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1/15/19 10:10 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] new AZ birding post - Portal!
1/15/19 9:21 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] harrier photo?
1/14/19 4:01 pm kfinch51 <kfinch51...> [VTBIRD] Redpoll
1/14/19 6:52 am Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Rutland County Audubon West Rutland Marsh Walk - January 17
1/14/19 4:46 am Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...> Re: [VTBIRD] happening as I write
1/14/19 4:04 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] happening as I write
1/13/19 7:53 pm Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
1/13/19 5:35 pm Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> Re: [VTBIRD] Sharpie
1/13/19 5:13 pm Steven Lamonde <slamonde...> [VTBIRD] Barn Owl photographed in Fletcher/Cambridge area
1/13/19 4:51 pm Steven Lamonde <slamonde...> [VTBIRD] Champlain Islands Eagle Survey route: RLHA and NSHR
1/13/19 3:58 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Sharpie
1/13/19 3:47 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> [VTBIRD] Red-tail subs and morphs``
1/13/19 1:49 pm Rich Kelley <rich...> Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question
1/13/19 12:24 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Saving Hawaii's Native Forest Birds-a GMAS Program rescheduled for 1/16
1/13/19 11:25 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] talk about birds of VT's forests and mountains
1/13/19 10:22 am Ian Worley <iworley...> Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch --- How to apply this topic to eBird entries
1/13/19 8:34 am Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> [VTBIRD] First Robin of Spring
1/13/19 7:28 am Sue <2birdvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question
1/13/19 7:16 am Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question
1/13/19 6:47 am Kay Johnson <0000002d57029402-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question
1/13/19 6:34 am Allan Strong <Allan.Strong...> Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
1/13/19 5:34 am Ian Worley <iworley...> [VTBIRD] Saturday waterfowl, Fort Cassin to Champlain Bridge ... 6450 birds counted
1/13/19 3:52 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
1/13/19 1:07 am Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...> Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
1/12/19 8:01 pm Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
1/12/19 5:39 pm Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> [VTBIRD] Sharpie
1/12/19 5:09 pm Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
1/12/19 5:04 pm Sean Beckett <sean...> [VTBIRD] Shrike at NBNC, Montpelier.
1/12/19 3:28 pm Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...> [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
1/12/19 1:28 pm Barclay Morris <bemorris...> [VTBIRD] Bald Eagles
1/12/19 9:14 am Stephen Antell <santellvt...> [VTBIRD] Redpolls, Snow Buntings in Ferrisburgh
1/12/19 8:27 am Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> [VTBIRD] Bald Eagles, Kestrel
1/12/19 4:17 am pam voss <pkroutvoss2...> Re: [VTBIRD] Slow Birding @ Seyon Lodge
1/12/19 4:05 am Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] Slow Birding @ Seyon Lodge
1/11/19 9:34 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] Pine Grosbeaks continue in Essex
1/10/19 3:06 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Redpolls
1/10/19 2:36 pm Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> [VTBIRD] Kingfisher
1/10/19 6:32 am Sean Beckett <sean...> [VTBIRD] Weekend course on VT's Rare Birds by Allan Strong (June 15-16)
1/9/19 12:35 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Mark LaBarr's GMAS Program-cancelled
1/9/19 11:38 am Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...> [VTBIRD] Vermont eBird County Quest Results and Year in Review
1/7/19 7:48 pm Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> [VTBIRD] Kingfisher and "freeze game"
1/7/19 1:55 pm Stephen Antell <santellvt...> [VTBIRD] Cormorant
1/7/19 10:55 am Jack Travelstead <jgtravel54...> Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle continues
1/6/19 2:17 pm Ellie George <elgeorge46...> [VTBIRD] Scaup at Chimney Point and questions about their behavior
1/6/19 1:17 pm LINDA M Verchereau <daylilies56...> [VTBIRD] Goldfinches
1/6/19 11:34 am Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> Re: [VTBIRD] Seeking a Panama bird book
1/6/19 7:09 am Julie Filiberti <vtfiliberti...> [VTBIRD] Bird Tales III
1/6/19 5:08 am sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] 2 bald eagles at Causeway
1/5/19 5:35 pm Chip Darmstadt <chip...> Re: [VTBIRD] Seeking a Panama bird book
1/5/19 11:18 am Gary Chapin <gchapin1...> Re: [VTBIRD] Tufted Duck Chimney Point
1/5/19 6:19 am Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...> Re: [VTBIRD] Tufted Duck Chimney Point
1/4/19 12:52 pm Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> [VTBIRD] Barrow's Goldeneye
1/4/19 12:12 pm Kathy Leonard <kathyd.leonard...> [VTBIRD] 2 mature bald eagles, Randolph Center
1/4/19 8:31 am sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] snow buntings
1/3/19 4:05 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Saving Hawaii's Native Birds-a GMAS Program
1/3/19 3:33 pm Julie Filiberti <vtfiliberti...> [VTBIRD] Seeking a Panama bird book
1/3/19 1:46 pm Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...> Re: [VTBIRD] BAird owl on wire
1/3/19 1:37 pm Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...> [VTBIRD] BAird owl on wire
1/3/19 12:35 pm Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...> Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle continues
1/3/19 11:06 am Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle continues
1/3/19 9:58 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
1/3/19 9:54 am Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...> Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
1/3/19 9:47 am Rich Kelley <rich...> Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
1/3/19 8:27 am Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] Birding Essentials Classes Start January 17th in St. Albans
1/3/19 7:21 am Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
1/3/19 6:57 am Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
1/3/19 5:59 am david merker <buteojamaica...> [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
1/3/19 5:53 am Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> [VTBIRD] Spring?
1/2/19 3:01 pm Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...> [VTBIRD] GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington HS in my educational days.
1/2/19 1:54 pm Cory Ross <coryross24...> [VTBIRD] Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
1/2/19 12:45 pm Martha Pfeiffer <0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Titmouse
1/2/19 12:19 pm Jim Mead <jimmead4...> [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
1/2/19 9:36 am Barclay Morris <bemorris...> [VTBIRD] More Mergansers
1/2/19 9:26 am Bob Stymeist <rstymeist...> Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
1/2/19 9:22 am Barclay Morris <bemorris...> [VTBIRD] Mergansers
1/2/19 7:49 am Barclay Morris <bemorris...> [VTBIRD] Immature Bald Eagles
1/1/19 4:06 pm Evergreen Erb <evergreenerb...> Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
1/1/19 3:55 pm Michele Patenaude <michelep...> Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
1/1/19 1:47 pm Scott Morrical <smorrica...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
1/1/19 11:33 am Tim Holland <timothyholland...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
1/1/19 11:26 am Scott Morrical <smorrica...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
1/1/19 8:49 am Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
1/1/19 8:21 am Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
1/1/19 7:57 am Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
1/1/19 7:26 am Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...> Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
1/1/19 7:06 am Martha & Bill McClintock <mbmcclintock...> [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
1/1/19 6:05 am B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
12/31/18 1:01 pm michelep <michelep...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl on Burlington Breakwater
12/31/18 11:34 am B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl on Burlington Breakwater
12/31/18 11:27 am Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl on Burlington Breakwater
12/31/18 9:40 am B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl on Burlington Breakwater
12/31/18 8:37 am Peterson, Bruce B. <peterson...> [VTBIRD] More urban raptors
12/31/18 6:59 am Gary Chapin <gchapin1...> [VTBIRD] Tufted Duck Chimney Point
12/31/18 6:07 am Terry Marron <tgmarron...> [VTBIRD] Hinesburg CBC help
12/31/18 5:05 am Alice Grau <alicecgrau...> Re: [VTBIRD] Warblers in NEK
12/30/18 2:06 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] bald eagles
12/30/18 1:34 pm pam voss <pkroutvoss2...> Re: [VTBIRD] bald eagles
12/30/18 12:20 pm Alice Grau <alicecgrau...> [VTBIRD] bald eagles
12/30/18 10:34 am Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> [VTBIRD] Red-breasted Nuthatch
12/30/18 5:27 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] wren in the wood pile
12/30/18 4:36 am Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler Updates?
12/30/18 3:20 am Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler Updates?
12/28/18 9:43 am Ron Payne <rpayne72...> [VTBIRD] FYI: Tufted Duck, Crown Point State Historic Site
12/28/18 7:45 am Donald Clark <sapsbks...> Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
12/27/18 5:49 pm Terry Marron <tgmarron...> [VTBIRD] Counting Crows
12/27/18 4:04 pm Al Merritt <chpmnkx...> Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
12/27/18 2:11 pm sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] flock of common redpolls
12/27/18 1:49 pm Marvin Elliott <marvelliott61...> Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
12/27/18 7:11 am Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...> [VTBIRD] Winhall CBC summary
12/26/18 6:34 am Cory Ross <coryross24...> Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
12/26/18 5:20 am Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
12/24/18 12:42 pm Barclay Morris <bemorris...> [VTBIRD] Common Mergansers
12/24/18 5:16 am Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
12/24/18 4:52 am Jack Travelstead <jgtravel54...> Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
12/24/18 3:41 am J J Allen <jjapple88...> [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
12/23/18 3:01 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
12/23/18 9:26 am Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...> Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
12/23/18 8:57 am Mus <musbird...> [VTBIRD] Catbird!
12/23/18 8:04 am Cory Ross <coryross24...> Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
12/23/18 7:20 am Jeanne Elias <moosewoman...> Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
12/23/18 6:19 am Rich Kelley <rich...> Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
12/23/18 6:15 am Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
12/23/18 6:11 am Terry Marron <tgmarron...> Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
12/23/18 5:46 am Bridget Butler <birddiva...> [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
12/21/18 11:26 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] thank you, CAWR!
12/21/18 8:51 am B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow Throated Warbler
12/20/18 5:23 am Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> [VTBIRD] Yellow Throated Warbler continues
12/20/18 5:12 am Kim Likakis <kim.likakis...> Re: [VTBIRD] VTBIRD Digest - 18 Dec 2018 to 19 Dec 2018 (#2018-330)
12/19/18 5:24 pm Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> Re: [VTBIRD] Red-headed Woodpecker NEK
12/19/18 4:15 pm Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...> [VTBIRD] Pine grosbeaks in Marlboro
12/19/18 1:32 pm Chip Darmstadt <chip...> [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle in E. Montpelier
12/19/18 12:48 pm Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Red-headed Woodpecker NEK
12/19/18 11:01 am Pat Folsom <pfols...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy
12/19/18 9:54 am Chip Darmstadt <chip...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy
12/19/18 8:17 am Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy
12/19/18 8:14 am B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Dead Great Blue Heron
12/19/18 8:10 am Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...> [VTBIRD] Moving
12/19/18 8:02 am B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Dead Great Blue Heron
12/19/18 8:02 am B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Dead Great Blue Heron
12/19/18 7:36 am Susan Fogleman <sfogleman...> Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
12/19/18 7:19 am Jim Mead <jimmead4...> Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
12/18/18 1:59 pm anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
12/18/18 1:26 pm Ron Payne <rpayne72...> Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
12/18/18 12:40 pm Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
12/18/18 12:22 pm Ron Payne <rpayne72...> [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
12/18/18 7:29 am Rich Kelley <rich...> [VTBIRD] Snowy
12/18/18 6:11 am Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> [VTBIRD] Crows
12/16/18 2:17 pm Ian Clark <recipes...> [VTBIRD] Puffin Talk in Wells River, VT Jan 6 6:30 p.m.
 
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Date: 1/15/19 10:10 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] new AZ birding post - Portal!
Hello again, birders - We’re about halfway through the 5000+ photos we took in our three week birding excursion to southeastern Arizona last spring. We’ve just finished a posting about the wonderful, wonderful, birdy Portal area. Please check it out at https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/01/arizona-is-for-birds-cave-creek-ranch.html <https://vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com/2019/01/arizona-is-for-birds-cave-creek-ranch.html>
And please let me know about any misidentifications!
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 1/15/19 9:21 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] harrier photo?
Hello, everyone - Several times in the past, fellow birders have generously sent me pictures and given me permission to use the pictures in my classes and programs. I’m finishing up a new program and need one or a few photos of Northern Harriers. Does anyone have one or more that I could use? (Of course, you’ll be given credit for your work!)
Thanks!
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 1/14/19 4:01 pm
From: kfinch51 <kfinch51...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpoll

Pleased to finely see a Common redpoll in my Chester yard today -- the first I've seen here since arriving three years ago.    Ken Finch

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 1/14/19 6:52 am
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Rutland County Audubon West Rutland Marsh Walk - January 17
On Thursday, January 17, Rutland County Audubon will hold its monthly walk around West Rutland Marsh. A Northern Shrike has been spotted there off and on during the past month so maybe we'll see that.
Meet at the West Rutland Marsh boardwalk on Marble Street at 8 a.m. Go the whole 3.7 route or go halfway. Free and open to all!
Sue Elliotthttp://rutlandcountyaudubon.org/
 

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Date: 1/14/19 4:46 am
From: Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] happening as I write
totally cool....

On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 7:04 AM Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:

> Outside the window, there’s a Barred Owl on the stone steps from the
> driveway, eating something fairly large (maybe one of the rabbits that
> cleans up dropped bird seed every night?). We’ve been puzzled about why the
> motion sensor light goes on every now and then at night, without any
> footprints in the snow. Now we know who’s setting it off!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>


--
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: 1/14/19 4:04 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] happening as I write
Outside the window, there’s a Barred Owl on the stone steps from the driveway, eating something fairly large (maybe one of the rabbits that cleans up dropped bird seed every night?). We’ve been puzzled about why the motion sensor light goes on every now and then at night, without any footprints in the snow. Now we know who’s setting it off!
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 1/13/19 7:53 pm
From: Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
Join us for our monthly Bird Monitoring Walk at Missisquoi National
Wildlife Refuge.

This month's walk will be on Saturday January 19, 2019 on the Black/Maquam
Creek Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the refuge parking lot on Rte 78, about
2.5 miles west of Swanton village. 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 105 months of walks we have observed 158 species. Hope to see you
there!

*--> NOTE government shutdown considerations: *During the shutdown, trails
at the refuge have been open, but parking lots are not being plowed. This
afternoon, the parking lot had very little snow on it and no vehicle would
have any trouble. However, if it would snow this week, it's possible that
the parking lot will not be usable. Our contingency plan is to park at the
large pull-off about 1 mile west of the trail parking lot. We will then
shuttle participants to the trail head.

--Ken Copenhaver

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

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Date: 1/13/19 5:35 pm
From: Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Sharpie
Jane,
I’m happy to post a few pics. I absolutely understand how difficult it can be to differentiate between a Sharpie and a female Coop. Is there a hood or is there a cap.
I’ll let all of you with more experience weigh in. Tomorrow!!

Mundi
North Pownal

Sent from my iPad

The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur C Clarke 1917 - 2008

> On Jan 13, 2019, at 6:57 PM, Jane Stein <jeshawks...> wrote:
>
> Mundi, are you going to post any of those pix? The behavior sounds much
> more like a Coop than a Sharpie, hanging out in shrubs and standing around
> on the ground, neither of which is normal Sharpie behavior but very
> Coop-ish. On the other hand, ignoring something as large as a mourning
> dove is certainly more Sharpie than Coop. Distinguishing between the two
> is a very difficult ID problem, especially because in the East, big female
> Sharpies are nearly the size of small male Coops. I've more than once seen
> experienced hawkwatchers nearly come to blows over it!
>
> Jane
> (Shoreham)
>
>
> On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 20:38:50 -0500, Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...>
> wrote:
>> I had just the best hour or so ( this morning) photographing and
> observing
>> a Sharpie here in my immediate yard. I was sitting here at the kitchen
>> table checking email and noticed out of the corner of my eye, a big dark
>> blob in a bush just beneath the window. As soon as it caught my eye it
>> flew. Flew to a reflector post in front of the garage. I took many pics.
>> Next thing I knew it had dropped to the ground and was standing on the
>> concrete apron in front of the garage doors. More photos. I walked out
> of
>> the porch door and was perhaps twenty feet from the bird…no sense of
>> concern from the bird. My husband needed to make a dump run
> necessitating
>> opening the garage door so I went back outside and flapped a towel. The
>> bird casually relocated to a Sargent Crab a few feet away. Next thing I
>> knew the bloody bird was sitting on the front porch railing right
> outside
>> the kitchen window. It was there for nearly an hour??? Chickadees,
>> Tufties were flitting about all the while. I reckon had a Mourning Dove
>> showed it’s face the talons would have come out.
>>
>> Mundi
>> North Pownal
>>
>>
>> Mundi Smithers
>>
>>
>> The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking
> of
>> morality by religion.
>> Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
 

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Date: 1/13/19 5:13 pm
From: Steven Lamonde <slamonde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Barn Owl photographed in Fletcher/Cambridge area
I do not yet have many details of the sighting, but I want to get the word
out that a Barn Owl is in Fletcher/Cambridge area. According to eBird data,
a Barn Owl hasn't been seen in Vermont since February of 2017. Hopefully
this latest observation can be substantiated!

My girlfriend showed me a photo taken by a coworker's friend who lives on
Meadowbrook Lane in Fletcher. The photo unquestionably shows a Barn Owl
(white, heart-shaped face and speckled back) perched on a snag in light
snowfall. We drove to the area on Saturday and searched for the snag in the
photo and any potential Barn Owl roosts. We could not locate the snag in
the photo near Meadowbrook Lane, but several farms with open "attic" doors
are situated along Fletcher Road, which could potentially house a Barn Owl.

I hope to extract more details (date and exact location) of the sighting,
and will post again once I have an update.

Steven Lamonde

--
Steven Lamonde
Conservation Biology (MS) student
Department of Environmental Studies
Antioch University New England
Keene, New Hampshire
<slamonde...>
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Date: 1/13/19 4:51 pm
From: Steven Lamonde <slamonde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Champlain Islands Eagle Survey route: RLHA and NSHR
This past Saturday, I split the Champlain Islands route of the 2019 Winter
Eagle Survey with Chuck Hulse and David Hoag. Despite a 0-count for eagles
in my section due to 98% ice coverage on the lake, I was still pleased with
a few non-eagle encounters:

Rough-legged Hawk - perched in the fields east of where Windmill Point Road
merges with Route 2 in north Alburg
Northern Shrike - hunting in wetland south of Windmill Point Road, Alburg

After completing the route, I headed south to Burlington in search of the
previously-reported Snowy Owl. Although I was unable to locate the Snowy
Owl at or near the Burlington Waterfront, there was a sole Greater Scaup
was braving the waves and cold near the rock jetty.

Heading east to Essex and then north to St. Albans, I was fairly successful
in rounding up a number of Pine Grosbeak:


5 at Essex High School
7 at Georgia Elementary and Middle School
35 at Taylor Park in St. Albans
2 at the water treatment facility at 5994 Lower Newton Road in Swanton

All PIGR were females or immature males, except for one brightly-colored
adult male at Taylor Park.

Good birding,
Steven Lamonde


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Antioch University New England
Keene, New Hampshire
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Date: 1/13/19 3:58 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Sharpie
Mundi, are you going to post any of those pix? The behavior sounds much
more like a Coop than a Sharpie, hanging out in shrubs and standing around
on the ground, neither of which is normal Sharpie behavior but very
Coop-ish. On the other hand, ignoring something as large as a mourning
dove is certainly more Sharpie than Coop. Distinguishing between the two
is a very difficult ID problem, especially because in the East, big female
Sharpies are nearly the size of small male Coops. I've more than once seen
experienced hawkwatchers nearly come to blows over it!

Jane
(Shoreham)


On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 20:38:50 -0500, Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...>
wrote:
> I had just the best hour or so ( this morning) photographing and
observing
> a Sharpie here in my immediate yard. I was sitting here at the kitchen
> table checking email and noticed out of the corner of my eye, a big dark
> blob in a bush just beneath the window. As soon as it caught my eye it
> flew. Flew to a reflector post in front of the garage. I took many pics.
> Next thing I knew it had dropped to the ground and was standing on the
> concrete apron in front of the garage doors. More photos. I walked out
of
> the porch door and was perhaps twenty feet from the bird…no sense of
> concern from the bird. My husband needed to make a dump run
necessitating
> opening the garage door so I went back outside and flapped a towel. The
> bird casually relocated to a Sargent Crab a few feet away. Next thing I
> knew the bloody bird was sitting on the front porch railing right
outside
> the kitchen window. It was there for nearly an hour??? Chickadees,
> Tufties were flitting about all the while. I reckon had a Mourning Dove
> showed it’s face the talons would have come out.
>
> Mundi
> North Pownal
>
>
> Mundi Smithers
>
>
> The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking
of
> morality by religion.
> Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
 

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Date: 1/13/19 3:47 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Red-tail subs and morphs``
Thanks very much for this, Zac. I regularly see odd-looking, darker
Red-Tails around the southern Champlain Valley in wintertime and couldn't
really do much more than wonder about them. I'd also been seeing them for
years on various winter birding trips to the area before I moved here 15
years ago. Now I know what to look for. (Although I do wish the eBird
discussion had more pix to illustrate the text. At least there are links
to other discussions, and hopefully photos, of these guys.)

Jane
(Shoreham)
 

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Date: 1/13/19 1:49 pm
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question
I'd also add that whenever I've been there while the facility staff was around, they've been welcoming and have allowed me to walk around the lagoon areas.


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:16 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question

Hi Kay-


I don't believe that Lagoon road is private. I think it is a town road with the water treatment plant at the end of it. The area around the treatment plant has restricted access and the land along the side of the road has been leased in the past to various farmers for raising cattle. But the road itself is public and birded regularly by myself and many others.


In fact, I think Lagoon road is a hotspot on VT eBird.


Best-


Bruce MacPherson






-----Original Message-----
From: Kay Johnson <0000002d57029402-dmarc-request...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2019 9:47 am
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question

Bruce - Is Lagoon Road private? While I live nearby, I never thought of going down that road (just drive by and observe the cattle). Do you bird there often?
In this cold, I've had some Common Redpolls at my feeder and along my road, along with the usual winter feeder birds. A flock of 8 turkeys also coming into the yard/back hill area every day. This morning, a rabbit was sitting under the feeder waiting for something to drop. Tough going with cold and snow cover combined.
Thanks, Kay Johnson in Hinesburg

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Thu, Jan 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpolls

This afternoon I saw two separate flocks of Common Redpolls-one of about 100 birds feeding on seeds along Lagoon road in Hinesburg and the other a flock of about 30 redpolls feeding on catkins in a birch tree on Deerfield road in South Burlington.


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington
 

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Date: 1/13/19 12:24 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Saving Hawaii's Native Forest Birds-a GMAS Program rescheduled for 1/16
Saving Hawaii's Native Forest Birds


Speaker: Mark LaBarr
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Richmond Free Library, Bridge St., Richmond. VT


Join the members of the GMAS to hear Mark LaBarr, Audubon Vermont’s Conservation Program Manager as he recounts his travels to Hawai’i volunteering for the Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project. Hear how some of the last endemic birds in Hawaii are struggling to survive in the high elevations of Kaua’i’s Alakai Swamp. Mark will talk about the project's efforts to protect and preserve the birds and their habitat and provide some stories of a Vermonter entranced by Hawai’i.


This program is free and open to the public, although donations are always appreciated. The Richmond Free Library is located on Bridge St. in Richmond. Free parking is available on site. For more information visit the GMAS website at:


https://greenmountainaudubon.org


Hope to see you there.



Bruce MacPherson
GMAS








 

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Date: 1/13/19 11:25 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] talk about birds of VT's forests and mountains
Vermont's hiking, skiing and walking trails pass through some of the richest forest bird habitat in the country. Join me in enjoying some of these beautiful birds, and learn about conservation issues related to birds of our forests and mountains. I'll be talking (and showing lots of Bernie's wonderful photos!) at the Annual Meeting of the Burlington Section of the Green Mountain Club, this Saturday evening (1/19). Starting at about 5:15, there will be lots of delicious food including salads, garlic bread, desserts, and Papa Frank's lasagna. (At $5 per person, the supper is a remarkable deal!) The program will start after a brief business meeting. EVERYONE IS WELCOME, whether you're a GMC member or not! Saturday evening, January 19, 2019, Faith United Methodist Church (899 Dorset Street, South Burlington), 5 PM. It's a good idea to RSVP to <events...> to let us know how many are coming - and a good idea to bring your own plate, cup and cutlery. Good food, conversation, and great birds!!
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 1/13/19 10:22 am
From: Ian Worley <iworley...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch --- How to apply this topic to eBird entries
Thank all,

And thanks to Allan for pointing out that the concept of "subspecies" in
eBird is more expansive than just a taxonomic subcategory.  So what many
of us learned in biology at one time or another is only part of the
eBird story.

Allan supplies this comment and eBird link:
"If you want to get into the weeds, here is the link --
https://ebird.org/science/the-ebird-taxonomy "

From a reviewer's point of view and experience, I find myself
corresponding commonly with eBirders about the first step "into the
weeds" when they are indecisive about an observation and how to enter it
in eBird.  All those of you who have contributed to the "winged-wabler"
database the last few years, are already experienced in this.

It is worth noting that a traditional notion of a "subspecies" usually
includes a range limit, but does not necessarily imply a
field-identifiable taxon.

