VTBIRD
Received From Subject
8/17/19 7:44 am Michele Patenaude <Michele.Patenaude...> [VTBIRD] White Pelican
8/16/19 4:57 pm Ellie George <elgeorge46...> Re: [VTBIRD] questions
8/16/19 2:45 pm Pat Folsom <pfols...> Re: [VTBIRD] Pelican
8/16/19 2:44 pm David Gusakov <dgusakov...> [VTBIRD] questions
8/16/19 2:22 pm R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
8/15/19 5:19 pm Rich Kelley <rich...> Re: [VTBIRD] Pelican
8/15/19 3:18 pm Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> [VTBIRD] Pelican
8/15/19 12:32 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Whimbrel
8/15/19 11:39 am Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
8/15/19 8:01 am Kenneth Hunt <vthaven...> Re: [VTBIRD] Costa Rica 2020
8/15/19 7:06 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> [VTBIRD] Costa Rica 2020
8/15/19 7:04 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
8/15/19 6:44 am LaBarr, Mark <MLaBARR...> Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
8/15/19 6:24 am Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
8/15/19 3:46 am Jim Mead <jimmead4...> [VTBIRD] Whimbrels seen at Delta Park in Colchester
8/14/19 7:23 am david merker <buteojamaica...> [VTBIRD] Gos
8/14/19 7:09 am Fred and Chris Pratt <pipit...> Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
8/14/19 6:56 am R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
8/14/19 4:45 am John Missing <johnmissing64...> Re: [VTBIRD] flotilla of loons
8/14/19 4:43 am Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] flotilla of loons
8/13/19 1:53 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
8/13/19 12:37 pm anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
8/13/19 12:13 pm R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
8/13/19 6:12 am Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> Re: [VTBIRD] Tri-hybrid wood warbler
8/13/19 5:03 am Steve Smith <ethologicac...> Re: [VTBIRD] black crowned night herons in Burlington this evening
8/12/19 8:59 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Re: [VTBIRD] Tri-hybrid wood warbler
8/12/19 8:17 pm R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> [VTBIRD] Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester - monthly bird survey
8/12/19 8:14 pm R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> [VTBIRD] Tri-hybrid wood warbler
8/12/19 6:39 pm Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
8/12/19 6:37 pm sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] black crowned night herons in Burlington this evening
8/12/19 2:55 pm Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Cormorant in NEK?!
8/12/19 2:23 pm Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> [VTBIRD] Cormorant in NEK?!
8/12/19 1:10 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Egrets
8/12/19 7:02 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Cormorant in NEK?!
8/11/19 6:53 pm R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> Re: [VTBIRD] Recommendations for Birding Around Manchester
8/11/19 6:27 pm Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> Re: [VTBIRD] 2 bald eagles N Hero
8/11/19 8:31 am Sean Beckett <sean...> [VTBIRD] BirdFest - September 7th: Presentations, workshops, walks, and more
8/11/19 8:09 am sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] 2 bald eagles N Hero
8/9/19 3:02 pm Rich Kelley <rich...> [VTBIRD] Pelican
8/8/19 2:27 pm Chris Rimmer <crimmer...> [VTBIRD] Another belated Mansfield update
8/8/19 10:52 am Ron Payne <rpayne72...> Re: [VTBIRD] Recommendations for Birding Around Manchester
8/8/19 7:04 am Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...> Re: [VTBIRD] Turkeys
8/8/19 6:58 am R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
8/8/19 6:53 am Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
8/8/19 6:43 am R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
8/8/19 6:29 am Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] Recommendations for Birding Around Manchester
8/8/19 6:21 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Turkeys
8/8/19 4:33 am ernest palola <ernestpalola1...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
8/7/19 8:09 pm R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
8/7/19 4:43 pm Jill Vickers <jvickers...> Re: [VTBIRD] Osprey fledglings in nest - photos
8/7/19 3:01 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Parrot
8/7/19 1:05 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Osprey fledglings in nest - photos
8/7/19 12:51 pm Mike Sargent <msargent...> [VTBIRD] Osprey fledglings in nest - photos
8/7/19 10:10 am Patrick Phillips <phillipspatj...> [VTBIRD] Lawrence’s Warbler???
8/6/19 5:56 pm Jill Vickers <jvickers...> Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
8/6/19 5:46 am Jo Ann Lafayette <000003290ae4017f-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
8/6/19 3:41 am Larry & Mona Rogers <larryandmona1...> [VTBIRD] Osprey family still around
8/5/19 5:25 pm Dwight Everest <ikespike...> Re: [VTBIRD] osprey question
8/5/19 4:48 pm Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
8/5/19 2:42 pm Betty Holton <bholton...> Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
8/5/19 1:04 pm Steven Lamonde <slamonde...> Re: [VTBIRD] osprey question
8/5/19 12:57 pm Karan Cutler <kdcutler42...> Re: [VTBIRD] osprey question
8/5/19 12:26 pm Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] osprey question
8/5/19 10:55 am Patrick Phillips <phillipspatj...> Re: [VTBIRD] Cuckoo
8/5/19 10:10 am Susan Fogleman <sfogleman...> Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
8/5/19 7:38 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Parula Brandon Pearl St, Aug 5, 2019
8/5/19 6:19 am Sue <2birdvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Cuckoo
8/5/19 4:35 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
8/5/19 4:14 am alison wagner <alikatofvt...> [VTBIRD] Cuckoo
8/4/19 6:48 pm alison wagner <alikatofvt...> [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
8/4/19 3:40 pm Kaye Danforth <000003762748b609-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] pine grosbeak addendum
8/4/19 2:01 pm Kaye Danforth <000003762748b609-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Pine Grosbeak
8/3/19 4:17 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] The Egrets are coming!
8/3/19 10:35 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Sparrow
8/3/19 10:30 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Bobolinks Buckner Mem. Preserve/Bald Mtn. - Poultney River/East Bay IBA, Aug 3, 2019
8/3/19 6:59 am Roy Zartarian <royz...> [VTBIRD] Even greater day at Tracy Rd pond in South Hero
8/2/19 2:42 pm Roy Zartarian <royz...> [VTBIRD] “Great” day at Tracy Rd pond in South Hero
8/2/19 5:39 am Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> [VTBIRD] Bird walk
8/2/19 5:24 am Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] peak activity this morning
8/1/19 2:48 pm anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] flock
8/1/19 10:02 am SUE WETMORE <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] tanagers plus
8/1/19 9:52 am Fowle, Margaret <mfowle...> Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
8/1/19 6:53 am Alice Grau <alicecgrau...> [VTBIRD] flock
7/31/19 4:47 pm McCarty, Dorothy M. <mccarty...> Re: [VTBIRD] Plum Island for fall migration!
7/31/19 10:09 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] Plum Island for fall migration!
7/30/19 3:03 pm Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> [VTBIRD] Fledglings
7/30/19 9:13 am Chip Darmstadt <chip...> Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
7/30/19 8:23 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
7/30/19 4:47 am Pat Folsom <pfols...> Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
7/30/19 3:31 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
7/28/19 3:58 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Merck Forest, Jul 28, 2019
7/27/19 8:15 pm Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> [VTBIRD] White red-tail, except for the tail!
7/27/19 10:31 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Vireos
7/26/19 5:18 pm Michele Patenaude <Michele.Patenaude...> Re: [VTBIRD] Pelican is gone
7/26/19 1:52 pm Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Chimney Swifts and VINS
7/26/19 1:42 pm alison wagner <alikatofvt...> [VTBIRD] Pelican is gone
7/26/19 12:44 pm Mus <musbird...> [VTBIRD] Chimney Swifts and VINS
7/24/19 3:59 am Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] Birds & Beers VT Tomorrow Night
7/23/19 1:30 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Whip-poor-will
7/23/19 12:10 pm Chris Rimmer <crimmer...> [VTBIRD] Mansfield update
7/23/19 8:24 am Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> Re: [VTBIRD] summer days, with Emily
7/23/19 7:44 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] summer days, with Emily
7/23/19 4:38 am Elizabeth Morse <lizamorse1...> Re: [VTBIRD] serviceberry/shadbush follow up
7/22/19 2:42 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Bobolink Project Featured in the Boston Globe
7/22/19 11:54 am CLYDE YARNELL <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] White Pelican
7/22/19 8:26 am Ron Payne <rpayne72...> Re: [VTBIRD] serviceberry/shadbush follow up
7/22/19 7:55 am Linda Graves <ljoslyngross...> Re: [VTBIRD] fledgling learns how to fish
7/22/19 7:02 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Bobolinks
7/22/19 6:45 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> [VTBIRD] from the front yard in Thetford Center
7/22/19 5:34 am Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] serviceberry/shadbush follow up
7/22/19 3:58 am Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
7/22/19 3:29 am BRUCE FLEWELLING <bflewelling3263...> [VTBIRD] Black-billed Cuckoo
7/21/19 6:32 pm alison wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
7/21/19 1:35 pm Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] fledgling learns how to fish
7/21/19 11:24 am Pat Folsom <pfols...> Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
7/21/19 11:22 am Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
7/21/19 11:10 am Terry Marron <tgmarron...> Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
7/21/19 9:30 am Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
7/21/19 9:30 am alison wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
7/21/19 9:14 am Heidi Rich <hrcassiope...> Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
7/21/19 8:53 am Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> [VTBIRD] Pelican and cormorants
7/21/19 8:39 am Terry Marron <tgmarron...> Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
7/21/19 8:04 am Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> [VTBIRD] Pelican
7/21/19 8:03 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
7/21/19 7:59 am Mary And Ken Spencer <spencermk...> [VTBIRD] Black billed cuckoo
7/21/19 7:58 am Isis Erb <isisunit...> Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
7/21/19 7:58 am Terry Marron <tgmarron...> Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
7/21/19 7:57 am Terry Marron <tgmarron...> [VTBIRD] White Pelican
7/21/19 7:53 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
7/21/19 7:44 am Kenneth Hunt <vthaven...> Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
7/21/19 7:32 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
7/21/19 6:42 am Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> Re: [VTBIRD] White pelican!!
7/21/19 6:41 am Kit Emery <kaemery...> Re: [VTBIRD] White pelican!!
7/21/19 6:25 am Evergreen Erb <evergreenerb...> Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
7/21/19 5:23 am Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
7/21/19 5:05 am Sue <2birdvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
7/21/19 4:33 am Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> [VTBIRD] White pelican!!
7/21/19 4:19 am carolclyde <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] Sapsuckers
7/21/19 4:11 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
7/20/19 3:14 pm Sheridan Brown (Birds) <birds...> [VTBIRD] Tomorrow's Randolph, NH Bird Walk w/ Gov Bill Weld
7/20/19 9:32 am Pieter van Loon <boydenvl...> [VTBIRD] Email Hack
7/19/19 10:03 am Barclay Morris <bemorris...> Re: [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?
7/19/19 6:41 am Hilke Breder <htbreder...> Re: [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?
7/19/19 6:00 am Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...> Re: [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?
7/19/19 5:37 am Hilke Breder <htbreder...> [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?
7/18/19 5:45 pm Patti Haynes <patti.haynes...> Re: [VTBIRD] Blue Grosbeak
7/18/19 4:33 pm LINDA M Verchereau <daylilies56...> [VTBIRD] Blue Grosbeak
7/18/19 12:24 pm Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] Green Heron practicing new skills
7/18/19 9:54 am Karen Barber <bobandkaren...> [VTBIRD] Great egrets
7/18/19 5:12 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Carolina Wren
 
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Date: 8/17/19 7:44 am
From: Michele Patenaude <Michele.Patenaude...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
The Pelican is sitting on its usual stump



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 8/16/19 4:57 pm
From: Ellie George <elgeorge46...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] questions
I don't know if peregrines ever take loons, although I did see a peregrine
attack a flying great blue heron over Paradox Lake one year. On a nearby
lake in the eastern Adirondacks peregrines nest in the cliffs and loons also
nest on the lake, so at least in this instance the peregrines are not
considered to be a threat by the loons. A loon is way too heavy (8-13
pounds) for a peregrine to carry off.

Bald eagles are a different story, and they are very much a predator on loon
eggs, chicks, and sometimes adults.

Loons at this time of the year are gathering in social groups at a number of
lakes and ponds, and it is not uncommon to have up to a dozen loons one day
and none the next, as they move elsewhere to feed and socialize. Loons
without chicks are free to travel and often do.

Ellie George,
Paradox, NY

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds On Behalf Of David Gusakov
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 5:44 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] questions

I was recently at a mostly uninhabited lake that featured 4-10 loons daily,
except for the last 24 hours we were there, when they deserted the lake.
This was just about the time we noticed peregrine falcons hunting from
cliffs high above the lake (where they are known to have nested and fledged
young this year). We had not seen the peregrines there the previous several
days, though we looked daily.

Are peregrines known to take loons? Are loons aware enough to notice the
absence of peregrines high above their lake? Is it unusual for any
waterbirds to be found on lakes below peregrine cliffs?

I would appreciate any info - thanks!

David Gusakov
 

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Date: 8/16/19 2:45 pm
From: Pat Folsom <pfols...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pelican
Fred Pratt and I found the White Pelican this morning (8/16) at Campbell's Bay around 11:30 AM. It was located north of the point, at first behind a line of at least ten Great Egrets and a few Great Blue Herons. It then swam closer, climbed up on a a stump or rock, showing its size and huge bill. We definitely needed the scope to find it. We also saw over 30 Wilson's Snipe, several Killdeer and Semi-palmated Plovers from the same spot. The full report will be on ebird, posted by Fred.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Kelley" <rich...>
To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:19:23 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pelican

I just stopped for a quick look and did not see it. Not much light left, but it wasn’t on it’s usual stump.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 15, 2019, at 18:18, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>
> Is the pelican still at Campbell Bay in Swanton? The Islander newspaper has a picture of it on the front page this week! Folks are interested in possibly viewing it.
 

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Date: 8/16/19 2:44 pm
From: David Gusakov <dgusakov...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] questions
I was recently at a mostly uninhabited lake that featured 4-10 loons daily,
except for the last 24 hours we were there, when they deserted the lake. This was just about the
time we noticed peregrine falcons hunting from cliffs high above the lake (where
they are known to have nested and fledged young this year). We had not seen the peregrines
there the previous several days, though we looked daily.

Are peregrines known to take loons? Are loons aware enough to notice the absence of
peregrines high above their lake? Is it unusual for any waterbirds to be found on lakes
below peregrine cliffs?

I would appreciate any info - thanks!

David Gusakov
 

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Date: 8/16/19 2:22 pm
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
Thanks for alerting us to this important survey.

On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 2:39 PM Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> wrote:

> I just finished the survey. This very important survey will be filled out
> by Vermonters with varying priorities so we need to be sure our voices are
> heard.
> Barbara Brosnan, Weybridge
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of LaBarr, Mark
> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:44 AM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation
> Plan
>
> Just took the survey...important for as many folks as possible to
> contribute to better inform VTFPR. Thanks Sue.
>
> Mark LaBarr
> Conservation Program Manager
> Audubon Vermont
> 255 Sherman Hollow Road
> Huntington, VT 05462
> 802-434-3068
> <mlabarr...>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of Susan Elliott
> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:24 AM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
>
> Here is a link to a survey by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and
> Recreation on outdoor recreation use. It's a good place to tell the state
> how important birding and places to bird are to us. It's 36 questions. I
> took it in about ten-15 minutes. The survey will be available until
> September 2.
>
> https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffpr.vermont.gov%2FSCORP&amp;data=02%7C01%<7Cmlabarr...>%7C9e8166900a7b433d60e408d72183eb26%7C9c32b1b1b0c8422db7a7859d1beca523%7C0%7C0%7C637014722789660396&amp;sdata=v%2BBCPd1KuOMU6O5Ih%2FQqSajYcsU77vs%2Bf5LxqqcgAPw%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> Sue Elliott
>
 

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Date: 8/15/19 5:19 pm
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pelican
I just stopped for a quick look and did not see it. Not much light left, but it wasn’t on it’s usual stump.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 15, 2019, at 18:18, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>
> Is the pelican still at Campbell Bay in Swanton? The Islander newspaper has a picture of it on the front page this week! Folks are interested in possibly viewing it.
 

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Date: 8/15/19 3:18 pm
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pelican
Is the pelican still at Campbell Bay in Swanton? The Islander newspaper has a picture of it on the front page this week! Folks are interested in possibly viewing it.
 

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Date: 8/15/19 12:32 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whimbrel
No whimbrel at Shelburne Bay today.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 8/15/19 11:39 am
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
I just finished the survey. This very important survey will be filled out by Vermonters with varying priorities so we need to be sure our voices are heard.
Barbara Brosnan, Weybridge

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of LaBarr, Mark
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:44 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Just took the survey...important for as many folks as possible to contribute to better inform VTFPR. Thanks Sue.

Mark LaBarr
Conservation Program Manager
Audubon Vermont
255 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
802-434-3068
<mlabarr...>

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of Susan Elliott
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:24 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Here is a link to a survey by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation on outdoor recreation use. It's a good place to tell the state how important birding and places to bird are to us. It's 36 questions. I took it in about ten-15 minutes. The survey will be available until September 2.
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffpr.vermont.gov%2FSCORP&amp;data=02%7C01%<7Cmlabarr...>%7C9e8166900a7b433d60e408d72183eb26%7C9c32b1b1b0c8422db7a7859d1beca523%7C0%7C0%7C637014722789660396&amp;sdata=v%2BBCPd1KuOMU6O5Ih%2FQqSajYcsU77vs%2Bf5LxqqcgAPw%3D&amp;reserved=0

Sue Elliott
 

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Date: 8/15/19 8:01 am
From: Kenneth Hunt <vthaven...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Costa Rica 2020
Hi. I am interested. Thanks, Ken

On Thu, Aug 15, 2019, 10:06 AM Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> wrote:

> *Costa Rica Birding and **Natural History** Adventure:*
>
> * March 1 – 11, 2020*
>
>
> Among the *247 species of birds* recorded on 2019's 10-day trip into the
> mountain wilds and jungle-coast of SW Costa Rica, were several of
> Neotropical
> migrants: three male scarlet tanagers perched side by side in a cecropia,
> every bit as gorgeous as rainbow-colored resident tanagers (of which we saw
> many, many species), a male Baltimore oriole actually flying north, a male
> rose-breasted grosbeak eating tropical berries, an olive-sided flycatcher,
> a gray-cheeked thrush, a Swainson's thrush, and handfuls of hyper-active
> warblers—Wilson, blackburnian, black-throated green, palm,
> chestnut-sided—feverishly refueling on insects and spiders.
>
> Most breathtaking bird sightings: 1) a pair of *resplendent quetzal*
> feeding young in a tree-cavity nest, mist rising out the surrounding cloud
> forest; 2) a pair of *bat falcons* chasing a noisy flock of mealy parrots;
> 3) a *double-toothed kite* at eye level, feeding on insects and lizards
> displaced by a foraging troop of squirrel monkeys; 4) *king vultures*
> riding thermals. In addition to *12 species of hummingbirds* and *four
> species of trogons*.
>
> Of the *19 species of mammals* we saw, by far, the largest was *Baird's
> tapir*, which lounged in a mudhole (less than thirty feet away); another
> fed on fallen fruit dislodged by a flock of parrots. Also: a troop of
> *kinkajous*, a *brocket deer*, a *long-tailed weasel*, and *four species of
> monkeys*.
>
> Of the *20 species of reptiles and amphibians*, the biggest herp was
> *American
> crocodile*, idling log-like in the Tarcoles River. (We also watched a
> *speckled
> caiman* cross the rainforest searching for open water); the rarest a
> *bromeliad
> boa* in a strangler fig, searching air plants for frogs and lizards; the
> most beautiful, a small, candy-cane colored *tropical milk snake* (the very
> same species we have here in Vermont); the smallest, a *strawberry poison
> dart frog*.
>
>
>
> *Leaders:*
>
>
>
> *1) Ted Levin— *Ted is a life-long naturalist and the author of *Blood
> Brook: A Naturalist’s Home Ground*, *Backtracking: The Way of a
> Naturalist*,
> and *Liquid Land: A Journey Through the Florida Everglades*, for which he
> was awarded the Burroughs Medal, the highest honor given to an American
> nature writer. Ted’s most recent book *America’s Snake: The Rise and Fall
> of the Timber Rattlesnake* was chosen by *Forbes* as one of the ten most
> important conservation books of 2016. In addition to co-authoring five
> children's books, his work has appeared in *Audubon*,* Sports Illustrated,
> National Wildlife, Sierra, National Geographic *publications*, Yankee,
> OnEarth, Nature Conservancy, The New York Times*, *The **Boston Globe, The
> Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsday. *For 22 years, Ted had been a
> regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio. This will be his sixth trip to
> Costa Rica.
>
>
>
> *landline: 802 333 4443*
>
> *cellphone: 802 399 9398*
>
>
>
> *2) Gil Calvo— *A native Costa Rican wildlife biologist and Neotropical
> birder extraordinaire, Gil owns his own natural-history-tour company and
> has led premier Costa Rican natural history trips for more than 25 years,
> including ten for Hanover High School, since 2002. Ted and Gil have worked
> together for many years, including guiding Vermont Public Radio's *Citizens
> of the World* tour in 2010.
>
>
>
> To be put on a list to receive more information please email or call Ted.
>
 

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Date: 8/15/19 7:06 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Costa Rica 2020
*Costa Rica Birding and **Natural History** Adventure:*

* March 1 – 11, 2020*


Among the *247 species of birds* recorded on 2019's 10-day trip into the
mountain wilds and jungle-coast of SW Costa Rica, were several of Neotropical
migrants: three male scarlet tanagers perched side by side in a cecropia,
every bit as gorgeous as rainbow-colored resident tanagers (of which we saw
many, many species), a male Baltimore oriole actually flying north, a male
rose-breasted grosbeak eating tropical berries, an olive-sided flycatcher,
a gray-cheeked thrush, a Swainson's thrush, and handfuls of hyper-active
warblers—Wilson, blackburnian, black-throated green, palm,
chestnut-sided—feverishly refueling on insects and spiders.

