ian Clark <recipes...> [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee Tuesday
3/7/19 11:41 am Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Hermit Thrush
3/7/19 10:41 am Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> Re: [VTBIRD] Great Horned Owl
3/7/19 10:27 am Stephen Antell <santellvt...> [VTBIRD] Great Horned Owl
3/7/19 8:35 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] Georgia birding PS
3/6/19 8:02 pm Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> [VTBIRD] Bald eagle.
3/6/19 2:08 pm Julie Cadwallader Staub <juliecs1...> Re: [VTBIRD] Pine grosbeaks
3/6/19 9:07 am Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...> Re: [VTBIRD] Yard Owl
3/6/19 7:54 am Ron Wild <ronhwmail...> [VTBIRD] Re-enroll inlist
3/6/19 7:20 am Chip Darmstadt <chip...> [VTBIRD] Kirtland's Warbler and more
3/6/19 7:08 am Justin Lawson <justindlawson...> Re: [VTBIRD] why so many owls now?
3/6/19 7:02 am Scott Morrical <smorrica...> [VTBIRD] Yard Owl
3/6/19 6:39 am H Nicolay <sqrlma...> Re: [VTBIRD] why so many owls now?
3/6/19 6:09 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] why so many owls now?
3/6/19 5:02 am Scott Morrical <smorrica...> [VTBIRD] Redpolls, Wrens, Flickers
3/6/19 4:24 am Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...> Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
3/6/19 4:14 am Scott Morrical <smorrica...> Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
3/6/19 3:56 am EHK Personal <ekulas...> Re: [VTBIRD] why so many owls now?
3/2/19 3:05 pm Susan Fogleman <sfogleman...> Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
3/2/19 2:59 pm Michele Patenaude <michelep...> Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
3/2/19 11:02 am Scott Morrical <smorrica...> [VTBIRD] Longspurs
2/28/19 6:48 pm Julie Filiberti <vtfiliberti...> [VTBIRD] Acadia Birding Festival
2/28/19 12:01 pm Karan Cutler <kdcutler42...> Re: [VTBIRD] cardinals
2/28/19 11:37 am Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
2/28/19 10:56 am Andrea Landsberg <andrea.landsberg...> Re: [VTBIRD] cardinals
2/28/19 8:52 am Susan Fogleman <sfogleman...> Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
2/28/19 7:33 am Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
2/28/19 7:12 am Pamela Coleman <0000003fbb1e7534-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
2/28/19 6:28 am Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
2/28/19 6:24 am Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
2/28/19 5:57 am Martha & Bill McClintock <mbmcclintock...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birds & Beers VT TONIGHT!
2/28/19 5:15 am Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] Birds & Beers VT TONIGHT!
2/28/19 4:46 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] two bird behavior questions from Georgia
2/28/19 4:34 am lawlor <lawlor.coleen...> Re: [VTBIRD] cardinals
2/28/19 3:49 am Alice Grau <alicecgrau...> [VTBIRD] cardinals
2/27/19 2:47 pm Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy one more
2/27/19 2:43 pm anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color
2/27/19 2:13 pm Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy
2/27/19 1:51 pm Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color
2/27/19 1:40 pm kencox5 <kencox5...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color
2/27/19 1:26 pm Tom Berriman <blackpoll...> [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color
2/27/19 6:21 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] Jekyll Island birding
2/26/19 3:53 pm AOL <0000045717cbf104-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee March 12
2/26/19 1:56 pm Al Merritt <chpmnkx...> Re: [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee March 12
2/26/19 9:47 am Ian Clark <recipes...> [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee March 12
2/23/19 8:32 pm Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> [VTBIRD] Dorset St. near Bishop Rd.
 
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Date: 3/25/19 11:51 am
From: BRUCE FLEWELLING <bflewelling3263...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] RT 73 Peregrines and Turkey Vultures
A pair of Peregrine Falcons was observed at Mount Horrid (Brandon Gap), and 2 Turkey Vultures were feeding on a road-kill Woodchuck on RT 73.


Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester
 

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Date: 3/25/19 6:48 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] farmers and feathers program, finally!
Good morning, everyone – The twice-cancelled AudubonVT program about Vermont’s birds and our agricultural history will happen on Monday April 1 at the Williston Library, starting at 6:30. More info at

http://vt.audubon.org/events/birds-and-beef-and-brussels-sprouts-vermont%E2%80%99s-long-agricultural-history-and-its-relation <http://vt.audubon.org/events/birds-and-beef-and-brussels-sprouts-vermont%E2%80%99s-long-agricultural-history-and-its-relation>
I’ve had a great deal of fun (and learned a lot!) preparing the program and am looking forward to presenting it. Hope to see you there!

Maeve
 

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Date: 3/25/19 5:28 am
From: Ian Worley <iworley...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] 10.454 Canada Geese in Champlain Basin yesterday.
Led by a report from Julie and David Filiberti of 4200 Canada Geese at
the Missisquoi Bay Bridge, birders on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain
counted and reported to eBird 10,454 Canada Geese in the Champlain Basin
yesterday, March 24th.

At the Champlain Bridge a group of 2280 Common Merganser, mostly males,
dominated a variety of waterfowl in the small area of open water there.

Numerous reports of dabblers included American Wigeons, Northern
Pintails, Green-winged Teal, Gadwalls, Mallards, American Black Ducks,
and Wood Ducks.

Ian
 

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Date: 3/24/19 6:54 pm
From: Teage O'Connor <badger.meli...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
I put a coyote carcass out in the woods hoping to attract turkey vultures.
They discovered it the next morning and within 10 hours 6 turkey vultures
and 2 ravens had eaten most of it.

http://phyllotaxy.com/harbingers-of-spring/

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On Sun, 24 Mar 2019 at 17:06, John Snell <jrsnelljr...> wrote:

> Wow!! That is the location that have roosted for the past 20 years or so
> but usually only a dozen or so.
>
> > On Mar 24, 2019, at 2:06 PM, Richard Littauer <
> <richard.littauer...> wrote:
> >
> > I went for a walk last night on Hubbard Street and Marvin, and counted 29
> > turkey vultures in a kettle over the town. Heather counted 33. They
> landed
> > in the pine trees to the east of Hubbard on top of the hill. I’ve never
> > seen so many before - absolutely incredible.
> >
> > I uploaded some photos here:
> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S54149586 <
> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S54149586>
> >
>
 

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Date: 3/24/19 2:06 pm
From: John Snell <jrsnelljr...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
Wow!! That is the location that have roosted for the past 20 years or so but usually only a dozen or so.

> On Mar 24, 2019, at 2:06 PM, Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> wrote:
>
> I went for a walk last night on Hubbard Street and Marvin, and counted 29
> turkey vultures in a kettle over the town. Heather counted 33. They landed
> in the pine trees to the east of Hubbard on top of the hill. I’ve never
> seen so many before - absolutely incredible.
>
> I uploaded some photos here: https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S54149586 <https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S54149586>
>
 

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Date: 3/24/19 12:38 pm
From: Bob Phillips <155bphillips...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
Two over South Barre yesterday.

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 1:09 PM Julie Cadwallader Staub <
<juliecs1...> wrote:

> I saw one yesterday at Shelburne Farms.
> Julie
>
> > On Mar 24, 2019, at 10:37 AM, John Snell <jrsnelljr...> wrote:
> >
> > I spotted four Turkey Vultures in Montpelier flying over the area
> bounded by East State Street/Barre Street west of Hubbard area last night
> about 6:00. For the past many years they have roosted in a nearby spot. It
> will be interesting to see if they return or stake out a new territory.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Still learning to see,
> >
> > John Snell
> >
> > http://www.johnsnell.photography <http://www.eyeimagein.com/>
> > http://www.stilllearningtosee.com <http://www.stilllearningtosee.com/>
>
> Julie Cadwallader Staub
>
> Read a few poems or purchase my collection of poems, Face to Face, at
> www.juliecspoetry.com.
>
 

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Date: 3/24/19 11:21 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] turkey vultures
Yesterday, March 23, 2 over I-91, just north of the Wilder Exit.
 

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Date: 3/24/19 11:06 am
From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
I went for a walk last night on Hubbard Street and Marvin, and counted 29
turkey vultures in a kettle over the town. Heather counted 33. They landed
in the pine trees to the east of Hubbard on top of the hill. I’ve never
seen so many before - absolutely incredible.

I uploaded some photos here: https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S54149586

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Julie Cadwallader Staub <juliecs1...>
wrote:

> I saw one yesterday at Shelburne Farms.
> Julie
>
> > On Mar 24, 2019, at 10:37 AM, John Snell <jrsnelljr...> wrote:
> >
> > I spotted four Turkey Vultures in Montpelier flying over the area
> bounded by East State Street/Barre Street west of Hubbard area last night
> about 6:00. For the past many years they have roosted in a nearby spot. It
> will be interesting to see if they return or stake out a new territory.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Still learning to see,
> >
> > John Snell
> >
> > http://www.johnsnell.photography <http://www.eyeimagein.com/>
> > http://www.stilllearningtosee.com <http://www.stilllearningtosee.com/>
>
> Julie Cadwallader Staub
>
> Read a few poems or purchase my collection of poems, Face to Face, at
> www.juliecspoetry.com.
>


--
Richard | @richlitt <https://twitter.com/richlitt> | burntfen.com
<http://www.burntfen.com>
 

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Date: 3/24/19 10:09 am
From: Julie Cadwallader Staub <juliecs1...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
I saw one yesterday at Shelburne Farms.
Julie

> On Mar 24, 2019, at 10:37 AM, John Snell <jrsnelljr...> wrote:
>
> I spotted four Turkey Vultures in Montpelier flying over the area bounded by East State Street/Barre Street west of Hubbard area last night about 6:00. For the past many years they have roosted in a nearby spot. It will be interesting to see if they return or stake out a new territory.
>
>
>
>
> Still learning to see,
>
> John Snell
>
> http://www.johnsnell.photography <http://www.eyeimagein.com/>
> http://www.stilllearningtosee.com <http://www.stilllearningtosee.com/>

Julie Cadwallader Staub

Read a few poems or purchase my collection of poems, Face to Face, at www.juliecspoetry.com.
 