So, I thought I'd just present the eBird list of the different kinds of
eBird entries ("taxa"), abridged from the above link. I have altered the
order, added a couple of additional examples, and added one note.  Here
they are:

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

The eBird taxonomy is much more than a list of species. It includes
every field-identifiable taxon that could be relevant for birders to
report.

---- Species: e.g., Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus

---- "Spuh":  Genus or identification at broad level, e.g., swan sp.,
Cygnus sp., passerine sp., bird sp.

---- "Slash": Identification to Species-pair, e.g., Tundra/Trumpeter
Swan Cygnus columbianus/buccinator

---- [This the common notion of a taxonomic "subspecies"] --- ISSF or
Identifiable Sub-specific Group: Identifiable subspecies or group of
subspecies, e.g., Tundra Swan (Bewick’s) Cygnus columbianus bewickii or
Tundra Swan (Whistling) Cygnus columbianus columbianus

---- Hybrid: Hybrid between two species, e.g., Tundra x Trumpeter Swan
(hybrid)

----Intergrade: Hybrid between two ISSF (subspecies or subspecies
groups), e.g., Tundra Swan (Whistling x Bewick’s) Cygnus columbianus
columbianus x bewickii

---- Domestic: Distinctly-plumaged domesticated varieties that may be
free-flying (these do not count on personal lists) e.g., Mallard
(Domestic type)

---- Form: Miscellaneous other taxa, including recently-described
species yet to be accepted or distinctive forms that are not universally
accepted (Red-tailed Hawk (abieticola), Upland Goose (Bar-breasted)

---------------------------------
There is a quick way to discover all the choices available in eBird. 
Suppose you want to know all the available choices for "Mallard".  In
eBird go via "Explore" to the "Species maps" function.  Type in
"Mallard".  In the drop-down box all possible entries containing word
"Mallard" are listed.

If looking for a broader group that might include a bird that might be a
mallard, check out possible categories via the same process. such as
"dabbling duck sp.", "duck sp.", "waterfowl sp", "bird sp."   You will
find them all available for your use.  If you are viewing a bird that is
clearly a diving duck, check out "diving duck sp.", "duck sp.",
"waterfowl sp.", "bird sp."  You will find no "diving  duck sp." but
will find the other categories.

The choices presented via the app, or on-line, may be confusing or
"push" you to an incorrect choice.  When in doubt contact the regional
reviewer if you know who it is.  It is hard to track down reviewer's
names, but if you know any reviewer they should be able to get the name
of the reviewer(s) where you are (anywhere in the world).  You can also
try the eBird "help" function.

Any bird you encounter can be entered in ebird, as long as it is a bird
(there is always the category "bird sp." to use).

*** When eBird asks you, when making a checklist, "/Are you submitting a
//*complete checklist*//of the birds you were able to identify/?" .....
you should always answer YES unless you are intentionally excluding any
birds.  So what about a bird whose ID you are uncertain about.  Enter it
as "bird sp." or a more specific category, and that fulfills eBird's
part of the question "to identify".


Ian
--------------------------

Ian Worley
Reviewer for the
    Champlain Valley of Vermont




On 1/13/2019 9:34 AM, Allan Strong wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Thanks for the engaging conversations. I'll simply add here that the VT Bird Records Committee (https://vtecostudies.org/wildlife/wildlife-watching/vbrc/)
> is in the process of looking into which subspecies will be requiring additional documentation.
>
> One of the challenges is that eBird subspecies do not necessarily conform to subspecies in a taxonomic manner, but rather are noted as identifiable subspecific forms, which include groups of birds that may be identifiable in the field, but may not align directly with a subspecies. The Northern Red-tailed Hawk is such a "form" - identifiable in the field, but not necessarily a subspecies. If you want to get into the weeds, here is the link:
> https://ebird.org/science/the-ebird-taxonomy
>
> We probably won't solve all the issues, but hopefully we will be able to add more details to the conversation.
>
> Allan
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Richard Littauer
> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:01 PM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
>
> Thanks, Ruth, and thank you also, Zac, for the thoughtful response.
>
> I'm afraid most of the recent logs for this bird have been mine. I don't know how many people get those alerts, and I apologize if it has come off as spam.
>
> I've been spending a lot of time looking into Red-tailed Hawk subspecies, recently, and I was excited to learn that there are other subspecies, for other birds, in the area which haven't been routinely logged. At the same time, I've also been disappointed that so few people seem to log subspecies. Having read the Red-tailed article above, I figured I would just start doing it, as it is encouraged if you can. This seemed to me to be a logical extension of becoming more familiar with eBird.
>
> I've since spent more time recently looking into the White Breasted Nuthatch, in particular looking at how the eastern subspecies looks and sounds different than the western ones, and, consequently, I've begun logging them when I see them. For me, this has meant identifying them directly, either by sight (the subspecies here has a paler back and cap) or by sound (it seems to me that the yank is lower and clearer than the western subspecies, for instance). I apologize for writing 'default subspecies' on occasion, which I am certainly guilty of doing - I *have* been identifying them, but it seems that it's the lack of representation in eBird that causes this bird to need to be commented on, at all, and writing the same message - "pale blue back, thin black cap, low yank" - seemed more onerous than saying that I was happy identifying them as *Sitta c.
> carolinensis. *It didn't appear to me that logging a subspecies should be any different from logging a normal species - that is, by the honor system, where we assume the logger knows how to identify birds in the first place*.* I'll work on my comments, in the future, if they are helpful. I also apologize for logging several a day; I've just been birding more than usual recently. Admittedly, there are times when I may have made assumptions based on a quick ID; I'll work on that, too.
>
> The user experience for eBird, especially on the app, is not clear on whether or not subspecies is encouraged; if anything, the app seems to discourage logging subspecies, as you have to look for rarities, add it, and then comment. But I figure that if more people learn about the subspecies and log them, then the more we'll know about the bird's distribution, and this issue (and logging subspecies can be an issue, especially as the eBird reviewers have to look over these) will be eliminated. It's a rather cyclical situation: no one logs rarities because it is harder to do so, and because no one sees them as an option, and so we don't have any logs for rarities, and so they stay rare. This doesn't seem to be the case for everything - I've seen nothing but Slate colored Juncos here, although both Slate and Nominate options are listed. But look for *Buteo jamaicensis borealis* sightings on eBird, compared to just Red-tailed Hawk, and you'll see what I mean. I figured it might j!
> ust take a few particularly zealous people to change this, so I started doing so (and again, I apologize if this has been annoying to anyone).
>
> In any event, I really do encourage others to learn more about subspecies, too. The process has given me a great amount of joy.
>
> Best,
> Richard
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 8:09 PM Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
> wrote:
>
>> Ruth,
>>
>> I'm glad you asked this question as I've heard it from a few others as
>> well. This may be a good time to start a discussion on subspecies
>> reporting.
>>
>> eBird is a powerful tool for collecting data and turning those data
>> into meaningful inferences about bird populations. The insights gained
>> from eBird are only as good as the data that go in. While people most
>> commonly report bird species to eBird, you can report individuals of
>> just about every taxonomic level. My guidance to birders is to make
>> reports based on your level of experience and the quality of the observation.
>>
>> I'll provide an example. If you observe a large soaring bird in the
>> distance but don't get many field marks on it, perhaps eBirding it as
>> "diurnal raptor sp." is the best bet. If you can tell based on shape,
>> flight, and personal experience that it was a buteo genus hawk, eBird
>> it as "buteo sp.". If you get a good look at a rusty tail and dark
>> patagial marks, you might confidently eBird it as a Red-tailed Hawk
>> (Buteo jamaicensis). Now, if you've studied your Red-tailed Hawk
>> subspecies and get a good look at an overwintering one with a dark,
>> nearly black appearing chin, heavy belly band with large and globular
>> streaks, you might be justified in eBirding it as a Northern
>> Red-tailed Hawk (abieticola) (Buteo jamaicensis abieticola). Here is
>> an article if you are interested in Red-tailed Hawk subspecies:
>>
>>
>> https://ebird.org/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-recognizing-subspecies-in-v
>> ermont
>>
>> Sometimes birds are better left at higher levels, such as genus or
>> family, when the quality of the observation is poor or when you just
>> don't have experience/confidence with a certain group of birds.
>>
>> eBird gives the option to report subspecies, and many regularly
>> occurring subspecies are listed when you start a new checklist. I
>> encourage people to follow the guidance above. If you have studied the
>> subspecies and feel confidence with your observation, feel free to
>> report it and document it appropriate. We should not assume, however,
>> that we are always seeing the most commonly occurring subspecies. I
>> often hear/see the phrase "default subspecies", which to me signals
>> that people are not truly identifying the bird to a certain subspecies, but are making an assumption.
>>
>> When a species or subspecies is flagged for review, as the
>> White-breasted Nuthatch subspecies are, they show up on the alerts. I
>> encourage folks who are interested in reporting subspecies to study
>> them well and document them thoroughly in eBird. There are quite a few
>> here in Vermont, including some that may someday be their own species
>> (i.e. Eastern/Western Palm Warbler, Eastern/Western Willet).
>>
>> I'd love to hear what other folks have to say about subspecies
>> reporting as well.
>>
>> Zac Cota
>> eBird Reviewer
>>
>> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 6:28 PM Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> What's the story on the WBNU showing up on the rare-bird alert?
>>>
>>> Ruth Stewart
>>> E. Dorset, VT
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
>> 175 Depot Street
>> Hyde Park, VT 05655
>> (802) 696-8613 cell
>> <zcotaweaver...>
>>
>
> --
> Richard | @richlitt <https://twitter.com/richlitt> | burntfen.com <http://www.burntfen.com>
 

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Date: 1/13/19 8:34 am
From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] First Robin of Spring
Here in downtown Montpelier; only the second log in the county in 2019.
Definitely a non-migrating bird, as it is 0°F outside, but still, a nice
bird to see, and possible a harbinger of things to come.

Always reminds me of this Calvin and Hobbes comic
<http://firstrobinofspring.tumblr.com/image/125103659017>.

Best,
R

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

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Date: 1/13/19 7:28 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question
It is a real public road.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

> On Jan 13, 2019, at 10:16 AM, Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Hi Kay-
>
>
> I don't believe that Lagoon road is private. I think it is a town road with the water treatment plant at the end of it. The area around the treatment plant has restricted access and the land along the side of the road has been leased in the past to various farmers for raising cattle. But the road itself is public and birded regularly by myself and many others.
>
>
> In fact, I think Lagoon road is a hotspot on VT eBird.
>
>
> Best-
>
>
> Bruce MacPherson
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kay Johnson <0000002d57029402-dmarc-request...>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2019 9:47 am
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question
>
> Bruce - Is Lagoon Road private? While I live nearby, I never thought of going down that road (just drive by and observe the cattle). Do you bird there often?
> In this cold, I've had some Common Redpolls at my feeder and along my road, along with the usual winter feeder birds. A flock of 8 turkeys also coming into the yard/back hill area every day. This morning, a rabbit was sitting under the feeder waiting for something to drop. Tough going with cold and snow cover combined.
> Thanks, Kay Johnson in Hinesburg
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Thu, Jan 10, 2019 6:06 pm
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpolls
>
> This afternoon I saw two separate flocks of Common Redpolls-one of about 100 birds feeding on seeds along Lagoon road in Hinesburg and the other a flock of about 30 redpolls feeding on catkins in a birch tree on Deerfield road in South Burlington.
>
>
> Bruce MacPherson
> South Burlington
 

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Date: 1/13/19 7:16 am
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question
Hi Kay-


I don't believe that Lagoon road is private. I think it is a town road with the water treatment plant at the end of it. The area around the treatment plant has restricted access and the land along the side of the road has been leased in the past to various farmers for raising cattle. But the road itself is public and birded regularly by myself and many others.


In fact, I think Lagoon road is a hotspot on VT eBird.


Best-


Bruce MacPherson






-----Original Message-----
From: Kay Johnson <0000002d57029402-dmarc-request...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2019 9:47 am
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question

Bruce - Is Lagoon Road private? While I live nearby, I never thought of going down that road (just drive by and observe the cattle). Do you bird there often?
In this cold, I've had some Common Redpolls at my feeder and along my road, along with the usual winter feeder birds. A flock of 8 turkeys also coming into the yard/back hill area every day. This morning, a rabbit was sitting under the feeder waiting for something to drop. Tough going with cold and snow cover combined.
Thanks, Kay Johnson in Hinesburg

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Thu, Jan 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpolls

This afternoon I saw two separate flocks of Common Redpolls-one of about 100 birds feeding on seeds along Lagoon road in Hinesburg and the other a flock of about 30 redpolls feeding on catkins in a birch tree on Deerfield road in South Burlington.


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington
 

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Date: 1/13/19 6:47 am
From: Kay Johnson <0000002d57029402-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Redpolls - question
Bruce - Is Lagoon Road private?  While I live nearby, I never thought of going down that road (just drive by and observe the cattle).  Do you bird there often?
In this cold, I've had some Common Redpolls at my feeder and along my road, along with the usual winter feeder birds.  A flock of 8 turkeys also coming into the yard/back hill area every day.  This morning, a rabbit was sitting under the feeder waiting for something to drop. Tough going with cold and snow cover combined.
 Thanks, Kay Johnson in Hinesburg

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Thu, Jan 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpolls

This afternoon I saw two separate flocks of Common Redpolls-one of about 100 birds feeding on seeds along Lagoon road in Hinesburg and the other a flock of about 30 redpolls feeding on catkins in a birch tree on Deerfield road in South Burlington.


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington
 

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Date: 1/13/19 6:34 am
From: Allan Strong <Allan.Strong...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
Hi All,

Thanks for the engaging conversations. I'll simply add here that the VT Bird Records Committee (https://vtecostudies.org/wildlife/wildlife-watching/vbrc/)
is in the process of looking into which subspecies will be requiring additional documentation.

One of the challenges is that eBird subspecies do not necessarily conform to subspecies in a taxonomic manner, but rather are noted as identifiable subspecific forms, which include groups of birds that may be identifiable in the field, but may not align directly with a subspecies. The Northern Red-tailed Hawk is such a "form" - identifiable in the field, but not necessarily a subspecies. If you want to get into the weeds, here is the link:
https://ebird.org/science/the-ebird-taxonomy

We probably won't solve all the issues, but hopefully we will be able to add more details to the conversation.

Allan


-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Richard Littauer
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:01 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch

Thanks, Ruth, and thank you also, Zac, for the thoughtful response.

I'm afraid most of the recent logs for this bird have been mine. I don't know how many people get those alerts, and I apologize if it has come off as spam.

I've been spending a lot of time looking into Red-tailed Hawk subspecies, recently, and I was excited to learn that there are other subspecies, for other birds, in the area which haven't been routinely logged. At the same time, I've also been disappointed that so few people seem to log subspecies. Having read the Red-tailed article above, I figured I would just start doing it, as it is encouraged if you can. This seemed to me to be a logical extension of becoming more familiar with eBird.

I've since spent more time recently looking into the White Breasted Nuthatch, in particular looking at how the eastern subspecies looks and sounds different than the western ones, and, consequently, I've begun logging them when I see them. For me, this has meant identifying them directly, either by sight (the subspecies here has a paler back and cap) or by sound (it seems to me that the yank is lower and clearer than the western subspecies, for instance). I apologize for writing 'default subspecies' on occasion, which I am certainly guilty of doing - I *have* been identifying them, but it seems that it's the lack of representation in eBird that causes this bird to need to be commented on, at all, and writing the same message - "pale blue back, thin black cap, low yank" - seemed more onerous than saying that I was happy identifying them as *Sitta c.
carolinensis. *It didn't appear to me that logging a subspecies should be any different from logging a normal species - that is, by the honor system, where we assume the logger knows how to identify birds in the first place*.* I'll work on my comments, in the future, if they are helpful. I also apologize for logging several a day; I've just been birding more than usual recently. Admittedly, there are times when I may have made assumptions based on a quick ID; I'll work on that, too.

The user experience for eBird, especially on the app, is not clear on whether or not subspecies is encouraged; if anything, the app seems to discourage logging subspecies, as you have to look for rarities, add it, and then comment. But I figure that if more people learn about the subspecies and log them, then the more we'll know about the bird's distribution, and this issue (and logging subspecies can be an issue, especially as the eBird reviewers have to look over these) will be eliminated. It's a rather cyclical situation: no one logs rarities because it is harder to do so, and because no one sees them as an option, and so we don't have any logs for rarities, and so they stay rare. This doesn't seem to be the case for everything - I've seen nothing but Slate colored Juncos here, although both Slate and Nominate options are listed. But look for *Buteo jamaicensis borealis* sightings on eBird, compared to just Red-tailed Hawk, and you'll see what I mean. I figured it might j!
ust take a few particularly zealous people to change this, so I started doing so (and again, I apologize if this has been annoying to anyone).

In any event, I really do encourage others to learn more about subspecies, too. The process has given me a great amount of joy.

Best,
Richard


On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 8:09 PM Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
wrote:

> Ruth,
>
> I'm glad you asked this question as I've heard it from a few others as
> well. This may be a good time to start a discussion on subspecies
> reporting.
>
> eBird is a powerful tool for collecting data and turning those data
> into meaningful inferences about bird populations. The insights gained
> from eBird are only as good as the data that go in. While people most
> commonly report bird species to eBird, you can report individuals of
> just about every taxonomic level. My guidance to birders is to make
> reports based on your level of experience and the quality of the observation.
>
> I'll provide an example. If you observe a large soaring bird in the
> distance but don't get many field marks on it, perhaps eBirding it as
> "diurnal raptor sp." is the best bet. If you can tell based on shape,
> flight, and personal experience that it was a buteo genus hawk, eBird
> it as "buteo sp.". If you get a good look at a rusty tail and dark
> patagial marks, you might confidently eBird it as a Red-tailed Hawk
> (Buteo jamaicensis). Now, if you've studied your Red-tailed Hawk
> subspecies and get a good look at an overwintering one with a dark,
> nearly black appearing chin, heavy belly band with large and globular
> streaks, you might be justified in eBirding it as a Northern
> Red-tailed Hawk (abieticola) (Buteo jamaicensis abieticola). Here is
> an article if you are interested in Red-tailed Hawk subspecies:
>
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-recognizing-subspecies-in-v
> ermont
>
> Sometimes birds are better left at higher levels, such as genus or
> family, when the quality of the observation is poor or when you just
> don't have experience/confidence with a certain group of birds.
>
> eBird gives the option to report subspecies, and many regularly
> occurring subspecies are listed when you start a new checklist. I
> encourage people to follow the guidance above. If you have studied the
> subspecies and feel confidence with your observation, feel free to
> report it and document it appropriate. We should not assume, however,
> that we are always seeing the most commonly occurring subspecies. I
> often hear/see the phrase "default subspecies", which to me signals
> that people are not truly identifying the bird to a certain subspecies, but are making an assumption.
>
> When a species or subspecies is flagged for review, as the
> White-breasted Nuthatch subspecies are, they show up on the alerts. I
> encourage folks who are interested in reporting subspecies to study
> them well and document them thoroughly in eBird. There are quite a few
> here in Vermont, including some that may someday be their own species
> (i.e. Eastern/Western Palm Warbler, Eastern/Western Willet).
>
> I'd love to hear what other folks have to say about subspecies
> reporting as well.
>
> Zac Cota
> eBird Reviewer
>
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 6:28 PM Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
> wrote:
>
> > What's the story on the WBNU showing up on the rare-bird alert?
> >
> > Ruth Stewart
> > E. Dorset, VT
> >
>
>
> --
> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
> 175 Depot Street
> Hyde Park, VT 05655
> (802) 696-8613 cell
> <zcotaweaver...>
>


--
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Date: 1/13/19 5:34 am
From: Ian Worley <iworley...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Saturday waterfowl, Fort Cassin to Champlain Bridge ... 6450 birds counted
During yesterday's Bald Eagle Survey, Ron Payne and I also tabulate
waterfowl and other species from the mouth of Otter Creek to the
Champlain Bridge.  It was all ice south of the vicinity of DAR State
Park.  Elsewhere there was a mix of old ice, overnight ice, and open
water. We viewed the lake from 12 locations.

For waterfowl, given the very cold air temperatures, thermal
interference was wicked.  Then add in glare from the sun, especially in
the afternoon.  Also, in places the birds were either well mixed and
scattered, and/or quite distant.  Not the best of counting conditions,
nor for determining species.  Rarely could we see the New York waters.

Nonetheless we came up with some numbers.  Larger counts were clicker
counts by ones or tens.  Scaup and Common Goldeneye were by far the
dominant species.  Scaup were farther out and the two species could not
be differentiated, nor the amount of intermingled goldeneyes.  Some
Common Goldeneyes were closer and could be counted.

Total overall ---  6450 waterfowl

Duck sp.   4000
Common Goldeneye    1750
Mallard    344
Canada Goose    253
Common Merganser    72
Black Duck    15
Snow Goose    7
White-winged Scoter    1

For Bald Eagles there were five.  Two at Hospital Creek, Two at Arnold
Bay, one at Field (Kellogg) Bay.

Ian
 

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Date: 1/13/19 3:52 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
Interesting and helpful, Zac. Thanks!
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center

> On Jan 12, 2019, at 8:09 PM, Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> wrote:
>
> Ruth,
>
> I'm glad you asked this question as I've heard it from a few others as
> well. This may be a good time to start a discussion on subspecies
> reporting.
>
> eBird is a powerful tool for collecting data and turning those data into
> meaningful inferences about bird populations. The insights gained from
> eBird are only as good as the data that go in. While people most commonly
> report bird species to eBird, you can report individuals of just about
> every taxonomic level. My guidance to birders is to make reports based on
> your level of experience and the quality of the observation.
>
> I'll provide an example. If you observe a large soaring bird in the
> distance but don't get many field marks on it, perhaps eBirding it as
> "diurnal raptor sp." is the best bet. If you can tell based on shape,
> flight, and personal experience that it was a buteo genus hawk, eBird it as
> "buteo sp.". If you get a good look at a rusty tail and dark patagial
> marks, you might confidently eBird it as a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo
> jamaicensis). Now, if you've studied your Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and
> get a good look at an overwintering one with a dark, nearly black appearing
> chin, heavy belly band with large and globular streaks, you might be
> justified in eBirding it as a Northern Red-tailed Hawk (abieticola) (Buteo
> jamaicensis abieticola). Here is an article if you are interested in
> Red-tailed Hawk subspecies:
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-recognizing-subspecies-in-vermont
>
> Sometimes birds are better left at higher levels, such as genus or family,
> when the quality of the observation is poor or when you just don't have
> experience/confidence with a certain group of birds.
>
> eBird gives the option to report subspecies, and many regularly occurring
> subspecies are listed when you start a new checklist. I encourage people to
> follow the guidance above. If you have studied the subspecies and feel
> confidence with your observation, feel free to report it and document it
> appropriate. We should not assume, however, that we are always seeing the
> most commonly occurring subspecies. I often hear/see the phrase "default
> subspecies", which to me signals that people are not truly identifying the
> bird to a certain subspecies, but are making an assumption.
>
> When a species or subspecies is flagged for review, as the White-breasted
> Nuthatch subspecies are, they show up on the alerts. I encourage folks who
> are interested in reporting subspecies to study them well and document them
> thoroughly in eBird. There are quite a few here in Vermont, including some
> that may someday be their own species (i.e. Eastern/Western Palm Warbler,
> Eastern/Western Willet).
>
> I'd love to hear what other folks have to say about subspecies reporting as
> well.
>
> Zac Cota
> eBird Reviewer
>
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 6:28 PM Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...> wrote:
>
>> What's the story on the WBNU showing up on the rare-bird alert?
>>
>> Ruth Stewart
>> E. Dorset, VT
>>
>
>
> --
> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
> 175 Depot Street
> Hyde Park, VT 05655
> (802) 696-8613 cell
> <zcotaweaver...>
 

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Date: 1/13/19 1:07 am
From: Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
As posted previously I have moved from Vermont to Ohio. In Vermont the Black-capped chickadee dominates at the feeder while in Ohio it is the Carolina Chickadee. The differences are easy to spot after seeing both; however I have spotted a Chickadee that may be a 'cross' or a subspecies. The experienced birders that I have been in contact with have said they are Carolina Chickadees.There is more variability in the black capped chickadee than there is in the Carolina.The ranges of the two birds overlap here in Central Ohio and there is an occasional report of black-capped chickadees. I find this interesting and in my observing notes I am adding comments about the variability of the birds, just to sort it out in my mind.

I think that it is appropriate that everyone should keep track of what they observe and if they are expert enough post the subspecies. I am not at that level of expertise yet. I should note that the White Breasted Nuthatch that I have observed in Ohio are slenderer than the ones that I have observed in Vermont. Something to think about.

Cheers,

Bob


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:00 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch

Thanks, Ruth, and thank you also, Zac, for the thoughtful response.

I'm afraid most of the recent logs for this bird have been mine. I don't
know how many people get those alerts, and I apologize if it has come off
as spam.