Most breathtaking bird sightings: 1) a pair of *resplendent quetzal*
feeding young in a tree-cavity nest, mist rising out the surrounding cloud
forest; 2) a pair of *bat falcons* chasing a noisy flock of mealy parrots;
3) a *double-toothed kite* at eye level, feeding on insects and lizards
displaced by a foraging troop of squirrel monkeys; 4) *king vultures*
riding thermals. In addition to *12 species of hummingbirds* and *four
species of trogons*.

Of the *19 species of mammals* we saw, by far, the largest was *Baird's
tapir*, which lounged in a mudhole (less than thirty feet away); another
fed on fallen fruit dislodged by a flock of parrots. Also: a troop of
*kinkajous*, a *brocket deer*, a *long-tailed weasel*, and *four species of
monkeys*.

Of the *20 species of reptiles and amphibians*, the biggest herp was *American
crocodile*, idling log-like in the Tarcoles River. (We also watched a *speckled
caiman* cross the rainforest searching for open water); the rarest a *bromeliad
boa* in a strangler fig, searching air plants for frogs and lizards; the
most beautiful, a small, candy-cane colored *tropical milk snake* (the very
same species we have here in Vermont); the smallest, a *strawberry poison
dart frog*.



*Leaders:*



*1) Ted Levin— *Ted is a life-long naturalist and the author of *Blood
Brook: A Naturalist’s Home Ground*, *Backtracking: The Way of a Naturalist*,
and *Liquid Land: A Journey Through the Florida Everglades*, for which he
was awarded the Burroughs Medal, the highest honor given to an American
nature writer. Ted’s most recent book *America’s Snake: The Rise and Fall
of the Timber Rattlesnake* was chosen by *Forbes* as one of the ten most
important conservation books of 2016. In addition to co-authoring five
children's books, his work has appeared in *Audubon*,* Sports Illustrated,
National Wildlife, Sierra, National Geographic *publications*, Yankee,
OnEarth, Nature Conservancy, The New York Times*, *The **Boston Globe, The
Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsday. *For 22 years, Ted had been a
regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio. This will be his sixth trip to
Costa Rica.



*landline: 802 333 4443*

*cellphone: 802 399 9398*



*2) Gil Calvo— *A native Costa Rican wildlife biologist and Neotropical
birder extraordinaire, Gil owns his own natural-history-tour company and
has led premier Costa Rican natural history trips for more than 25 years,
including ten for Hanover High School, since 2002. Ted and Gil have worked
together for many years, including guiding Vermont Public Radio's *Citizens
of the World* tour in 2010.



To be put on a list to receive more information please email or call Ted.
 

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Date: 8/15/19 7:04 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
I just took it too. Very important! Every one of us who loves spending time outdoors should let the state know our priorities and hopes for the future.
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center

> On Aug 15, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Here is a link to a survey by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation on outdoor recreation use. It's a good place to tell the state how important birding and places to bird are to us.
> It's 36 questions. I took it in about ten-15 minutes. The survey will be available until September 2.
> https://fpr.vermont.gov/SCORP
>
> Sue Elliott
 

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Date: 8/15/19 6:44 am
From: LaBarr, Mark <MLaBARR...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
Just took the survey...important for as many folks as possible to contribute to better inform VTFPR. Thanks Sue.

Mark LaBarr
Conservation Program Manager
Audubon Vermont
255 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
802-434-3068
<mlabarr...>

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of Susan Elliott
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:24 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Here is a link to a survey by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation on outdoor recreation use. It's a good place to tell the state how important birding and places to bird are to us. It's 36 questions. I took it in about ten-15 minutes. The survey will be available until September 2.
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffpr.vermont.gov%2FSCORP&amp;data=02%7C01%<7Cmlabarr...>%7C9e8166900a7b433d60e408d72183eb26%7C9c32b1b1b0c8422db7a7859d1beca523%7C0%7C0%7C637014722789660396&amp;sdata=v%2BBCPd1KuOMU6O5Ih%2FQqSajYcsU77vs%2Bf5LxqqcgAPw%3D&amp;reserved=0

Sue Elliott
 

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Date: 8/15/19 6:24 am
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermont Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
Here is a link to a survey by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation on outdoor recreation use. It's a good place to tell the state how important birding and places to bird are to us. 
It's 36 questions. I took it in about ten-15 minutes. The survey will be available until September 2.
https://fpr.vermont.gov/SCORP

Sue Elliott
 

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Date: 8/15/19 3:46 am
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whimbrels seen at Delta Park in Colchester
Hello all,

I saw 2 Whimbrels on the bar of sand at 6:21 a.m. They stuck around for 11 minutes, taking off at 6:32 a.m. They may come back but they also may be heading south. Shelburne Bay and the Charlotte Town Beach might be worth checking.

Good luck if you try for them.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead
 

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Date: 8/14/19 7:23 am
From: david merker <buteojamaica...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Gos
I'm going with Coops, won't commit to M or F :o) but that bird is standing quite tall above the height of the lawn with its feet on the turf. Pretty heavy tarsus.
A nice SY bird with partial tail/body molt in progress. Nice contrast between Juve brown and adult grey coloration.



David Merker
Etna, New Hampshire
Cape May Raptor Banding Project Inc.

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Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 AM
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Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 12 Aug 2019 to 13 Aug 2019 (#2019-199)

There are 5 messages totaling 274 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. black crowned night herons in Burlington this evening
2. Tri-hybrid wood warbler
3. Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12,
2019 (3)

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Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:03:01 -0400
From: Steve Smith <ethologicac...>
Subject: Re: black crowned night herons in Burlington this evening

There are a few that can often be seen in the cottonwoods in ECHO's parking
lot. Suppose the same. Sometimes down by the water near the SW corner
stormwater garden.

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 9:37 PM sarah rosedahl <
<0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> There were 2 sitting on the breakwater this evening at sunset.We had a
> nice close up while dragonboating.
> Sarah Rosedahl
> Artist, Author and Illustrator www.srosedahl.com<http://www.srosedahl.com>
>

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Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:12:43 -0400
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: Re: Tri-hybrid wood warbler

Talk about confusing warblers, fall or otherwise!

Barbara Brosnan
Weybridge


Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 12, 2019, at 11:59 PM, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> wrote:
>
> Yes, as it was not too far east of Pittsburgh (PA). Lowell Burket actually did a program on this for the Three Rivers Birding Club of Pittsburgh last fall. The bird, as last I heard, has not been refound this year.
>
> A few weeks ago, a friend from WV sent me a link to an unusual hybrid near Cleveland, a Cerulean/Yellow-throated Warbler blend.
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
> Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 11:14 PM
> To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Tri-hybrid wood warbler
>
> Did anyone else see this? Ruth Stewart E DorsetA newly discovered
> tri-hybrid wood-warbler!
>
> The source for the following is:
>
> David P. L. Toews, Henry M. Streby, Lowell Burket, Scott A. Taylor (2018). *A
> wood-warbler produced through both interspecific and intergeneric
> hybridization*, *Biology Letters*, published online on 7 November 2018
> before print | doi:10.1098/rsbl.2018.0557
> <https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0557>
>
> <http://www.birdspix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Tri-hybrid-22Burkets22-Warbler.jpg>Recently
> an exceedingly astute Pennsylvania birder came upon a bird that appeared so
> unusual to his keen eye that he brought it to the prompt attention of the
> Cornell Department of Ornithology. This led to the temporary capture of the
> bird in a mist net and subsequent DNA testing that revealed an astonishing
> result. This bird was in fact the offspring of a Chestnut-sided Warbler
> <http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/chestnut-sided-warbler>
> and
> a Brewsters Warbler <http://brewster/> which is itself a hybrid between
> a Golden-winged Warbler
> <http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/golden-winged-warbler>
> and
> a Blue-winged Warbler.
> <http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/blue-winged-warbler>
> This
> tri-hybrid is a first. It has never been documented before. The amazing
> new hybrid has been dubbed Burkets Warbler after the deserving gentleman
> who discovered it. The thumbnail is from the cited article;
> <http://www.birdspix.com/uncategorized/burkets-warbler> it is not my own
> and I take no credit for it.
>

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Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:13:16 -0400
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019

Need help IDing the hawk photo attached.


My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
Aug 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Feeder observation throughout the day. Quick hawk visit about
6:30.
12 species

Mourning Dove 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Northern Goshawk 1 A brief visit next to feeder. At least enough time
to get a picture and a fly away view. Only saw back . Long barred tail as
it flew away from my viewpoint. Need confirmation
Northern Flicker 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
House Wren 1
American Robin 2
American Goldfinch 4
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58967838

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

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Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:37:07 +0000
From: anneboby <anneboby...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019

Looks like an Ad/F Sharp-shin based on head shape, eye color and rusty breast. Gos would show no rust and have a larger head relative to body size and red rather than orange eye; Coops would have rust, but a distinctly block-shaped head which is lacking in this bird.
Bob YunickSchenectady, NY

-----Original Message-----
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019

Need help IDing the hawk photo attached.


My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
Aug 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Feeder observation throughout the day. Quick hawk visit about
6:30.
12 species

Mourning Dove 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Northern Goshawk 1 A brief visit next to feeder. At least enough time
to get a picture and a fly away view. Only saw back . Long barred tail as
it flew away from my viewpoint. Need confirmation
Northern Flicker 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
House Wren 1
American Robin 2
American Goldfinch 4
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58967838

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

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Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:53:47 -0400
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019

I agree with Bob that this is not a Goshawk, but differ on some of the
details.

The absence of a very contrasty broad white eyestripe definitely
eliminates Gos, as does the hint of orange feathering on the leg. There is
what appears to be a faint white eyestripe on your bird, which is
characteristic of Sharpie, but it also appears to have a very dark cap,
which would make the lighter feathering below stand out and look like an
eyestripe, but the dark cap is characteristic of a Coop.

Delving into accipiter eye color is not for the faint of heart because it
varies by age and even from bird to bird. First-year birds have a yellow
eye and older birds more orangey, but other than that, it's just not
consistent enough to draw conclusions from.

This is an adult accipiter given its basically solid and unmottled back,
but whether Coop or Sharpie is hard to tell, particularly given the absence
of anything to gauge its size by. My vote would be for Coop mainly because
of the bird's sturdy-looking legs, which we don't have enough of a view of
to be certain. Sharpies of any age have what we call "toothpick legs," and
the little bit of lower leg we can see in the pic sure doesn't look
toothpicky. The absence of a crest or crown, which is what I assume Bob
means by a "blocky head," doesn't necessarily mean this isn't a Coop.
Coops have a crest they can raise at the back of the head, but if they
don't raise it, you can't see it. So the crest, if visible, marks a bird
as a Coop for sure, but the absence of it in a single shot doesn't
eliminate the possibility.

Distinguishing Coops from Sharpies is tough, especially in a single
photograph!

Jane
(Shoreham)




On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:13:16 -0400, R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
wrote:
> Need help IDing the hawk photo attached.
>
>
> My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
> Aug 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Feeder observation throughout the day. Quick hawk visit
about
> 6:30.
> 12 species
>
> Mourning Dove 4
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Northern Goshawk 1 A brief visit next to feeder. At least enough
time
> to get a picture and a fly away view. Only saw back . Long barred tail
as
> it flew away from my viewpoint. Need confirmation
> Northern Flicker 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> House Wren 1
> American Robin 2
> American Goldfinch 4
> Red-winged Blackbird 8
> Northern Cardinal 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58967838
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
> (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 8/14/19 7:09 am
From: Fred and Chris Pratt <pipit...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
I think your bird is a Cooper's Hawk. It is clearly an adult and there
is no sign of the bold white supercilium characteristic of the adult
Northern Goshawk.

Fred Pratt

On 8/14/2019 9:56 AM, R Stewart wrote:
> Thanks for the input on this ID. More opinions welcome. The dilemma in my
> mind is Coopers or Goshawk.
>
> This was reactive birding at its best! A heard flurry of mourning doves
> from my platform feeder, a LARGE gray backed hawk on the ground, a grab of
> my camera. a giz ID of Gos based on size and gray color, a photo through
> the window and gone. Then - what's the ID?
>
> This bird was BIG - immediately ruling out Sharpie in my mind. Lacking a
> distinct facial/head pattern of a Goshawk, I considered Coopers. As I
> continue to contemplate and look at images, the Gos seems to show heavy
> streaking on the throat in all plumages with a distinct eye line. My bird
> has that whitish chin with a hint of russet on front and legs. I am now
> guessing this is a Coopers lacking the above characteristics of a Gos. I
> won't charge the ID in ebird yet!
>
> Ruth
> E. Dorset
>
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 4:53 PM Jane Stein <jeshawks...> wrote:
>
>> I agree with Bob that this is not a Goshawk, but differ on some of the
>> details.
>>
>> The absence of a very contrasty broad white eyestripe definitely
>> eliminates Gos, as does the hint of orange feathering on the leg. There is
>> what appears to be a faint white eyestripe on your bird, which is
>> characteristic of Sharpie, but it also appears to have a very dark cap,
>> which would make the lighter feathering below stand out and look like an
>> eyestripe, but the dark cap is characteristic of a Coop.
>>
>> Delving into accipiter eye color is not for the faint of heart because it
>> varies by age and even from bird to bird. First-year birds have a yellow
>> eye and older birds more orangey, but other than that, it's just not
>> consistent enough to draw conclusions from.
>>
>> This is an adult accipiter given its basically solid and unmottled back,
>> but whether Coop or Sharpie is hard to tell, particularly given the absence
>> of anything to gauge its size by. My vote would be for Coop mainly because
>> of the bird's sturdy-looking legs, which we don't have enough of a view of
>> to be certain. Sharpies of any age have what we call "toothpick legs," and
>> the little bit of lower leg we can see in the pic sure doesn't look
>> toothpicky. The absence of a crest or crown, which is what I assume Bob
>> means by a "blocky head," doesn't necessarily mean this isn't a Coop.
>> Coops have a crest they can raise at the back of the head, but if they
>> don't raise it, you can't see it. So the crest, if visible, marks a bird
>> as a Coop for sure, but the absence of it in a single shot doesn't
>> eliminate the possibility.
>>
>> Distinguishing Coops from Sharpies is tough, especially in a single
>> photograph!
>>
>> Jane
>> (Shoreham)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:13:16 -0400, R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
>> wrote:
>>> Need help IDing the hawk photo attached.
>>>
>>>
>>> My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
>>> Aug 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
>>> Protocol: Stationary
>>> Comments: Feeder observation throughout the day. Quick hawk visit
>> about
>>> 6:30.
>>> 12 species
>>>
>>> Mourning Dove 4
>>> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
>>> Northern Goshawk 1 A brief visit next to feeder. At least enough
>> time
>>> to get a picture and a fly away view. Only saw back . Long barred tail
>> as
>>> it flew away from my viewpoint. Need confirmation
>>> Northern Flicker 1
>>> Red-eyed Vireo 1
>>> Blue Jay 4
>>> Black-capped Chickadee 2
>>> House Wren 1
>>> American Robin 2
>>> American Goldfinch 4
>>> Red-winged Blackbird 8
>>> Northern Cardinal 2
>>>
>>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58967838
>>>
>>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
>>> (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 8/14/19 6:56 am
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
Thanks for the input on this ID. More opinions welcome. The dilemma in my
mind is Coopers or Goshawk.

This was reactive birding at its best! A heard flurry of mourning doves
from my platform feeder, a LARGE gray backed hawk on the ground, a grab of
my camera. a giz ID of Gos based on size and gray color, a photo through
the window and gone. Then - what's the ID?

This bird was BIG - immediately ruling out Sharpie in my mind. Lacking a
distinct facial/head pattern of a Goshawk, I considered Coopers. As I
continue to contemplate and look at images, the Gos seems to show heavy
streaking on the throat in all plumages with a distinct eye line. My bird
has that whitish chin with a hint of russet on front and legs. I am now
guessing this is a Coopers lacking the above characteristics of a Gos. I
won't charge the ID in ebird yet!

Ruth
E. Dorset

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 4:53 PM Jane Stein <jeshawks...> wrote:

> I agree with Bob that this is not a Goshawk, but differ on some of the
> details.
>
> The absence of a very contrasty broad white eyestripe definitely
> eliminates Gos, as does the hint of orange feathering on the leg. There is
> what appears to be a faint white eyestripe on your bird, which is
> characteristic of Sharpie, but it also appears to have a very dark cap,
> which would make the lighter feathering below stand out and look like an
> eyestripe, but the dark cap is characteristic of a Coop.
>
> Delving into accipiter eye color is not for the faint of heart because it
> varies by age and even from bird to bird. First-year birds have a yellow
> eye and older birds more orangey, but other than that, it's just not
> consistent enough to draw conclusions from.
>
> This is an adult accipiter given its basically solid and unmottled back,
> but whether Coop or Sharpie is hard to tell, particularly given the absence
> of anything to gauge its size by. My vote would be for Coop mainly because
> of the bird's sturdy-looking legs, which we don't have enough of a view of
> to be certain. Sharpies of any age have what we call "toothpick legs," and
> the little bit of lower leg we can see in the pic sure doesn't look
> toothpicky. The absence of a crest or crown, which is what I assume Bob
> means by a "blocky head," doesn't necessarily mean this isn't a Coop.
> Coops have a crest they can raise at the back of the head, but if they
> don't raise it, you can't see it. So the crest, if visible, marks a bird
> as a Coop for sure, but the absence of it in a single shot doesn't
> eliminate the possibility.
>
> Distinguishing Coops from Sharpies is tough, especially in a single
> photograph!
>
> Jane
> (Shoreham)
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:13:16 -0400, R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
> wrote:
> > Need help IDing the hawk photo attached.
> >
> >
> > My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
> > Aug 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
> > Protocol: Stationary
> > Comments: Feeder observation throughout the day. Quick hawk visit
> about
> > 6:30.
> > 12 species
> >
> > Mourning Dove 4
> > Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> > Northern Goshawk 1 A brief visit next to feeder. At least enough
> time
> > to get a picture and a fly away view. Only saw back . Long barred tail
> as
> > it flew away from my viewpoint. Need confirmation
> > Northern Flicker 1
> > Red-eyed Vireo 1
> > Blue Jay 4
> > Black-capped Chickadee 2
> > House Wren 1
> > American Robin 2
> > American Goldfinch 4
> > Red-winged Blackbird 8
> > Northern Cardinal 2
> >
> > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58967838
> >
> > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
> > (https://ebird.org/home)
>
 

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Date: 8/14/19 4:45 am
From: John Missing <johnmissing64...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] flotilla of loons
A group of loons has many collective nouns, including an "asylum", "cry",
"loomery", "raft", and "water dance" of loons.

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 7:43 AM Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> wrote:

> A small flotilla (is there an official name for a loon group?) of 6 adult
> loons plied the waters of Memphremagog this morning in Derby Bay. They
> offered a moment when all were in full chorus. A good way to start the
> day.
>
--
John
917-714-3386
 

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Date: 8/14/19 4:43 am
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] flotilla of loons
A small flotilla (is there an official name for a loon group?) of 6 adult
loons plied the waters of Memphremagog this morning in Derby Bay. They
offered a moment when all were in full chorus. A good way to start the
day.
 

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Date: 8/13/19 1:53 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
I agree with Bob that this is not a Goshawk, but differ on some of the
details.

The absence of a very contrasty broad white eyestripe definitely
eliminates Gos, as does the hint of orange feathering on the leg. There is
what appears to be a faint white eyestripe on your bird, which is
characteristic of Sharpie, but it also appears to have a very dark cap,
which would make the lighter feathering below stand out and look like an
eyestripe, but the dark cap is characteristic of a Coop.