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Date: 3/24/19 7:37 am
From: John Snell <jrsnelljr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures in Montpelier
I spotted four Turkey Vultures in Montpelier flying over the area bounded by East State Street/Barre Street west of Hubbard area last night about 6:00. For the past many years they have roosted in a nearby spot. It will be interesting to see if they return or stake out a new territory.




Still learning to see,

John Snell

http://www.johnsnell.photography <http://www.eyeimagein.com/>
http://www.stilllearningtosee.com <http://www.stilllearningtosee.com/>
 

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Date: 3/23/19 1:58 pm
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Osprey?
Was at Crown Point Park near the museum this afternoon and saw a large raptor in a tree near the open water around the Champlain Bridge. Lots of geese and ducks there too. My first thought was a bald eagle, but the bird did not have the distinctive white head and tail, was more mottled black and white. A juvenile eagle? Are the Ospreys back? There is a nest near there. Will take binocs over next time and try for a better look.
 

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Date: 3/23/19 8:30 am
From: Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] eastern screech-owl
Thank you, very nice to provide directions! We will try to get down from
reflect tomorrow!

On Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 11:10 AM John Holme <
<00000062fa0d6268-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> We have an eastern screech-owl in the woods behind our house, the first
> one I've heard in the 37 years we've lived here. I first heard it about 6
> a.m. today. it's still calling now. I identified it by using the Birding
> by Ear CD. The first call I heard was the descending whinny repeated
> endlessly. This morning he's doing other whinnies as well. I couldn't spot
> it & didn't want to get too close & scare it off. This is probably a life
> list opportunity for many of you if you count birds identified by sound for
> additions to your life list. We live at 244 Putnam Hill Road, Chester,
> VT. The owl is on the right off the driveway that goes up the hill past
> our house, just past the stone wall. You can call if you need help with
> directions.
>
> John Holme
> 802-875-4392
>
 

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Date: 3/23/19 8:10 am
From: John Holme <00000062fa0d6268-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] eastern screech-owl
We have an eastern screech-owl in the woods behind our house, the first one I've heard in the 37 years we've lived here. I first heard it about 6 a.m. today. it's still calling now. I identified it by using the Birding by Ear CD. The first call I heard was the descending whinny repeated endlessly. This morning he's doing other whinnies as well. I couldn't spot it & didn't want to get too close & scare it off. This is probably a life list opportunity for many of you if you count birds identified by sound for additions to your life list. We live at 244 Putnam Hill Road, Chester, VT. The owl is on the right off the driveway that goes up the hill past our house, just past the stone wall. You can call if you need help with directions.

John Holme
802-875-4392
 

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Date: 3/22/19 6:09 pm
From: Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY Red-Winged Blackbirds
The blackbird has landed - finally- here in Monkton.

--Miriam Lawrence
 

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Date: 3/21/19 4:49 pm
From: Spencer Hardy <curlewsandpiper17...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Sandbar gull
If anyone wants see some mediocre photos, my checklist from this afternoon is here: https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S54085043

Slaty-backed seems like the best fit, but I am hesitant to make the call on such a rare bird. Would be curious if anyone else has opinions, or can re-find it!

Good luck to those in the area!
Spencer

> On Mar 21, 2019, at 3:56 PM, Spencer Hardy <curlewsandpiper17...> wrote:
>
> Greetings from the sandbar causeway!
>
> I was just watching a third-winter gull, that I suspect was something interesting, likely Slaty-backed. It took off and disappeared to the north a moment ago, but there are lots of gulls around and minimal open water so perhaps it will return. I have some video and photos, and will post again if I can confirm the ID when I get back to field guides and the computer.
>
> Cheers,
> Spencer
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/21/19 12:56 pm
From: Spencer Hardy <curlewsandpiper17...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sandbar gull
Greetings from the sandbar causeway!

I was just watching a third-winter gull, that I suspect was something interesting, likely Slaty-backed. It took off and disappeared to the north a moment ago, but there are lots of gulls around and minimal open water so perhaps it will return. I have some video and photos, and will post again if I can confirm the ID when I get back to field guides and the computer.

Cheers,
Spencer

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/18/19 3:25 pm
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] First red wing Derby
A solo redwing show up with winter conditions still upon us. Single digits
tonights. Also 3 raccoons showed up below one of my feeders at 4 pm this
afternoon. Big surprise at this time of day.
 

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Date: 3/18/19 12:56 pm
From: Martha Pfeiffer <0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fox Sparrow
Counting the RW Blackbirds under the feeder,  a Fox Sparrow flew in.  It didn't stay very long but time enough for me to  catch my breath.

  Martha PFeiffer, Dorset
 

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Date: 3/17/19 1:48 pm
From: BRUCE FLEWELLING <bflewelling3263...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Song Sparrows
FOY Song Sparrows (2) showed up in my driveway this afternoon.


Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester
 

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Date: 3/17/19 1:24 pm
From: Al Merritt <chpmnkx...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FW: [VTBIRD] Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds


It seems that everyone is obsessed with the arrival of Redwings and Grackles.

So I will add my two cents to the new bird/animal list.



Just about daybreak some strange noises awakened me that sounded like they were coming from under my front porch, like animal grunts. I have an idea it was the Grey Fox family that has a den somewhere nearby. I usually only see them in the winter when they arrive in the dark and my security lights click on and give me good views. And I have a feeling they were gleaning the leftover wild bird seed. Some of the grunts and low yapping was fading while others were strong and closer. Then silence, as though they had been told time to leave. Then later on while having breakfast two deer made an appearance and were pawing the snow for whatever they thought was there and edible. They nuzzled the dead flower stalks in the garden but didn't bite, and left the scene. An hour or so later fourteen Turkeys paraded by two by two pecking the snow as they went and they too disappeared into the low hemlock shrubbery. All were FOY.



Al Merritt

West Brattleboro







-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of J Wazny
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:36 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds



This morning I had the FOY four male red winged blackbirds dining on the ground peaceably with a dozen or so redpolls, and goldfinches. Also the usual chickadees, nuthatch, hairy woodpecker, mourning doves and two not so peaceable red squirrels.

Jo Anne, Berkshire


 

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Date: 3/17/19 11:36 am
From: J Wazny <turtlefeathers4...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds
This morning I had the FOY four male red winged blackbirds dining on the
ground peaceably with a dozen or so redpolls, and goldfinches. Also the
usual chickadees, nuthatch, hairy woodpecker, mourning doves and two not
so peaceable red squirrels.
Jo Anne, Berkshire

On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 2:13 PM Alissa Hardy <scotthardy...>
wrote:

> We had two red winged blackbirds at our feeder yesterday. It was the first
> time we’ve ever had them at our feeder. They were cleaning up the scraps
> and spilled seed in the snow.
> Spring is on it’s way!
> -Alissa
> Montgomery
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Mar 17, 2019, at 11:34 AM, Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:
>
> I got some good photos of (presumably) the same harrier yesterday
> afternoon. I'll ebird them once I get them off the camera.
>
> I also just saw my FOY Great Blue Heron this morning, at the Grand Isle
> ferry landing.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* <missisquoi-birders...> <
> <missisquoi-birders...> on behalf of Ken Copenhaver <
> <copenhvr...>
> *Sent:* Saturday, March 16, 2019 16:51
> *To:* VTBird; Missisquoi Birders Google Group (listserv)
> *Subject:* Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds
>
> This morning in West Swanton at the corner of Church Rd and Rt 78, a very
> noisy flock of about 350 Red-winged Blackbirds, with at least 10 Common
> Grackles, 5 European Starlings, and a female Brow-headed Cowbird mixed in.
> As I watched the blackbirds, a FOY (for me) Turkey Vulture flew over.
>
> Further down Church Rd, a male Northern Harrier flew across the road in
> front of my car.
>
> Flocks of Canada Geese were seen in the area flying north (mostly)
> throughout the morning. Don't know where they'll find open water.
>
> --Ken Copenhaver
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Date: 3/17/19 9:50 am
From: Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY Song Sparrow
Redwings haven’t shown up yet here in Monkton, but we had a Song Sparrow under the feeders this morning.

--Miriam Lawrence
 

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Date: 3/17/19 8:34 am
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds
I got some good photos of (presumably) the same harrier yesterday afternoon. I'll ebird them once I get them off the camera.

I also just saw my FOY Great Blue Heron this morning, at the Grand Isle ferry landing.

________________________________
From: <missisquoi-birders...> <missisquoi-birders...> on behalf of Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...>
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2019 16:51
To: VTBird; Missisquoi Birders Google Group (listserv)
Subject: Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds

This morning in West Swanton at the corner of Church Rd and Rt 78, a very noisy flock of about 350 Red-winged Blackbirds, with at least 10 Common Grackles, 5 European Starlings, and a female Brow-headed Cowbird mixed in. As I watched the blackbirds, a FOY (for me) Turkey Vulture flew over.

Further down Church Rd, a male Northern Harrier flew across the road in front of my car.