I've been spending a lot of time looking into Red-tailed Hawk subspecies,
recently, and I was excited to learn that there are other subspecies, for
other birds, in the area which haven't been routinely logged. At the same
time, I've also been disappointed that so few people seem to log
subspecies. Having read the Red-tailed article above, I figured I would
just start doing it, as it is encouraged if you can. This seemed to me to
be a logical extension of becoming more familiar with eBird.

I've since spent more time recently looking into the White Breasted
Nuthatch, in particular looking at how the eastern subspecies looks and
sounds different than the western ones, and, consequently, I've begun
logging them when I see them. For me, this has meant identifying them
directly, either by sight (the subspecies here has a paler back and cap) or
by sound (it seems to me that the yank is lower and clearer than the
western subspecies, for instance). I apologize for writing 'default
subspecies' on occasion, which I am certainly guilty of doing - I *have*
been identifying them, but it seems that it's the lack of representation in
eBird that causes this bird to need to be commented on, at all, and writing
the same message - "pale blue back, thin black cap, low yank" - seemed more
onerous than saying that I was happy identifying them as *Sitta c.
carolinensis. *It didn't appear to me that logging a subspecies should be
any different from logging a normal species - that is, by the honor system,
where we assume the logger knows how to identify birds in the first place*.*
I'll work on my comments, in the future, if they are helpful. I also
apologize for logging several a day; I've just been birding more than usual
recently. Admittedly, there are times when I may have made assumptions
based on a quick ID; I'll work on that, too.

The user experience for eBird, especially on the app, is not clear on
whether or not subspecies is encouraged; if anything, the app seems to
discourage logging subspecies, as you have to look for rarities, add it,
and then comment. But I figure that if more people learn about the
subspecies and log them, then the more we'll know about the bird's
distribution, and this issue (and logging subspecies can be an issue,
especially as the eBird reviewers have to look over these) will be
eliminated. It's a rather cyclical situation: no one logs rarities because
it is harder to do so, and because no one sees them as an option, and so we
don't have any logs for rarities, and so they stay rare. This doesn't seem
to be the case for everything - I've seen nothing but Slate colored Juncos
here, although both Slate and Nominate options are listed. But look for *Buteo
jamaicensis borealis* sightings on eBird, compared to just Red-tailed Hawk,
and you'll see what I mean. I figured it might just take a few particularly
zealous people to change this, so I started doing so (and again, I
apologize if this has been annoying to anyone).

In any event, I really do encourage others to learn more about subspecies,
too. The process has given me a great amount of joy.

Best,
Richard


On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 8:09 PM Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
wrote:

> Ruth,
>
> I'm glad you asked this question as I've heard it from a few others as
> well. This may be a good time to start a discussion on subspecies
> reporting.
>
> eBird is a powerful tool for collecting data and turning those data into
> meaningful inferences about bird populations. The insights gained from
> eBird are only as good as the data that go in. While people most commonly
> report bird species to eBird, you can report individuals of just about
> every taxonomic level. My guidance to birders is to make reports based on
> your level of experience and the quality of the observation.
>
> I'll provide an example. If you observe a large soaring bird in the
> distance but don't get many field marks on it, perhaps eBirding it as
> "diurnal raptor sp." is the best bet. If you can tell based on shape,
> flight, and personal experience that it was a buteo genus hawk, eBird it as
> "buteo sp.". If you get a good look at a rusty tail and dark patagial
> marks, you might confidently eBird it as a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo
> jamaicensis). Now, if you've studied your Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and
> get a good look at an overwintering one with a dark, nearly black appearing
> chin, heavy belly band with large and globular streaks, you might be
> justified in eBirding it as a Northern Red-tailed Hawk (abieticola) (Buteo
> jamaicensis abieticola). Here is an article if you are interested in
> Red-tailed Hawk subspecies:
>
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-recognizing-subspecies-in-vermont
>
> Sometimes birds are better left at higher levels, such as genus or family,
> when the quality of the observation is poor or when you just don't have
> experience/confidence with a certain group of birds.
>
> eBird gives the option to report subspecies, and many regularly occurring
> subspecies are listed when you start a new checklist. I encourage people to
> follow the guidance above. If you have studied the subspecies and feel
> confidence with your observation, feel free to report it and document it
> appropriate. We should not assume, however, that we are always seeing the
> most commonly occurring subspecies. I often hear/see the phrase "default
> subspecies", which to me signals that people are not truly identifying the
> bird to a certain subspecies, but are making an assumption.
>
> When a species or subspecies is flagged for review, as the White-breasted
> Nuthatch subspecies are, they show up on the alerts. I encourage folks who
> are interested in reporting subspecies to study them well and document them
> thoroughly in eBird. There are quite a few here in Vermont, including some
> that may someday be their own species (i.e. Eastern/Western Palm Warbler,
> Eastern/Western Willet).
>
> I'd love to hear what other folks have to say about subspecies reporting as
> well.
>
> Zac Cota
> eBird Reviewer
>
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 6:28 PM Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
> wrote:
>
> > What's the story on the WBNU showing up on the rare-bird alert?
> >
> > Ruth Stewart
> > E. Dorset, VT
> >
>
>
> --
> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
> 175 Depot Street
> Hyde Park, VT 05655
> (802) 696-8613 cell
> <zcotaweaver...>
>


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

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Date: 1/12/19 8:01 pm
From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
Thanks, Ruth, and thank you also, Zac, for the thoughtful response.

I'm afraid most of the recent logs for this bird have been mine. I don't
know how many people get those alerts, and I apologize if it has come off
as spam.

I've been spending a lot of time looking into Red-tailed Hawk subspecies,
recently, and I was excited to learn that there are other subspecies, for
other birds, in the area which haven't been routinely logged. At the same
time, I've also been disappointed that so few people seem to log
subspecies. Having read the Red-tailed article above, I figured I would
just start doing it, as it is encouraged if you can. This seemed to me to
be a logical extension of becoming more familiar with eBird.

I've since spent more time recently looking into the White Breasted
Nuthatch, in particular looking at how the eastern subspecies looks and
sounds different than the western ones, and, consequently, I've begun
logging them when I see them. For me, this has meant identifying them
directly, either by sight (the subspecies here has a paler back and cap) or
by sound (it seems to me that the yank is lower and clearer than the
western subspecies, for instance). I apologize for writing 'default
subspecies' on occasion, which I am certainly guilty of doing - I *have*
been identifying them, but it seems that it's the lack of representation in
eBird that causes this bird to need to be commented on, at all, and writing
the same message - "pale blue back, thin black cap, low yank" - seemed more
onerous than saying that I was happy identifying them as *Sitta c.
carolinensis. *It didn't appear to me that logging a subspecies should be
any different from logging a normal species - that is, by the honor system,
where we assume the logger knows how to identify birds in the first place*.*
I'll work on my comments, in the future, if they are helpful. I also
apologize for logging several a day; I've just been birding more than usual
recently. Admittedly, there are times when I may have made assumptions
based on a quick ID; I'll work on that, too.

The user experience for eBird, especially on the app, is not clear on
whether or not subspecies is encouraged; if anything, the app seems to
discourage logging subspecies, as you have to look for rarities, add it,
and then comment. But I figure that if more people learn about the
subspecies and log them, then the more we'll know about the bird's
distribution, and this issue (and logging subspecies can be an issue,
especially as the eBird reviewers have to look over these) will be
eliminated. It's a rather cyclical situation: no one logs rarities because
it is harder to do so, and because no one sees them as an option, and so we
don't have any logs for rarities, and so they stay rare. This doesn't seem
to be the case for everything - I've seen nothing but Slate colored Juncos
here, although both Slate and Nominate options are listed. But look for *Buteo
jamaicensis borealis* sightings on eBird, compared to just Red-tailed Hawk,
and you'll see what I mean. I figured it might just take a few particularly
zealous people to change this, so I started doing so (and again, I
apologize if this has been annoying to anyone).

In any event, I really do encourage others to learn more about subspecies,
too. The process has given me a great amount of joy.

Best,
Richard


On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 8:09 PM Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
wrote:

> Ruth,
>
> I'm glad you asked this question as I've heard it from a few others as
> well. This may be a good time to start a discussion on subspecies
> reporting.
>
> eBird is a powerful tool for collecting data and turning those data into
> meaningful inferences about bird populations. The insights gained from
> eBird are only as good as the data that go in. While people most commonly
> report bird species to eBird, you can report individuals of just about
> every taxonomic level. My guidance to birders is to make reports based on
> your level of experience and the quality of the observation.
>
> I'll provide an example. If you observe a large soaring bird in the
> distance but don't get many field marks on it, perhaps eBirding it as
> "diurnal raptor sp." is the best bet. If you can tell based on shape,
> flight, and personal experience that it was a buteo genus hawk, eBird it as
> "buteo sp.". If you get a good look at a rusty tail and dark patagial
> marks, you might confidently eBird it as a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo
> jamaicensis). Now, if you've studied your Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and
> get a good look at an overwintering one with a dark, nearly black appearing
> chin, heavy belly band with large and globular streaks, you might be
> justified in eBirding it as a Northern Red-tailed Hawk (abieticola) (Buteo
> jamaicensis abieticola). Here is an article if you are interested in
> Red-tailed Hawk subspecies:
>
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-recognizing-subspecies-in-vermont
>
> Sometimes birds are better left at higher levels, such as genus or family,
> when the quality of the observation is poor or when you just don't have
> experience/confidence with a certain group of birds.
>
> eBird gives the option to report subspecies, and many regularly occurring
> subspecies are listed when you start a new checklist. I encourage people to
> follow the guidance above. If you have studied the subspecies and feel
> confidence with your observation, feel free to report it and document it
> appropriate. We should not assume, however, that we are always seeing the
> most commonly occurring subspecies. I often hear/see the phrase "default
> subspecies", which to me signals that people are not truly identifying the
> bird to a certain subspecies, but are making an assumption.
>
> When a species or subspecies is flagged for review, as the White-breasted
> Nuthatch subspecies are, they show up on the alerts. I encourage folks who
> are interested in reporting subspecies to study them well and document them
> thoroughly in eBird. There are quite a few here in Vermont, including some
> that may someday be their own species (i.e. Eastern/Western Palm Warbler,
> Eastern/Western Willet).
>
> I'd love to hear what other folks have to say about subspecies reporting as
> well.
>
> Zac Cota
> eBird Reviewer
>
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 6:28 PM Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
> wrote:
>
> > What's the story on the WBNU showing up on the rare-bird alert?
> >
> > Ruth Stewart
> > E. Dorset, VT
> >
>
>
> --
> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
> 175 Depot Street
> Hyde Park, VT 05655
> (802) 696-8613 cell
> <zcotaweaver...>
>


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

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Date: 1/12/19 5:39 pm
From: Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sharpie
I had just the best hour or so ( this morning) photographing and observing a Sharpie here in my immediate yard. I was sitting here at the kitchen table checking email and noticed out of the corner of my eye, a big dark blob in a bush just beneath the window. As soon as it caught my eye it flew. Flew to a reflector post in front of the garage. I took many pics. Next thing I knew it had dropped to the ground and was standing on the concrete apron in front of the garage doors. More photos. I walked out of the porch door and was perhaps twenty feet from the bird…no sense of concern from the bird. My husband needed to make a dump run necessitating opening the garage door so I went back outside and flapped a towel. The bird casually relocated to a Sargent Crab a few feet away. Next thing I knew the bloody bird was sitting on the front porch railing right outside the kitchen window. It was there for nearly an hour??? Chickadees, Tufties were flitting about all the while. I reckon had a Mourning Dove showed it’s face the talons would have come out.

Mundi
North Pownal


Mundi Smithers


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

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Date: 1/12/19 5:09 pm
From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruth,

I'm glad you asked this question as I've heard it from a few others as
well. This may be a good time to start a discussion on subspecies
reporting.

eBird is a powerful tool for collecting data and turning those data into
meaningful inferences about bird populations. The insights gained from
eBird are only as good as the data that go in. While people most commonly
report bird species to eBird, you can report individuals of just about
every taxonomic level. My guidance to birders is to make reports based on
your level of experience and the quality of the observation.

I'll provide an example. If you observe a large soaring bird in the
distance but don't get many field marks on it, perhaps eBirding it as
"diurnal raptor sp." is the best bet. If you can tell based on shape,
flight, and personal experience that it was a buteo genus hawk, eBird it as
"buteo sp.". If you get a good look at a rusty tail and dark patagial
marks, you might confidently eBird it as a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo
jamaicensis). Now, if you've studied your Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and
get a good look at an overwintering one with a dark, nearly black appearing
chin, heavy belly band with large and globular streaks, you might be
justified in eBirding it as a Northern Red-tailed Hawk (abieticola) (Buteo
jamaicensis abieticola). Here is an article if you are interested in
Red-tailed Hawk subspecies:

https://ebird.org/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-recognizing-subspecies-in-vermont

Sometimes birds are better left at higher levels, such as genus or family,
when the quality of the observation is poor or when you just don't have
experience/confidence with a certain group of birds.

eBird gives the option to report subspecies, and many regularly occurring
subspecies are listed when you start a new checklist. I encourage people to
follow the guidance above. If you have studied the subspecies and feel
confidence with your observation, feel free to report it and document it
appropriate. We should not assume, however, that we are always seeing the
most commonly occurring subspecies. I often hear/see the phrase "default
subspecies", which to me signals that people are not truly identifying the
bird to a certain subspecies, but are making an assumption.

When a species or subspecies is flagged for review, as the White-breasted
Nuthatch subspecies are, they show up on the alerts. I encourage folks who
are interested in reporting subspecies to study them well and document them
thoroughly in eBird. There are quite a few here in Vermont, including some
that may someday be their own species (i.e. Eastern/Western Palm Warbler,
Eastern/Western Willet).

I'd love to hear what other folks have to say about subspecies reporting as
well.

Zac Cota
eBird Reviewer

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 6:28 PM Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...> wrote:

> What's the story on the WBNU showing up on the rare-bird alert?
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT
>


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Date: 1/12/19 5:04 pm
From: Sean Beckett <sean...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Shrike at NBNC, Montpelier.
A northern shrike was seen bothering chickadees at the North Branch Nature
Center feeders this afternoon. A shrike was also observed a few days ago in
the field nearby. Fingers crossed that this bird continues to be a regular
visitor... the chickadees may feel differently.

Sean Beckett
 

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Date: 1/12/19 3:28 pm
From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] White-breasted Nuthatch
What's the story on the WBNU showing up on the rare-bird alert?

Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT
 

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Date: 1/12/19 1:28 pm
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bald Eagles
Six Bald Eagles on the ice east of Grand Isle this afternoon. Viewing from the north end of Lakeshore Blvd. 2 adult ( one with some dark in it’s tail still) and 4 Juveniles, showing a lot of white under their wings. I understand that one of the adults spent a while perched in an Oak in our front yard while I was out and about yesterday late afternoon. Timing! but my wife had a wonderful show.

Barclay
Grand Isle
 

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Date: 1/12/19 9:14 am
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpolls, Snow Buntings in Ferrisburgh
Fun morning birding today on the Little Chicago, Sand, Hawkins Roads loop,
highlighted by a flock of at least 100 redpolls associating with an even
larger flock, perhaps 300, of snow buntings on Sand Road just before Grosse
Point Rd. They were swirling around the field west of the road, although
the redpolls landed right on the road at one point. Also along the loop
were at least 50 tree sparrows, one Savannah sparrow, three red-tailed
hawks, one peregrine falcon, one red-bellied woodpecker, and four bald
eagles at Ft. Cassin.

Steve Antell
 

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Date: 1/12/19 8:27 am
From: Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bald Eagles, Kestrel


At the Caledonia Airport/Compost site in Lyndonville (Pudding Hill Road) ,
Matt Aeberhard and I had 11 Bald Eagles all perched in trees overlooking the
site along with Ravens, Crows and a couple Pine Grosbeaks.

However the surprise bird was finding an American Kestrel on Lower Waterford
Road while completing our Bald Eagle survey of the upper Connecticut river.
Can't ever remember seeing a Kestrel in winter in the NEK before.





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



Tom Berriman

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Date: 1/12/19 4:17 am
From: pam voss <pkroutvoss2...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Slow Birding @ Seyon Lodge
Bridget, I love all these ideas offered for those interested in birding!
Not able to participate in this May activity due to a already planned
surgery for my son. Love the idea and would like to participate some other
year!

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 7:05 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:

> Good morning! How about a little something to take your mind off the cold?
>
> Like maybe a Slow Birding weekend in May at the beautiful Seyon Lodge in
> Groton Vermont! New this year I'll be leading an immersive birding weekend
> to introduce folks to new practices that will deepen your connection to
> birds, the land, & yourself.
>
> Friday, May 17th - Sunday, May 19th
> Cost includes room, meals & instruction.
>
> All the single rooms have been booked, but there are still double occupancy
> rooms & rooms for couples still available.
>
> Take a look: www.birddiva.com/slow-birding
>
> Cheers!
> Bridget
>
 

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Date: 1/12/19 4:05 am
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Slow Birding @ Seyon Lodge
Good morning! How about a little something to take your mind off the cold?

Like maybe a Slow Birding weekend in May at the beautiful Seyon Lodge in
Groton Vermont! New this year I'll be leading an immersive birding weekend
to introduce folks to new practices that will deepen your connection to
birds, the land, & yourself.

Friday, May 17th - Sunday, May 19th
Cost includes room, meals & instruction.

All the single rooms have been booked, but there are still double occupancy
rooms & rooms for couples still available.

Take a look: www.birddiva.com/slow-birding

Cheers!
Bridget
 

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Date: 1/11/19 9:34 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pine Grosbeaks continue in Essex
At least twenty in front of the Essex P.O. (at the outlet mall) -
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 1/10/19 3:06 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpolls
This afternoon I saw two separate flocks of Common Redpolls-one of about 100 birds feeding on seeds along Lagoon road in Hinesburg and the other a flock of about 30 redpolls feeding on catkins in a birch tree on Deerfield road in South Burlington.


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington
 

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Date: 1/10/19 2:36 pm
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Kingfisher
The kingfisher I mentioned the other day is still present in the same area
of the brook across the road. It must have found a "hot" spot.

Three male evening grosbeaks visited yesterday. Very cautious about coming
down from higher branches of maple tree to gobble up some sunflower seeds
on the ground. They came back again later but not seen today. Heard several
pine grosbeaks flying over but could not find them.

In the woods today, I flushed a partridge from its hole in the powdery
snow. I could see where it had landed and then walked to a spot perhaps ten
feet away under the lower branches of a smallish white pine and settled
into the snow.

All the regulars visited the feeders and the ravens were enjoying the clear
crisp air overhead. Still no redpolls! Grrr.

Charlie La Rosa
So. Washington

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." — Arthur Ashe
 

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Date: 1/10/19 6:32 am
From: Sean Beckett <sean...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Weekend course on VT's Rare Birds by Allan Strong (June 15-16)
Greetings Birders,

North Branch Nature Center is excited to announce *Biodiversity University:
Field Courses for Naturalists, *launching this June with field-based
seminars in topics ranging from illustration to geology to bogs.

Of particular interest to the VTBIRD community, *Allan Strong* will be
instructing a two-day field ornithology session on June 15-16 called *Vermont's
Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Birds*.

It is already filling up quickly, so please check out
BiodiversityUniversity.org if you would like to sign up! Food is included,
academic credit is an option, and lodging is available.

Thanks, and please let me know off-list if you have any questions!

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





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Date: 1/9/19 12:35 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mark LaBarr's GMAS Program-cancelled
Due to the inclement weather and a winter storm warning for northwestern Vermont Mark LaBarr's program, scheduled for this evening at the Richmond Free Library, has been cancelled. This program will be rescheduled at a later date.


Be careful out there if you must go out-


Bruce MacPherson
GMAS
 

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Date: 1/9/19 11:38 am
From: Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermont eBird County Quest Results and Year in Review
From a tiny Northern Saw-whet Owl in Ripton on January 1st to a Snowy Owl
on the Burlington Waterfront on New Year’s Eve, Vermont birders scoured
fields and fens, mountains and meadows, lakes and lawns to discover as many
bird species as possible during the 8th annual Vermont eBird County Quest.

The annual year-long contest pits county versus county, birder against
birder — all engaged in a friendly rivalry for top birding honors. The main
idea behind the year-long Quest is simply to get people out birding,
promote camaraderie, and better document bird life across the state, using
Vermont eBird.

Which county grabbed the 2018 Cup? Which birders won each county? Who
joined the County 150 Club? Visit Vermont eBird and read the whole story to
find out!

https://ebird.org/vt/news/the-2018-vermont-ebird-county-quest-awards/

And while you are at it, add a checklist of birds from your backyard too!
Happy eBirding 2019! Vermont birders are a special group! We lead the
nation! Its true....read the article.


Kent
____________________________

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Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x201
@KPMcFarland <https://twitter.com/KPMcFarland>
Visit the Vermont Atlas of Life <http://val.vtecostudies.org>
 

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Date: 1/7/19 7:48 pm
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Kingfisher and "freeze game"
Saw the last of last year's kingfishers or the first of this year's
kingfishers flying downstream along a small brook in the forest here today.
It's a fast-flowing and tumbling stream, so there's usually some open water
in the runs and pools. Thought I heard one the other day along the same
brook. Maybe I did!

All of the birds at the feeders and in the small pines close to the house
went into freeze mode this afternoon. I watched for a number of minutes as
they remained still as fence posts. The RB Nuthatch remained upside down on
a suet feeder. The chickadees didn't even blink. One was still holding a
seed in its bill.

Do they all perceive danger at the same time or are they responding to some
other stimulus? Do they take their cue from birds around them? I looked
about for a hawk, shrike, or cat, but I saw nothing amiss. After quite a
while, a chickadee flew in from somewhere or just moved within one of the
pines. Things slowly went back to normal. A couple of chickadees, including
the one with the seed in its bill, were the slowest to "thaw out".

I've seen this behavior many times, but it's always interesting to watch.

Charlie La Rosa
So. Washington

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." — Arthur Ashe
 

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Date: 1/7/19 1:55 pm
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Cormorant
I saw a single cormorant this morning at Ft Cassin on the far side of the
north facing bay. Given the distance and light interference, not to
mention my slight shaking hands due to cold, I couldn't be certain but I
thought there could have been white on the throat. This is the same bay
where a great cormorant was seen several years ago, and I am wondering if
that's what it was. If anyone else is going there and wants to weigh in, I
would be interested to hear what you think. Originally it was swimming
along the far shore and was last seen perched on a rock just off the
western point, to the left of the concrete pier.

Steve Antell
 

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Date: 1/7/19 10:55 am
From: Jack Travelstead <jgtravel54...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle continues
Golden eagle still around at 11am today. Found him perched about 100 meters east of Putnam Road and 0.2 miles south of Sibley Road. An hour earlier a raven occupied the same perch.

Jack Travelstead

> On Jan 3, 2019, at 3:34 PM, Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I forgot to mention that I saw a lot of gray squirrels and wondered about them being a food source. Glad for the report from Zac that yes they are.
>
> Since GOEA prey on snow geese, I imagine wild turkeys would also fit the bill. However, if squirrels are plentiful, they would be a lot easier to “subdue” than a turkey.
>
> We are so lucky to have this individual here to study. I did look carefully at it’s back to make sure there was no telemetry equipment attached by Katzner’s Lab. Also the legs had no bands.
>
> Liz Lackey
>
>
>
>> On Jan 3, 2019, at 2:06 PM, Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I also spent some time watching the Golden Eagle on Sibley Road this
>> morning. It was perched in the southeast corner of the wishing well field,
>> preening while a group of turkeys walked directly below it. They did not
>> seem to notice or care about the eagle. As I watched, the eagle flew down
>> into the field, snagged a gray squirrel, and flew up onto a perch in a
>> different tree. There have been many squirrels in the corn stubble when
>> I've visited over the past several weeks. Perhaps with the glut of
>> squirrels this winter it is not worth the risk and effort for the eagle to
>> tackle larger prey, such as the turkeys. Maybe the turkeys have become
>> habituated to the eagle.
>>
>> There has been an increase in Golden Eagles overwintering in the Northeast
>> in recent decades. I wonder if the increases in both the white-tailed deer
>> and wild turkey populations in recent decades have helped them. If you are
>> curious about Golden Eagles in the northeast, check out the work of the
>> Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group and the Katzner Lab. The camera trap
>> images are particularly impressive.
>>
>> http://egewg.org/Home_Page.html
>>
>> http://www.appalachianeagles.org/
>>
>> Zac Cota
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/6/19 2:17 pm
From: Ellie George <elgeorge46...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Scaup at Chimney Point and questions about their behavior
Today at 11:15 there were scads of scaup in a raft just N of Chimney Point.
I will estimate 600 ducks or more. The N wind was blowing hard, ice pellets
were driving horizontally, and the waves were about 2 feet. The ducks kept
taking flight and relanding, then taking flight again and landing again only
a few hundred meters from where they took off. There was no visible human
disturbance to cause this behavior.



Why would the ducks keep repositioning, since it seemed like the wind and
waves were equally severe in all the locations they landed? They could
have flown under the bridge and rested in the much calmer water S of the
bridge. I did not notice feeding behavior.



