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10/15/19 2:26 pm Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
10/15/19 1:07 pm Jane Ogilvie <star05766...> Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
10/15/19 11:32 am Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
10/14/19 2:36 pm Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] West Rutland Marsh Walk - October 19
10/14/19 2:35 pm Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
10/14/19 2:33 pm pam voss <pkroutvoss2...> Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
10/14/19 12:33 pm Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
10/14/19 8:54 am Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
10/14/19 6:29 am Rita Pitkin <ritapitkin15...> Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
10/14/19 6:22 am Nancy PerleeBRISTOL <nperlee...> Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
10/14/19 6:17 am Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
10/14/19 6:02 am Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
10/14/19 5:41 am Eve Ticknor <edticknor...> Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
10/14/19 5:41 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
10/14/19 5:25 am Ian Worley <iworley...> [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
10/13/19 8:22 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> [VTBIRD] final call Costa Rica
10/12/19 11:16 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Snow geese
10/11/19 10:07 am alison wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Crows in Vermont Project
10/11/19 8:52 am Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] Crows in Vermont Project
10/10/19 3:28 pm Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] White throats
10/10/19 11:05 am kfinch <kfinch51...> [VTBIRD] Junco
10/10/19 7:28 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Pomainville
10/9/19 1:15 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Magnolia warbler Brandon Hollow Road, Oct 9, 2019
10/8/19 3:44 pm Eve Ticknor <edticknor...> Re: [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 10/8/19: WHITE-EYED VIREO + Other Late Birds
10/8/19 12:49 pm Jordan Spindel <jordan.spindel...> Re: [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 10/8/19: WHITE-EYED VIREO + Other Late Birds
10/8/19 12:40 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Sparrows Brandon Hollow Road, Oct 8, 2019
10/8/19 12:35 pm Eve Ticknor <edticknor...> Re: [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 10/8/19: WHITE-EYED VIREO + Other Late Birds
10/8/19 12:31 pm Jordan Spindel <jordan.spindel...> [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 10/8/19: WHITE-EYED VIREO + Other Late Birds
10/8/19 12:13 pm Nancy PerleeBRISTOL <nperlee...> Re: [VTBIRD] Etymology of scientific names
10/8/19 6:45 am Nancy PerleeBRISTOL <nperlee...> Re: [VTBIRD] Etymology of scientific names
10/8/19 4:55 am Teage O'Connor <badger.meli...> [VTBIRD] Etymology of scientific names
10/7/19 12:46 pm THERESA <tgmarron...> [VTBIRD] Sandbar in Milton
10/5/19 8:14 pm R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> Re: [VTBIRD] Geese
10/5/19 3:01 pm Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> Re: [VTBIRD] Geese
10/5/19 1:33 pm Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] geese and monarchs
10/5/19 10:13 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Sparrows
10/4/19 1:09 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Geese
10/4/19 11:38 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] photos from Plum Island
10/3/19 1:01 pm Dov Stucker <dovstucker...> [VTBIRD] Red-legged partridge
10/3/19 10:26 am carolclyde <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] Loon
10/2/19 6:19 pm Rich Kelley <rich...> [VTBIRD] The Big Sit! - Birding event on 10/12/2019
10/2/19 6:34 am Kay Johnson <0000002d57029402-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birding & Photography Ethics
10/2/19 5:31 am Terry Marron <tgmarron...> [VTBIRD] Williston Master Naturalist bird walk
10/1/19 1:42 pm Chris Rimmer <crimmer...> [VTBIRD] Belated final Mansfield blog
9/30/19 6:17 am Patti Haynes <patti.haynes...> [VTBIRD] Hummer in Moretown
9/28/19 3:51 pm Marvin Elliott <marvelliott61...> Re: [VTBIRD] Itz
9/28/19 12:51 pm Charlie Teske <cteske140...> Re: [VTBIRD] Itz
9/28/19 4:41 am Bob Phillips <155bphillips...> [VTBIRD] weekly digest
9/27/19 7:02 pm Scott Sainsbury <scott...> Re: [VTBIRD] Itz
9/27/19 6:10 pm Bob Budliger <0000009ba2126cb4-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Itz
9/27/19 12:12 pm Martha Pfeiffer <0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Northern Flickers and American Robins
9/27/19 5:58 am Donald Clark <sapsbks...> Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
9/27/19 5:54 am Chip Darmstadt <chip...> Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
9/27/19 3:15 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
9/26/19 7:48 pm Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...> Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
9/26/19 7:34 pm Lené Gary <00000520242bde29-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
9/26/19 7:14 pm Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...> Re: [VTBIRD] red-bellied woodpecker listening for ?
9/26/19 7:08 pm R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
9/26/19 6:20 pm Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...> [VTBIRD] red-bellied woodpecker listening for ?
9/26/19 2:19 pm Frank Rounds <frankrounds...> [VTBIRD] Glossy Ibis at Delta Park
9/26/19 1:15 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Tanagers
9/26/19 12:49 pm Jordan Spindel <jordan.spindel...> [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 9/26/19: Lots of Nashville Warblers + others
9/26/19 6:26 am Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] Birds & Beers VT TONIGHT!
9/25/19 10:56 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Stilt Whitney Creek, Sep 24, 2019
9/25/19 4:22 am Sharon Turner <sharxxturner...> [VTBIRD] birding humor
9/24/19 7:36 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Re: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog PHOTOS
9/24/19 7:29 pm Ruth Coppersmith <coppersmithruth...> Re: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog PHOTOS
9/24/19 10:25 am Jim Block <jim...> [VTBIRD] Moose Bog PHOTOS
9/24/19 10:12 am Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...> Re: [VTBIRD] White marker for windows
9/23/19 6:54 am Mus <musbird...> [VTBIRD] Simple tip
9/23/19 6:52 am Mus <musbird...> [VTBIRD] Simple tip
9/23/19 5:10 am Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...> [VTBIRD] White marker for windows
9/22/19 12:33 pm Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...> Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
9/22/19 10:38 am Sue <2birdvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
9/22/19 10:32 am Rita Pitkin <ritapitkin15...> Re: [VTBIRD] American White Pelican - Video
9/22/19 10:22 am Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...> Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
9/22/19 9:39 am Mike Sargent <msargent...> [VTBIRD] American White Pelican - Video
9/22/19 9:36 am Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...> Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
9/22/19 9:33 am Sue <2birdvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
9/22/19 6:47 am Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...> [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
9/22/19 5:50 am pam voss <pkroutvoss2...> Re: [VTBIRD] American White Pelican
9/22/19 5:26 am Charles Gangas <0000051a71a2f355-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] American White Pelican
9/22/19 4:16 am Kit Emery <kaemery...> Re: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
9/21/19 7:57 pm Linda Gross <ljoslyngross...> Re: [VTBIRD] American White Pelican
9/21/19 7:46 pm Charles Gangas <0000051a71a2f355-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] American White Pelican
9/21/19 5:12 pm alison wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
9/21/19 4:24 pm Tom Jiamachello <000000f285df68b6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
9/21/19 5:12 am John Snell <jrsnelljr...> [VTBIRD] Hummingbird in Montpelier (still)
9/21/19 3:43 am alison wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
9/20/19 9:07 am E Talmage <bovm_erin...> [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
9/20/19 5:11 am John Snell <jrsnelljr...> [VTBIRD] Hummingbird in Montpelier...
9/19/19 6:48 pm David Hirth <d2hirth...> Re: [VTBIRD] Major study on breeding bird declines in North America
9/19/19 3:58 pm John Snell <jrsnelljr...> [VTBIRD] A hummingbird in Montpelier...
9/19/19 1:06 pm Allan Strong <Allan.Strong...> [VTBIRD] Major study on breeding bird declines in North America
9/19/19 8:35 am JOSHUA LINCOLN <joshualincoln...> [VTBIRD] Birding Ecuador Talk Tonight
9/18/19 7:59 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Vireos
9/17/19 8:03 pm Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
9/17/19 11:31 am Bryan Pfeiffer <bryan...> Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
9/17/19 6:25 am Chip Darmstadt <chip...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birding & Photography Ethics
9/17/19 4:08 am Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snake Mountain nocturnals, western Addison County
9/17/19 3:37 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snake Mountain nocturnals, western Addison County
9/17/19 1:49 am Ian Worley <iworley...> [VTBIRD] Snake Mountain nocturnals, western Addison County
9/16/19 5:11 pm Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] West Rutland Marsh - September 21
9/16/19 2:32 pm Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] Birding & Photography Ethics
9/16/19 6:02 am alison wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
9/16/19 4:13 am suki russo <0000001d6c4a8152-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
9/16/19 3:56 am Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
9/15/19 4:36 pm Poleysgmavt <poleys...> [VTBIRD] Late hummer
9/15/19 3:12 pm Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...> Re: [VTBIRD] August swallow numbers .... a look at the eBird data
9/15/19 1:32 pm Nancy A Carter <revnacarter...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
9/15/19 1:26 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
9/15/19 1:17 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
9/15/19 1:07 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
9/15/19 12:25 pm DAVID MOSHER <dachamo...> [VTBIRD] Take care
9/15/19 12:13 pm kfinch51 <kfinch51...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
9/15/19 11:32 am Marcia Baker <00000071bf45faf1-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
9/15/19 8:31 am Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
9/15/19 6:39 am Ian Worley <iworley...> Re: [VTBIRD] August swallow numbers .... a look at the eBird data
9/15/19 6:05 am Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...> Re: [VTBIRD] August swallow numbers .... a look at the eBird data
9/15/19 5:55 am Ian Worley <iworley...> [VTBIRD] August swallow numbers .... a look at the eBird data
9/15/19 5:31 am Peter Riley <priley55...> Re: [VTBIRD] Mt Philo Raptors - Big Day today
9/15/19 5:19 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
9/15/19 4:39 am John Snell <jrsnelljr...> [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
 
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Date: 10/15/19 2:26 pm
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
Hi, Roy - I’ve bet you’ve got many great photos! I’ve already received about two dozen, though, so I think I’m set. Thanks so much!
Maeve

> On Oct 15, 2019, at 2:31 PM, Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Sure, I have "one' happy to share. Off to a cross-country meet with granddaughter running. Will check back this evening if one is still needed.
> Cheers, Roy Pilcher
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 8:13 pm
> Subject: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
>
> I’m working on a new class/program about shorebirds. We’ve got so many great photos and not a single one of a common Vermont species: Spotted Sandpiper. Does anyone have one I could use (giving the photographer credit, of course)?
> Thanks!
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 10/15/19 1:07 pm
From: Jane Ogilvie <star05766...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
I have one for you Maeve if you are still interested.

Jane O

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 3:32 PM Roy Pilcher <
<00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Sure, I have "one' happy to share. Off to a cross-country meet with
> granddaughter running. Will check back this evening if one is still needed.
> Cheers, Roy Pilcher
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 8:13 pm
> Subject: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
>
> I’m working on a new class/program about shorebirds. We’ve got so many
> great photos and not a single one of a common Vermont species: Spotted
> Sandpiper. Does anyone have one I could use (giving the photographer
> credit, of course)?
> Thanks!
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
>
 

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Date: 10/15/19 11:32 am
From: Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
Sure, I have "one' happy to share.  Off to a cross-country meet with granddaughter running.  Will check back this evening if one is still needed.
Cheers, Roy Pilcher

-----Original Message-----
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo

I’m working on a new class/program about shorebirds. We’ve got so many great photos and not a single one of a common Vermont species: Spotted Sandpiper. Does anyone have one I could use (giving the photographer credit, of course)?
Thanks!
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 10/14/19 2:36 pm
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] West Rutland Marsh Walk - October 19
Join Rutland County Audubon this Saturday, October 19, for our monthly walk around West Rutland Marsh. Free! Meet at the boardwalk on Marble Street at 8 a.m. Go the whole 3.7 mile route or go halfway.
Sue Elliotthttp://rutlandcountyaudubon.org/
 

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Date: 10/14/19 2:35 pm
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
Thanks, Pam - I absolutely love the birding community. I’ve already received more gorgeous photos than I can use!
Maeve

> On Oct 14, 2019, at 5:33 PM, pam voss <pkroutvoss2...> wrote:
>
> Maeve, Someone from Green Mountain Photos just shared a photo of the
> Spotted Sandpiper.... taken in Addison. Saw it on Facebook! Pamkv
>
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 3:33 PM Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
>> I’m working on a new class/program about shorebirds. We’ve got so many
>> great photos and not a single one of a common Vermont species: Spotted
>> Sandpiper. Does anyone have one I could use (giving the photographer
>> credit, of course)?
>> Thanks!
>> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 10/14/19 2:33 pm
From: pam voss <pkroutvoss2...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
Maeve, Someone from Green Mountain Photos just shared a photo of the
Spotted Sandpiper.... taken in Addison. Saw it on Facebook! Pamkv

On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 3:33 PM Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:

> I’m working on a new class/program about shorebirds. We’ve got so many
> great photos and not a single one of a common Vermont species: Spotted
> Sandpiper. Does anyone have one I could use (giving the photographer
> credit, of course)?
> Thanks!
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 10/14/19 12:33 pm
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] hoping for a Spotted Sandpiper photo
I’m working on a new class/program about shorebirds. We’ve got so many great photos and not a single one of a common Vermont species: Spotted Sandpiper. Does anyone have one I could use (giving the photographer credit, of course)?
Thanks!
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 10/14/19 8:54 am
From: Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
Charmed my morning!

On Mon, Oct 14, 2019, 9:29 AM Rita Pitkin <ritapitkin15...> wrote:

> Poetry. Thank you.
>
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 8:25 AM Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:
>
> > On the south side of our house on the slopes of Snake Mountain in
> > Cornwall, there is a small sunroom facing a small sheep pasture, now
> > retired, surrounded by colorful shrubs, autumn-leaved woods, and our
> > small sheep barn, now retired except for a small flock of chickens and a
> > small patrol of geese. Being a sunroom, there is a door to a wee stone
> > patio; a door with panes to the bottom so that our little cat Lemon Fair
> > (Lem-Lem for short) has a good view when winter birds mob the feeder
> > that hangs by the door.
> >
> > No feeder now, but the patio is crowded by rangy volunteer flowers grown
> > up between the stones and boxed in between a lanky old rose and wall of
> > yews. Hardly room for a chair or bench ... cozy though.
> >
> > Breakfast coffee in hand Mary stepped into the sunroom rich with sunrise
> > and the glow of fall colors streaming in through every window. Lem-Lem
> > had preceded her, in hopes of a bite of buttered toast. But he was at
> > the door, transfixed at his personal ground-level pane of glass, staring
> > in wonder or fear, staring out the glass, then up, and up, and higher
> > yet ..... Tucked in the only open spot of the patio free of bordering
> > shrubs and tall and tangled fall flowers, on the old, huge stone step at
> > the door, towering as if magnified beyond reality, ever so high over the
> > small gray ball of feline with eyes bulging, was a Great Blue Heron,
> > with giant bill and and majestic crest between which two bright eyes
> > were peering through the panes at Mary, as if a guest come to a fine
> > October breakfast before continuing its long migration journey.
> >
> > --Ian
> >
>
 

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Date: 10/14/19 6:29 am
From: Rita Pitkin <ritapitkin15...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
Poetry. Thank you.

On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 8:25 AM Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:

> On the south side of our house on the slopes of Snake Mountain in
> Cornwall, there is a small sunroom facing a small sheep pasture, now
> retired, surrounded by colorful shrubs, autumn-leaved woods, and our
> small sheep barn, now retired except for a small flock of chickens and a
> small patrol of geese. Being a sunroom, there is a door to a wee stone
> patio; a door with panes to the bottom so that our little cat Lemon Fair
> (Lem-Lem for short) has a good view when winter birds mob the feeder
> that hangs by the door.
>
> No feeder now, but the patio is crowded by rangy volunteer flowers grown
> up between the stones and boxed in between a lanky old rose and wall of
> yews. Hardly room for a chair or bench ... cozy though.
>
> Breakfast coffee in hand Mary stepped into the sunroom rich with sunrise
> and the glow of fall colors streaming in through every window. Lem-Lem
> had preceded her, in hopes of a bite of buttered toast. But he was at
> the door, transfixed at his personal ground-level pane of glass, staring
> in wonder or fear, staring out the glass, then up, and up, and higher
> yet ..... Tucked in the only open spot of the patio free of bordering
> shrubs and tall and tangled fall flowers, on the old, huge stone step at
> the door, towering as if magnified beyond reality, ever so high over the
> small gray ball of feline with eyes bulging, was a Great Blue Heron,
> with giant bill and and majestic crest between which two bright eyes
> were peering through the panes at Mary, as if a guest come to a fine
> October breakfast before continuing its long migration journey.
>
> --Ian
>
 

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Date: 10/14/19 6:22 am
From: Nancy PerleeBRISTOL <nperlee...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this.

Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 14, 2019, at 9:02 AM, Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...> wrote:
>
> How beautifully written. I wanted more to read and a sun room in which to drink my coffee. Thanks for sharing.
> Barbara Powers
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Oct 14, 2019, at 8:41 AM, Eve Ticknor <edticknor...> wrote:
>>
>> What a fascinating and wonderful experience!
>>
>>
>> Eve Ticknor
>> <edticknor...>
>>
>> Box 2206
>> Prescott, On
>> K0E 1T0
>>
>> 24 Birch Ave
>> Willsboro, NY
>> 12996
>>
>> "Be thou happy, be thou blest, from thy birth until thy rest.”
>> (Quaker blessing)
>>
>>> On Oct 14, 2019, at 8:25 AM, Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:
>>>
>>> On the south side of our house on the slopes of Snake Mountain in Cornwall, there is a small sunroom facing a small sheep pasture, now retired, surrounded by colorful shrubs, autumn-leaved woods, and our small sheep barn, now retired except for a small flock of chickens and a small patrol of geese. Being a sunroom, there is a door to a wee stone patio; a door with panes to the bottom so that our little cat Lemon Fair (Lem-Lem for short) has a good view when winter birds mob the feeder that hangs by the door.
>>>
>>> No feeder now, but the patio is crowded by rangy volunteer flowers grown up between the stones and boxed in between a lanky old rose and wall of yews. Hardly room for a chair or bench ... cozy though.
>>>
>>> Breakfast coffee in hand Mary stepped into the sunroom rich with sunrise and the glow of fall colors streaming in through every window. Lem-Lem had preceded her, in hopes of a bite of buttered toast. But he was at the door, transfixed at his personal ground-level pane of glass, staring in wonder or fear, staring out the glass, then up, and up, and higher yet ..... Tucked in the only open spot of the patio free of bordering shrubs and tall and tangled fall flowers, on the old, huge stone step at the door, towering as if magnified beyond reality, ever so high over the small gray ball of feline with eyes bulging, was a Great Blue Heron, with giant bill and and majestic crest between which two bright eyes were peering through the panes at Mary, as if a guest come to a fine October breakfast before continuing its long migration journey.
>>>
>>> --Ian
 

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Date: 10/14/19 6:17 am
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 October 19, 2019 on
the Old Railroad Passage Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the parking lot on
Tabor Rd, about 1 mile south of the Visitor Center. If you have any
questions, email me at <copenhvr...>

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

After 114 months of walks we have observed 158 species. Hope to see you
there!


--Ken Copenhaver

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Date: 10/14/19 6:02 am
From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
How beautifully written. I wanted more to read and a sun room in which to drink my coffee. Thanks for sharing.
Barbara Powers

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> On Oct 14, 2019, at 8:41 AM, Eve Ticknor <edticknor...> wrote:
>
> What a fascinating and wonderful experience!
>
>
> Eve Ticknor
> <edticknor...>
>
> Box 2206
> Prescott, On
> K0E 1T0
>
> 24 Birch Ave
> Willsboro, NY
> 12996
>
> "Be thou happy, be thou blest, from thy birth until thy rest.”
> (Quaker blessing)
>
>> On Oct 14, 2019, at 8:25 AM, Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:
>>
>> On the south side of our house on the slopes of Snake Mountain in Cornwall, there is a small sunroom facing a small sheep pasture, now retired, surrounded by colorful shrubs, autumn-leaved woods, and our small sheep barn, now retired except for a small flock of chickens and a small patrol of geese. Being a sunroom, there is a door to a wee stone patio; a door with panes to the bottom so that our little cat Lemon Fair (Lem-Lem for short) has a good view when winter birds mob the feeder that hangs by the door.
>>
>> No feeder now, but the patio is crowded by rangy volunteer flowers grown up between the stones and boxed in between a lanky old rose and wall of yews. Hardly room for a chair or bench ... cozy though.
>>
>> Breakfast coffee in hand Mary stepped into the sunroom rich with sunrise and the glow of fall colors streaming in through every window. Lem-Lem had preceded her, in hopes of a bite of buttered toast. But he was at the door, transfixed at his personal ground-level pane of glass, staring in wonder or fear, staring out the glass, then up, and up, and higher yet ..... Tucked in the only open spot of the patio free of bordering shrubs and tall and tangled fall flowers, on the old, huge stone step at the door, towering as if magnified beyond reality, ever so high over the small gray ball of feline with eyes bulging, was a Great Blue Heron, with giant bill and and majestic crest between which two bright eyes were peering through the panes at Mary, as if a guest come to a fine October breakfast before continuing its long migration journey.
>>
>> --Ian
 

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Date: 10/14/19 5:41 am
From: Eve Ticknor <edticknor...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
What a fascinating and wonderful experience!


Eve Ticknor
<edticknor...>

Box 2206
Prescott, On
K0E 1T0

24 Birch Ave
Willsboro, NY
12996

"Be thou happy, be thou blest, from thy birth until thy rest.”
(Quaker blessing)

> On Oct 14, 2019, at 8:25 AM, Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:
>
> On the south side of our house on the slopes of Snake Mountain in Cornwall, there is a small sunroom facing a small sheep pasture, now retired, surrounded by colorful shrubs, autumn-leaved woods, and our small sheep barn, now retired except for a small flock of chickens and a small patrol of geese. Being a sunroom, there is a door to a wee stone patio; a door with panes to the bottom so that our little cat Lemon Fair (Lem-Lem for short) has a good view when winter birds mob the feeder that hangs by the door.
>
> No feeder now, but the patio is crowded by rangy volunteer flowers grown up between the stones and boxed in between a lanky old rose and wall of yews. Hardly room for a chair or bench ... cozy though.
>
> Breakfast coffee in hand Mary stepped into the sunroom rich with sunrise and the glow of fall colors streaming in through every window. Lem-Lem had preceded her, in hopes of a bite of buttered toast. But he was at the door, transfixed at his personal ground-level pane of glass, staring in wonder or fear, staring out the glass, then up, and up, and higher yet ..... Tucked in the only open spot of the patio free of bordering shrubs and tall and tangled fall flowers, on the old, huge stone step at the door, towering as if magnified beyond reality, ever so high over the small gray ball of feline with eyes bulging, was a Great Blue Heron, with giant bill and and majestic crest between which two bright eyes were peering through the panes at Mary, as if a guest come to a fine October breakfast before continuing its long migration journey.
>
> --Ian
 

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Date: 10/14/19 5:41 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
Cowering in expectation of a bird-into-window smash, and completely
thrilled by the denouement! A deft practitioner of the story art is at
work here : ).
Many thanks, Ian.Veer, Passumpsic

On 10/14/2019 at 8:25 AM, "Ian Worley" wrote:On the south side of our
house on the slopes of Snake Mountain in
Cornwall, there is a small sunroom facing a small sheep pasture, now
retired, surrounded by colorful shrubs, autumn-leaved woods, and our
small sheep barn, now retired except for a small flock of chickens and
a
small patrol of geese. Being a sunroom, there is a door to a wee
stone
patio; a door with panes to the bottom so that our little cat Lemon
Fair
(Lem-Lem for short) has a good view when winter birds mob the feeder
that hangs by the door.

No feeder now, but the patio is crowded by rangy volunteer flowers
grown
up between the stones and boxed in between a lanky old rose and wall
of
yews. Hardly room for a chair or bench ... cozy though.

Breakfast coffee in hand Mary stepped into the sunroom rich with
sunrise
and the glow of fall colors streaming in through every window.
Lem-Lem
had preceded her, in hopes of a bite of buttered toast. But he was at

the door, transfixed at his personal ground-level pane of glass,
staring
in wonder or fear, staring out the glass, then up, and up, and higher
yet ..... Tucked in the only open spot of the patio free of bordering
shrubs and tall and tangled fall flowers, on the old, huge stone step
at
the door, towering as if magnified beyond reality, ever so high over
the
small gray ball of feline with eyes bulging, was a Great Blue Heron,
with giant bill and and majestic crest between which two bright eyes
were peering through the panes at Mary, as if a guest come to a fine
October breakfast before continuing its long migration journey.

--Ian
 

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Date: 10/14/19 5:25 am
From: Ian Worley <iworley...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] A cat, a bird, and a pane of glass.
On the south side of our house on the slopes of Snake Mountain in
Cornwall, there is a small sunroom facing a small sheep pasture, now
retired, surrounded by colorful shrubs, autumn-leaved woods, and our
small sheep barn, now retired except for a small flock of chickens and a
small patrol of geese.  Being a sunroom, there is a door to a wee stone
patio; a door with panes to the bottom so that our little cat Lemon Fair
(Lem-Lem for short) has a good view when winter birds mob the feeder
that hangs by the door.

No feeder now, but the patio is crowded by rangy volunteer flowers grown
up between the stones and boxed in between a lanky old rose and wall of
yews.  Hardly room for a chair or bench ... cozy though.

Breakfast coffee in hand Mary stepped into the sunroom rich with sunrise
and the glow of fall colors streaming in through every window.  Lem-Lem
had preceded her, in hopes of a bite of buttered toast.  But he was at
the door, transfixed at his personal ground-level pane of glass, staring
in wonder or fear, staring out the glass, then up, and up, and higher
yet ..... Tucked in the only open spot of the patio free of bordering
shrubs and tall and tangled fall flowers, on the old, huge stone step at
the door, towering as if magnified beyond reality, ever so high over the
small gray ball of feline with eyes bulging, was a Great Blue Heron,
with giant bill and and majestic crest between which two bright eyes
were peering through the panes at Mary, as if a guest come to a fine
October breakfast before continuing its long migration journey.

--Ian
 

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Date: 10/13/19 8:22 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] final call Costa Rica
*Costa Rica Natural History and Birding Adventure:*

* March 04 – 14, 2020*







*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*, which 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 finest
conservation books of 2016. This will be Ted’s sixth trip to Costa Rica,
including hosting of Vermont Public Radio’s Citizens of the World Tour in
2010.



*landline: 802 333 4443*

*cellphone: 802 399 9398*



*2) Gil Calvo— *A naturalist and Neotropical birder extraordinaire, Gil has
created & led custom natural-history tours throughout Costa Rica for more
than 25 years, including for Hanover High School, Hanover, NH, since 2002.
In 2000, inspired by a lifelong passion for his native country, Gil created
Tropical Advisors Costa Rica, Inc. (formerly Tropical Angel Travel). Today,
Tropic Advisors has evolved into one of Mesoamerica’s premier natural
history tour companies.



For our itinerary and cost please contact Ted.
 

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Date: 10/12/19 11:16 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snow geese
Today at the viewing area on Rt 17 a small flock of snow geese were present. They were way at the end of the field. Appeared to be immatures with adults. Canada geese were also present.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 10/11/19 10:07 am
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Crows in Vermont Project
Thanks, Bridget! This information would also help folks that are participating in Christmas Bird Counts in Vermont. I will be leading a crow roost count during the afternoon of the Burlington CBC and would love to know where the crows have been congregating prior to Sunday, Dec 15th!

Ali
----- Original Message -----
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:51:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [VTBIRD] Crows in Vermont Project

Greetings Friends!

It's that time of year again when crows start to roost communally for the
winter. Won't you help track their whereabouts by participating in the
Crows In Vermont Project on iNaturalist.

I'm especially interested in getting some new communities on the map this
year including RUTLAND, WOODSTOCK, ST. JOHNSBURY, BENNINGTON, NEWPORT,
MANCHESTER and SPRINGFIELD.

It's easy to do. Take a photo with your smartphone of streaming or roosting
crows, create an iNaturalist account, and then upload your photos tagging
the Crows In Vermont Project.

Here's the link to the project page:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/crows-in-vermont

Please reach out to me by email if you have more questions!

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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*Crows In Vermont: http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT <http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT>*


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Date: 10/11/19 8:52 am
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Crows in Vermont Project
Greetings Friends!

It's that time of year again when crows start to roost communally for the
winter. Won't you help track their whereabouts by participating in the
Crows In Vermont Project on iNaturalist.

I'm especially interested in getting some new communities on the map this
year including RUTLAND, WOODSTOCK, ST. JOHNSBURY, BENNINGTON, NEWPORT,
MANCHESTER and SPRINGFIELD.

It's easy to do. Take a photo with your smartphone of streaming or roosting
crows, create an iNaturalist account, and then upload your photos tagging
the Crows In Vermont Project.

Here's the link to the project page:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/crows-in-vermont

Please reach out to me by email if you have more questions!

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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*Crows In Vermont: http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT <http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT>*


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Date: 10/10/19 3:28 pm
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] White throats
A wave of white throated sparrows arrived tonight with songs and chip
calls. Derby
 

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Date: 10/10/19 11:05 am
From: kfinch <kfinch51...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Junco
First-of-season Junco this morning at our Chester home.    Ken Finch
 

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Date: 10/10/19 7:28 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pomainville
A search this morning for Nelson's sparrow was fruitless.
Other sparrow species were present and two southbound meadowlarks were a surprise.
I found a blue lens cap for Swift binoculars. Anyone missing this?
Sue Wetmore

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Date: 10/9/19 1:15 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Magnolia warbler Brandon Hollow Road, Oct 9, 2019
The gut pile is still attracting vultures and ravens but no eagle.
More appealing was the magnolia warbler.
Sue Wetmore
>
> Brandon Hollow Road, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Oct 9, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.6 mile(s)
> 22 species
>
> Canada Goose 16
> Mourning Dove 2
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 4
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 7
> American Crow 1
> Common Raven 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> European Starling 1
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin 2
> White-throated Sparrow 7
> Song Sparrow 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Magnolia Warbler 1 Yellow breast, gray head, dark tipped tail, narrow white wingbars, white eyering.
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60485299
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 10/8/19 3:44 pm
From: Eve Ticknor <edticknor...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 10/8/19: WHITE-EYED VIREO + Other Late Birds
Thank you. Helpful to those of us who do not live there.


Eve Ticknor
<edticknor...>

Box 2206
Prescott, On
K0E 1T0

24 Birch Ave
Willsboro, NY
12996

"Be thou happy, be thou blest, from thy birth until thy rest.”
(Quaker blessing)

> On Oct 8, 2019, at 3:49 PM, Jordan Spindel <jordan.spindel...> wrote:
>
> Centennial Woods is located on the border between Burlington and South Burlington. It's just east of Centennial Court on Carrigan Drive. There's a green UVM sign displaying the name and a bike rack at the entrance. I saw all these birds on the main path and the west side of the brook. The woods are probably best in fall, when birds hang out in the understory.
 

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Date: 10/8/19 12:49 pm
From: Jordan Spindel <jordan.spindel...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 10/8/19: WHITE-EYED VIREO + Other Late Birds
Centennial Woods is located on the border between Burlington and South Burlington. It's just east of Centennial Court on Carrigan Drive. There's a green UVM sign displaying the name and a bike rack at the entrance. I saw all these birds on the main path and the west side of the brook. The woods are probably best in fall, when birds hang out in the understory.
 

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Date: 10/8/19 12:40 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sparrows Brandon Hollow Road, Oct 8, 2019
In addition to the list below when I returned in the afternoon a bald eagle, four ravens and two turkey vultures were eyeing a gut pile meal.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-
> Brandon Hollow Road, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Oct 8, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.3 mile(s)
> 23 species
>
> Canada Goose 2
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Blue Jay 10
> American Crow 3
> Common Raven 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> House Wren 2
> Gray Catbird 1
> American Robin 2
> House Sparrow 5
> American Goldfinch 1
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> White-throated Sparrow 20
> Song Sparrow 2
> Eastern Towhee 2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
> Northern Cardinal 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60460806
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 10/8/19 12:35 pm
From: Eve Ticknor <edticknor...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 10/8/19: WHITE-EYED VIREO + Other Late Birds
Where is Centennial Woods?


