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6/21/18 8:18 am Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Fireflies, not birds
6/21/18 7:48 am Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...> [VTBIRD] Fireflies, not birds
6/21/18 3:27 am Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birding is not always equal
6/20/18 10:24 am b flewelling <bflewelling3263...> [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
6/20/18 5:51 am Alice Grau <alicecgrau...> Re: [VTBIRD] Ovenbird at dusk
6/20/18 4:04 am Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birding is not always equal
6/19/18 7:18 pm Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> [VTBIRD] Ovenbird at dusk
6/19/18 3:13 pm Kaye Danforth <danforthpainting...> [VTBIRD] Birding is not always equal
6/18/18 3:05 pm Scott Sainsbury <scott...> [VTBIRD] unexpected guest
6/18/18 1:51 pm Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> [VTBIRD] Killdeer Mini-me(s)
6/18/18 11:06 am Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...> Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
6/18/18 6:38 am Fred and Chris Pratt <pipit...> Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
6/18/18 5:59 am Michael Foster <mfoster...> Re: [VTBIRD] Anyone seen whistling ducks?
6/18/18 5:36 am Keri Charles <kericharles...> Re: [VTBIRD] Anyone seen whistling ducks?
6/18/18 5:34 am Steven Lamonde <slamonde...> Re: [VTBIRD] Anyone seen whistling ducks?
6/18/18 4:49 am Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
6/18/18 4:35 am Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...> Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
6/18/18 4:06 am Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
6/17/18 10:45 pm Claudia P. Casey <00000366628af127-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD]
6/17/18 4:54 am lawlor <lawlor.coleen...> [VTBIRD] Anyone seen whistling ducks?
6/16/18 11:38 am Charlie Teske <cteske140...> [VTBIRD] Bald eagle
6/15/18 2:53 pm Chris Rimmer <crimmer...> [VTBIRD] Mansfield photos
6/15/18 2:44 pm Marv Elliott <0000000de58b8aa5-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] NO JPEGS?
6/15/18 2:01 pm Glenn Etter <glennetterjr...> Re: [VTBIRD] Birding for youth in the Burlington area
6/15/18 12:51 pm Elizabeth Morse <lizamorse1...> [VTBIRD] Birding for youth in the Burlington area
6/15/18 12:11 pm edgreen3 <edgreen3...> [VTBIRD] NO JPEGS?
6/15/18 8:15 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] upcoming classes and walks
6/15/18 8:10 am Dwight Everest <ikespike...> Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
6/15/18 5:40 am Karan Cutler <kdcutler42...> Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
6/14/18 7:57 pm Dwight Everest <ikespike...> Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
6/14/18 7:33 am Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
6/14/18 7:18 am Veer Frost <veer.frost...> Re: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog & Victory Boreal Species
6/14/18 7:00 am Veer Frost <veer.frost...> Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
6/14/18 3:46 am carolclyde <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] Pileated wp baby update
6/13/18 5:55 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
6/13/18 5:12 pm CLYDE YARNELL <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
6/13/18 2:09 pm Nancy Goodrich <nancyg3219...> Re: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog & Victory Boreal Species
6/13/18 12:18 pm tfberriman <blackpoll...> [VTBIRD] Moose Bog & Victory Boreal Species
6/13/18 7:14 am E Talmage <bovm_erin...> [VTBIRD] Birds of Ecuador program at the Birds of Vermont Museum, June 14
6/13/18 6:20 am Scott Morrical <smorrica...> Re: [VTBIRD] Surprises on Mansfield
6/13/18 5:21 am Veer Frost <veer.frost...> Re: [VTBIRD] Surprises on Mansfield
6/13/18 5:05 am Chris Rimmer <crimmer...> [VTBIRD] Surprises on Mansfield
6/12/18 4:11 pm Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> [VTBIRD] Common nighthawk
6/12/18 8:11 am Jennifer Megyesi <fatroosterfarm...> [VTBIRD] Black-bellied whistling-ducks
6/12/18 7:53 am Jennifer Megyesi <fatroosterfarm...> [VTBIRD] Black-bellied whistling-ducks
6/12/18 4:07 am Ian Worley <iworley...> [VTBIRD] Whistling Duck still present yesterday afternoon.
6/12/18 3:44 am Pat Folsom <pfols...> [VTBIRD] Mt Ellen trip for Bicknell's Thrush and others
6/11/18 7:16 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> Re: [VTBIRD] Western Kingbird in Vermont? Other?
6/11/18 6:59 pm David Spence <davidspence...> [VTBIRD] Western Kingbird in Vermont? Other?
6/11/18 5:18 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Pileated wp babies
6/11/18 5:04 pm carolclyde <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] Pileated wp babies
6/11/18 2:55 am alison wagner <alikatofvt...> [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks
6/10/18 7:41 pm Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
6/10/18 5:41 pm Jeannie Elias <moosewoman...> [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks still present 2-4pm today
6/10/18 9:15 am Chris Rimmer <crimmer...> [VTBIRD] Mansfield update, better late than never
6/10/18 8:48 am Graham Bates <batesg...> [VTBIRD] Black bellied whistling ducks still there
6/9/18 6:19 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Bb Whistling Ducks being seen??
6/9/18 5:17 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] Bb Whistling Ducks being seen??
6/9/18 5:11 pm Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...> Re: [VTBIRD] Bb Whistling Ducks being seen??
6/9/18 1:08 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] whistling-ducks video / bobolinks
6/9/18 11:50 am SUE WETMORE <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Hawk Hill Trails, Jun 9, 2018
6/9/18 9:53 am Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] A River of Warblers: ‘The Greatest Birding Day of My Life’ - The New York Times A River of Warblers: ‘The Greatest Birding Day of My Life’ - The New York Times
6/9/18 8:17 am Jon <000002227229d7c3-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Olive-sided flycatcher, Colchester
6/9/18 8:14 am Kaye Danforth <danforthpainting...> [VTBIRD] Bb Whistling Ducks being seen??
6/9/18 8:09 am Becky Giroux <ravenrr...> [VTBIRD] No Whistling Ducks
6/8/18 4:16 pm Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] whistling-ducks video / bobolinks
6/8/18 1:24 pm Mike Sargent <msargent...> [VTBIRD] whistling-ducks video / bobolinks
6/8/18 12:00 pm JO jo <kittiwake_3...> Re: [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks present
6/8/18 11:13 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Clay-colored sparrow
6/8/18 9:33 am Isis Erb <isisunit...> [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks Still Present
6/7/18 6:35 pm Josh Phillips <jdp...> Re: [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks present
6/7/18 5:22 pm LaBarr, Mark <MLaBARR...> [VTBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler update
6/7/18 4:50 pm Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Richville Pond, Jun 7, 2018
6/7/18 2:57 pm Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...> [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks present
6/6/18 3:03 pm Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/6/18 2:17 pm B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/6/18 1:55 pm Fred and Chris Pratt <pipit...> Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/6/18 11:03 am Nick Tepper <Nicholas.Tepper...> Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/6/18 6:33 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Bb whistling ducks
6/6/18 4:48 am Scott Morrical <smorrica...> Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/6/18 4:29 am alison wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/6/18 3:32 am Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...> Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/5/18 8:23 pm Linnea Garrepy <mwtic...> Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/5/18 6:59 pm Ron Payne <rpayne72...> [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/5/18 11:48 am Stephen Antell <santellvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] question on warbler nesting
6/5/18 7:03 am Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] question on warbler nesting
6/5/18 5:00 am Veer Frost <veer.frost...> [VTBIRD] fitz-bew!
6/4/18 4:08 pm Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...> [VTBIRD] Audio Recordings of Birds Songs
6/4/18 2:46 pm Becky Giroux <ravenrr...> [VTBIRD] Recording Bird Songs
6/4/18 5:45 am Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...> Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
6/4/18 4:37 am Sheridan Brown (NH) <birds...> Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
6/4/18 3:55 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
6/4/18 3:52 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
6/4/18 3:52 am Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
6/3/18 6:20 pm Barclay Morris <bemorris...> Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
6/3/18 5:27 pm Richard Harlow <raharlow...> Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
6/3/18 3:16 pm Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
6/3/18 2:54 pm Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> [VTBIRD] The BUZZ on a Clay-colored Sparrow in Addison Co
6/2/18 9:10 am Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> [VTBIRD] Bobolinks, etc.
6/2/18 9:08 am Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...> [VTBIRD] Bobolinks
6/1/18 6:55 am Rich Kelley <rich...> [VTBIRD] Fwd: Eagle Point birding walk
6/1/18 5:12 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Wrens
6/1/18 5:03 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> Re: [VTBIRD] Mansfield season underway
6/1/18 4:41 am b flewelling <bflewelling3263...> [VTBIRD] Pine Siskin
6/1/18 4:20 am Sharon Turner <sharxxturner...> [VTBIRD] Brown hrashers Danby
5/31/18 7:26 pm Chris Rimmer <crimmer...> [VTBIRD] Mansfield season underway
5/31/18 12:03 pm SUE WETMORE <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Prairie warblers Arnold Dist. Rd. Powerline Brandon, May 31, 2018
5/31/18 3:46 am Gordon & Patricia Gould <gpgould...> Re: [VTBIRD] Victory railbed
5/30/18 10:44 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Thrashers Brandon Pearl St, May 29, 2018
5/30/18 10:36 am Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> [VTBIRD] Victory railbed
5/30/18 10:13 am Michele Patenaude <michelep...> Re: [VTBIRD] Coot at Shelburne Pond. The Americans were still present at Shelburne Pond today as of noon.
5/29/18 9:14 am michelep <michelep...> [VTBIRD] Coot at Shelburne Pond. The Americans were still present at Shelburne Pond today as of noon.
5/28/18 6:55 am Jon <000002227229d7c3-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Common nighthawk, Colchester
5/28/18 5:57 am Remy Lary <remy.avesart...> [VTBIRD] Blackpoll Warbler- Washington, Vermont
5/28/18 4:35 am JJ Allen <jjapple88...> [VTBIRD] Adamant
5/27/18 3:30 pm Linda M Verchereau <daylilies56...> [VTBIRD] Black-throated Green
5/27/18 11:39 am CLYDE YARNELL <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] American Coot
5/27/18 6:27 am Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Re: [VTBIRD] VTBIRD Digest - 25 May 2018 to 26 May 2018 (#2018-143)
5/27/18 6:04 am Mus <musbird...> Re: [VTBIRD] VTBIRD Digest - 25 May 2018 to 26 May 2018 (#2018-143)
5/26/18 4:42 pm Jeannie Killam <killamfarm...> Re: [VTBIRD] Siskin
5/26/18 3:14 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] American Coot at Shelburne Pond
5/26/18 2:41 pm b flewelling <bflewelling3263...> Re: [VTBIRD] Siskin
5/26/18 2:18 pm kfinch51 <kfinch51...> [VTBIRD] Siskin
5/26/18 12:24 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Owls Mount Independence, May 26, 2018
5/26/18 3:52 am Mamuniaangel <000002fe774c7bcd-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Indigo bunting Swanton FOY
5/25/18 7:24 pm Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...> [VTBIRD] Black vultures
5/25/18 8:38 am Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> Re: [VTBIRD] Whip-poor-Will
5/25/18 5:53 am Ian Worley <iworley...> [VTBIRD] Whip-poor-will lSurvey .... Cornwall-Weybridge-New Haven-Waltham route
5/25/18 4:09 am carolclyde <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] Flicker
5/25/18 3:48 am carolclyde <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] Woodpeckers
5/24/18 12:29 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Bay-breasted warbler Hollow Rd., Brandon, May 23, 2018
5/24/18 8:10 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Warblers
5/24/18 7:30 am LaBarr, Mark <MLaBARR...> Re: [VTBIRD] GWWA Survey - Florence power line, Pittsford, May 21, 2018
5/24/18 7:05 am J J Allen <jjapple88...> [VTBIRD] Leucistic Mallard
5/24/18 3:33 am carolclyde <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD]
5/23/18 9:02 pm Matthew DeGroot <mdg...> [VTBIRD] Out of Office - Return August April 23rd
5/23/18 7:37 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Bird walk
5/23/18 6:19 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Whippoorwill Long Swamp, May 23, 2018
5/23/18 6:02 pm Ron Wild <ronhwmail...> [VTBIRD] Moose Bog - Monday 5/22
5/23/18 5:02 pm Michael Foster <mfoster...> [VTBIRD] Little blue heron
5/23/18 2:44 pm Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Orchard Oriole - Cogman Road / Ghost Hollow Road, May 23, 2018
5/23/18 6:40 am Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...> [VTBIRD] Blackpolls in Hinesburg
5/22/18 7:40 am Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...> [VTBIRD] Cerulean et al.
5/22/18 5:22 am Flewelling, Joel <Joel.Flewelling...> [VTBIRD] Whip-poor-wills
 
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Date: 6/21/18 8:18 am
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Fireflies, not birds
I sure have noticed!

Thanks for bringing this up! I was beginning to wonder whether
something had delayed or suppressed them, but I hadn't made note of when
they usually appear in past years, and the weather has been so very
weird this spring, my sense of the timing for natural phenomena like
this has been upended.

I spent most of my childhood in Manhattan and only saw them on
occasional weekend visits to family friends with country places, so
never had the chance to run around catching them until I got much older
and far too dignified for such antics!

(I remember an awesome display a number of years ago, maybe 7 or 8 or
so, when the density of flashing fireflies was heavier than I've ever
seen them. Was that widespread, and does anybody else remember when
that was? I didn't go outside to mingle with them closely because it
was so dense, I was actually a bit intimidated, so I just spent hours
with my nose pressed to the window.)