Also, why do many of the diving ducks like scaup and goldeneyes raft up so
close to each other? Does this allow them to share some body heat? Does
the presence of so many ducks so close together dampen the waves, like lily
pads on a pond will do? Or does this make it harder for a predator like an
eagle to single out one individual to pick off?



Why do they often form a long line, in today's case, stretching from E to W,
maybe 3-5 ducks deep? This would seem to maximize the force each duck
received from the wind and waves, since the wind was from the N mostly. A
circle or oval would seem better, and they did that, too, but often were
stretched way out in one or two lines.



Thanks for your thoughts and answers about diving duck behavior.



Ellie George,

Paradox, NY
 

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Date: 1/6/19 1:17 pm
From: LINDA M Verchereau <daylilies56...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Goldfinches
Today at my feeders:


Goldfinches (2)

Evening grosbeaks (2 pair)

Juncos

Chipping sparrows

Cardinals

Blue jays (lots)

Nuthatches (white and red)

Hairy


Linda Verchereau, Plainfield
 

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Date: 1/6/19 11:34 am
From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Seeking a Panama bird book
Julie,

Both Birds of Vermont Museum and North Branch Nature Center have natural
history lending libraries. I'm pretty sure we have a Panama book at NBNC.
I'll take a look tomorrow and get back to you.

Zac

On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 6:33 PM Julie Filiberti <vtfiliberti...>
wrote:

> I am hoping to be able to schedule a first trip to Panama this April and
> I’d like to be able to study up ahead of the trip. Does anyone in the area
> happen to have “The Birds of Panama“ by George Angehr and Robert Dean? I’m
> looking to borrow (for a few months) or buy cheaply.
> Thanks!
> Julie (in Fairfax)
>


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Hyde Park, VT 05655
(802) 696-8613 cell
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Date: 1/6/19 7:09 am
From: Julie Filiberti <vtfiliberti...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird Tales III
Save the date of Thursday, February 7th!
The Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge and the St. Albans Museum are cosponsoring another evening of Bird Tales.
This indoor birding event will be from 6:30-8:30 in the Bliss Room of the St. Albans Museum and will feature some large LIVE BIRDS brought to you from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Join the local birding community for avian entertainment, knowledge, vendors, and refreshments at this FREE event!
More information on Bird Tales III can be found on our website, http://friendsofmissisquoi.org/event/bt3/ <http://friendsofmissisquoi.org/event/bt3/> .
RSVPs are not required, but appreciated at <birdtales...> <mailto:<birdtales...>.
We hope to see you there!
 

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Date: 1/6/19 5:08 am
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] 2 bald eagles at Causeway
1 adult, 1 juvenileSout Hero side at the Apple Island marina

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 1/5/19 5:35 pm
From: Chip Darmstadt <chip...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Seeking a Panama bird book
Hi Julie,
Have you found one yet? I think I have one kicking around somewhere that
you could borrow.
Cheers, Chip

Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org



On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 6:33 PM Julie Filiberti <vtfiliberti...>
wrote:

> I am hoping to be able to schedule a first trip to Panama this April and
> I’d like to be able to study up ahead of the trip. Does anyone in the area
> happen to have “The Birds of Panama“ by George Angehr and Robert Dean? I’m
> looking to borrow (for a few months) or buy cheaply.
> Thanks!
> Julie (in Fairfax)
>
 

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Date: 1/5/19 11:18 am
From: Gary Chapin <gchapin1...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Tufted Duck Chimney Point
The TUFTED DUCK continues this afternoon. Also found among this raft of ducks was a single drake BARROW’S GOLDENEYE.

Gary Chapin
Ticonderoga, NY

> On Jan 5, 2019, at 9:19 AM, Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...> wrote:
>
> The previously reported drake Tufted Duck is back in the raft at Chimney Point/Champlain Bridge.
>
> Stacy Robinson
> Port Henry, NY
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 31, 2018, at 9:59 AM, Gary Chapin <gchapin1...> wrote:
>>
>> The TUFTED DUCK is currently swimming among a small group of diving ducks to the north of the bridge.
>>
>> Gary Chapin
>> Ticonderoga, NY
 

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Date: 1/5/19 6:19 am
From: Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Tufted Duck Chimney Point
The previously reported drake Tufted Duck is back in the raft at Chimney Point/Champlain Bridge.

Stacy Robinson
Port Henry, NY

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 31, 2018, at 9:59 AM, Gary Chapin <gchapin1...> wrote:
>
> The TUFTED DUCK is currently swimming among a small group of diving ducks to the north of the bridge.
>
> Gary Chapin
> Ticonderoga, NY
 

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Date: 1/4/19 12:52 pm
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Barrow's Goldeneye
4 female Barrow's Goldeneye in Chazy just of Rouse's Point 4:45 pm

Barbara Brosnan


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/4/19 12:12 pm
From: Kathy Leonard <kathyd.leonard...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] 2 mature bald eagles, Randolph Center
Our neighbor alerted us to the presence of two adult bald eagles sunning themselves in a large bare tree across the road from their house on the east side of Davis Road in Randolph Center.

I got to admire one of them before it left to join the other which had flown over the trees and into the valley.
 

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Date: 1/4/19 8:31 am
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] snow buntings
FOY for me...about 50 just over the border from Rouses Point.
Sarah

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Date: 1/3/19 4:05 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Saving Hawaii's Native Birds-a GMAS Program
Saving Hawaii's Native Birds


Speaker: Mark LaBarr
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Richmond Free Library, Bridge St., Richmond. VT


Join the members of the GMAS to hear Mark LaBarr, Audubon Vermont’s Conservation Program Manager as he recounts his travels to Hawai’i volunteering for the Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project. Hear how some of the last endemic birds in Hawaii are struggling to survive in the high elevations of Kaua’i’s Alakai Swamp. Mark will talk about the project's efforts to protect and preserve the birds and their habitat and provide some stories of a Vermonter entranced by Hawai’i.


This program is free and open to the public, although donations are always appreciated. The Richmond Free Library is located on Bridge St. in Richmond. Free parking is available on site. For more information visit the GMAS website at:


https://greenmountainaudubon.org


Hope to see you there.


Bruce MacPherson
GMAS




 

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Date: 1/3/19 3:33 pm
From: Julie Filiberti <vtfiliberti...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Seeking a Panama bird book
I am hoping to be able to schedule a first trip to Panama this April and I’d like to be able to study up ahead of the trip. Does anyone in the area happen to have “The Birds of Panama“ by George Angehr and Robert Dean? I’m looking to borrow (for a few months) or buy cheaply.
Thanks!
Julie (in Fairfax)
 

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Date: 1/3/19 1:46 pm
From: Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] BAird owl on wire
Barred. Sorry for typo. I know they’re not rare but they’re always great to see!

Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
Vermont Speech Language Pathology
University of Vermont
The Stern Center for Language & Learning

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> On Jan 3, 2019, at 4:37 PM, Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...> wrote:
>
> Near whites house corner of cheese factory and Barstow south Burlington
>
> Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
> Vermont Speech Language Pathology
> University of Vermont
> The Stern Center for Language & Learning
>
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Date: 1/3/19 1:37 pm
From: Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] BAird owl on wire
Near whites house corner of cheese factory and Barstow south Burlington

Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
Vermont Speech Language Pathology
University of Vermont
The Stern Center for Language & Learning

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Date: 1/3/19 12:35 pm
From: Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle continues
Hi all,

I forgot to mention that I saw a lot of gray squirrels and wondered about them being a food source. Glad for the report from Zac that yes they are.

Since GOEA prey on snow geese, I imagine wild turkeys would also fit the bill. However, if squirrels are plentiful, they would be a lot easier to “subdue” than a turkey.

We are so lucky to have this individual here to study. I did look carefully at it’s back to make sure there was no telemetry equipment attached by Katzner’s Lab. Also the legs had no bands.

Liz Lackey



> On Jan 3, 2019, at 2:06 PM, Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I also spent some time watching the Golden Eagle on Sibley Road this
> morning. It was perched in the southeast corner of the wishing well field,
> preening while a group of turkeys walked directly below it. They did not
> seem to notice or care about the eagle. As I watched, the eagle flew down
> into the field, snagged a gray squirrel, and flew up onto a perch in a
> different tree. There have been many squirrels in the corn stubble when
> I've visited over the past several weeks. Perhaps with the glut of
> squirrels this winter it is not worth the risk and effort for the eagle to
> tackle larger prey, such as the turkeys. Maybe the turkeys have become
> habituated to the eagle.
>
> There has been an increase in Golden Eagles overwintering in the Northeast
> in recent decades. I wonder if the increases in both the white-tailed deer
> and wild turkey populations in recent decades have helped them. If you are
> curious about Golden Eagles in the northeast, check out the work of the
> Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group and the Katzner Lab. The camera trap
> images are particularly impressive.
>
> http://egewg.org/Home_Page.html
>
> http://www.appalachianeagles.org/
>
> Zac Cota
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/3/19 11:06 am
From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle continues
Hello all,

I also spent some time watching the Golden Eagle on Sibley Road this
morning. It was perched in the southeast corner of the wishing well field,
preening while a group of turkeys walked directly below it. They did not
seem to notice or care about the eagle. As I watched, the eagle flew down
into the field, snagged a gray squirrel, and flew up onto a perch in a
different tree. There have been many squirrels in the corn stubble when
I've visited over the past several weeks. Perhaps with the glut of
squirrels this winter it is not worth the risk and effort for the eagle to
tackle larger prey, such as the turkeys. Maybe the turkeys have become
habituated to the eagle.

There has been an increase in Golden Eagles overwintering in the Northeast
in recent decades. I wonder if the increases in both the white-tailed deer
and wild turkey populations in recent decades have helped them. If you are
curious about Golden Eagles in the northeast, check out the work of the
Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group and the Katzner Lab. The camera trap
images are particularly impressive.

http://egewg.org/Home_Page.html

http://www.appalachianeagles.org/

Zac Cota

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/3/19 9:58 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
If the golden eagle is eating turkey, which is very possible (when they nested in the nearby Adirondacks, in the sixties and early seventies, they ate bitterns and great blues), there ought to be plenty of evidence. Feathers everywhere and feet.

Ted

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 3, 2019, at 12:46 PM, Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:
>
> Eagle is still around, was perched over a flock of turkeys 20 minutes ago.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jan 3, 2019, at 10:21, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> My understanding is that Golden Eagles feast upon animal carcasses. One method I’ve heard about being used to attract them in remote wintering areas is to place a road killed deer carcass in an open field. There are documented incidents of visits by Golden Eagles and other unusual species (Crested Caracara) with the use of trail cams to capture still images of any visitors to the carcass.
>>
>> This was also one of the causes for alarm several decades ago, when a certain poison was used to target coyotes out West. The poison ended up killing many Golden Eagles (and other animals) which fed upon the still-contaminated coyote carcasses. I don’t recall the name of the poison, but I believe it was banned after this situation became publicly evident.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Chris T-H
>>
>> (Ithaca, NY)
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jan 3, 2019, at 8:58 AM, david merker <buteojamaica...><mailto:<buteojamaica...>> wrote:
>>
>> What do all suppose this bird is making a living on? Turkey poults maybe? adult turkey? gray squirrels? surprisingly been around for a while...
>>
>>
>>
>> David Merker
>> Etna, New Hampshire
>> Cape May Raptor Banding Project Inc.
>>
>> www.capemayraptors.org<http://www.capemayraptors.org><http://www.capemayraptors.org>
>> <https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>
>>
>> #deletefacebook<https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>> on behalf of VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...><mailto:<LISTSERV...>>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 AM
>> To: <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>
>> Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)
>>
>> There are 8 messages totaling 183 lines in this issue.
>>
>> Topics of the day:
>>
>> 1. Immature Bald Eagles
>> 2. Mergansers
>> 3. First Vermont Circle?
>> 4. More Mergansers
>> 5. Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
>> 6. Titmouse
>> 7. Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
>> 8. GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the
>> person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington
>> HS in my educational days.
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 10:49:19 -0500
>> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
>> Subject: Immature Bald Eagles
>>
>> My wife just called from the Sandbar to say there are 6 immature Bald Eagles out on the edge of the ice off the shore of Sandbar State Park.
>>
>>
>> Barclay Morris
>> Grand Isle
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:22:04 -0500
>> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
>> Subject: Mergansers
>>
>> Busy day on the Inland Sea. Looking towards Savage Island and counting by tens and then by hundreds- three groups of Common Mergansers out front two groups of about 800 each and one of about 3-400. Moving past my scope faster than I can cunt by tens, and of course a bunch decide to dive just as they come into view.
>>
>> Barclay
>> Grand Isle
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 17:26:44 +0000
>> From: Bob Stymeist <rstymeist...><mailto:<rstymeist...>>
>> Subject: Re: First Vermont Circle?
>>
>> Vermont birders
>>
>> There is one more Christmas Bird Count that you may have missed, the Georgeville Quebec count has as its southern border parts of the Northeast Kingdom, a very tiny slice but with good habitat covering Eagle Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Derby and a good chuck of Derby Line. Today, January 2 was the day of the count, Walter Medvid and myself covered the area and were surprised with our results. Our first bird was a Northern Shrike at Eagle Point, we tallied 17 Pine Grosbeaks, 4 at the Irving Station in Derby Line and 13 at the I 91 rest stop in Derby Line, feeding on the ground with those was a surprise American Robin. This was our total list from 8-9:30AM, we started out at 1 degree to a high of 6
>> Hairy Woodpecker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 1,American Crow 10, Blue Jay 8, Chickadee 18, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 1, Starling 3, Evening Grosbeak 8, Pine Grosbeak 17 and Northern Shrike 1.
>>
>> Not included within the count circle was an additional 35 Pine Grosbeaks, 26 at the Community Bank on Rte 5 Derby, and another 9 on North Derby Road.This was my 4th CBC this year, my first international CBC and one more to go- Martha's Vineyard on Saturday
>>
>> Bob Stymeist
>> Westmore VT
>> Arlington MA
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...><mailto:<birddiva...>>
>> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>>
>> Sent: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
>> Subject: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
>>
>> I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
>> first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
>> running circle? What year did it start?
>>
>> Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!
>>
>> Bridget
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:36:31 -0500
>> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
>> Subject: More Mergansers
>>
>> Educated guess as they’re a long way away, another 1500 (at least) between Grand Isle State Park and Kibbe Point. This would make the total from 3000 to 3500 added to my previous report
>>
>> Barclay
>> Grand Isle
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 15:19:32 -0500
>> From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...><mailto:<jimmead4...>>
>> Subject: Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I’m on Sibley Road now and first spotted the Golden Eagle at 2:27 p.m. flying from the SE and heading NW. I was standing just up Sibley Road from the huge yellow barn and it almost flew directly over my head then ended up perching in a tree along the 2nd tree line that is perpendicular to Sibley Road as well as the other side of the road from the yellow barn. It was on the (cornfield with a wishing well in it) side of that tree line. It then flew from that tree, directly across Sibley Road where it crossed a field until it was out of view. Hopefully it will continue to hang out here so that others can see it.
>>
>> Good luck if you try for it.
>>
>> Enjoy Birds,
>>
>> Jim Mead
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 20:45:02 +0000
>> From: Martha Pfeiffer <kmpfeiffer...><mailto:<kmpfeiffer...>>
>> Subject: Titmouse
>>
>> Lovey to hear the Titmouse singing this morning in the backyard. Harbinger of Spring?
>>
>> Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 16:54:25 -0500
>> From: Cory Ross <coryross24...><mailto:<coryross24...>>
>> Subject: Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
>>
>> The 2018 edition of the Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count was held on
>> Saturday, December 15th. Seven teams of birders found 59 species, our best
>> total in a decade. The complete summary is available on our webpage:
>> https://southeasternvtas.blogspot.com/
>>
>> Happy New Year!
>>
>> Cory Ross
>> Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 23:01:16 +0000
>> From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
>> Subject: GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington HS in my educational days.
>>
>> From our local Greater Northshire Access TV.. Bennington County.
>>
>> Ruth Stewart
>> E. Dorset, VT
>>
>> ________________________________
>>
>>
>> Thank you for participating in the GNAT News Project<http://gnat-tv.org/news/>! Here is a video link: The News Project – Christmas Bird Count 2018<https://gnat-tv.org/the-news-project-christmas-bird-count-2018/>
>>
>> You may also watch The News Project daily at 7PM on Comcast channels 15 & 8, at gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>, and on YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/GNATaccess>.
>>
>> Please embed this video on your website, email it to your list and share our links on social media!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> The GNAT-TV Team
>>
>> --
>> <programs...><mailto:<programs...>
>> 802.362.7070
>> gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>
>>
>> Support Our Work - Become a GNAT Member<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/membership/> or Corporate Underwriter!<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/underwriting/>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> End of VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)
>> *********************************************************
>>
>> --
>> Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
>> Field Applications Engineer
>> Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
>> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
>> W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132>
>> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp
 

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Date: 1/3/19 9:54 am
From: Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
I was watching the Sibley Road Golden Eagle this am and was hoping to see it “hunt". When it finished preening, it seemed to then completely ignore the flock of 26 wild turkeys that was moving about in the corn field nearby. However, I did note that it occasionally cocked its head and focused its attention on the ground below but I could not see what it was looking at, and the eagle did not drop down at all.

I too was wondering if it was finding carcasses to feed on. Some dairy farms compost their carcasses, (mortality composting). Others dump the occasional carcass in a remote field to be scavenged. I know there are dairy/livestock farms in this area but I have no idea what their mortality practices are in the winter.

It was really interesting to watch this bird preen. The outer rectrices still had white at the base, and the center rectrices were different lengths and all brown.

Liz Lackey
Stowe


> On Jan 3, 2019, at 10:20 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> wrote:
>
> Hi David,
>
> My understanding is that Golden Eagles feast upon animal carcasses. One method I’ve heard about being used to attract them in remote wintering areas is to place a road killed deer carcass in an open field. There are documented incidents of visits by Golden Eagles and other unusual species (Crested Caracara) with the use of trail cams to capture still images of any visitors to the carcass.
>
> This was also one of the causes for alarm several decades ago, when a certain poison was used to target coyotes out West. The poison ended up killing many Golden Eagles (and other animals) which fed upon the still-contaminated coyote carcasses. I don’t recall the name of the poison, but I believe it was banned after this situation became publicly evident.
>
> Sincerely,
> Chris T-H
>
> (Ithaca, NY)
>
>
>
> On Jan 3, 2019, at 8:58 AM, david merker <buteojamaica...><mailto:<buteojamaica...>> wrote:
>
> What do all suppose this bird is making a living on? Turkey poults maybe? adult turkey? gray squirrels? surprisingly been around for a while...
>
>
>
> David Merker
> Etna, New Hampshire
> Cape May Raptor Banding Project Inc.
>
> www.capemayraptors.org<http://www.capemayraptors.org><http://www.capemayraptors.org>
> <https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>
>
> #deletefacebook<https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>> on behalf of VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...><mailto:<LISTSERV...>>
> Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 AM
> To: <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>
> Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)
>
> There are 8 messages totaling 183 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Immature Bald Eagles
> 2. Mergansers
> 3. First Vermont Circle?
> 4. More Mergansers
> 5. Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
> 6. Titmouse
> 7. Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
> 8. GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the
> person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington
> HS in my educational days.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 10:49:19 -0500
> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
> Subject: Immature Bald Eagles
>
> My wife just called from the Sandbar to say there are 6 immature Bald Eagles out on the edge of the ice off the shore of Sandbar State Park.
>
>
> Barclay Morris
> Grand Isle
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:22:04 -0500
> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
> Subject: Mergansers
>
> Busy day on the Inland Sea. Looking towards Savage Island and counting by tens and then by hundreds- three groups of Common Mergansers out front two groups of about 800 each and one of about 3-400. Moving past my scope faster than I can cunt by tens, and of course a bunch decide to dive just as they come into view.
>
> Barclay
> Grand Isle
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 17:26:44 +0000
> From: Bob Stymeist <rstymeist...><mailto:<rstymeist...>>
> Subject: Re: First Vermont Circle?
>
> Vermont birders
>
> There is one more Christmas Bird Count that you may have missed, the Georgeville Quebec count has as its southern border parts of the Northeast Kingdom, a very tiny slice but with good habitat covering Eagle Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Derby and a good chuck of Derby Line. Today, January 2 was the day of the count, Walter Medvid and myself covered the area and were surprised with our results. Our first bird was a Northern Shrike at Eagle Point, we tallied 17 Pine Grosbeaks, 4 at the Irving Station in Derby Line and 13 at the I 91 rest stop in Derby Line, feeding on the ground with those was a surprise American Robin. This was our total list from 8-9:30AM, we started out at 1 degree to a high of 6
> Hairy Woodpecker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 1,American Crow 10, Blue Jay 8, Chickadee 18, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 1, Starling 3, Evening Grosbeak 8, Pine Grosbeak 17 and Northern Shrike 1.
>
> Not included within the count circle was an additional 35 Pine Grosbeaks, 26 at the Community Bank on Rte 5 Derby, and another 9 on North Derby Road.This was my 4th CBC this year, my first international CBC and one more to go- Martha's Vineyard on Saturday
>
> Bob Stymeist
> Westmore VT
> Arlington MA
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...><mailto:<birddiva...>>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>>
> Sent: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
> Subject: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
>
> I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
> first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
> running circle? What year did it start?
>
> Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!
>
> Bridget
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:36:31 -0500
> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
> Subject: More Mergansers
>
> Educated guess as they’re a long way away, another 1500 (at least) between Grand Isle State Park and Kibbe Point. This would make the total from 3000 to 3500 added to my previous report
>
> Barclay
> Grand Isle
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 15:19:32 -0500
> From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...><mailto:<jimmead4...>>
> Subject: Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
>
> Hello all,
>
> I’m on Sibley Road now and first spotted the Golden Eagle at 2:27 p.m. flying from the SE and heading NW. I was standing just up Sibley Road from the huge yellow barn and it almost flew directly over my head then ended up perching in a tree along the 2nd tree line that is perpendicular to Sibley Road as well as the other side of the road from the yellow barn. It was on the (cornfield with a wishing well in it) side of that tree line. It then flew from that tree, directly across Sibley Road where it crossed a field until it was out of view. Hopefully it will continue to hang out here so that others can see it.
>
> Good luck if you try for it.
>
> Enjoy Birds,
>
> Jim Mead
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 20:45:02 +0000
> From: Martha Pfeiffer <kmpfeiffer...><mailto:<kmpfeiffer...>>
> Subject: Titmouse
>
> Lovey to hear the Titmouse singing this morning in the backyard. Harbinger of Spring?
>
> Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 16:54:25 -0500
> From: Cory Ross <coryross24...><mailto:<coryross24...>>
> Subject: Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
>
> The 2018 edition of the Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count was held on
> Saturday, December 15th. Seven teams of birders found 59 species, our best
> total in a decade. The complete summary is available on our webpage:
> https://southeasternvtas.blogspot.com/
>
> Happy New Year!
>
> Cory Ross
> Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 23:01:16 +0000
> From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
> Subject: GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington HS in my educational days.
>
> From our local Greater Northshire Access TV.. Bennington County.
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT
>
> ________________________________
>
>
> Thank you for participating in the GNAT News Project<http://gnat-tv.org/news/>! Here is a video link: The News Project – Christmas Bird Count 2018<https://gnat-tv.org/the-news-project-christmas-bird-count-2018/>
>
> You may also watch The News Project daily at 7PM on Comcast channels 15 & 8, at gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>, and on YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/GNATaccess>.
>
> Please embed this video on your website, email it to your list and share our links on social media!
>
> Sincerely,
> The GNAT-TV Team
>
> --
> <programs...><mailto:<programs...>
> 802.362.7070
> gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>
>
> Support Our Work - Become a GNAT Member<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/membership/> or Corporate Underwriter!<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/underwriting/>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)
> *********************************************************
>
> --
> Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
> Field Applications Engineer
> Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
> W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132>
> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp
 