Eve Ticknor
<edticknor...>

Box 2206
Prescott, On
K0E 1T0

24 Birch Ave
Willsboro, NY
12996

"Be thou happy, be thou blest, from thy birth until thy rest.”
(Quaker blessing)

> On Oct 8, 2019, at 3:31 PM, Jordan Spindel <jordan.spindel...> wrote:
>
> This morning, I went into Centennial Woods and was surprised to find a variety of late migrants. This started with a Tennessee Warbler briefly seen just outside the woods. I realized something was up when I spotted a Wood Thrush and pair of House Wrens a few minutes later. I saw a variety of out of place birds, but the best by far was a WHITE-EYED VIREO, Burlington's first since January 2016. I found it by the first accessible part of the brook, then saw it about 1.5 hours later by the "bridge" across the brook with a pair of Blue-Headed Vireos. In total, I saw 31 species, including 5 species of warbler. Here is my list:
>
> Warblers:
> Tennessee (Just outside entrance)
> Nashville (Near "bridge")
> Yellow-Rumped (1-2)
> Magnolia (Hung out by entrance, possibly second bird further down)
> Common Yellowthroat (Immature male in brook)
>
> Others:
> HOUSE WREN (3-4)
> WHITE-EYED VIREO** (1)
> Blue-Headed Vireo (3-4)
> Eastern Phoebe (1-2)
> Golden-Crowned Kinglet (1)
> WOOD THRUSH (By first cutoff)
> Swainson's Thrush (1)
> Hermit Thrush (1-2)
> American Robin (3)
> Black-Capped Chickadee (many)
> Tufted Titmouse (several)
> White-Breasted Nuthatch (2)
> Blue Jay (3)
> American Crow (1)
> Common Raven (1)
> American Goldfinch (2 heard)
> Northern Cardinal (3)
> White-Throated Sparrow (many)
> Song Sparrow (1)
> Chipping Sparrow (heard)
> Downy Woodpecker (1)
> Hairy Woodpecker (1)
> Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (1-2)
> Northern Flicker (Heard)
> Great Blue Heron (flyover)
> Canada Goose (heard)
>
> Good Birding!
>
> -Jordan
 

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Date: 10/8/19 12:31 pm
From: Jordan Spindel <jordan.spindel...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 10/8/19: WHITE-EYED VIREO + Other Late Birds
This morning, I went into Centennial Woods and was surprised to find a variety of late migrants. This started with a Tennessee Warbler briefly seen just outside the woods. I realized something was up when I spotted a Wood Thrush and pair of House Wrens a few minutes later. I saw a variety of out of place birds, but the best by far was a WHITE-EYED VIREO, Burlington's first since January 2016. I found it by the first accessible part of the brook, then saw it about 1.5 hours later by the "bridge" across the brook with a pair of Blue-Headed Vireos. In total, I saw 31 species, including 5 species of warbler. Here is my list:

Warblers:
Tennessee (Just outside entrance)
Nashville (Near "bridge")
Yellow-Rumped (1-2)
Magnolia (Hung out by entrance, possibly second bird further down)
Common Yellowthroat (Immature male in brook)

Others:
HOUSE WREN (3-4)
WHITE-EYED VIREO** (1)
Blue-Headed Vireo (3-4)
Eastern Phoebe (1-2)
Golden-Crowned Kinglet (1)
WOOD THRUSH (By first cutoff)
Swainson's Thrush (1)
Hermit Thrush (1-2)
American Robin (3)
Black-Capped Chickadee (many)
Tufted Titmouse (several)
White-Breasted Nuthatch (2)
Blue Jay (3)
American Crow (1)
Common Raven (1)
American Goldfinch (2 heard)
Northern Cardinal (3)
White-Throated Sparrow (many)
Song Sparrow (1)
Chipping Sparrow (heard)
Downy Woodpecker (1)
Hairy Woodpecker (1)
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (1-2)
Northern Flicker (Heard)
Great Blue Heron (flyover)
Canada Goose (heard)

Good Birding!

-Jordan
 

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Date: 10/8/19 12:13 pm
From: Nancy PerleeBRISTOL <nperlee...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Etymology of scientific names
It was the first page I landed on after I touched the e-address to sign up. It had the three fill in the boxes.

Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 8, 2019, at 9:45 AM, Nancy PerleeBRISTOL <nperlee...> wrote:
>
> I tried to sign up for your newsletter but it failed: <nperlee...> Nancy Perlee
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Oct 8, 2019, at 7:54 AM, Teage O'Connor <badger.meli...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello birders, with the colder weather I've retreated to my laptop and
>> embarked on a deep dive into the etymology of scientific names for
>> vertebrates in Vermont. I created a couple of resources I hope people find
>> helpful and/or fascinating! There's a google sheet that is searchable as
>> well as a PDF that has species listed by taxonomic grouping. Any feedback
>> would be much appreciated. Both can be found here:
>>
>> http://www.phyllotaxy.com/natural-history/taxonomy/
>>
>> Teage O'Connor
>> Crow's Path <https://crowspath.org> | Phyllotaxy <http://phyllotaxy.com> |
>> Instagram <https://instagram.com/phyllotaxyvt> | Blog
>> <http://phyllotaxy.com/blog>
>>
>> *Subscribe to the Wild Burlington natural history newsletter
>> <http://phyllotaxy.com/newsletter-signup/>*
>> ᐧ
>>
>
 

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Date: 10/8/19 6:45 am
From: Nancy PerleeBRISTOL <nperlee...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Etymology of scientific names
I tried to sign up for your newsletter but it failed: <nperlee...> Nancy Perlee

Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 8, 2019, at 7:54 AM, Teage O'Connor <badger.meli...> wrote:
>
> Hello birders, with the colder weather I've retreated to my laptop and
> embarked on a deep dive into the etymology of scientific names for
> vertebrates in Vermont. I created a couple of resources I hope people find
> helpful and/or fascinating! There's a google sheet that is searchable as
> well as a PDF that has species listed by taxonomic grouping. Any feedback
> would be much appreciated. Both can be found here:
>
> http://www.phyllotaxy.com/natural-history/taxonomy/
>
> Teage O'Connor
> Crow's Path <https://crowspath.org> | Phyllotaxy <http://phyllotaxy.com> |
> Instagram <https://instagram.com/phyllotaxyvt> | Blog
> <http://phyllotaxy.com/blog>
>
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Date: 10/8/19 4:55 am
From: Teage O'Connor <badger.meli...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Etymology of scientific names
Hello birders, with the colder weather I've retreated to my laptop and
embarked on a deep dive into the etymology of scientific names for
vertebrates in Vermont. I created a couple of resources I hope people find
helpful and/or fascinating! There's a google sheet that is searchable as
well as a PDF that has species listed by taxonomic grouping. Any feedback
would be much appreciated. Both can be found here:

http://www.phyllotaxy.com/natural-history/taxonomy/

Teage O'Connor
Crow's Path <https://crowspath.org> | Phyllotaxy <http://phyllotaxy.com> |
Instagram <https://instagram.com/phyllotaxyvt> | Blog
<http://phyllotaxy.com/blog>

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Date: 10/7/19 12:46 pm
From: THERESA <tgmarron...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sandbar in Milton
Lots of ducks(wood, ring bill,mallard) along with great egret, GBH and loads of cormorants . Did not have scope so probably others too

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Date: 10/5/19 8:14 pm
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Geese
Heard and see over Dorset about 1:30

On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 4:09 PM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:

> High flying skeins of Canadas were seen in Brandon this afternoon.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
 

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Date: 10/5/19 3:01 pm
From: Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Geese
Several very large and very high skeins honking above our Rutland yard this
afternoon, bringing moments of joy during our autumn garden labors.

On Fri, Oct 4, 2019, 4:09 PM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:

> High flying skeins of Canadas were seen in Brandon this afternoon.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
 

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Date: 10/5/19 1:33 pm
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] geese and monarchs
Numerous skeins of Canada geese flying at what seems like extremely high
altitudes today and monarchs continue to fly and float through the yard
after a 28 degree night. From Derby
 

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Date: 10/5/19 10:13 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sparrows
This morning at Pomainville WMA lots of sparrows but after two plus hours of searching no Nelson's was detected.
Sue Wetmore & Jim Mead

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Date: 10/4/19 1:09 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Geese
High flying skeins of Canadas were seen in Brandon this afternoon.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 10/4/19 11:38 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] photos from Plum Island
If anyone is hankering for a vicarious trip to Parker River NWR, here are some photos and memories:

https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/10/fall-migration-on-plum-island-parker.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/10/fall-migration-on-plum-island-parker.html>

Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 10/3/19 1:01 pm
From: Dov Stucker <dovstucker...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Red-legged partridge
Oddly, there seems to be a red-legged partridge on Burlington’s Integrated Arts Academy playground. I have no explanation... An escaped pet, perhaps?

My ID could be off too... Open to any insight folks have!

I have images if folks are interested.
Dov




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Date: 10/3/19 10:26 am
From: carolclyde <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Loon
One loon diving off the Alburgh Dunes Beach along with 7 Canada geese.Carol Yarnell Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
 

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Date: 10/2/19 6:19 pm
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] The Big Sit! - Birding event on 10/12/2019


From: Friends of Missisquoi <info...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:39 PM
To: Friends of Missisquoi <info...>
Subject: The Big Sit! - Birding event on 10/12/2019


Please join the Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge for our 3rd annual “Big Sit!” A day-long birding event on Saturday, October 12th, 2019.

The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest and founded by the New Haven (Connecticut) Bird Club. The Big Sit! is like a ‘Big Day’ or a bird-a-thon in that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours. It’s been described as a “tailgate party for birders.”

Although referred to as a 24-hour event, we’ll be concentrating on daylight hours, and will setting up by 6:30am at the observation deck on the Stephen J. Young Marsh, and staying until sunset, about 6:30pm. Anyone is welcome to stop by anytime during the day and stay as briefly, or as long, as you like. In the event of extreme weather, we will re-schedule for Sunday, October 13th.

The Stephen J. Young Marsh is located on Tabor Road<http://mapq.st/2x7znRs>, about 1 mile south of the refuge Headquarters. There is a parking lot on the left (east) side of the road and it is just a short walk to the observation deck.

During our event last year, we recorded 46 species – not a bad showing for October. We’ll hope beat that this year and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

For updates, please join our Facebook event<https://www.facebook.com/events/2139189549715417/>, or visit our website<http://friendsofmissisquoi.org/>!
 

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Date: 10/2/19 6:34 am
From: Kay Johnson <0000002d57029402-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birding & Photography Ethics
Hi Bridget - Thanks for sharing this.  I wonder what people think about having something related to bird feeding/feeders in the code of ethics.  Something about "safely and responsibly feeding" the birds. I am thinking about practices such as clean feeders, no hot stuff, following public rules about feeding, etc. Just a thought.  Kay in Hinesburg


-----Original Message-----
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birding & Photography Ethics

Greetings All!

The ABA Code of Birding Ethics is getting a 50th Anniversary makeover! And,
they're looking for feedback on the updated version by the end of September.

Here's the link for feedback:
https://www.aba.org/aba-code-of-ethics-input/

I like to re-read these guidelines every so often to keep myself in check,
and to help me frame the birding experiences I lead. It reminds me too that
I'm a part of a larger community of people & I have a responsibility to
respectfully share these guidelines with others who may not be aware of the
ABA Code.

I'd also like to share here the North American Nature Photographer
Association ethics guidelines. Many folks in the birding community are
photographers as well and may be interested in their approach.

http://www.nanpa.org/advocacy/ethics/

With fall migration upon us, let's reflect on what the birds we're watching
are up against and do the best we can to support them as they make their
way.

Cheers!
Bridget Butler
BirdDiva.com
 

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Date: 10/2/19 5:31 am
From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Williston Master Naturalist bird walk
Williston Master Naturalist bird walk – Come join us Oct 5that Five Tree Hill Park for a fall bird walk from 8-11 am.

We will look and listen for fall migrating birds along with the other local species. The trail to the overlook is 1.3 miles from the parking area and offers views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.

Bring binoculars, water and sturdy hiking boots. Parking for trail head is on Sunset Lane in Williston.

RSVP to Terry <attgmarron...>
Terry Marron
Williston VT


Stay Amazed!
 

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Date: 10/1/19 1:42 pm
From: Chris Rimmer <crimmer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Belated final Mansfield blog
With apologies for an absurdly late report, here is a link to VCE's final
blog post on our 2019 Mansfield banding season. Thankfully, we ended on a
high note!

https://vtecostudies.org/blog/vces-wrap-up-mansfield-visit-fuels-optimism/

I hope some of you will visit us up there next summer.

Chris

________________________

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

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Date: 9/30/19 6:17 am
From: Patti Haynes <patti.haynes...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hummer in Moretown
My next door neighbor had a Ruby throated Hummingbird visit her feeder yesterday. She also mentioned other yard activity such as Rose breasted Grosbeaks and Cedar Waxwings. She wanted to share these sightings and to remind folks to keep those Hummer feeders going as we head into the cooler fall weather!

Patti
Moretown, currently in CT

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/28/19 3:51 pm
From: Marvin Elliott <marvelliott61...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Itz
Why didn't I get a copy? That explains some problems I have had.

On Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 3:51 PM Charlie Teske <cteske140...>
wrote:

> Accompanied by yellow rumps, bluebirds filled the yard at noon today,
> checking out next summer's rental units.
>
> Q. Does that trouble-making crow in the Addams Family movie belong to
> their cousin?
>
> A. Yes, it's Its and it's its own worst enemy.
>
>
>
> On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 22:02:26 -0400, Scott Sainsbury <
> <scott...> wrote:
>
> Indeed, Bud — back to Cornell for both birds, and English…
>
> To the Lab of Ornithology for our bird guidance.
> And to Cornell English Professor Strunk and his illustrious student E.B.
> White (of Charlotte’s Web fame) for our grammatical guidance.
>
> > On Sep 27, 2019, at 9:09 PM, Bob Budliger <
> <0000009ba2126cb4-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> >
> > Thought I was done with Strunk & White when I graduated, though I've
> still got a copy.
> >
> > Bob Budliger
> >
>
>
 

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Date: 9/28/19 12:51 pm
From: Charlie Teske <cteske140...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Itz
Accompanied by yellow rumps, bluebirds filled the yard at noon today, checking out next summer's rental units.

Q. Does that trouble-making crow in the Addams Family movie belong to their cousin?

A. Yes, it's Its and it's its own worst enemy.



On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 22:02:26 -0400, Scott Sainsbury <scott...> wrote:

Indeed, Bud — back to Cornell for both birds, and English…
 
To the Lab of Ornithology for our bird guidance.
And to Cornell English Professor Strunk and his illustrious student E.B. White (of Charlotte’s Web fame) for our grammatical guidance.

> On Sep 27, 2019, at 9:09 PM, Bob Budliger <0000009ba2126cb4-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Thought I was done with Strunk & White when I graduated, though I've still got a copy.
>
> Bob Budliger
>
 
 

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Date: 9/28/19 4:41 am
From: Bob Phillips <155bphillips...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] weekly digest
weekly digest
 

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Date: 9/27/19 7:02 pm
From: Scott Sainsbury <scott...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Itz
Indeed, Bud — back to Cornell for both birds, and English…

To the Lab of Ornithology for our bird guidance.
And to Cornell English Professor Strunk and his illustrious student E.B. White (of Charlotte’s Web fame) for our grammatical guidance.

> On Sep 27, 2019, at 9:09 PM, Bob Budliger <0000009ba2126cb4-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Thought I was done with Strunk & White when I graduated, though I've still got a copy.
>
> Bob Budliger
>
 

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Date: 9/27/19 6:10 pm
From: Bob Budliger <0000009ba2126cb4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Itz
Thought I was done with Strunk & White when I graduated, though I've still got a copy.

Bob Budliger
 

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Date: 9/27/19 12:12 pm
From: Martha Pfeiffer <0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Northern Flickers and American Robins
Two large flocks passing through Emerald Lake this morning.  Eating like maniacs in the canopy.i stood watching the delirium for a long time.  The flocks were separate, but a splattering of each species within the dominate flock.

Cheers,  Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset
 

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Date: 9/27/19 5:58 am
From: Donald Clark <sapsbks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
Let’s just stick with birds & bird sightings.

> On Sep 26, 2019, at 10:08 PM, R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:
>
> I love reading the posts about birds, but its and it's is my topic today....
>
> This is one of the most common grammatical errors, but so simple to get
> right.
>
> It's (with the apostrophe) ALWAYS means IT IS. It is never used as a
> possessive... such as my ear, its ear....
>
> Its (no apostrophe) is used in all other cases.
>
> If you can't substitute *it is* for your use, then it's ---- its---- that
> you use.
>
> Tweet, tweet Ruth Stewart
 

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Date: 9/27/19 5:54 am
From: Chip Darmstadt <chip...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
Theirs bound to be alot of discussion on this topic :)!

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of R Stewart
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:08 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...

I love reading the posts about birds, but its and it's is my topic today....

This is one of the most common grammatical errors, but so simple to get
right.

It's (with the apostrophe) ALWAYS means IT IS. It is never used as a
possessive... such as my ear, its ear....