Jane
(Shoreham)

On 6/21/2018 10:47 AM, Ruth Stewart wrote:
> I'm sure most of you have been noticing fireflies these past few nights. Doesn't it remind you of childhood days catching them? Check the link below to watch, count and contribute to data collection.
>
>
>
> Ruth Stewart
>
>
>
> https://www.massaudubon.org/get-involved/citizen-science/firefly-watch?utm_source=june2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=explorations
>
>
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT
>
 

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Date: 6/21/18 7:48 am
From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fireflies, not birds
I'm sure most of you have been noticing fireflies these past few nights. Doesn't it remind you of childhood days catching them? Check the link below to watch, count and contribute to data collection.



Ruth Stewart



https://www.massaudubon.org/get-involved/citizen-science/firefly-watch?utm_source=june2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=explorations



Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT
 

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Date: 6/21/18 3:27 am
From: Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birding is not always equal
Thank you for sharing. Yet another everyday, casual aspect of inequality
that I never considered.

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018, 7:04 AM Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...> wrote:

> Thanks for posting this!
>
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 6:13 PM, Kaye Danforth <danforthpainting...>
> wrote:
>
> > Yesterday someone posted a link on the Maine bird list that I thought I’d
> > pass along to all of us in Vermont. I couldn’t find any way to contact
> the
> > author directly, so I’m crossing my fingers they don’t mind my sharing it
> > here. As he said, (I’m paraphrasing) it was shared in the spirit of
> being
> > informational and a non-political perspective on our shared passion… and
> > hope it’s ok within the listserv community.
> >
> > For myself, I always think it’s a good idea to increase our awareness
> > about encouraging everyone to enjoy the world beyond our doorsteps.
> >
> > Kaye in Hinesburg
> >
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaPWAE34GJU>." <https://www.youtube.com/
> > watch?v=aaPWAE34GJU%3E.%22>
>
>
>
>
> --
> 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: 6/20/18 10:24 am
From: b flewelling <bflewelling3263...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
The pair of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were still at Richville when I left at 11:15 this morning. In their present location, they can be seen from the Shoreham Depot road bridge, but not from the RR bridge. They seemed undisturbed when I quietly paddled my kayak past them, allowing me to get a decent picture with my little point and shoot Kodak.


Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester
 

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Date: 6/20/18 5:51 am
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Ovenbird at dusk
Lovely song and description by Audubon, thanks!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 19, 2018, at 10:18 PM, Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>
> Hello Fellow Birders,
>
> For several evenings, I have been hearing the Ovenbird sing its awesome frenetic song at dusk and tonight I was able to record it. It is a real treat to hear, and watch as it rises above the trees while hovering, and dipping like a yo-yo. Please listen! https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46669809
>
> Also, many years back I found a gem of a book at the bargain table at Barnes and Noble: John J. Audubon’s Guide The BIRDS of the NORTHEAST His Art and His Observations, a Personal Field Guide (2004, Audubon Masterpiece Collection).
>
> Aside every painting, is a short anecdote about the species. Here is what he had to say about the Ovenbird:
>
> Golden-crowned Wagtail Thrush
>
> “Perched erect on a low horizontal branch, or sometimes on a fallen tree, it emits, at intervals of ten or fifteen minutes, a short succession of simple notes, beginning with emphasis and gradually falling. This suffices to inform the female that her lover is at hand, as watchful as he is affectionate. The quieter the place of his abode, the more the little minstrel exerts his powers; and in calm evenings, its music immediately following the song of the Tawny Thrush appears to form a pleasant unison.
>
> “The nest is so like an oven, that the children in many places call this species the ‘Oven bird.’ I have found it always on the ground, sometimes among the roots of a tall tree, sometimes by the side of a fallen trunk, and again at the foot of some slender sapling. It is sunk in the ground among dry leaves or decayed moss, and is neatly formed of grasses, both inside and out, arched over with a thick mass of the same material, covered by leaves, twigs, and such grasses as are found in the neighbourhood. A small aperture is left on one side, just sufficient to admit the owner. In this snug tenement the female deposits from four to six eggs, which are white, irregularly spotted with reddish brown near the larger end.
>
> Ali
> Huntington
 

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Date: 6/20/18 4:04 am
From: Leslie Nulty <lenulty84...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birding is not always equal
Thanks for posting this!

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 6:13 PM, Kaye Danforth <danforthpainting...>
wrote:

> Yesterday someone posted a link on the Maine bird list that I thought I’d
> pass along to all of us in Vermont. I couldn’t find any way to contact the
> author directly, so I’m crossing my fingers they don’t mind my sharing it
> here. As he said, (I’m paraphrasing) it was shared in the spirit of being
> informational and a non-political perspective on our shared passion… and
> hope it’s ok within the listserv community.
>
> For myself, I always think it’s a good idea to increase our awareness
> about encouraging everyone to enjoy the world beyond our doorsteps.
>
> Kaye in Hinesburg
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaPWAE34GJU>." <https://www.youtube.com/
> watch?v=aaPWAE34GJU%3E.%22>




--
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: 6/19/18 7:18 pm
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Ovenbird at dusk
Hello Fellow Birders,

For several evenings, I have been hearing the Ovenbird sing its awesome frenetic song at dusk and tonight I was able to record it. It is a real treat to hear, and watch as it rises above the trees while hovering, and dipping like a yo-yo. Please listen! https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46669809

Also, many years back I found a gem of a book at the bargain table at Barnes and Noble: John J. Audubon’s Guide The BIRDS of the NORTHEAST His Art and His Observations, a Personal Field Guide (2004, Audubon Masterpiece Collection).

Aside every painting, is a short anecdote about the species. Here is what he had to say about the Ovenbird:

Golden-crowned Wagtail Thrush

“Perched erect on a low horizontal branch, or sometimes on a fallen tree, it emits, at intervals of ten or fifteen minutes, a short succession of simple notes, beginning with emphasis and gradually falling. This suffices to inform the female that her lover is at hand, as watchful as he is affectionate. The quieter the place of his abode, the more the little minstrel exerts his powers; and in calm evenings, its music immediately following the song of the Tawny Thrush appears to form a pleasant unison.

“The nest is so like an oven, that the children in many places call this species the ‘Oven bird.’ I have found it always on the ground, sometimes among the roots of a tall tree, sometimes by the side of a fallen trunk, and again at the foot of some slender sapling. It is sunk in the ground among dry leaves or decayed moss, and is neatly formed of grasses, both inside and out, arched over with a thick mass of the same material, covered by leaves, twigs, and such grasses as are found in the neighbourhood. A small aperture is left on one side, just sufficient to admit the owner. In this snug tenement the female deposits from four to six eggs, which are white, irregularly spotted with reddish brown near the larger end.

Ali
Huntington
 

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Date: 6/19/18 3:13 pm
From: Kaye Danforth <danforthpainting...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birding is not always equal
Yesterday someone posted a link on the Maine bird list that I thought I’d pass along to all of us in Vermont. I couldn’t find any way to contact the author directly, so I’m crossing my fingers they don’t mind my sharing it here. As he said, (I’m paraphrasing) it was shared in the spirit of being informational and a non-political perspective on our shared passion… and hope it’s ok within the listserv community.

For myself, I always think it’s a good idea to increase our awareness about encouraging everyone to enjoy the world beyond our doorsteps.

Kaye in Hinesburg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaPWAE34GJU>." <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaPWAE34GJU%3E.%22>
 

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Date: 6/18/18 3:05 pm
From: Scott Sainsbury <scott...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] unexpected guest
We had a lovely visit from a Brown Thrasher today. We’ve had them stop at the farm most springs, but always earlier. I didn’t think I’d get to see one here this year. Nice surprise.

The fledgling class of ’18 is about to erupt here. There known or likely nests of Orioles, Warbling Vireos, Catbirds, Robins, Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows, Alder Flycatchers, Pigeons, Starlings, Hairy Woodpeckers, Bobolinks, Song and Savannah Sparrows, Red Wings, Grackles, Hummingbirds, Canada Geese (16 goslings by the river), Common Yellowthroats, Robins, Cardinals and Barred Owls close by the house.

I’ve seen chicks in several of the nests, and am looking forward to the entertaining and no less amazing gymnastics trials that come with flight school and figuring out who really controls the feeders.

Each season brings its birding joy.

Scott
Moretown
 

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Date: 6/18/18 1:51 pm
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Killdeer Mini-me(s)
Fellow Birders,

Some people say birding in June is slow...

A few weeks back, a Hinesburg Community School middle schooler witnessed a pair of Killdeer copulating on the flat roof where they nest every year in a divot of small pebbles. Then today, several of my co-workers and I enjoyed watching four Killdeer Mini-me(s) sprint back and forth along the roof edge of the “1958-wing,” a single story section that abuts a taller part of the school. They looked to be two or three days out. These poufy chicks on stilts, vibrant and sure- footed, raced and darted Killdeer-style along the inside edge of the roof where the taller building casts a shadow. Here, moss covered pebbles must harbor some tasty morsels, as the chicks appeared to be plucking at things. Occasionally a chick would leap up, perhaps to raid a spider web of some tidbit worth the effort. By 2:15 in the afternoon, three of the four chicks had made the plunge to earth by literally walking into thin air, landing with a bounce in the preschool play area (how appropriate). With a few people-made obstacles to maneuver next, the chicks will hopefully make it to safer grounds where they will only need to deal with nature’s hurdles....good luck, little ones!

Ali
Huntington
 

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Date: 6/18/18 11:06 am
From: Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
This is very topic that’s been on my mind this spring too! We had a common yellowthroat who sang his customary witchety-whitchety song upon arriving this spring. A few weeks later I was being awakened by a loud unfamiliar refrain (5-7 cheeps on one note) outside my window, always coming from the same two nearby trees. This call transitioned to these 5-7 notes plus a faint upward twist that sounded like the upswing in a goldfinches song. It took days to visually locate him, and it was a Yellowthroat. About two weeks after that confirmation, he transitioned back to his textbook song and has been singing it ever since. I've wondered if the song transitioning might be tied to nesting cycles.

I’ve had equally puzzling scenarios with Blackburnians and black-throated blues, whose uncharacteristic calls were not represented in all of the Macaulay Library recordings that I had time to quickly review. In both cases, again, the unfamiliar, repeating refrains lasted for about 2-3 weeks after initial familiar phrasing and are now returning to customary songs for each. Would love to hear about any literature or web links that explore these song behaviors, if anyone comes across them.

Cherrie Corey
Marlboro, VT


> On Jun 18, 2018, at 9:37 AM, Fred and Chris Pratt <pipit...> wrote:
>
> Don't forget that even your ears aren't what they used to be! But the variations in songs among individuals of the same species (and indeed of the same individual) are pretty scary from the point of view of safely identifying the singer. Liz mentions three well-known culprits (Chestnut-sided, Yellow, and American Redstart) and intimates a fourth (Yellow-rumped). I would add Magnolia to the list - a multiple songster whose repertoire can overlap that of the American Redstart.
>
> poor puzzled Pipit
>
>
> On 6/18/2018 7:49 AM, Alison Wagner wrote:
>> Thanks, Liz! I have heard Red-eyeds do a convincing Acadian Flycatcher snippet, and a Purple Finch imitate a Phoebe perfectly. The key sometimes to figuring them out is when the "counterfeit song" is heard repeatedly in the exact same part of the singers rendition!
>>
>> Bird is the word.
>>
>> Ali
>>
>> -----Original Message----- From: Liz Lackey
>> Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 7:33 AM
>> To: <VTBIRD...>
>> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
>>
>> Ali et al,
>>
>> The more I bird, the more “interesting” calls I hear. A week ago on Mt Mansfield, the Stowe Area Birders group heard a 2 part buzz song having 2 different pitches. Luckily we could see the Junco singing as we never would have believed it otherwise. I’ve had Yellow-rumped warblers give a textbook rendition of a Nashville Warbler. I’ve watched a male Redstart sing 4 completely different songs, going thru its repertoire over and over. Same with Yellow warblers and Chestnut-sideds. I’ve seen the male of each sing a different song everytime it opened it’s mouth, running thru it’s repertoire of 2-4 songs. Talk about confusing Fall warblers. How about confusing songs of warblers.
>>
>> Has this song variation always been the case and we are just more aware of it as the collective hours we spend in observation increases? Is it something new going on in the birds? One can never see presented in a guide book all the possible plumage variations for a given bird. Maybe we should realize this is the case with their songs as well.
>>
>> Regardless, my ears really perk up when I hear an unusual song, a partial song, or a “geez, that sounds familiar but what is it”, song. I never assume now who the originator will be, and it always gives me a reason to get a glimpse of the bird and solve another “mystery”, (or get confused even more).
>>
>> Keep your eyes and ears tuned up, and let’s wonder at this new generation of fledgling birds having to learn their future adult songs. Let’s hope they can keep it all straight!
>>
>> Liz
>> Stowe, VT
>>
>>> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:05 AM, Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Good Morning!
>>>
>>> The alarm went off around 5:15 this morning, only I did not set one. What I was hearing was similar to a radio alarm I had back in the twentieth century. Whoever it was, it had my full attention, so I immediately recorded it and then sought it out. I live in the woods, in the foothills on the western slope of the Green Mountains. Totally wrong habitat for a Clay-colored Sparrow, which I’d say it “sounded like” (but wrong note, cadence, etc.) if I had to describe it to someone. Easily, I located him on a pine branch, a summer resident here for sure....Gray above, light underside, pink bill, cheerleader skirt (white outer feathers on an otherwise gray tail). A junco with a sore throat? Watching him tilt his head while simultaneously hearing the buzzes left no doubt. I wondered if he has had any luck attracting a female. Sure got my attention...nice alarm.
>>>
>>> Ali
>>> Huntington
>>>
>>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46630712?share=true
>>
 