Delving into accipiter eye color is not for the faint of heart because it
varies by age and even from bird to bird. First-year birds have a yellow
eye and older birds more orangey, but other than that, it's just not
consistent enough to draw conclusions from.

This is an adult accipiter given its basically solid and unmottled back,
but whether Coop or Sharpie is hard to tell, particularly given the absence
of anything to gauge its size by. My vote would be for Coop mainly because
of the bird's sturdy-looking legs, which we don't have enough of a view of
to be certain. Sharpies of any age have what we call "toothpick legs," and
the little bit of lower leg we can see in the pic sure doesn't look
toothpicky. The absence of a crest or crown, which is what I assume Bob
means by a "blocky head," doesn't necessarily mean this isn't a Coop.
Coops have a crest they can raise at the back of the head, but if they
don't raise it, you can't see it. So the crest, if visible, marks a bird
as a Coop for sure, but the absence of it in a single shot doesn't
eliminate the possibility.

Distinguishing Coops from Sharpies is tough, especially in a single
photograph!

Jane
(Shoreham)




On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:13:16 -0400, R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
wrote:
> Need help IDing the hawk photo attached.
>
>
> My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
> Aug 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Feeder observation throughout the day. Quick hawk visit
about
> 6:30.
> 12 species
>
> Mourning Dove 4
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Northern Goshawk 1 A brief visit next to feeder. At least enough
time
> to get a picture and a fly away view. Only saw back . Long barred tail
as
> it flew away from my viewpoint. Need confirmation
> Northern Flicker 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> House Wren 1
> American Robin 2
> American Goldfinch 4
> Red-winged Blackbird 8
> Northern Cardinal 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58967838
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
> (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 8/13/19 12:37 pm
From: anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
Looks like an Ad/F Sharp-shin based on head shape, eye color and rusty breast.  Gos would show no rust and have a larger head relative to body size and red rather than orange eye; Coops would have rust, but a distinctly block-shaped head which is lacking in this bird.
Bob YunickSchenectady, NY

-----Original Message-----
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019

Need help IDing the hawk photo attached.


My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
Aug 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    Feeder observation throughout the day. Quick hawk visit about
6:30.
12 species

Mourning Dove  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Northern Goshawk  1    A brief visit next to feeder. At least enough time
to get a picture and a fly away view.  Only saw back . Long barred tail as
it flew away from my viewpoint.  Need confirmation
Northern Flicker  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
Black-capped Chickadee  2
House Wren  1
American Robin  2
American Goldfinch  4
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58967838

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

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Date: 8/13/19 12:13 pm
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Aug 12, 2019
Need help IDing the hawk photo attached.


My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
Aug 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Feeder observation throughout the day. Quick hawk visit about
6:30.
12 species

Mourning Dove 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Northern Goshawk 1 A brief visit next to feeder. At least enough time
to get a picture and a fly away view. Only saw back . Long barred tail as
it flew away from my viewpoint. Need confirmation
Northern Flicker 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
House Wren 1
American Robin 2
American Goldfinch 4
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58967838

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

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Date: 8/13/19 6:12 am
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Tri-hybrid wood warbler
Talk about confusing warblers, fall or otherwise!

Barbara Brosnan
Weybridge


Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 12, 2019, at 11:59 PM, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> wrote:
>
> Yes, as it was not too far east of Pittsburgh (PA). Lowell Burket actually did a program on this for the Three Rivers Birding Club of Pittsburgh last fall. The bird, as last I heard, has not been refound this year.
>
> A few weeks ago, a friend from WV sent me a link to an unusual hybrid near Cleveland, a Cerulean/Yellow-throated Warbler blend.
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
> Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 11:14 PM
> To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Tri-hybrid wood warbler
>
> Did anyone else see this? Ruth Stewart E DorsetA newly discovered
> “tri-hybrid” wood-warbler!
>
> The source for the following is:
>
> David P. L. Toews, Henry M. Streby, Lowell Burket, Scott A. Taylor (2018). *A
> wood-warbler produced through both interspecific and intergeneric
> hybridization*, *Biology Letters*, published online on 7 November 2018
> before print | doi:10.1098/rsbl.2018.0557
> <https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0557>
>
> <http://www.birdspix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Tri-hybrid-22Burkets22-Warbler.jpg>Recently
> an exceedingly astute Pennsylvania birder came upon a bird that appeared so
> unusual to his keen eye that he brought it to the prompt attention of the
> Cornell Department of Ornithology. This led to the temporary capture of the
> bird in a mist net and subsequent DNA testing that revealed an astonishing
> result. This bird was in fact the offspring of a Chestnut-sided Warbler
> <http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/chestnut-sided-warbler>
> and
> a Brewster’s Warbler <http://brewster/> – which is itself a hybrid between
> a Golden-winged Warbler
> <http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/golden-winged-warbler>
> and
> a Blue-winged Warbler.
> <http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/blue-winged-warbler>
> This
> “tri-hybrid” is a first. It has never been documented before. The amazing
> new hybrid has been dubbed “Burket’s” Warbler after the deserving gentleman
> who discovered it. The thumbnail is from the cited article;
> <http://www.birdspix.com/uncategorized/burkets-warbler> it is not my own
> and I take no credit for it.
>
 

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Date: 8/13/19 5:03 am
From: Steve Smith <ethologicac...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] black crowned night herons in Burlington this evening
There are a few that can often be seen in the cottonwoods in ECHO's parking
lot. Suppose the same. Sometimes down by the water near the SW corner
stormwater garden.

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 9:37 PM sarah rosedahl <
<0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> There were 2 sitting on the breakwater this evening at sunset.We had a
> nice close up while dragonboating.
> Sarah Rosedahl
> Artist, Author and Illustrator www.srosedahl.com
>
 

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Date: 8/12/19 8:59 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Tri-hybrid wood warbler
Yes, as it was not too far east of Pittsburgh (PA). Lowell Burket actually did a program on this for the Three Rivers Birding Club of Pittsburgh last fall. The bird, as last I heard, has not been refound this year.

A few weeks ago, a friend from WV sent me a link to an unusual hybrid near Cleveland, a Cerulean/Yellow-throated Warbler blend.

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA

________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 11:14 PM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Tri-hybrid wood warbler

Did anyone else see this? Ruth Stewart E DorsetA newly discovered
tri-hybrid wood-warbler!

The source for the following is:

David P. L. Toews, Henry M. Streby, Lowell Burket, Scott A. Taylor (2018). *A
wood-warbler produced through both interspecific and intergeneric
hybridization*, *Biology Letters*, published online on 7 November 2018
before print | doi:10.1098/rsbl.2018.0557
<https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0557>

<http://www.birdspix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Tri-hybrid-22Burkets22-Warbler.jpg>Recently
an exceedingly astute Pennsylvania birder came upon a bird that appeared so
unusual to his keen eye that he brought it to the prompt attention of the
Cornell Department of Ornithology. This led to the temporary capture of the
bird in a mist net and subsequent DNA testing that revealed an astonishing
result. This bird was in fact the offspring of a Chestnut-sided Warbler
<http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/chestnut-sided-warbler>
and
a Brewsters Warbler <http://brewster/> which is itself a hybrid between
a Golden-winged Warbler
<http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/golden-winged-warbler>
and
a Blue-winged Warbler.
<http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/blue-winged-warbler>
This
tri-hybrid is a first. It has never been documented before. The amazing
new hybrid has been dubbed Burkets Warbler after the deserving gentleman
who discovered it. The thumbnail is from the cited article;
<http://www.birdspix.com/uncategorized/burkets-warbler> it is not my own
and I take no credit for it.
 

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Date: 8/12/19 8:17 pm
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester - monthly bird survey
A survey of butterflies will be added to the monthly bird walk on Saturday,
August 17. The survey will begin at the Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home at
the Welcome Center at 7 a.m. Migration has begun for the birds and
butterflies. Along with squawking baby birds, more noticeable during the
past two weeks are the phenomenal number of monarchs flying and laying
eggs. A count at one area milkweed patch of 8 plants yielded at least 20
monarch caterpillars, all stages from egg to the 5th instar just before the
chrysalis stage. All data collected is entered in ebird, ebutterfly and/or
i-naturalist - online networks of naturalist, citizen scientists and
professionals built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of
biodiversity across the globe. Bring binoculars, cameras, eyes, curiosity
and join the search for what Mother Nature has to offer in August. Contact
Randy at <swvt-birdwalk...> for more information.
 

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Date: 8/12/19 8:14 pm
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Tri-hybrid wood warbler
Did anyone else see this? Ruth Stewart E DorsetA newly discovered
“tri-hybrid” wood-warbler!

The source for the following is:

David P. L. Toews, Henry M. Streby, Lowell Burket, Scott A. Taylor (2018). *A
wood-warbler produced through both interspecific and intergeneric
hybridization*, *Biology Letters*, published online on 7 November 2018
before print | doi:10.1098/rsbl.2018.0557
<https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0557>

<http://www.birdspix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Tri-hybrid-22Burkets22-Warbler.jpg>Recently
an exceedingly astute Pennsylvania birder came upon a bird that appeared so
unusual to his keen eye that he brought it to the prompt attention of the
Cornell Department of Ornithology. This led to the temporary capture of the
bird in a mist net and subsequent DNA testing that revealed an astonishing
result. This bird was in fact the offspring of a Chestnut-sided Warbler
<http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/chestnut-sided-warbler>
and
a Brewster’s Warbler <http://brewster/> – which is itself a hybrid between
a Golden-winged Warbler
<http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/golden-winged-warbler>
and
a Blue-winged Warbler.
<http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/wood-warblers-parulidae/blue-winged-warbler>
This
“tri-hybrid” is a first. It has never been documented before. The amazing
new hybrid has been dubbed “Burket’s” Warbler after the deserving gentleman
who discovered it. The thumbnail is from the cited article;
<http://www.birdspix.com/uncategorized/burkets-warbler> it is not my own
and I take no credit for it.
 

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Date: 8/12/19 6:39 pm
From: Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
Join us as we monitor a variety of bird species at Missisquoi National
Wildlife Refuge.

This month's Bird Monitoring Walk will be on Saturday August 17, 2019 on
the Jeep Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the Louie's Landing boat access on Rte
78, about 3.5 miles west of Swanton village. We will meet at the gate and
drive in to the trail head at Mac's Bend. 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 112 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: 8/12/19 6:37 pm
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] black crowned night herons in Burlington this evening
There were 2 sitting on the breakwater this evening at sunset.We had a nice close up while dragonboating.
Sarah Rosedahl
Artist, Author and Illustrator www.srosedahl.com
 

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Date: 8/12/19 2:55 pm
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Cormorant in NEK?!
Just did a river walk, didn't find it again. Thank you for confirming,
Tom! Ok to report then. Best, Veer

On 8/12/2019 at 5:23 PM, "Thomas Berriman" wrote:Hi Veer
Double crested Cormorants have been reported in all 3 NEK counties
almost
every year. Usually along the Ct. River in Essex & Caledonia County
and At
Moore Dam. At Lake Memphremagog in Orleans regularly. I have found
them
occasionally even on Moose Bog Pond, Island Pond & the Victory Basin.
And
usually in the spring and fall there is a better chance of seeing one.
So
you were probably seeing one last evening.
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/
 

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Date: 8/12/19 2:23 pm
From: Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Cormorant in NEK?!


Hi Veer



Double crested Cormorants have been reported in all 3 NEK counties almost
every year. Usually along the Ct. River in Essex & Caledonia County and At
Moore Dam. At Lake Memphremagog in Orleans regularly. I have found them
occasionally even on Moose Bog Pond, Island Pond & the Victory Basin. And
usually in the spring and fall there is a better chance of seeing one. So
you were probably seeing one last evening.





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: 8/12/19 1:10 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Egrets
Today down on Carver St Ext in Brandon I found 8 great egrets enjoying the small pond near the old bridge.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 8/12/19 7:02 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Cormorant in NEK?!
Outside last night hoping to hear Chimney Swifts (saw but they were
flying silently) I saw movement high in a riverside snag, a great
place to see flickers hang about, with no interfering branches from my
garden. On this spot perched a Cormorant that looked very small to me
(perhaps because I was used to them on Perkins Pier taking up all the
oxygen!) I tried to make this bird a heron but no, it opened its wings
in time-honored fashion, and repeatedly turned its snakey neck toward
the setting sun thus flashing a yellow-orangey bill. Mosquitoes drove
me away after 20 mins, but both times I checked before dark the bird
was still there. I don't think I've heard of cormorants in this area
but I hope to be told they do appear and high in trees! Thank you.

Veer Frost, Passumpsic
Sent using Hushmail
 

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Date: 8/11/19 6:53 pm
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Recommendations for Birding Around Manchester
Bridget and Ron,

While Hildene is not a hotspot (by their request), it is where we in the
area have been doing monthly surveys for several years. It has,grass areas,
uncut (milkweed) fields. pollinator gardens, pasture, forest and wetlands
and views to the mts s, e and w.

Equinox Resort/Mountain/Trails does not have the diversity of habitat as
Hildene, but is open to the public. Not sure if area is listed as a
Hotspot. Not sure what you are looking for, but please email me off list
if you need more ideas. Ruth Stewart

On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 9:28 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:

> Greetings All!
>
> I'm looking for suggestions on places to go birding near Manchester. In
> particular, any spots that are NOT identified as hotspots on eBird.
>
> Thank you!
> 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>*
> *Birder Broker: http://bit.ly/BirderBrokerVT <http://bit.ly/BirderBrokerVT
> >*
> *Crows In Vermont: http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT <http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT>*
>
>
> <
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> >
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> >
> <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>
>
 

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Date: 8/11/19 6:27 pm
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] 2 bald eagles N Hero
We saw a third,fourth? Year with white tail but a lot of mottle come over us at bland around 11AM.
SAL love our poster !

> On Aug 11, 2019, at 11:09 AM, sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Circling just south of the N Hero - Alburgh bridge.
> No camera!
> Sarah
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 8/11/19 8:31 am
From: Sean Beckett <sean...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] BirdFest - September 7th: Presentations, workshops, walks, and more
Greetings, Birders,

We'd like to invite everyone to BirdFest, our annual bird festival for all
ages, on September 7th from 7am - 2pm. Join morning bird walks, visit our
songbird banding station, see live raptors up close, learn from local bird
biologists, and partake in a dozen different activities for kids and
families at our BirdCraft tent.

Of particular interest to this group will be the following workshops and
presentations by some really terrific people:

10 am | Slow Birding with the Bird Diva, Bridget Butler
Slow Birding is a practice which builds a deeper observation of birds while
creating a deeper connection to yourself and the place you live. Come be a
part of a collective sit spot session to both watch and listen to birds as
a group. We’ll learn how to look with and without binoculars, map what
we’re hearing and seeing, and take field notes that will improve not only
our identification skills but also our awareness of what’s happening on the
landscape. Please bring a portable chair or stool if you would like to
attend this session.

11 am | Bird Conservation in Vermont: How can landowners make a difference?
- Margaret Fowle, Audubon Vermont
Vermont provides important habitat for an abundance of bird species, and
some like Chimney Swifts, Bobolinks, and Wood Thrush are in decline, and
others like Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles have made a comeback. Come
hear an informative presentation about the status of some of our critical
bird species and how humans can play a role in providing the places they
need to thrive.

Noon | Nocturnal Bird Migration & Flight Calls - Bill Evans, Acoustic
Biologist
For more than 30 years Bill Evans has been studying the vocalizations birds
give during their clandestine nocturnal migrations. Bill will share
insights into this cryptic night flight calling phenomenon, play examples
of the calls, and present preliminary results from a microphone monitoring
the calls atop the North Branch Nature Center this season.

1 pm | Keynote: Saving the Bird in the Bush - the Bird Diva, Bridget Butler
The top two pastimes in North America are gardening and birdwatching, when
you put the two together you get "birdscaping" or landscaping with birds in
mind. Bridget will share how you can turn your yard into a haven for birds
and share some of the current research on ensuring that even in urban areas
we're meeting the needs of our feathered friends. It's all about paying it
forward for the birds we enjoy through our love of nurturing the land.

The full BirdFest schedule is available at
northbranchnaturecenter.org/birdfest

Thank you,

Sean Beckett
Staff Naturalist
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St, Montpelier VT 05602
(802) 229-6206 x 102
 

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Date: 8/11/19 8:09 am
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] 2 bald eagles N Hero
Circling just south of the N Hero - Alburgh bridge.
No camera!
Sarah

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 8/9/19 3:02 pm
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pelican
The pelican Bridget and Steve reported earlier today is still visible from the Campbell Bay campground. Pretty distant, but within scope range.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 8/8/19 2:27 pm
From: Chris Rimmer <crimmer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Another belated Mansfield update
VCE's final summer banding session on Mansfield was rained out by
yesterday's and today's storms. I had thought I'd combine last and this
week's results in a single post, but I instead scratched together this
belated update from a week ago:
https://vtecostudies.org/blog/vces-mansfield-season-winding-down/

If all goes well with schedules and weather, we may get back up there next
Tuesday-Wed for a final banding foray, in which case we'll expect some
early migrants.

Chris

________________________

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Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x202
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Date: 8/8/19 10:52 am
From: Ron Payne <rpayne72...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Recommendations for Birding Around Manchester
If you know any good public places to bird near Manchester, or anywhere else, please do suggest them as eBird hotspots.

 

---
Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT






On Thu, 8 Aug 2019 09:28:38 -0400, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:

Greetings All!

I'm looking for suggestions on places to go birding near Manchester. In
particular, any spots that are NOT identified as hotspots on eBird.

Thank you!
Bridget

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*PO Box 613*
*St. Albans VT 05478*
*(802) 393-4147*
*Website: www.birddiva.com *
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Date: 8/8/19 7:04 am
From: Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Turkeys
For anyone interested, I found the page:
https://vtfishandwildlife.com/get-involved/citizen-reporting/wild-turkey-brood-survey

On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 9:21 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:

> A reminder that August is report turkey sightings to Vt. Fish&Wildlife.
> There is an online form.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod



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Date: 8/8/19 6:58 am
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
I noticed that just after sending. Apologies!

On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 9:53 AM Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
wrote:

> Note: This is on list. :)
>
> Take care, both of you!
>
> R
>
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 9:43 AM R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:
>
> > Yowee .. NOT Good! Damn this aging process!!!, slippery footwork, poor
> > eyesight, hearing loss, etc..
> >
> > Emphasis on what we can do... like raising Monarch butterflies. What a
> > phenomenal year for caterpillars!! I have 8 volunteer milkweed near one
> of
> > my gardens; I counted 20!!! caterpillars - most at 5th instars, so laid
> at
> > the same time. I collected some and they are pupating (going into
> chrysalis
> > form) as I write.. BUT every time I went to collect new milkweed leaves,
> > I'd find another instar!
> >
> > So ?? Who did you buy the Nearing house from? I went to a MHisSoc program
> > last night on Colburn House/Northshire Bookstore. Local Mike Powers
> talked
> > about his growing up years there on Bonnet St. and who was connected to
> > who, etc. Some other long time local (who I can't remember? maybe Bubsy
> > Tuttle??) was related to Helen Nearing - or maybe it was Pearl Buck???
> > Anyway, a statement was made that Pearl Buck lived in the Nearing house.
> I
> > know she was in the area, but NOT in your house. Any info on that?
> >
> > Please keep me posted about Darlene. Healing vibes to you both.. ruth
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:09 PM R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > > I am signed up for a 16 day trip to Ghana (Africa!) Oct 16-31. One of
> the
> > > participants is unable to go and the trip is open to one or two more.
> The
> > > cost is only $2000/person plus airfare which will run $700-1000. The
> tour
> > > leader is the same person who was Noah Strycker's guide when he did his
> > BIG
> > > Year.
> > >
> > > Visa is required, but it's only valid for 90 days so most of us have
> not
> > > even applied yet. I will gladly send itinerary and more info.if
> > interested.
> > > Please reply interest off-list.
> > >
> > > Ruth Stewart
> > > E Dorset
> > >
> >
>
>
> --
> Richard | @richlitt <https://twitter.com/richlitt> | burntfen.com
> <http://www.burntfen.com>
>
 

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Date: 8/8/19 6:53 am
From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
Note: This is on list. :)

Take care, both of you!