Its (no apostrophe) is used in all other cases.

If you can't substitute *it is* for your use, then it's ---- its---- that
you use.

Tweet, tweet Ruth Stewart
 

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Date: 9/27/19 3:15 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
TURN OFF auto correct and all ITS programmed errors! (IT'S my
solution), not sure if it can be done on phones but on laptops it can.
: ) Phoebe still singing, if briefly, mornings.Veer Frost, Passumpsic
NEK

On 9/26/2019 at 10:34 PM, "Lené Gary" wrote:My guess is that a lot
of people know the difference between it’s and its but use their
phones to write posts and don’t always take time to edit the
unfortunate autocorrected change to the incorrect form.

My “smart” phone regularly “corrects” my use of its and
it’s, which I have to remember to edit back to the correct form
before hitting send.

It’s one of the most annoying tics of this technology... second only
to transforming my “loons” into “lions.” :)

~ Lené

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 26, 2019, at 10:08 PM, R Stewart wrote:
>
> I love reading the posts about birds, but its and it's is my topic
today....
>
> This is one of the most common grammatical errors, but so simple to
get
> right.
>
> It's (with the apostrophe) ALWAYS means IT IS. It is never used as
a
> possessive... such as my ear, its ear....
>
> Its (no apostrophe) is used in all other cases.
>
> If you can't substitute *it is* for your use, then it's ----
its---- that
> you use.
>
> Tweet, tweet Ruth Stewart
 

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Date: 9/26/19 7:48 pm
From: Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
I have sent a corrected version of my email to the list. Its ear, I hope is
now as it should be. Thank you Ruth Stewart. I am determined to go forward
with it's and its clearly differentiated. I realize I have learned and
forgotten this lesson several times. I hope this time will be the charm.

Happily, I have not doubt that I will remember the image of the woodpecker
with its head pressed so sweetly against the tree without difficulty or
effort.
Warmly,
Coleen



On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 10:08 PM R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:

> I love reading the posts about birds, but its and it's is my topic
> today....
>
> This is one of the most common grammatical errors, but so simple to get
> right.
>
> It's (with the apostrophe) ALWAYS means IT IS. It is never used as a
> possessive... such as my ear, its ear....
>
> Its (no apostrophe) is used in all other cases.
>
> If you can't substitute *it is* for your use, then it's ---- its---- that
> you use.
>
> Tweet, tweet Ruth Stewart
>
 

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Date: 9/26/19 7:34 pm
From: Lené Gary <00000520242bde29-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
My guess is that a lot of people know the difference between it’s and its but use their phones to write posts and don’t always take time to edit the unfortunate autocorrected change to the incorrect form.

My “smart” phone regularly “corrects” my use of its and it’s, which I have to remember to edit back to the correct form before hitting send.

It’s one of the most annoying tics of this technology... second only to transforming my “loons” into “lions.” :)

~ Lené

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 26, 2019, at 10:08 PM, R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:
>
> I love reading the posts about birds, but its and it's is my topic today....
>
> This is one of the most common grammatical errors, but so simple to get
> right.
>
> It's (with the apostrophe) ALWAYS means IT IS. It is never used as a
> possessive... such as my ear, its ear....
>
> Its (no apostrophe) is used in all other cases.
>
> If you can't substitute *it is* for your use, then it's ---- its---- that
> you use.
>
> Tweet, tweet Ruth Stewart
 

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Date: 9/26/19 7:14 pm
From: Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] red-bellied woodpecker listening for ?
9:20 PM (51 minutes ago)
I observed a red-bellied woodpecker today at Herrick's cove, it appeared to
be placing its ear on the tree as it was foraging. It placed the side of
its head right on the tree which I interpreted as listening for insects.
Can anyone tell me if this is a known behavior of the red bellied
woodpecker? Or of other woodpeckers? I was able to get a series of photos
showing the bird placing its ear against the tree.


On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 9:20 PM Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...>
wrote:

> I observed a red-bellied woodpecker today at Herrick's cove, it appeared
> to be placing it's ear on the tree as it was foraging. It placed the side
> of it's head right on the tree which I interpreted as listening for
> insects. Can anyone tell me if this is a known behavior of the red bellied
> woodpecker? Or of other woodpeckers? I was able to get a series of photos
> showing the bird placing it's ear against the tree.
>
> Thank you
> Coleen Lawlor
>
 

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Date: 9/26/19 7:08 pm
From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] It's for the birds...
I love reading the posts about birds, but its and it's is my topic today....

This is one of the most common grammatical errors, but so simple to get
right.

It's (with the apostrophe) ALWAYS means IT IS. It is never used as a
possessive... such as my ear, its ear....

Its (no apostrophe) is used in all other cases.

If you can't substitute *it is* for your use, then it's ---- its---- that
you use.

Tweet, tweet Ruth Stewart
 

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Date: 9/26/19 6:20 pm
From: Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] red-bellied woodpecker listening for ?
I observed a red-bellied woodpecker today at Herrick's cove, it appeared to
be placing it's ear on the tree as it was foraging. It placed the side of
it's head right on the tree which I interpreted as listening for insects.
Can anyone tell me if this is a known behavior of the red bellied
woodpecker? Or of other woodpeckers? I was able to get a series of photos
showing the bird placing it's ear against the tree.

Thank you
Coleen Lawlor
 

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Date: 9/26/19 2:19 pm
From: Frank Rounds <frankrounds...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Glossy Ibis at Delta Park
At the beach closest to the parking area this afternoon from 3:30 for at least a half hour a glossy ibis was feeding near several great egrets. Was gone when I returned to the same place around 4:30.
Also had great looks at a sedge wren along the trail leading away from the beach south.
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/26/19 1:15 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Tanagers
Scarlet tanagers moving thru my yard in the rain.
Sue Wetmore
Brandon

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 9/26/19 12:49 pm
From: Jordan Spindel <jordan.spindel...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Centennial Woods 9/26/19: Lots of Nashville Warblers + others
This morning, I went to Centennial Woods for about an It seemed pretty quiet at first. That was until I found a flock of about a few dozen birds around the brook, many at eye level. They moved up the path towards the entrance where they spread out. By far the most common species that wasn't a chickadee in the flock was Nashville Warbler (of all things), with 5-8 seen. There were also nine other species of warblers with them, including Bay-Breasted and a tail-end American Redstart. Notably missing was Common Yellowthroat, which I see on most days. Other than warblers, few other species were represented. There were two vireos seen (Red-Eyed and Philadelphia), as well as an Eastern Phoebe. Also absent seem to be sparrows, with only a few Song around. I remember that at this time last year, there were a few other species, such as White-Throated Sparrow. Guessing last night was mainly an inflow night, as early in the night, the sky was buzzing with calls, but they subsided later. Anyway, here's my list of what I saw:

Warblers:
Blackpoll (1-2)
Bay-Breasted (1)
Pine (1)
Yellow-Rumped (1-2)
Black-Throated Green (2-3)
Black-Throated Blue (female)
Magnolia (3-6)
Nashville (5-8)
Black-and-White (male)
American Redstart (female)

Others:
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Red-Eyed Vireo (1-2)
Philadelphia Vireo (1)
Song Sparrow (2)
American Robin (2)
Black-Capped Chickadee (up to a dozen)
White-Breasted Nuthatch (2-3)
Blue Jay (several)
American Crow (4)
American Goldfinch (heard)
Northern Cardinal (1)
Northern Flicker (2)
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (1)
Downy Woodpecker (3)
Herring Gull (flyover)

Good birding to all!

-Jordan
 

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Date: 9/26/19 6:26 am
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birds & Beers VT TONIGHT!
Greetings All!

The September Birds & Beers VT is sponsored by the Birds of Vermont Museum
and will take place tonight at the Stone Corral Brewery in Richmond
Vermont. We'll be there from 6-9 pm.

I do hope you'll join us for this social gathering to kick back, enjoy a
local brew, and share your birding stories with other birders and bird
enthusiasts. Lots to talk about from migration happenings to the recent
report on the status of bird populations. So grab a friend and come out to
Richmond tonight!

Here's a link to the brewery where we'll be gathering:
https://stonecorral.com/

I do hope to see you there!
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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Date: 9/25/19 10:56 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Stilt Whitney Creek, Sep 24, 2019
From yesterday:
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: September 24, 2019 at 7:00:31 PM EDT
> To: <2birdvt...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Whitney Creek, Sep 24, 2019
>
> Whitney Creek, Addison, Vermont, US
> Sep 24, 2019 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Showers periodically
> 18 species
>
> Canada Goose 24
> Mallard 2
> Green-winged Teal 5
> Semipalmated Plover 8
> Killdeer 2
> Stilt Sandpiper 1 Heavy drooping bill, scaly feathering on back, white eye brow.
> Pectoral Sandpiper 3
> Long-billed Dowitcher 3 White eye brow, gray breast, dark back , long bill. Called when it flew "teeek"
> Birds also observed by Henry Trombley.
> Wilson's Snipe 2
> Solitary Sandpiper 1
> Greater Yellowlegs 3
> Lesser Yellowlegs 2
> Great Blue Heron 6
> Great Egret 17 Large all white heron-like bird, large yellow bill, black legs.
> Green Heron 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60090401
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 9/25/19 4:22 am
From: Sharon Turner <sharxxturner...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] birding humor
A satirical news item about birding.  Remember it is humorous made up news.  I found it fun to read.  I once made up a "bird" on a Christmas bird count called the Two-legged-joggopant on a rails to trails walk.  Its song was whiff whiff.
 http://thewinooski.com/index.php/2019/09/23/burlington-birdwatchers-discover-rare-silver-crested-walkcrosser/
 

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Date: 9/24/19 7:36 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog PHOTOS
You take Rt 105 out of Island Pond headed southeast. Turn right on South American Pond Road (there should be a sign) and go a few hundred yards to the parking area on the right. A really fun birding area, and one of the very few in VT that I've been to :) (thanks, Tom. B!)

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA

________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Ruth Coppersmith <coppersmithruth...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:29 PM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog PHOTOS

So beautiful! Where is Moose Bog exactly?
> On Sep 24, 2019, at 12:51 PM, Jim Block <jim...> wrote:
>
> During a trip to Moose Bog last week I saw surprisingly few birds but did
> get photos of male and female Spruce Grouse, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and a
> Palm Warbler. If you wish you can see photos here:
>
>
>
> https://www.jimblockphoto.com/2019/09/moose-bog-september-2019/
>
>
>
> Jim Block
>
> Etna, NH
 

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Date: 9/24/19 7:29 pm
From: Ruth Coppersmith <coppersmithruth...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog PHOTOS
So beautiful! Where is Moose Bog exactly?
> On Sep 24, 2019, at 12:51 PM, Jim Block <jim...> wrote:
>
> During a trip to Moose Bog last week I saw surprisingly few birds but did
> get photos of male and female Spruce Grouse, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and a
> Palm Warbler. If you wish you can see photos here:
>
>
>
> https://www.jimblockphoto.com/2019/09/moose-bog-september-2019/
>
>
>
> Jim Block
>
> Etna, NH
 

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Date: 9/24/19 10:25 am
From: Jim Block <jim...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog PHOTOS
During a trip to Moose Bog last week I saw surprisingly few birds but did
get photos of male and female Spruce Grouse, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and a
Palm Warbler. If you wish you can see photos here:



https://www.jimblockphoto.com/2019/09/moose-bog-september-2019/



Jim Block

Etna, NH
 

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Date: 9/24/19 10:12 am
From: Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White marker for windows
Just FYI, a colleague of mine who is a window collision
specialist/researcher recommends 2-in spacing over 4-in.

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 7:10 AM Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
wrote:

> I found the marker mentioned at Amazon; it says it’s for glass:
> Uni Posca Marker PC-3M Paint Glass Pen Fine Bullet Tip 1.3mm White by uni
>
> $4.50
>
> Michaels has something similar that writes on glass, but it’s 1.5mm
> I haven’t looked into Sharpie.
>


--
Gretchen E. Nareff
Bennington, VT (soon-to-be)
 

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Date: 9/23/19 6:54 am
From: Mus <musbird...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Simple tip
Here is what the gentleman was talking about:
Uni Posca Marker PC-3M Paint Glass Pen Fine Bullet Tip 1.3mm White

> On Sep 23, 2019, at 12:00 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:
>
> There are 11 messages totaling 380 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
> 2. American White Pelican (2)
> 3. A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions (6)
> 4. American White Pelican - Video (2)
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 07:16:04 -0400
> From: Kit Emery <kaemery...>
> Subject: Re: Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
>
> Sorry Ali
> Wish I could be there
> I’m away!
> Happy birding!!
> Kit
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 21, 2019, at 6:43 AM, alison wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>>
>> 1.5 miles of easy walking along 250 acres of managed forest, wetlands, open fields....patch cuts, mast trees, hardwood and coniferous forests...my favorite place to bird! Please let me or Erin know if you want to tag along! A recent report from Mark Paul started the mountain ash trees are now being “harvested.”
>>
>> Ali Wagner
>> Huntington
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
>> To: <VTBIRD...>
>> Sent: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:06:58 -0400 (EDT)
>> Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Ali Wagner is leading a fall bird walk for the Birds of Vermont Museum on Sunday, September 22 in the Camel's Hump State Forest from 8:00-11:00. Please email if you are interested in joining us so we can arrange carpooling (parking is very limited).
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Erin
>>
>>
>> --
>> Executive Director
>> Birds of Vermont Museum
>> 900 Sherman Hollow Road
>> Huntington, VT 05462
>> 802-434-2167
>> www.birdsofvermont.org
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:26:35 -0400
> From: Charles Gangas <dashlast...>
> Subject: American White Pelican
>
> Sorry if this post went out incomplete-It got away from me before I could finish the narrative. Yesterday afternoon Mike Sargent, Ej Jewett (who is visiting from Costa Rica) and I found the American White Pelican in Missisquoi Bay just north of Shad Island on a sandbar with numerous Ring-billed Gulls. The bird was present for about almost an hour before taking off towards the west. I’ve provided a link to my website for any who are interested in the series of images I was able to capture.
>
> Best,
>
> Chuck Gangas
>
> https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:49:50 -0400
> From: pam voss <pkroutvoss2...>
> Subject: Re: American White Pelican
>
> Great photos
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 8:26 AM Charles Gangas <
> <0000051a71a2f355-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> Sorry if this post went out incomplete-It got away from me before I could
>> finish the narrative. Yesterday afternoon Mike Sargent, Ej Jewett (who is
>> visiting from Costa Rica) and I found the American White Pelican in
>> Missisquoi Bay just north of Shad Island on a sandbar with numerous
>> Ring-billed Gulls. The bird was present for about almost an hour before
>> taking off towards the west. I’ve provided a link to my website for any who
>> are interested in the series of images I was able to capture.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Chuck Gangas
>>
>> https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 09:47:43 -0400
> From: Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
> Subject: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
> Has anyone used anything like this?
>
> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:33:41 -0400
> From: Sue <2birdvt...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks like a less expensive way.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...> wrote:
>>
>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:35:46 -0500
> From: Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this looks
> much more agreeable for businesses!
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>
>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
>> like a less expensive way.
>> Sue Wetmore
>>
>> Sent from my iPod
>>
>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>>
>>>
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>>
>
>
> --
> Gretchen E. Nareff
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:39:02 -0400
> From: Mike Sargent <msargent...>
> Subject: American White Pelican - Video
>
> During a pleasant bird walk with the Friends of the Missisquoi at the Stephen J. Young Marsh yesterday morning, I was surprised to learn that the pelican was still being seen, even on that very morning. Since I had arranged to do some kayaking that afternoon with Chuck Gangas and Ej, his friend from Costa Rica, I suggested that we try Campbell Bay. After several false alarms near the point involving the dozens of great egrets all over the place, we went around the point, observed an eagle perching near the heron nesting site, and decided to try to get around to the middle branch of the river - no easy task because of the low water level and this year's abundant proliferation of vegetation. As we were rounding our "final" patch, we saw a mud bar off the north side of Shad Island, with a big white blob in the middle of hundreds of gulls. Sure enough, it was the pelican. We watched it for over a half-hour before it took off westward. Chuck already has posted a link to some great still photos, and here's a link to a video clip I put together.
>
> https://vimeo.com/361636894
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:22:22 -0400
> From: Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> I could not find the name of the white stick???
> thanks. brennan
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
> wrote:
>
>> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this looks
>> much more agreeable for businesses!
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>>
>>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
>>> like a less expensive way.
>>> Sue Wetmore
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPod
>>>
>>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Gretchen E. Nareff
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:32:40 -0400
> From: Rita Pitkin <ritapitkin15...>
> Subject: Re: American White Pelican - Video
>
> Awesome video. Thank you for posting. Hope it can leave before winter sets in.
>
>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 12:39 PM, Mike Sargent <msargent...> wrote:
>>
>> During a pleasant bird walk with the Friends of the Missisquoi at the Stephen J. Young Marsh yesterday morning, I was surprised to learn that the pelican was still being seen, even on that very morning. Since I had arranged to do some kayaking that afternoon with Chuck Gangas and Ej, his friend from Costa Rica, I suggested that we try Campbell Bay. After several false alarms near the point involving the dozens of great egrets all over the place, we went around the point, observed an eagle perching near the heron nesting site, and decided to try to get around to the middle branch of the river - no easy task because of the low water level and this year's abundant proliferation of vegetation. As we were rounding our "final" patch, we saw a mud bar off the north side of Shad Island, with a big white blob in the middle of hundreds of gulls. Sure enough, it was the pelican. We watched it for over a half-hour before it took off westward. Chuck already has posted a link to some great still photos, and here's a link to a video clip I put together.
>>
>> https://vimeo.com/361636894
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:38:50 -0400
> From: Sue <2birdvt...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> Sharpie makes one.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 1:22 PM, Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...> wrote:
>>
>> I could not find the name of the white stick???
>> thanks. brennan
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this looks
>>> much more agreeable for businesses!
>>>
>>>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
>>>> like a less expensive way.
>>>> Sue Wetmore
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPod
>>>>
>>>>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>>>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Gretchen E. Nareff
>>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:33:04 -0400
> From: Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> thanks
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 1:39 PM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>
>> Sharpie makes one.
>> Sue Wetmore
>>
>> Sent from my iPod
>>
>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 1:22 PM, Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I could not find the name of the white stick???
>>> thanks. brennan
>>>
>>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this
>> looks
>>>> much more agreeable for businesses!
>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
>>>>> like a less expensive way.
>>>>> Sue Wetmore
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPod
>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
>>>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>>>>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>>>
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Gretchen E. Nareff
>>>>
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 21 Sep 2019 to 22 Sep 2019 (#2019-239)
> *************************************************************
 

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Date: 9/23/19 6:52 am
From: Mus <musbird...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Simple tip
The marker is $2.94 on Amazon and looks like a great idea. I have lost birds flying into my greenhouse .
Thanks, Kathy!