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Date: 6/18/18 6:38 am
From: Fred and Chris Pratt <pipit...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
Don't forget that even your ears aren't what they used to be! But the
variations in songs among individuals of the same species (and indeed of
the same individual) are pretty scary from the point of view of safely
identifying the singer. Liz mentions three well-known culprits
(Chestnut-sided, Yellow, and American Redstart) and intimates a fourth
(Yellow-rumped). I would add Magnolia to the list - a multiple songster
whose repertoire can overlap that of the American Redstart.

poor puzzled Pipit


On 6/18/2018 7:49 AM, Alison Wagner wrote:
> Thanks, Liz! I have heard Red-eyeds do a convincing Acadian Flycatcher
> snippet, and a Purple Finch imitate a Phoebe perfectly.  The key
> sometimes to figuring them out is when the "counterfeit song" is heard
> repeatedly in the exact same part of the singers rendition!
>
> Bird is the word.
>
> Ali
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Liz Lackey
> Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 7:33 AM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
>
> Ali et al,
>
> The more I bird, the more “interesting” calls I hear.  A week ago on
> Mt Mansfield, the Stowe Area Birders group heard a 2 part buzz song
> having 2 different pitches.  Luckily we could see the Junco singing as
> we never would have believed it otherwise.  I’ve had Yellow-rumped
> warblers give a textbook rendition of a Nashville Warbler.  I’ve
> watched a male Redstart sing 4 completely different songs, going thru
> its repertoire over and over.  Same with Yellow warblers and
> Chestnut-sideds.  I’ve seen the male of each sing a different song
> everytime it opened it’s mouth, running thru it’s repertoire of 2-4
> songs.  Talk about confusing Fall warblers.  How about confusing songs
> of warblers.
>
> Has this song variation always been the case and we are just more
> aware of it as the collective hours we spend in observation
> increases?  Is it something new going on in the birds?  One can never
> see presented in a guide book all the possible plumage variations for
> a given bird.  Maybe we should realize this is the case with their
> songs as well.
>
> Regardless, my ears really perk up when I hear an unusual song, a
> partial song, or a “geez, that sounds familiar but what is it”, song. 
> I never assume now who the originator will be, and it always gives me
> a reason to get a glimpse of the bird and solve another “mystery”, (or
> get confused even more).
>
> Keep your eyes and ears tuned up, and let’s wonder at this new
> generation of fledgling birds having to learn their future adult
> songs.  Let’s hope they can keep it all straight!
>
> Liz
> Stowe, VT
>
>> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:05 AM, Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>>
>> Good Morning!
>>
>> The alarm went off around 5:15 this morning, only I did not set one. 
>> What I was hearing was similar to a radio alarm I had back in the
>> twentieth century.  Whoever it was, it had my full attention, so I
>> immediately recorded it and then sought it out. I live in the woods,
>> in the foothills on the western slope of the Green Mountains. 
>> Totally wrong habitat for a Clay-colored Sparrow, which I’d say it
>> “sounded like” (but wrong note, cadence, etc.) if I had to describe
>> it to someone.   Easily, I located him on a pine branch, a summer
>> resident here for sure....Gray above, light underside, pink bill,
>> cheerleader skirt (white outer feathers on an otherwise gray tail). A
>> junco with a sore throat?  Watching him tilt his head while
>> simultaneously hearing the buzzes left no doubt.  I wondered if he
>> has had any luck attracting a female.  Sure got my attention...nice
>> alarm.
>>
>> Ali
>> Huntington
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46630712?share=true
>
 

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Date: 6/18/18 5:59 am
From: Michael Foster <mfoster...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Anyone seen whistling ducks?
I saw them there yesterday afternoon snoozing by the shore. Can’t see them from the covered bridge there, but if you look at the waters edge as you walk toward the bridge, you can catch a glimpse. You can also scope them from the car bridge.

Sent from my iPhone
Breezyhillturning.com

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 8:36 AM, Keri Charles <kericharles...> wrote:
>
> Coleen,
>
> I started to reply saying that there was an eBird report saying they were seen Sunday 6/17 at noon, but I just noticed that that eBird report was yours! Happy you got to see them. :)
>
> Keri
> Norwich VT
 

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Date: 6/18/18 5:36 am
From: Keri Charles <kericharles...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Anyone seen whistling ducks?
Coleen,

I started to reply saying that there was an eBird report saying they were seen Sunday 6/17 at noon, but I just noticed that that eBird report was yours! Happy you got to see them. :)

Keri
Norwich VT
 

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Date: 6/18/18 5:34 am
From: Steven Lamonde <slamonde...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Anyone seen whistling ducks?
Hi Coleen,

The pair was still present on Saturday morning when I visited. They were
resting on the north side of the river, east of the covered bridge.

-Steven

On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 7:54 AM, lawlor <lawlor.coleen...> wrote:

> Thank you
> Coleen
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>



--
Steven Lamonde
Conservation Biology (MS) student
Department of Environmental Studies
Antioch University New England
Keene, New Hampshire
<slamonde...>
(339) 236-1421
 

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Date: 6/18/18 4:49 am
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
Thanks, Liz! I have heard Red-eyeds do a convincing Acadian Flycatcher
snippet, and a Purple Finch imitate a Phoebe perfectly. The key sometimes
to figuring them out is when the "counterfeit song" is heard repeatedly in
the exact same part of the singers rendition!

Bird is the word.

Ali

-----Original Message-----
From: Liz Lackey
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 7:33 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!

Ali et al,

The more I bird, the more “interesting” calls I hear. A week ago on Mt
Mansfield, the Stowe Area Birders group heard a 2 part buzz song having 2
different pitches. Luckily we could see the Junco singing as we never would
have believed it otherwise. I’ve had Yellow-rumped warblers give a textbook
rendition of a Nashville Warbler. I’ve watched a male Redstart sing 4
completely different songs, going thru its repertoire over and over. Same
with Yellow warblers and Chestnut-sideds. I’ve seen the male of each sing a
different song everytime it opened it’s mouth, running thru it’s repertoire
of 2-4 songs. Talk about confusing Fall warblers. How about confusing
songs of warblers.

Has this song variation always been the case and we are just more aware of
it as the collective hours we spend in observation increases? Is it
something new going on in the birds? One can never see presented in a guide
book all the possible plumage variations for a given bird. Maybe we should
realize this is the case with their songs as well.

Regardless, my ears really perk up when I hear an unusual song, a partial
song, or a “geez, that sounds familiar but what is it”, song. I never
assume now who the originator will be, and it always gives me a reason to
get a glimpse of the bird and solve another “mystery”, (or get confused even
more).

Keep your eyes and ears tuned up, and let’s wonder at this new generation of
fledgling birds having to learn their future adult songs. Let’s hope they
can keep it all straight!

Liz
Stowe, VT

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:05 AM, Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>
> Good Morning!
>
> The alarm went off around 5:15 this morning, only I did not set one. What
> I was hearing was similar to a radio alarm I had back in the twentieth
> century. Whoever it was, it had my full attention, so I immediately
> recorded it and then sought it out. I live in the woods, in the foothills
> on the western slope of the Green Mountains. Totally wrong habitat for a
> Clay-colored Sparrow, which I’d say it “sounded like” (but wrong note,
> cadence, etc.) if I had to describe it to someone. Easily, I located him
> on a pine branch, a summer resident here for sure....Gray above, light
> underside, pink bill, cheerleader skirt (white outer feathers on an
> otherwise gray tail). A junco with a sore throat? Watching him tilt his
> head while simultaneously hearing the buzzes left no doubt. I wondered if
> he has had any luck attracting a female. Sure got my attention...nice
> alarm.
>
> Ali
> Huntington
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46630712?share=true
 

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Date: 6/18/18 4:35 am
From: Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
Ali et al,

The more I bird, the more “interesting” calls I hear. A week ago on Mt Mansfield, the Stowe Area Birders group heard a 2 part buzz song having 2 different pitches. Luckily we could see the Junco singing as we never would have believed it otherwise. I’ve had Yellow-rumped warblers give a textbook rendition of a Nashville Warbler. I’ve watched a male Redstart sing 4 completely different songs, going thru its repertoire over and over. Same with Yellow warblers and Chestnut-sideds. I’ve seen the male of each sing a different song everytime it opened it’s mouth, running thru it’s repertoire of 2-4 songs. Talk about confusing Fall warblers. How about confusing songs of warblers.

Has this song variation always been the case and we are just more aware of it as the collective hours we spend in observation increases? Is it something new going on in the birds? One can never see presented in a guide book all the possible plumage variations for a given bird. Maybe we should realize this is the case with their songs as well.

Regardless, my ears really perk up when I hear an unusual song, a partial song, or a “geez, that sounds familiar but what is it”, song. I never assume now who the originator will be, and it always gives me a reason to get a glimpse of the bird and solve another “mystery”, (or get confused even more).

Keep your eyes and ears tuned up, and let’s wonder at this new generation of fledgling birds having to learn their future adult songs. Let’s hope they can keep it all straight!

Liz
Stowe, VT

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:05 AM, Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> wrote:
>
> Good Morning!
>
> The alarm went off around 5:15 this morning, only I did not set one. What I was hearing was similar to a radio alarm I had back in the twentieth century. Whoever it was, it had my full attention, so I immediately recorded it and then sought it out. I live in the woods, in the foothills on the western slope of the Green Mountains. Totally wrong habitat for a Clay-colored Sparrow, which I’d say it “sounded like” (but wrong note, cadence, etc.) if I had to describe it to someone. Easily, I located him on a pine branch, a summer resident here for sure....Gray above, light underside, pink bill, cheerleader skirt (white outer feathers on an otherwise gray tail). A junco with a sore throat? Watching him tilt his head while simultaneously hearing the buzzes left no doubt. I wondered if he has had any luck attracting a female. Sure got my attention...nice alarm.
>
> Ali
> Huntington
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46630712?share=true
 

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Date: 6/18/18 4:06 am
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Unusual singer!
Good Morning!

The alarm went off around 5:15 this morning, only I did not set one. What I was hearing was similar to a radio alarm I had back in the twentieth century. Whoever it was, it had my full attention, so I immediately recorded it and then sought it out. I live in the woods, in the foothills on the western slope of the Green Mountains. Totally wrong habitat for a Clay-colored Sparrow, which I’d say it “sounded like” (but wrong note, cadence, etc.) if I had to describe it to someone. Easily, I located him on a pine branch, a summer resident here for sure....Gray above, light underside, pink bill, cheerleader skirt (white outer feathers on an otherwise gray tail). A junco with a sore throat? Watching him tilt his head while simultaneously hearing the buzzes left no doubt. I wondered if he has had any luck attracting a female. Sure got my attention...nice alarm.

Ali
Huntington

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46630712?share=true
 

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Date: 6/17/18 10:45 pm
From: Claudia P. Casey <00000366628af127-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD]
http://fullfill.bostonweddings.photography
Claudia P. Casey
 

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Date: 6/17/18 4:54 am
From: lawlor <lawlor.coleen...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Anyone seen whistling ducks?
Thank you
Coleen

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/16/18 11:38 am
From: Charlie Teske <cteske140...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bald eagle
Added bald eagle (adult) to my back yard list in Hyde Park today. Sailed off in the direction of Green River Reservoir Anyone
know of sightings there?
 

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Date: 6/15/18 2:53 pm
From: Chris Rimmer <crimmer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mansfield photos
To view a few of Chuck Gangas's great photos from VCE's Mansfield outing
earlier this week, see our blog post:
https://vtecostudies.org/blog/field-update-mansfield-yields-avian-surprises/

________________________

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

<http://vtecostudies.org/>
 

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Date: 6/15/18 2:44 pm
From: Marv Elliott <0000000de58b8aa5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] NO JPEGS?
No photos will post but you can post them elsewhere on a website and post a link on VTBird
Marv Elliott

> On Jun 15, 2018, at 3:11 PM, edgreen3 <edgreen3...> wrote:
>
>
> I just had an email rejected because I attached a photo. Is this new?
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 6/15/18 2:01 pm
From: Glenn Etter <glennetterjr...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birding for youth in the Burlington area
Laplatte Marshes Trail is great, in my opinion. I take my 8 year old son
there all the time...