R

On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 9:43 AM R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:

> Yowee .. NOT Good! Damn this aging process!!!, slippery footwork, poor
> eyesight, hearing loss, etc..
>
> Emphasis on what we can do... like raising Monarch butterflies. What a
> phenomenal year for caterpillars!! I have 8 volunteer milkweed near one of
> my gardens; I counted 20!!! caterpillars - most at 5th instars, so laid at
> the same time. I collected some and they are pupating (going into chrysalis
> form) as I write.. BUT every time I went to collect new milkweed leaves,
> I'd find another instar!
>
> So ?? Who did you buy the Nearing house from? I went to a MHisSoc program
> last night on Colburn House/Northshire Bookstore. Local Mike Powers talked
> about his growing up years there on Bonnet St. and who was connected to
> who, etc. Some other long time local (who I can't remember? maybe Bubsy
> Tuttle??) was related to Helen Nearing - or maybe it was Pearl Buck???
> Anyway, a statement was made that Pearl Buck lived in the Nearing house. I
> know she was in the area, but NOT in your house. Any info on that?
>
> Please keep me posted about Darlene. Healing vibes to you both.. ruth
>
> On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:09 PM R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:
>
> > I am signed up for a 16 day trip to Ghana (Africa!) Oct 16-31. One of the
> > participants is unable to go and the trip is open to one or two more. The
> > cost is only $2000/person plus airfare which will run $700-1000. The tour
> > leader is the same person who was Noah Strycker's guide when he did his
> BIG
> > Year.
> >
> > Visa is required, but it's only valid for 90 days so most of us have not
> > even applied yet. I will gladly send itinerary and more info.if
> interested.
> > Please reply interest off-list.
> >
> > Ruth Stewart
> > E Dorset
> >
>


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<http://www.burntfen.com>
 

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Date: 8/8/19 6:43 am
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
Yowee .. NOT Good! Damn this aging process!!!, slippery footwork, poor
eyesight, hearing loss, etc..

Emphasis on what we can do... like raising Monarch butterflies. What a
phenomenal year for caterpillars!! I have 8 volunteer milkweed near one of
my gardens; I counted 20!!! caterpillars - most at 5th instars, so laid at
the same time. I collected some and they are pupating (going into chrysalis
form) as I write.. BUT every time I went to collect new milkweed leaves,
I'd find another instar!

So ?? Who did you buy the Nearing house from? I went to a MHisSoc program
last night on Colburn House/Northshire Bookstore. Local Mike Powers talked
about his growing up years there on Bonnet St. and who was connected to
who, etc. Some other long time local (who I can't remember? maybe Bubsy
Tuttle??) was related to Helen Nearing - or maybe it was Pearl Buck???
Anyway, a statement was made that Pearl Buck lived in the Nearing house. I
know she was in the area, but NOT in your house. Any info on that?

Please keep me posted about Darlene. Healing vibes to you both.. ruth

On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:09 PM R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:

> I am signed up for a 16 day trip to Ghana (Africa!) Oct 16-31. One of the
> participants is unable to go and the trip is open to one or two more. The
> cost is only $2000/person plus airfare which will run $700-1000. The tour
> leader is the same person who was Noah Strycker's guide when he did his BIG
> Year.
>
> Visa is required, but it's only valid for 90 days so most of us have not
> even applied yet. I will gladly send itinerary and more info.if interested.
> Please reply interest off-list.
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E Dorset
>
 

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Date: 8/8/19 6:29 am
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Recommendations for Birding Around Manchester
Greetings All!

I'm looking for suggestions on places to go birding near Manchester. In
particular, any spots that are NOT identified as hotspots on eBird.

Thank you!
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>*
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Date: 8/8/19 6:21 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Turkeys
A reminder that August is report turkey sightings to Vt. Fish&Wildlife. There is an online form.
Sue Wetmore

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Date: 8/8/19 4:33 am
From: ernest palola <ernestpalola1...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
Right now, things are gloomy Ive got unknown problems with my rt. knee. Darlene has known problems with her rt. shin. While camping a couple wks. back she fell and scraped the skin back on her shin which required 12 stitches to close the wound, and it became infected. Currently she is in the hospital at UVM receiving intensive IV antibiotics, and this will lead to nurse visits at home. So, its hard to think at this point about Oct. And, its raining heavily here! Plse keep in touch.



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From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:09:05 PM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana

I am signed up for a 16 day trip to Ghana (Africa!) Oct 16-31. One of the
participants is unable to go and the trip is open to one or two more. The
cost is only $2000/person plus airfare which will run $700-1000. The tour
leader is the same person who was Noah Strycker's guide when he did his BIG
Year.

Visa is required, but it's only valid for 90 days so most of us have not
even applied yet. I will gladly send itinerary and more info.if interested.
Please reply interest off-list.

Ruth Stewart
E Dorset
 

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Date: 8/7/19 8:09 pm
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birding in Ghana
I am signed up for a 16 day trip to Ghana (Africa!) Oct 16-31. One of the
participants is unable to go and the trip is open to one or two more. The
cost is only $2000/person plus airfare which will run $700-1000. The tour
leader is the same person who was Noah Strycker's guide when he did his BIG
Year.

Visa is required, but it's only valid for 90 days so most of us have not
even applied yet. I will gladly send itinerary and more info.if interested.
Please reply interest off-list.

Ruth Stewart
E Dorset
 

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Date: 8/7/19 4:43 pm
From: Jill Vickers <jvickers...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Osprey fledglings in nest - photos
amazing shots and commentary

> On Aug 7, 2019, at 4:05 PM, Jane Stein <jeshawks...> wrote:
>
> Nifty pix. Thanks for posting!
>
> Jane
> (Shoreham)
>
> On Wed, 7 Aug 2019 15:50:54 -0400, Mike Sargent <msargent...> wrote:
>> This morning I watched the 2 fledglings that still are in the nest at
> the
>> mouth of the LaPlatte River in Shelburne. Here's a shot of them with an
>> adult - the breast banding suggests that it's the female. Note the
> juvenile
>> pattern on the back, and the orange eyes, compared to the yellow of the
>> adult. I was hoping to watch for an adult returning with a fish, but it
>> started raining. It seems that, unlike many other birds, ospreys stay in
> or
>> near their nests for quite some time after fledging.
>>
>> http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/birds/Osprey_03.jpg
>>
>> Here's one of the fledglings returning from a "training" flight.
>>
>> http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/birds/Osprey_05.jpg
>>
>> And for a developmental comparison, here's the family 3 weeks ago on
> July
>> 16.
>>
>> http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/birds/Osprey_02.jpg
>

Jill Vickers
<jvickers...>
 

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Date: 8/7/19 3:01 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Parrot
An extinct fossilized parrot in New Zealand has been found . It was 3 feet tall and weighed 15 pounds!
Imagine that today---- when it says Polly wants a cracker you'd darn well have them on hand!
Sue Wetmore

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Date: 8/7/19 1:05 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Osprey fledglings in nest - photos
Nifty pix. Thanks for posting!

Jane
(Shoreham)

On Wed, 7 Aug 2019 15:50:54 -0400, Mike Sargent <msargent...> wrote:
> This morning I watched the 2 fledglings that still are in the nest at
the
> mouth of the LaPlatte River in Shelburne. Here's a shot of them with an
> adult - the breast banding suggests that it's the female. Note the
juvenile
> pattern on the back, and the orange eyes, compared to the yellow of the
> adult. I was hoping to watch for an adult returning with a fish, but it
> started raining. It seems that, unlike many other birds, ospreys stay in
or
> near their nests for quite some time after fledging.
>
> http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/birds/Osprey_03.jpg
>
> Here's one of the fledglings returning from a "training" flight.
>
> http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/birds/Osprey_05.jpg
>
> And for a developmental comparison, here's the family 3 weeks ago on
July
> 16.
>
> http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/birds/Osprey_02.jpg
 

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Date: 8/7/19 12:51 pm
From: Mike Sargent <msargent...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Osprey fledglings in nest - photos
This morning I watched the 2 fledglings that still are in the nest at the mouth of the LaPlatte River in Shelburne. Here's a shot of them with an adult - the breast banding suggests that it's the female. Note the juvenile pattern on the back, and the orange eyes, compared to the yellow of the adult. I was hoping to watch for an adult returning with a fish, but it started raining. It seems that, unlike many other birds, ospreys stay in or near their nests for quite some time after fledging.

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/birds/Osprey_03.jpg

Here's one of the fledglings returning from a "training" flight.

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/birds/Osprey_05.jpg

And for a developmental comparison, here's the family 3 weeks ago on July 16.

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/birds/Osprey_02.jpg
 

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Date: 8/7/19 10:10 am
From: Patrick Phillips <phillipspatj...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Lawrence’s Warbler???
I spotted what appeared to be one of the Blue-winged x Golden-winged
backcrosses (Lawrence’s) this morning at the Charlotte Park and Wildlife
Refuge. I saw it for an instant at the first bridge on the trail and I
quickly got a couple of shots before it took off.
<vtbird...>

This would be a first for me, but I would like some feedback before I post
it. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks!
Pat Phillips
 

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Date: 8/6/19 5:56 pm
From: Jill Vickers <jvickers...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
Love this story too

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 6, 2019, at 8:45 AM, Jo Ann Lafayette <000003290ae4017f-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Ali what a beautiful story. Very touching. Jo
> Jo Lafayette <jolafayett...>
>
> On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 08:27:31 AM EDT, Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> wrote:
>
> Lovely, lovely. I hope he recovers and thrives.
>
>> On Mon, Aug 5, 2019, 5:42 PM Betty Holton <bholton...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> &nbsp;
>> Thank you Ali. That was beautiful ..
>>
>> On Sun, 4 Aug 2019 21:47:56 -0400, alison wagner &lt;<alikatofvt...>&gt;
>> wrote:
>>
>> Dear Birders, Please read if you'd like:
>>
>>
>>
>> Are you the Goshawk?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> A neighbor called me to say she had “possibly an owl” in her yard and she
>> was sure it wasn’t okay. It had been on the ground for a few hours and not
>> moving. So I grabbed a sewing machine-sized box and a baby-sized light
>> blanket and headed to her house. What I found was this gorgeous predator.
>> We approached very slowly from behind. I didn’t think he could see me well
>> as his behavior didn’t change when he turned to face me. Tough leather
>> gloves gave me little reassurance as I approached him, but he was as docile
>> as a chicken. A trip-to-VINS-later, he was examined and determined to be
>> underweight, “not well for awhile” (bent tail feathers indicated he’d been
>> on the ground a while) and I believe they said “plaque spots” in his eyes.
>> The diagnosis is West Nile Disease and they will do what they can.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> All the way to VINS, I thought about this hawk and the many opportunities
>> I’ve had experiencing this species in Huntington. I feel like I know this
>> bird.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Who are you? Are you the Goshawk I sometimes see flying over the
>> Huntington River? Are you a direct descendant, one of the many chicks
>> raised in the forest near “Gail’s Cabin” at the Birds of Vermont Museum? Or
>> maybe you are the parent that nested there. One time a friend of mine was
>> terrified as he was chased through those woods, away from your territory.
>> Do you recall that ever happening? The way my friend described his escape
>> reminded me of an old fashioned cowboy gun fight, with the fleeing cowboy
>> ducking behind a rock and looking ahead for the next place to take cover.
>> Look, choose, run, dive. My friend scrambled on his hands and knees, diving
>> behind berry bushes to avoid your nasty talons. Did you do that, terrify my
>> friend? Perhaps you are the handsome bird that sometimes perches at the
>> edge of my yard, looking to pick up some fast food. If so, remember the
>> time I saw you perched as I drove my car down the driveway? I got out of
>> the car to get a better look...and one look from you told me to get back in
>> the car and close the door. Last year I recorded a father Goshawk calling
>> in the forest in Granville. His chicks responded in the distance. Your tone
>> told me I should not walk any further down the path when out of “no where”
>> you flew over my head and perched in front of me. No, that couldn’t have
>> been you...but I bet a distant relative for sure. Maybe you’re the guy that
>> made the adrenaline shoot through my body one wintry day several years ago
>> as I was snowshoeing down the steep hillside behind my house...your bone
>> chilling calls inspired me to step faster. Or perhaps you’re the offspring
>> of the Goshawk I see circling the skies above Camels Hump State Forest. You
>> know, the southern part of the park off route 17? Most likely you are the
>> same bird I counted on a Christmas Bird Count in the neighborhood just
>> north of where I picked you up today. All these places may just be
>> pins-of-encounters with a male Northern Goshawk, coincidentally in a
>> straight line on a map. A line along the high foothills paralleling the
>> Green Mountain Range’s peaks. Are you one and the same guy? Because I know
>> you. You are my neighbor.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> I hope he recovers and I can bring him home.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Ali Wagner
>>
>> Huntington
>> &nbsp;
>>
>
 

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Date: 8/6/19 5:46 am
From: Jo Ann Lafayette <000003290ae4017f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
Ali what a beautiful story.  Very touching.  Jo
Jo Lafayette <jolafayett...>

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 08:27:31 AM EDT, Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> wrote:

Lovely, lovely. I hope he recovers and thrives.

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019, 5:42 PM Betty Holton <bholton...> wrote:

>
>
>
> &nbsp;
> Thank you Ali. That was beautiful ..
>
> On Sun, 4 Aug 2019 21:47:56 -0400, alison wagner &lt;<alikatofvt...>&gt;
> wrote:
>
> Dear Birders, Please read if you'd like:
>
>
>
> Are you the Goshawk?
>
>
>
>
> A neighbor called me to say she had “possibly an owl” in her yard and she
> was sure it wasn’t okay. It had been on the ground for a few hours and not
> moving. So I grabbed a sewing machine-sized box and a baby-sized light
> blanket and headed to her house. What I found was this gorgeous predator.
> We approached very slowly from behind. I didn’t think he could see me well
> as his behavior didn’t change when he turned to face me. Tough leather
> gloves gave me little reassurance as I approached him, but he was as docile
> as a chicken. A trip-to-VINS-later, he was examined and determined to be
> underweight, “not well for awhile” (bent tail feathers indicated he’d been
> on the ground a while) and I believe they said “plaque spots” in his eyes.
> The diagnosis is West Nile Disease and they will do what they can.
>
>
>
>
> All the way to VINS, I thought about this hawk and the many opportunities
> I’ve had experiencing this species in Huntington. I feel like I know this
> bird.
>
>
>
>
> Who are you? Are you the Goshawk I sometimes see flying over the
> Huntington River? Are you a direct descendant, one of the many chicks
> raised in the forest near “Gail’s Cabin” at the Birds of Vermont Museum? Or
> maybe you are the parent that nested there. One time a friend of mine was
> terrified as he was chased through those woods, away from your territory.
> Do you recall that ever happening? The way my friend described his escape
> reminded me of an old fashioned cowboy gun fight, with the fleeing cowboy
> ducking behind a rock and looking ahead for the next place to take cover.
> Look, choose, run, dive. My friend scrambled on his hands and knees, diving
> behind berry bushes to avoid your nasty talons. Did you do that, terrify my
> friend? Perhaps you are the handsome bird that sometimes perches at the
> edge of my yard, looking to pick up some fast food. If so, remember the
> time I saw you perched as I drove my car down the driveway? I got out of
> the car to get a better look...and one look from you told me to get back in
> the car and close the door. Last year I recorded a father Goshawk calling
> in the forest in Granville. His chicks responded in the distance. Your tone
> told me I should not walk any further down the path when out of “no where”
> you flew over my head and perched in front of me. No, that couldn’t have
> been you...but I bet a distant relative for sure. Maybe you’re the guy that
> made the adrenaline shoot through my body one wintry day several years ago
> as I was snowshoeing down the steep hillside behind my house...your bone
> chilling calls inspired me to step faster. Or perhaps you’re the offspring
> of the Goshawk I see circling the skies above Camels Hump State Forest. You
> know, the southern part of the park off route 17? Most likely you are the
> same bird I counted on a Christmas Bird Count in the neighborhood just
> north of where I picked you up today. All these places may just be
> pins-of-encounters with a male Northern Goshawk, coincidentally in a
> straight line on a map. A line along the high foothills paralleling the
> Green Mountain Range’s peaks. Are you one and the same guy? Because I know
> you. You are my neighbor.
>
>
>
>
> I hope he recovers and I can bring him home.
>
>
>
>
> Ali Wagner
>
> Huntington
> &nbsp;
>
 

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Date: 8/6/19 3:41 am
From: Larry & Mona Rogers <larryandmona1...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Osprey family still around
Sunday morning we saw an adult fly into the nest where a second adult and at least one young one were waiting. This was at the platform on Rt. 7 at the Leicester/Salisbury line.
Mona and Larry


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Date: 8/5/19 5:25 pm
From: Dwight Everest <ikespike...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] osprey question
Still have two babies in our "back yard" down by Tri-Town waterworks


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________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2019 7:25 PM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] osprey question

Has anyone seen any osprey young still in the nest?
 

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Date: 8/5/19 4:48 pm
From: Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
Lovely, lovely. I hope he recovers and thrives.

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019, 5:42 PM Betty Holton <bholton...> wrote:

>
>
>
> &nbsp;
> Thank you Ali. That was beautiful ..
>
> On Sun, 4 Aug 2019 21:47:56 -0400, alison wagner &lt;<alikatofvt...>&gt;
> wrote:
>
> Dear Birders, Please read if you'd like:
>
>
>
> Are you the Goshawk?
>
>
>
>
> A neighbor called me to say she had “possibly an owl” in her yard and she
> was sure it wasn’t okay. It had been on the ground for a few hours and not
> moving. So I grabbed a sewing machine-sized box and a baby-sized light
> blanket and headed to her house. What I found was this gorgeous predator.
> We approached very slowly from behind. I didn’t think he could see me well
> as his behavior didn’t change when he turned to face me. Tough leather
> gloves gave me little reassurance as I approached him, but he was as docile
> as a chicken. A trip-to-VINS-later, he was examined and determined to be
> underweight, “not well for awhile” (bent tail feathers indicated he’d been
> on the ground a while) and I believe they said “plaque spots” in his eyes.
> The diagnosis is West Nile Disease and they will do what they can.
>
>
>
>
> All the way to VINS, I thought about this hawk and the many opportunities
> I’ve had experiencing this species in Huntington. I feel like I know this
> bird.
>
>
>
>
> Who are you? Are you the Goshawk I sometimes see flying over the
> Huntington River? Are you a direct descendant, one of the many chicks
> raised in the forest near “Gail’s Cabin” at the Birds of Vermont Museum? Or
> maybe you are the parent that nested there. One time a friend of mine was
> terrified as he was chased through those woods, away from your territory.
> Do you recall that ever happening? The way my friend described his escape
> reminded me of an old fashioned cowboy gun fight, with the fleeing cowboy
> ducking behind a rock and looking ahead for the next place to take cover.
> Look, choose, run, dive. My friend scrambled on his hands and knees, diving
> behind berry bushes to avoid your nasty talons. Did you do that, terrify my
> friend? Perhaps you are the handsome bird that sometimes perches at the
> edge of my yard, looking to pick up some fast food. If so, remember the
> time I saw you perched as I drove my car down the driveway? I got out of
> the car to get a better look...and one look from you told me to get back in
> the car and close the door. Last year I recorded a father Goshawk calling
> in the forest in Granville. His chicks responded in the distance. Your tone
> told me I should not walk any further down the path when out of “no where”
> you flew over my head and perched in front of me. No, that couldn’t have
> been you...but I bet a distant relative for sure. Maybe you’re the guy that
> made the adrenaline shoot through my body one wintry day several years ago
> as I was snowshoeing down the steep hillside behind my house...your bone
> chilling calls inspired me to step faster. Or perhaps you’re the offspring
> of the Goshawk I see circling the skies above Camels Hump State Forest. You
> know, the southern part of the park off route 17? Most likely you are the
> same bird I counted on a Christmas Bird Count in the neighborhood just
> north of where I picked you up today. All these places may just be
> pins-of-encounters with a male Northern Goshawk, coincidentally in a
> straight line on a map. A line along the high foothills paralleling the
> Green Mountain Range’s peaks. Are you one and the same guy? Because I know
> you. You are my neighbor.
>
>
>
>
> I hope he recovers and I can bring him home.
>
>
>
>
> Ali Wagner
>
> Huntington
> &nbsp;
>
 

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Date: 8/5/19 2:42 pm
From: Betty Holton <bholton...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington



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Thank you Ali. That was beautiful ..

On Sun, 4 Aug 2019 21:47:56 -0400, alison wagner &lt;<alikatofvt...>&gt; wrote:

Dear Birders, Please read if you'd like:



Are you the Goshawk?




A neighbor called me to say she had “possibly an owl” in her yard and she was sure it wasn’t okay. It had been on the ground for a few hours and not moving. So I grabbed a sewing machine-sized box and a baby-sized light blanket and headed to her house. What I found was this gorgeous predator. We approached very slowly from behind. I didn’t think he could see me well as his behavior didn’t change when he turned to face me. Tough leather gloves gave me little reassurance as I approached him, but he was as docile as a chicken. A trip-to-VINS-later, he was examined and determined to be underweight, “not well for awhile” (bent tail feathers indicated he’d been on the ground a while) and I believe they said “plaque spots” in his eyes. The diagnosis is West Nile Disease and they will do what they can.




All the way to VINS, I thought about this hawk and the many opportunities I’ve had experiencing this species in Huntington. I feel like I know this bird.