> On Sep 23, 2019, at 12:00 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:
>
> There are 11 messages totaling 380 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
> 2. American White Pelican (2)
> 3. A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions (6)
> 4. American White Pelican - Video (2)
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 07:16:04 -0400
> From: Kit Emery <kaemery...>
> Subject: Re: Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
>
> Sorry Ali
> Wish I could be there
> I’m away!
> Happy birding!!
> Kit
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 21, 2019, at 6:43 AM, alison wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>>
>> 1.5 miles of easy walking along 250 acres of managed forest, wetlands, open fields....patch cuts, mast trees, hardwood and coniferous forests...my favorite place to bird! Please let me or Erin know if you want to tag along! A recent report from Mark Paul started the mountain ash trees are now being “harvested.”
>>
>> Ali Wagner
>> Huntington
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
>> To: <VTBIRD...>
>> Sent: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:06:58 -0400 (EDT)
>> Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Ali Wagner is leading a fall bird walk for the Birds of Vermont Museum on Sunday, September 22 in the Camel's Hump State Forest from 8:00-11:00. Please email if you are interested in joining us so we can arrange carpooling (parking is very limited).
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Erin
>>
>>
>> --
>> Executive Director
>> Birds of Vermont Museum
>> 900 Sherman Hollow Road
>> Huntington, VT 05462
>> 802-434-2167
>> www.birdsofvermont.org
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:26:35 -0400
> From: Charles Gangas <dashlast...>
> Subject: American White Pelican
>
> Sorry if this post went out incomplete-It got away from me before I could finish the narrative. Yesterday afternoon Mike Sargent, Ej Jewett (who is visiting from Costa Rica) and I found the American White Pelican in Missisquoi Bay just north of Shad Island on a sandbar with numerous Ring-billed Gulls. The bird was present for about almost an hour before taking off towards the west. I’ve provided a link to my website for any who are interested in the series of images I was able to capture.
>
> Best,
>
> Chuck Gangas
>
> https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:49:50 -0400
> From: pam voss <pkroutvoss2...>
> Subject: Re: American White Pelican
>
> Great photos
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 8:26 AM Charles Gangas <
> <0000051a71a2f355-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> Sorry if this post went out incomplete-It got away from me before I could
>> finish the narrative. Yesterday afternoon Mike Sargent, Ej Jewett (who is
>> visiting from Costa Rica) and I found the American White Pelican in
>> Missisquoi Bay just north of Shad Island on a sandbar with numerous
>> Ring-billed Gulls. The bird was present for about almost an hour before
>> taking off towards the west. I’ve provided a link to my website for any who
>> are interested in the series of images I was able to capture.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Chuck Gangas
>>
>> https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 09:47:43 -0400
> From: Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
> Subject: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
> Has anyone used anything like this?
>
> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:33:41 -0400
> From: Sue <2birdvt...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks like a less expensive way.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...> wrote:
>>
>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:35:46 -0500
> From: Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this looks
> much more agreeable for businesses!
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>
>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
>> like a less expensive way.
>> Sue Wetmore
>>
>> Sent from my iPod
>>
>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>>
>>>
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>>
>
>
> --
> Gretchen E. Nareff
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:39:02 -0400
> From: Mike Sargent <msargent...>
> Subject: American White Pelican - Video
>
> During a pleasant bird walk with the Friends of the Missisquoi at the Stephen J. Young Marsh yesterday morning, I was surprised to learn that the pelican was still being seen, even on that very morning. Since I had arranged to do some kayaking that afternoon with Chuck Gangas and Ej, his friend from Costa Rica, I suggested that we try Campbell Bay. After several false alarms near the point involving the dozens of great egrets all over the place, we went around the point, observed an eagle perching near the heron nesting site, and decided to try to get around to the middle branch of the river - no easy task because of the low water level and this year's abundant proliferation of vegetation. As we were rounding our "final" patch, we saw a mud bar off the north side of Shad Island, with a big white blob in the middle of hundreds of gulls. Sure enough, it was the pelican. We watched it for over a half-hour before it took off westward. Chuck already has posted a link to some great still photos, and here's a link to a video clip I put together.
>
> https://vimeo.com/361636894
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:22:22 -0400
> From: Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> I could not find the name of the white stick???
> thanks. brennan
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
> wrote:
>
>> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this looks
>> much more agreeable for businesses!
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>>
>>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
>>> like a less expensive way.
>>> Sue Wetmore
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPod
>>>
>>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Gretchen E. Nareff
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:32:40 -0400
> From: Rita Pitkin <ritapitkin15...>
> Subject: Re: American White Pelican - Video
>
> Awesome video. Thank you for posting. Hope it can leave before winter sets in.
>
>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 12:39 PM, Mike Sargent <msargent...> wrote:
>>
>> During a pleasant bird walk with the Friends of the Missisquoi at the Stephen J. Young Marsh yesterday morning, I was surprised to learn that the pelican was still being seen, even on that very morning. Since I had arranged to do some kayaking that afternoon with Chuck Gangas and Ej, his friend from Costa Rica, I suggested that we try Campbell Bay. After several false alarms near the point involving the dozens of great egrets all over the place, we went around the point, observed an eagle perching near the heron nesting site, and decided to try to get around to the middle branch of the river - no easy task because of the low water level and this year's abundant proliferation of vegetation. As we were rounding our "final" patch, we saw a mud bar off the north side of Shad Island, with a big white blob in the middle of hundreds of gulls. Sure enough, it was the pelican. We watched it for over a half-hour before it took off westward. Chuck already has posted a link to some great still photos, and here's a link to a video clip I put together.
>>
>> https://vimeo.com/361636894
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:38:50 -0400
> From: Sue <2birdvt...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> Sharpie makes one.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 1:22 PM, Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...> wrote:
>>
>> I could not find the name of the white stick???
>> thanks. brennan
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this looks
>>> much more agreeable for businesses!
>>>
>>>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
>>>> like a less expensive way.
>>>> Sue Wetmore
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPod
>>>>
>>>>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>>>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Gretchen E. Nareff
>>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:33:04 -0400
> From: Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...>
> Subject: Re: A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
>
> thanks
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 1:39 PM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>
>> Sharpie makes one.
>> Sue Wetmore
>>
>> Sent from my iPod
>>
>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 1:22 PM, Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I could not find the name of the white stick???
>>> thanks. brennan
>>>
>>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this
>> looks
>>>> much more agreeable for businesses!
>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
>>>>> like a less expensive way.
>>>>> Sue Wetmore
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPod
>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
>>>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>>>>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>>>>
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Gretchen E. Nareff
>>>>
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 21 Sep 2019 to 22 Sep 2019 (#2019-239)
> *************************************************************
 

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Date: 9/23/19 5:10 am
From: Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] White marker for windows
I found the marker mentioned at Amazon; it says it’s for glass:
Uni Posca Marker PC-3M Paint Glass Pen Fine Bullet Tip 1.3mm White by uni

$4.50

Michaels has something similar that writes on glass, but it’s 1.5mm
I haven’t looked into Sharpie.
 

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Date: 9/22/19 12:33 pm
From: Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
thanks

On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 1:39 PM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:

> Sharpie makes one.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> > On Sep 22, 2019, at 1:22 PM, Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I could not find the name of the white stick???
> > thanks. brennan
> >
> > On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this
> looks
> >> much more agreeable for businesses!
> >>
> >>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
> >>> like a less expensive way.
> >>> Sue Wetmore
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPod
> >>>
> >>>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
> >
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
> >>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
> >>
> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Gretchen E. Nareff
> >>
>
 

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Date: 9/22/19 10:38 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
Sharpie makes one.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

> On Sep 22, 2019, at 1:22 PM, Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...> wrote:
>
> I could not find the name of the white stick???
> thanks. brennan
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
> wrote:
>
>> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this looks
>> much more agreeable for businesses!
>>
>>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>>>
>>> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
>>> like a less expensive way.
>>> Sue Wetmore
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPod
>>>
>>>>> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
>>>> Has anyone used anything like this?
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>>
>>
>> --
>> Gretchen E. Nareff
>>
 

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Date: 9/22/19 10:32 am
From: Rita Pitkin <ritapitkin15...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] American White Pelican - Video
Awesome video. Thank you for posting. Hope it can leave before winter sets in.

> On Sep 22, 2019, at 12:39 PM, Mike Sargent <msargent...> wrote:
>
> During a pleasant bird walk with the Friends of the Missisquoi at the Stephen J. Young Marsh yesterday morning, I was surprised to learn that the pelican was still being seen, even on that very morning. Since I had arranged to do some kayaking that afternoon with Chuck Gangas and Ej, his friend from Costa Rica, I suggested that we try Campbell Bay. After several false alarms near the point involving the dozens of great egrets all over the place, we went around the point, observed an eagle perching near the heron nesting site, and decided to try to get around to the middle branch of the river - no easy task because of the low water level and this year's abundant proliferation of vegetation. As we were rounding our "final" patch, we saw a mud bar off the north side of Shad Island, with a big white blob in the middle of hundreds of gulls. Sure enough, it was the pelican. We watched it for over a half-hour before it took off westward. Chuck already has posted a link to some great still photos, and here's a link to a video clip I put together.
>
> https://vimeo.com/361636894
 

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Date: 9/22/19 10:22 am
From: Brennan Michaels <owlhousevt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
I could not find the name of the white stick???
thanks. brennan

On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
wrote:

> Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this looks
> much more agreeable for businesses!
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
>
> > There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
> > like a less expensive way.
> > Sue Wetmore
> >
> > Sent from my iPod
> >
> > > On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
> > > Has anyone used anything like this?
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
> >
>
>
> --
> Gretchen E. Nareff
>
 

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Date: 9/22/19 9:39 am
From: Mike Sargent <msargent...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] American White Pelican - Video
During a pleasant bird walk with the Friends of the Missisquoi at the Stephen J. Young Marsh yesterday morning, I was surprised to learn that the pelican was still being seen, even on that very morning. Since I had arranged to do some kayaking that afternoon with Chuck Gangas and Ej, his friend from Costa Rica, I suggested that we try Campbell Bay. After several false alarms near the point involving the dozens of great egrets all over the place, we went around the point, observed an eagle perching near the heron nesting site, and decided to try to get around to the middle branch of the river - no easy task because of the low water level and this year's abundant proliferation of vegetation. As we were rounding our "final" patch, we saw a mud bar off the north side of Shad Island, with a big white blob in the middle of hundreds of gulls. Sure enough, it was the pelican. We watched it for over a half-hour before it took off westward. Chuck already has posted a link to some great still photos, and here's a link to a video clip I put together.

https://vimeo.com/361636894
 

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Date: 9/22/19 9:36 am
From: Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
Yes, we taped up the Nueces County Courthouse in the spring, but this looks
much more agreeable for businesses!

On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:

> There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks
> like a less expensive way.
> Sue Wetmore
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> > On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
> wrote:
> >
> > This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
> > Has anyone used anything like this?
> >
> >
> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
>


--
Gretchen E. Nareff
 

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Date: 9/22/19 9:33 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
There is also a tape that works in the same manner. However this looks like a less expensive way.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

> On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...> wrote:
>
> This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
> Has anyone used anything like this?
>
> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
 

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Date: 9/22/19 6:47 am
From: Kathy Leonard <Kathyd.leonard...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] A simple tip worth trying to avoid bird/window collisions
This tip on YouTube looks like it might reduce bird hits.
Has anyone used anything like this?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9xQkUtQ98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LvVNQeh8GGnXMjoR4x4wTT_mkIlHHXXEbzbQptOiajYp1u1FmKq9d3MM
 

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Date: 9/22/19 5:50 am
From: pam voss <pkroutvoss2...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] American White Pelican
Great photos

On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 8:26 AM Charles Gangas <
<0000051a71a2f355-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Sorry if this post went out incomplete-It got away from me before I could
> finish the narrative. Yesterday afternoon Mike Sargent, Ej Jewett (who is
> visiting from Costa Rica) and I found the American White Pelican in
> Missisquoi Bay just north of Shad Island on a sandbar with numerous
> Ring-billed Gulls. The bird was present for about almost an hour before
> taking off towards the west. I’ve provided a link to my website for any who
> are interested in the series of images I was able to capture.
>
> Best,
>
> Chuck Gangas
>
> https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007
 

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Date: 9/22/19 5:26 am
From: Charles Gangas <0000051a71a2f355-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] American White Pelican
Sorry if this post went out incomplete-It got away from me before I could finish the narrative. Yesterday afternoon Mike Sargent, Ej Jewett (who is visiting from Costa Rica) and I found the American White Pelican in Missisquoi Bay just north of Shad Island on a sandbar with numerous Ring-billed Gulls. The bird was present for about almost an hour before taking off towards the west. I’ve provided a link to my website for any who are interested in the series of images I was able to capture.

Best,

Chuck Gangas

https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007
 

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Date: 9/22/19 4:16 am
From: Kit Emery <kaemery...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
Sorry Ali
Wish I could be there
I’m away!
Happy birding!!
Kit

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 21, 2019, at 6:43 AM, alison wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>
> 1.5 miles of easy walking along 250 acres of managed forest, wetlands, open fields....patch cuts, mast trees, hardwood and coniferous forests...my favorite place to bird! Please let me or Erin know if you want to tag along! A recent report from Mark Paul started the mountain ash trees are now being “harvested.”
>
> Ali Wagner
> Huntington
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:06:58 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
>
> Hello,
>
> Ali Wagner is leading a fall bird walk for the Birds of Vermont Museum on Sunday, September 22 in the Camel's Hump State Forest from 8:00-11:00. Please email if you are interested in joining us so we can arrange carpooling (parking is very limited).
>
> Thanks!
> Erin
>
>
> --
> Executive Director
> Birds of Vermont Museum
> 900 Sherman Hollow Road
> Huntington, VT 05462
> 802-434-2167
> www.birdsofvermont.org
>
 

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Date: 9/21/19 7:57 pm
From: Linda Gross <ljoslyngross...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] American White Pelican
That's a very sweet ideas. Count me in Linda
Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 21, 2019, at 10:46 PM, Charles Gangas <0000051a71a2f355-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> This Afternoon Mike Sargent, Ej Jewett and I found the American White Pelican in Missisquoi Bay just north of Shad Island on a sand bar with numerous Ring-billed Gulls. The bird was present for about 30 minutes before taking off towards the West. I’ve provided a link to my website for any who are interested in the series of images I was able to capture. Sorry if this post went out incomplete-it got away from me before I could finish the narrative.
>
> Best,
>
> Chuck Gangas
>
> https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007 <https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007>
 

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Date: 9/21/19 7:46 pm
From: Charles Gangas <0000051a71a2f355-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] American White Pelican
This Afternoon Mike Sargent, Ej Jewett and I found the American White Pelican in Missisquoi Bay just north of Shad Island on a sand bar with numerous Ring-billed Gulls. The bird was present for about 30 minutes before taking off towards the West. I’ve provided a link to my website for any who are interested in the series of images I was able to capture. Sorry if this post went out incomplete-it got away from me before I could finish the narrative.