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Date: 1/3/19 9:47 am
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
Eagle is still around, was perched over a flock of turkeys 20 minutes ago.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 3, 2019, at 10:21, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> wrote:
>
> Hi David,
>
> My understanding is that Golden Eagles feast upon animal carcasses. One method I’ve heard about being used to attract them in remote wintering areas is to place a road killed deer carcass in an open field. There are documented incidents of visits by Golden Eagles and other unusual species (Crested Caracara) with the use of trail cams to capture still images of any visitors to the carcass.
>
> This was also one of the causes for alarm several decades ago, when a certain poison was used to target coyotes out West. The poison ended up killing many Golden Eagles (and other animals) which fed upon the still-contaminated coyote carcasses. I don’t recall the name of the poison, but I believe it was banned after this situation became publicly evident.
>
> Sincerely,
> Chris T-H
>
> (Ithaca, NY)
>
>
>
> On Jan 3, 2019, at 8:58 AM, david merker <buteojamaica...><mailto:<buteojamaica...>> wrote:
>
> What do all suppose this bird is making a living on? Turkey poults maybe? adult turkey? gray squirrels? surprisingly been around for a while...
>
>
>
> David Merker
> Etna, New Hampshire
> Cape May Raptor Banding Project Inc.
>
> www.capemayraptors.org<http://www.capemayraptors.org><http://www.capemayraptors.org>
> <https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>
>
> #deletefacebook<https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>> on behalf of VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...><mailto:<LISTSERV...>>
> Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 AM
> To: <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>
> Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)
>
> There are 8 messages totaling 183 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Immature Bald Eagles
> 2. Mergansers
> 3. First Vermont Circle?
> 4. More Mergansers
> 5. Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
> 6. Titmouse
> 7. Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
> 8. GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the
> person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington
> HS in my educational days.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 10:49:19 -0500
> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
> Subject: Immature Bald Eagles
>
> My wife just called from the Sandbar to say there are 6 immature Bald Eagles out on the edge of the ice off the shore of Sandbar State Park.
>
>
> Barclay Morris
> Grand Isle
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:22:04 -0500
> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
> Subject: Mergansers
>
> Busy day on the Inland Sea. Looking towards Savage Island and counting by tens and then by hundreds- three groups of Common Mergansers out front two groups of about 800 each and one of about 3-400. Moving past my scope faster than I can cunt by tens, and of course a bunch decide to dive just as they come into view.
>
> Barclay
> Grand Isle
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 17:26:44 +0000
> From: Bob Stymeist <rstymeist...><mailto:<rstymeist...>>
> Subject: Re: First Vermont Circle?
>
> Vermont birders
>
> There is one more Christmas Bird Count that you may have missed, the Georgeville Quebec count has as its southern border parts of the Northeast Kingdom, a very tiny slice but with good habitat covering Eagle Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Derby and a good chuck of Derby Line. Today, January 2 was the day of the count, Walter Medvid and myself covered the area and were surprised with our results. Our first bird was a Northern Shrike at Eagle Point, we tallied 17 Pine Grosbeaks, 4 at the Irving Station in Derby Line and 13 at the I 91 rest stop in Derby Line, feeding on the ground with those was a surprise American Robin. This was our total list from 8-9:30AM, we started out at 1 degree to a high of 6
> Hairy Woodpecker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 1,American Crow 10, Blue Jay 8, Chickadee 18, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 1, Starling 3, Evening Grosbeak 8, Pine Grosbeak 17 and Northern Shrike 1.
>
> Not included within the count circle was an additional 35 Pine Grosbeaks, 26 at the Community Bank on Rte 5 Derby, and another 9 on North Derby Road.This was my 4th CBC this year, my first international CBC and one more to go- Martha's Vineyard on Saturday
>
> Bob Stymeist
> Westmore VT
> Arlington MA
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...><mailto:<birddiva...>>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>>
> Sent: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
> Subject: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
>
> I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
> first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
> running circle? What year did it start?
>
> Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!
>
> Bridget
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:36:31 -0500
> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
> Subject: More Mergansers
>
> Educated guess as they’re a long way away, another 1500 (at least) between Grand Isle State Park and Kibbe Point. This would make the total from 3000 to 3500 added to my previous report
>
> Barclay
> Grand Isle
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 15:19:32 -0500
> From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...><mailto:<jimmead4...>>
> Subject: Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
>
> Hello all,
>
> I’m on Sibley Road now and first spotted the Golden Eagle at 2:27 p.m. flying from the SE and heading NW. I was standing just up Sibley Road from the huge yellow barn and it almost flew directly over my head then ended up perching in a tree along the 2nd tree line that is perpendicular to Sibley Road as well as the other side of the road from the yellow barn. It was on the (cornfield with a wishing well in it) side of that tree line. It then flew from that tree, directly across Sibley Road where it crossed a field until it was out of view. Hopefully it will continue to hang out here so that others can see it.
>
> Good luck if you try for it.
>
> Enjoy Birds,
>
> Jim Mead
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 20:45:02 +0000
> From: Martha Pfeiffer <kmpfeiffer...><mailto:<kmpfeiffer...>>
> Subject: Titmouse
>
> Lovey to hear the Titmouse singing this morning in the backyard. Harbinger of Spring?
>
> Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 16:54:25 -0500
> From: Cory Ross <coryross24...><mailto:<coryross24...>>
> Subject: Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
>
> The 2018 edition of the Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count was held on
> Saturday, December 15th. Seven teams of birders found 59 species, our best
> total in a decade. The complete summary is available on our webpage:
> https://southeasternvtas.blogspot.com/
>
> Happy New Year!
>
> Cory Ross
> Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 23:01:16 +0000
> From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
> Subject: GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington HS in my educational days.
>
> From our local Greater Northshire Access TV.. Bennington County.
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT
>
> ________________________________
>
>
> Thank you for participating in the GNAT News Project<http://gnat-tv.org/news/>! Here is a video link: The News Project – Christmas Bird Count 2018<https://gnat-tv.org/the-news-project-christmas-bird-count-2018/>
>
> You may also watch The News Project daily at 7PM on Comcast channels 15 & 8, at gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>, and on YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/GNATaccess>.
>
> Please embed this video on your website, email it to your list and share our links on social media!
>
> Sincerely,
> The GNAT-TV Team
>
> --
> <programs...><mailto:<programs...>
> 802.362.7070
> gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>
>
> Support Our Work - Become a GNAT Member<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/membership/> or Corporate Underwriter!<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/underwriting/>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)
> *********************************************************
>
> --
> Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
> Field Applications Engineer
> Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
> W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132>
> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp
 

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Date: 1/3/19 8:27 am
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birding Essentials Classes Start January 17th in St. Albans
Greetings All!

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Date: 1/3/19 7:21 am
From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
Hi David,

My understanding is that Golden Eagles feast upon animal carcasses. One method Ive heard about being used to attract them in remote wintering areas is to place a road killed deer carcass in an open field. There are documented incidents of visits by Golden Eagles and other unusual species (Crested Caracara) with the use of trail cams to capture still images of any visitors to the carcass.

This was also one of the causes for alarm several decades ago, when a certain poison was used to target coyotes out West. The poison ended up killing many Golden Eagles (and other animals) which fed upon the still-contaminated coyote carcasses. I dont recall the name of the poison, but I believe it was banned after this situation became publicly evident.

Sincerely,
Chris T-H

(Ithaca, NY)



On Jan 3, 2019, at 8:58 AM, david merker <buteojamaica...><mailto:<buteojamaica...>> wrote:

What do all suppose this bird is making a living on? Turkey poults maybe? adult turkey? gray squirrels? surprisingly been around for a while...



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

www.capemayraptors.org<http://www.capemayraptors.org><http://www.capemayraptors.org>
<https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>

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________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>> on behalf of VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...><mailto:<LISTSERV...>>
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 AM
To: <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>
Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)

There are 8 messages totaling 183 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Immature Bald Eagles
2. Mergansers
3. First Vermont Circle?
4. More Mergansers
5. Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
6. Titmouse
7. Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
8. GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the
person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington
HS in my educational days.

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 10:49:19 -0500
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
Subject: Immature Bald Eagles

My wife just called from the Sandbar to say there are 6 immature Bald Eagles out on the edge of the ice off the shore of Sandbar State Park.


Barclay Morris
Grand Isle

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:22:04 -0500
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
Subject: Mergansers

Busy day on the Inland Sea. Looking towards Savage Island and counting by tens and then by hundreds- three groups of Common Mergansers out front two groups of about 800 each and one of about 3-400. Moving past my scope faster than I can cunt by tens, and of course a bunch decide to dive just as they come into view.

Barclay
Grand Isle

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 17:26:44 +0000
From: Bob Stymeist <rstymeist...><mailto:<rstymeist...>>
Subject: Re: First Vermont Circle?

Vermont birders

There is one more Christmas Bird Count that you may have missed, the Georgeville Quebec count has as its southern border parts of the Northeast Kingdom, a very tiny slice but with good habitat covering Eagle Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Derby and a good chuck of Derby Line. Today, January 2 was the day of the count, Walter Medvid and myself covered the area and were surprised with our results. Our first bird was a Northern Shrike at Eagle Point, we tallied 17 Pine Grosbeaks, 4 at the Irving Station in Derby Line and 13 at the I 91 rest stop in Derby Line, feeding on the ground with those was a surprise American Robin. This was our total list from 8-9:30AM, we started out at 1 degree to a high of 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 1,American Crow 10, Blue Jay 8, Chickadee 18, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 1, Starling 3, Evening Grosbeak 8, Pine Grosbeak 17 and Northern Shrike 1.

Not included within the count circle was an additional 35 Pine Grosbeaks, 26 at the Community Bank on Rte 5 Derby, and another 9 on North Derby Road.This was my 4th CBC this year, my first international CBC and one more to go- Martha's Vineyard on Saturday

Bob Stymeist
Westmore VT
Arlington MA



-----Original Message-----
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...><mailto:<birddiva...>>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>>
Sent: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
Subject: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?

I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
running circle? What year did it start?

Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!

Bridget

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:36:31 -0500
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...><mailto:<bemorris...>>
Subject: More Mergansers

Educated guess as theyre a long way away, another 1500 (at least) between Grand Isle State Park and Kibbe Point. This would make the total from 3000 to 3500 added to my previous report

Barclay
Grand Isle

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 15:19:32 -0500
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...><mailto:<jimmead4...>>
Subject: Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road

Hello all,

Im on Sibley Road now and first spotted the Golden Eagle at 2:27 p.m. flying from the SE and heading NW. I was standing just up Sibley Road from the huge yellow barn and it almost flew directly over my head then ended up perching in a tree along the 2nd tree line that is perpendicular to Sibley Road as well as the other side of the road from the yellow barn. It was on the (cornfield with a wishing well in it) side of that tree line. It then flew from that tree, directly across Sibley Road where it crossed a field until it was out of view. Hopefully it will continue to hang out here so that others can see it.

Good luck if you try for it.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 20:45:02 +0000
From: Martha Pfeiffer <kmpfeiffer...><mailto:<kmpfeiffer...>>
Subject: Titmouse

Lovey to hear the Titmouse singing this morning in the backyard. Harbinger of Spring?

Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 16:54:25 -0500
From: Cory Ross <coryross24...><mailto:<coryross24...>>
Subject: Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data

The 2018 edition of the Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count was held on
Saturday, December 15th. Seven teams of birders found 59 species, our best
total in a decade. The complete summary is available on our webpage:
https://southeasternvtas.blogspot.com/

Happy New Year!

Cory Ross
Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 23:01:16 +0000
From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
Subject: GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington HS in my educational days.

From our local Greater Northshire Access TV.. Bennington County.

Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT

________________________________


Thank you for participating in the GNAT News Project<http://gnat-tv.org/news/>! Here is a video link: The News Project Christmas Bird Count 2018<https://gnat-tv.org/the-news-project-christmas-bird-count-2018/>

You may also watch The News Project daily at 7PM on Comcast channels 15 & 8, at gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>, and on YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/GNATaccess>.

Please embed this video on your website, email it to your list and share our links on social media!

Sincerely,
The GNAT-TV Team

--
<programs...><mailto:<programs...>
802.362.7070
gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>

Support Our Work - Become a GNAT Member<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/membership/> or Corporate Underwriter!<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/underwriting/>

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

End of VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)
*********************************************************

--
Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Field Applications Engineer
Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132>
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp
 

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Date: 1/3/19 6:57 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
What about deer carcasses?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 3, 2019, at 8:58 AM, david merker <buteojamaica...> wrote:
>
> What do all suppose this bird is making a living on? Turkey poults maybe? adult turkey? gray squirrels? surprisingly been around for a while...
>
>
>
> David Merker
> Etna, New Hampshire
> Cape May Raptor Banding Project Inc.
>
> www.capemayraptors.org<http://www.capemayraptors.org>
> <https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>
>
> #deletefacebook<https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...>
> Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 AM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)
>
> There are 8 messages totaling 183 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Immature Bald Eagles
> 2. Mergansers
> 3. First Vermont Circle?
> 4. More Mergansers
> 5. Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
> 6. Titmouse
> 7. Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
> 8. GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the
> person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington
> HS in my educational days.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 10:49:19 -0500
> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
> Subject: Immature Bald Eagles
>
> My wife just called from the Sandbar to say there are 6 immature Bald Eagles out on the edge of the ice off the shore of Sandbar State Park.
>
>
> Barclay Morris
> Grand Isle
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:22:04 -0500
> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
> Subject: Mergansers
>
> Busy day on the Inland Sea. Looking towards Savage Island and counting by tens and then by hundreds- three groups of Common Mergansers out front two groups of about 800 each and one of about 3-400. Moving past my scope faster than I can cunt by tens, and of course a bunch decide to dive just as they come into view.
>
> Barclay
> Grand Isle
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 17:26:44 +0000
> From: Bob Stymeist <rstymeist...>
> Subject: Re: First Vermont Circle?
>
> Vermont birders
>
> There is one more Christmas Bird Count that you may have missed, the Georgeville Quebec count has as its southern border parts of the Northeast Kingdom, a very tiny slice but with good habitat covering Eagle Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Derby and a good chuck of Derby Line. Today, January 2 was the day of the count, Walter Medvid and myself covered the area and were surprised with our results. Our first bird was a Northern Shrike at Eagle Point, we tallied 17 Pine Grosbeaks, 4 at the Irving Station in Derby Line and 13 at the I 91 rest stop in Derby Line, feeding on the ground with those was a surprise American Robin. This was our total list from 8-9:30AM, we started out at 1 degree to a high of 6
> Hairy Woodpecker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 1,American Crow 10, Blue Jay 8, Chickadee 18, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 1, Starling 3, Evening Grosbeak 8, Pine Grosbeak 17 and Northern Shrike 1.
>
> Not included within the count circle was an additional 35 Pine Grosbeaks, 26 at the Community Bank on Rte 5 Derby, and another 9 on North Derby Road.This was my 4th CBC this year, my first international CBC and one more to go- Martha's Vineyard on Saturday
>
> Bob Stymeist
> Westmore VT
> Arlington MA
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
> Subject: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
>
> I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
> first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
> running circle? What year did it start?
>
> Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!
>
> Bridget
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:36:31 -0500
> From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
> Subject: More Mergansers
>
> Educated guess as they’re a long way away, another 1500 (at least) between Grand Isle State Park and Kibbe Point. This would make the total from 3000 to 3500 added to my previous report
>
> Barclay
> Grand Isle
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 15:19:32 -0500
> From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...>
> Subject: Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
>
> Hello all,
>
> I’m on Sibley Road now and first spotted the Golden Eagle at 2:27 p.m. flying from the SE and heading NW. I was standing just up Sibley Road from the huge yellow barn and it almost flew directly over my head then ended up perching in a tree along the 2nd tree line that is perpendicular to Sibley Road as well as the other side of the road from the yellow barn. It was on the (cornfield with a wishing well in it) side of that tree line. It then flew from that tree, directly across Sibley Road where it crossed a field until it was out of view. Hopefully it will continue to hang out here so that others can see it.
>
> Good luck if you try for it.
>
> Enjoy Birds,
>
> Jim Mead
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 20:45:02 +0000
> From: Martha Pfeiffer <kmpfeiffer...>
> Subject: Titmouse
>
> Lovey to hear the Titmouse singing this morning in the backyard. Harbinger of Spring?
>
> Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 16:54:25 -0500
> From: Cory Ross <coryross24...>
> Subject: Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
>
> The 2018 edition of the Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count was held on
> Saturday, December 15th. Seven teams of birders found 59 species, our best
> total in a decade. The complete summary is available on our webpage:
> https://southeasternvtas.blogspot.com/
>
> Happy New Year!
>
> Cory Ross
> Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 23:01:16 +0000
> From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
> Subject: GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington HS in my educational days.
>
> From our local Greater Northshire Access TV.. Bennington County.
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT
>
> ________________________________
>
>
> Thank you for participating in the GNAT News Project<http://gnat-tv.org/news/>! Here is a video link: The News Project – Christmas Bird Count 2018<https://gnat-tv.org/the-news-project-christmas-bird-count-2018/>
>
> You may also watch The News Project daily at 7PM on Comcast channels 15 & 8, at gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>, and on YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/GNATaccess>.
>
> Please embed this video on your website, email it to your list and share our links on social media!
>
> Sincerely,
> The GNAT-TV Team
>
> --
> <programs...><mailto:<programs...>
> 802.362.7070
> gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>
>
> Support Our Work - Become a GNAT Member<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/membership/> or Corporate Underwriter!<http://gnat-tv.org/donate/underwriting/>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)
> *********************************************************
 

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Date: 1/3/19 5:59 am
From: david merker <buteojamaica...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
What do all suppose this bird is making a living on? Turkey poults maybe? adult turkey? gray squirrels? surprisingly been around for a while...



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

www.capemayraptors.org<http://www.capemayraptors.org>
<https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>

#deletefacebook<https://twitter.com/hashtag/deletefacebook?src=hash>


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...>
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jan 2019 to 2 Jan 2019 (#2019-3)

There are 8 messages totaling 183 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Immature Bald Eagles
2. Mergansers
3. First Vermont Circle?
4. More Mergansers
5. Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
6. Titmouse
7. Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
8. GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the
person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington
HS in my educational days.

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 10:49:19 -0500
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: Immature Bald Eagles

My wife just called from the Sandbar to say there are 6 immature Bald Eagles out on the edge of the ice off the shore of Sandbar State Park.


Barclay Morris
Grand Isle

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:22:04 -0500
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: Mergansers

Busy day on the Inland Sea. Looking towards Savage Island and counting by tens and then by hundreds- three groups of Common Mergansers out front two groups of about 800 each and one of about 3-400. Moving past my scope faster than I can cunt by tens, and of course a bunch decide to dive just as they come into view.

Barclay
Grand Isle

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 17:26:44 +0000
From: Bob Stymeist <rstymeist...>
Subject: Re: First Vermont Circle?

Vermont birders

There is one more Christmas Bird Count that you may have missed, the Georgeville Quebec count has as its southern border parts of the Northeast Kingdom, a very tiny slice but with good habitat covering Eagle Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Derby and a good chuck of Derby Line. Today, January 2 was the day of the count, Walter Medvid and myself covered the area and were surprised with our results. Our first bird was a Northern Shrike at Eagle Point, we tallied 17 Pine Grosbeaks, 4 at the Irving Station in Derby Line and 13 at the I 91 rest stop in Derby Line, feeding on the ground with those was a surprise American Robin. This was our total list from 8-9:30AM, we started out at 1 degree to a high of 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 1,American Crow 10, Blue Jay 8, Chickadee 18, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 1, Starling 3, Evening Grosbeak 8, Pine Grosbeak 17 and Northern Shrike 1.

Not included within the count circle was an additional 35 Pine Grosbeaks, 26 at the Community Bank on Rte 5 Derby, and another 9 on North Derby Road.This was my 4th CBC this year, my first international CBC and one more to go- Martha's Vineyard on Saturday

Bob Stymeist
Westmore VT
Arlington MA



-----Original Message-----
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
Subject: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?

I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
running circle? What year did it start?

Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!

Bridget

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:36:31 -0500
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: More Mergansers

Educated guess as theyre a long way away, another 1500 (at least) between Grand Isle State Park and Kibbe Point. This would make the total from 3000 to 3500 added to my previous report

Barclay
Grand Isle

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

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 15:19:32 -0500
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...>
Subject: Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road

Hello all,

Im on Sibley Road now and first spotted the Golden Eagle at 2:27 p.m. flying from the SE and heading NW. I was standing just up Sibley Road from the huge yellow barn and it almost flew directly over my head then ended up perching in a tree along the 2nd tree line that is perpendicular to Sibley Road as well as the other side of the road from the yellow barn. It was on the (cornfield with a wishing well in it) side of that tree line. It then flew from that tree, directly across Sibley Road where it crossed a field until it was out of view. Hopefully it will continue to hang out here so that others can see it.

Good luck if you try for it.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead

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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 20:45:02 +0000
From: Martha Pfeiffer <kmpfeiffer...>
Subject: Titmouse

Lovey to hear the Titmouse singing this morning in the backyard. Harbinger of Spring?

Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset

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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 16:54:25 -0500
From: Cory Ross <coryross24...>
Subject: Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data

The 2018 edition of the Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count was held on
Saturday, December 15th. Seven teams of birders found 59 species, our best
total in a decade. The complete summary is available on our webpage:
https://southeasternvtas.blogspot.com/

Happy New Year!

Cory Ross
Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 23:01:16 +0000
From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
Subject: GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington HS in my educational days.

From our local Greater Northshire Access TV.. Bennington County.

Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT

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Date: 1/3/19 5:53 am
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Spring?
We, too, have been hearing a quite vocal Tufted Titmouse and thought it a
positive sign. Also, yesterday I watched a pair of Common Ravens doing a
beautiful fly-over-and-under-one-another ballet just above the trees behind
our house. Perhaps romance is in the air.



Barbara Brosnan

Weybridge
 

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Date: 1/2/19 3:01 pm
From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] GNAT - The News Project Link - Winhall Christmas Bird Count. Hoss, the person doing this interview/production was one of my students at Arlington HS in my educational days.
From our local Greater Northshire Access TV.. Bennington County.

Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT

________________________________


Thank you for participating in the GNAT News Project<http://gnat-tv.org/news/>! Here is a video link: The News Project Christmas Bird Count 2018<https://gnat-tv.org/the-news-project-christmas-bird-count-2018/>

You may also watch The News Project daily at 7PM on Comcast channels 15 & 8, at gnat-tv.org<http://gnat-tv.org/>, and on YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/GNATaccess>.

Please embed this video on your website, email it to your list and share our links on social media!

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Date: 1/2/19 1:54 pm
From: Cory Ross <coryross24...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count Data
The 2018 edition of the Brattleboro Christmas Bird Count was held on
Saturday, December 15th. Seven teams of birders found 59 species, our best
total in a decade. The complete summary is available on our webpage:
https://southeasternvtas.blogspot.com/

Happy New Year!

Cory Ross
Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society
 

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Date: 1/2/19 12:45 pm
From: Martha Pfeiffer <0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Titmouse
Lovey to hear the Titmouse singing this morning in the backyard.  Harbinger of Spring?

  Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset
 

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Date: 1/2/19 12:19 pm
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle still hanging around Sibley Road
Hello all,

I’m on Sibley Road now and first spotted the Golden Eagle at 2:27 p.m. flying from the SE and heading NW. I was standing just up Sibley Road from the huge yellow barn and it almost flew directly over my head then ended up perching in a tree along the 2nd tree line that is perpendicular to Sibley Road as well as the other side of the road from the yellow barn. It was on the (cornfield with a wishing well in it) side of that tree line. It then flew from that tree, directly across Sibley Road where it crossed a field until it was out of view. Hopefully it will continue to hang out here so that others can see it.

Good luck if you try for it.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead
 

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Date: 1/2/19 9:36 am
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] More Mergansers
Educated guess as they’re a long way away, another 1500 (at least) between Grand Isle State Park and Kibbe Point. This would make the total from 3000 to 3500 added to my previous report

Barclay
Grand Isle
 

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Date: 1/2/19 9:26 am
From: Bob Stymeist <rstymeist...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
Vermont birders

There is one more Christmas Bird Count that you may have missed, the Georgeville Quebec count has as its southern border parts of the Northeast Kingdom, a very tiny slice but with good habitat covering Eagle Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Derby and a good chuck of Derby Line. Today, January 2 was the day of the count, Walter Medvid and myself covered the area and were surprised with our results. Our first bird was a Northern Shrike at Eagle Point, we tallied 17 Pine Grosbeaks, 4 at the Irving Station in Derby Line and 13 at the I 91 rest stop in Derby Line, feeding on the ground with those was a surprise American Robin. This was our total list from 8-9:30AM, we started out at 1 degree to a high of 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 1,American Crow 10, Blue Jay 8, Chickadee 18, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 1,  Starling 3, Evening Grosbeak 8, Pine Grosbeak 17 and Northern Shrike 1.

Not included within the count circle was an additional 35 Pine Grosbeaks, 26 at the Community Bank on Rte 5 Derby, and another 9 on North Derby Road.This was my 4th CBC this year, my first international CBC and one more to go- Martha's Vineyard on Saturday

Bob Stymeist
Westmore VT
Arlington MA



-----Original Message-----
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
Subject: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?

I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
running circle? What year did it start?

Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!

Bridget
 

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Date: 1/2/19 9:22 am
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mergansers
Busy day on the Inland Sea. Looking towards Savage Island and counting by tens and then by hundreds- three groups of Common Mergansers out front two groups of about 800 each and one of about 3-400. Moving past my scope faster than I can cunt by tens, and of course a bunch decide to dive just as they come into view.

Barclay
Grand Isle
 

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Date: 1/2/19 7:49 am
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Immature Bald Eagles
My wife just called from the Sandbar to say there are 6 immature Bald Eagles out on the edge of the ice off the shore of Sandbar State Park.