Who are you? Are you the Goshawk I sometimes see flying over the Huntington River? Are you a direct descendant, one of the many chicks raised in the forest near “Gail’s Cabin” at the Birds of Vermont Museum? Or maybe you are the parent that nested there. One time a friend of mine was terrified as he was chased through those woods, away from your territory. Do you recall that ever happening? The way my friend described his escape reminded me of an old fashioned cowboy gun fight, with the fleeing cowboy ducking behind a rock and looking ahead for the next place to take cover. Look, choose, run, dive. My friend scrambled on his hands and knees, diving behind berry bushes to avoid your nasty talons. Did you do that, terrify my friend? Perhaps you are the handsome bird that sometimes perches at the edge of my yard, looking to pick up some fast food. If so, remember the time I saw you perched as I drove my car down the driveway? I got out of the car to get a better look...and one look from you told me to get back in the car and close the door. Last year I recorded a father Goshawk calling in the forest in Granville. His chicks responded in the distance. Your tone told me I should not walk any further down the path when out of “no where” you flew over my head and perched in front of me. No, that couldn’t have been you...but I bet a distant relative for sure. Maybe you’re the guy that made the adrenaline shoot through my body one wintry day several years ago as I was snowshoeing down the steep hillside behind my house...your bone chilling calls inspired me to step faster. Or perhaps you’re the offspring of the Goshawk I see circling the skies above Camels Hump State Forest. You know, the southern part of the park off route 17? Most likely you are the same bird I counted on a Christmas Bird Count in the neighborhood just north of where I picked you up today. All these places may just be pins-of-encounters with a male Northern Goshawk, coincidentally in a straight line on a map. A line along the high foothills paralleling the Green Mountain Range’s peaks. Are you one and the same guy? Because I know you. You are my neighbor.




I hope he recovers and I can bring him home.




Ali Wagner

Huntington
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Date: 8/5/19 1:04 pm
From: Steven Lamonde <slamonde...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] osprey question
Not in Vermont, but I did see three Osprey juveniles in a nest in Nova
Scotia last week. They were adult-sized, but their orange eyes gave them
away hatch-year birds.

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 3:25 PM Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> wrote:

> Has anyone seen any osprey young still in the nest?
>


--
Steven Lamonde
Conservation Biology (MS) candidate
Adjunct Faculty - Department of Environmental Studies
Manager - Antioch Spatial Analysis Lab
Antioch University New England
Keene, New Hampshire
<slamonde...>
(339) 236-1421
 

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Date: 8/5/19 12:57 pm
From: Karan Cutler <kdcutler42...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] osprey question
Osprey "baby" still around our platform, but we're seeing it less and less.
I see others on nests around here and there were birds on nests along the
causeway to South Hero last week.

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 3:26 PM Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> wrote:

> Has anyone seen any osprey young still in the nest?
>
 

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Date: 8/5/19 12:26 pm
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] osprey question
Has anyone seen any osprey young still in the nest?
 

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Date: 8/5/19 10:55 am
From: Patrick Phillips <phillipspatj...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Cuckoo
I was fortunate enough to hear and see one of these guys at Colchester Pond this morning.
Pat

Pat Phillips
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 5, 2019, at 9:19 AM, Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>
> A BB cuckoo was calling yesterday morning in my area.
> Sue Wetmore
> Brandon
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
>> On Aug 5, 2019, at 7:14 AM, alison wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>>
>> Crazy about Cuckoos? I sure am! A black-billed variety has been calling from the woods around my house since July 31. I only hear it in the morning. Sometimes I will get a quick look as it stops singing and flies. It revolves around my property, clockwise rotation, just far enough in the woods to keep me interested. Like searching for that puzzle piece (one of a thousand) that you know is there in front of you....just keep searching!
>>
>> Ali
>> Huntington
 

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Date: 8/5/19 10:10 am
From: Susan Fogleman <sfogleman...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
Just beautiful, Ali. Thank you for this lovely piece, and for rescuing the poor guy. I hope he makes it.

Susan Fogleman
Campton, NH

Susan Fogleman
<sfogleman...>

"the fate of all conservationists [who] fall in love with the earth [is] to die broken hearted.”
Nigel Collar
 

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Date: 8/5/19 7:38 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Parula Brandon Pearl St, Aug 5, 2019
This morning the following was seen or heard:
Sue Wetmore
>
> Brandon Pearl St, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Aug 5, 2019 6:45 AM - 7:55 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> 28 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Wood Duck 1
> Mallard 2
> Mourning Dove 3
> Killdeer 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> American Crow 5
> Barn Swallow 5
> House Wren 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 4
> Gray Catbird 5
> European Starling 8
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> American Goldfinch 6
> Song Sparrow 6
> Swamp Sparrow 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> American Redstart 1
> Northern Parula 1
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Northern Cardinal 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58761512
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 8/5/19 6:19 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Cuckoo
A BB cuckoo was calling yesterday morning in my area.
Sue Wetmore
Brandon

Sent from my iPod

> On Aug 5, 2019, at 7:14 AM, alison wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>
> Crazy about Cuckoos? I sure am! A black-billed variety has been calling from the woods around my house since July 31. I only hear it in the morning. Sometimes I will get a quick look as it stops singing and flies. It revolves around my property, clockwise rotation, just far enough in the woods to keep me interested. Like searching for that puzzle piece (one of a thousand) that you know is there in front of you....just keep searching!
>
> Ali
> Huntington
 

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Date: 8/5/19 4:35 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
Thank you, Ali, a beautiful glimpse into a birder's life of love and
fascination and deep connection, but I find most moving the rhetorical
use of the interrogative, which perfectly captures the humility before
nature that may save us and the Goshawk yet. A good way to start
Monday!Veer Frost

On 8/4/2019 at 9:48 PM, "alison wagner" wrote:Dear Birders, Please
read if you'd like:
Are you the Goshawk?
A neighbor called me to say she had “possibly an owl” in her yard
and she was sure it wasn’t okay. It had been on the ground for a few
hours and not moving. So I grabbed a sewing machine-sized box and a
baby-sized light blanket and headed to her house. What I found was
this gorgeous predator. We approached very slowly from behind. I
didn’t think he could see me well as his behavior didn’t change
when he turned to face me. Tough leather gloves gave me little
reassurance as I approached him, but he was as docile as a chicken. A
trip-to-VINS-later, he was examined and determined to be underweight,
“not well for awhile” (bent tail feathers indicated he’d been on
the ground a while) and I believe they said “plaque spots” in his
eyes. The diagnosis is West Nile Disease and they will do what they
can.
All the way to VINS, I thought about this hawk and the many
opportunities I’ve had experiencing this species in Huntington. I
feel like I know this bird.
Who are you? Are you the Goshawk I sometimes see flying over the
Huntington River? Are you a direct descendant, one of the many chicks
raised in the forest near “Gail’s Cabin” at the Birds of Vermont
Museum? Or maybe you are the parent that nested there. One time a
friend of mine was terrified as he was chased through those woods,
away from your territory. Do you recall that ever happening? The way
my friend described his escape reminded me of an old fashioned cowboy
gun fight, with the fleeing cowboy ducking behind a rock and looking
ahead for the next place to take cover. Look, choose, run, dive. My
friend scrambled on his hands and knees, diving behind berry bushes to
avoid your nasty talons. Did you do that, terrify my friend? Perhaps
you are the handsome bird that sometimes perches at the edge of my
yard, looking to pick up some fast food. If so, remember the time I
saw you perched as I drove my car down the driveway? I got out of the
car to get a better look...and one look from you told me to get back
in the car and close the door. Last year I recorded a father Goshawk
calling in the forest in Granville. His chicks responded in the
distance. Your tone told me I should not walk any further down the
path when out of “no where” you flew over my head and perched in
front of me. No, that couldn’t have been you...but I bet a distant
relative for sure. Maybe you’re the guy that made the adrenaline
shoot through my body one wintry day several years ago as I was
snowshoeing down the steep hillside behind my house...your bone
chilling calls inspired me to step faster. Or perhaps you’re the
offspring of the Goshawk I see circling the skies above Camels Hump
State Forest. You know, the southern part of the park off route 17?
Most likely you are the same bird I counted on a Christmas Bird Count
in the neighborhood just north of where I picked you up today. All
these places may just be pins-of-encounters with a male Northern
Goshawk, coincidentally in a straight line on a map. A line along the
high foothills paralleling the Green Mountain Range’s peaks. Are you
one and the same guy? Because I know you. You are my neighbor.
I hope he recovers and I can bring him home.
Ali Wagner

Huntington
 

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Date: 8/5/19 4:14 am
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Cuckoo
Crazy about Cuckoos? I sure am! A black-billed variety has been calling from the woods around my house since July 31. I only hear it in the morning. Sometimes I will get a quick look as it stops singing and flies. It revolves around my property, clockwise rotation, just far enough in the woods to keep me interested. Like searching for that puzzle piece (one of a thousand) that you know is there in front of you....just keep searching!

Ali
Huntington
 

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Date: 8/4/19 6:48 pm
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Goshawk story from Huntington
Dear Birders, Please read if you'd like:



Are you the Goshawk?




A neighbor called me to say she had “possibly an owl” in her yard and she was sure it wasn’t okay. It had been on the ground for a few hours and not moving. So I grabbed a sewing machine-sized box and a baby-sized light blanket and headed to her house. What I found was this gorgeous predator. We approached very slowly from behind. I didn’t think he could see me well as his behavior didn’t change when he turned to face me. Tough leather gloves gave me little reassurance as I approached him, but he was as docile as a chicken. A trip-to-VINS-later, he was examined and determined to be underweight, “not well for awhile” (bent tail feathers indicated he’d been on the ground a while) and I believe they said “plaque spots” in his eyes. The diagnosis is West Nile Disease and they will do what they can.




All the way to VINS, I thought about this hawk and the many opportunities I’ve had experiencing this species in Huntington. I feel like I know this bird.




Who are you? Are you the Goshawk I sometimes see flying over the Huntington River? Are you a direct descendant, one of the many chicks raised in the forest near “Gail’s Cabin” at the Birds of Vermont Museum? Or maybe you are the parent that nested there. One time a friend of mine was terrified as he was chased through those woods, away from your territory. Do you recall that ever happening? The way my friend described his escape reminded me of an old fashioned cowboy gun fight, with the fleeing cowboy ducking behind a rock and looking ahead for the next place to take cover. Look, choose, run, dive. My friend scrambled on his hands and knees, diving behind berry bushes to avoid your nasty talons. Did you do that, terrify my friend? Perhaps you are the handsome bird that sometimes perches at the edge of my yard, looking to pick up some fast food. If so, remember the time I saw you perched as I drove my car down the driveway? I got out of the car to get a better look...and one look from you told me to get back in the car and close the door. Last year I recorded a father Goshawk calling in the forest in Granville. His chicks responded in the distance. Your tone told me I should not walk any further down the path when out of “no where” you flew over my head and perched in front of me. No, that couldn’t have been you...but I bet a distant relative for sure. Maybe you’re the guy that made the adrenaline shoot through my body one wintry day several years ago as I was snowshoeing down the steep hillside behind my house...your bone chilling calls inspired me to step faster. Or perhaps you’re the offspring of the Goshawk I see circling the skies above Camels Hump State Forest. You know, the southern part of the park off route 17? Most likely you are the same bird I counted on a Christmas Bird Count in the neighborhood just north of where I picked you up today. All these places may just be pins-of-encounters with a male Northern Goshawk, coincidentally in a straight line on a map. A line along the high foothills paralleling the Green Mountain Range’s peaks. Are you one and the same guy? Because I know you. You are my neighbor.




I hope he recovers and I can bring him home.




Ali Wagner

Huntington
 

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Date: 8/4/19 3:40 pm
From: Kaye Danforth <000003762748b609-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] pine grosbeak addendum
Well folks, I must admit to being surprised to find nary a listing in my second atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont, nor any sightings on ebird for pine grosbeaks in Vermont during summer. We’re setting up a camera and tripod in hopes of getting a picture in the morning, providing it returns. He’s extremely skittish, so any movement near the windows (about 15 feet from the feeder) sends him into the trees. Crossing all fingers!

Kaye in Hinesburg
 

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Date: 8/4/19 2:01 pm
From: Kaye Danforth <000003762748b609-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pine Grosbeak
For the past week, each morning I’ve had an extremely skittish, immature male pine grosbeak feasting on sunflower seeds at the feeder. A first for my yard list of 31 years!

Kaye in Hinesburg
 

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Date: 8/3/19 4:17 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] The Egrets are coming!
This afternoon in South Hero I counted nineteen (19) Great Egrets feeding in the swampy area north of Tracy Road.
Bruce MacPhersonSouth Burlington
 

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Date: 8/3/19 10:35 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sparrow
In addition to the list just posted from the Buchner preserve a field sparrow needs to be added.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 8/3/19 10:30 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bobolinks Buckner Mem. Preserve/Bald Mtn. - Poultney River/East Bay IBA, Aug 3, 2019
The tour started of very quietly but finally turned into an interesting morning. A cedar waxwing sitting on a nest was a surprise.
A lovely giant swallowtail butterfly flitted by plus monarchs and a couple of other species.
Sue Wetmore et al

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded
>
> Buckner Mem. Preserve/Bald Mtn. - Poultney River/East Bay IBA, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Aug 3, 2019 8:50 AM - 10:50 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 26 species
>
> Mallard 13
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Green Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 11
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 2
> Common Raven 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> American Robin 1
> Cedar Waxwing 5
> American Goldfinch 5
> Song Sparrow 4
> Bobolink 10
> Red-winged Blackbird 10
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> American Redstart 1
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Indigo Bunting 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58712419
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 8/3/19 6:59 am
From: Roy Zartarian <royz...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Even greater day at Tracy Rd pond in South Hero
Nineteen Great Egrets here now along wth 2 Great Blue Herons. I like to think they gathered to bid me bon voyage as I head back to Connecticut.

Roy Zartarian

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 8/2/19 2:42 pm
From: Roy Zartarian <royz...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] “Great” day at Tracy Rd pond in South Hero
The lower water level proved inviting. Seen this afternoon were 9 Great Egrets, 2 Great Blue Herons, and a flyover Green Heron. Also noted were 3 Least Sandpipers.

Roy Zartarian
visiting CT birder

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 8/2/19 5:39 am
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird walk
Where: Sucker Brook Trail in Williston off Rt 2A
When: Aug 3rd
Time: 8 am - 11 pm
Length: 2 mile out and back - includes overlook view
Bring bins, hat,water, bug dope and good boots .
RSVP <tgmarron...>
Put on by Williston Master Naturalist group
 

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Date: 8/2/19 5:24 am
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] peak activity this morning
Cool temps in Derby this morning may have contributed to a remarkable
activity level in a variety of warblers, flycatchers, vireos and sparrows.
Birds seemed to be everywhere, actively feeding and calling giving more of
a June feel to the air rather than August. It seems like this may have been
a very successful breeding season in this neck of the NEK.
 

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Date: 8/1/19 2:48 pm
From: anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] flock
Alice - what you saw was more likely a swarming flock of Tree Swallows.  Most left their nest boxes about Jul 1 to disperse and congregate prior to migration.  Tree Swallows young and old are dark above and white below.  Purple Martins on the other hand are a mix of some birds (juveniles) white below and dark above, adult females grey below and dark above and adult males totally dark all over.  If you saw none of these dark birds in your flock, you were most likely looking at a gathering of swallows, not martins.
Bob YunickSchenectady, NY



-----Original Message-----
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Thu, Aug 1, 2019 9:53 am
Subject: [VTBIRD] flock

Saw a large flock of what to my naked eyes appeared to be martins while walking on Swinton Road Bridport early this morning.  White underbellies and dark heads, wings and backs.  They had gathered in a tree and swarmed off when my dog and I approached.  Have also noticed flocks of likely starlings gathering in the fields near our home.  Are they thinking of migrating already?  Summer is wonderful but always too short!  Alice
 

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Date: 8/1/19 10:02 am
From: SUE WETMORE <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] tanagers plus
This morning I started out in a fog---(not me personally but the conditions) and it wasn't until the sun hit the trees that birds came alive. Sadly I found a wood thrush dead in the road.
Sue Wetmore
>
> Old Brandon Rd, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Aug 1, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 25 species
>
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Eastern Kingbird 1 was chased by a hummingbird.
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 5
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 3
> House Wren 2
> American Robin 5
> Gray Catbird 4
> American Goldfinch 3
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 5
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 3
> Common Grackle 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 1 this bird was chased by white-breasted nuthatch
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> American Redstart 3
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58616653
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 8/1/19 9:52 am
From: Fowle, Margaret <mfowle...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
I have been hearing one here in Huntington on the western side of town for the past few days as well!

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of Chip Darmstadt
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:13 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos

Ditto - Black-billed Cuckoo calling around the banding station at North Branch Nature Center this morning. Avoiding capture, however! We also heard Nashville Warbler singing, and an early dispersing Swainson's Thrush.

Chip Darmstadt
North Branch Nature Center
(802) 229-6206
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org&amp;data=02%7C01%<7Cmfowle...>%7C8f5add04a45d483bc06208d71508d607%7C9c32b1b1b0c8422db7a7859d1beca523%7C0%7C0%7C637001000003467158&amp;sdata=zH7sr3ArVO0naZhnJ0zK5%2FQLzk7DWvZn1ofUEVd%2FkMo%3D&amp;reserved=0



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of Ted Levin
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:23 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos

They're late to the party . . . as always.

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 7:47 AM Pat Folsom <pfols...> wrote:

> There was one calling on East Warren Rd in Waitsfield this morning at
> 5:30 AM.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ted Levin" <tedlevin1966...>
> To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:31:22 AM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
>
> They returned to the Upper Valley just in the time for the Dog Days.
>
> Each morning for the past week a pair of black-billed cuckoos have
> been calling from the spruce and pine that border the western lip of
> Coyote Hollow, the 35-acre fen mid-way up Five Corners Road, Thetford
> Center. Of course, I never see them; I just hear through the mist and
> gloom as I walk my dogs.
>
> Last Wednesday, July 24th, a black-billed cuckoo called in North
> Pomfret, not far from the intersection of the Pomfret and Howe Hill roads.
>
 

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Date: 8/1/19 6:53 am
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] flock
Saw a large flock of what to my naked eyes appeared to be martins while walking on Swinton Road Bridport early this morning. White underbellies and dark heads, wings and backs. They had gathered in a tree and swarmed off when my dog and I approached. Have also noticed flocks of likely starlings gathering in the fields near our home. Are they thinking of migrating already? Summer is wonderful but always too short! Alice
 

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Date: 7/31/19 4:47 pm
From: McCarty, Dorothy M. <mccarty...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Plum Island for fall migration!
Dear Ones,
Nothing very pleasant to report so far. Very busy doing the next thing and then the next thing. No time to write or do anything else much. Tomorrow morning I drive him to a rather distant med center for the blowing out of the calcification in the urethra. A driver will pick us up at 6 am on Friday to take us for the HIFU procedure. We will also be brought home in the afternoon. Then it's rest and recovery and hope for the best. Hopefully I will have time to write soon. Meanwhile, thank you for all your support. It makes a big difference when push is coming to shove.
Love & hugs, Mom
________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:08 PM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Plum Island for fall migration!

Notice: This email is from an external sender. Please use caution before clicking links or opening attachments.



Hello, fellow birders - We had a great time on previous Plum Island outings with Vermont birders and migrating birds. We're planning another expedition to celebrate fall migration and feast our eyes on shorebirds, swallows, ducks, swans, songbirds and raptors. September is a great time to be on Plum Island and at Parker River NWR. The beach crowds have disappeared so theres plenty of parking at all the great birding spots and even better the dreaded Greenhead Flies are gone. (Those critters can bite through denim!) Bernie and Maeve will be on the island from 9/23 to 9/30, with guided bird walks Thursday, Friday and Saturday (and maybe Sunday, depending on interest). Each walk lasts from 7:00 to 11:00 ($20/person), but early birders may join Bernie and Maeve at 5:30 for a head start on the birds and the beauty. Photographic opportunities abound on this scenic island with glorious sunrises and sunsets. - We can provide some suggestions about lodging and eating. (There's LOTS of good seafood in the area!) Please join us for one day or a few!

Contact me off-list if youre interested.