Flocks of Canada Geese were seen in the area flying north (mostly) throughout the morning. Don't know where they'll find open water.

--Ken Copenhaver

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Date: 3/17/19 8:01 am
From: Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Red-wing arrival
I have been as excited as everyone as the Red-winged Blackbirds return,
perhaps the best sign of spring here in Vermont. And they may also be a
harbinger of long term change too. I hope everyone is able to get their
checklists into Vermont eBird, with or without finding them, so we can keep
tracking spring phenology so wonderfully. Here's a blog post a wrote about
these birds and the signs of change they may be giving us.
https://vtecostudies.org/blog/red-winged-blackbirds-signal-the-arrival-of-spring/

conk-la-ree!

Kent
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Date: 3/16/19 5:04 pm
From: Travis Collingwood <traviscoll...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures
I saw two Turkey Vultures near UVM's Campus this afternoon. Red-winged Blackbirds, Grackles, and Robins started returning to our neighborhood in Fairfax yesterday. Here we go!!

Travis Collingwood
 

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Date: 3/16/19 3:49 pm
From: Nita <nita.hwf...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] red-winged bb in Northfield also
Red winged bb in Waterbury Center also

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:32 PM sarah rosedahl <
<0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Lots of them around ...
> It seems like there was an invasion over night...
> Sarah
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
 

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Date: 3/16/19 3:03 pm
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Canada geese Derby
14 geese flew over us in Williston today, and I think they were the ones we saw at open water at the south hero causeway! We also found a redhead, many goldeneyes,common mergansers, hooded mergansers, and , we suspect, white winged scoters.

Sally Fellows
Williston

> On Mar 16, 2019, at 8:57 AM, Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> wrote:
>
> 6 geese flew over Memphremagog this morning....hard to imagine any open
> waters right now. Trucks still driving on the lake.
 

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Date: 3/16/19 1:52 pm
From: Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds
This morning in West Swanton at the corner of Church Rd and Rt 78, a very
noisy flock of about 350 Red-winged Blackbirds, with at least 10 Common
Grackles, 5 European Starlings, and a female Brow-headed Cowbird mixed in.
As I watched the blackbirds, a FOY (for me) Turkey Vulture flew over.

Further down Church Rd, a male Northern Harrier flew across the road in
front of my car.

Flocks of Canada Geese were seen in the area flying north (mostly)
throughout the morning. Don't know where they'll find open water.

--Ken Copenhaver
 

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Date: 3/16/19 1:16 pm
From: Karen Uhlendorf <ku...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY Redwing Blackbirds in Hyde Park
A noisy flock of 28 male Redwing Blackbirds were sitting and flitting around at the top of a large oak in my yard yesterday around sunset, probably enjoying the Springlike warmth. I'm sure this morning they were asking each other, "Who's idea was it to come this far north with the cold, wind, and snow flurries still around, anyway?" Answer: "Konk-a-ree!...not me, not me!"
Karen Uhlendorf
Hyde Park, VT
 

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Date: 3/16/19 12:18 pm
From: BRUCE FLEWELLING <bflewelling3263...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Finally!
About a week and a half late, but finally Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackle's


Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester
 

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Date: 3/16/19 9:06 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] goings on
2 horned larks in Pomfret, March 14th.

Canada geese calling over Thetford Center last night
 

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Date: 3/16/19 8:09 am
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY Song sparrow
in my yard 3/16 along with red-wing bb and intently mating gray squirrels -
with hopes of adding to the 5-7 that arrive daily to forage and f....
(frolic , of course!)

ruth stewart
e dorset, vt
 

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Date: 3/16/19 5:57 am
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Canada geese Derby
6 geese flew over Memphremagog this morning....hard to imagine any open
waters right now. Trucks still driving on the lake.
 

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Date: 3/16/19 5:22 am
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY Red-winged blackbirds
Three males at my feeders in Bridport this morning.
 

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Date: 3/15/19 11:47 am
From: Pamela Coleman <0000003fbb1e7534-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY Robins Mt Tabor
First thing this morning -  Robins littered not only my lawn, but all the neighbors' as well! 
 

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Date: 3/15/19 11:39 am
From: Peter Pappas <0000005a7513ad28-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Red Winged Blackbirds and Grackles in Readsboro
  Red Winged Blackbids ans Grackles in my backyard on the banks of the Deerfield River. First of the year for me.

On Friday, March 15, 2019, 12:00:57 AM EDT, VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:

There are 4 messages totaling 72 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Konk a ree!
  2. FOYs Fairfax
  3. FOY kingfisher in Granville
  4. Lots of ducks at North Hero drawbridge the past few days

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Date:    Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:02:03 -0400
From:    Patti Haynes <patti.haynes...>
Subject: Konk a ree!

Yesterday it was the birds of winter, 30+ Bohemian Waxwings, that grabbed my attention in the yard. Today it’s the konk a ree of arriving Red-winged Blackbirds. What a difference a day makes!

Patti
Moretown

Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------

Date:    Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:34:36 +0000
From:    Travis Collingwood <traviscoll...>
Subject: FOYs Fairfax

Took a quick walk this evening by a farm near our house. I was happily surprised to see some signs of Spring:

Northern Harrier  1M
Killdeer  3

Enjoy the warmer weather,

Travis Collingwood
Fairfax, VT

________________________________

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Date:    Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:55:29 -0400
From:    Graham Bates <batesg...>
Subject: FOY kingfisher in Granville

Had my first of year kingfisher on the upper white river in Granville VT
yesterday (Wednesday). Lots of snow and ice, but apparently enough open
water...also is barred owls, 1 in a tree on 117 in Essex, one on a pole in
Rochester.

Graham
Rochester VT

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Date:    Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:20:41 +0000
From:    sarah rosedahl <srosedahl...>
Subject: Lots of ducks at North Hero drawbridge the past few days

I have not had binoculars with me, but they look like Goldeneye from a distanceand I believe there was an eagle on the edge of the ice yesterday.There were hundreds of ducks in the small section of open water.
Ongoing bridge construction means that you need to park and walka way to see what is out there, except possibly on Sundays when theyare not working. 
Sarah Rosedahl
Artist, Author and Illustrator www.srosedahl.com

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End of VTBIRD Digest - 12 Mar 2019 to 14 Mar 2019 (#2019-59)
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Date: 3/15/19 11:32 am
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] red-winged bb in Northfield also
Lots of them around ...
It seems like there was an invasion  over night...
Sarah

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 3/15/19 11:15 am
From: Kyle Tansley <kyle.f.tansley...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pine grosbeaks
Followed up on this yesterday, found the flock of PIGR on Talcott Rd!

Got some photos: https://imgur.com/a/234W3hh

Thanks for posting this, glad I could see them for myself.


-Kyle
 

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Date: 3/15/19 11:06 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] first Redwings also in NEK
27 in riverside trees, a beautiful noise on bright day. Note 12hr
day&night on the 18th according to my sky calendar so equinox a bit
early, it seems...
Veer Frost, Passumpsic
 

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Date: 3/15/19 10:50 am
From: Pat Folsom <pfols...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] FOY red-winged blackbirds in North Hero
Had a flock of at least 40 male Red-wings and two Common Grackles on East Warren Rd early this morning. 3/16)

Pat Folsom

----- Original Message -----
From: "sarah rosedahl" <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 6:04:35 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY red-winged blackbirds in North Hero

About 10 at the feeder this morning...
Sarah Rosedahl
Artist, Author and Illustrator www.srosedahl.com
 

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Date: 3/15/19 9:46 am
From: Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY
Heard a Redwing first thing this morning!!! While outside pegging out laundry late morning I was treated to a FOY Sapsucker!! WhooHoo!

Mundi
North Pownal




Mundi Smithers


The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
 

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Date: 3/15/19 9:37 am
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOS So. Washington
Robins calling this morning. Grackles and a male redwing under the feeders,
too. Looks like winter is finally weakening its grip. Two turkey vultures
on the ice of the White River in So. Royalton on Tuesday.

Charlie La Rosa
So. Washington
 

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Date: 3/15/19 6:50 am
From: Kate Olgiati <2grackle...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] First Robins
First 2 robins in the yard in South Barnard!

Kate & Dory

--
Katherine Olgiati
 

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Date: 3/15/19 6:49 am
From: John Snell <jrsnelljr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Morning dove in Montpelier
A sad sight seeing a morning dove on a branch sticking out of 3 feet of snow in my yard this morning. Sad but welcome!



Still learning to see,

John Snell

http://www.johnsnell.photography <http://www.eyeimagein.com/>
http://www.stilllearningtosee.com <http://www.stilllearningtosee.com/>
 

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Date: 3/15/19 6:32 am
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY Grackles in North Hero
Two just arrived...
Sarah Rosedahl
Artist, Author and Illustrator www.srosedahl.com
 

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Date: 3/15/19 6:04 am
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY red-winged blackbirds in North Hero
About 10 at the feeder this morning...
Sarah Rosedahl
Artist, Author and Illustrator www.srosedahl.com
 

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Date: 3/15/19 5:59 am
From: Janet Warren <jwarren...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] redwings and grackles
A flock of grackles and redwings just arrived. TOO SOON! I wonder how well the our flock of redpols will tolerate them.

Janet Warren
Cornwall
 

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Date: 3/14/19 9:09 pm
From: Al Merritt <chpmnkx...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Konk a ree!
My surprise was being awakened by the mournful "COO" of the Mourning Dove.at daybreak.

Al Merritt,
W. Brattleboro



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Patti Haynes
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:02 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Konk a ree!