Barclay Morris
Grand Isle
 

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Date: 1/1/19 4:06 pm
From: Evergreen Erb <evergreenerb...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
We also have had a dramatic drop in both numbers and species of birds here at our feeders in Jericho. About five chickadees and both red and white breasted nuthatches (okay, and downies and hairies and a few gold finches)….and that’s about it right now. At the beginning of the season, we had all kinds of birds, including Evening Grosbeaks, which have been missing from our feeders for years. Hopefully, things will pick up soon. Evergreen




> On Jan 1, 2019, at 6:55 PM, Michele Patenaude <michelep...> wrote:
>
> My bird numbers at my feeders have been way down for the last few months. This usually happens at my feeders at this time of year.
>
> Michele Patenaude
> 172 Woodbury Road
> Burlington, VT 05408
> 802-862-4085
>
>> On Jan 1, 2019, at 11:48 AM, Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> wrote:
>>
>> I've also noticed the number of birds at my feeders have been way down in
>> the past several weeks since the snow has largely melted. My theory is
>> that with less snow the birds are able to find plenty of food elsewhere,
>> and with generally warmer weather, compared with late November and early
>> December, they're less desperate to pile on the calories daily. I hope
>> (and expect) your birds will come back when we get some colder weather and
>> have a foot of snow on the ground!
>>
>> Ken Copenhaver
>> Fairfax, VT
>>
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>>> On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 10:57 AM Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I think that they may have flown down to North Pownal? I am still filling
>>> my feeders once a day and I could easily fill my peanut feeder twice a
>>> day. Lots of doves and juncos on the ground....jays too! The suet feeder
>>> is nearly always occupied!
>>>
>>> Mundi
>>> North Pownal
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>> The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of
>>> morality by religion.
>>> Arthur C Clarke 1917 - 2008
>>>
>>>> On Jan 1, 2019, at 10:26 AM, Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> We can blame it on the climate. Went on my first bird walk here in Ohio
>>> and we had a yellow warbler along with white throated sparrows. Before we
>>> left Vermont I had plenty of Titmice and chickadees; especially on the
>>> colder days. I don't know where the Junoes have gone to, only one or two
>>> observed daily. None here in Ohio. Strange weather al around.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> Bob
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ________________________________
>>>> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Martha & Bill
>>> McClintock <mbmcclintock...>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:05 AM
>>>> To: <VTBIRD...>
>>>> Subject: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
>>>>
>>>> Happy New Year and a great year of birding to all.
>>>>
>>>> I do not do a good job of recording and submitting daily counts at my
>>> home
>>>> feeders (Aha...a great resolution possibility!). But I realize that my
>>>> daily visitors are WAY down. Chickadees, downy, and hairy woodpeckers
>>>> still visit as well as an occasional nuthatch. But where are the
>>> titmice,
>>>> the cardinals, juncoes, blue jays and mourning doves? While I worried
>>>> about being eaten out of house and home a few weeks ago, I am now
>>> emptying
>>>> unused feed to wash my feeders.
>>>>
>>>> Have others seen the same disappearance? Will the birds return when the
>>>> snow does?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for responses and offline is fine if this is not of interest to
>>> all.
>>>>
>>>> Martha
>>>> (Usually birding in) Westford
>>>
 

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Date: 1/1/19 3:55 pm
From: Michele Patenaude <michelep...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
My bird numbers at my feeders have been way down for the last few months. This usually happens at my feeders at this time of year.

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

> On Jan 1, 2019, at 11:48 AM, Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> wrote:
>
> I've also noticed the number of birds at my feeders have been way down in
> the past several weeks since the snow has largely melted. My theory is
> that with less snow the birds are able to find plenty of food elsewhere,
> and with generally warmer weather, compared with late November and early
> December, they're less desperate to pile on the calories daily. I hope
> (and expect) your birds will come back when we get some colder weather and
> have a foot of snow on the ground!
>
> Ken Copenhaver
> Fairfax, VT
>
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>> On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 10:57 AM Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> wrote:
>>
>> I think that they may have flown down to North Pownal? I am still filling
>> my feeders once a day and I could easily fill my peanut feeder twice a
>> day. Lots of doves and juncos on the ground....jays too! The suet feeder
>> is nearly always occupied!
>>
>> Mundi
>> North Pownal
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of
>> morality by religion.
>> Arthur C Clarke 1917 - 2008
>>
>>> On Jan 1, 2019, at 10:26 AM, Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> We can blame it on the climate. Went on my first bird walk here in Ohio
>> and we had a yellow warbler along with white throated sparrows. Before we
>> left Vermont I had plenty of Titmice and chickadees; especially on the
>> colder days. I don't know where the Junoes have gone to, only one or two
>> observed daily. None here in Ohio. Strange weather al around.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Bob
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Martha & Bill
>> McClintock <mbmcclintock...>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:05 AM
>>> To: <VTBIRD...>
>>> Subject: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
>>>
>>> Happy New Year and a great year of birding to all.
>>>
>>> I do not do a good job of recording and submitting daily counts at my
>> home
>>> feeders (Aha...a great resolution possibility!). But I realize that my
>>> daily visitors are WAY down. Chickadees, downy, and hairy woodpeckers
>>> still visit as well as an occasional nuthatch. But where are the
>> titmice,
>>> the cardinals, juncoes, blue jays and mourning doves? While I worried
>>> about being eaten out of house and home a few weeks ago, I am now
>> emptying
>>> unused feed to wash my feeders.
>>>
>>> Have others seen the same disappearance? Will the birds return when the
>>> snow does?
>>>
>>> Thanks for responses and offline is fine if this is not of interest to
>> all.
>>>
>>> Martha
>>> (Usually birding in) Westford
>>
 

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Date: 1/1/19 1:47 pm
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
The snowy owl was in the same location on the breakwater near the Coast Guard station until 4:20 PM. Then it flew east, up the hill, and landed on one of the chimneys of the Marriott hotel. It was still there when we left at 4:35.
Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 1, 2019, at 2:26 PM, Scott Morrical <smorrica...> wrote:
>
> The Snowy Owl was still there as of 1:45 PM. Also an adult Bald Eagle was in the area, plus a female Greater Scaup.
> Scott Morrical
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jan 1, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...> wrote:
>>
>> Still there! It’s cold and windy but worth it! thank you so much to the kind birder who showed my son a close up shot of him. It was his first ever snowy :)
>>
>> Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
>> Vermont Speech Language Pathology
>> University of Vermont
>> The Stern Center for Language & Learning
>>
>> Confidentiality Notice:
>> This message, and any attachments, may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or protected from disclosure under state and federal laws that deal with the privacy and security of medical information. If you received this message in error or through inappropriate means, please reply to this message to notify the Sender that the message was received by you in error, and then permanently delete this message from all storage media, without forwarding or retaining a copy.
>>
>>> On Jan 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Bill and are are here in the wind with Clem Nilan looking at a snowy owl at the coastguard station. (Mike Palombo and Jim Morris just left.) The owl is on the breakwater that protects the Coast Guard docks—the breakwater with a tower on the left end, bearing a DANGER sign. The bird is hunkered down, but stands out against the dark stones. Mae Mayville Essex Jct.
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
 

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Date: 1/1/19 11:33 am
From: Tim Holland <timothyholland...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
Present at 2:30! Where Mae described. Thanks for the reports, and happy new
year, all.

On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 2:26 PM Scott Morrical <smorrica...> wrote:

> The Snowy Owl was still there as of 1:45 PM. Also an adult Bald Eagle was
> in the area, plus a female Greater Scaup.
> Scott Morrical
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 1, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <
> <laurabonazinga...> wrote:
> >
> > Still there! It’s cold and windy but worth it! thank you so much to the
> kind birder who showed my son a close up shot of him. It was his first ever
> snowy :)
> >
> > Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
> > Vermont Speech Language Pathology
> > University of Vermont
> > The Stern Center for Language & Learning
> >
> > Confidentiality Notice:
> > This message, and any attachments, may contain information that is
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> >> On Jan 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, B Bobolinks <
> <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Bill and are are here in the wind with Clem Nilan looking at a snowy
> owl at the coastguard station. (Mike Palombo and Jim Morris just left.) The
> owl is on the breakwater that protects the Coast Guard docks—the breakwater
> with a tower on the left end, bearing a DANGER sign. The bird is hunkered
> down, but stands out against the dark stones. Mae Mayville Essex Jct.
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>
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Date: 1/1/19 11:26 am
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
The Snowy Owl was still there as of 1:45 PM. Also an adult Bald Eagle was in the area, plus a female Greater Scaup.
Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 1, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...> wrote:
>
> Still there! It’s cold and windy but worth it! thank you so much to the kind birder who showed my son a close up shot of him. It was his first ever snowy :)
>
> Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
> Vermont Speech Language Pathology
> University of Vermont
> The Stern Center for Language & Learning
>
> Confidentiality Notice:
> This message, and any attachments, may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or protected from disclosure under state and federal laws that deal with the privacy and security of medical information. If you received this message in error or through inappropriate means, please reply to this message to notify the Sender that the message was received by you in error, and then permanently delete this message from all storage media, without forwarding or retaining a copy.
>
>> On Jan 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Bill and are are here in the wind with Clem Nilan looking at a snowy owl at the coastguard station. (Mike Palombo and Jim Morris just left.) The owl is on the breakwater that protects the Coast Guard docks—the breakwater with a tower on the left end, bearing a DANGER sign. The bird is hunkered down, but stands out against the dark stones. Mae Mayville Essex Jct.
>>
>>
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
 

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Date: 1/1/19 8:49 am
From: Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
I've also noticed the number of birds at my feeders have been way down in
the past several weeks since the snow has largely melted. My theory is
that with less snow the birds are able to find plenty of food elsewhere,
and with generally warmer weather, compared with late November and early
December, they're less desperate to pile on the calories daily. I hope
(and expect) your birds will come back when we get some colder weather and
have a foot of snow on the ground!

Ken Copenhaver
Fairfax, VT

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On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 10:57 AM Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> wrote:

> I think that they may have flown down to North Pownal? I am still filling
> my feeders once a day and I could easily fill my peanut feeder twice a
> day. Lots of doves and juncos on the ground....jays too! The suet feeder
> is nearly always occupied!
>
> Mundi
> North Pownal
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of
> morality by religion.
> Arthur C Clarke 1917 - 2008
>
> > On Jan 1, 2019, at 10:26 AM, Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...>
> wrote:
> >
> > We can blame it on the climate. Went on my first bird walk here in Ohio
> and we had a yellow warbler along with white throated sparrows. Before we
> left Vermont I had plenty of Titmice and chickadees; especially on the
> colder days. I don't know where the Junoes have gone to, only one or two
> observed daily. None here in Ohio. Strange weather al around.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Martha & Bill
> McClintock <mbmcclintock...>
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:05 AM
> > To: <VTBIRD...>
> > Subject: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
> >
> > Happy New Year and a great year of birding to all.
> >
> > I do not do a good job of recording and submitting daily counts at my
> home
> > feeders (Aha...a great resolution possibility!). But I realize that my
> > daily visitors are WAY down. Chickadees, downy, and hairy woodpeckers
> > still visit as well as an occasional nuthatch. But where are the
> titmice,
> > the cardinals, juncoes, blue jays and mourning doves? While I worried
> > about being eaten out of house and home a few weeks ago, I am now
> emptying
> > unused feed to wash my feeders.
> >
> > Have others seen the same disappearance? Will the birds return when the
> > snow does?
> >
> > Thanks for responses and offline is fine if this is not of interest to
> all.
> >
> > Martha
> > (Usually birding in) Westford
>
 

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Date: 1/1/19 8:21 am
From: Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
Still there! It’s cold and windy but worth it! thank you so much to the kind birder who showed my son a close up shot of him. It was his first ever snowy :)

Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
Vermont Speech Language Pathology
University of Vermont
The Stern Center for Language & Learning

Confidentiality Notice:
This message, and any attachments, may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or protected from disclosure under state and federal laws that deal with the privacy and security of medical information. If you received this message in error or through inappropriate means, please reply to this message to notify the Sender that the message was received by you in error, and then permanently delete this message from all storage media, without forwarding or retaining a copy.

> On Jan 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Bill and are are here in the wind with Clem Nilan looking at a snowy owl at the coastguard station. (Mike Palombo and Jim Morris just left.) The owl is on the breakwater that protects the Coast Guard docks—the breakwater with a tower on the left end, bearing a DANGER sign. The bird is hunkered down, but stands out against the dark stones. Mae Mayville Essex Jct.
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
 

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Date: 1/1/19 7:57 am
From: Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
I think that they may have flown down to North Pownal? I am still filling my feeders once a day and I could easily fill my peanut feeder twice a day. Lots of doves and juncos on the ground....jays too! The suet feeder is nearly always occupied!

Mundi
North Pownal

Sent from my iPad

The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur C Clarke 1917 - 2008

> On Jan 1, 2019, at 10:26 AM, Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...> wrote:
>
> We can blame it on the climate. Went on my first bird walk here in Ohio and we had a yellow warbler along with white throated sparrows. Before we left Vermont I had plenty of Titmice and chickadees; especially on the colder days. I don't know where the Junoes have gone to, only one or two observed daily. None here in Ohio. Strange weather al around.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Bob
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Martha & Bill McClintock <mbmcclintock...>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:05 AM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
>
> Happy New Year and a great year of birding to all.
>
> I do not do a good job of recording and submitting daily counts at my home
> feeders (Aha...a great resolution possibility!). But I realize that my
> daily visitors are WAY down. Chickadees, downy, and hairy woodpeckers
> still visit as well as an occasional nuthatch. But where are the titmice,
> the cardinals, juncoes, blue jays and mourning doves? While I worried
> about being eaten out of house and home a few weeks ago, I am now emptying
> unused feed to wash my feeders.
>
> Have others seen the same disappearance? Will the birds return when the
> snow does?
>
> Thanks for responses and offline is fine if this is not of interest to all.
>
> Martha
> (Usually birding in) Westford
 

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Date: 1/1/19 7:26 am
From: Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
We can blame it on the climate. Went on my first bird walk here in Ohio and we had a yellow warbler along with white throated sparrows. Before we left Vermont I had plenty of Titmice and chickadees; especially on the colder days. I don't know where the Junoes have gone to, only one or two observed daily. None here in Ohio. Strange weather al around.

Cheers,

Bob


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Martha & Bill McClintock <mbmcclintock...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:05 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?

Happy New Year and a great year of birding to all.

I do not do a good job of recording and submitting daily counts at my home
feeders (Aha...a great resolution possibility!). But I realize that my
daily visitors are WAY down. Chickadees, downy, and hairy woodpeckers
still visit as well as an occasional nuthatch. But where are the titmice,
the cardinals, juncoes, blue jays and mourning doves? While I worried
about being eaten out of house and home a few weeks ago, I am now emptying
unused feed to wash my feeders.

Have others seen the same disappearance? Will the birds return when the
snow does?

Thanks for responses and offline is fine if this is not of interest to all.

Martha
(Usually birding in) Westford
 

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Date: 1/1/19 7:06 am
From: Martha & Bill McClintock <mbmcclintock...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
Happy New Year and a great year of birding to all.

I do not do a good job of recording and submitting daily counts at my home
feeders (Aha...a great resolution possibility!). But I realize that my
daily visitors are WAY down. Chickadees, downy, and hairy woodpeckers
still visit as well as an occasional nuthatch. But where are the titmice,
the cardinals, juncoes, blue jays and mourning doves? While I worried
about being eaten out of house and home a few weeks ago, I am now emptying
unused feed to wash my feeders.

Have others seen the same disappearance? Will the birds return when the
snow does?

Thanks for responses and offline is fine if this is not of interest to all.

Martha
(Usually birding in) Westford
 

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Date: 1/1/19 6:05 am
From: B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy continues on Burlington Waterfront
Bill and are are here in the wind with Clem Nilan looking at a snowy owl at the coastguard station. (Mike Palombo and Jim Morris just left.) The owl is on the breakwater that protects the Coast Guard docks—the breakwater with a tower on the left end, bearing a DANGER sign. The bird is hunkered down, but stands out against the dark stones. Mae Mayville Essex Jct. 


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Date: 12/31/18 1:01 pm
From: michelep <michelep...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl on Burlington Breakwater
The Snowy Owl is still there at 4.


<Michelep...>  
-------- Original message --------From: B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> Date: 12/31/18 2:34 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <VTBIRD...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl on Burlington Breakwater
It was still there when we left, a little over an hour ago. I believe there’s a very good chance it’s still there. It’s at the left end of Perkins Pier. There’s a grassy area with five benches facing the breakwater. The owl was in front of the middle bench. You can see the small lighthouse on the left end of the breakwater. There is a small tree/shrub. The snowy was further right of that shrub, hunkered down just to the right of three very white boulders on the breakwater base. 
Mae


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On Monday, December 31, 2018, 2:05 PM, Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...> wrote:

Anyone spotted it recently?

Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
Vermont Speech Language Pathology
University of Vermont
The Stern Center for Language & Learning

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> On Dec 31, 2018, at 12:40 PM, B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Bill and I just spotted a snowy owl at Perkins Pier on the breakwater. Mae MayvilleEssex Jct.
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
 

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Date: 12/31/18 11:34 am
From: B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl on Burlington Breakwater
It was still there when we left, a little over an hour ago. I believe there’s a very good chance it’s still there. It’s at the left end of Perkins Pier. There’s a grassy area with five benches facing the breakwater. The owl was in front of the middle bench. You can see the small lighthouse on the left end of the breakwater. There is a small tree/shrub. The snowy was further right of that shrub, hunkered down just to the right of three very white boulders on the breakwater base. 
Mae


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Monday, December 31, 2018, 2:05 PM, Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...> wrote:

Anyone spotted it recently?

Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
Vermont Speech Language Pathology
University of Vermont
The Stern Center for Language & Learning

Confidentiality Notice:
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> On Dec 31, 2018, at 12:40 PM, B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Bill and I just spotted a snowy owl at Perkins Pier on the breakwater. Mae MayvilleEssex Jct.
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
 

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Date: 12/31/18 11:27 am
From: Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <laurabonazinga...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl on Burlington Breakwater
Anyone spotted it recently?

Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
Vermont Speech Language Pathology
University of Vermont
The Stern Center for Language & Learning

Confidentiality Notice:
This message, and any attachments, may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or protected from disclosure under state and federal laws that deal with the privacy and security of medical information. If you received this message in error or through inappropriate means, please reply to this message to notify the Sender that the message was received by you in error, and then permanently delete this message from all storage media, without forwarding or retaining a copy.

> On Dec 31, 2018, at 12:40 PM, B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Bill and I just spotted a snowy owl at Perkins Pier on the breakwater. Mae MayvilleEssex Jct.
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
 

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Date: 12/31/18 9:40 am
From: B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl on Burlington Breakwater
Bill and I just spotted a snowy owl at Perkins Pier on the breakwater. Mae MayvilleEssex Jct. 


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Date: 12/31/18 8:37 am
From: Peterson, Bruce B. <peterson...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] More urban raptors
Sunday am, watching out the window of my 5th floor room at UVM hospital, sitting on a horizontal pipe (the bird, not me), was a big (presumably female) Cooper’s Hawk. She sat there for almost a half hour ignoring several flocks of pigeons, then flew off to the South.

Bruce Peterson
 

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Date: 12/31/18 6:59 am
From: Gary Chapin <gchapin1...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Tufted Duck Chimney Point
The TUFTED DUCK is currently swimming among a small group of diving ducks to the north of the bridge.

Gary Chapin
Ticonderoga, NY
 

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Date: 12/31/18 6:07 am
From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hinesburg CBC help
Hi folks,

We are looking for a couple of folks to help us with our section of the Hinesburg CBC on Sat Jan 5th. It is the Lake Iroquois area of the circle. Let me know if you are interested <tgmarron...> mailto:<tgmarron...>
 

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Date: 12/31/18 5:05 am
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Warblers in NEK
________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of tfberriman <blackpoll...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 5:33 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Warblers in NEK



With the heavy rain last night I was hoping for some warblers to fall out.
Arrived at Conte NWR at 6:30 and in the first two miles of Stone Dam Road I
had 2 large warbler flocks foraging. Estimate between 50-60 birds with many
Bay Breasted, Tennessee, Vireos and Black & White Warblers.

At the parking lot on South America Pond Road it was even better with at
least a dozen Cape May and a dozen Blackpoll, Tennessee etc. Estimate
another 60-70 birds. Spent much time taking snap shots rather than counting
but as soon as one Cape May left another took its place. I took over 1200
pictures so l hope I've matched their faces with their proper name. Tee-Hee



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48295412



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48295743





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



Tom Berriman

802-626-9071



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

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Date: 12/30/18 2:06 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] bald eagles
Yes, they would at this time of year around possible food sources like
that..

And yes, Bridport in winter is a great place for birds of prey!

On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 20:20:21 +0000, Alice Grau <alicecgrau...>
wrote:
> Three bald eagles observed on Swinton Rd. Just east of Basin Harbor Road
> about 11:15 am. Appeared to be two adults and 1 juvenile, or may have
been
> 1 st year and 2nd year juvenile, would they hang out together? In a
corn
> field and surrounding trees at least 1 1/2 hours. Also two adults on
ice
> east of Champlain Bridge this morning. So easy to observe great birds
of
> prey in winter here in Bridport!
 

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Date: 12/30/18 1:34 pm
From: pam voss <pkroutvoss2...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] bald eagles
What were two adults doing on the ice? (Ha,ha)

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 3:20 PM Alice Grau <alicecgrau...> wrote:

> Three bald eagles observed on Swinton Rd. Just east of Basin Harbor Road
> about 11:15 am. Appeared to be two adults and 1 juvenile, or may have been
> 1 st year and 2nd year juvenile, would they hang out together? In a corn
> field and surrounding trees at least 1 1/2 hours. Also two adults on ice
> east of Champlain Bridge this morning. So easy to observe great birds of
> prey in winter here in Bridport!
>
 

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Date: 12/30/18 12:20 pm
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] bald eagles
Three bald eagles observed on Swinton Rd. Just east of Basin Harbor Road about 11:15 am. Appeared to be two adults and 1 juvenile, or may have been 1 st year and 2nd year juvenile, would they hang out together? In a corn field and surrounding trees at least 1 1/2 hours. Also two adults on ice east of Champlain Bridge this morning. So easy to observe great birds of prey in winter here in Bridport!
 

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Date: 12/30/18 10:34 am
From: Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Red-breasted Nuthatch
I’ve been living in either Pownal or North Pownal since 2002 and one of my great sadnesses has been the dearth of Red-breasted Nuthatches and Hermit Thrushes. This morning I was having coffee by the kitchen window and caught sight, I thought, of the coveted Nuthatch. I was hesitant to report it to ebird until I saw it again. Sure enough, that fine little fellow or gal showed up at the suet feeder and hung around for several minutes. I’m pretty chuffed! Now, if only a Hermit Thrush would decide to nest here next spring

Mundi
North Pownal



Mundi Smithers


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

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Date: 12/30/18 5:27 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] wren in the wood pile
“Our” Carolina Wren seems to have found a cozy nighttime roost, at the very top of our full woodshed. Every morning, we hear it singing but can’t see it because it’s back a little way, tucked under the metal roof, protected from rain, snow, sleet and predators. The three cords of wood might even produce a bit of heat! - After a few minutes of chirping and churring, it comes to the front of the pile, peeping out from between big chunks of wood, and then flies off to begin its day.

Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 

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Date: 12/30/18 4:36 am
From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler Updates?
One of those reports - the 27th - was from me. No luck finding the bird. My
ears are not great though, and it may have gotten quieter later in the day.

On Sunday, December 30, 2018, Mike Resch <
<0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> I was thinking of trying for the Middlebury Yellow-throated Warbler Monday
> but have not seen any recent updates. The last positive report on eBird
> was from the 26th. There are eBird reports on the 27th and 29th from the
> Middlebury Falls Hotspot with no report of the Warbler, though perhaps
> those birders weren't searching for this bird.
> So before I make the 3-hour drive (ugh...), it would be great to get some
> updates, even if they are negative ones.
> Many thanks -
> Mike Reschwww.statebirding.blogspot.comPepperell, MA
>


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

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Date: 12/30/18 3:20 am
From: Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler Updates?
I was thinking of trying for the Middlebury Yellow-throated Warbler Monday but have not seen any recent updates.  The last positive report on eBird was from the 26th.  There are eBird reports on the 27th and 29th from the Middlebury Falls Hotspot with no report of the Warbler, though perhaps those birders weren't searching for this bird.
So before I make the 3-hour drive (ugh...), it would be great to get some updates, even if they are negative ones.
Many thanks -
Mike Reschwww.statebirding.blogspot.comPepperell, MA 
 

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Date: 12/28/18 9:43 am
From: Ron Payne <rpayne72...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FYI: Tufted Duck, Crown Point State Historic Site
Just an FYI from the Essex County, NY eBird rare bird alerts, Stacy Robinson got pictures of a Tufted Duck from the Crown Point State Historic Site yesterday. It might be worth trying to find it from the VT side of the lake.



---
Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT






Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Dec 27, 2018 12:49 by Stacy Robinson
- Crown Point State Historic Site, Essex, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0304348,-73.4355471&ll=44.0304348,-73.4355471
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50997714
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Digiscoped"

 
 

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Date: 12/28/18 7:45 am
From: Donald Clark <sapsbks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
Bridget, Here is a taste of some of the early data.