Best,

Chuck Gangas

https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007 <https://www.charlesgangas.com/p250804007>
 

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Date: 9/21/19 5:12 pm
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
Meet at the Huntington Park & Ride which is located behind the library.....the library is nearly across from Beaudry’s Store in “ The Lower Village.” Meet at 7:30.
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Jiamachello <000000f285df68b6-dmarc-request...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:24:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00

Erin,
I am interested in the walk. Where are you meeting to carpool and when?
Tom J.


-----Original Message-----
From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Subject: Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00

Hello,

Ali Wagner is leading a fall bird walk for the Birds of Vermont Museum on Sunday, September 22 in the Camel's Hump State Forest from 8:00-11:00. Please email if you are interested in joining us so we can arrange carpooling (parking is very limited).

Thanks!
Erin


--
Executive Director
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
802-434-2167
www.birdsofvermont.org
 

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Date: 9/21/19 4:24 pm
From: Tom Jiamachello <000000f285df68b6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
Erin,
I am interested in the walk. Where are you meeting to carpool and when?
Tom J.


-----Original Message-----
From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Subject: Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00

Hello,

Ali Wagner is leading a fall bird walk for the Birds of Vermont Museum on Sunday, September 22 in the Camel's Hump State Forest from 8:00-11:00. Please email if you are interested in joining us so we can arrange carpooling (parking is very limited).

Thanks!
Erin


--
Executive Director
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
802-434-2167
www.birdsofvermont.org
 

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Date: 9/21/19 5:12 am
From: John Snell <jrsnelljr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird in Montpelier (still)
In a flurry of birds this morning—dozens of chickadees, gold finches, and fall warblers—mostly gleaning insects on plants, was a hummingbird. It even perched briefly. Given the fact that fewer nectar plants are in bloom, I was inspired to put out a hummingbird feeder afterward hoping to help it along its way for the rest of the week.




Still learning to see,

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

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Date: 9/21/19 3:43 am
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
1.5 miles of easy walking along 250 acres of managed forest, wetlands, open fields....patch cuts, mast trees, hardwood and coniferous forests...my favorite place to bird! Please let me or Erin know if you want to tag along! A recent report from Mark Paul started the mountain ash trees are now being “harvested.”

Ali Wagner
Huntington

----- Original Message -----
From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:06:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00

Hello,

Ali Wagner is leading a fall bird walk for the Birds of Vermont Museum on Sunday, September 22 in the Camel's Hump State Forest from 8:00-11:00. Please email if you are interested in joining us so we can arrange carpooling (parking is very limited).

Thanks!
Erin


--
Executive Director
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
802-434-2167
www.birdsofvermont.org
 

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Date: 9/20/19 9:07 am
From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird walk in Camel's Hump State Forest on Sunday September 22, 8:00-11:00
Hello,

Ali Wagner is leading a fall bird walk for the Birds of Vermont Museum on Sunday, September 22 in the Camel's Hump State Forest from 8:00-11:00. Please email if you are interested in joining us so we can arrange carpooling (parking is very limited).

Thanks!
Erin


--
Executive Director
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
802-434-2167
www.birdsofvermont.org
 

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Date: 9/20/19 5:11 am
From: John Snell <jrsnelljr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird in Montpelier...
…either back again or a migrant moving through, but here this morning despite lack of jewelweed.




Still learning to see,

John Snell

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

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Date: 9/19/19 6:48 pm
From: David Hirth <d2hirth...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Major study on breeding bird declines in North America
Al

Many thanks for distributing this scary report. D you know that one of
the co-authors, Arvind Panjabi, is a UVM WFB alum. i can't tell you what
class but around 1995? He has been at the Rocky Mt. lab for a long time.

We are going to take our camper out to southern MI next week for a
memorial service for Dan's older sister who died of bone cancer last
July. After that we are making an annual trip to Huntington Beach State
Park in Murrell's Inlet, SC (a little south of Myrtle Beach) for 2 weeks.

Best to you both,

Dave




On 9/19/2019 4:06 PM, Allan Strong wrote:
> A really scary report out now from Cornell and other conservation groups. They estimate a 29% decrease in total bird abundance since 1970.
>
> This link has the full report and some conservation tips:
> https://tinyurl.com/y5jr8e7l
>
> Allan
>
 

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Date: 9/19/19 3:58 pm
From: John Snell <jrsnelljr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] A hummingbird in Montpelier...
…it made a quick trip through the gardens this morning and was not seen the rest of the day. Still, a delight as always!




Still learning to see,

John Snell


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

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Date: 9/19/19 1:06 pm
From: Allan Strong <Allan.Strong...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Major study on breeding bird declines in North America
A really scary report out now from Cornell and other conservation groups. They estimate a 29% decrease in total bird abundance since 1970.

This link has the full report and some conservation tips:
https://tinyurl.com/y5jr8e7l

Allan
 

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Date: 9/19/19 8:35 am
From: JOSHUA LINCOLN <joshualincoln...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birding Ecuador Talk Tonight
Subject: Birding in Ecuador
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 6:30 P.M.

Location: Dorothy Alling Library, Williston, VT

Fernando Corrada is a well-known photographer and wildlife enthusiast in
Vermont. Join the members of the GMAS to hear his stories about birding in
Ecuador and to learn more about managing the logistics of such an
adventurous trip. Naturally, this program will include numerous examples of
Fernando's superb wildlife and landscape photographs.

Fernando studied biology at the University of Puerto Rico and professional
photography at the Brookes Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.
Combining these interests, Fernando toured the National Park system,
photographing wildlife, insects, butterflies, and birds. He came to Vermont
in 1989 working as an Ophthalmic Photographer until his retirement in 2016.

This program is free and open to the public, although donations are always
appreciated. The Dorothy Alling library is located on route 2 in Williston
village. Free parking is available on site.
 

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Date: 9/18/19 7:59 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vireos
This morning in Brandon by Otter Creek the warbling vireos were warbling, the phoebes were phighting, and a wealth of wood ducks in the marsh we're vocalizing.
A Nashville warbler poked its head out briefly and one common yellowthroat was weakly singing.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 9/17/19 8:03 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 September 21, 2019 on
the Stephen Young Marsh Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the parking lot on Tabor
Rd, about 1 mile south of the Visitor Center. If you have any questions,
email me at <copenhvr...>

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

After 113 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: 9/17/19 11:31 am
From: Bryan Pfeiffer <bryan...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
Greetings, VTBIRDers,

Regarding caterpillars, it’s prime-time for some wonderful shock-and-awe out there now (generally more dramatic than fall warblers). As hawks and other birds move thousands of miles, I’ve been tracking the “migration” of a cryptic caterpillar moving as little as a few feet in our forests each fall.

Here are two blog posts, the first of which celebrates the ornate and the prosaic among us. The second one goes into greater depth on those little bits of maple you might now be seeing moving about our forests like the bounty of leaf-cutter ants — yet ever so slowly. And these days, for many of us, slowing down is a very good thing.

https://bryanpfeiffer.com/2019/08/31/defiance-and-disguise/
https://bryanpfeiffer.com/2019/09/12/fall-migration-in-the-skies-and-at-your-feet/

Best,
— Bryan Pfeiffer
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
www.bryanpfeiffer.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 9/17/19 6:25 am
From: Chip Darmstadt <chip...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birding & Photography Ethics
Thanks for sharing this Bridget! Important to keep this all top of mind.
Best, Chip

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of Bridget Butler
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 5:32 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birding & Photography Ethics

Greetings All!

The ABA Code of Birding Ethics is getting a 50th Anniversary makeover! And,
they're looking for feedback on the updated version by the end of September.

Here's the link for feedback:
https://www.aba.org/aba-code-of-ethics-input/

I like to re-read these guidelines every so often to keep myself in check,
and to help me frame the birding experiences I lead. It reminds me too that
I'm a part of a larger community of people & I have a responsibility to
respectfully share these guidelines with others who may not be aware of the
ABA Code.

I'd also like to share here the North American Nature Photographer
Association ethics guidelines. Many folks in the birding community are
photographers as well and may be interested in their approach.

http://www.nanpa.org/advocacy/ethics/

With fall migration upon us, let's reflect on what the birds we're watching
are up against and do the best we can to support them as they make their
way.

Cheers!
Bridget Butler
BirdDiva.com
 

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Date: 9/17/19 4:08 am
From: Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snake Mountain nocturnals, western Addison County
Ditto.
We are lucky to have the birder, recorder and bard of Snake Mtn.
Liz Lackey

> On Sep 17, 2019, at 6:36 AM, Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> wrote:
>
> Ian,
>
> I thoroughly enjoy reading your reports. Good stuff!
>
> Ted
>
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 4:49 AM Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:
>
>> In the last 24 hours, while listening at night for owls and
>> whip-poor-wills (no solicitations made) I encountered these busy folks:
>>
>> Two Great Horned Owls in woods behind our house, above a small pasture.
>> One steadily singing a hoot song and the other responding occasionally
>> with a variety of squawks and whines.
>>
>> Two Barred Owls from another part of those woods up the mountain a bit,
>> carrying on with "Who cooks for you" songs plus hoots, hoos, and
>> hooawws. Male and female judging by the different pitches of their voices.
>>
>> One Catbird, commenting on the night from a shrubby roost by the corner
>> of the porch.
>>
>> The honking of a single Canada Goose way up high in the starry sky
>> winging south, as the light of a north-bound solitary jet much higher up
>> carries its nocturnal passengers to some distant continent .... and
>> higher yet the bright star-like point of light of a satellite making yet
>> another circle of earth from east to west passed the moon, our elder
>> satellite.
>>
>> The resident summer and now autumn Eastern Screech Owl purring its
>> persistent, soft tremolo from behind the barn .... who never broke
>> stride during a sudden outburst of quiet-of-the-night-shattering
>> screams, shrieks, and howling of outrageously loud rendezvousing coyotes
>> along their trail that passes the barn just out of sight in shrubby ledges.
>>
>> One flying squirrel that sailed by me in the 3:00am moonlight, out of a
>> tall spruce into a pile of early fallen cones of another spruce.
>>
>> And down the road, just after the end of Civil Twilight last evening, at
>> their summer home three remaining Whip-poor-wills, and perhaps a fourth,
>> still singing their songs as moth-food flew by silhouetted in the light
>> of a bright waning full moon. These songs soon will quiet as the
>> families wing south for the winter.
>>
>> As I am concluding this note at 4:22am, the Screech Owl continues its
>> tremolos from some perch just off the back porch, loud enough I can hear
>> it from every room of the house.
>>
>> --Ian
>>
 

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Date: 9/17/19 3:37 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snake Mountain nocturnals, western Addison County
Ian,

I thoroughly enjoy reading your reports. Good stuff!

Ted

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 4:49 AM Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:

> In the last 24 hours, while listening at night for owls and
> whip-poor-wills (no solicitations made) I encountered these busy folks:
>
> Two Great Horned Owls in woods behind our house, above a small pasture.
> One steadily singing a hoot song and the other responding occasionally
> with a variety of squawks and whines.
>
> Two Barred Owls from another part of those woods up the mountain a bit,
> carrying on with "Who cooks for you" songs plus hoots, hoos, and
> hooawws. Male and female judging by the different pitches of their voices.
>
> One Catbird, commenting on the night from a shrubby roost by the corner
> of the porch.
>
> The honking of a single Canada Goose way up high in the starry sky
> winging south, as the light of a north-bound solitary jet much higher up
> carries its nocturnal passengers to some distant continent .... and
> higher yet the bright star-like point of light of a satellite making yet
> another circle of earth from east to west passed the moon, our elder
> satellite.
>
> The resident summer and now autumn Eastern Screech Owl purring its
> persistent, soft tremolo from behind the barn .... who never broke
> stride during a sudden outburst of quiet-of-the-night-shattering
> screams, shrieks, and howling of outrageously loud rendezvousing coyotes
> along their trail that passes the barn just out of sight in shrubby ledges.
>
> One flying squirrel that sailed by me in the 3:00am moonlight, out of a
> tall spruce into a pile of early fallen cones of another spruce.
>
> And down the road, just after the end of Civil Twilight last evening, at
> their summer home three remaining Whip-poor-wills, and perhaps a fourth,
> still singing their songs as moth-food flew by silhouetted in the light
> of a bright waning full moon. These songs soon will quiet as the
> families wing south for the winter.
>
> As I am concluding this note at 4:22am, the Screech Owl continues its
> tremolos from some perch just off the back porch, loud enough I can hear
> it from every room of the house.
>
> --Ian
>
 

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Date: 9/17/19 1:49 am
From: Ian Worley <iworley...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snake Mountain nocturnals, western Addison County
In the last 24 hours, while listening at night for owls and
whip-poor-wills (no solicitations made) I encountered these busy folks:

Two Great Horned Owls in woods behind our house, above a small pasture. 
One steadily singing a hoot song and the other responding occasionally
with a variety of squawks and whines.

Two Barred Owls from another part of those woods up the mountain a bit,
carrying on with "Who cooks for you" songs plus hoots, hoos, and
hooawws.  Male and female judging by the different pitches of their voices.

One Catbird, commenting on the night from a shrubby roost by the corner
of the porch.

The honking of a single Canada Goose way up high in the starry sky
winging south, as the light of a north-bound solitary jet much higher up
carries its nocturnal passengers to some distant continent .... and
higher yet the bright star-like point of light of a satellite making yet
another circle of earth from east to west passed the moon, our elder
satellite.

The resident summer and now autumn Eastern Screech Owl purring its
persistent, soft tremolo from behind the barn .... who never broke
stride during a sudden outburst of quiet-of-the-night-shattering
screams, shrieks, and howling of outrageously loud rendezvousing coyotes
along their trail that passes the barn just out of sight in shrubby ledges.

One flying squirrel that sailed by me in the 3:00am moonlight, out of a
tall spruce into a pile of early fallen cones of another spruce.

And down the road, just after the end of Civil Twilight last evening, at
their summer home three remaining Whip-poor-wills, and perhaps a fourth,
still singing their songs as moth-food flew by silhouetted in the light
of a bright waning full moon.  These songs soon will quiet as the
families wing south for the winter.

As I am concluding this note at 4:22am, the Screech Owl continues its
tremolos from some perch just off the back porch, loud enough I can hear
it from every room of the house.

--Ian
 

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Date: 9/16/19 5:11 pm
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] West Rutland Marsh - September 21
Join Rutland County Audubon this Saturday, September 21, for our monthly walk around West Rutland Marsh. Meet at the boardwalk on Marble Street at 8 a.m. Go the 3.7 mile route or go halfway. 
Free and open to all!
Sue Elliott
www.rutlandcountyaudubon.org
 

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Date: 9/16/19 2:32 pm
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birding & Photography Ethics
Greetings All!

The ABA Code of Birding Ethics is getting a 50th Anniversary makeover! And,
they're looking for feedback on the updated version by the end of September.

Here's the link for feedback:
https://www.aba.org/aba-code-of-ethics-input/

I like to re-read these guidelines every so often to keep myself in check,
and to help me frame the birding experiences I lead. It reminds me too that
I'm a part of a larger community of people & I have a responsibility to
respectfully share these guidelines with others who may not be aware of the
ABA Code.

I'd also like to share here the North American Nature Photographer
Association ethics guidelines. Many folks in the birding community are
photographers as well and may be interested in their approach.

http://www.nanpa.org/advocacy/ethics/

With fall migration upon us, let's reflect on what the birds we're watching
are up against and do the best we can to support them as they make their
way.

Cheers!
Bridget Butler
BirdDiva.com
 

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Date: 9/16/19 6:02 am
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
Thanks Suki! Humans as well as other creatures should learn to avoid contact rather than killing something they fear!
----- Original Message -----
From: suki russo <0000001d6c4a8152-dmarc-request...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:13:14 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care

The B&W caterpillars (Lophpcampa caryae) are NOT poisonous. The have urticating hair-like setae which can be irritating to the skin (similar to stinging nettles if anyone has come across that). This is one of a number of native caterpillars with similar long setae which can irritate the skin but they should not be killed, just use caution and don't pick them up if you are concerned.