Yesterday it was the birds of winter, 30+ Bohemian Waxwings, that grabbed my attention in the yard. Today it’s the konk a ree of arriving Red-winged Blackbirds. What a difference a day makes!

Patti
Moretown

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/14/19 5:21 pm
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Lots of ducks at North Hero drawbridge the past few days
I have not had binoculars with me, but they look like Goldeneye from a distanceand I believe there was an eagle on the edge of the ice yesterday.There were hundreds of ducks in the small section of open water.
Ongoing bridge construction means that you need to park and walka way to see what is out there, except possibly on Sundays when theyare not working. 
Sarah Rosedahl
Artist, Author and Illustrator www.srosedahl.com
 

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Date: 3/14/19 3:55 pm
From: Graham Bates <batesg...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOY kingfisher in Granville
Had my first of year kingfisher on the upper white river in Granville VT
yesterday (Wednesday). Lots of snow and ice, but apparently enough open
water...also is barred owls, 1 in a tree on 117 in Essex, one on a pole in
Rochester.

Graham
Rochester VT
 

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Date: 3/14/19 3:34 pm
From: Travis Collingwood <traviscoll...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOYs Fairfax
Took a quick walk this evening by a farm near our house. I was happily surprised to see some signs of Spring:

Northern Harrier 1M
Killdeer 3

Enjoy the warmer weather,

Travis Collingwood
Fairfax, VT

________________________________
 

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Date: 3/14/19 8:02 am
From: Patti Haynes <patti.haynes...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Konk a ree!
Yesterday it was the birds of winter, 30+ Bohemian Waxwings, that grabbed my attention in the yard. Today it’s the konk a ree of arriving Red-winged Blackbirds. What a difference a day makes!

Patti
Moretown

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/12/19 8:04 pm
From: Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
Join us for our monthly Bird Monitoring Walk at Missisquoi National
Wildlife Refuge.

This month's walk will be on Saturday March 16, 2019 on the Old Railroad
Passage Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the parking lot on Tabor Road, about 1
mile south of the refuge Visitor Center. If you have any questions, email
me at <copenhvr...>

The monthly walks gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their
abundance, and changes in populations. The information we gather is entered
into the Vermont e-Bird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology. These walks are appropriate for all levels of birders and
provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the
seasons. Led by Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti, Friends of Missisquoi
National Wildlife Refuge board members.

After 107 months of walks we have observed 158 species. Hope to see you
there!

--Ken Copenhaver

For information on other refuge events, visit: http://friendsofmissisquoi.
org/
 

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Date: 3/12/19 8:37 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Brookside BB 22A (Sanford Lake), Mar 5, 2019
FOY kestrel here yesterday too - on a wire near the intersection of Barber Farm Road and Route 117. Exciting sign of spring!
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center

> On Mar 12, 2019, at 11:29 AM, R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:
>
> FOY kestral
>
> Brookside BB 22A (Sanford Lake), Addison, Vermont, US
> Mar 5, 2019 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Incidental
> Comments: Traveling N on 22A. Sightings between Orwell and Shoreham .
>
> 7 species
>
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 30
> Turkey Vulture 1 First of season
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Rough-legged Hawk 1 Flew giving distinctive white under parts view
> American Kestrel 1 First of year male perched on wire
> American Crow 2
> European Starling 20
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53737524
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 3/12/19 8:29 am
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Brookside BB 22A (Sanford Lake), Mar 5, 2019
FOY kestral

Brookside BB 22A (Sanford Lake), Addison, Vermont, US
Mar 5, 2019 10:30 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Traveling N on 22A. Sightings between Orwell and Shoreham .

7 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 30
Turkey Vulture 1 First of season
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rough-legged Hawk 1 Flew giving distinctive white under parts view
American Kestrel 1 First of year male perched on wire
American Crow 2
European Starling 20

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53737524

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 3/12/19 7:58 am
From: Jane Ogilvie <star05766...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] update on Hawkins Road eagles
Good to know!!
Thank you so much for your help!!

Jane O

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 11:18 AM Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:

> Hello again - Margaret Fowler just e-mailed me that DCWMA people are
> putting up signs right now, which should help educate and inform visitors
> about keeping a respectful distance.
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
>
 

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Date: 3/12/19 7:18 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] update on Hawkins Road eagles
Hello again - Margaret Fowler just e-mailed me that DCWMA people are putting up signs right now, which should help educate and inform visitors about keeping a respectful distance.
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 3/11/19 6:17 pm
From: Ellie George <elgeorge46...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Canada Geese heading north in Bridport
A skein of about 30 Canada Geese was seen flying north alongside Rt. 22A in
Bridport at 6 PM today. I hope they find open water somewhere. They seem
to be a few days early based on the ice conditions.



Ellie George,

Paradox, NY
 

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Date: 3/11/19 9:31 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] people harassing the Ferrisburgh eagles
It’s that time of year again. Roads are softening, snow is melting, critters are stirring - and humans with little respect for wildlife are coming out of their winter dens.

One problem area is that big and highly visible eagle nest on Hawkins Road. Apparently, people have been walking onto the field (which I think the farmer has posted, to no avail) and even driving trucks close so they can stand on the beds or even the roofs to take pictures. We birders can help. Fish and Wildlife wardens have huge territories and can’t be everywhere. If you see someone harassing the eagles, call 1-800-75ALERT (1-800-752-5378), preferably while you’re seeing the violation occurring. It’s a good idea to get photos of cars and trucks with license plates visible, and pictures of the people if you can do so safely (or written descriptions if you think taking photos might result in some violent behavior).

Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 3/11/19 6:06 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Audio for Macaulay
Really interesting, Tom. Thanks!
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center

> On Mar 11, 2019, at 9:01 AM, Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Several weeks ago Cornell sent me a link for instructions & link for
> Audacity Software ( a free download for uploading audio to eBird.) Probably
> many of you who have uploaded audio received a similar notice. I don't like
> or want to spend a lot of time editing photos, video or audio but without
> reading the manual/instructions (as is my nature with anything) I was able
> to combine 3 separate short audio files and cut out most of the 'silent'
> sections in a few minutes for adding to an eBird report. I think the idea
> from the Macaulay Library was that the audio may prove useful to them if
> certain criteria was met.
>
>
>
> https://www.macaulaylibrary.org/2016/12/02/a-quick-guide-to-uploading-audio/
> ?utm_source=Macaulay+Library+2018+contributors
> <https://www.macaulaylibrary.org/2016/12/02/a-quick-guide-to-uploading-audio
> /?utm_source=Macaulay+Library+2018+contributors&utm_campaign=7b3d8b015b-EMAI
> L_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_30_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_944c4b3964-7b3d8b0
> 15b-318789541>
> &utm_campaign=7b3d8b015b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_30_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&
> utm_term=0_944c4b3964-7b3d8b015b-318789541
>
>
>
> Also after seeing another birder friend use an Olympus LS-P4 recorder I
> bought one and have found it to be excellent for picking up sound from long
> distances.
>
> It has worked for catching the soft sounds of Boreal Chickadee and BB
> woodpecker from 100 yards away. Of course someday I may actually read the
> manual on how to use it but I would probably just forget what I read anyway.
>
>
>
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S53642018
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
> nothing.
>
>
>
> Tom Berriman
>
> 802-626-9071
>
>
>
> <https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/
>
>
>
>
 

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Date: 3/11/19 6:01 am
From: Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Audio for Macaulay


Several weeks ago Cornell sent me a link for instructions & link for
Audacity Software ( a free download for uploading audio to eBird.) Probably
many of you who have uploaded audio received a similar notice. I don't like
or want to spend a lot of time editing photos, video or audio but without
reading the manual/instructions (as is my nature with anything) I was able
to combine 3 separate short audio files and cut out most of the 'silent'
sections in a few minutes for adding to an eBird report. I think the idea
from the Macaulay Library was that the audio may prove useful to them if
certain criteria was met.



https://www.macaulaylibrary.org/2016/12/02/a-quick-guide-to-uploading-audio/
?utm_source=Macaulay+Library+2018+contributors
<https://www.macaulaylibrary.org/2016/12/02/a-quick-guide-to-uploading-audio
/?utm_source=Macaulay+Library+2018+contributors&utm_campaign=7b3d8b015b-EMAI
L_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_30_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_944c4b3964-7b3d8b0
15b-318789541>
&utm_campaign=7b3d8b015b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_30_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&
utm_term=0_944c4b3964-7b3d8b015b-318789541



Also after seeing another birder friend use an Olympus LS-P4 recorder I
bought one and have found it to be excellent for picking up sound from long
distances.

It has worked for catching the soft sounds of Boreal Chickadee and BB
woodpecker from 100 yards away. Of course someday I may actually read the
manual on how to use it but I would probably just forget what I read anyway.




https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S53642018







The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing.



Tom Berriman

802-626-9071



<https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/>
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/




 

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Date: 3/10/19 1:45 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Thunder Beasts and Swamp Donkeys: The Wild Faces and Places of Grizzly Country- a GMAS Program
Thunder Beasts and Swamp Donkeys: The wild faces and places of grizzly country
Speaker: Sean BeckettDate: Wednesday, March 13, 2019Time: 6:30 P.M.Location: Dorothy Alling Library, Williston, VTSponsor: Green Mountain Audubon Society
Bison, moose, wolves, and bears are entangled in a delicate dance of survival in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Witness grand migrations, turf wars, life, death, and struggle in this photographic odyssey to the wildest of the west. Join wildlife safari guide and North Branch Nature Center's Staff Naturalist, Sean Beckett, on an adventure following the life of a grizzly bear in "America's Serengeti," then investigate the challenges of sharing the landscape with our nation's most charismatic and controversial creatures.  