For pictures and memories from past trips, check out these posts:

https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2018/06/plum-island-birds-beach-and-nature-part.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2018/06/plum-island-birds-beach-and-nature-part.html>

https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2018/06/plum-island-birds-beach-and-nature.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2018/06/plum-island-birds-beach-and-nature.html>

https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2017/12/plum-island-great-any-time-of-year.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2017/12/plum-island-great-any-time-of-year.html>
 

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Date: 7/31/19 10:09 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Plum Island for fall migration!
Hello, fellow birders - We had a great time on previous Plum Island outings with Vermont birders and migrating birds. We're planning another expedition to celebrate fall migration and feast our eyes on shorebirds, swallows, ducks, swans, songbirds and raptors. September is a great time to be on Plum Island and at Parker River NWR. The beach crowds have disappeared so there’s plenty of parking at all the great birding spots and – even better – the dreaded Greenhead Flies are gone. (Those critters can bite through denim!) Bernie and Maeve will be on the island from 9/23 to 9/30, with guided bird walks Thursday, Friday and Saturday (and maybe Sunday, depending on interest). Each walk lasts from 7:00 to 11:00 ($20/person), but early birders may join Bernie and Maeve at 5:30 for a head start on the birds and the beauty. Photographic opportunities abound on this scenic island with glorious sunrises and sunsets. - We can provide some suggestions about lodging and eating. (There's LOTS of good seafood in the area!) Please join us for one day or a few!

Contact me off-list if you’re interested.

For pictures and memories from past trips, check out these posts:

https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2018/06/plum-island-birds-beach-and-nature-part.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2018/06/plum-island-birds-beach-and-nature-part.html>

https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2018/06/plum-island-birds-beach-and-nature.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2018/06/plum-island-birds-beach-and-nature.html>

https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2017/12/plum-island-great-any-time-of-year.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2017/12/plum-island-great-any-time-of-year.html>
 

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Date: 7/30/19 3:03 pm
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fledglings
2 pm, height of the heat, back in the huge butternut , there must have been an insect hatching.
Many birds!!!
Two adult bluebirds either the young .
One immature yellow bellied sapsucker
One immature chestnut sided warbler
One immature nuthatch
3 phoebes of some age
One song sparrow
Two chipping sparrows
And activity I could not pin down

Very busy with my bird book

Sally Fellows
Williston

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/30/19 9:13 am
From: Chip Darmstadt <chip...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
Ditto - Black-billed Cuckoo calling around the banding station at North
Branch Nature Center this morning. Avoiding capture, however! We also heard
Nashville Warbler singing, and an early dispersing Swainson's Thrush.

Chip Darmstadt
North Branch Nature Center
(802) 229-6206
www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of Ted Levin
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:23 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos

They're late to the party . . . as always.

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 7:47 AM Pat Folsom <pfols...> wrote:

> There was one calling on East Warren Rd in Waitsfield this morning at
> 5:30 AM.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ted Levin" <tedlevin1966...>
> To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:31:22 AM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
>
> They returned to the Upper Valley just in the time for the Dog Days.
>
> Each morning for the past week a pair of black-billed cuckoos have
> been calling from the spruce and pine that border the western lip of
> Coyote Hollow, the 35-acre fen mid-way up Five Corners Road, Thetford
> Center. Of course, I never see them; I just hear through the mist and
> gloom as I walk my dogs.
>
> Last Wednesday, July 24th, a black-billed cuckoo called in North
> Pomfret, not far from the intersection of the Pomfret and Howe Hill roads.
>
 

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Date: 7/30/19 8:23 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
They're late to the party . . . as always.

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 7:47 AM Pat Folsom <pfols...> wrote:

> There was one calling on East Warren Rd in Waitsfield this morning at 5:30
> AM.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ted Levin" <tedlevin1966...>
> To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:31:22 AM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
>
> They returned to the Upper Valley just in the time for the Dog Days.
>
> Each morning for the past week a pair of black-billed cuckoos have been
> calling from the spruce and pine that border the western lip of Coyote
> Hollow, the 35-acre fen mid-way up Five Corners Road, Thetford Center. Of
> course, I never see them; I just hear through the mist and gloom as I walk
> my dogs.
>
> Last Wednesday, July 24th, a black-billed cuckoo called in North Pomfret,
> not far from the intersection of the Pomfret and Howe Hill roads.
>
 

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Date: 7/30/19 4:47 am
From: Pat Folsom <pfols...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
There was one calling on East Warren Rd in Waitsfield this morning at 5:30 AM.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ted Levin" <tedlevin1966...>
To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:31:22 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos

They returned to the Upper Valley just in the time for the Dog Days.

Each morning for the past week a pair of black-billed cuckoos have been
calling from the spruce and pine that border the western lip of Coyote
Hollow, the 35-acre fen mid-way up Five Corners Road, Thetford Center. Of
course, I never see them; I just hear through the mist and gloom as I walk
my dogs.

Last Wednesday, July 24th, a black-billed cuckoo called in North Pomfret,
not far from the intersection of the Pomfret and Howe Hill roads.
 

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Date: 7/30/19 3:31 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] black-billed cuckoos
They returned to the Upper Valley just in the time for the Dog Days.

Each morning for the past week a pair of black-billed cuckoos have been
calling from the spruce and pine that border the western lip of Coyote
Hollow, the 35-acre fen mid-way up Five Corners Road, Thetford Center. Of
course, I never see them; I just hear through the mist and gloom as I walk
my dogs.

Last Wednesday, July 24th, a black-billed cuckoo called in North Pomfret,
not far from the intersection of the Pomfret and Howe Hill roads.
 

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Date: 7/28/19 3:58 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Merck Forest, Jul 28, 2019
As part of the BioBlitz at Merck Forest we found the following:
Sue Wetmore

>
> Merck Forest, Bennington, Vermont, US
> Jul 28, 2019 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 40 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Mourning Dove 3
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Killdeer 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 4
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 14
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 1
> Common Raven 1
> Tree Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow 5
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Winter Wren 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin 11
> Gray Catbird 3
> European Starling 17
> Cedar Waxwing 6
> American Goldfinch 9
> Chipping Sparrow 4
> Field Sparrow 2
> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 7
> Eastern Towhee 3
> Red-winged Blackbird 4
> Ovenbird 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Blackburnian Warbler 1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler 2
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Indigo Bunting 1
> House Sparrow 36
> passerine sp. 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58522562
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 7/27/19 8:15 pm
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] White red-tail, except for the tail!
My daughter and her family have been enjoying an interesting year at their
house on Dorset Street in Shelburne.

First, a harrier captured a blue jay just outside their window and spent a
half hour on the ground pulling apart the still live jay. Another reminder
that life can be tough, even for blue jays.

Then a tom turkey spent a lot of time displaying in front of his reflection
in the window above a doorstep and leaving lots of calling cards behind.

A pair of brown thrashers took up residence in the thick cover nearby, and
just today, a white red-tailed hawk perched for a time on a hay bale out
back before finally flying off down the field and landing in a large tree.

I can't remember if anyone else has reported seeing that hawk in the area.
Perhaps it was already noted here. At any rate, people in the area may want
to keep an eye out for it.

Charlie La Rosa
So. Washington

*“The solution to any problem---work, love, money, whatever---is to go
fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.”*

~ John Gierach, from *Standing in a River Waving a Stick*
 

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Date: 7/27/19 10:31 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vireos
I spent the morning in Goshen where a large chorus of red-eyed vireos were singing. Ovenbirds were not enthusiastic with their songs.
Hermit thrush and chestnut-sided warbler were carrying a bill full of insects.
A bear, not Smokey, was reported near Moosalamoo campground.
Blueberries are ripe at the managed area.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 7/26/19 5:18 pm
From: Michele Patenaude <Michele.Patenaude...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pelican is gone
I went there this afternoon and I did not see it. However I did see quite a few Common Terns.

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

> On Jul 26, 2019, at 4:42 PM, alison wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>
> Hi VT Birders,
>
> Although the pelican has not been reported for a few days now, we decided to try our luck and took a drive to The Islands. We chatted with Jackie, the person who originally found the bird. She confirmed that it has not been seen for a few days now. It appears the cormorants, gulls, and terns have voted it off the island.
>
> The residents of Birdland were very hospitable this past week and made it possible for birders to see this rarity. She said she would be sure to let folks know if the bird comes back and in the meantime, please respect their privacy as they enjoy their weekend.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Ali Wagner, Huntington
> Fred Pratt, Middlebury
 

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Date: 7/26/19 1:52 pm
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Chimney Swifts and VINS
Thank you for saving them, Janet! I've never really 'seen' a swift,
always high up making a lovely noise. For this year's ChSw survey I
finally confirmed that my neighbor's workshop's chimney is their
'home'.
Veer Frost, Passumpsic NEK

On 7/26/2019 at 3:44 PM, "Mus" wrote:I want to sing praises to the
rehab folks at VINS in Quechee. I had the unfortunate and disturbing
situation of FIVE baby chimney swifts falling from what I assume was a
rain-drenched-unglued nest and landing in the fireplace, somehow
mysteriously through the sides of the closed damper. After much
frantic searching of the internet I deduced that these babies would be
far better off in more professional care than my own and I rushed them
down to the center, phoning them first.

These people are just wonderful - caring, knowledgable, thorough. I
even got a “patient number” and could call whenever I wanted to to
see how my babies were faring.

So I highly recommend them if you encounter injured or otherwise
compromised birds (or mammals).
Janet Watton
Randolph Center

> On Jul 24, 2019, at 12:00 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system wrote:
>
> There are 5 messages totaling 185 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. serviceberry/shadbush follow up
> 2. summer days, with Emily (2)
> 3. Mansfield update
> 4. Whip-poor-will
>
>
----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:38:15 -0400
> From: Elizabeth Morse
> Subject: Re: serviceberry/shadbush follow up
>
> Franklin County Natural Resource and Conservation District has a
similar tree sale in the spring. If you sign up for the newsletter,
you’ll get notified to place your order in January, just email
<franklincountynrcd...> .
>
>
https://www.vacd.org/conservation-districts/franklin-county/tree-sale/

>
> Liza Morse
> Administrative Coordinator
>
> PLEASE NOTE: My position is part-time and I generally will be
available by phone or email Tuesday & Wednesday from 9 - 4 pm.
However, there's some fluidity and I may be on a different schedule if
necessary.
>
> Forests & Wildlife for Future Generations
> Website: www.ColdHollowtoCanada.org
> Find Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/coldhollowtocanada
> 802-448-0343
>
>
>> On Jul 22, 2019, at 11:26 AM, Ron Payne wrote:
>>
>> Audubon has a great Plants for Birds website that allows you to
search by zip code for bird-friendly native plants appropriate for
your area.
>>
>> https://www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds
>>
>>
>>
>> ---
>> Ron Payne
>> Middlebury, VT
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:34:35 -0400, Walter Medwid wrote:
>>
>> Noting interest in wildlife plantings from my previous post, I
wanted to
>> mention that my county's (Orleans) Natural Resource and
Conservation
>> Dostrict sponsors a tree sale each spring where a variety of great
trees
>> and shrubs are available for sale at attractive pricing. Check your
own
>> county's district to see if yours or a neighboring county sponsors
a sale.
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:44:24 -0400
> From: Veer Frost
> Subject: summer days, with Emily
>
> I taste a liquor never brewed (214)Emily Dickinson - 1830-1886
>
> I taste a liquor never brewed –
> From Tankards scooped in Pearl –
> Not all the Frankfort Berries (alternative/unedited line: Not all
the
> vats upon the Rhine)
> Yield such an Alcohol!
>
> Inebriate of air – am I –
> And Debauchee of Dew –
> Reeling – thro' endless summer days –
> From inns of molten Blue –
>
> When "Landlords" turn the drunken Bee
> Out of the Foxglove's door –
> When Butterflies – renounce their "drams" –
> I shall but drink the more!
>
> Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats –
> And Saints – to windows run –
> To see the little Tippler
> Leaning against the – Sun!
> __
> _Dwell in the essential _I Ching
> Sent using Hushmail
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:24:00 -0400
> From: Barbara Brosnan
> Subject: Re: summer days, with Emily
>
> Thank you for this summer gift.
>
> Barbara Brosnan
> Weybridge
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Veer
Frost
> Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:44 AM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: [VTBIRD] summer days, with Emily
>
> I taste a liquor never brewed (214)Emily Dickinson - 1830-1886
>
> I taste a liquor never brewed –
> From Tankards scooped in Pearl –
> Not all the Frankfort Berries (alternative/unedited line: Not all
the
> vats upon the Rhine)
> Yield such an Alcohol!
>
> Inebriate of air – am I –
> And Debauchee of Dew –
> Reeling – thro' endless summer days –
> From inns of molten Blue –
>
> When "Landlords" turn the drunken Bee
> Out of the Foxglove's door –
> When Butterflies – renounce their "drams" –
> I shall but drink the more!
>
> Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats –
> And Saints – to windows run –
> To see the little Tippler
> Leaning against the – Sun!
> __
> _Dwell in the essential _I Ching
> Sent using Hushmail
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:09:49 -0400
> From: Chris Rimmer
> Subject: Mansfield update
>
> Apologies for this tardy post, but last week's VCE banding session
on
> Mansfield yielded our biggest tally of the season (though still
plenty of free-flying juveniles (some barely capable of sustained
flight),
> and a female Sharp-shinned Hawk that had one of Vermont's birding
own
> wincing in pain. Read more at
>
https://vtecostudies.org/blog/mansfield-update-the-joys-and-pains-of-banding/
>
>
> ________________________
>
> Chris Rimmer
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
> 802.649.1431 x202
> http://vtecostudies.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:30:11 -0400
> From: Sue
> Subject: Whip-poor-will
>
> A whip-poor-will was reported to me that was singing every day last
week on Hollow Rd. In Brandon.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 22 Jul 2019 to 23 Jul 2019 (#2019-181)
> *************************************************************
 

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Date: 7/26/19 1:42 pm
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pelican is gone
Hi VT Birders,

Although the pelican has not been reported for a few days now, we decided to try our luck and took a drive to The Islands. We chatted with Jackie, the person who originally found the bird. She confirmed that it has not been seen for a few days now. It appears the cormorants, gulls, and terns have voted it off the island.

The residents of Birdland were very hospitable this past week and made it possible for birders to see this rarity. She said she would be sure to let folks know if the bird comes back and in the meantime, please respect their privacy as they enjoy their weekend.

Thanks!

Ali Wagner, Huntington
Fred Pratt, Middlebury
 

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Date: 7/26/19 12:44 pm
From: Mus <musbird...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Chimney Swifts and VINS
I want to sing praises to the rehab folks at VINS in Quechee. I had the unfortunate and disturbing situation of FIVE baby chimney swifts falling from what I assume was a rain-drenched-unglued nest and landing in the fireplace, somehow mysteriously through the sides of the closed damper. After much frantic searching of the internet I deduced that these babies would be far better off in more professional care than my own and I rushed them down to the center, phoning them first.

These people are just wonderful - caring, knowledgable, thorough. I even got a “patient number” and could call whenever I wanted to to see how my babies were faring.

So I highly recommend them if you encounter injured or otherwise compromised birds (or mammals).
Janet Watton
Randolph Center

> On Jul 24, 2019, at 12:00 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:
>
> There are 5 messages totaling 185 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. serviceberry/shadbush follow up
> 2. summer days, with Emily (2)
> 3. Mansfield update
> 4. Whip-poor-will
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:38:15 -0400
> From: Elizabeth Morse <lizamorse1...>
> Subject: Re: serviceberry/shadbush follow up
>
> Franklin County Natural Resource and Conservation District has a similar tree sale in the spring. If you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll get notified to place your order in January, just email <franklincountynrcd...> <mailto:<franklincountynrcd...>.
>
> https://www.vacd.org/conservation-districts/franklin-county/tree-sale/ <https://www.vacd.org/conservation-districts/franklin-county/tree-sale/>
>
> Liza Morse
> Administrative Coordinator
>
> PLEASE NOTE: My position is part-time and I generally will be available by phone or email Tuesday & Wednesday from 9 - 4 pm. However, there's some fluidity and I may be on a different schedule if necessary.
>
> Forests & Wildlife for Future Generations
> Website: www.ColdHollowtoCanada.org <http://www.coldhollowtocanada.org/>
> Find Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/coldhollowtocanada <http://www.facebook.com/coldhollowtocanada>
> 802-448-0343
>
>
>> On Jul 22, 2019, at 11:26 AM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:
>>
>> Audubon has a great Plants for Birds website that allows you to search by zip code for bird-friendly native plants appropriate for your area.
>>
>> https://www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds <https://www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds>
>>
>>
>>
>> ---
>> Ron Payne
>> Middlebury, VT
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:34:35 -0400, Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> wrote:
>>
>> Noting interest in wildlife plantings from my previous post, I wanted to
>> mention that my county's (Orleans) Natural Resource and Conservation
>> Dostrict sponsors a tree sale each spring where a variety of great trees
>> and shrubs are available for sale at attractive pricing. Check your own
>> county's district to see if yours or a neighboring county sponsors a sale.
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:44:24 -0400
> From: Veer Frost <veer.frost...>
> Subject: summer days, with Emily
>
> I taste a liquor never brewed (214)Emily Dickinson - 1830-1886
>
> I taste a liquor never brewed –
> From Tankards scooped in Pearl –
> Not all the Frankfort Berries (alternative/unedited line: Not all the
> vats upon the Rhine)
> Yield such an Alcohol!
>
> Inebriate of air – am I –
> And Debauchee of Dew –
> Reeling – thro' endless summer days –
> From inns of molten Blue –
>
> When "Landlords" turn the drunken Bee
> Out of the Foxglove's door –
> When Butterflies – renounce their "drams" –
> I shall but drink the more!
>
> Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats –
> And Saints – to windows run –
> To see the little Tippler
> Leaning against the – Sun!
> __
> _Dwell in the essential _I Ching
> Sent using Hushmail
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:24:00 -0400
> From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
> Subject: Re: summer days, with Emily
>
> Thank you for this summer gift.
>
> Barbara Brosnan
> Weybridge
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Veer Frost
> Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:44 AM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: [VTBIRD] summer days, with Emily
>
> I taste a liquor never brewed (214)Emily Dickinson - 1830-1886
>
> I taste a liquor never brewed –
> From Tankards scooped in Pearl –
> Not all the Frankfort Berries (alternative/unedited line: Not all the
> vats upon the Rhine)
> Yield such an Alcohol!
>
> Inebriate of air – am I –
> And Debauchee of Dew –
> Reeling – thro' endless summer days –
> From inns of molten Blue –
>
> When "Landlords" turn the drunken Bee
> Out of the Foxglove's door –
> When Butterflies – renounce their "drams" –
> I shall but drink the more!
>
> Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats –
> And Saints – to windows run –
> To see the little Tippler
> Leaning against the – Sun!
> __
> _Dwell in the essential _I Ching
> Sent using Hushmail
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:09:49 -0400
> From: Chris Rimmer <crimmer...>
> Subject: Mansfield update
>
> Apologies for this tardy post, but last week's VCE banding session on
> Mansfield yielded our biggest tally of the season (though still <50 birds),
> plenty of free-flying juveniles (some barely capable of sustained flight),
> and a female Sharp-shinned Hawk that had one of Vermont's birding own
> wincing in pain. Read more at
> https://vtecostudies.org/blog/mansfield-update-the-joys-and-pains-of-banding/
>
>
> ________________________
>
> Chris Rimmer
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
> 802.649.1431 x202
> http://vtecostudies.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:30:11 -0400
> From: Sue <2birdvt...>
> Subject: Whip-poor-will
>
> A whip-poor-will was reported to me that was singing every day last week on Hollow Rd. In Brandon.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 22 Jul 2019 to 23 Jul 2019 (#2019-181)
> *************************************************************
 

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Date: 7/24/19 3:59 am
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birds & Beers VT Tomorrow Night
Greetings All!

Tomorrow night 6-9 pm at Zero Gravity @ 716 Pine Street Burlington!

What is Birds & Beers VT? Just an informal gathering of bird nerds over
beers & eats. I'll be your hostess & conversation convener. Bring your
fabulous & not so fabulous photos, tell a bird tale, learn about a new
hotspot for birds, or meet some new birding peeps.

This month we'll be at the Zero Gravity taproom on Pine Street in
Burlington. (I hear there are a bunch of bird geeks on staff!) With a
hummingbird-esque logo and a few beers named after birds, we're sure to fit
in just fine.

Bring a friend! See you soon!

*I pick a different venue each month. Reach out to me to sponsor one in
your neck of the woods! Mark your calendars for the fourth Thursday! *

*🐦 *Bridget
 

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Date: 7/23/19 1:30 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whip-poor-will
A whip-poor-will was reported to me that was singing every day last week on Hollow Rd. In Brandon.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 7/23/19 12:10 pm
From: Chris Rimmer <crimmer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mansfield update
Apologies for this tardy post, but last week's VCE banding session on
Mansfield yielded our biggest tally of the season (though still <50 birds),
plenty of free-flying juveniles (some barely capable of sustained flight),
and a female Sharp-shinned Hawk that had one of Vermont's birding own
wincing in pain. Read more at
https://vtecostudies.org/blog/mansfield-update-the-joys-and-pains-of-banding/


________________________

Chris Rimmer
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x202
http://vtecostudies.org/
 

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Date: 7/23/19 8:24 am
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] summer days, with Emily
Thank you for this summer gift.