The first published Vermont Christmas census was in 1902 with a report from Randolph Center by Gilbert H. Trafton. He reported three species and four individuals. His count was from 10 AM to 4 PM on a cloudy day with temp of 17 degrees. He recorded 1 shrike, 2 W-B Nuthatch and a Chickadee. He added this note. “ The number of birds seen was very small, but gives a fair indication of the winter bird-life here. I pass many days without seeing or hearing a single bird”.

By 1903 there were 3 counts in Bethel (4 sp, 24 indiv), Bristol ( 7 sp., 88 indiv) & Brattleboro ( 8 sp, 41 indiv )

1904 had Hanover & St Johnsbury. 1905 St Albans & Burlington.

> On Dec 26, 2018, at 8:19 AM, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>
> I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
> first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
> running circle? What year did it start?
>
> Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!
>
> Bridget
 

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Date: 12/27/18 5:49 pm
From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Counting Crows
Today I stopped at the Green Mountain Compost in Williston on my way back from the dump. I have noticed lots of crow activity each time I go but thought I would stop and count. At first I thought there were about 100 crows but then a single Red Tail Hawk flew over and over 200 crows lifted and chased the hawk away. The crows were in every direction around me in the air, in trees and on the ground making it difficult to count them all. I'm sure my count was less than were there.

Rock Pigeons have not been deterred by the wire above the compost, but not a gull in sight...ever!

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51008584


Terry Marron
Williston VT 05495
 

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Date: 12/27/18 4:04 pm
From: Al Merritt <chpmnkx...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
My first Christmas Bird Count was somewhere in the early 60s with the Edgar A. Mearns Bird Club in Orange County, NY. I started doing the Brattleboro Christmas count in 1980. It really wasn't a big thing as it is now but , it was a count. I remember it because we were new to the area, only being a resident for one year and I chose to do the area around Brookside Apts. because I was living there and there was lots of woodland and the Memorial Park close by. But it wasn't very productive. And also a stretch of the Connecticut River that I had checked earlier that was ice free. I can't remember the name of the road but it was the first right hand turn after crossing the bridge off of the rotary. My wife and I found several Common Mergansers puddling and diving in the calm waters. We reported it, and found out that it had never been reported before. So they were kind of skeptical about taking our word because they didn't really know us and we didn’t really know them. By !
them I meant to say Louise Mullen (who wrote a bird column for the Reformer), Al Watson (whom I believe was president of SVAS at the time), Whitney Nichols (the expert birder of the group) and John Kristiansen (Sp?) in fact we were holding the countdown in John's office where we munched on cookies and hot chocolate. A far cry from the countdown pot luck suppers of today's group. I think at that time there were more feeder watchers than field workers. But we had a good time. Years later when it became our turn to run the count we started offering the countdown with a pot luck dinner/supper and it really went over big-time and the tradition is still being passed on. Hollie Bowen and her husband Paul have been so gracious and kind to open their Brattleboro house and invite everyone to attend , whether you are a birder or not. You should try to make it to Hollies house sometime for the countdown. The birds are usually great and the food is outstanding. By the way, Whitney!
did take our Common Mergansers.

Al Merritt
West Brattleboro



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Cory Ross
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 9:34 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?

The Brattleboro count started in 1903. It was conducted very intermittently until the 60’s, however. This year was only the 58th year the count was held.

Cory Ross

Brattleboro CBC
Southeastern Vermont Audubon

> On Dec 26, 2018, at 8:19 AM, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>
> I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't
> the first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our
> longest running circle? What year did it start?
>
> Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!
>
> Bridget
 

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Date: 12/27/18 2:11 pm
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] flock of common redpolls
While I was skiing along a VAST trail in Alburg this afternoon, a flock of20 redpolls flew into a birch tree right in front of me, ate a few seeds andthen left.
If I had not listened to Outdoor Radio about finches this morning (orwas it yesterday), I might not have really tuned it and noticed them. Thanks Outdoor Radio and VPR.
Too bad my camera was in the car...
Sarah Rosedahl
Artist, Author and Illustrator www.srosedahl.com
 

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Date: 12/27/18 1:49 pm
From: Marvin Elliott <marvelliott61...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
The Rutland Count started in 1974 and has been held every year since then. We average about 30 participants and 10 feeder watchers.
Now, most of us have been doing the count for many years so we are seeking new blood.
Marv Elliott

> On Dec 26, 2018, at 9:34 AM, Cory Ross <coryross24...> wrote:
>
> The Brattleboro count started in 1903. It was conducted very intermittently until the 60’s, however. This year was only the 58th year the count was held.
>
> Cory Ross
>
> Brattleboro CBC
> Southeastern Vermont Audubon
>
>> On Dec 26, 2018, at 8:19 AM, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>
>> I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
>> first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
>> running circle? What year did it start?
>>
>> Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!
>>
>> Bridget
 

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Date: 12/27/18 7:11 am
From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Winhall CBC summary
I'm always curious what results are on other VT CBCs. I'm posting our 'in the mtns' results from the Winhall count. We had exceptionally high Wild Turkey reports and counts during count week although not recorded on count day. Feeder observers also reported lower species visits than 'ususal' on count day. Mild temperatures and fewer observers may have contributed to low counts for this CBC. But our highlight was a Brown Thrasher. The BCCH counts rebounded from last year's lowest count (134) and the Junco count fell far flat at 7 from 2018 count of all time high of 527.



Winhall, VT CBC Dec 15, 2018 Ruth Stewart - compiler

Species Number; Max #/in what count yr; # of Counts seen

Ruffed Grouse 1 16/93 42

Wild Turkey 153 153/119 27

Cooper's Hawk 1 1/119 8

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 36 285/95 42

Mourning Dove 18 146/102 43

Great Horned Owl 1 2/73 14

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 4/112 11

Downy Woodpecker 24 39/107 52

Hairy Woodpecker 19 43/110 52

Blue Jay 54 485/109 52

American Crow 11 295/101 47

Common Raven 3 42/78 46

Black-capped Chickadee 462 905/89 52

Tufted Titmouse 41 41/119 36

Red-breasted Nuthatch 19 102/92 51

White-breasted Nuthatch 55 74/90 52

Brown Creeper 2 20/89 46

Brown Thrasher 1 US, 1/119 2

European Starling 1 535/108 49

Dark-eyed Junco (Slatecolored) 7 527/118 44

White-throated Sparrow 3 19/118 23

Northern Cardinal 7 25/118 45

Red-winged Blackbird cw 2/88 9

House Finch 1 134/95 28

American Goldfinch 5 237/101 45

Evening Grosbeak 41 517/83 39

House Sparrow 5 210/92 49

Total Individuals 972 Total Species Reported 26


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT
 

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Date: 12/26/18 6:34 am
From: Cory Ross <coryross24...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
The Brattleboro count started in 1903. It was conducted very intermittently until the 60’s, however. This year was only the 58th year the count was held.

Cory Ross

Brattleboro CBC
Southeastern Vermont Audubon

> On Dec 26, 2018, at 8:19 AM, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>
> I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
> first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
> running circle? What year did it start?
>
> Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!
>
> Bridget
 

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Date: 12/26/18 5:20 am
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] First Vermont Circle?
I know the Burlington Circle celebrated 70 years last year, but wasn't the
first circle somewhere along the Connecticut River? Where's our longest
running circle? What year did it start?

Thanks for your help filling in some historical data for me!

Bridget
 

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Date: 12/24/18 12:42 pm
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Common Mergansers
Flock of 252 +/- 10 out in front of Lakeshore Blvd/ Old Marsh Rd. at 3:30 this afternoon.
Much bigger flock a few days ago but too far out toward Cedar Island to even think about counting

Barclay Morris
Grand Isle
 

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Date: 12/24/18 5:16 am
From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
I looked for the Golden Eagle yesterday morning without success.

Zac Cota

On Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 7:52 AM Jack Travelstead <jgtravel54...>
wrote:

> The Golden Eagle was not there on Friday, but there was an adult Bald
> Eagle near the yellow barn. Just up the road a nice group of Bohemian
> Waxwings too.
>
> Jack
>
> > On Dec 24, 2018, at 6:41 AM, J J Allen <jjapple88...> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone seen the Golden Eagle in East Montpelier recently? The
> sightings have been practically in my backyard and I’ve been daily having a
> look around but no luck in the last few days. Thanks, Jeffrey Allen
> >
> >> On Dec 24, 2018, at 00:00, VTBIRD automatic digest system <
> <LISTSERV...> wrote:
> >>
> >> There are 9 messages totaling 350 lines in this issue.
> >>
> >> Topics of the day:
> >>
> >> 1. How Many CBC'ers in VT? (8)
> >> 2. Catbird!
> >>
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:45:38 -0500
> >> From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
> >> Subject: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
> >>
> >> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >>
> >> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> routes
> >> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> gets
> >> us to 880.
> >>
> >> Good estimate?
> >>
> >> Bridget
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:11:44 -0500
> >> From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
> >> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
> >>
> >> Hi Bridget,
> >> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It
> would be closer to 50 if all counted.
> >> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
> >> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to
> see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
> >> Happy holidays, Terry
> >>
> >>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >>>
> >>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> routes
> >>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> gets
> >>> us to 880.
> >>>
> >>> Good estimate?
> >>>
> >>> Bridget
> >>
> >> Terry Marron
> >> <tgmarron...>
> >> Williston VT 05495
> >> www.windstonefarmvt.com
> >> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
> >> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:14:54 -0500
> >> From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
> >> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
> >>
> >> Bridget,
> >>
> >> So far we have 46 people signed up to help with the Hunger Mountain CBC
> >> taking place next Wednesday 12/26. We've had some recent additions, and
> may
> >> end up with 50 folks participating.
> >>
> >> Zac Cota
> >>
> >>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi Bridget,
> >>> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It
> >>> would be closer to 50 if all counted.
> >>> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
> >>> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to
> >>> see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
> >>> Happy holidays, Terry
> >>>
> >>>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >>>>
> >>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> >>> routes
> >>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> >>> gets
> >>>> us to 880.
> >>>>
> >>>> Good estimate?
> >>>>
> >>>> Bridget
> >>>
> >>> Terry Marron
> >>> <tgmarron...>
> >>> Williston VT 05495
> >>> www.windstonefarmvt.com
> >>> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
> >>> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
> >> 175 Depot Street
> >> Hyde Park, VT 05655
> >> (802) 696-8613 cell
> >> <zcotaweaver...>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 14:19:43 +0000
> >> From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
> >> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
> >>
> >> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting
> question.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >>>
> >>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> routes
> >>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> gets
> >>> us to 880.
> >>>
> >>> Good estimate?
> >>>
> >>> Bridget
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 10:19:45 -0500
> >> From: Jeanne Elias <moosewoman...>
> >> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
> >>
> >> Bridget
> >> The MadBirders CBC had at least 50 participants as well, 40 on field
> teams and maybe even more than ten feeder watchers.
> >> Jeannie Elias
> >>
> >>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 9:14 AM, Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <
> <zcotaweaver...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Bridget,
> >>>
> >>> So far we have 46 people signed up to help with the Hunger Mountain CBC
> >>> taking place next Wednesday 12/26. We've had some recent additions,
> and may
> >>> end up with 50 folks participating.
> >>>
> >>> Zac Cota
> >>>
> >>>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi Bridget,
> >>>> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It
> >>>> would be closer to 50 if all counted.
> >>>> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
> >>>> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try
> to
> >>>> see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
> >>>> Happy holidays, Terry
> >>>>
> >>>>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> >>>> routes
> >>>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> >>>> gets
> >>>>> us to 880.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Good estimate?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Bridget
> >>>>
> >>>> Terry Marron
> >>>> <tgmarron...>
> >>>> Williston VT 05495
> >>>> www.windstonefarmvt.com
> >>>> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
> >>>> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
> >>> 175 Depot Street
> >>> Hyde Park, VT 05655
> >>> (802) 696-8613 cell
> >>> <zcotaweaver...>
> >>>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:04:21 -0500
> >> From: Cory Ross <coryross24...>
> >> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
> >>
> >> Hi Bridget
> >>
> >> The Brattleboro CBC had 33 field participants and 16 feeder counts.
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> Cory Ross
> >>
> >>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 8:45 AM, Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >>>
> >>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> routes
> >>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> gets
> >>> us to 880.
> >>>
> >>> Good estimate?
> >>>
> >>> Bridget
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:57:26 -0500
> >> From: Mus <musbird...>
> >> Subject: Catbird!
> >>
> >> Astonished to see a catbird here at my place this week, near and in the
> bushes along the foundation of my house, where it actually nested this
> summer. Kinda late in the year, huh? Anybody else seeing them now?
> >> Janet Watton
> >> Randolph Center
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 12:26:43 -0500
> >> From: Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...>
> >> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
> >>
> >> The East Franklin County CBC (northernmost in the state) has 32
> traveling
> >> observers and four feeder watchers from ages preteen through 70-plus,
> all
> >> of whom have committed to our January 5 count. Eight of us already have
> >> participated or will be participating in multiple counts this year (four
> >> for me, three for another person; I'm not sure about the other six
> folks,
> >> but I think they're probably doing a lot). We also may pick up a few
> more
> >> participants. (I'll be in touch with you, Bridget, about one whom you
> >> referred....)
> >>
> >> Charlotte Bill
> >> <east.franklin.vt.cbc...>
> >>
> >>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM Rich Kelley <rich...>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting
> >>> question.
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> >>>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >>>>
> >>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> >>> routes
> >>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> >>> gets
> >>>> us to 880.
> >>>>
> >>>> Good estimate?
> >>>>
> >>>> Bridget
> >>>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 18:01:44 -0500
> >> From: Bruce MacPherson <bmacphe...>
> >> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
> >>
> >> I don't know the exact number this year, but historically the
> Burlington circle has about 60 participants and I believe it was about the
> same as previously. This number is exclusive of feeder counters. We did our
> count on Dec. 16, the same day as the Islands CBC, so our numbers are
> mutually exclusive of Terry's.
> >>
> >>
> >> Bruce MacPherson
> >> GMAS
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...>
> >> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> >> Sent: Sun, Dec 23, 2018 12:26 pm
> >> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
> >>
> >> The East Franklin County CBC (northernmost in the state) has 32
> traveling
> >> observers and four feeder watchers from ages preteen through 70-plus,
> all
> >> of whom have committed to our January 5 count. Eight of us already have
> >> participated or will be participating in multiple counts this year (four
> >> for me, three for another person; I'm not sure about the other six
> folks,
> >> but I think they're probably doing a lot). We also may pick up a few
> more
> >> participants. (I'll be in touch with you, Bridget, about one whom you
> >> referred....)
> >>
> >> Charlotte Bill
> >> <east.franklin.vt.cbc...>
> >>
> >>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM Rich Kelley <rich...>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting
> >>> question.
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> >>>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >>>>
> >>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> >>> routes
> >>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> >>> gets
> >>>> us to 880.
> >>>>
> >>>> Good estimate?
> >>>>
> >>>> Bridget
> >>>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> End of VTBIRD Digest - 21 Dec 2018 to 23 Dec 2018 (#2018-333)
> >> *************************************************************
>


--
Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
175 Depot Street
Hyde Park, VT 05655
(802) 696-8613 cell
<zcotaweaver...>
 

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Date: 12/24/18 4:52 am
From: Jack Travelstead <jgtravel54...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
The Golden Eagle was not there on Friday, but there was an adult Bald Eagle near the yellow barn. Just up the road a nice group of Bohemian Waxwings too.

Jack

> On Dec 24, 2018, at 6:41 AM, J J Allen <jjapple88...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone seen the Golden Eagle in East Montpelier recently? The sightings have been practically in my backyard and I’ve been daily having a look around but no luck in the last few days. Thanks, Jeffrey Allen
>
>> On Dec 24, 2018, at 00:00, VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:
>>
>> There are 9 messages totaling 350 lines in this issue.
>>
>> Topics of the day:
>>
>> 1. How Many CBC'ers in VT? (8)
>> 2. Catbird!
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:45:38 -0500
>> From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
>> Subject: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>>
>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>
>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
>> us to 880.
>>
>> Good estimate?
>>
>> Bridget
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:11:44 -0500
>> From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
>> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>>
>> Hi Bridget,
>> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It would be closer to 50 if all counted.
>> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
>> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
>> Happy holidays, Terry
>>
>>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>
>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
>>> us to 880.
>>>
>>> Good estimate?
>>>
>>> Bridget
>>
>> Terry Marron
>> <tgmarron...>
>> Williston VT 05495
>> www.windstonefarmvt.com
>> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
>> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:14:54 -0500
>> From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
>> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>>
>> Bridget,
>>
>> So far we have 46 people signed up to help with the Hunger Mountain CBC
>> taking place next Wednesday 12/26. We've had some recent additions, and may
>> end up with 50 folks participating.
>>
>> Zac Cota
>>
>>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Bridget,
>>> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It
>>> would be closer to 50 if all counted.
>>> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
>>> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to
>>> see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
>>> Happy holidays, Terry
>>>
>>>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>>
>>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
>>> routes
>>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
>>> gets
>>>> us to 880.
>>>>
>>>> Good estimate?
>>>>
>>>> Bridget
>>>
>>> Terry Marron
>>> <tgmarron...>
>>> Williston VT 05495
>>> www.windstonefarmvt.com
>>> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
>>> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
>> 175 Depot Street
>> Hyde Park, VT 05655
>> (802) 696-8613 cell
>> <zcotaweaver...>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 14:19:43 +0000
>> From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
>> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>>
>> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting question.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>>
>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>
>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
>>> us to 880.
>>>
>>> Good estimate?
>>>
>>> Bridget
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 10:19:45 -0500
>> From: Jeanne Elias <moosewoman...>
>> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>>
>> Bridget
>> The MadBirders CBC had at least 50 participants as well, 40 on field teams and maybe even more than ten feeder watchers.
>> Jeannie Elias
>>
>>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 9:14 AM, Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Bridget,
>>>
>>> So far we have 46 people signed up to help with the Hunger Mountain CBC
>>> taking place next Wednesday 12/26. We've had some recent additions, and may
>>> end up with 50 folks participating.
>>>
>>> Zac Cota
>>>
>>>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi Bridget,
>>>> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It
>>>> would be closer to 50 if all counted.
>>>> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
>>>> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to
>>>> see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
>>>> Happy holidays, Terry
>>>>
>>>>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>>>
>>>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
>>>> routes
>>>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
>>>> gets
>>>>> us to 880.
>>>>>
>>>>> Good estimate?
>>>>>
>>>>> Bridget
>>>>
>>>> Terry Marron
>>>> <tgmarron...>
>>>> Williston VT 05495
>>>> www.windstonefarmvt.com
>>>> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
>>>> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
>>> 175 Depot Street
>>> Hyde Park, VT 05655
>>> (802) 696-8613 cell
>>> <zcotaweaver...>
>>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:04:21 -0500
>> From: Cory Ross <coryross24...>
>> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>>
>> Hi Bridget
>>
>> The Brattleboro CBC had 33 field participants and 16 feeder counts.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Cory Ross
>>
>>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 8:45 AM, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>>
>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>
>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
>>> us to 880.
>>>
>>> Good estimate?
>>>
>>> Bridget
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:57:26 -0500
>> From: Mus <musbird...>
>> Subject: Catbird!
>>
>> Astonished to see a catbird here at my place this week, near and in the bushes along the foundation of my house, where it actually nested this summer. Kinda late in the year, huh? Anybody else seeing them now?
>> Janet Watton
>> Randolph Center
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 12:26:43 -0500
>> From: Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...>
>> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>>
>> The East Franklin County CBC (northernmost in the state) has 32 traveling
>> observers and four feeder watchers from ages preteen through 70-plus, all
>> of whom have committed to our January 5 count. Eight of us already have
>> participated or will be participating in multiple counts this year (four
>> for me, three for another person; I'm not sure about the other six folks,
>> but I think they're probably doing a lot). We also may pick up a few more
>> participants. (I'll be in touch with you, Bridget, about one whom you
>> referred....)
>>
>> Charlotte Bill
>> <east.franklin.vt.cbc...>
>>
>>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:
>>>
>>> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting
>>> question.
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>>
>>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
>>> routes
>>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
>>> gets
>>>> us to 880.
>>>>
>>>> Good estimate?
>>>>
>>>> Bridget
>>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 18:01:44 -0500
>> From: Bruce MacPherson <bmacphe...>
>> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>>
>> I don't know the exact number this year, but historically the Burlington circle has about 60 participants and I believe it was about the same as previously. This number is exclusive of feeder counters. We did our count on Dec. 16, the same day as the Islands CBC, so our numbers are mutually exclusive of Terry's.
>>
>>
>> Bruce MacPherson
>> GMAS
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...>
>> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
>> Sent: Sun, Dec 23, 2018 12:26 pm
>> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>>
>> The East Franklin County CBC (northernmost in the state) has 32 traveling
>> observers and four feeder watchers from ages preteen through 70-plus, all
>> of whom have committed to our January 5 count. Eight of us already have
>> participated or will be participating in multiple counts this year (four
>> for me, three for another person; I'm not sure about the other six folks,
>> but I think they're probably doing a lot). We also may pick up a few more
>> participants. (I'll be in touch with you, Bridget, about one whom you
>> referred....)
>>
>> Charlotte Bill
>> <east.franklin.vt.cbc...>
>>
>>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:
>>>
>>> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting
>>> question.
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>>
>>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
>>> routes
>>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
>>> gets
>>>> us to 880.
>>>>
>>>> Good estimate?
>>>>
>>>> Bridget
>>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> End of VTBIRD Digest - 21 Dec 2018 to 23 Dec 2018 (#2018-333)
>> *************************************************************
 

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Date: 12/24/18 3:41 am
From: J J Allen <jjapple88...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle
Has anyone seen the Golden Eagle in East Montpelier recently? The sightings have been practically in my backyard and I’ve been daily having a look around but no luck in the last few days. Thanks, Jeffrey Allen

> On Dec 24, 2018, at 00:00, VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:
>
> There are 9 messages totaling 350 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. How Many CBC'ers in VT? (8)
> 2. Catbird!
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:45:38 -0500
> From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
> Subject: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>
> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>
> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
> us to 880.
>
> Good estimate?
>
> Bridget
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:11:44 -0500
> From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>
> Hi Bridget,
> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It would be closer to 50 if all counted.
> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
> Happy holidays, Terry
>
>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>
>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
>> us to 880.
>>
>> Good estimate?
>>
>> Bridget
>
> Terry Marron
> <tgmarron...>
> Williston VT 05495
> www.windstonefarmvt.com
> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:14:54 -0500
> From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>
> Bridget,
>
> So far we have 46 people signed up to help with the Hunger Mountain CBC
> taking place next Wednesday 12/26. We've had some recent additions, and may
> end up with 50 folks participating.
>
> Zac Cota
>
>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Bridget,
>> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It
>> would be closer to 50 if all counted.
>> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
>> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to
>> see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
>> Happy holidays, Terry
>>
>>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>
>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
>> routes
>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
>> gets
>>> us to 880.
>>>
>>> Good estimate?
>>>
>>> Bridget
>>
>> Terry Marron
>> <tgmarron...>
>> Williston VT 05495
>> www.windstonefarmvt.com
>> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
>> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
>>
>
>
> --
> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
> 175 Depot Street
> Hyde Park, VT 05655
> (802) 696-8613 cell
> <zcotaweaver...>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 14:19:43 +0000
> From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>
> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting question.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>
>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>
>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
>> us to 880.
>>
>> Good estimate?
>>
>> Bridget
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 10:19:45 -0500
> From: Jeanne Elias <moosewoman...>
> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>
> Bridget
> The MadBirders CBC had at least 50 participants as well, 40 on field teams and maybe even more than ten feeder watchers.
> Jeannie Elias
>
>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 9:14 AM, Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> wrote:
>>
>> Bridget,
>>
>> So far we have 46 people signed up to help with the Hunger Mountain CBC
>> taking place next Wednesday 12/26. We've had some recent additions, and may
>> end up with 50 folks participating.
>>
>> Zac Cota
>>
>>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Bridget,
>>> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It
>>> would be closer to 50 if all counted.
>>> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
>>> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to
>>> see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
>>> Happy holidays, Terry
>>>
>>>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>>
>>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
>>> routes
>>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
>>> gets
>>>> us to 880.
>>>>
>>>> Good estimate?
>>>>
>>>> Bridget
>>>
>>> Terry Marron
>>> <tgmarron...>
>>> Williston VT 05495
>>> www.windstonefarmvt.com
>>> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
>>> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
>> 175 Depot Street
>> Hyde Park, VT 05655
>> (802) 696-8613 cell
>> <zcotaweaver...>
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:04:21 -0500
> From: Cory Ross <coryross24...>
> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>
> Hi Bridget
>
> The Brattleboro CBC had 33 field participants and 16 feeder counts.
>
> Thanks
>
> Cory Ross
>
>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 8:45 AM, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>
>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>
>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
>> us to 880.
>>
>> Good estimate?
>>
>> Bridget
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:57:26 -0500
> From: Mus <musbird...>
> Subject: Catbird!
>
> Astonished to see a catbird here at my place this week, near and in the bushes along the foundation of my house, where it actually nested this summer. Kinda late in the year, huh? Anybody else seeing them now?
> Janet Watton
> Randolph Center
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 12:26:43 -0500
> From: Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...>
> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>
> The East Franklin County CBC (northernmost in the state) has 32 traveling
> observers and four feeder watchers from ages preteen through 70-plus, all
> of whom have committed to our January 5 count. Eight of us already have
> participated or will be participating in multiple counts this year (four
> for me, three for another person; I'm not sure about the other six folks,
> but I think they're probably doing a lot). We also may pick up a few more
> participants. (I'll be in touch with you, Bridget, about one whom you
> referred....)
>
> Charlotte Bill
> <east.franklin.vt.cbc...>
>
>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:
>>
>> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting
>> question.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>>
>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>
>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
>> routes
>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
>> gets
>>> us to 880.
>>>
>>> Good estimate?
>>>
>>> Bridget
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 18:01:44 -0500
> From: Bruce MacPherson <bmacphe...>
> Subject: Re: How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>
> I don't know the exact number this year, but historically the Burlington circle has about 60 participants and I believe it was about the same as previously. This number is exclusive of feeder counters. We did our count on Dec. 16, the same day as the Islands CBC, so our numbers are mutually exclusive of Terry's.
>
>
> Bruce MacPherson
> GMAS
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Sun, Dec 23, 2018 12:26 pm
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
>
> The East Franklin County CBC (northernmost in the state) has 32 traveling
> observers and four feeder watchers from ages preteen through 70-plus, all
> of whom have committed to our January 5 count. Eight of us already have
> participated or will be participating in multiple counts this year (four
> for me, three for another person; I'm not sure about the other six folks,
> but I think they're probably doing a lot). We also may pick up a few more
> participants. (I'll be in touch with you, Bridget, about one whom you
> referred....)
>
> Charlotte Bill
> <east.franklin.vt.cbc...>
>
>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:
>>
>> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting
>> question.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>>>
>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>
>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
>> routes
>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
>> gets
>>> us to 880.
>>>
>>> Good estimate?
>>>
>>> Bridget
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 21 Dec 2018 to 23 Dec 2018 (#2018-333)
> *************************************************************
 

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Date: 12/23/18 3:01 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
I don't know the exact number this year, but historically the Burlington circle has about 60 participants and I believe it was about the same as previously. This number is exclusive of feeder counters. We did our count on Dec. 16, the same day as the Islands CBC, so our numbers are mutually exclusive of Terry's.