This program is free and open to the public, although donations are always appreciated. The Dorothy Alling Library is located on Library Lane. in Williston  village. Free parking is available on site. For further information go to our website at:

https://greenmountainaudubon.org.

Bruce MacPhersonGMAS 
 

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Date: 3/10/19 6:58 am
From: JJ Allen <jjapple88...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Eagle and Owls
We had a lovely close encounter with an adult Bald Eagle in Pittsford along Otter Creek yesterday.
Also Barred Owls seem to be using the road ways to find openings to voles. We saw two yesterday perched on wires by the roadside in Proctor and Leichester.
Jeffrey Allen
 

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Date: 3/7/19 2:11 pm
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Georgia birding PS
Fervently seconded! A thrill to tag along through these beautiful
photos, many thanks, Veer Frost Passumpsic

On 3/7/2019 at 4:59 PM, "Al Merritt" wrote:What a precious haven!
Thank you, thank you.
Al Merritt, Brattleboro, VT

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Maeve
Kim
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:35 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Georgia birding PS

Hello - Over a dozen VT birders were interested in an earlier post
about
birding Jekyll Island. We just finished a blog post that will give
people a
good picture of the beauties and birds of the area:
https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/03/jekyll-island-georgia-birds-sal
t.html

Maeve Kim
Jericho Center=
 

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Date: 3/7/19 1:59 pm
From: Al Merritt <chpmnkx...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Georgia birding PS
What a precious haven! Thank you, thank you.
Al Merritt, Brattleboro, VT

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Maeve Kim
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:35 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Georgia birding PS

Hello - Over a dozen VT birders were interested in an earlier post about
birding Jekyll Island. We just finished a blog post that will give people a
good picture of the beauties and birds of the area:
https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/03/jekyll-island-georgia-birds-sal
t.html
<https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/03/jekyll-island-georgia-birds-sa
lt.html>
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center=
 

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Date: 3/7/19 12:48 pm
From: Ian Clark <recipes...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee Tuesday
Machias Seal Island hosts colonies of thousands of Atlantic puffins and
common murres, along with smaller numbers of terms and other waterfowl. The
puffins and murres come ashore only to nest and raise their young. Seals are
also frequent visitors to the Island.

Join the Quechee Camera Club on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 at the Quechee
Club as photographer Ian Clark takes us on a journey to visit the Island
with his travelogue 'Puffin Stuff.' Ian has visited the Island four times,
taking over 12,000 photos of the wildlife. He'll present views of most of
the species of birds and mammals found on the island and share information
how you can visit the Island. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Atlantic puffins, also known as 'clowns of the sea' are true seabirds - they
live at sea and come ashore only to nest. They nest in burrows on islands on
both sides of the North Atlantic. They were once widely hunted but in recent
years their population has increased and they are extending their range
further south down the coast of Maine.


Ian spent many years operating commercial photo labs and tackling technical
photographic problems, including a stint as the Manager of the Photographic
Section at NASA's Langley Research Center. He has a B.S. from the Rochester
Institute of Technology and did his master's work at the S.I. Newhouse
School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He has been a news
stringer off and on since 1975. For many years, he has traveled extensively
to photograph railroads, focusing on our remaining steam locomotives.
Locally, he's best known for his sports photos in the local papers. In
October 2018, he was accepted as a Juried Member of the League of New
Hampshire Craftsmen.


 

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Date: 3/7/19 11:41 am
From: Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hermit Thrush
Click on link for pictures of Hermit Thrush and recordings of Northern Cardinal and Tufted Titmouse.  Ambient initial temperature 5 degrees F
Cheers, Roy Pilcher

-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
To: shamwariVT <shamwariVT...>
Sent: Thu, Mar 7, 2019 2:37 pm
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Mar 7, 2019

Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, Vermont, US
Mar 7, 2019 8:25 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.2 mile(s)
Comments:    Lake Bomoseen, west shore.  Initial temperature 5 degrees F.  Lake frozen and snow covered.
17 species

Mallard  4    Open moving water in state park.
Mourning Dove  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  1
European Starling  8
House Finch  6
American Tree Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  4
Northern Cardinal  9

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53575003

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 3/7/19 10:41 am
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Great Horned Owl
Can't get much luckier than that, Steve. There used to be a great horned
nest in large pine in the La Platte River marsh, not far up the trail from
Shelburne schools on east side of the creek. No idea if that site is used
now.

I have a (sounds like I own them!) pair of barred owls over here. I've
encountered both of them in the woods and, occasionally, one of them will
show up perched in a tree close to the house.

My sister says there is a short-eared owl close to where she lives on
Carpenter Rd. in Charlotte. She hears it most evenings while on her run.

Charlie La Rosa
So. Washington







On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 1:27 PM Stephen Antell <santellvt...> wrote:

> Given today’s discussion about barred owls, I started to hear a pair of
> great horned owls calling regularly in December and finally found their
> nesting site about three weeks ago, high up in a pine tree on Woodbine Road
> in Shelburne. I have a scope trained on it in one of our bedrooms and can
> just barely see the owl’s ears and head. The nest is also visible from the
> road, but the owl may be hard to see now while it is incubating. On windy
> days, it sure looks like a wild ride up there. I have to think the eggs
> must be close to hatching, and when they do things should get a lot more
> interesting. If people are interested, I can let you know when the young
> owls are visible and where to find them.
>
> Steve Antell
>
 

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Date: 3/7/19 10:27 am
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Great Horned Owl
Given today’s discussion about barred owls, I started to hear a pair of
great horned owls calling regularly in December and finally found their
nesting site about three weeks ago, high up in a pine tree on Woodbine Road
in Shelburne. I have a scope trained on it in one of our bedrooms and can
just barely see the owl’s ears and head. The nest is also visible from the
road, but the owl may be hard to see now while it is incubating. On windy
days, it sure looks like a wild ride up there. I have to think the eggs
must be close to hatching, and when they do things should get a lot more
interesting. If people are interested, I can let you know when the young
owls are visible and where to find them.

Steve Antell
 

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Date: 3/7/19 8:35 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Georgia birding PS
Hello - Over a dozen VT birders were interested in an earlier post about birding Jekyll Island. We just finished a blog post that will give people a good picture of the beauties and birds of the area:
https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/03/jekyll-island-georgia-birds-salt.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/03/jekyll-island-georgia-birds-salt.html>
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 3/6/19 8:02 pm
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bald eagle.
Got a nice look at a mature bald eagle today as it calmly cruised
downstream above the First Branch near Tunbridge Elementary School.
Charlie La Rosa
So. Washington
 

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Date: 3/6/19 2:08 pm
From: Julie Cadwallader Staub <juliecs1...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pine grosbeaks
Again a flock of about 15 pine grosbeaks yesterday in Williston on Talcott road, feeding in several trees in front of the Stern Center. Mostly females. Beautiful birds!


This may be short since it was sent via iPhone.

Julie Cadwallader Staub


> On Mar 6, 2019, at 12:07 PM, Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...> wrote:
>
> And one here in Jericho at 4 pm sitting on our bird feeder line!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Mar 6, 2019, at 9:45 AM, Scott Morrical <smorrica...> wrote:
>>
>> Now a Barred Owl has appeared in one of our birch trees, a yard first!
>> Scott Morrical
>> South Burlington
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/6/19 9:07 am
From: Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yard Owl
And one here in Jericho at 4 pm sitting on our bird feeder line!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 6, 2019, at 9:45 AM, Scott Morrical <smorrica...> wrote:
>
> Now a Barred Owl has appeared in one of our birch trees, a yard first!
> Scott Morrical
> South Burlington
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/6/19 7:54 am
From: Ron Wild <ronhwmail...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Re-enroll inlist
I've not received postings for the past several days. Please re-enroll me
in the listserv.

Thank you.
Ron
 

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Date: 3/6/19 7:20 am
From: Chip Darmstadt <chip...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Kirtland's Warbler and more
Hi folks,

North Branch Nature Center recently announced a new birding trip we’ll be
offering this June to Michigan and northwestern Ohio. So many great
breeding birds out there including, of course, Kirtland’s Warbler. Our trip
will take us to a wide variety of habitats including open prairies
(Sharp-tailed Grouse, Western Meadowlark, LeConte’s Sparrow, Dickcissel),
boreal forests (Spruce Grouse, Canada Jay, Connecticut Warbler), pine-oak
woodlands (Kirtland’s Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Acadian Flycatcher, Red-headed
Woodpecker), and unique wetlands (Yellow Rail, Black-necked Stilt, American
White Pelican, Whooping Crane).

I hope you’ll consider joining Zac Cota and I! For more information, please
visit our website.

https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/events/category/adventures-afar/

Cheers, Chip



Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director

North Branch Nature Center

(802) 229-6206 x105

www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org <http://www.northbranchnaturecenter.org/>
 

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Date: 3/6/19 7:08 am
From: Justin Lawson <justindlawson...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] why so many owls now?
we are experiencing a high number of Barred Owls as well with one of our
lowest snow totals. There just seems to be an irruption this year. More
competition.