Barbara Brosnan
Weybridge

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Veer Frost
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:44 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] summer days, with Emily

I taste a liquor never brewed (214)Emily Dickinson - 1830-1886

I taste a liquor never brewed –
From Tankards scooped in Pearl –
Not all the Frankfort Berries (alternative/unedited line: Not all the
vats upon the Rhine)
Yield such an Alcohol!

Inebriate of air – am I –
And Debauchee of Dew –
Reeling – thro' endless summer days –
From inns of molten Blue –

When "Landlords" turn the drunken Bee
Out of the Foxglove's door –
When Butterflies – renounce their "drams" –
I shall but drink the more!

Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats –
And Saints – to windows run –
To see the little Tippler
Leaning against the – Sun!
__
_Dwell in the essential _I Ching
Sent using Hushmail
 

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Date: 7/23/19 7:44 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] summer days, with Emily
I taste a liquor never brewed (214)Emily Dickinson - 1830-1886

I taste a liquor never brewed –
From Tankards scooped in Pearl –
Not all the Frankfort Berries (alternative/unedited line: Not all the
vats upon the Rhine)
Yield such an Alcohol!

Inebriate of air – am I –
And Debauchee of Dew –
Reeling – thro' endless summer days –
From inns of molten Blue –

When "Landlords" turn the drunken Bee
Out of the Foxglove's door –
When Butterflies – renounce their "drams" –
I shall but drink the more!

Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats –
And Saints – to windows run –
To see the little Tippler
Leaning against the – Sun!
__
_Dwell in the essential _I Ching
Sent using Hushmail
 

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Date: 7/23/19 4:38 am
From: Elizabeth Morse <lizamorse1...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] serviceberry/shadbush follow up
Franklin County Natural Resource and Conservation District has a similar tree sale in the spring. If you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll get notified to place your order in January, just email <franklincountynrcd...> <mailto:<franklincountynrcd...>.

https://www.vacd.org/conservation-districts/franklin-county/tree-sale/ <https://www.vacd.org/conservation-districts/franklin-county/tree-sale/>

Liza Morse
Administrative Coordinator

PLEASE NOTE: My position is part-time and I generally will be available by phone or email Tuesday & Wednesday from 9 - 4 pm. However, there's some fluidity and I may be on a different schedule if necessary.

Forests & Wildlife for Future Generations
Website: www.ColdHollowtoCanada.org <http://www.coldhollowtocanada.org/>
Find Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/coldhollowtocanada <http://www.facebook.com/coldhollowtocanada>
802-448-0343


> On Jul 22, 2019, at 11:26 AM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:
>
> Audubon has a great Plants for Birds website that allows you to search by zip code for bird-friendly native plants appropriate for your area.
>
> https://www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds <https://www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds>
>
>
>
> ---
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:34:35 -0400, Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> wrote:
>
> Noting interest in wildlife plantings from my previous post, I wanted to
> mention that my county's (Orleans) Natural Resource and Conservation
> Dostrict sponsors a tree sale each spring where a variety of great trees
> and shrubs are available for sale at attractive pricing. Check your own
> county's district to see if yours or a neighboring county sponsors a sale.
>
 

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Date: 7/22/19 2:42 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bobolink Project Featured in the Boston Globe
There was an article in the Boston Globe this morning about the Bobolink Project featuring Vermont's own Allan Strong. Here is a link to the article.
Bruce MacPhersonSouth Burlington

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/07/21/vermont-hopes-for-bobolink-return/iP9EZxN2oZwbF17QDV8W7N/story.html?et_rid=776647708&s_campaign=todaysheadlines:newsletter 
 

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Date: 7/22/19 11:54 am
From: CLYDE YARNELL <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
The white pelican was still floating on the west side of Hen Island in
North Hero around 1:45 this afternoon.
 

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Date: 7/22/19 8:26 am
From: Ron Payne <rpayne72...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] serviceberry/shadbush follow up
Audubon has a great Plants for Birds website that allows you to search by zip code for bird-friendly native plants appropriate for your area.

https://www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds



---
Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT






On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:34:35 -0400, Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> wrote:

Noting interest in wildlife plantings from my previous post, I wanted to
mention that my county's (Orleans) Natural Resource and Conservation
Dostrict sponsors a tree sale each spring where a variety of great trees
and shrubs are available for sale at attractive pricing. Check your own
county's district to see if yours or a neighboring county sponsors a sale.
 
 

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Date: 7/22/19 7:55 am
From: Linda Graves <ljoslyngross...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] fledgling learns how to fish
I absolutely loved your post! Thanks for sharing something so fun - Linda Graves, South Burlington

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 4:35 PM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
> After our walk along the LaPlatte, I posted a note about watching an immature Green Heron trying to get the hang of fishing. Now there are photos at
> https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/07/i-think-i-can-i-think-i-can-young-green.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/07/i-think-i-can-i-think-i-can-young-green.html>
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 7/22/19 7:02 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bobolinks
At least 45 bobolinks were present in the fields on Union St in Brandon this morning, a mix of males, females and fledged young feeding on seed heads. The males were losing their nuptial plumages.
A young raven squawked in the background to which an adult answered while a Willow flycatcher was "fitzbewing". Song and swamp sparrows sang, redwings carrying food, and lots of barn swallows swooping by me.
July is fast coming to an end but still lots to see.
Sue Wetmore


Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 7/22/19 6:45 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] from the front yard in Thetford Center
Both pair of resident evening grosbeaks work the sunflower feeders and the
nearby cherry tree, pursued by a squawking posse of fledglings, wings
aquiver. Sapsuckers and purple finches and blue jays also trailed by
fledglings work the cherries. Except for a bluejay or two, no one attends
the blueberries, which is a good thing for me.

Red-shouldered hawks high above the fen, scream like over-sized jays, but
bitterns silent for nearly a month, remain hidden in a sea of reeds.
Although the season is ineluctably shifting away from breeding and
territorial defense I still hear the effervescent song of winter wrens at
dawn; though not performed with the same gusto as in June.

At mid-day, embroiled in heat and humidity, when only idiots and ticks are
active in the woods, red-eyed vireos and pewees are full of song.
 

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Date: 7/22/19 5:34 am
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] serviceberry/shadbush follow up
Noting interest in wildlife plantings from my previous post, I wanted to
mention that my county's (Orleans) Natural Resource and Conservation
Dostrict sponsors a tree sale each spring where a variety of great trees
and shrubs are available for sale at attractive pricing. Check your own
county's district to see if yours or a neighboring county sponsors a sale.
 

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Date: 7/22/19 3:58 am
From: Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets




I too have been hearing an increase of incessant tweets this summer here in
the NEK, bigly! Sometimes they are close by and I find a cavity with very
young woodpeckers but mainly the tweets are coming from way further south.
Most of the time what is tweeting matures and flies off in a week or so. But
not always.



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: 7/22/19 3:29 am
From: BRUCE FLEWELLING <bflewelling3263...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black-billed Cuckoo
The Black-billed Cuckoo returned to the neighborhood yesterday, including a short stay in my back yard.


Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester
 

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Date: 7/21/19 6:32 pm
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
One of the most incessant beggars I had in my yard a few summers back was a brood of Hairy Woodpeckers, calling from the cavity. The parents had stopped going to the hole with food, to encourage them to fledge. Everyday the ruckus grew quieter as the nestlings left one by one, until there was just one calling from the cavity.

Thei Hairy’s pleas sounded very much like a woodpecker chatter, just a little higher on the scale. I think most young birds’ “voices” have similar qualities, perhaps “sweeter” in some ways, than their parents. I have noticed this with jays, robins, Veery, nuthatches, chickadees, chipping sparrows....

What a great time of year to be listening!

Ali
Huntington


----- Original Message -----
From: Pat Folsom <pfols...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:24:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets

Robins can have at least 3 clutches during the summer. They seem to sing off and on all summer, maybe it's not all about territory.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Brosnan" <bbrosnan...>
To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:22:17 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets

For over 3 months now we have had an adult robin singing early morning, off and on all day, and every evening! Robins fledged in our yard quite a while ago so I, too, have been wondering why all this why all the noise this late in summer. Yes, they often nest at least once more but surely he has established his territory by now. 3+ months?? I marvel at the energy it takes this fellow to belt out his song all day.

Barbara Brosnan
Weybridge



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Sue
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:05 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets

Or house wrens which can be very irksome.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 7:10 AM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
> As of this morning, four people have e-mailed about nonstop tweeting birds that are driving them crazy. They’ve been heard here in Jericho Center, along the LaPlatte in Shelburne, in the New North End of Burlington, and in Milton. I haven’t heard one yet, but I’m wondering if the mystery birds are young Red-eyed Vireos trying out their father’s song. This is a species that specializes in incessant!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
 

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Date: 7/21/19 1:35 pm
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] fledgling learns how to fish
After our walk along the LaPlatte, I posted a note about watching an immature Green Heron trying to get the hang of fishing. Now there are photos at
https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/07/i-think-i-can-i-think-i-can-young-green.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/07/i-think-i-can-i-think-i-can-young-green.html>
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 7/21/19 11:24 am
From: Pat Folsom <pfols...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
Robins can have at least 3 clutches during the summer. They seem to sing off and on all summer, maybe it's not all about territory.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Brosnan" <bbrosnan...>
To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:22:17 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets

For over 3 months now we have had an adult robin singing early morning, off and on all day, and every evening! Robins fledged in our yard quite a while ago so I, too, have been wondering why all this why all the noise this late in summer. Yes, they often nest at least once more but surely he has established his territory by now. 3+ months?? I marvel at the energy it takes this fellow to belt out his song all day.

Barbara Brosnan
Weybridge



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Sue
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:05 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets

Or house wrens which can be very irksome.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 7:10 AM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
> As of this morning, four people have e-mailed about nonstop tweeting birds that are driving them crazy. They’ve been heard here in Jericho Center, along the LaPlatte in Shelburne, in the New North End of Burlington, and in Milton. I haven’t heard one yet, but I’m wondering if the mystery birds are young Red-eyed Vireos trying out their father’s song. This is a species that specializes in incessant!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
 

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Date: 7/21/19 11:22 am
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
For over 3 months now we have had an adult robin singing early morning, off and on all day, and every evening! Robins fledged in our yard quite a while ago so I, too, have been wondering why all this why all the noise this late in summer. Yes, they often nest at least once more but surely he has established his territory by now. 3+ months?? I marvel at the energy it takes this fellow to belt out his song all day.

Barbara Brosnan
Weybridge



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Sue
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:05 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets

Or house wrens which can be very irksome.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 7:10 AM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
> As of this morning, four people have e-mailed about nonstop tweeting birds that are driving them crazy. They’ve been heard here in Jericho Center, along the LaPlatte in Shelburne, in the New North End of Burlington, and in Milton. I haven’t heard one yet, but I’m wondering if the mystery birds are young Red-eyed Vireos trying out their father’s song. This is a species that specializes in incessant!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
 

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Date: 7/21/19 11:10 am
From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
Pelican is on the move b/c it is being harassed by gulls...if you come up you can park behind restaurant at Birdland.Just let me know and I can tell other folks. There in access to lake from that side near docks or other side of road. Just be careful crossing road. Walking up road too so you can see Carry Bay. You may get lucky! It’s been here for several days.

Terry Marron
Williston Vt

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 12:29 PM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>
> The bird was harassed off of hen island by cormorants and flew in the direction of city bay, north hero around 12;15.
>
>> On Jul 21, 2019, at 10:58 AM, Isis Erb <isisunit...> wrote:
>>
>> Can it be seen from land?
>>
>> Isis
>>
>>> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 10:57 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:
>>>
>>> White Pelican on Hen Island near Knights Island now!
>>> Terry Marron
>>> Williston Vt
>>>
>> --
>> Isis Erb Jericho, VT Sent from my iPhone, so please forgive any egregious
>> spelling errors.
 

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Date: 7/21/19 9:30 am
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
The bird was harassed off of hen island by cormorants and flew in the direction of city bay, north hero around 12;15.

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 10:58 AM, Isis Erb <isisunit...> wrote:
>
> Can it be seen from land?
>
> Isis
>
>> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 10:57 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:
>>
>> White Pelican on Hen Island near Knights Island now!
>> Terry Marron
>> Williston Vt
>>
> --
> Isis Erb Jericho, VT Sent from my iPhone, so please forgive any egregious
> spelling errors.
 

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Date: 7/21/19 9:30 am
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
I added Shadblow, Nannyberry and Hazelnut to me shrinking lawn this summer!

Ali
Hintington
----- Original Message -----
From: Heidi Rich <hrcassiope...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 12:14:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry

Book recommendation: National Wildlife Federation’s Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife. By David Mizejewski. (ISBN 978-1-50811-818-7)

The Conservation Commission of Craftsbury has a sub-committee dedicated to planting for wildlife and has worked collaboratively with a local conservation-oriented organization to establish a publicly accessible demonstration garden and wild area. The collaboration has been a great way to share ideas, get things done and share the labor and costs involved. The hope is that word will spread and more people will manage their properties in a way that encourages and supports the wild things. The book mentioned above is a nice starting place for folks just getting started with the transition from traditional property management to a more sustainable practice. Lots of great ideas! Highly recommended.

I loved reading this thread. Thoughtfully planting and managing our little plots of Earth is a great way to be an activist for the birds, insects, small mammals etc.

Heidi Rich, Craftsbury



> On Jul 21, 2019, at 11:03 AM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
> Great discussion! It’s so important that we bird-lovers support wildlife by planting wildlife-friendly trees and shrubs - and by mowing less!
> We get lots of birds on serviceberry and wild plum when they’re in bloom (including this year’s new yard bird, two Cape May Warblers!), and on the fruit of serviceberry, honey berry, currants, wild cherries, and high bush cranberry. (Our three honey berries fruited for the first time this year. Somehow, even though the fruit of these bushes is hidden under the foliage, Cedar Waxwings knew the moment it repined. We had netting over the bushes but two birds got trapped, so we rescued them, picked as much fruit as we could, and left the rest for the critters.) Our aronia is brand-new, so we’re not sure what it will bring. Our old apple trees must have lots of yummy caterpillars because they’re full of warblers during both spring and fall migration.
> Another great bird plant is the common jewelweed. Hummingbirds love the flowers and I’ve seen several species of warblers in a big patch in late summer (including a rare-to-here Tennessee Warbler), apparently eating little bugs on or near the flowers.
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
>
>> On Jul 21, 2019, at 10:32 AM, Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Great post. My old place had a serviceberry also much desired by
>> wildlife but I followed a gardener's (not a birder's!) advice and put
>> in an Aronia here. I don't know why but in four years not a single
>> bird has taken an Aronia berry of which there are many! They do love
>> to bits the berries of the wild alternate leaved Dogwood I found with
>> seven leaves under the oil tank and is now a big tree, a cornucopia of
>> berries/drupes?... also, crabapples in winter...Veer Frost, Passumpsic
>>
>> On 7/21/2019 at 8:23 AM, "Walter Medwid" wrote:Sitting on my deck
>> this morning catching up on the news with coffee in
>> hand, binoculars at the ready and overlooking a 20 foot tall
>> serviceberry
>> shrub loaded with ripening berries, the traffic to the berries has
>> been
>> remarkable. Veeries, robins, catbirds, YB sapsuckers, and cedar
>> waxwings
>> seem to be managing well without the benefit of air traffic control.
>> Chipmunks and red squirrels are taking advantage of the bounty as
>> well. All
>> the traffic seems to attract other avian species which seem to be
>> investigating all the activity-chestnut sideds and redstarts in
>> particular.
>> This shrub typically produces well each year but this one seems just a
>> bit
>> more robust.
>>
>> I share all this just to encourage the planting of it in other yards
>> if you
>> are interested in helping wildlife. It seems daunting to figure out
>> how we
>> aid wildlife with all of the threats but planting serviceberries is
>> one; I
>> also have dramatically reduced the amount of lawn the former owners
>> maintained and letting trees return; encouraging milkweed and other
>> productive pollenating plants.
 

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Date: 7/21/19 9:14 am
From: Heidi Rich <hrcassiope...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
Book recommendation: National Wildlife Federation’s Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife. By David Mizejewski. (ISBN 978-1-50811-818-7)

The Conservation Commission of Craftsbury has a sub-committee dedicated to planting for wildlife and has worked collaboratively with a local conservation-oriented organization to establish a publicly accessible demonstration garden and wild area. The collaboration has been a great way to share ideas, get things done and share the labor and costs involved. The hope is that word will spread and more people will manage their properties in a way that encourages and supports the wild things. The book mentioned above is a nice starting place for folks just getting started with the transition from traditional property management to a more sustainable practice. Lots of great ideas! Highly recommended.

I loved reading this thread. Thoughtfully planting and managing our little plots of Earth is a great way to be an activist for the birds, insects, small mammals etc.

Heidi Rich, Craftsbury



> On Jul 21, 2019, at 11:03 AM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
> Great discussion! It’s so important that we bird-lovers support wildlife by planting wildlife-friendly trees and shrubs - and by mowing less!
> We get lots of birds on serviceberry and wild plum when they’re in bloom (including this year’s new yard bird, two Cape May Warblers!), and on the fruit of serviceberry, honey berry, currants, wild cherries, and high bush cranberry. (Our three honey berries fruited for the first time this year. Somehow, even though the fruit of these bushes is hidden under the foliage, Cedar Waxwings knew the moment it repined. We had netting over the bushes but two birds got trapped, so we rescued them, picked as much fruit as we could, and left the rest for the critters.) Our aronia is brand-new, so we’re not sure what it will bring. Our old apple trees must have lots of yummy caterpillars because they’re full of warblers during both spring and fall migration.
> Another great bird plant is the common jewelweed. Hummingbirds love the flowers and I’ve seen several species of warblers in a big patch in late summer (including a rare-to-here Tennessee Warbler), apparently eating little bugs on or near the flowers.
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
>
>> On Jul 21, 2019, at 10:32 AM, Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Great post. My old place had a serviceberry also much desired by
>> wildlife but I followed a gardener's (not a birder's!) advice and put
>> in an Aronia here. I don't know why but in four years not a single
>> bird has taken an Aronia berry of which there are many! They do love
>> to bits the berries of the wild alternate leaved Dogwood I found with
>> seven leaves under the oil tank and is now a big tree, a cornucopia of
>> berries/drupes?... also, crabapples in winter...Veer Frost, Passumpsic
>>
>> On 7/21/2019 at 8:23 AM, "Walter Medwid" wrote:Sitting on my deck
>> this morning catching up on the news with coffee in
>> hand, binoculars at the ready and overlooking a 20 foot tall
>> serviceberry
>> shrub loaded with ripening berries, the traffic to the berries has
>> been
>> remarkable. Veeries, robins, catbirds, YB sapsuckers, and cedar
>> waxwings
>> seem to be managing well without the benefit of air traffic control.
>> Chipmunks and red squirrels are taking advantage of the bounty as
>> well. All
>> the traffic seems to attract other avian species which seem to be
>> investigating all the activity-chestnut sideds and redstarts in
>> particular.
>> This shrub typically produces well each year but this one seems just a
>> bit
>> more robust.
>>
>> I share all this just to encourage the planting of it in other yards
>> if you
>> are interested in helping wildlife. It seems daunting to figure out
>> how we
>> aid wildlife with all of the threats but planting serviceberries is
>> one; I
>> also have dramatically reduced the amount of lawn the former owners
>> maintained and letting trees return; encouraging milkweed and other
>> productive pollenating plants.
 

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Date: 7/21/19 8:53 am
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pelican and cormorants
A white pelican is being ganged up on by 4 cormorants trying to push it off hen island! They are a quarter the size!!!!!
Sally Fellows
Williston
Terry marron will send this on her Facebook page

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/21/19 8:39 am
From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
Not really but kayak from Heroes Welcome would work

Terry Marron
Williston Vt

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 10:58 AM, Isis Erb <isisunit...> wrote:
>
> Can it be seen from land?
>
> Isis
>
>> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 10:57 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:
>>
>> White Pelican on Hen Island near Knights Island now!
>> Terry Marron
>> Williston Vt
>>
> --
> Isis Erb Jericho, VT Sent from my iPhone, so please forgive any egregious
> spelling errors.
 

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Date: 7/21/19 8:04 am
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pelican
Landed in carry bay, north hero , at 10:35. Was harassed by 6 geese and flew over our heads and over rte 2 to hen island. There now at 10:55. Harassing gulls am cormorants. Walked up onto island.