Bruce MacPherson
GMAS



-----Original Message-----
From: Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sun, Dec 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?

The East Franklin County CBC (northernmost in the state) has 32 traveling
observers and four feeder watchers from ages preteen through 70-plus, all
of whom have committed to our January 5 count. Eight of us already have
participated or will be participating in multiple counts this year (four
for me, three for another person; I'm not sure about the other six folks,
but I think they're probably doing a lot). We also may pick up a few more
participants. (I'll be in touch with you, Bridget, about one whom you
referred....)

Charlotte Bill
<east.franklin.vt.cbc...>

On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:

> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting
> question.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
> >
> > How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >
> > We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> routes
> > which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> gets
> > us to 880.
> >
> > Good estimate?
> >
> > Bridget
>
 

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Date: 12/23/18 9:26 am
From: Charlotte and Hal Bill <cgbbill...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
The East Franklin County CBC (northernmost in the state) has 32 traveling
observers and four feeder watchers from ages preteen through 70-plus, all
of whom have committed to our January 5 count. Eight of us already have
participated or will be participating in multiple counts this year (four
for me, three for another person; I'm not sure about the other six folks,
but I think they're probably doing a lot). We also may pick up a few more
participants. (I'll be in touch with you, Bridget, about one whom you
referred....)

Charlotte Bill
<east.franklin.vt.cbc...>

On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:

> There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting
> question.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
> >
> > How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >
> > We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> routes
> > which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> gets
> > us to 880.
> >
> > Good estimate?
> >
> > Bridget
>
 

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Date: 12/23/18 8:57 am
From: Mus <musbird...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Catbird!
Astonished to see a catbird here at my place this week, near and in the bushes along the foundation of my house, where it actually nested this summer. Kinda late in the year, huh? Anybody else seeing them now?
Janet Watton
Randolph Center
 

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Date: 12/23/18 8:04 am
From: Cory Ross <coryross24...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
Hi Bridget

The Brattleboro CBC had 33 field participants and 16 feeder counts.

Thanks

Cory Ross

> On Dec 23, 2018, at 8:45 AM, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>
> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>
> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
> us to 880.
>
> Good estimate?
>
> Bridget
 

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Date: 12/23/18 7:20 am
From: Jeanne Elias <moosewoman...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
Bridget
The MadBirders CBC had at least 50 participants as well, 40 on field teams and maybe even more than ten feeder watchers.
Jeannie Elias

> On Dec 23, 2018, at 9:14 AM, Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> wrote:
>
> Bridget,
>
> So far we have 46 people signed up to help with the Hunger Mountain CBC
> taking place next Wednesday 12/26. We've had some recent additions, and may
> end up with 50 folks participating.
>
> Zac Cota
>
>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Bridget,
>> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It
>> would be closer to 50 if all counted.
>> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
>> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to
>> see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
>> Happy holidays, Terry
>>
>>> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>>>
>>> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
>> routes
>>> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
>> gets
>>> us to 880.
>>>
>>> Good estimate?
>>>
>>> Bridget
>>
>> Terry Marron
>> <tgmarron...>
>> Williston VT 05495
>> www.windstonefarmvt.com
>> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
>> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
>>
>
>
> --
> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
> 175 Depot Street
> Hyde Park, VT 05655
> (802) 696-8613 cell
> <zcotaweaver...>
>
 

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Date: 12/23/18 6:19 am
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
There’s a fair number of people that do multiple counts. Interesting question.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 23, 2018, at 08:46, Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>
> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>
> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
> us to 880.
>
> Good estimate?
>
> Bridget
 

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Date: 12/23/18 6:15 am
From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
Bridget,

So far we have 46 people signed up to help with the Hunger Mountain CBC
taking place next Wednesday 12/26. We've had some recent additions, and may
end up with 50 folks participating.

Zac Cota

On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM Terry Marron <tgmarron...> wrote:

> Hi Bridget,
> We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It
> would be closer to 50 if all counted.
> Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
> I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to
> see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
> Happy holidays, Terry
>
> > On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
> >
> > We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering
> routes
> > which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which
> gets
> > us to 880.
> >
> > Good estimate?
> >
> > Bridget
>
> Terry Marron
> <tgmarron...>
> Williston VT 05495
> www.windstonefarmvt.com
> 802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
> Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
>


--
Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
175 Depot Street
Hyde Park, VT 05655
(802) 696-8613 cell
<zcotaweaver...>
 

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Date: 12/23/18 6:11 am
From: Terry Marron <tgmarron...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
Hi Bridget,
We have 40 in our circle but that doesn't include feeder watchers. It would be closer to 50 if all counted.
Did you get any pic's from CBC? I sent you one goofy pic of us all!
I have not seen many reports for CBC groups on listserve. I will try to see if Ken has a rough count yet and post probably after the holidays.
Happy holidays, Terry

> On December 23, 2018 at 8:45 AM Bridget Butler <birddiva...> wrote:
>
>
> How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?
>
> We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
> which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
> us to 880.
>
> Good estimate?
>
> Bridget

Terry Marron
<tgmarron...>
Williston VT 05495
www.windstonefarmvt.com
802-878-3953(H) 802-999-1403(C)
Enjoy Pesto...breakfast-lunch-dinner!
 

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Date: 12/23/18 5:46 am
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] How Many CBC'ers in VT?
How many people do you think are volunteering for CBCs in VT?

We've got 22 circles we could suppose 30 people per circle covering routes
which would be 660...plus maybe 10 feeder-watchers per circle...which gets
us to 880.

Good estimate?

Bridget
 

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Date: 12/21/18 11:26 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] thank you, CAWR!
“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September.” I’m reminded of this little poem every single morning, when a Carolina Wren starts singing, sweetening the dreary days. He usually starts with the lovely up and down “chirr” noise and then, if he’s feeling particularly upbeat that morning, he gives us a few rounds of “teakettle teakettle”. (I’m assuming it’s a male; I think both sexes call but only males sing in this species.) It is a true delight to hear bird song “in the dark of December”.
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 12/21/18 8:51 am
From: B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow Throated Warbler
Reports from folks who looked for this bird would be greatly appreciated. Reports of unsuccessful attempts are equally appreciated.
Mae MayvilleEssex VT


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8:23 AM, Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> wrote:

Hello all,

The warbler continues foraging around the Sheldon Boarding House and the parking area on Mill Street in Middlebury this morning. First found it by its chip note. Really active bird.

Zac Cota

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 12/20/18 5:23 am
From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Yellow Throated Warbler continues
Hello all,

The warbler continues foraging around the Sheldon Boarding House and the parking area on Mill Street in Middlebury this morning. First found it by its chip note. Really active bird.

Zac Cota

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 12/20/18 5:12 am
From: Kim Likakis <kim.likakis...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] VTBIRD Digest - 18 Dec 2018 to 19 Dec 2018 (#2018-330)
>>Moving out of he wonderful state of Vermont. I a moving to Ohio where
there is some great birding. I will not unsubscribe from this list as I
have learned a lot from it and I will periodically be returning to visit
friends. I wish all a Happy Holiday and a wonderful birding year.<<

Have an awesome time at Magee, Bob..... good birding!

Kim
Bennington
 

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Date: 12/19/18 5:24 pm
From: Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Red-headed Woodpecker NEK
Lovely post. Gift, indeed!

On Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 3:48 PM Veer Frost <
<0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Heart still pittypat, just had Red-headed Woodpecker visit water tray
> I keep ice free (and descended upon immediately by regular birds when
> fresh)... dazzling male scarlet hood against snowy expanse, life bird
> for me. Sadly just had his sips and flew off. Solstice gift!
> Veer Frost, Passumpsic
> Sent using Hushmail
>
 

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Date: 12/19/18 4:15 pm
From: Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pine grosbeaks in Marlboro
The MacArthur family reported to me two pine grosbeaks in their neighborhood this evening, apparently eating grit in the road at dusk. Near the same location, several birds were spotted by another resident birder last Friday that looked like pine grosbeaks but it was a bit too dark for visual confirmation of all field marks to include in our Christmas Count period. Evening grosbeaks and cedar waxwings have also visited this area during this past week.

Good birding and happy holidays,

Cherrie Corey
Marlboro, VT
 

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Date: 12/19/18 1:32 pm
From: Chip Darmstadt <chip...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Golden Eagle in E. Montpelier
This afternoon my son and I relocated the Golden Eagle found by Sean
Beckett and team on Saturday’s Plainfield CBC. We found the eagle on Sibley
Road in East Montpelier, where it had been reported previously. The adult
Golden flew out of the corn field south of the road and west of the big
yellow barn. It flew low over a flock of Wild Turkeys and their gobbling
alerted us to the bird. The eagle then flew low just over the tree tops
towards Sodom Pond and out of sight.

The cornfield (the one with a little “wishing well”) seem to be a preferred
spot for this bird for some reason, so that’s a good place to start your
search, if you go looking.

Happy birding and happy holidays!

Chip



Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director

North Branch Nature Center

(802) 229-6206

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

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Date: 12/19/18 12:48 pm
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Red-headed Woodpecker NEK
Heart still pittypat, just had Red-headed Woodpecker visit water tray
I keep ice free (and descended upon immediately by regular birds when
fresh)... dazzling male scarlet hood against snowy expanse, life bird
for me. Sadly just had his sips and flew off. Solstice gift!
Veer Frost, Passumpsic
Sent using Hushmail
 

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Date: 12/19/18 11:01 am
From: Pat Folsom <pfols...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy
Three of us had no luck in finding the Snowy from 11 AM - 12:30 PM, Wednesday, Dec 19.
Patti Haynes, Emily Ahhtunan, Pat Folsom

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chip Darmstadt" <chip...>
To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:54:32 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy

I've tried a few times now, with no luck. Will probably try again today -
and will post if I find the Snowy!
Cheers, Chip

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



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of Richard Littauer
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 11:18 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy

Looks to be the same bird reported by Bryan, on behalf of someone else, on
eBird last Friday. https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S50742973

I went and spent thirty minutes searching for the owl on Monday and wasn't
able to raise it. Has anyone else had any luck?

R

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:

> Snowy owl reported by VTrans at the Knapp State Airport in Berlin.
>
>
> Link to their photo<
> https://www.facebook.com/VTransontheroad/photos/a.310679515637325/2106
> 798286025430/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAhzi4k5ZadN0SoqdJlyeVRSpC48D-
> Lt_v6ij2dQsPa-59C_cX9m-2ksSIRzsAzT5dlR9So4PQUB_d2KEsux2KbOcwnc6U2WbaR3
> mw1_GjZe-m6efDpAUx9sIXAz9XS468pwapYBbu3-ItapXG9cW3eiNTzn48zKtsY7aBjmP7
> xb0PGha7Mt_yqyqa9RipxKdB0I4HfmqhCUY2aXPXHrsQirxS2e8BX2z6olITGAGavCIzZp
> 1ucWldcfe90KQCS3gLkiVWjDUirWiML2mRpVueK2EVIwIqNL3ZINjPloIY3GFMJa6_PVv_
> _SflIlZsR9S0pHp41aI3NuwRZaNJ6eiXaGA&__tn__=-R
> >
>


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

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Date: 12/19/18 9:54 am
From: Chip Darmstadt <chip...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy
I've tried a few times now, with no luck. Will probably try again today -
and will post if I find the Snowy!
Cheers, Chip

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



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> On Behalf Of Richard Littauer
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 11:18 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy

Looks to be the same bird reported by Bryan, on behalf of someone else, on
eBird last Friday. https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S50742973

I went and spent thirty minutes searching for the owl on Monday and wasn't
able to raise it. Has anyone else had any luck?

R

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:

> Snowy owl reported by VTrans at the Knapp State Airport in Berlin.
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> Link to their photo<
> https://www.facebook.com/VTransontheroad/photos/a.310679515637325/2106
> 798286025430/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAhzi4k5ZadN0SoqdJlyeVRSpC48D-
> Lt_v6ij2dQsPa-59C_cX9m-2ksSIRzsAzT5dlR9So4PQUB_d2KEsux2KbOcwnc6U2WbaR3
> mw1_GjZe-m6efDpAUx9sIXAz9XS468pwapYBbu3-ItapXG9cW3eiNTzn48zKtsY7aBjmP7
> xb0PGha7Mt_yqyqa9RipxKdB0I4HfmqhCUY2aXPXHrsQirxS2e8BX2z6olITGAGavCIzZp
> 1ucWldcfe90KQCS3gLkiVWjDUirWiML2mRpVueK2EVIwIqNL3ZINjPloIY3GFMJa6_PVv_
> _SflIlZsR9S0pHp41aI3NuwRZaNJ6eiXaGA&__tn__=-R
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Date: 12/19/18 8:17 am
From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy
Looks to be the same bird reported by Bryan, on behalf of someone else, on
eBird last Friday. https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S50742973

I went and spent thirty minutes searching for the owl on Monday and wasn't
able to raise it. Has anyone else had any luck?

R

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM Rich Kelley <rich...> wrote:

> Snowy owl reported by VTrans at the Knapp State Airport in Berlin.
>
>
> Link to their photo<
> https://www.facebook.com/VTransontheroad/photos/a.310679515637325/2106798286025430/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAhzi4k5ZadN0SoqdJlyeVRSpC48D-Lt_v6ij2dQsPa-59C_cX9m-2ksSIRzsAzT5dlR9So4PQUB_d2KEsux2KbOcwnc6U2WbaR3mw1_GjZe-m6efDpAUx9sIXAz9XS468pwapYBbu3-ItapXG9cW3eiNTzn48zKtsY7aBjmP7xb0PGha7Mt_yqyqa9RipxKdB0I4HfmqhCUY2aXPXHrsQirxS2e8BX2z6olITGAGavCIzZp1ucWldcfe90KQCS3gLkiVWjDUirWiML2mRpVueK2EVIwIqNL3ZINjPloIY3GFMJa6_PVv__SflIlZsR9S0pHp41aI3NuwRZaNJ6eiXaGA&__tn__=-R
> >
>


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Date: 12/19/18 8:14 am
From: B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Dead Great Blue Heron
Sorry for filling up your inboxes, folks. Yahoo keeps changing my pasted-in link to an attachment. Let's see if I can get it to work this time.
A work colleague took this photo of a dead great blue heron on Sunday while walking along the Winooski River at Muddy Brook Park in South Burlington. 

Mae MayvilleEssex Jct, VT
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4829/31443148947_3de8b747a9_k.jpg
 

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Date: 12/19/18 8:10 am
From: Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Moving
Moving out of he wonderful state of Vermont. I a moving to Ohio where there is some great birding. I will not unsubscribe from this list as I have learned a lot from it and I will periodically be returning to visit friends. I wish all a Happy Holiday and a wonderful birding year.

Bob in West Arlington
 

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Date: 12/19/18 8:02 am
From: B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Dead Great Blue Heron
A work colleague took this photo on Sunday while walking along the Winooski River at Muddy Brook Park in South Burlington. 

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Date: 12/19/18 8:02 am
From: B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Dead Great Blue Heron
Sorry, I forgot to sign my message.Mae MayvilleEssex Junction

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11:00:36 AM EST, B Bobolinks <bobolinkss...> wrote:

A work colleague took this photo on Sunday while walking along the Winooski River at Muddy Brook Park in South Burlington. 

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Date: 12/19/18 7:36 am
From: Susan Fogleman <sfogleman...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
Congratulations, Ron!

Susan Fogleman
Campton NH

Susan Fogleman
<sfogleman...>

“The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson






> On Dec 18, 2018, at 4:26 PM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:
>
> The pictures are in my eBird checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S50782919
>
> This was a life bird for me, by the way.
>
>
> ---
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
>
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>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:22:47 -0500, Ron Payne wrote:
>
> I just found a Yellow-throated Warbler in Frog Hollow (Mill St.) in Middlebury. It was hanging out with some chickadees and titmice around at a historic apartment building called the Sheldon Boarding House just up the hill from the parking lot on that street. I saw it foraging in the trees and around the porch and foundation of that building. And before anyone asks, no, I didn't mean a Common Yellowthroat. Pictures later when I can get to my computer.
>
>
> ---
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
>
 

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Date: 12/19/18 7:19 am
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
Hello all,

I’m here at Mill Street in Middlebury with Gary Chapin, Henry Trombley, and Stacy Robinson. The Yellow-throated Warbler was relocated about ten minutes ago coming to some feeders in a backyard. We viewed the feeders from the Happy Trail directly across the street from the Mill Street Parking Area. We were standing under the Happy Trail sign looking up the hill toward the home with two skylights and our backs to Otter Creek.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 18, 2018, at 4:59 PM, anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Congratulations!! What an awesome record. Your first photo does not show the yellow lores of the dominica race found east of the Appalachians, but photos 2 and 3 do indeed, separating this race from albilora (with white lores) found west of the Appalachians. For those on the list not familiar with the term "lores," it is the area on the head from the base of the bill stretching back toward above the eye. See Sibley or comparable guide. An excellent example of a bird with yellow lores is a Wh-thr Sparrow.
> Bob YunickSchenectady, NY
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Payne <rpayne72...>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 4:26 pm
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
>
> The pictures are in my eBird checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S50782919
>
> This was a life bird for me, by the way.
>
>
> ---
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:22:47 -0500, Ron Payne wrote:
>
> I just found a Yellow-throated Warbler in Frog Hollow (Mill St.) in Middlebury. It was hanging out with some chickadees and titmice around at a historic apartment building called the Sheldon Boarding House just up the hill from the parking lot on that street. I saw it foraging in the trees and around the porch and foundation of that building. And before anyone asks, no, I didn't mean a Common Yellowthroat. Pictures later when I can get to my computer.
>
>
> ---
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
>
 

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Date: 12/18/18 1:59 pm
From: anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
Congratulations!! What an awesome record.  Your first photo does not show the yellow lores of the dominica race found east of the Appalachians, but photos 2 and 3 do indeed, separating this race from albilora (with white lores) found west of the Appalachians.  For those on the list not familiar with the term "lores," it is the area on the head from the base of the bill stretching back toward above the eye.  See Sibley or comparable guide.  An excellent example of a bird with yellow lores is a Wh-thr Sparrow.
Bob YunickSchenectady, NY

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Payne <rpayne72...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury

The pictures are in my eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S50782919

This was a life bird for me, by the way.


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Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT






On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:22:47 -0500, Ron Payne wrote:

I just found a Yellow-throated Warbler in Frog Hollow (Mill St.) in Middlebury. It was hanging out with some chickadees and titmice around at a historic apartment building called the Sheldon Boarding House just up the hill from the parking lot on that street. I saw it foraging in the trees and around the porch and foundation of that building. And before anyone asks, no, I didn't mean a Common Yellowthroat. Pictures later when I can get to my computer.
 

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Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT
 
 

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Date: 12/18/18 1:26 pm
From: Ron Payne <rpayne72...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
The pictures are in my eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S50782919

This was a life bird for me, by the way.


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Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT






On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:22:47 -0500, Ron Payne wrote:

I just found a Yellow-throated Warbler in Frog Hollow (Mill St.) in Middlebury. It was hanging out with some chickadees and titmice around at a historic apartment building called the Sheldon Boarding House just up the hill from the parking lot on that street. I saw it foraging in the trees and around the porch and foundation of that building. And before anyone asks, no, I didn't mean a Common Yellowthroat. Pictures later when I can get to my computer.
 

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Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT
 
 

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Date: 12/18/18 12:40 pm
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
There was one at Point au Roche State Park in NY a few years back, also hanging out in winter with chickadees. Very exciting find, Ron!
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center

> On Dec 18, 2018, at 3:22 PM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:
>
> I just found a Yellow-throated Warbler in Frog Hollow (Mill St.) in Middlebury. It was hanging out with some chickadees and titmice around at a historic apartment building called the Sheldon Boarding House just up the hill from the parking lot on that street. I saw it foraging in the trees and around the porch and foundation of that building. And before anyone asks, no, I didn't mean a Common Yellowthroat. Pictures later when I can get to my computer.
>
>
> ---
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 12/18/18 12:22 pm
From: Ron Payne <rpayne72...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Middlebury
I just found a Yellow-throated Warbler in Frog Hollow (Mill St.) in Middlebury. It was hanging out with some chickadees and titmice around at a historic apartment building called the Sheldon Boarding House just up the hill from the parking lot on that street. I saw it foraging in the trees and around the porch and foundation of that building. And before anyone asks, no, I didn't mean a Common Yellowthroat. Pictures later when I can get to my computer.
 

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Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 12/18/18 7:29 am
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy
Snowy owl reported by VTrans at the Knapp State Airport in Berlin.


Link to their photo<https://www.facebook.com/VTransontheroad/photos/a.310679515637325/2106798286025430/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAhzi4k5ZadN0SoqdJlyeVRSpC48D-Lt_v6ij2dQsPa-59C_cX9m-2ksSIRzsAzT5dlR9So4PQUB_d2KEsux2KbOcwnc6U2WbaR3mw1_GjZe-m6efDpAUx9sIXAz9XS468pwapYBbu3-ItapXG9cW3eiNTzn48zKtsY7aBjmP7xb0PGha7Mt_yqyqa9RipxKdB0I4HfmqhCUY2aXPXHrsQirxS2e8BX2z6olITGAGavCIzZp1ucWldcfe90KQCS3gLkiVWjDUirWiML2mRpVueK2EVIwIqNL3ZINjPloIY3GFMJa6_PVv__SflIlZsR9S0pHp41aI3NuwRZaNJ6eiXaGA&__tn__=-R>
 

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Date: 12/18/18 6:11 am
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Crows
If anyone was missing their American Crows this past weekend it was because
they were all in Weybridge along the Lemon Fair valley. 2,000+ and another
group of 700+. We came upon the 2,000+ along Snake Mountain Road and parked
so as to begin counting for our CBC. We carefully counted 300 then
extrapolated as best we could. The challenge was estimating the numbers
moving through large stands of cedars as well as counting birds in the
fields and bare trees. Another CBC team recorded over 700 on the north side
of Weybridge. This must have been the Middlebury flock, especially as we
saw them flying high over the trees and out of the valley toward Middlebury
around 3 p.m.



This morning there are several hundred in the field next to our house on
Weybridge Road, again near the Lemon Fair.



Barbara Brosnan
 

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Date: 12/16/18 2:17 pm
From: Ian Clark <recipes...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Puffin Talk in Wells River, VT Jan 6 6:30 p.m.
Hi -



I'll be showing 'Puffin Stuff' - a slideshow about visiting Machias Seal
Island to visit the puffins, et al, at the Baldwin Memorial Library in Wells
River on January 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The Library is at 33 Main Street North (Route 5) in Wells River. Free
admission, everyone welcome. Rain date, January 7 at 6:30.







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PO Box 51

West Newbury, VT 05085

(848) 702-0774

www.IanClark.com






 

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