Justin Lawson
Southbridge, Massachusetts
https://ebird.org/profile/Mjk3MjE3

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 9:08 AM Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:

> This has been a very hard winter for owls. Their prey is usually small
> mammals that make trails and tunnels under the snow; the owls hear them
> moving, glide down, and pounce. We’ve had deep snow this winter and now
> there’s a hard crust. Many owls will starve, and many others will show up
> in rehab centers.
> Many owls have been hanging out near bird feeders, where they might be
> able to take a red squirrel. Others are hanging out in barn yards, where
> there might be mice, and along roads where there are some open areas.
> We had a Barred Owl eating a rabbit in the driveway - a huge prey for a
> bird that usually swallows food whole. That behavior, and the fact that the
> owl kept eating even after it became aware that we were awake (lights on,
> etc.), showed its desperation.
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
>
> > On Mar 5, 2019, at 9:00 PM, EHK Personal <ekulas...> wrote:
> >
> > On Saturday evening (6:30 pm), I saw 2 bard owls within 3 miles of each
> other in Leicester, and then on Sunday I saw 4 distinct different bard owls
> on Route 7 between the north end of Route 7B in Clarendon and South
> Wallingford (3 within 5-6 miles). The first siting was at 11:30 AM, and
> then I saw the same bird and 3 others between 5 and 6 pm.
> >
> > Why so many right now and in such close proximity?
> >
> > I also saw a bald eagle preening itself on top of a bare tree in the
> swamp near the Otter Creek on Route 73, as well as 4 red tails, a coopers
> and a rough-legged hawk on route 30 on Saturday afternoon. What a weekend
> for raptors!! What a treat!
> >
> > Elisabeth Kulas - Sent from my iPad
>
 

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Date: 3/6/19 7:02 am
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Yard Owl
Now a Barred Owl has appeared in one of our birch trees, a yard first!
Scott Morrical
South Burlington

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/6/19 6:39 am
From: H Nicolay <sqrlma...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] why so many owls now?
Hi. Yes, many Barred owls have come into rehab centers this winter due to
being hit by cars. A 510 gram Barred arrived from West Rutland last night.
He devoured five thawed white mice in one sitting. Obviously very hungry.
Helena. North stream wildlife rescue. Monkton.

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 9:08 AM Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:

> This has been a very hard winter for owls. Their prey is usually small
> mammals that make trails and tunnels under the snow; the owls hear them
> moving, glide down, and pounce. We’ve had deep snow this winter and now
> there’s a hard crust. Many owls will starve, and many others will show up
> in rehab centers.
> Many owls have been hanging out near bird feeders, where they might be
> able to take a red squirrel. Others are hanging out in barn yards, where
> there might be mice, and along roads where there are some open areas.
> We had a Barred Owl eating a rabbit in the driveway - a huge prey for a
> bird that usually swallows food whole. That behavior, and the fact that the
> owl kept eating even after it became aware that we were awake (lights on,
> etc.), showed its desperation.
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
>
> > On Mar 5, 2019, at 9:00 PM, EHK Personal <ekulas...> wrote:
> >
> > On Saturday evening (6:30 pm), I saw 2 bard owls within 3 miles of each
> other in Leicester, and then on Sunday I saw 4 distinct different bard owls
> on Route 7 between the north end of Route 7B in Clarendon and South
> Wallingford (3 within 5-6 miles). The first siting was at 11:30 AM, and
> then I saw the same bird and 3 others between 5 and 6 pm.
> >
> > Why so many right now and in such close proximity?
> >
> > I also saw a bald eagle preening itself on top of a bare tree in the
> swamp near the Otter Creek on Route 73, as well as 4 red tails, a coopers
> and a rough-legged hawk on route 30 on Saturday afternoon. What a weekend
> for raptors!! What a treat!
> >
> > Elisabeth Kulas - Sent from my iPad
>
 

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Date: 3/6/19 6:09 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] why so many owls now?
This has been a very hard winter for owls. Their prey is usually small mammals that make trails and tunnels under the snow; the owls hear them moving, glide down, and pounce. We’ve had deep snow this winter and now there’s a hard crust. Many owls will starve, and many others will show up in rehab centers.
Many owls have been hanging out near bird feeders, where they might be able to take a red squirrel. Others are hanging out in barn yards, where there might be mice, and along roads where there are some open areas.
We had a Barred Owl eating a rabbit in the driveway - a huge prey for a bird that usually swallows food whole. That behavior, and the fact that the owl kept eating even after it became aware that we were awake (lights on, etc.), showed its desperation.
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center


> On Mar 5, 2019, at 9:00 PM, EHK Personal <ekulas...> wrote:
>
> On Saturday evening (6:30 pm), I saw 2 bard owls within 3 miles of each other in Leicester, and then on Sunday I saw 4 distinct different bard owls on Route 7 between the north end of Route 7B in Clarendon and South Wallingford (3 within 5-6 miles). The first siting was at 11:30 AM, and then I saw the same bird and 3 others between 5 and 6 pm.
>
> Why so many right now and in such close proximity?
>
> I also saw a bald eagle preening itself on top of a bare tree in the swamp near the Otter Creek on Route 73, as well as 4 red tails, a coopers and a rough-legged hawk on route 30 on Saturday afternoon. What a weekend for raptors!! What a treat!
>
> Elisabeth Kulas - Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 3/6/19 5:02 am
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpolls, Wrens, Flickers
This morning we have 7 Common Redpolls visiting our birch trees but ignoring our thistle seed feeder. 2 Carolina Wrens and 2 Northern Flickers are visiting our suet feeders. No sign of Nuthatches, armed or otherwise, but we remain vigilant.
Scott Morrical
South Burlington


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/6/19 4:24 am
From: Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
exercising their right to BARE arms? (or flight feathers, at least)?

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 7:13 AM Scott Morrical <smorrica...> wrote:

> I heard that there are convoys of armed nuthatches in Massachusetts trying
> to make it into Vermont. Lol.
> Scott Morrical
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 2, 2019, at 5:59 PM, Michele Patenaude <michelep...>
> wrote:
> >
> > A hatchet, of course.
> >
> > Michele Patenaude
> > 172 Woodbury Road
> > Burlington, VT 05408
> > 802-862-4085
> >
> >> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:28 AM, Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> What are the nuthatches armed with? Sounds scary.
> >> Barbara Powers
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10
> minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar
> waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see
> some variety!
> >>> Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet
> feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.
> >>>
> >>> Sally Fellows
> >>> Williston
>
 

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Date: 3/6/19 4:14 am
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
I heard that there are convoys of armed nuthatches in Massachusetts trying to make it into Vermont. Lol.
Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 2, 2019, at 5:59 PM, Michele Patenaude <michelep...> wrote:
>
> A hatchet, of course.
>
> Michele Patenaude
> 172 Woodbury Road
> Burlington, VT 05408
> 802-862-4085
>
>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:28 AM, Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...> wrote:
>>
>> What are the nuthatches armed with? Sounds scary.
>> Barbara Powers
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>>>
>>> We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10 minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see some variety!
>>> Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.
>>>
>>> Sally Fellows
>>> Williston
 

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Date: 3/6/19 3:56 am
From: EHK Personal <ekulas...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] why so many owls now?
On Saturday evening (6:30 pm), I saw 2 bard owls within 3 miles of each other in Leicester, and then on Sunday I saw 4 distinct different bard owls on Route 7 between the north end of Route 7B in Clarendon and South Wallingford (3 within 5-6 miles). The first siting was at 11:30 AM, and then I saw the same bird and 3 others between 5 and 6 pm.

Why so many right now and in such close proximity?

I also saw a bald eagle preening itself on top of a bare tree in the swamp near the Otter Creek on Route 73, as well as 4 red tails, a coopers and a rough-legged hawk on route 30 on Saturday afternoon. What a weekend for raptors!! What a treat!

Elisabeth Kulas - Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 3/2/19 3:05 pm
From: Susan Fogleman <sfogleman...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
Oooh, nutty, but good, Michele!

> On Mar 2, 2019, at 5:59 PM, Michele Patenaude <michelep...> wrote:
>
> A hatchet, of course.
>
> Michele Patenaude
> 172 Woodbury Road
> Burlington, VT 05408
> 802-862-4085
>
>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:28 AM, Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...> wrote:
>>
>> What are the nuthatches armed with? Sounds scary.
>> Barbara Powers
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>>>
>>> We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10 minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see some variety!
>>> Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.
>>>
>>> Sally Fellows
>>> Williston
 

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Date: 3/2/19 2:59 pm
From: Michele Patenaude <michelep...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
A hatchet, of course.

Michele Patenaude
172 Woodbury Road
Burlington, VT 05408
802-862-4085

> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:28 AM, Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...> wrote:
>
> What are the nuthatches armed with? Sounds scary.
> Barbara Powers
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>>
>> We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10 minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see some variety!
>> Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.
>>
>> Sally Fellows
>> Williston
 

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Date: 3/2/19 11:02 am
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Longspurs
This morning Ted Murin and I found a flock of 29 Lapland Longspurs, 40 Horned Larks, and 1 Snow Bunting in a field along Walker Rd. in Ferrisburgh, on the south side of the large farm just south of Walker Rd. x Little Chicago Rd.
Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 2/28/19 6:48 pm
From: Julie Filiberti <vtfiliberti...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Acadia Birding Festival
Admit it. You are desperately looking forward to Spring migration. Since this seemingly endless winter will not loosen its grip, your dreaming of warblers as you watch the chickadees flit back and forth to the feeders. Here’s something that will warm your spirits.

The Acadia Birding Festival is a great place to experience Spring migration....AND this festival comes highly recommended! Great birds, beautiful landscapes, awesome speakers, amazing food, and the best birders to mingle with! You won’t be disappointed.This is a genuine plug for this festival!!!