SLly Fellows
North hero

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/21/19 8:03 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
Great discussion! It’s so important that we bird-lovers support wildlife by planting wildlife-friendly trees and shrubs - and by mowing less!
We get lots of birds on serviceberry and wild plum when they’re in bloom (including this year’s new yard bird, two Cape May Warblers!), and on the fruit of serviceberry, honey berry, currants, wild cherries, and high bush cranberry. (Our three honey berries fruited for the first time this year. Somehow, even though the fruit of these bushes is hidden under the foliage, Cedar Waxwings knew the moment it repined. We had netting over the bushes but two birds got trapped, so we rescued them, picked as much fruit as we could, and left the rest for the critters.) Our aronia is brand-new, so we’re not sure what it will bring. Our old apple trees must have lots of yummy caterpillars because they’re full of warblers during both spring and fall migration.
Another great bird plant is the common jewelweed. Hummingbirds love the flowers and I’ve seen several species of warblers in a big patch in late summer (including a rare-to-here Tennessee Warbler), apparently eating little bugs on or near the flowers.
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 10:32 AM, Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Great post. My old place had a serviceberry also much desired by
> wildlife but I followed a gardener's (not a birder's!) advice and put
> in an Aronia here. I don't know why but in four years not a single
> bird has taken an Aronia berry of which there are many! They do love
> to bits the berries of the wild alternate leaved Dogwood I found with
> seven leaves under the oil tank and is now a big tree, a cornucopia of
> berries/drupes?... also, crabapples in winter...Veer Frost, Passumpsic
>
> On 7/21/2019 at 8:23 AM, "Walter Medwid" wrote:Sitting on my deck
> this morning catching up on the news with coffee in
> hand, binoculars at the ready and overlooking a 20 foot tall
> serviceberry
> shrub loaded with ripening berries, the traffic to the berries has
> been
> remarkable. Veeries, robins, catbirds, YB sapsuckers, and cedar
> waxwings
> seem to be managing well without the benefit of air traffic control.
> Chipmunks and red squirrels are taking advantage of the bounty as
> well. All
> the traffic seems to attract other avian species which seem to be
> investigating all the activity-chestnut sideds and redstarts in
> particular.
> This shrub typically produces well each year but this one seems just a
> bit
> more robust.
>
> I share all this just to encourage the planting of it in other yards
> if you
> are interested in helping wildlife. It seems daunting to figure out
> how we
> aid wildlife with all of the threats but planting serviceberries is
> one; I
> also have dramatically reduced the amount of lawn the former owners
> maintained and letting trees return; encouraging milkweed and other
> productive pollenating plants.
 

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Date: 7/21/19 7:59 am
From: Mary And Ken Spencer <spencermk...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black billed cuckoo
Yesterday afternoon at my home on crossett Hill in Duxbury I heard a Black Billed cuckoo calling from the woods and then this morning, while walking by the river near the state complex in Waterbury, I heard another! I have heard them before at my home, but it has been a few years. I thought it was interesting to hear 2 in 2 days, after all this time.

Mary Spencer
Duxbury

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 7/21/19 7:58 am
From: Isis Erb <isisunit...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
Can it be seen from land?

Isis

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 10:57 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:

> White Pelican on Hen Island near Knights Island now!
> Terry Marron
> Williston Vt
>
--
Isis Erb Jericho, VT Sent from my iPhone, so please forgive any egregious
spelling errors.
 

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Date: 7/21/19 7:58 am
From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
This is in North Hero

Terry Marron
Williston Vt

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 10:57 AM, Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:
>
> White Pelican on Hen Island near Knights Island now!
> Terry Marron
> Williston Vt
 

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Date: 7/21/19 7:57 am
From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] White Pelican
White Pelican on Hen Island near Knights Island now!
Terry Marron
Williston Vt
 

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Date: 7/21/19 7:53 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
Most certainly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier

On 7/21/2019 at 10:44 AM, "Kenneth Hunt" wrote:Is Service berry
native?

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019, 10:32 AM Veer Frost <
<0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Great post. My old place had a serviceberry also much desired by
> wildlife but I followed a gardener's (not a birder's!) advice and
put
> in an Aronia here. I don't know why but in four years not a single
> bird has taken an Aronia berry of which there are many! They do love
> to bits the berries of the wild alternate leaved Dogwood I found
with
> seven leaves under the oil tank and is now a big tree, a cornucopia
of
> berries/drupes?... also, crabapples in winter...Veer Frost,
Passumpsic
>
> On 7/21/2019 at 8:23 AM, "Walter Medwid" wrote:Sitting on my deck
> this morning catching up on the news with coffee in
> hand, binoculars at the ready and overlooking a 20 foot tall
> serviceberry
> shrub loaded with ripening berries, the traffic to the berries has
> been
> remarkable. Veeries, robins, catbirds, YB sapsuckers, and cedar
> waxwings
> seem to be managing well without the benefit of air traffic control.
> Chipmunks and red squirrels are taking advantage of the bounty as
> well. All
> the traffic seems to attract other avian species which seem to be
> investigating all the activity-chestnut sideds and redstarts in
> particular.
> This shrub typically produces well each year but this one seems just
a
> bit
> more robust.
>
> I share all this just to encourage the planting of it in other yards
> if you
> are interested in helping wildlife. It seems daunting to figure out
> how we
> aid wildlife with all of the threats but planting serviceberries is
> one; I
> also have dramatically reduced the amount of lawn the former owners
> maintained and letting trees return; encouraging milkweed and other
> productive pollenating plants.
>
 

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Date: 7/21/19 7:44 am
From: Kenneth Hunt <vthaven...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
Is Service berry native?

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019, 10:32 AM Veer Frost <
<0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Great post. My old place had a serviceberry also much desired by
> wildlife but I followed a gardener's (not a birder's!) advice and put
> in an Aronia here. I don't know why but in four years not a single
> bird has taken an Aronia berry of which there are many! They do love
> to bits the berries of the wild alternate leaved Dogwood I found with
> seven leaves under the oil tank and is now a big tree, a cornucopia of
> berries/drupes?... also, crabapples in winter...Veer Frost, Passumpsic
>
> On 7/21/2019 at 8:23 AM, "Walter Medwid" wrote:Sitting on my deck
> this morning catching up on the news with coffee in
> hand, binoculars at the ready and overlooking a 20 foot tall
> serviceberry
> shrub loaded with ripening berries, the traffic to the berries has
> been
> remarkable. Veeries, robins, catbirds, YB sapsuckers, and cedar
> waxwings
> seem to be managing well without the benefit of air traffic control.
> Chipmunks and red squirrels are taking advantage of the bounty as
> well. All
> the traffic seems to attract other avian species which seem to be
> investigating all the activity-chestnut sideds and redstarts in
> particular.
> This shrub typically produces well each year but this one seems just a
> bit
> more robust.
>
> I share all this just to encourage the planting of it in other yards
> if you
> are interested in helping wildlife. It seems daunting to figure out
> how we
> aid wildlife with all of the threats but planting serviceberries is
> one; I
> also have dramatically reduced the amount of lawn the former owners
> maintained and letting trees return; encouraging milkweed and other
> productive pollenating plants.
>
 

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Date: 7/21/19 7:32 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
Great post. My old place had a serviceberry also much desired by
wildlife but I followed a gardener's (not a birder's!) advice and put
in an Aronia here. I don't know why but in four years not a single
bird has taken an Aronia berry of which there are many! They do love
to bits the berries of the wild alternate leaved Dogwood I found with
seven leaves under the oil tank and is now a big tree, a cornucopia of
berries/drupes?... also, crabapples in winter...Veer Frost, Passumpsic

On 7/21/2019 at 8:23 AM, "Walter Medwid" wrote:Sitting on my deck
this morning catching up on the news with coffee in
hand, binoculars at the ready and overlooking a 20 foot tall
serviceberry
shrub loaded with ripening berries, the traffic to the berries has
been
remarkable. Veeries, robins, catbirds, YB sapsuckers, and cedar
waxwings
seem to be managing well without the benefit of air traffic control.
Chipmunks and red squirrels are taking advantage of the bounty as
well. All
the traffic seems to attract other avian species which seem to be
investigating all the activity-chestnut sideds and redstarts in
particular.
This shrub typically produces well each year but this one seems just a
bit
more robust.

I share all this just to encourage the planting of it in other yards
if you
are interested in helping wildlife. It seems daunting to figure out
how we
aid wildlife with all of the threats but planting serviceberries is
one; I
also have dramatically reduced the amount of lawn the former owners
maintained and letting trees return; encouraging milkweed and other
productive pollenating plants.
 

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Date: 7/21/19 6:42 am
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White pelican!!
Where are you? Coming to birdland today?

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 9:40 AM, Kit Emery <kaemery...> wrote:
>
> OMG what a surprise that must have been!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 21, 2019, at 7:32 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>>
>> A pelican was photographed by Jackie Weinstock at 2 pm SAturday, just off of hen island in north hero. Hen island is between knight’s island and the western shore. She has posted the photo on her Facebook page.
>> At 8:30, terry marron, and I and 4 others watched the pelican fly over our heads at a tree line of about 30 feet. I ran over to see if it landed in carry bay , but it was not there. As I walked over to our eastern inland sea side, I watched it leave a small Bay Area and head north along the shore.
>> It is an adult white pelican and when floating, display a broad black stripe along the wing.the bill is unmistakable.
>> I hope others are able to find it today!
>>
>> Sally Fellows
>> North hero, vermont
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
 

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Date: 7/21/19 6:41 am
From: Kit Emery <kaemery...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White pelican!!
OMG what a surprise that must have been!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 7:32 AM, Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> wrote:
>
> A pelican was photographed by Jackie Weinstock at 2 pm SAturday, just off of hen island in north hero. Hen island is between knight’s island and the western shore. She has posted the photo on her Facebook page.
> At 8:30, terry marron, and I and 4 others watched the pelican fly over our heads at a tree line of about 30 feet. I ran over to see if it landed in carry bay , but it was not there. As I walked over to our eastern inland sea side, I watched it leave a small Bay Area and head north along the shore.
> It is an adult white pelican and when floating, display a broad black stripe along the wing.the bill is unmistakable.
> I hope others are able to find it today!
>
> Sally Fellows
> North hero, vermont
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
 

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Date: 7/21/19 6:25 am
From: Evergreen Erb <evergreenerb...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
I agree, both House Wrens and Red-eyed Vireos just sometimes don’t know when to take a break (being anthropomorphic here). Has anyone else noticed that Red-eyed Vireos sing at the hottest part of the day, and that they sing their song faster and faster as it gets hotter and hotter? That’s my observation anyway. Evergreen in Jericho




> On Jul 21, 2019, at 8:05 AM, Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>
> Or house wrens which can be very irksome.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
>> On Jul 21, 2019, at 7:10 AM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>>
>> As of this morning, four people have e-mailed about nonstop tweeting birds that are driving them crazy. They’ve been heard here in Jericho Center, along the LaPlatte in Shelburne, in the New North End of Burlington, and in Milton. I haven’t heard one yet, but I’m wondering if the mystery birds are young Red-eyed Vireos trying out their father’s song. This is a species that specializes in incessant!
>> Maeve Kim
>> Jericho Center
 

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Date: 7/21/19 5:23 am
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Shadbush/serviceberry
Sitting on my deck this morning catching up on the news with coffee in
hand, binoculars at the ready and overlooking a 20 foot tall serviceberry
shrub loaded with ripening berries, the traffic to the berries has been
remarkable. Veeries, robins, catbirds, YB sapsuckers, and cedar waxwings
seem to be managing well without the benefit of air traffic control.
Chipmunks and red squirrels are taking advantage of the bounty as well. All
the traffic seems to attract other avian species which seem to be
investigating all the activity-chestnut sideds and redstarts in particular.


This shrub typically produces well each year but this one seems just a bit
more robust.

I share all this just to encourage the planting of it in other yards if you
are interested in helping wildlife. It seems daunting to figure out how we
aid wildlife with all of the threats but planting serviceberries is one; I
also have dramatically reduced the amount of lawn the former owners
maintained and letting trees return; encouraging milkweed and other
productive pollenating plants.
 

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Date: 7/21/19 5:05 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
Or house wrens which can be very irksome.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 7:10 AM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
> As of this morning, four people have e-mailed about nonstop tweeting birds that are driving them crazy. They’ve been heard here in Jericho Center, along the LaPlatte in Shelburne, in the New North End of Burlington, and in Milton. I haven’t heard one yet, but I’m wondering if the mystery birds are young Red-eyed Vireos trying out their father’s song. This is a species that specializes in incessant!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
 

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Date: 7/21/19 4:33 am
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] White pelican!!
A pelican was photographed by Jackie Weinstock at 2 pm SAturday, just off of hen island in north hero. Hen island is between knight’s island and the western shore. She has posted the photo on her Facebook page.
At 8:30, terry marron, and I and 4 others watched the pelican fly over our heads at a tree line of about 30 feet. I ran over to see if it landed in carry bay , but it was not there. As I walked over to our eastern inland sea side, I watched it leave a small Bay Area and head north along the shore.
It is an adult white pelican and when floating, display a broad black stripe along the wing.the bill is unmistakable.
I hope others are able to find it today!

Sally Fellows
North hero, vermont


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/21/19 4:19 am
From: carolclyde <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sapsuckers
Several sapsuckers were drumming back and forth to each other from opposite sides of the woods in my backyard. After drumming for a few minutes they all flew near each other, and then took off.Carol Yarnell South Alburgh Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
 

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Date: 7/21/19 4:11 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] incessant tweets
As of this morning, four people have e-mailed about nonstop tweeting birds that are driving them crazy. They’ve been heard here in Jericho Center, along the LaPlatte in Shelburne, in the New North End of Burlington, and in Milton. I haven’t heard one yet, but I’m wondering if the mystery birds are young Red-eyed Vireos trying out their father’s song. This is a species that specializes in incessant!
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 7/20/19 3:14 pm
From: Sheridan Brown (Birds) <birds...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Tomorrow's Randolph, NH Bird Walk w/ Gov Bill Weld
For anyone who plans to attend the Primary Feathers bird walk with Bill Weld in Randolph tomorrow AM (Sunday 7/21), I wanted to share the following scouting report.


1. NOTE THAT THE LOCATION IS IN RANDOLPH, NH. This is a note for anyone who is planning to attend but has not RSVP'd and gotten the latest. Full details here: https://primaryfeathers.org/bill-weld-july-21/



1. If you're considering wearing shorts due to the warm weather, you'll be pleased to know that the trails are very well maintained. I didn't encounter any vegetation higher than ankle height. You would still want to take the usual precautions of applying bug repellent and checking yourself for ticks. I wore full length zip-off pants and was still comfortable.



1. The trail at the community forest is easy to moderate. Only mi, with only 150' of elevation gain. Durand Lake's trails are level.



1. It was fairly birdy at both locations, and David Forsyth saw Black-billed Cuckoo at Durand Lake earlier in the week. Lots of birds feeding nestlings or with fledglings. So, who knows what we might see.


There will be more walks with other candidates in various parts of the state, but I hope birders might try to make a number of them rather than just the one with a favorite candidate. This is about spreading a positive conservation message to candidates and learning abut their general conservation ethic. Hope to see you there!

Good Birding,

Sheridan

Sheridan Brown
Grantham, NH
https://primaryfeathers.org
 

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Date: 7/20/19 9:32 am
From: Pieter van Loon <boydenvl...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Email Hack
Hello all,
It appears someone hacked into my boydenvl@myfairpointDOTnet email account. If you see an email that appears to be from me or that references me, especially one with an attachment, PLEASE DELETE it. It is in all likelihood infected. This account will be deleted soon.Sorry for any inconvenience.
Pieter

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Pieter van Loon
Marlboro, VT
 

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Date: 7/19/19 10:03 am
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?
The Bumblebees in Grand Isle seem to be doing just fine and the Lake hatches are appearing in their usual millions. It’s the Tree Swallows we used to have in the dozens, that are virtually non-existent. Not just this year but for the last several. We’ve been here for 31 years and always used to have Tree Swallows.

Barclay
Grand Isle East Shore
 

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Date: 7/19/19 6:41 am
From: Hilke Breder <htbreder...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?
I am glad to hear that. I am also living on a dirt road with widely spaced neighbors. I’s just such a change from previous years, and I will ask my neighbors about use of insecticides on teir flower beds.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Leslie Nulty
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 9:00 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?

At our place we have bumble bees and honey bees and plenty of deer flies!
We are at the end of a dirt road with only woods behind for 30 sq. miles.
Suburbs might be different. Just check out all the garden poisons on offer
at your local hardware store.

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 8:37 AM Hilke Breder <htbreder...> wrote:

> Where are all the insects? I used to avoid sitting outside for my morning
> coffee because of wasps and flies. I haven't seen a wasps in months, no
> bumble bees either, just carpenter bees that are hollowing out one of our
> house beams from the underside. The dish with the grape jelly and sugar
> water, still left standing for straggling orioles and other insects. No
> bees. No robins either that used to run on our lawn, stopping suddenly to
> listen for worms. I think local beekeepers have given up because of the
> colony collapse syndrome. But correct me if I am wrong. There is something
> pernicious in the environment that causes these disappearances.
>
> Hilke Breder
> Brattleboro
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>


--
Best regards,

Leslie

Leslie Nulty
P.O. Box 1121
Jericho Center, VT 05465
home office: 802-899-4582
cell: 802-324-1496
 

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Date: 7/19/19 6:00 am
From: Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?
At our place we have bumble bees and honey bees and plenty of deer flies!
We are at the end of a dirt road with only woods behind for 30 sq. miles.
Suburbs might be different. Just check out all the garden poisons on offer
at your local hardware store.

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 8:37 AM Hilke Breder <htbreder...> wrote:

> Where are all the insects? I used to avoid sitting outside for my morning
> coffee because of wasps and flies. I haven't seen a wasps in months, no
> bumble bees either, just carpenter bees that are hollowing out one of our
> house beams from the underside. The dish with the grape jelly and sugar
> water, still left standing for straggling orioles and other insects. No
> bees. No robins either that used to run on our lawn, stopping suddenly to
> listen for worms. I think local beekeepers have given up because of the
> colony collapse syndrome. But correct me if I am wrong. There is something
> pernicious in the environment that causes these disappearances.
>
> Hilke Breder
> Brattleboro
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>


--
Best regards,

Leslie

Leslie Nulty
P.O. Box 1121
Jericho Center, VT 05465
home office: 802-899-4582
cell: 802-324-1496
 

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Date: 7/19/19 5:37 am
From: Hilke Breder <htbreder...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?
Where are all the insects? I used to avoid sitting outside for my morning coffee because of wasps and flies. I haven't seen a wasps in months, no bumble bees either, just carpenter bees that are hollowing out one of our house beams from the underside. The dish with the grape jelly and sugar water, still left standing for straggling orioles and other insects. No bees. No robins either that used to run on our lawn, stopping suddenly to listen for worms. I think local beekeepers have given up because of the colony collapse syndrome. But correct me if I am wrong. There is something pernicious in the environment that causes these disappearances.

Hilke Breder
Brattleboro
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 

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Date: 7/18/19 5:45 pm
From: Patti Haynes <patti.haynes...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting is more likely.

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> On Jul 18, 2019, at 7:33 PM, LINDA M Verchereau <daylilies56...> wrote:
>
> Hi all, just had a male Blue Grosbeak in my yard here in Plainfield. Very
> close up and soooooooo blue!!
> I was down in NC in early May and saw several of them - never thought I
> would see one here. Lucky tonight.
> Linda Verchereau
 

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Date: 7/18/19 4:33 pm
From: LINDA M Verchereau <daylilies56...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Blue Grosbeak
Hi all, just had a male Blue Grosbeak in my yard here in Plainfield. Very
close up and soooooooo blue!!
I was down in NC in early May and saw several of them - never thought I
would see one here. Lucky tonight.
Linda Verchereau
 

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Date: 7/18/19 12:24 pm
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Green Heron practicing new skills
We spent fifteen to twenty minutes today sitting and watching an immature Green Heron at the LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area. The youngster was somewhat clumsy and hadn’t quite got the hang of fishing. It started out on a branch about a yard above the water so it had to bend way over and stretch way down to catch a fish, clutching the branch with its humongous feet and extending its neck way beyond what looked possible. Twice the bird overbalanced and fell in. It then tried hopping from limb to limb, once successfully and twice landing awkwardly. Finally it decided to try a lower and wider branch of the fallen tree and was successful, catching two fish within a minute.
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 7/18/19 9:54 am
From: Karen Barber <bobandkaren...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Great egrets
We enjoyed looking at 5 great egrets and 4 great blue herons early this morning at the Beaver Meadow (aka Strong or Pelkey Swamp). At noon time, there were 8 egrets.

Karen Barber
Benson
 

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Date: 7/18/19 5:12 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Carolina Wren
Singing clear strong phrases, didn't hear this song this spring as is
usual, hope it's not a migration moment already.Veer Frost Passumpsic
NEK
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