On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 3:51 PM, Elizabeth Morse <lizamorse1...>
wrote:

> Hi VT Birders,
> I am looking for some advice regarding birding in the Burlington area.
> Specifically, I am looking for a spot close to Burlington to take a youth
> group to go birding in the month of July. I realize that that is not an
> ideal time to bird, but is part of our programming at VCE for Year of the
> Bird and coincides with said youth groups schedule for summer programming.
> Ideally a place near water may have birds that are active later in the
> summer as well as later in the day, as getting young people up at the crack
> of dawn is a feat I don’t plan to attempt for this event. Any advice would
> be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Liza Morse
> ECO AmeriCorps Vernal Pool Monitoring Program Coordinator
>
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420, Norwich, VT 05055 (mailing)
> 20 Palmer Ct, White River Junction, VT 05001 (physical)
>
> [phone] (802) 649-1431 ext. 205
> [email] <emorse...> <mailto:<emorse...>
 

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Date: 6/15/18 12:51 pm
From: Elizabeth Morse <lizamorse1...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birding for youth in the Burlington area
Hi VT Birders,
I am looking for some advice regarding birding in the Burlington area. Specifically, I am looking for a spot close to Burlington to take a youth group to go birding in the month of July. I realize that that is not an ideal time to bird, but is part of our programming at VCE for Year of the Bird and coincides with said youth groups schedule for summer programming. Ideally a place near water may have birds that are active later in the summer as well as later in the day, as getting young people up at the crack of dawn is a feat I don’t plan to attempt for this event. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Liza Morse
ECO AmeriCorps Vernal Pool Monitoring Program Coordinator

Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420, Norwich, VT 05055 (mailing)
20 Palmer Ct, White River Junction, VT 05001 (physical)

[phone] (802) 649-1431 ext. 205
[email] <emorse...> <mailto:<emorse...>
 

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Date: 6/15/18 12:11 pm
From: edgreen3 <edgreen3...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] NO JPEGS?

I just had an email rejected because I attached a photo.  Is this new?


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 6/15/18 8:15 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] upcoming classes and walks
Good morning, everyone - There are several events coming up that Ill strive to make both informative and entertaining! You can read about them by going to vtbirdsandwords.blogspot.com
and clicking on Classes. Both OLLI-UVM and CVU Access are impressive programs; if one of the birding offerings doesnt grab you, check out the rest of the options!
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 6/15/18 8:10 am
From: Dwight Everest <ikespike...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
Well, I guess that was not good. Everyone must of wonder what is he talking about.

Old age!



Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10



________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Karan Cutler <kdcutler42...>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 8:40:01 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity

Did u mean to send this to someone else?

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 10:57 PM Dwight Everest <ikespike...> wrote:

> I bought one but think I gave it to Jeff. I will look.
>
> ♊
>
>
> > On Jun 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Veer Frost <veer.frost...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Not really strange, the woodpeckers and small feeder birds here have
> > picked up that I only clap at/chase Blue Jays and chipmunks (e.g.) and
> > indeed chickadees wait right on the railing until I've done the job
> > that lets them get a seed or bite of suet. The pecking order, as noted
> > by Carol below, remains in place but for the bully/hogs. (They get
> > their share when no one's on duty : ) )Veer Frost, Passumpsic NEK
> >
> > On June 13, 2018 at 8:55 PM, "Jane Stein" wrote:How strange. The
> > grackels were afraid of you, but the other birds weren't.
> > On 6/13/2018 8:11 PM, CLYDE YARNELL wrote:
> >> Kept our suet feeder down most of the day because the grackles have
> > taken it over and can clean it out within 5 minutes. Around dinner
> > time we put it out because we heard the red bellied wp in the trees.
> > As soon as the red bellied landed on the feeder, the grackle would fly
> > in and peck at it and chase it away. So while I was cooking dinner, my
> > husband sat about 10 feet away from the feeder. When this happened,
> > the red bellied came back and fed several times and took beaks of suet
> > away to feed its young. After dinner I took up guard ten feet from the
> > feeder from about 6:30 until 8:00pm. There was an almost constant
> > stream of downy, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers at the suet. A few
> > times a young hairy joined a parent. On several occasions, I observed
> > that the hairy chased a downy away, and a red bellied chased the hairy
> > off the suet. The downy would just move into a nearby bush until the
> > hairy left, then it would fly back to the feeder.
> >>
> >> I went inside at 8:00 and peered out the window right after I closed
> > the door and the grackles were already devouring the suet. They had
> > been making noises from the trees the whole time I was on guard, and
> > made several fly-bys but never came to the feeder until after I went
> > inside.
> >>
> >> Hope all the baby woodpeckers appreciated my teaming with their
> > parents to get them some tasty suet....
> >>
> >>
> >> Carol Yarnell
> >> South Alburgh
> >>
>
 

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Date: 6/15/18 5:40 am
From: Karan Cutler <kdcutler42...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
Did u mean to send this to someone else?

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 10:57 PM Dwight Everest <ikespike...> wrote:

> I bought one but think I gave it to Jeff. I will look.
>
> ♊
>
>
> > On Jun 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Veer Frost <veer.frost...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Not really strange, the woodpeckers and small feeder birds here have
> > picked up that I only clap at/chase Blue Jays and chipmunks (e.g.) and
> > indeed chickadees wait right on the railing until I've done the job
> > that lets them get a seed or bite of suet. The pecking order, as noted
> > by Carol below, remains in place but for the bully/hogs. (They get
> > their share when no one's on duty : ) )Veer Frost, Passumpsic NEK
> >
> > On June 13, 2018 at 8:55 PM, "Jane Stein" wrote:How strange. The
> > grackels were afraid of you, but the other birds weren't.
> > On 6/13/2018 8:11 PM, CLYDE YARNELL wrote:
> >> Kept our suet feeder down most of the day because the grackles have
> > taken it over and can clean it out within 5 minutes. Around dinner
> > time we put it out because we heard the red bellied wp in the trees.
> > As soon as the red bellied landed on the feeder, the grackle would fly
> > in and peck at it and chase it away. So while I was cooking dinner, my
> > husband sat about 10 feet away from the feeder. When this happened,
> > the red bellied came back and fed several times and took beaks of suet
> > away to feed its young. After dinner I took up guard ten feet from the
> > feeder from about 6:30 until 8:00pm. There was an almost constant
> > stream of downy, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers at the suet. A few
> > times a young hairy joined a parent. On several occasions, I observed
> > that the hairy chased a downy away, and a red bellied chased the hairy
> > off the suet. The downy would just move into a nearby bush until the
> > hairy left, then it would fly back to the feeder.
> >>
> >> I went inside at 8:00 and peered out the window right after I closed
> > the door and the grackles were already devouring the suet. They had
> > been making noises from the trees the whole time I was on guard, and
> > made several fly-bys but never came to the feeder until after I went
> > inside.
> >>
> >> Hope all the baby woodpeckers appreciated my teaming with their
> > parents to get them some tasty suet....
> >>
> >>
> >> Carol Yarnell
> >> South Alburgh
> >>
>
 

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Date: 6/14/18 7:57 pm
From: Dwight Everest <ikespike...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
I bought one but think I gave it to Jeff. I will look.




> On Jun 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Veer Frost <veer.frost...> wrote:
>
> Not really strange, the woodpeckers and small feeder birds here have
> picked up that I only clap at/chase Blue Jays and chipmunks (e.g.) and
> indeed chickadees wait right on the railing until I've done the job
> that lets them get a seed or bite of suet. The pecking order, as noted
> by Carol below, remains in place but for the bully/hogs. (They get
> their share when no one's on duty : ) )Veer Frost, Passumpsic NEK
>
> On June 13, 2018 at 8:55 PM, "Jane Stein" wrote:How strange. The
> grackels were afraid of you, but the other birds weren't.
> On 6/13/2018 8:11 PM, CLYDE YARNELL wrote:
>> Kept our suet feeder down most of the day because the grackles have
> taken it over and can clean it out within 5 minutes. Around dinner
> time we put it out because we heard the red bellied wp in the trees.
> As soon as the red bellied landed on the feeder, the grackle would fly
> in and peck at it and chase it away. So while I was cooking dinner, my
> husband sat about 10 feet away from the feeder. When this happened,
> the red bellied came back and fed several times and took beaks of suet
> away to feed its young. After dinner I took up guard ten feet from the
> feeder from about 6:30 until 8:00pm. There was an almost constant
> stream of downy, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers at the suet. A few
> times a young hairy joined a parent. On several occasions, I observed
> that the hairy chased a downy away, and a red bellied chased the hairy
> off the suet. The downy would just move into a nearby bush until the
> hairy left, then it would fly back to the feeder.
>>
>> I went inside at 8:00 and peered out the window right after I closed
> the door and the grackles were already devouring the suet. They had
> been making noises from the trees the whole time I was on guard, and
> made several fly-bys but never came to the feeder until after I went
> inside.
>>
>> Hope all the baby woodpeckers appreciated my teaming with their
> parents to get them some tasty suet....
>>
>>
>> Carol Yarnell
>> South Alburgh
>>
 

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Date: 6/14/18 7:33 am
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
Veer, I take your point, but chickadees are notoriously friendly birds,
maybe because they're so small and swift. I've had them take seed out
of my hand in a nature preserve in Mass., and they've nearly landed on
my head when I refill the feeders in winter here. When I futilely
attempt to shoo away a crowd of grackles or RW Blackbirds, all the birds
anywhere near the feeders vamoose, and the "deplorables" are the first
ones back.

So I do find Carol's wonderful description odd. Good for her, and good
for you. It's just never worked that way for me with anything other
than the fearless little chickadees. (Who maybe shouldn't be quite so
fearless, given their very large clutches of up to a dozen and the fact
that we're still not overrun with them!)

Jane
(Shoreham)

On 6/14/2018 10:00 AM, Veer Frost wrote:
> Not really strange, the woodpeckers and small feeder birds here have
> picked up that I only clap at/chase Blue Jays and chipmunks (e.g.) and
> indeed chickadees wait right on the railing until I've done the job
> that lets them get a seed or bite of suet. The pecking order, as noted
> by Carol below, remains in place but for the bully/hogs. (They get
> their share when no one's on duty : ) )Veer Frost, Passumpsic NEK
>
> On June 13, 2018 at 8:55 PM, "Jane Stein" wrote:How strange. The
> grackels were afraid of you, but the other birds weren't.
> On 6/13/2018 8:11 PM, CLYDE YARNELL wrote:
>> Kept our suet feeder down most of the day because the grackles have
> taken it over and can clean it out within 5 minutes. Around dinner
> time we put it out because we heard the red bellied wp in the trees.
> As soon as the red bellied landed on the feeder, the grackle would fly
> in and peck at it and chase it away. So while I was cooking dinner, my
> husband sat about 10 feet away from the feeder. When this happened,
> the red bellied came back and fed several times and took beaks of suet
> away to feed its young. After dinner I took up guard ten feet from the
> feeder from about 6:30 until 8:00pm. There was an almost constant
> stream of downy, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers at the suet. A few
> times a young hairy joined a parent. On several occasions, I observed
> that the hairy chased a downy away, and a red bellied chased the hairy
> off the suet. The downy would just move into a nearby bush until the
> hairy left, then it would fly back to the feeder.
>>
>> I went inside at 8:00 and peered out the window right after I closed
> the door and the grackles were already devouring the suet. They had
> been making noises from the trees the whole time I was on guard, and
> made several fly-bys but never came to the feeder until after I went
> inside.
>>
>> Hope all the baby woodpeckers appreciated my teaming with their
> parents to get them some tasty suet....
>>
>>
>> Carol Yarnell
>> South Alburgh
>>
 

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Date: 6/14/18 7:18 am
From: Veer Frost <veer.frost...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog & Victory Boreal Species
Inspiring and a privilege to see these, Tom! Many thanks, (also
dazzled by colors of the shrike in your video a bit farther down),
Veer, Passumpsic NEK

On June 13, 2018 at 5:09 PM, "Nancy Goodrich" wrote:Tom--Thanks so
much for sharing your wonderful shots with those of us
unable to get to these spots; Great views, great birds, and many
thanks!!
Nancy Goodrich

On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 3:17 PM, tfberriman wrote:

>
>
> Met up with a couple birders on the Moose Bog Trail this morning,
one from
> Texas & one from Pennsylvania. We had a 15 minute delay on the trail
while
> a
> male Spruce Grouse took a bath (dust bath) First time I've seen this
and
> didn't know it took so long. I was able to get some video
(digiscoped) as
> well as with a 200-500mm lens ( a little shaky holding the weight).
At
> Victory yesterday a male Black-backed allowed me to film him digging
for a
> beetle (digiscoped). On May 9th Mark Paul found a nest cavity for
Boreal
> Chickadees, We both did some video and I've been keeping an eye on
the
> cavity for 5 weeks. Up until Monday all was fine with "parent"
coming &
> going but in the last 48 hours it's failed or the young were able to
leave
> on their own.hopefully the latter. I have some video of that also
with the
> grouse and woodpecker at:
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/
>
>
>
> I've been able to get by with 40% deet on mild days, 98% on bad
days.
>
>
>
>
>
> 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: 6/14/18 7:00 am
From: Veer Frost <veer.frost...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
Not really strange, the woodpeckers and small feeder birds here have
picked up that I only clap at/chase Blue Jays and chipmunks (e.g.) and
indeed chickadees wait right on the railing until I've done the job
that lets them get a seed or bite of suet. The pecking order, as noted
by Carol below, remains in place but for the bully/hogs. (They get
their share when no one's on duty : ) )Veer Frost, Passumpsic NEK

On June 13, 2018 at 8:55 PM, "Jane Stein" wrote:How strange. The
grackels were afraid of you, but the other birds weren't.
On 6/13/2018 8:11 PM, CLYDE YARNELL wrote:
> Kept our suet feeder down most of the day because the grackles have
taken it over and can clean it out within 5 minutes. Around dinner
time we put it out because we heard the red bellied wp in the trees.
As soon as the red bellied landed on the feeder, the grackle would fly
in and peck at it and chase it away. So while I was cooking dinner, my
husband sat about 10 feet away from the feeder. When this happened,
the red bellied came back and fed several times and took beaks of suet
away to feed its young. After dinner I took up guard ten feet from the
feeder from about 6:30 until 8:00pm. There was an almost constant
stream of downy, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers at the suet. A few
times a young hairy joined a parent. On several occasions, I observed
that the hairy chased a downy away, and a red bellied chased the hairy
off the suet. The downy would just move into a nearby bush until the
hairy left, then it would fly back to the feeder.
>
> I went inside at 8:00 and peered out the window right after I closed
the door and the grackles were already devouring the suet. They had
been making noises from the trees the whole time I was on guard, and
made several fly-bys but never came to the feeder until after I went
inside.
>
> Hope all the baby woodpeckers appreciated my teaming with their
parents to get them some tasty suet....
>
>
> Carol Yarnell
> South Alburgh
>
 

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Date: 6/14/18 3:46 am
From: carolclyde <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pileated wp baby update

Looks like one is a male and one is a female based on the red head patterns.  The male started  calling as he was hanging out of the nest hole this morning.  Didn't see any parents arrive for the 15 minutes I watched the nesthole. 6:25-6:40.
Carol Yarnell South  Alburgh
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 6/13/18 5:55 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
How strange. The grackels were afraid of you, but the other birds weren't.