Julie in Fairfax



ACADIA BIRDING FESTVIAL

Join the BIRDING fun!
May 30 - June 2 (Thursday to Sunday)
Mount Desert Island, Acadia Nat’l Park

60+ Field Trips - with 40+ bird guides
Boating Adventures - including a Pelagic trip, Sat June 1
Keynote Presentations - Doug Hitchcox, Abby McBride, and Raymond VanBuskirk
Birding Workshops
Socials

Online Registration opens MARCH 1 at 10:00am.

To learn more about the festival, click here to watch our video video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxNl4QFvrlM&feature=youtu.be

Come for a partial day or all four days. Click here to view our schedule of events:
http://acadiabirdingfestival.com/schedule.php. For more information visit our website at http://acadiabirdingfestival.com

The Acadia Birding Festival is a non-profit organization designed to provide birding activities for everyone. Proceeds are gifted to local conservation and educational organizations, especially those that help protect and teach about our birds and their habitats.

Hope you can join us!

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at <beckym...>

Happy Birding,
Becky


Becky Marvil, Executive Director
Acadia Birding Festival (May 30 – June 2, 2019)
Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, ME
207-233-3694 (festival)
<beckym...>
www.acadiabirdingfestival.com




 

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Date: 2/28/19 12:01 pm
From: Karan Cutler <kdcutler42...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] cardinals
I, too in Bridport have had cardinals for the boatload. Often 10 at one
time. Mixed with a half dozen bluejays, it's a wonderful sight.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 1:56 PM Andrea Landsberg <
<andrea.landsberg...> wrote:

> We have had an amazing number of cardinals at our feeders in Cornwall this
> year - almost always have had two pair at a time. Just yesterday a record
> 7 males and at least 5 females all viewable at the same time. Feeding
> shelled black oil seeds. 5 of the males either on or under the feeder at
> one time with two in the cedars nearby.
>
 

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Date: 2/28/19 11:37 am
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
Fortunately i had my micro spikes on and was able to fend the nuthatch off!

> On Feb 28, 2019, at 11:52 AM, Susan Fogleman <sfogleman...> wrote:
>
> I had visions of a tough-guy nuthatch prepared to do battle with that suet-thieving crow.
>
> Susan Fogleman
> <sfogleman...>
>
>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 10:12 AM, Pamela Coleman <0000003fbb1e7534-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> lol Barbara Powers :-)
>>
>> From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
>> To: <VTBIRD...>
>> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:28 AM
>> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
>>
>> What are the nuthatches armed with? Sounds scary.
>> Barbara Powers
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>>>
>>> We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10 minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see some variety!
>>> Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.
>>>
>>> Sally Fellows
>>> Williston
>>
>>
>>
 

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Date: 2/28/19 10:56 am
From: Andrea Landsberg <andrea.landsberg...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] cardinals
We have had an amazing number of cardinals at our feeders in Cornwall this year - almost always have had two pair at a time. Just yesterday a record 7 males and at least 5 females all viewable at the same time. Feeding shelled black oil seeds. 5 of the males either on or under the feeder at one time with two in the cedars nearby.
 

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Date: 2/28/19 8:52 am
From: Susan Fogleman <sfogleman...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
I had visions of a tough-guy nuthatch prepared to do battle with that suet-thieving crow.

Susan Fogleman
<sfogleman...>

> On Feb 28, 2019, at 10:12 AM, Pamela Coleman <0000003fbb1e7534-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> lol Barbara Powers :-)
>
> From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
>
> What are the nuthatches armed with? Sounds scary.
> Barbara Powers
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>>
>> We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10 minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see some variety!
>> Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.
>>
>> Sally Fellows
>> Williston
>
>
>
 

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Date: 2/28/19 7:33 am
From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
Love ❤️ computer typos!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 28, 2019, at 10:12 AM, Pamela Coleman <0000003fbb1e7534-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> lol Barbara Powers :-)
>
> From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
>
> What are the nuthatches armed with? Sounds scary.
> Barbara Powers
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>>
>> We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10 minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see some variety!
>> Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.
>>
>> Sally Fellows
>> Williston
>
>
>
 

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Date: 2/28/19 7:12 am
From: Pamela Coleman <0000003fbb1e7534-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
lol Barbara Powers :-)

From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!

What are the nuthatches armed with?  Sounds scary. 
Barbara Powers

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>
> We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10 minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see some variety!
> Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.
>
> Sally Fellows
> Williston



 

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Date: 2/28/19 6:28 am
From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
What are the nuthatches armed with? Sounds scary.
Barbara Powers

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>
> We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10 minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see some variety!
> Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.
>
> Sally Fellows
> Williston
 

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Date: 2/28/19 6:24 am
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Finally redpolls!
We were graced by 9 redpolls and armed breasted nuthatch for 10 minutes this beautiful crisp morning. WE had 9 bohemian and on cedar waxwing zoom by twice this week, ignoring our crabapple. So great to see some variety!
Also , one of our large crows has learned how to manage the suet feeder. THis is bad news ,as the suet was scarfed down and disappeared.

Sally Fellows
Williston
 

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Date: 2/28/19 5:57 am
From: Martha & Bill McClintock <mbmcclintock...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birds & Beers VT TONIGHT!
Hi Bridget,
Bill and I are in Texas (birding) so will miss tonight but please keep us
on your mailing list. Martha

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019, 7:15 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:

> Greetings All!
>
> TONIGHT! Come out and join me from *6-9 pm for a beer at Mill River Brewing
> in St. Albans* and chit chat about birds. I'll be giving away some Vortex
> Optics schwag too!
>
> Birds & Beers VT is an informal gathering of folks who love birds! Bird
> watchers, birders, nature enthusiasts, anyone is welcome to join us for a
> beer and some birdy conversation.
>
> Four Thursday of each month at a different venue. Details here:
> https://www.birddiva.com/calendar
>
> Hope to see you there! Bring a friend and a bird story or two!
> Bridget
>
>
> *Bridget Butler*
>
> *Bird Diva Consulting*
> *PO Box 613*
> *St. Albans VT 05478*
> *(802) 393-4147*
> *Website: www.birddiva.com <http://www.birddiva.com>*
> *Facebook: www.facebook.com/birddiva <http://www.facebook.com/birddiva>*
> *Twitter: @BirdDiva <https://twitter.com/birddiva>*
> *Crows In Vermont: http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT <http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT>*
>
 

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Date: 2/28/19 5:15 am
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birds & Beers VT TONIGHT!
Greetings All!

TONIGHT! Come out and join me from *6-9 pm for a beer at Mill River Brewing
in St. Albans* and chit chat about birds. I'll be giving away some Vortex
Optics schwag too!

Birds & Beers VT is an informal gathering of folks who love birds! Bird
watchers, birders, nature enthusiasts, anyone is welcome to join us for a
beer and some birdy conversation.

Four Thursday of each month at a different venue. Details here:
https://www.birddiva.com/calendar

Hope to see you there! Bring a friend and a bird story or two!
Bridget


*Bridget Butler*

*Bird Diva Consulting*
*PO Box 613*
*St. Albans VT 05478*
*(802) 393-4147*
*Website: www.birddiva.com <http://www.birddiva.com>*
*Facebook: www.facebook.com/birddiva <http://www.facebook.com/birddiva>*
*Twitter: @BirdDiva <https://twitter.com/birddiva>*
*Crows In Vermont: http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT <http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT>*
 

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Date: 2/28/19 4:46 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] two bird behavior questions from Georgia
Good morning! While on Georgia’s “golden isles”, we were fascinated by the daily appearance at “our” tidal creek of a Snowy Egret and one to seven Hooded Mergansers. The birds appeared to be hunting/fishing cooperatively. At first we thought the egret was following the ducks and waiting for their dives to send up some fish, but later we wondered if the mergansers were benefiting from the heron’s stirring up little creatures. Any ideas?
Also - We in the north are used to birds singing during mating season and on breeding grounds. (We don’t hear our winter Tree Sparrows singing here in Vermont, but when I was in Churchill, Manitoba, they were singing all around us.) However, many birds were singing all day every day in Georgia. Yellow-throated Warblers were the stars, but we also heard and watched Ruby-crowned Kinglets doing their spring songs, as well as a Brown Creeper and many, many cardinals. I think the YTWA males arrive early to establish and defend nesting areas, but are the other species courting down there now?
Thanks for any insights!
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 2/28/19 4:34 am
From: lawlor <lawlor.coleen...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] cardinals
I also had two males and one female yesterday. The males were doing a lot of aggressive territorial behaviors— spring is coming ?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 28, 2019, at 6:49 AM, Alice Grau <alicecgrau...> wrote:
>
> Generally have a pair of cardinals at my feeders in Bridport, but this morning there are two males and three females. What is going on?
 

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Date: 2/28/19 3:49 am
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] cardinals
Generally have a pair of cardinals at my feeders in Bridport, but this morning there are two males and three females. What is going on?
 

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Date: 2/27/19 2:47 pm
From: Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy one more


And this morning at a different location (my home) this female Hairy that I
just edited. (digiscoped)

Which her chest does look like it may be slightly stained. But the male with
her having no stain or coloring (I videoed them) If I remember correctly I
do tend to see this in the late winter, early spring so is it from tree sap,
thaw or are the females showing this pigmentation this time of year? 2
pictures from 10 am today



https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/46508781834/in/dateposted-public/





The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing.