JoAnne Russo
Saxtons River, VT

On Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:24:15 AM EDT, Jane Stein <jeshawks...> wrote:

I'm personally strongly disinclined to kill any living thing.  My concern
was whether these moths/caterpillars were harmful to trees, etc.  a la
gypsy moths.  I've lived through a couple of major and destructive gypsy
moth events, so I'm a wee bit paranoid.  But I just looked these guys up
and learned that they don't do a lot of damage to trees.

Jane
Shoreham


On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:17:07 +0000, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
wrote:
> Sorry, but there are lots of caterpillars that have these defense
> mechanisms. There is no need to kill them. I don't mean anything
negative
> here, but these are native moths.
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Pittsburgh, PA
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Jane Stein
> <jeshawks...>
> Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:07 PM
> To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
>
> Thanks very much for the warning!  I saw one of these yesterday and
> wondered what it was, but left it alone.  Are these bad guys and should
> they be squashed?
>
> Jane
>
> (Shoreham)
>
>
> On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:25:27 -0400, DAVID MOSHER <dachamo...>
> wrote:
>> Right now there seems to be a lot of white & black fuzzy caterpillars
> out
>> there. Do not pick them up. They are the White HIckory Tussock Moth
>> caterpillar. They are poisonous, can sting and the resulting rash can
> send
>> you to the Doctor’s. Kids are curious and like to pick up fuzzy
>> caterpillars. Take care out there.
>>
>> Dave

 

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Date: 9/16/19 4:13 am
From: suki russo <0000001d6c4a8152-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
The B&W caterpillars (Lophpcampa caryae) are NOT poisonous. The have urticating hair-like setae which can be irritating to the skin (similar to stinging nettles if anyone has come across that). This is one of a number of native caterpillars with similar long setae which can irritate the skin but they should not be killed, just use caution and don't pick them up if you are concerned.

JoAnne Russo
Saxtons River, VT

On Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:24:15 AM EDT, Jane Stein <jeshawks...> wrote:

I'm personally strongly disinclined to kill any living thing.  My concern
was whether these moths/caterpillars were harmful to trees, etc.  a la
gypsy moths.  I've lived through a couple of major and destructive gypsy
moth events, so I'm a wee bit paranoid.  But I just looked these guys up
and learned that they don't do a lot of damage to trees.

Jane
Shoreham


On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:17:07 +0000, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
wrote:
> Sorry, but there are lots of caterpillars that have these defense
> mechanisms. There is no need to kill them. I don't mean anything
negative
> here, but these are native moths.
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Pittsburgh, PA
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Jane Stein
> <jeshawks...>
> Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:07 PM
> To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
>
> Thanks very much for the warning!  I saw one of these yesterday and
> wondered what it was, but left it alone.  Are these bad guys and should
> they be squashed?
>
> Jane
>
> (Shoreham)
>
>
> On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:25:27 -0400, DAVID MOSHER <dachamo...>
> wrote:
>> Right now there seems to be a lot of white & black fuzzy caterpillars
> out
>> there. Do not pick them up. They are the White HIckory Tussock Moth
>> caterpillar. They are poisonous, can sting and the resulting rash can
> send
>> you to the Doctor’s. Kids are curious and like to pick up fuzzy
>> caterpillars. Take care out there.
>>
>> Dave

 

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Date: 9/16/19 3:56 am
From: Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
Just watched one navigating my backyard the other day. Beautiful creature.
Glad I didn't touch it, only photographed.

On Sun, Sep 15, 2019, 4:26 PM Jane Stein <jeshawks...> wrote:

> I'm personally strongly disinclined to kill any living thing. My concern
> was whether these moths/caterpillars were harmful to trees, etc. a la
> gypsy moths. I've lived through a couple of major and destructive gypsy
> moth events, so I'm a wee bit paranoid. But I just looked these guys up
> and learned that they don't do a lot of damage to trees.
>
> Jane
> Shoreham
>
>
> On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:17:07 +0000, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
> wrote:
> > Sorry, but there are lots of caterpillars that have these defense
> > mechanisms. There is no need to kill them. I don't mean anything
> negative
> > here, but these are native moths.
> >
> > Ryan Tomazin - Pittsburgh, PA
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Jane Stein
> > <jeshawks...>
> > Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:07 PM
> > To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
> > Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
> >
> > Thanks very much for the warning! I saw one of these yesterday and
> > wondered what it was, but left it alone. Are these bad guys and should
> > they be squashed?
> >
> > Jane
> >
> > (Shoreham)
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:25:27 -0400, DAVID MOSHER <dachamo...>
> > wrote:
> >> Right now there seems to be a lot of white & black fuzzy caterpillars
> > out
> >> there. Do not pick them up. They are the White HIckory Tussock Moth
> >> caterpillar. They are poisonous, can sting and the resulting rash can
> > send
> >> you to the Doctor’s. Kids are curious and like to pick up fuzzy
> >> caterpillars. Take care out there.
> >>
> >> Dave
>
 

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Date: 9/15/19 4:36 pm
From: Poleysgmavt <poleys...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Late hummer
We were visited by a female hummer this afternoon.

Denis & Maria Poley
Richmond, VT

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/15/19 3:12 pm
From: Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] August swallow numbers .... a look at the eBird data
yes - thanks

On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 9:39 AM Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:

> Hi Leslie,
>
> When you enter the species, dates, and location into the eBird graphing
> tool, it produces graphs from which directly or indirectly you can
> determine these data: the total number of checklists, the number of
> checklists with the species, high and average bird counts, number hours
> spent birding, and probably one or two things I not thinking of just
> now. Some of these data are directly accessed from the various graphs,
> or calculated. The graphs also produce outputs such as frequencies,
> high counts, birds/hour, and so forth. It is also possible to download
> the data the produced the graphs.
>
> Regarding the number of checklists, as you suggest that is critical in
> many analyses where a limited number of checklists makes unreliable
> results. Hence those necessary data types are usually readily available
> on the graph pages. For example, there are separate bar graphs for
> either the total number of checklists (per week) or the total number of
> checklists with the species (per week). As I pointed out, eBird's
> "abundance" does not work well the small the number of overall checklists.
>
> Only "complete" checklists are used in the graphs, and any species
> submissions under review are not included.
>
> As with any analysis, a first look at what the data show regarding a
> question of interest, usually begs for more detailed analyses. This
> often will seek additional data sources.
>
> One of the first "next level" inquiries that would follow a use of eBird
> "abundance" data would be to parse out the contributions of number
> checklists with the species from the number of birds per checklist.
> With migrating species, such as swallows, one checklist of 1000, or
> 100,000 Tree Swallows, could completely nullify the use of "abundance"
> as a comparative number.
>
> Does this get to what you are asking?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ian
> ========================================
>
>
>
> On 9/15/2019 9:05 AM, Leslie Nulty wrote:
> > How can you correct this for "reporting errors?" Have you checked how
> many
> > checklists were submitted each year?
> >
> > On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 8:55 AM Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:
> >
> >> Hello all!
> >>
> >> Near the end of August there were a number of birders wondering about
> >> swallow numbers in Vermont. It seem as if there were not nearly as many
> >> as in previous years.
> >>
> >> To see if this was really the case, I thought I'd use eBird data to
> >> compare 2019 August data with the corresponding data for the preceding
> >> five years (2014-2018). I chose the eBird "abundance", taking the data
> >> from the eBird graphs.
> >>
> >> "Abundance" is the average number of birds reported on all checklists
> >> within a specified date range and region (for us that means August and
> >> Vermont). It is a rather esoteric number, good for the comparisons we
> >> are interested in here, though rather hard to relate the numbers to any
> >> one specific birding outing. The principal caution in this analysis is
> >> that the fewer the number of checklists the less meaningful the
> >> "abundance" number. This is one reason for looking at the whole state's
> >> numbers.
> >>
> >> Basically, a higher "abundance" number mean more birds in the
> >> geographical area of interest. The higher the number, expect to see the
> >> species more often and/or in larger numbers.
> >>
> >> Details are below, but first the grand results ------
> >>
> >> ----- For all five species of swallows combined, August 2019 had fewer
> >> swallows than any of the five preceding Augusts. The abundance of
> >> swallows in August 2019 was only 67% of the average August abundance of
> >> swallows over those five preceding years.
> >>
> >> ----- Species by species, the abundance of birds in August 2019 was
> >> sometimes greater and sometimes less than during one or more of the
> >> previous five years.
> >>
> >> ----- Otherwise, the numbers from year to year show no abundance trends,
> >> either for the individual species or for all swallows as a whole (albeit
> >> this look is only six years). For example, the abundance numbers for
> >> all species of swallows for the whole state from 2014 to 2019 are:
> >>
> >> 2014 9.64
> >> 2015 11.01
> >> 2016 8.55
> >> 2017 11.83
> >> 2018 7.81
> >> 2019 6.55
> >>
> >>
> >>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Here are comparisons for each of the species from the most abundant
> >> specie to the least, as per 2019.
> >>
> >> Barn Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.91]
> >> --- 2019 fewer than two years, greater than three years
> >> --- 90% of previous five year average
> >> --- Most abundant in 2014; least abundant in 2017
> >>
> >> Tree Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.56]
> >> --- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
> >> --- 42% of previous five year average
> >> --- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019
> >>
> >> Bank Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.03]
> >> --- 2019 fewer than one year; greater than four years
> >> --- 53% of previous five year average (data skewed by very large
> >> abundance in 2018)
> >> --- Most abundant in 2018; least abundant in 2014
> >>
> >> Northern Rough-winged Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.013]
> >> --- 2019 fewer than three years, greater than two years
> >> --- 108% of previous five year average
> >> --- Most abundant in 2018; least abundant in 2016 and 2017
> >>
> >> Cliff Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.01]
> >> --- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
> >> --- 30% of previous five year average
> >> --- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019
> >>
> >> All species combined [2019 August abundance 6.17]
> >> --- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
> >> --- 63% of previous five year average
> >> --- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019
> >>
> >>
> >>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> I thought I'd take a peek at county-level data, wondering if 2019 county
> >> August abundance values different from the state as a whole values.
> >> Here are three county comparisons. As suspected, the counties vary in
> >> terms of the number birds per species; to get the full picture for the
> >> distribution and abundance of the swallow species one really needs to
> >> look at all the counties.
> >>
> >> Barn Swallows
> >> --- Vermont 0.91
> >> --- Chittenden County 0.87
> >> --- Windham County 0.60
> >> --- Washington County 0.03
> >>
> >>
> >> Tree Swallows
> >> --- Vermont 0.56
> >> --- Chittenden County 0.35
> >> --- Windham County 0.34
> >> --- Washington County 0.10
> >>
> >>
> >> Northern Rough-winged Swallows
> >> --- Vermont 0.013
> >> --- Chittenden County 0.12
> >> --- Windham County 0.00
> >> --- Washington County 0.00
> >>
> >>
> >> Bank Swallows
> >> --- Vermont 0.03
> >> --- Windham County 0.05
> >> --- Chittenden County 0.01
> >> --- Washington County 0.0
> >>
> >>
> >> Cliff Swallows
> >> --- Vermont 0.01
> >> --- Chittenden County 0.02
> >> --- Windham County 0.00
> >> --- Washington County 0.00
> >>
> >> Best to all ...............
> >>
> >> Ian
> >>
> >
>


--
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: 9/15/19 1:32 pm
From: Nancy A Carter <revnacarter...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
I saw a hummingbird here in Ticonderoga, NY this past week... I believe it
was Wednesday, Sept 11.

I last hear a whip-poor-will around 5:30 am on September 10.

Nancy A Carter
Northern End of Lake George
(next door to Addison County, VT).

On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 3:13 PM kfinch51 <kfinch51...> wrote:

> One today in Chester -- first one in a week. Ken FinchSent via the
> Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: Marcia Baker <
> <00000071bf45faf1-dmarc-request...> Date: 9/15/19 2:32 PM
> (GMT-05:00) To: <VTBIRD...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird
> still in Montpelier One today in Brownsville after none spotted for several
> days.Sent from my iPad> On Sep 15, 2019, at 7:39 AM, John Snell <
> <jrsnelljr...> wrote:> > Despite the fact the most of the Jewel
> weed is gone by, the hummingbird has continued to be here every day this
> week seemingly finding plenty of flower nectar.> > > > > Still learning to
> see,> > John Snell> > http://www.johnsnell.photography <
> http://www.eyeimagein.com/>> http://www.stilllearningtosee.com <
> http://www.stilllearningtosee.com/>



--
Nancy A. Carter
<revnacarter...>
 

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Date: 9/15/19 1:26 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
I'm personally strongly disinclined to kill any living thing. My concern
was whether these moths/caterpillars were harmful to trees, etc. a la
gypsy moths. I've lived through a couple of major and destructive gypsy
moth events, so I'm a wee bit paranoid. But I just looked these guys up
and learned that they don't do a lot of damage to trees.

Jane
Shoreham


On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:17:07 +0000, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
wrote:
> Sorry, but there are lots of caterpillars that have these defense
> mechanisms. There is no need to kill them. I don't mean anything
negative
> here, but these are native moths.
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Pittsburgh, PA
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Jane Stein
> <jeshawks...>
> Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:07 PM
> To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
>
> Thanks very much for the warning! I saw one of these yesterday and
> wondered what it was, but left it alone. Are these bad guys and should
> they be squashed?
>
> Jane
>
> (Shoreham)
>
>
> On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:25:27 -0400, DAVID MOSHER <dachamo...>
> wrote:
>> Right now there seems to be a lot of white & black fuzzy caterpillars
> out
>> there. Do not pick them up. They are the White HIckory Tussock Moth
>> caterpillar. They are poisonous, can sting and the resulting rash can
> send
>> you to the Doctor’s. Kids are curious and like to pick up fuzzy
>> caterpillars. Take care out there.
>>
>> Dave
 

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Date: 9/15/19 1:17 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
Sorry, but there are lots of caterpillars that have these defense mechanisms. There is no need to kill them. I don't mean anything negative here, but these are native moths.

Ryan Tomazin - Pittsburgh, PA

________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:07 PM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care

Thanks very much for the warning! I saw one of these yesterday and
wondered what it was, but left it alone. Are these bad guys and should
they be squashed?

Jane

(Shoreham)


On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:25:27 -0400, DAVID MOSHER <dachamo...>
wrote:
> Right now there seems to be a lot of white & black fuzzy caterpillars
out
> there. Do not pick them up. They are the White HIckory Tussock Moth
> caterpillar. They are poisonous, can sting and the resulting rash can
send
> you to the Doctors. Kids are curious and like to pick up fuzzy
> caterpillars. Take care out there.
>
> Dave
 

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Date: 9/15/19 1:07 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Take care
Thanks very much for the warning! I saw one of these yesterday and
wondered what it was, but left it alone. Are these bad guys and should
they be squashed?

Jane

(Shoreham)


On Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:25:27 -0400, DAVID MOSHER <dachamo...>
wrote:
> Right now there seems to be a lot of white & black fuzzy caterpillars
out
> there. Do not pick them up. They are the White HIckory Tussock Moth
> caterpillar. They are poisonous, can sting and the resulting rash can
send
> you to the Doctor’s. Kids are curious and like to pick up fuzzy
> caterpillars. Take care out there.
>
> Dave
 

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Date: 9/15/19 12:25 pm
From: DAVID MOSHER <dachamo...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Take care
Right now there seems to be a lot of white & black fuzzy caterpillars out there. Do not pick them up. They are the White HIckory Tussock Moth caterpillar. They are poisonous, can sting and the resulting rash can send you to the Doctor’s. Kids are curious and like to pick up fuzzy caterpillars. Take care out there.

Dave
 

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Date: 9/15/19 12:13 pm
From: kfinch51 <kfinch51...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
One today in Chester -- first one in a week.    Ken FinchSent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Marcia Baker <00000071bf45faf1-dmarc-request...> Date: 9/15/19 2:32 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <VTBIRD...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier One today in Brownsville after none spotted for several days.Sent from my iPad> On Sep 15, 2019, at 7:39 AM, John Snell <jrsnelljr...> wrote:> > Despite the fact the most of the Jewel weed is gone by, the hummingbird has continued to be here every day this week seemingly finding plenty of flower nectar.> > > > > Still learning to see,> > John Snell> > http://www.johnsnell.photography <http://www.eyeimagein.com/>> http://www.stilllearningtosee.com <http://www.stilllearningtosee.com/>
 

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Date: 9/15/19 11:32 am
From: Marcia Baker <00000071bf45faf1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
One today in Brownsville after none spotted for several days.