On 6/13/2018 8:11 PM, CLYDE YARNELL wrote:
> Kept our suet feeder down most of the day because the grackles have taken it over and can clean it out within 5 minutes. Around dinner time we put it out because we heard the red bellied wp in the trees. As soon as the red bellied landed on the feeder, the grackle would fly in and peck at it and chase it away. So while I was cooking dinner, my husband sat about 10 feet away from the feeder. When this happened, the red bellied came back and fed several times and took beaks of suet away to feed its young. After dinner I took up guard ten feet from the feeder from about 6:30 until 8:00pm. There was an almost constant stream of downy, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers at the suet. A few times a young hairy joined a parent. On several occasions, I observed that the hairy chased a downy away, and a red bellied chased the hairy off the suet. The downy would just move into a nearby bush until the hairy left, then it would fly back to the feeder.
>
> I went inside at 8:00 and peered out the window right after I closed the door and the grackles were already devouring the suet. They had been making noises from the trees the whole time I was on guard, and made several fly-bys but never came to the feeder until after I went inside.
>
> Hope all the baby woodpeckers appreciated my teaming with their parents to get them some tasty suet....
>
>
> Carol Yarnell
> South Alburgh
>
 

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Date: 6/13/18 5:12 pm
From: CLYDE YARNELL <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
Kept our suet feeder down most of the day because the grackles have taken it over and can clean it out within 5 minutes. Around dinner time we put it out because we heard the red bellied wp in the trees. As soon as the red bellied landed on the feeder, the grackle would fly in and peck at it and chase it away. So while I was cooking dinner, my husband sat about 10 feet away from the feeder. When this happened, the red bellied came back and fed several times and took beaks of suet away to feed its young. After dinner I took up guard ten feet from the feeder from about 6:30 until 8:00pm. There was an almost constant stream of downy, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers at the suet. A few times a young hairy joined a parent. On several occasions, I observed that the hairy chased a downy away, and a red bellied chased the hairy off the suet. The downy would just move into a nearby bush until the hairy left, then it would fly back to the feeder.

I went inside at 8:00 and peered out the window right after I closed the door and the grackles were already devouring the suet. They had been making noises from the trees the whole time I was on guard, and made several fly-bys but never came to the feeder until after I went inside.

Hope all the baby woodpeckers appreciated my teaming with their parents to get them some tasty suet....


Carol Yarnell
South Alburgh
 

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Date: 6/13/18 2:09 pm
From: Nancy Goodrich <nancyg3219...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog & Victory Boreal Species
Tom--Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful shots with those of us
unable to get to these spots; Great views, great birds, and many thanks!!
Nancy Goodrich

On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 3:17 PM, tfberriman <blackpoll...> wrote:

>
>
> Met up with a couple birders on the Moose Bog Trail this morning, one from
> Texas & one from Pennsylvania. We had a 15 minute delay on the trail while
> a
> male Spruce Grouse took a bath (dust bath) First time I've seen this and
> didn't know it took so long. I was able to get some video (digiscoped) as
> well as with a 200-500mm lens ( a little shaky holding the weight). At
> Victory yesterday a male Black-backed allowed me to film him digging for a
> beetle (digiscoped). On May 9th Mark Paul found a nest cavity for Boreal
> Chickadees, We both did some video and I've been keeping an eye on the
> cavity for 5 weeks. Up until Monday all was fine with "parent" coming &
> going but in the last 48 hours it's failed or the young were able to leave
> on their own.hopefully the latter. I have some video of that also with the
> grouse and woodpecker at:
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/
>
>
>
> I've been able to get by with 40% deet on mild days, 98% on bad days.
>
>
>
>
>
> 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: 6/13/18 12:18 pm
From: tfberriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog & Victory Boreal Species


Met up with a couple birders on the Moose Bog Trail this morning, one from
Texas & one from Pennsylvania. We had a 15 minute delay on the trail while a
male Spruce Grouse took a bath (dust bath) First time I've seen this and
didn't know it took so long. I was able to get some video (digiscoped) as
well as with a 200-500mm lens ( a little shaky holding the weight). At
Victory yesterday a male Black-backed allowed me to film him digging for a
beetle (digiscoped). On May 9th Mark Paul found a nest cavity for Boreal
Chickadees, We both did some video and I've been keeping an eye on the
cavity for 5 weeks. Up until Monday all was fine with "parent" coming &
going but in the last 48 hours it's failed or the young were able to leave
on their own.hopefully the latter. I have some video of that also with the
grouse and woodpecker at:



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



I've been able to get by with 40% deet on mild days, 98% on bad days.





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: 6/13/18 7:14 am
From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Birds of Ecuador program at the Birds of Vermont Museum, June 14
Join us Thursday, June 14, for a program by Hank Kaestner on the Birds of Ecuador.

Hank, an avid birder, will tell us about his latest adventure to Ecuador, and about many of the birds he encountered.
The doors open at 6:30, and the program will start at 7:00.
Refreshments served!

For more information, please see https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/hank-kaestner/Event?oid=16589467

We also have bird walks, carving classes, an art show, and more! See our website for our complete list of events http://www.birdsofvermont.org/events.php
-
Erin Talmage
-
Executive Director
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
802-434-2167
www.birdsofvermont.org
 

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Date: 6/13/18 6:20 am
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Surprises on Mansfield
Chris,
Congrats on the Philly Vireo, a nice record. Looking forward to photos.
Scott

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 13, 2018, at 8:03 AM, Chris Rimmer <crimmer...> wrote:
>
> VCE's third field visit to Mt. Mansfield on Tues-Wed yielded some surprises
> among the 61 birds we captured in our 23 mist nets. Weather was favorable,
> though breeze a bit strong from the SW on Wednesday morning, when activity
> subsided rapidly after ~9:00 am.
>
> Far and away, the most unexpected capture was a Philadelphia Vireo, the
> first we have encountered on Mansfield in 27 years of banding. The bird
> showed no signs of breeding and might be a very late migrant, or just a
> non-breeding wanderer. Very exciting for all to see. As has become
> increasingly the norm, but more often later in the season than this early,
> we captured several species characteristic of northern hardwoods forests.
> We suspect that many or most of these are failed or non-breeders.
>
> The capture of a juvenile White-winged Crossbill with incompletely-grown
> flight feathers was another notable surprise, and strongly suggests that
> the bird was locally hatched. That helps explain our capture of the same
> adult pair in the two previous successive weeks. This was, however, our
> only encounter with crossbills on the ridgeline. A few small flocks of
> siskins were still present, and we captured 3.
>
> Bicknell's Thrush continue to make a good showing, and we have now captured
> 30 individuals so far this season. Still not a single red squirrel has been
> encountered on the mountain, though I was on Okemo Mountain this past
> Sunday and ran into half a dozen up there. It looks like a very light fir
> cone crop emerging this year.
>
> Our 2-day list of mist-netted birds:
>
> Least Flycatcher 1
> Philadelphia Vireo 1 Carefully examined in hand and photographed;
> conspicuous yellowish underparts, small size. Photos to follow. First
> banding record on Mansfield in 27 years.
> Brown Creeper 1 female with beginning brood patch; failed breeder(?)
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 male
> Bicknell's Thrush 14 6 new, 3 returns (birds from 2015, 2016 and
> 2017), 5 within-season recaptures
> Swainson's Thrush 3 1 return from 2016, 2 from 2017
> American Robin 4 new bandings (1 male, 3 females with full
> incubation/brood patches)
> Black-and-white Warbler 1 male
> Blackpoll Warbler 11 3 new, 5 returns (2 from 2016, 3 from 2017), 3
> within-season recaptures
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 6 3 new, 1 return from 2016, 2
> within-season retraps; 2 females with fully-developed incubation patches
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1 female with regressing brood patch;
> probably a failed breeder
> Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3
> White-throated Sparrow 8 6 new, 2 within-season recaptures
> Purple Finch 2
> White-winged Crossbill 1 locally-hatched juvenile with stubby tail and
> wings (~2/3 grown)
> Pine Siskin 3 2 juveniles, 1 adult female
>
> We''ll be back up there next week on Tuesday-Wed.
>
> Chris
>
> ________________________
>
> Chris Rimmer
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
> 802.649.1431 x202
> http://vtecostudies.org/
>
> <http://vtecostudies.org/>
 

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Date: 6/13/18 5:21 am
From: Veer Frost <veer.frost...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Surprises on Mansfield
Hi, I am wondering whether fewer squirrels equals more Bicknells??
Thank you, Chris,Veer Frost, Passumpsic

On June 13, 2018 at 8:04 AM, "Chris Rimmer" wrote:VCE's third field
visit to Mt. Mansfield on Tues-Wed yielded some surprises
among the 61 birds we captured in our 23 mist nets. Weather was
favorable,
though breeze a bit strong from the SW on Wednesday morning, when
activity
subsided rapidly after ~9:00 am.

Far and away, the most unexpected capture was a Philadelphia Vireo,
the
first we have encountered on Mansfield in 27 years of banding. The
bird
showed no signs of breeding and might be a very late migrant, or just
a
non-breeding wanderer. Very exciting for all to see. As has become
increasingly the norm, but more often later in the season than this
early,
we captured several species characteristic of northern hardwoods
forests.
We suspect that many or most of these are failed or non-breeders.

The capture of a juvenile White-winged Crossbill with
incompletely-grown
flight feathers was another notable surprise, and strongly suggests
that
the bird was locally hatched. That helps explain our capture of the
same
adult pair in the two previous successive weeks. This was, however,
our
only encounter with crossbills on the ridgeline. A few small flocks of
siskins were still present, and we captured 3.

Bicknell's Thrush continue to make a good showing, and we have now
captured
30 individuals so far this season. Still not a single red squirrel has
been
encountered on the mountain, though I was on Okemo Mountain this past
Sunday and ran into half a dozen up there. It looks like a very light
fir
cone crop emerging this year.

Our 2-day list of mist-netted birds:

Least Flycatcher 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1 Carefully examined in hand and photographed;
conspicuous yellowish underparts, small size. Photos to follow. First
banding record on Mansfield in 27 years.
Brown Creeper 1 female with beginning brood patch; failed
breeder(?)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 male
Bicknell's Thrush 14 6 new, 3 returns (birds from 2015, 2016 and
2017), 5 within-season recaptures
Swainson's Thrush 3 1 return from 2016, 2 from 2017
American Robin 4 new bandings (1 male, 3 females with full
incubation/brood patches)
Black-and-white Warbler 1 male
Blackpoll Warbler 11 3 new, 5 returns (2 from 2016, 3 from 2017),
3
within-season recaptures
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 6 3 new, 1 return from 2016, 2
within-season retraps; 2 females with fully-developed incubation
patches
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 female with regressing brood patch;
probably a failed breeder
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3
White-throated Sparrow 8 6 new, 2 within-season recaptures
Purple Finch 2
White-winged Crossbill 1 locally-hatched juvenile with stubby
tail and
wings (~2/3 grown)
Pine Siskin 3 2 juveniles, 1 adult female

We''ll be back up there next week on Tuesday-Wed.

Chris

________________________

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

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Date: 6/13/18 5:05 am
From: Chris Rimmer <crimmer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Surprises on Mansfield
VCE's third field visit to Mt. Mansfield on Tues-Wed yielded some surprises
among the 61 birds we captured in our 23 mist nets. Weather was favorable,
though breeze a bit strong from the SW on Wednesday morning, when activity
subsided rapidly after ~9:00 am.

Far and away, the most unexpected capture was a Philadelphia Vireo, the
first we have encountered on Mansfield in 27 years of banding. The bird
showed no signs of breeding and might be a very late migrant, or just a
non-breeding wanderer. Very exciting for all to see. As has become
increasingly the norm, but more often later in the season than this early,
we captured several species characteristic of northern hardwoods forests.
We suspect that many or most of these are failed or non-breeders.

The capture of a juvenile White-winged Crossbill with incompletely-grown
flight feathers was another notable surprise, and strongly suggests that
the bird was locally hatched. That helps explain our capture of the same
adult pair in the two previous successive weeks. This was, however, our
only encounter with crossbills on the ridgeline. A few small flocks of
siskins were still present, and we captured 3.

Bicknell's Thrush continue to make a good showing, and we have now captured
30 individuals so far this season. Still not a single red squirrel has been
encountered on the mountain, though I was on Okemo Mountain this past
Sunday and ran into half a dozen up there. It looks like a very light fir
cone crop emerging this year.