Tom Berriman

802-626-9071



<https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/>
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/




 

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Date: 2/27/19 2:43 pm
From: anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color
Tom - interesting observation...I suggest exposure to brown coloration from tannin in tree bark.  At my Adirondack bird banding station at Jenny Lake near Corinth, NY, where I band year round, I have captured some adult Hairies during the breeding season with extensive brown staining on their flight plumage (primaries and secondaries) as well as elsewhere on their bodies.
Then as their young fledged leaving the nest, and the adults began their annual flight feather molt, the new feathers appeared black and white with no tannin staining.  It's a nesting phenomenon, or in this case a roosting phenomenon, not likely pigmentation.
Bob YunickSchenectady. NY

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Berriman <blackpoll...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color

Interesting coloring to a female Hairy Woodpecker at Damon's Crossing this
afternoon. Don't know if it was caused by rust colored tree it was digging
into or is pigmentation. Noticed it under tail, chest, cheeks and base of
bill.



https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S53198354



Tom Berriman
 

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Date: 2/27/19 2:13 pm
From: Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy


I have seen and do have photos of the underside of the tail feathers which
show this similar coloring but haven't seen it before as much in the tail
area or in the upper parts where this bird does. And never on a Downy.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/16411311622/in/dateposted-public/





The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing.



Tom Berriman

802-626-9071



<https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/>
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/




 

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Date: 2/27/19 1:51 pm
From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color
The Birds of North America catalogue says:

> As with the Downy Woodpecker, breast and other white markings of Hairy
Woodpecker are subject to discoloration due to soot from air pollution,
forest fires, tannins from tree surfaces, and other environmental sources.

They reference "Jackson, J. A. (1970c). Character variation in the Hairy
Woodpecker *Dendrocopos villosus*. Phd Thesis, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence"
for this, but I was unable to find a copy of this thesis online.

I was wondering about rust coloration recently, too; I saw a Hairy the
other day with reddish tips to the outer retrices, and I hadn't noticed
this before. https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S53053396

On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 4:40 PM kencox5 <kencox5...> wrote:

> I have noticed the same pigmentation on the underside of Hairy Woodpeckers
> visiting the feeders here but interestingly not on Downies. Am interested
> in following the response thread that hopefully will follow.Sent from my
> Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: Tom Berriman <
> <blackpoll...> Date: 2/27/19 4:25 PM (GMT-05:00) To:
> <VTBIRD...> Subject: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color Interesting
> coloring to a female Hairy Woodpecker at Damon's Crossing thisafternoon.
> Don't know if it was caused by rust colored tree it was digginginto or is
> pigmentation. Noticed it under tail, chest, cheeks and base ofbill.
> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S53198354 Tom Berriman



--
Richard | @richlitt <https://twitter.com/richlitt> | burntfen.com
<http://www.burntfen.com>
 

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Date: 2/27/19 1:40 pm
From: kencox5 <kencox5...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color
I have noticed the same pigmentation on the underside of Hairy Woodpeckers visiting the feeders here but interestingly not on Downies. Am interested in following the response thread that hopefully will follow.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Tom Berriman <blackpoll...> Date: 2/27/19 4:25 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <VTBIRD...> Subject: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color Interesting coloring to a female Hairy Woodpecker at Damon's Crossing thisafternoon. Don't know if it was caused by rust colored tree it was digginginto or is pigmentation. Noticed it under tail, chest, cheeks and base ofbill. https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S53198354 Tom Berriman
 

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Date: 2/27/19 1:26 pm
From: Tom Berriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hairy Woodpecker color
Interesting coloring to a female Hairy Woodpecker at Damon's Crossing this
afternoon. Don't know if it was caused by rust colored tree it was digging
into or is pigmentation. Noticed it under tail, chest, cheeks and base of
bill.



https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S53198354



Tom Berriman
 

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Date: 2/27/19 6:21 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Jekyll Island birding
Hello, everyone - We just got back from a wonderful twelve days on a private island not far from Jekyll Island. We found a very private and quiet airbnb right on a tidal creek (huge rise and fall of the water every day, supposedly second only the the Bay of Fundy). We saw over 50 species of birds right at our cabin, plus many more on wonderful Jekyll Island. I’d recommend JI to anyone (thanks to Julie F whose warm review inspired us to go!) and I’d recommend our little cabin for anyone who craves solitude, peace, and great quiet. Contact me off-list for the info if you’re interested.
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 2/26/19 3:53 pm
From: AOL <0000045717cbf104-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee March 12
🤣🤣🤣🤣

Thanks,
Nancy

> On Feb 26, 2019, at 16:56, Al Merritt <chpmnkx...> wrote:
>
> How many words does the Puffin have in his vocabulary?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Ian Clark
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:47 PM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee March 12
>
>
>
> Machias Seal Island hosts colonies of thousands of Atlantic puffins and
> common murres, along with smaller numbers of terms and other waterfowl. The
> puffins and murres come ashore only to nest and raise their young. Seals are
> also frequent visitors to the Island.
>
>
>
> Join the Quechee Camera Club on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 at the Quechee
> Club as photographer Ian Clark takes us on a journey to visit the Island
> with his travelogue 'Puffin Stuff.' Ian has visited the Island four times,
> taking over 12,000 photos of the wildlife. He'll present views of most of
> the species of birds and mammals found on the island and share information
> how you can visit the Island. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
>
>
>
> Atlantic puffins, also known as 'clowns of the sea' are true seabirds - they
> live at sea and come ashore only to nest. They nest in burrows on islands on
> both sides of the North Atlantic. They were once widely hunted but in recent
> years their population has increased and they are extending their range
> further south down the coast of Maine.
>
>
>
>
>
> Ian spent many years operating commercial photo labs and tackling technical
> photographic problems, including a stint as the Manager of the Photographic
> Section at NASA's Langley Research Center. He has a B.S. from the Rochester
> Institute of Technology and did his master's work at the S.I. Newhouse
> School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He has been a news
> stringer off and on since 1975. For many years, he has traveled extensively
> to photograph railroads, focusing on our remaining steam locomotives.
>
> Locally, he's best known for his sports photos in the local papers. In
> October 2018, he was accepted as a Juried Member of the League of New
> Hampshire Craftsmen.
 

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Date: 2/26/19 1:56 pm
From: Al Merritt <chpmnkx...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee March 12
How many words does the Puffin have in his vocabulary?







-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Ian Clark
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:47 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee March 12



Machias Seal Island hosts colonies of thousands of Atlantic puffins and
common murres, along with smaller numbers of terms and other waterfowl. The
puffins and murres come ashore only to nest and raise their young. Seals are
also frequent visitors to the Island.



Join the Quechee Camera Club on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 at the Quechee
Club as photographer Ian Clark takes us on a journey to visit the Island
with his travelogue 'Puffin Stuff.' Ian has visited the Island four times,
taking over 12,000 photos of the wildlife. He'll present views of most of
the species of birds and mammals found on the island and share information
how you can visit the Island. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.



Atlantic puffins, also known as 'clowns of the sea' are true seabirds - they
live at sea and come ashore only to nest. They nest in burrows on islands on
both sides of the North Atlantic. They were once widely hunted but in recent
years their population has increased and they are extending their range
further south down the coast of Maine.





Ian spent many years operating commercial photo labs and tackling technical
photographic problems, including a stint as the Manager of the Photographic
Section at NASA's Langley Research Center. He has a B.S. from the Rochester
Institute of Technology and did his master's work at the S.I. Newhouse
School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He has been a news
stringer off and on since 1975. For many years, he has traveled extensively
to photograph railroads, focusing on our remaining steam locomotives.

Locally, he's best known for his sports photos in the local papers. In
October 2018, he was accepted as a Juried Member of the League of New
Hampshire Craftsmen.
 

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Date: 2/26/19 9:47 am
From: Ian Clark <recipes...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee March 12
Machias Seal Island hosts colonies of thousands of Atlantic puffins and
common murres, along with smaller numbers of terms and other waterfowl. The
puffins and murres come ashore only to nest and raise their young. Seals are
also frequent visitors to the Island.

Join the Quechee Camera Club on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 at the Quechee
Club as photographer Ian Clark takes us on a journey to visit the Island
with his travelogue 'Puffin Stuff.' Ian has visited the Island four times,
taking over 12,000 photos of the wildlife. He'll present views of most of
the species of birds and mammals found on the island and share information
how you can visit the Island. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Atlantic puffins, also known as 'clowns of the sea' are true seabirds - they
live at sea and come ashore only to nest. They nest in burrows on islands on
both sides of the North Atlantic. They were once widely hunted but in recent
years their population has increased and they are extending their range
further south down the coast of Maine.


Ian spent many years operating commercial photo labs and tackling technical
photographic problems, including a stint as the Manager of the Photographic
Section at NASA's Langley Research Center. He has a B.S. from the Rochester
Institute of Technology and did his master's work at the S.I. Newhouse
School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He has been a news
stringer off and on since 1975. For many years, he has traveled extensively
to photograph railroads, focusing on our remaining steam locomotives.
Locally, he's best known for his sports photos in the local papers. In
October 2018, he was accepted as a Juried Member of the League of New
Hampshire Craftsmen.
 

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Date: 2/23/19 8:32 pm
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Dorset St. near Bishop Rd.
Was visiting my daughter.

Tree sparrows
Chickadees
Juncos
Female house finch
Male bluebird
Red-tailed hawk
20 +/- snow buntings
Heard singing cardinal

Here, the usual, but always welcome, daily crowd:

Turkeys
Blue jays by the dozen, very active and fun to watch their interactions
Chickadees also by the dozen (starting spring calls now)
Hairy and downy constantly
Both nuthatches very common
Ravens (not at the feeders, however!)
Evening grosbeaks not here recently
Still no sign of redpolls
No goldfinches or siskins for a long time, maybe since early November
Plenty of red squirrels and, when the weather is nice, some grays

*Charlie La Rosa*
*So. Washington*
 

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