Sent from my iPad

> On Sep 15, 2019, at 7:39 AM, John Snell <jrsnelljr...> wrote:
>
> Despite the fact the most of the Jewel weed is gone by, the hummingbird has continued to be here every day this week seemingly finding plenty of flower nectar.
>
>
>
>
> Still learning to see,
>
> John Snell
>
> http://www.johnsnell.photography <http://www.eyeimagein.com/>
> http://www.stilllearningtosee.com <http://www.stilllearningtosee.com/>
 

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Date: 9/15/19 8:31 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
I believe my 'regular' hummingbirds left around the 7th, but every
other (sunny) day or so I am getting what I believe are young
migrants, like today's, it stopped briefly to try Tithonia then sat
for several minutes at the feeder, head mostly down as if fueling
up.Veer Frost,PassumpsicNEK

On 9/15/2019 at 7:39 AM, "John Snell" wrote:Despite the fact the most
of the Jewel weed is gone by, the hummingbird has continued to be here
every day this week seemingly finding plenty of flower nectar.
Still learning to see,

John Snell

http://www.johnsnell.photography
http://www.stilllearningtosee.com
 

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Date: 9/15/19 6:39 am
From: Ian Worley <iworley...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] August swallow numbers .... a look at the eBird data
Hi Leslie,

When you enter the species, dates, and location into the eBird graphing
tool, it produces graphs from which directly or indirectly you can
determine these data: the total number of checklists, the number of
checklists with the species, high and average bird counts, number hours
spent birding, and probably one or two things I not thinking of just
now.  Some of these data are directly accessed from the various graphs,
or calculated.  The graphs also produce outputs such as frequencies,
high counts, birds/hour, and so forth.  It is also possible to download
the data the produced the graphs.

Regarding the number of checklists, as you suggest that is critical in
many analyses where a limited number of checklists makes unreliable
results. Hence those necessary data types are usually readily available
on the graph pages.  For example, there are separate bar graphs for
either the total number of checklists (per week) or the total number of
checklists with the species (per week).  As I pointed out, eBird's
"abundance" does not work well the small the number of overall checklists.

Only "complete" checklists are used in the graphs, and any species
submissions under review are not included.

As with any analysis, a first look at what the data show regarding a
question of interest, usually begs for more detailed analyses.  This
often will seek additional data sources.

One of the first "next level" inquiries that would follow a use of eBird
"abundance" data would be to parse out the contributions of number
checklists with the species from the number of birds per checklist. 
With migrating species, such as swallows, one checklist of 1000, or
100,000 Tree Swallows, could completely nullify the use of "abundance"
as a comparative number.

Does this get to what you are asking?

Cheers,

Ian
========================================



On 9/15/2019 9:05 AM, Leslie Nulty wrote:
> How can you correct this for "reporting errors?" Have you checked how many
> checklists were submitted each year?
>
> On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 8:55 AM Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:
>
>> Hello all!
>>
>> Near the end of August there were a number of birders wondering about
>> swallow numbers in Vermont. It seem as if there were not nearly as many
>> as in previous years.
>>
>> To see if this was really the case, I thought I'd use eBird data to
>> compare 2019 August data with the corresponding data for the preceding
>> five years (2014-2018). I chose the eBird "abundance", taking the data
>> from the eBird graphs.
>>
>> "Abundance" is the average number of birds reported on all checklists
>> within a specified date range and region (for us that means August and
>> Vermont). It is a rather esoteric number, good for the comparisons we
>> are interested in here, though rather hard to relate the numbers to any
>> one specific birding outing. The principal caution in this analysis is
>> that the fewer the number of checklists the less meaningful the
>> "abundance" number. This is one reason for looking at the whole state's
>> numbers.
>>
>> Basically, a higher "abundance" number mean more birds in the
>> geographical area of interest. The higher the number, expect to see the
>> species more often and/or in larger numbers.
>>
>> Details are below, but first the grand results ------
>>
>> ----- For all five species of swallows combined, August 2019 had fewer
>> swallows than any of the five preceding Augusts. The abundance of
>> swallows in August 2019 was only 67% of the average August abundance of
>> swallows over those five preceding years.
>>
>> ----- Species by species, the abundance of birds in August 2019 was
>> sometimes greater and sometimes less than during one or more of the
>> previous five years.
>>
>> ----- Otherwise, the numbers from year to year show no abundance trends,
>> either for the individual species or for all swallows as a whole (albeit
>> this look is only six years). For example, the abundance numbers for
>> all species of swallows for the whole state from 2014 to 2019 are:
>>
>> 2014 9.64
>> 2015 11.01
>> 2016 8.55
>> 2017 11.83
>> 2018 7.81
>> 2019 6.55
>>
>>
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Here are comparisons for each of the species from the most abundant
>> specie to the least, as per 2019.
>>
>> Barn Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.91]
>> --- 2019 fewer than two years, greater than three years
>> --- 90% of previous five year average
>> --- Most abundant in 2014; least abundant in 2017
>>
>> Tree Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.56]
>> --- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
>> --- 42% of previous five year average
>> --- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019
>>
>> Bank Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.03]
>> --- 2019 fewer than one year; greater than four years
>> --- 53% of previous five year average (data skewed by very large
>> abundance in 2018)
>> --- Most abundant in 2018; least abundant in 2014
>>
>> Northern Rough-winged Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.013]
>> --- 2019 fewer than three years, greater than two years
>> --- 108% of previous five year average
>> --- Most abundant in 2018; least abundant in 2016 and 2017
>>
>> Cliff Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.01]
>> --- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
>> --- 30% of previous five year average
>> --- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019
>>
>> All species combined [2019 August abundance 6.17]
>> --- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
>> --- 63% of previous five year average
>> --- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019
>>
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> I thought I'd take a peek at county-level data, wondering if 2019 county
>> August abundance values different from the state as a whole values.
>> Here are three county comparisons. As suspected, the counties vary in
>> terms of the number birds per species; to get the full picture for the
>> distribution and abundance of the swallow species one really needs to
>> look at all the counties.
>>
>> Barn Swallows
>> --- Vermont 0.91
>> --- Chittenden County 0.87
>> --- Windham County 0.60
>> --- Washington County 0.03
>>
>>
>> Tree Swallows
>> --- Vermont 0.56
>> --- Chittenden County 0.35
>> --- Windham County 0.34
>> --- Washington County 0.10
>>
>>
>> Northern Rough-winged Swallows
>> --- Vermont 0.013
>> --- Chittenden County 0.12
>> --- Windham County 0.00
>> --- Washington County 0.00
>>
>>
>> Bank Swallows
>> --- Vermont 0.03
>> --- Windham County 0.05
>> --- Chittenden County 0.01
>> --- Washington County 0.0
>>
>>
>> Cliff Swallows
>> --- Vermont 0.01
>> --- Chittenden County 0.02
>> --- Windham County 0.00
>> --- Washington County 0.00
>>
>> Best to all ...............
>>
>> Ian
>>
>
 

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Date: 9/15/19 6:05 am
From: Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] August swallow numbers .... a look at the eBird data
How can you correct this for "reporting errors?" Have you checked how many
checklists were submitted each year?

On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 8:55 AM Ian Worley <iworley...> wrote:

> Hello all!
>
> Near the end of August there were a number of birders wondering about
> swallow numbers in Vermont. It seem as if there were not nearly as many
> as in previous years.
>
> To see if this was really the case, I thought I'd use eBird data to
> compare 2019 August data with the corresponding data for the preceding
> five years (2014-2018). I chose the eBird "abundance", taking the data
> from the eBird graphs.
>
> "Abundance" is the average number of birds reported on all checklists
> within a specified date range and region (for us that means August and
> Vermont). It is a rather esoteric number, good for the comparisons we
> are interested in here, though rather hard to relate the numbers to any
> one specific birding outing. The principal caution in this analysis is
> that the fewer the number of checklists the less meaningful the
> "abundance" number. This is one reason for looking at the whole state's
> numbers.
>
> Basically, a higher "abundance" number mean more birds in the
> geographical area of interest. The higher the number, expect to see the
> species more often and/or in larger numbers.
>
> Details are below, but first the grand results ------
>
> ----- For all five species of swallows combined, August 2019 had fewer
> swallows than any of the five preceding Augusts. The abundance of
> swallows in August 2019 was only 67% of the average August abundance of
> swallows over those five preceding years.
>
> ----- Species by species, the abundance of birds in August 2019 was
> sometimes greater and sometimes less than during one or more of the
> previous five years.
>
> ----- Otherwise, the numbers from year to year show no abundance trends,
> either for the individual species or for all swallows as a whole (albeit
> this look is only six years). For example, the abundance numbers for
> all species of swallows for the whole state from 2014 to 2019 are:
>
> 2014 9.64
> 2015 11.01
> 2016 8.55
> 2017 11.83
> 2018 7.81
> 2019 6.55
>
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Here are comparisons for each of the species from the most abundant
> specie to the least, as per 2019.
>
> Barn Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.91]
> --- 2019 fewer than two years, greater than three years
> --- 90% of previous five year average
> --- Most abundant in 2014; least abundant in 2017
>
> Tree Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.56]
> --- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
> --- 42% of previous five year average
> --- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019
>
> Bank Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.03]
> --- 2019 fewer than one year; greater than four years
> --- 53% of previous five year average (data skewed by very large
> abundance in 2018)
> --- Most abundant in 2018; least abundant in 2014
>
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.013]
> --- 2019 fewer than three years, greater than two years
> --- 108% of previous five year average
> --- Most abundant in 2018; least abundant in 2016 and 2017
>
> Cliff Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.01]
> --- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
> --- 30% of previous five year average
> --- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019
>
> All species combined [2019 August abundance 6.17]
> --- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
> --- 63% of previous five year average
> --- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019
>
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I thought I'd take a peek at county-level data, wondering if 2019 county
> August abundance values different from the state as a whole values.
> Here are three county comparisons. As suspected, the counties vary in
> terms of the number birds per species; to get the full picture for the
> distribution and abundance of the swallow species one really needs to
> look at all the counties.
>
> Barn Swallows
> --- Vermont 0.91
> --- Chittenden County 0.87
> --- Windham County 0.60
> --- Washington County 0.03
>
>
> Tree Swallows
> --- Vermont 0.56
> --- Chittenden County 0.35
> --- Windham County 0.34
> --- Washington County 0.10
>
>
> Northern Rough-winged Swallows
> --- Vermont 0.013
> --- Chittenden County 0.12
> --- Windham County 0.00
> --- Washington County 0.00
>
>
> Bank Swallows
> --- Vermont 0.03
> --- Windham County 0.05
> --- Chittenden County 0.01
> --- Washington County 0.0
>
>
> Cliff Swallows
> --- Vermont 0.01
> --- Chittenden County 0.02
> --- Windham County 0.00
> --- Washington County 0.00
>
> Best to all ...............
>
> Ian
>


--
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: 9/15/19 5:55 am
From: Ian Worley <iworley...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] August swallow numbers .... a look at the eBird data
Hello all!

Near the end of August there were a number of birders wondering about
swallow numbers in Vermont.  It seem as if there were not nearly as many
as in previous years.

To see if this was really the case, I thought I'd use eBird data to
compare 2019 August data with the corresponding data for the preceding
five years (2014-2018).  I chose the eBird "abundance", taking the data
from the eBird graphs.

"Abundance" is the average number of birds reported on all checklists
within a specified date range and region (for us that means August and
Vermont).  It is a rather esoteric number, good for the comparisons we
are interested in here, though rather hard to relate the numbers to any
one specific birding outing.  The principal caution in this analysis is
that the fewer the number of checklists the less meaningful the
"abundance" number.  This is one reason for looking at the whole state's
numbers.

Basically, a higher "abundance" number mean more birds in the
geographical area of interest.  The higher the number, expect to see the
species more often and/or in larger numbers.

Details are below, but first the grand results ------

----- For all five species of swallows combined, August 2019 had fewer
swallows than any of the five preceding Augusts.  The abundance of
swallows in August 2019 was only 67% of the average August abundance of
swallows over those five preceding years.

----- Species by species, the abundance of birds in August 2019 was
sometimes greater and sometimes less than during one or more of the
previous five years.

----- Otherwise, the numbers from year to year show no abundance trends,
either for the individual species or for all swallows as a whole (albeit
this look is only six years).  For example, the abundance numbers for
all species of swallows for the whole state from 2014 to 2019 are:

2014    9.64
2015    11.01
2016    8.55
2017    11.83
2018    7.81
2019    6.55

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here are comparisons for each of the species from the most abundant
specie to the least, as per 2019.

Barn Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.91]
--- 2019 fewer than two years, greater than three years
--- 90% of previous five year average
--- Most abundant in 2014; least abundant in 2017

Tree Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.56]
--- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
--- 42% of previous five year average
--- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019

Bank Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.03]
--- 2019 fewer than one year; greater than four years
--- 53% of previous five year average (data skewed by very large
abundance in 2018)
--- Most abundant in 2018; least abundant in 2014

Northern Rough-winged Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.013]
--- 2019 fewer than three years, greater than two years
--- 108% of previous five year average
--- Most abundant in 2018; least abundant in 2016 and 2017

Cliff Swallow [2019 August abundance 0.01]
--- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
--- 30% of previous five year average
--- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019

All species combined [2019 August abundance 6.17]
--- 2019 fewer than all five previous years
--- 63% of previous five year average
--- Most abundant in 2017; least abundant in 2019

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I thought I'd take a peek at county-level data, wondering if 2019 county
August abundance values different from the state as a whole values. 
Here are three county comparisons.  As suspected, the counties vary in
terms of the number birds per species; to get the full picture for the
distribution and abundance of the swallow species one really needs to
look at all the counties.

Barn Swallows
--- Vermont  0.91
--- Chittenden County  0.87
--- Windham County  0.60
--- Washington County  0.03


Tree Swallows
--- Vermont  0.56
--- Chittenden County  0.35
--- Windham County  0.34
--- Washington County  0.10


Northern Rough-winged Swallows
--- Vermont  0.013
--- Chittenden County  0.12
--- Windham County  0.00
--- Washington County  0.00


Bank Swallows
--- Vermont  0.03
--- Windham County  0.05
--- Chittenden County  0.01
--- Washington County  0.0


Cliff Swallows
--- Vermont  0.01
--- Chittenden County  0.02
--- Windham County  0.00
--- Washington County  0.00

Best to all ...............

Ian
 

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Date: 9/15/19 5:31 am
From: Peter Riley <priley55...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Mt Philo Raptors - Big Day today
That's really cool, Liz, and it makes sense since we're probably at the northern most latitude (or very close to it) and it's early in the season.
________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...>
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:09 PM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Mt Philo Raptors - Big Day today

Thank you everybody who came to Philo today. It was great to have the extra eyes searching skyward.

BTW Todays Mt Philo count appears to be the highest of all the other hawk watch sites in North America, including Veracruz Mexico.

Liz Lackey

> On Sep 12, 2019, at 9:45 PM, Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...> wrote:
>
> We saw 2365 migrating raptors today on Mt Philo in Charlotte Vt.
>
> The full breakdown can be seen at hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org/>.
> But here is the sneak peak:
>
> TV 6
> Osprey 18
> Bald Eagle 33
> Northern Harrier 4
> Sharp-shinned 30
> Coopers 3
> Broad-winged 2232
> Red-tailed 1
> Kestrel 29
> Merlin 2
> Peregrine 3
>
> Keep looking up
>
> Liz Lackey
> Stowe
 

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Date: 9/15/19 5:19 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
We had a female (not sure if it was adult or a teenager-almost-adult) just yesterday, very late for hummingbirds!
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center

> On Sep 15, 2019, at 7:39 AM, John Snell <jrsnelljr...> wrote:
>
> Despite the fact the most of the Jewel weed is gone by, the hummingbird has continued to be here every day this week seemingly finding plenty of flower nectar.
>
>
>
>
> Still learning to see,
>
> John Snell
>
> http://www.johnsnell.photography <http://www.eyeimagein.com/>
> http://www.stilllearningtosee.com <http://www.stilllearningtosee.com/>
 

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Date: 9/15/19 4:39 am
From: John Snell <jrsnelljr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hummingbird still in Montpelier
Despite the fact the most of the Jewel weed is gone by, the hummingbird has continued to be here every day this week seemingly finding plenty of flower nectar.




Still learning to see,

John Snell

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

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