Our 2-day list of mist-netted birds:

Least Flycatcher 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1 Carefully examined in hand and photographed;
conspicuous yellowish underparts, small size. Photos to follow. First
banding record on Mansfield in 27 years.
Brown Creeper 1 female with beginning brood patch; failed breeder(?)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 male
Bicknell's Thrush 14 6 new, 3 returns (birds from 2015, 2016 and
2017), 5 within-season recaptures
Swainson's Thrush 3 1 return from 2016, 2 from 2017
American Robin 4 new bandings (1 male, 3 females with full
incubation/brood patches)
Black-and-white Warbler 1 male
Blackpoll Warbler 11 3 new, 5 returns (2 from 2016, 3 from 2017), 3
within-season recaptures
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 6 3 new, 1 return from 2016, 2
within-season retraps; 2 females with fully-developed incubation patches
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 female with regressing brood patch;
probably a failed breeder
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3
White-throated Sparrow 8 6 new, 2 within-season recaptures
Purple Finch 2
White-winged Crossbill 1 locally-hatched juvenile with stubby tail and
wings (~2/3 grown)
Pine Siskin 3 2 juveniles, 1 adult female

We''ll be back up there next week on Tuesday-Wed.

Chris

________________________

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

<http://vtecostudies.org/>
 

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Date: 6/12/18 4:11 pm
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Common nighthawk
Standing in my yard at 1 pm, a nighthawk whizzed by my head and I had great 2 second look as it whipped through into the trees. A yardbird first!!!

Sally fellows
Williston, Vermont
 

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Date: 6/12/18 8:11 am
From: Jennifer Megyesi <fatroosterfarm...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied whistling-ducks
Sorry, richville pond, not richmond. Stupid auto correct
 

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Date: 6/12/18 7:53 am
From: Jennifer Megyesi <fatroosterfarm...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied whistling-ducks
Still present off shoreham depot road,west of trestle bridge, on north side
of little lemon fair/richmond pond adjacent to trail going to covered
bridge. Ag pump is going full bore, ducks are sleeping. Cant see them from
covered bridge right now. Have to locate from trestle bridge, then walk
down path and look into brush about 50-60 met we es west of big rock on
path.
 

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Date: 6/12/18 4:07 am
From: Ian Worley <iworley...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whistling Duck still present yesterday afternoon.
Seen from the water west of the covered bridge, and later well east of
the road bridge.  Only person seen during our visit was an old gentleman
fishing for crappies off the road bridge.  Lots of other birds,
including a Blue-winged Teal.  Also one courageous grackle bothering a
Peregrine Falcon.

https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46492781

Ian
 

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Date: 6/12/18 3:44 am
From: Pat Folsom <pfols...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mt Ellen trip for Bicknell's Thrush and others
Hi Birders,

Mad Birders will be hosting a trip up Mt. Ellen on Saturday, June 16. We still have a few spots open. Details below, please let us know as soon as possible if interested, as the number is limited.

Thanks,
Pat Folsom


Mt Ellen (Alpine birds)
June 16 , 2018 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Event
4 Hours
Meet at Sugarbush North parking lot at 7:15 AM to sign the Sugarbush release, then ride in the back of an army truck up to the Glen House. Walk up the maintenance road to the top of the liftline. Wear sturdy footwear, bring water, lunch or snacks, insect repellent, layers, cushion for a bumpy ride. Option to hike down for more species seen/heard. Limit: 12, email <info...> to register. $5 donation, $10 if not a Mad Birder member. Trip will be cancelled if severe weather occurs.
 

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Date: 6/11/18 7:16 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Western Kingbird in Vermont? Other?
Hi, David;

The bird in the photo is a Great-crested Flycatcher.

You can tell by the gray wash across the breast. If you get a look at the
tail, it will be rounded and reddish colored - key fieldmarks.

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County,
New York

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 9:59 PM, David Spence <
<davidspence...> wrote:

> I saw and photographed a bird yesterday in Burlington in a thicket near
> the water at the “Donahue Sea Cave”. I didn’t know the bird, but later at
> home I tried to ID it—and it seems to be one of the yellow Kingbirds——most
> like a Western Kingbird I think. Can anyone provide alternate suggestions,
> or confirm this?
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/144306178@N03/41844377435/in/
> dateposted-public/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/144306178@N03/
> 41844377435/in/dateposted-public/>
>
> Thanks!
> David Spence
>
> <davidspence...>




--
Richard Guthrie
 

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Date: 6/11/18 6:59 pm
From: David Spence <davidspence...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Western Kingbird in Vermont? Other?
I saw and photographed a bird yesterday in Burlington in a thicket near the water at the “Donahue Sea Cave”. I didn’t know the bird, but later at home I tried to ID it—and it seems to be one of the yellow Kingbirds——most like a Western Kingbird I think. Can anyone provide alternate suggestions, or confirm this?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/144306178@N03/41844377435/in/dateposted-public/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/144306178@N03/41844377435/in/dateposted-public/>

Thanks!
David Spence

<davidspence...>
 

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Date: 6/11/18 5:18 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pileated wp babies
Oh, gosh, how wonderful!



On 6/11/2018 8:03 PM, carolclyde wrote:
> Tonight I watched a pileated woodpecker hammering on a cedar in our property for 20 minutes. Then it flew into a tree near its nest and yelled for about a minute.  By the time I went inside to get my binoculars the bird had disappeared.  About a half minute after I was watching the nest hole, it flew out of the hole and two babies stuck their heads out and started opening  and closing their beaks.  All of a sudden they both  looked up as two crows flew in, higher up in the same dead tree.  The babies quickly  ducked back inside the nest hole.  They poked their heads  out again when the crows flew away.  The flickers nesting in the same tree came along calling and the pileated babies disappeared inside the nest hole again. I waited about five more minutes but they didn't  reappear in that time so I headed back to the house.
> Cool having flicker and pileated babies in the same tree!
> Carol YarnellSouth Alburgh
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
 

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Date: 6/11/18 5:04 pm
From: carolclyde <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pileated wp babies
Tonight I watched a pileated woodpecker hammering on a cedar in our property for 20 minutes. Then it flew into a tree near its nest and yelled for about a minute.  By the time I went inside to get my binoculars the bird had disappeared.  About a half minute after I was watching the nest hole, it flew out of the hole and two babies stuck their heads out and started opening  and closing their beaks.  All of a sudden they both  looked up as two crows flew in, higher up in the same dead tree.  The babies quickly  ducked back inside the nest hole.  They poked their heads  out again when the crows flew away.  The flickers nesting in the same tree came along calling and the pileated babies disappeared inside the nest hole again. I waited about five more minutes but they didn't  reappear in that time so I headed back to the house.
Cool having flicker and pileated babies in the same tree!
Carol YarnellSouth Alburgh
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 6/11/18 2:55 am
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks
Birders of a Feather who have flocked to Richville.....

Glad to see so many birders are enjoying these unusual guests in VT. I was inspired to make a contribution to The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Conservation of Species and Habitat Conservation fund. It was easy (and painless) to do.

Ali
Huntington
 

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Date: 6/10/18 7:41 pm
From: Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
Join us as we monitor a variety of bird species at Missisquoi National
Wildlife Refuge.

This month's Bird Monitoring Walk will be on Saturday June16, 2018 on the
Old Railroad Passage Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the refuge parking lot on
Tabor Rd, about 1 mile south of the refuge Visitor Center. If you have any
questions, email me at <copenhvr...>

The monthly walks gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their
abundance, and changes in populations. The information we gather will be
entered into the Vermont e-Bird database where data is stored by the
Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. 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 98 months of walks we have observed 152 species. (In May we added an
Orchard Oriole to the list.) Hope to see you there!


--Ken Copenhaver

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

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Date: 6/10/18 5:41 pm
From: Jeannie Elias <moosewoman...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks still present 2-4pm today
A handful of Birders observed the pair of Black Bellied Whistling Ducks this afternoon from 2PM - 4PM, thanks to the keen eyes of Team G&B from Poultney. The Ducks were first observed from the iron bridge on Shoreham Depot Road. If one looks west toward the Wooden Covered Railroad Bridge from the Iron Bridge on Shoreham Depot Rd., the Ducks were along the right bank, which is actually the NORTH bank of the Lemon Fair River between the iron and covered bridges, maybe 50 yards away (east) from the Covered Bridge. They were on the same side as the log where they were originally seen.
They are also visible from the left or south bank of the Lemon Fair River, accessible after crossing the CoveredRailroad bridge and descending to the left, heading back east, down a small trail about ten yards, then looking across the water.

Jeannie Elias
Happy Birding.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46458080
 

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Date: 6/10/18 9:15 am
From: Chris Rimmer <crimmer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mansfield update, better late than never
Although "old news" now, VCE's second field 2018 visit to Mt. Mansfield
took place last Wednesday-Thursday. We set 25 mist nets on the ridgeline
during early evening under calm, cool and partly cloudy conditions. We
immediately started catching birds and had 18 by nightfall, when we closed
our nets. The dusk chorus was robust, and several Bicknell's Thrushes
(BITH) performed their signature flight songs as complete darkness fell.
Nine of the 18 birds we captured were BITH.

Clouds moved in and lowered overnight, with temps dipping into the mid-40s
F, though the wind thankfully stayed calm. Conditions for banding were
chilly and our nets wet, but we managed to have a solid morning, with
several small groups of White-winged Crossbills and Pine Siskins moving
around the ridgeline. Again, not a single Winter Wren was heard, a most
conspicuous absence. As last week, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Purple Finches
were singing in above-average numbers, and I have never heard as many as
the 5 Am. Robins that were singing within striking distance of the
uppermost parking lot. After last fall's bountiful balsam fir cone crop, it
was truly surprising not to encounter hide nor hair of a red squirrel on
the ridgeline.

Our two-day banding total of 77 birds:

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Bicknell's Thrush 21 6 new, 11 returns from previous years (1 banded
in each of 2011-2013, 4 from 2016, 4 from 2017), 4 within-season retraps
Swainson's Thrush 6 4 new, 2 returns from previous years (2015 and
2017)
American Robin 1
Blackpoll Warbler 7 5 new, 2 returns from 2016
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 8 7 new, 1 return from 2017)
White-throated Sparrow 15 13 new, 1 banded in 2017, 1 within-season
retrap)
Purple Finch 4 3 males and 1 female with fully-developed brood patch
White-winged Crossbill 3 1 new female + retrap of pair banded last
week on 31 May
Pine Siskin 7 4 free-flying juveniles, 3 adults

None of the long-distance migrants showed evidence of active nesting (i.e.,
no incubation patches), while robins, juncos, W-t Sparrows and PUFIs are
all on eggs, if not tending young nestlings. Both the female crossbills and
siskins showed regressing brood patches, indicating that they had nested at
least a couple of weeks ago, if not earlier.

We'll be back up there on Mon-Tues this week and will try to post a more
timely update.

Chris

________________________

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

<http://vtecostudies.org/>
 

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Date: 6/10/18 8:48 am
From: Graham Bates <batesg...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black bellied whistling ducks still there
Just left Richville dam in shoreham at 11am, the black bellied whistling ducks are still there. Thanks to my dad Fred's eagle eyes we got great looks from the iron bridge (with a scope) not sure they would have been visible from the covered bridge as they were tucked pretty close in to the shore on the west bank. Life bird dance for both of us!

Graham

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/9/18 6:19 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bb Whistling Ducks being seen??
I saw them at 5:30 PM today. The ducks were perched on the usual log halfway between the bridge across Shoreham Depot road and the covered bridge.

Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 9, 2018, at 11:14 AM, Kaye Danforth <danforthpainting...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone seen the Shoreham ducks today? My brother arrived from Conn. this morning to find a farmer using an irrigation pump near the bridge. Alas, no ducks.
> Anyone??
>
> Kaye from Hinesburg
 

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Date: 6/9/18 5:17 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bb Whistling Ducks being seen??
Did anybody tell these people's bosses or controlling authority that
there were incredibly rare birds hanging out there?

Jane
(Shoreham)

On 6/9/2018 8:10 PM, Coleen Lawlor wrote:
> No whistling ducks at 12:30 pump still running.
>
> Coleen Lawlor, LICSW
> Certified EMDR Therapist
> 23 School Street
> P.O. Box 162
> Chester, Vermont 05143
> 1-802-289-3107
>
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> Health Crisis Team @ *1-800- 622-4235* or contact other emergency services.
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> On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Kaye Danforth <danforthpainting...>
> wrote:
>
>> Has anyone seen the Shoreham ducks today? My brother arrived from Conn.
>> this morning to find a farmer using an irrigation pump near the bridge.
>> Alas, no ducks.
>> Anyone??
>>
>> Kaye from Hinesburg
>>
 

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Date: 6/9/18 5:11 pm
From: Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bb Whistling Ducks being seen??
No whistling ducks at 12:30 pump still running.

Coleen Lawlor, LICSW
Certified EMDR Therapist
23 School Street
P.O. Box 162
Chester, Vermont 05143
1-802-289-3107

Important: Email is not a secure from of communication. Please call me if
you have concern about privacy.
My business hours are 8 am - 6 pm Monday- Thursday and 8 am - 3 pm most
Fridays. My phone is turned off outside these hours and emails may also
remain unchecked. If your situation is urgent please contact the Mental
Health Crisis Team @ *1-800- 622-4235* or contact other emergency services.


Notice of Confidentiality: This email and/or the attached documents
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disclosure by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended
recipient, please contact the sender with a reply email and delete/shred
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susceptible to data corruption, interception, unauthorized amendment,
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emails on the understanding that I am not liable for any such corruption,
interception, amendment, virus, tampering or related consequences of such
acts. Your assistance with these protections is appreciated.


On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Kaye Danforth <danforthpainting...>
wrote:

> Has anyone seen the Shoreham ducks today? My brother arrived from Conn.
> this morning to find a farmer using an irrigation pump near the bridge.
> Alas, no ducks.
> Anyone??
>
> Kaye from Hinesburg
>
 

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Date: 6/9/18 1:08 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] whistling-ducks video / bobolinks
Such beautiful birds! Thanks for taking the pix and for posting them.

I note that in one pic, one duck appears to be feeding the other one.
Could this be courtship behavior?

Jane
(Shoreham)


On 6/8/2018 4:24 PM, Mike Sargent wrote:
> I watched the whistling-ducks yesterday morning as they alternated between preening on a log jutting out into the pond and then flying out to the middle of the pond, swimming around and taking a few drinks, and returning to the log. This apparently is typical daytime behavior, and in the evening they go off to feed. As people have noted, the covered railroad bridge serves as a convenient blind, as does the thick vegetation on the bank of the pond. The bridge, built over a hundred years ago, is a magnificent structure, almost Gothic in impact, and is worth the short hike for its own sake. I posted a brief video/slideshow at:
>
> https://vimeo.com/274149805
>
> On an unrelated note, I stopped at the Dead Creek WMA on the way back and saw some bobolinks on Gage Road, in the fields on the north side about halfway down the road.
>
 

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Date: 6/9/18 11:50 am
From: SUE WETMORE <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hawk Hill Trails, Jun 9, 2018
Birds weren't abundant however the scarlet tanager was a hit. Pine warbler came down and sat on a branch and sang so all could see.
Sue Wetmore
>
> Hawk Hill Trails, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Jun 9, 2018 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> 25 species
>
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 2
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 11
> Blue Jay 1
> Common Raven 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> Brown Creeper 1
> Winter Wren 1
> Veery 2
> Hermit Thrush 3
> American Robin 1
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> Ovenbird 12
> American Redstart 1
> Blackburnian Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler 2
> Song Sparrow 4
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> American Goldfinch 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46422228
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 6/9/18 9:53 am
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] A River of Warblers: ‘The Greatest Birding Day of My Life’ - The New York Times A River of Warblers: ‘The Greatest Birding Day of My Life’ - The New York Times
A River of Warblers: ‘The Greatest Birding Day of My Life’ - The New York
Times
A River of Warblers: ‘The Greatest Birding Day of My Life’ - The New York
Times


https://nyti.ms/2H7S3Ck
 

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Date: 6/9/18 8:17 am
From: Jon <000002227229d7c3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Olive-sided flycatcher, Colchester
There's currently (11:15am) an olive-sided flycatcher in my yard on shore acres drive in Colchester.
Jon Katz
 

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Date: 6/9/18 8:14 am
From: Kaye Danforth <danforthpainting...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bb Whistling Ducks being seen??
Has anyone seen the Shoreham ducks today? My brother arrived from Conn. this morning to find a farmer using an irrigation pump near the bridge. Alas, no ducks.
Anyone??

Kaye from Hinesburg
 

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Date: 6/9/18 8:09 am
From: Becky Giroux <ravenrr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] No Whistling Ducks
Saturday morning 10:15 the ducks were not present. I did notice that a local farmer was pumping water from the brook and the engine was rather loud. Maybe they will be back tonight.
 

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Date: 6/8/18 4:16 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] whistling-ducks video / bobolinks
It's the extra-long legs on these guys that gets me. When they're
standing up on a log, they hardly look like ducks.

(I haven't seen ours yet, hoping they'll stick around until Saturday,
but I've seen them on birding trips to south Texas in the past.)

Jane
(Shoreham)

On 6/8/2018 4:24 PM, Mike Sargent wrote:
> I watched the whistling-ducks yesterday morning as they alternated between preening on a log jutting out into the pond and then flying out to the middle of the pond, swimming around and taking a few drinks, and returning to the log. This apparently is typical daytime behavior, and in the evening they go off to feed. As people have noted, the covered railroad bridge serves as a convenient blind, as does the thick vegetation on the bank of the pond. The bridge, built over a hundred years ago, is a magnificent structure, almost Gothic in impact, and is worth the short hike for its own sake. I posted a brief video/slideshow at:
>
> https://vimeo.com/274149805
>
> On an unrelated note, I stopped at the Dead Creek WMA on the way back and saw some bobolinks on Gage Road, in the fields on the north side about halfway down the road.
>
 

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Date: 6/8/18 1:24 pm
From: Mike Sargent <msargent...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] whistling-ducks video / bobolinks
I watched the whistling-ducks yesterday morning as they alternated between preening on a log jutting out into the pond and then flying out to the middle of the pond, swimming around and taking a few drinks, and returning to the log. This apparently is typical daytime behavior, and in the evening they go off to feed. As people have noted, the covered railroad bridge serves as a convenient blind, as does the thick vegetation on the bank of the pond. The bridge, built over a hundred years ago, is a magnificent structure, almost Gothic in impact, and is worth the short hike for its own sake. I posted a brief video/slideshow at:

https://vimeo.com/274149805

On an unrelated note, I stopped at the Dead Creek WMA on the way back and saw some bobolinks on Gage Road, in the fields on the north side about halfway down the road.
 

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Date: 6/8/18 12:00 pm
From: JO jo <kittiwake_3...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks present
Still present 100pm at the shoreham railroad covered bridge in the clear water to the east of the bridge between the covered bridge and the metal bridge. June 8.

Jo Jo

Sent from my iPhonejbbinhmbjmjjn

> On Jun 8, 2018, at 2:34 AM, Zacheriah Cota-Wueaver <zcotaweaver...> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> The two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were still present on the same log in East Shoreham as of 5:45 this evening.
>
> Zac Cota
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/8/18 11:13 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Clay-colored sparrow
At 12:40 today clay-colored sparrow was singing away at Farrell Access.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 6/8/18 9:33 am
From: Isis Erb <isisunit...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks Still Present
As of 12:30 still present, seen from the path to the covered bridge, a bit
before the 2nd side trail. Sitting on a floating mat of vegetation.

Spotted this afternoon by Mike Libby - thanks for sharing!!

Cheers,
Isis Erb
--
Isis Erb Jericho, VT Sent from my iPhone, so please forgive any egregious
spelling errors.
 

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Date: 6/7/18 6:35 pm
From: Josh Phillips <jdp...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks present
And still at 7:30pm. Unfortunately they were repeatedly flushed by some folks fishing by canoe who seemed to know that the ducks were weird enough to warrant a picture, but not enough to know that they shouldn't try to paddle within 10 feet to get that picture. Still, the ducks seemed intent on staying around that log, and I suspect they'll still be there in the morning.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46383855

Josh Phillips

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Zacheriah Cota-Weaver" <zcotaweaver...>
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2018 5:56:34 PM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks present
>
> Hello all,
>
> The two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were still present on the same
> log in East Shoreham as of 5:45 this evening.
>
> Zac Cota
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
 

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Date: 6/7/18 5:22 pm
From: LaBarr, Mark <MLaBARR...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler update
Greetings all...just wanted to update everyone on some of the recent golden-wing activity. Last Saturday, June 2, was the first Buckner Preserve Winged-warbler Blitz. Staff from Audubon, The Nature Conservancy and intrepid volunteers surveyed TNC's Helen W. Buckner Preserve in West Haven. We located 8 golden-wings, 7 blue-wings and 4 hybrids. In addition there were 5 other winged warblers that were heard not seen so we could not positively identify. The day was windy so there was some speculation that there were birds we missed. These numbers were similar to what we found in 2014 when Buckner was first surveyed. Not only that but there were an abundance of Prairie Warblers to boot. Thanks everyone for a great event.

On another note...on a Green Mountain Audubon walk of June 2 we located 3 (possibly 4) golden-wings and a hybrid. Two of the golden-wings, Mr. Orange and Mr. White (named after their colored leg bands) returned for the fourth year. In 2016 and 2017 these birds carried geolocators to their wintering grounds and back. Mr. Orange spent his winter in Columbia and Mr. White in Costa Rica. They have both given many birders great looks over the past month.

We welcome all winged warbler sightings and don't forget to upload to EBird.

Mark

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

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Date: 6/7/18 4:50 pm
From: Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Richville Pond, Jun 7, 2018
Additional images of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks today, Thursday.

Cheers, Roy Pilcher



-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
To: shamwariVT <shamwariVT...>
Sent: Thu, Jun 7, 2018 7:30 pm
Subject: eBird Report - Richville Pond, Jun 7, 2018

Richville Pond, Addison, Vermont, US
Jun 7, 2018 8:40 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
16 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 2
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
House Wren 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46381106

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 6/7/18 2:57 pm
From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whistling Ducks present
Hello all,

The two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were still present on the same log in East Shoreham as of 5:45 this evening.

Zac Cota

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/6/18 3:03 pm
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
Thanks for the clear directions. What beautiful birds and what a nice little place to bird!
Barbara Brosnan

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Ron Payne
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:59 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham

I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.

Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:

https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801

Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.

Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.

---
Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 6/6/18 2:17 pm
From: B Bobolinks <0000035f721cf148-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
The two BBWDs are still here now at 4:31.Mae MayvilleEssex VT


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:59 PM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:

I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.

Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:

https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801

Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.

Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.

---
Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 6/6/18 1:55 pm
From: Fred and Chris Pratt <pipit...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
Still present this afternoon  at 3:50.

Pipit


On 6/6/2018 2:02 PM, Nick Tepper wrote:
> Persisting as of 1:56PM. No leg tags.
>
> Nick Tepper
>
>
> On Jun 6, 2018 at 7:48 AM, <Scott Morrical<mailto:<smorrica...>> wrote:
>
>
> And they are still here as of 7:45 AM.
>
> Scott Morrical
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
>> On Jun 6, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...> wrote:
>> The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks continue at the reported location this morning 6/6.
>> Stacy Robinson
>> Port Henry, NY
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Jun 5, 2018, at 9:59 PM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:
>>> I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.
>>> Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:
>>> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801
>>> Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.
>>> Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.
>>> ---
>>> Ron Payne
>>> Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 6/6/18 11:03 am
From: Nick Tepper <Nicholas.Tepper...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
Persisting as of 1:56PM. No leg tags.

Nick Tepper


On Jun 6, 2018 at 7:48 AM, <Scott Morrical<mailto:<smorrica...>> wrote:


And they are still here as of 7:45 AM.

Scott Morrical



Sent from my iPhone



> On Jun 6, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...> wrote:

>

> The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks continue at the reported location this morning 6/6.

>

> Stacy Robinson

> Port Henry, NY

>

> Sent from my iPhone

>

>> On Jun 5, 2018, at 9:59 PM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:

>>

>> I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.

>>

>> Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:

>>

>> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801

>>

>> Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.

>>

>> Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.

>>

>> ---

>> Ron Payne

>> Middlebury, VT

 

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Date: 6/6/18 6:33 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bb whistling ducks
The Whistling ducks still at RR covered bridge when I left at 9:00 a.m. This morning.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 6/6/18 4:48 am
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
And they are still here as of 7:45 AM.
Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 6, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...> wrote:
>
> The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks continue at the reported location this morning 6/6.
>
> Stacy Robinson
> Port Henry, NY
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 5, 2018, at 9:59 PM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:
>>
>> I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.
>>
>> Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:
>>
>> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801
>>
>> Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.
>>
>> Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.
>>
>> ---
>> Ron Payne
>> Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 6/6/18 4:29 am
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
Thanks, Stacy! Anyone want to join me this afternoon? Leaving Hinesburg at 3:00 this afternoon...

Ali
Huntington
----- Original Message -----
From: Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 06:31:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham

The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks continue at the reported location this morning 6/6.

Stacy Robinson
Port Henry, NY

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 5, 2018, at 9:59 PM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:
>
> I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.
>
> Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801
>
> Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.
>
> Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.
>
> ---
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 6/6/18 3:32 am
From: Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks continue at the reported location this morning 6/6.

Stacy Robinson
Port Henry, NY

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 5, 2018, at 9:59 PM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:
>
> I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.
>
> Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801
>
> Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.
>
> Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.
>
> ---
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 6/5/18 8:23 pm
From: Linnea Garrepy <mwtic...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
Wow.

Do you think they're released?


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Ron Payne <rpayne72...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:59:08 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham

I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.

Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:

https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801

Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.

Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.

---
Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 6/5/18 6:59 pm
From: Ron Payne <rpayne72...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.

Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:

https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801

Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.

Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.

---
Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT
 

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Date: 6/5/18 11:48 am
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] question on warbler nesting
If you have been hearing them in the same place for a week or more they would be considered probable nesters according to Vermont atlas criteria.

Steve Antell

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 5, 2018, at 10:02 AM, Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> wrote:
>
> I have Parulas and Blackburnians, among other warblers, calling at my
> location in Derby. Is it likely that they are nesting residents at this
> time of year (vs moving on elsewhere to nest)?
 

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Date: 6/5/18 7:03 am
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] question on warbler nesting
I have Parulas and Blackburnians, among other warblers, calling at my
location in Derby. Is it likely that they are nesting residents at this
time of year (vs moving on elsewhere to nest)?
 

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Date: 6/5/18 5:00 am
From: Veer Frost <veer.frost...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] fitz-bew!
First time garden appearance of Willow Flycatcher this morning. There
are usually two nesting spots across the river along lower River Rd
here in Passumpsic, in the dense riverside shrubbery where people are
kind enough to let it grow. half of a century old crabapple fell last
week creating a remarkable glade-y dome and it's in that tangle the
flycatcher appeared, a silver lining playbook!

Veer FrostSent using Hushmail
 

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Date: 6/4/18 4:08 pm
From: Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Audio Recordings of Birds Songs
Becky et al.


I upload a lot of recordings to my eBird checklists. With the recent Crossbill irruption in the Adirondacks and elsewhere I really got hooked on recording pairs for Matt Young at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library. eBird has made it easy to upload our recordings.


Recently I was contacted by Martha Fischer, also at the Macaulay Library, who shared some thoughts on recording bird calls/songs with me. She shared this information... "We recommend .wav format. This format is very different from .mp3; .mp3 format was designed for human hearing, and therefore has much less information (the algorithm removes sounds that are outside the range of our hearing) than .wav.


I am using my iPhone 7 with an app called RODE recorder. It seems to serve the purpose but there are likely other apps that use .wav format that would also do the trick. Hope this helps.


Stacy Robinson

Port Henry, NY



Someone is sitting in the shade today because another planted a tree a while back. [https://a.gfx.ms/Emoji_1F341.png]
 

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Date: 6/4/18 2:46 pm
From: Becky Giroux <ravenrr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Recording Bird Songs
I see lots of audio recordings of bird songs and was wondering what kind of equipment people are using? Cell phones? Tablets? And what about software? Any recommendations? I've tried using my cell phone and play back is not very good. Fair enough for my identifications but it's not post worthy!

Becky
 

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Date: 6/4/18 5:45 am
From: Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
I use the Parasol umbrella ant moats shown here and have not had a single
ant on a feeder in years. They work like a charm and they're attractive.

https://www.thebirdhousechick.com/collections/ant-moats-ant-baffles

--
Miriam Lawrence


On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 7:36 AM, Sheridan Brown (NH) <
<birds...> wrote:

> I prefer a thin coat of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on the bottom 10 inches
> of the hummingbird feeder poles. Holds up all summer, ants turn around
> when they encounter it (they live), and very few ants ever reach the
> feeders.
>
> Sounds like you already have enough work making fresh nectar for 10
> feeders! This solution is low maintenance.
>
> Sheridan Brown
> Grantham, NH
>
> > On Jun 4, 2018, at 6:55 AM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
> >
> > The big ant traps work, but the small ones built into some “flying
> saucer” feeders aren’t always effective. We’ve got ten hummingbird feeders,
> on several poles, and I wanted a method to protect them all.
> > The olive oil is an interesting idea. I’d never heard that!
> > Maeve
> >
> >
> >> On Jun 4, 2018, at 6:52 AM, Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-
> <request...> wrote:
> >>
> >> A simple ant trap would do the job! A small plastic cup, ~2 inches in
> diameter and a paper clip is all that is required. Pin hole through center
> of cup . Thread paper clip then bend for double hook, one above one below.
> >> Olive oil or some such in the cup.
> >>
> >> Cheers, Roy Pilcher
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Richard Harlow <raharlow...>
> >> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> >> Sent: Sun, Jun 3, 2018 9:17 pm
> >> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
> >>
> >> How often did you have to reapply the tape during the summer? Or, was
> >> one tape all you needed to do.
> >> Dick Harlow
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> On 6/3/18 18:15, Maeve Kim wrote:
> >>> Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately
> full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2’ or so
> of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape that’s
> sold for edging when you’re painting - sticky side out. It worked
> wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead
> bodies wasn’t very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this
> is the solution!
> >>> Maeve Kim
> >>> Jericho Center
> >>>
>
 

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Date: 6/4/18 4:37 am
From: Sheridan Brown (NH) <birds...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
I prefer a thin coat of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on the bottom 10 inches of the hummingbird feeder poles. Holds up all summer, ants turn around when they encounter it (they live), and very few ants ever reach the feeders.

Sounds like you already have enough work making fresh nectar for 10 feeders! This solution is low maintenance.

Sheridan Brown
Grantham, NH

> On Jun 4, 2018, at 6:55 AM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
> The big ant traps work, but the small ones built into some “flying saucer” feeders aren’t always effective. We’ve got ten hummingbird feeders, on several poles, and I wanted a method to protect them all.
> The olive oil is an interesting idea. I’d never heard that!
> Maeve
>
>
>> On Jun 4, 2018, at 6:52 AM, Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> A simple ant trap would do the job! A small plastic cup, ~2 inches in diameter and a paper clip is all that is required. Pin hole through center of cup . Thread paper clip then bend for double hook, one above one below.
>> Olive oil or some such in the cup.
>>
>> Cheers, Roy Pilcher
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Richard Harlow <raharlow...>
>> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
>> Sent: Sun, Jun 3, 2018 9:17 pm
>> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
>>
>> How often did you have to reapply the tape during the summer? Or, was
>> one tape all you needed to do.
>> Dick Harlow
>>
>>
>>
>>> On 6/3/18 18:15, Maeve Kim wrote:
>>> Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2’ or so of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape that’s sold for edging when you’re painting - sticky side out. It worked wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead bodies wasn’t very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this is the solution!
>>> Maeve Kim
>>> Jericho Center
>>>
 

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Date: 6/4/18 3:55 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
The big ant traps work, but the small ones built into some flying saucer feeders arent always effective. Weve got ten hummingbird feeders, on several poles, and I wanted a method to protect them all.
The olive oil is an interesting idea. Id never heard that!
Maeve


On Jun 4, 2018, at 6:52 AM, Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> A simple ant trap would do the job! A small plastic cup, ~2 inches in diameter and a paper clip is all that is required. Pin hole through center of cup . Thread paper clip then bend for double hook, one above one below.
> Olive oil or some such in the cup.
>
> Cheers, Roy Pilcher
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Harlow <raharlow...>
> To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Sun, Jun 3, 2018 9:17 pm
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
>
> How often did you have to reapply the tape during the summer? Or, was
> one tape all you needed to do.
> Dick Harlow
>
>
>
> On 6/3/18 18:15, Maeve Kim wrote:
>> Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2 or so of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape thats sold for edging when youre painting - sticky side out. It worked wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead bodies wasnt very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this is the solution!
>> Maeve Kim
>> Jericho Center
>>
 

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Date: 6/4/18 3:52 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
In case anyone else is curious, Im sending this to all: I put on the tape only once last year, but the first time wasnt until late June or so. It looked pretty shredded by the time the last young hummers left in September but it was still sticky.
Maeve

On Jun 3, 2018, at 8:27 PM, Richard Harlow <raharlow...> wrote:

> How often did you have to reapply the tape during the summer? Or, was one tape all you needed to do.
> Dick Harlow
>
>
>
> On 6/3/18 18:15, Maeve Kim wrote:
>> Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2 or so of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape thats sold for edging when youre painting - sticky side out. It worked wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead bodies wasnt very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this is the solution!
>> Maeve Kim
>> Jericho Center
>>
 

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Date: 6/4/18 3:52 am
From: Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
A simple ant trap would do the job! A small plastic cup, ~2 inches in diameter and a paper clip is all that is required. Pin hole through center of cup . Thread paper clip then bend for double hook, one above one below.
Olive oil or some such in the cup.

Cheers, Roy Pilcher




-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Harlow <raharlow...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sun, Jun 3, 2018 9:17 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???

How often did you have to reapply the tape during the summer? Or, was
one tape all you needed to do.
Dick Harlow



On 6/3/18 18:15, Maeve Kim wrote:
> Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2’ or so of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape that’s sold for edging when you’re painting - sticky side out. It worked wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead bodies wasn’t very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this is the solution!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
 

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Date: 6/3/18 6:20 pm
From: Barclay Morris <bemorris...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
We opted for a hanging feeder with a homemade water stop above it. Turns out the chickadees prefer drinking out of that over the bird bath. I’ll add a picture tomorrow when it’s light out.

Barclay Morris

> On Jun 3, 2018, at 6:15 PM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
>
> Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2’ or so of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape that’s sold for edging when you’re painting - sticky side out. It worked wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead bodies wasn’t very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this is the solution!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
 

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Date: 6/3/18 5:27 pm
From: Richard Harlow <raharlow...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
How often did you have to reapply the tape during the summer? Or, was
one tape all you needed to do.
Dick Harlow



On 6/3/18 18:15, Maeve Kim wrote:
> Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2 or so of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape thats sold for edging when youre painting - sticky side out. It worked wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead bodies wasnt very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this is the solution!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
 

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Date: 6/3/18 3:16 pm
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2 or so of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape thats sold for edging when youre painting - sticky side out. It worked wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead bodies wasnt very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this is the solution!
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
 

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Date: 6/3/18 2:54 pm
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] The BUZZ on a Clay-colored Sparrow in Addison Co
Fellow Birders,

Today while attempting to audio record a Willow Flycatcher, I couldn’t help but hear two very bold and buzzy notes of a sparrow. My initial reaction was: Seriously? Yes, a Clay-colored Sparrow kept me enthralled for 40 minutes at Farrell Access this afternoon. About .55 miles down the straight-away, on the south side of the road, there is a small paddock that is enclosed with sheep fencing. The bird was singing on the fencing, in the honey suckles, in a lone cedar tree in the field. Hope it sticks around and sets up shop!

Ali
Huntington
 

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Date: 6/2/18 9:10 am
From: Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bobolinks, etc.
Last year we had a pair of ‘displaced’ Bobolinks move into our now meadow, former horse pasture. We still aren’t sure whether or not they raised a brood. They are definitely back this year and much earlier. Their burbling song is a joy!

Yesterday’s oppressive heat and humidity reduced me to low level chores thus offering me time for observation. Towhees called all afternoon from the overgrown pasture next door. The Kestrel pair seem to be feeding nestlings as they are in and out of the box more often than usual. The male seems to be quite obsessed with the local Red-tails. I’m fairly sure that they are nesting nearby, probably in the top of a multi forked old White Pine. When the Red-tail perches anywhere within spitt’n distance the male Kestrel arrives to harass and then of course a swallow or two join in the game to harass the Kestrel.

There are two boxes of baby Bluebirds, all looking healthy! The Tree Swallows are feeding young! Summer!!

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: 6/2/18 9:08 am
From: Mundi Smithers <amen1farm...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bobolinks
Last year we had a pair of ‘displaced’ Bobolinks move into our now meadow, former horse pasture. We still aren’t sure whether or not they raised a brood. They are definitely back this year and much earlier. Their burbling song is a joy!

Yesterday’s oppressive heat and humidity reduced me to low level chores thus offering me time for observation. Towhees called all afternoon from the overgrown pasture next door. The Kestrel pair seem to be feeding nestlings as they are in and out of the box more often than usual. The male seems to be quite obsessed with the local Red-tails. I’m fairly sure that they are nesting nearby, probably in the top of a multi forked old White Pine. When the Red-tail perches anywhere within spitt’n distance the male Kestrel arrives to harass and then of course a swallow or two join in the game to harass the Kestrel.

There are two boxes of baby Bluebirds, all looking healthy! The Tree Swallows are feeding young! Summer!!

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: 6/1/18 6:55 am
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fwd: Eagle Point birding walk
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Friends of Missisquoi <info...>
Date: Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 9:52 AM
Subject: Eagle Point birding walk
To: Friends of Missisquoi <info...>


Good morning!

The Friends of Missisquoi invite you to join us for a bird walk at the
Eagle Point property on Saturday, June 9th, beginning at 8am. The
Memprhemagog Watershed Association is co-hosting this walk.

Eagle Point is a 420 acre parcel of land that is part of the Missisquoi
National Wildlife refuge, and managed by Vermont Fish and Wildlife as the Eagle
Point Wildlife Management area
<https://anrweb.vt.gov/PubDocs/FWD/Maps/Wildlife%20Management%20Areas/WMAViewerDocs/518.pdf>.


Eagle Point is located in the town of Derby, on the Canadian border, near
Lake Memphremagog. A map & directions can be found here
<https://goo.gl/maps/tqceLZUicJt>.

Pre-registration is not required. The Friends of Missisquoi are not
providing or arranging transportation. Please note that there are
no facilities on the property.

For more information, please contact us at this email, or visit us online:
<http://goog_1754187419>
http://friendsofmissisquoi.org/event/eaglepoint2018/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1710511552371833/
 

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Date: 6/1/18 5:12 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Wrens
I have heard winter wrens singing as I made my way along the Silver Lake Rd in Salisbury and over by the Poultney River. These are low elevation birds.
At least there are some present.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 6/1/18 5:03 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Mansfield season underway
Hi Chris/All,

Here in the Adirondacks, the lack of Winter Wrens is quite noticeable and alarming. On one of my recent trips, out all day, we didn't hear any! (That has never happened before.) At our home (in Long Lake) we usually have at least 3 we can hear singing, and for the first time in over 20 years, we don't hear any. I received a call from a birder friend in the Adirondacks yesterday and he specifically asked me if I had noted the lack of Winter Wrens (& Hermit Thrushes – yes, on this species also).

I was up on Whiteface Mountain at dawn on 5/27/18 and we could only remember hearing 2 to 3 singing Winter Wrens - they are usually abundant on the peak and dominate the airwaves with their songs. I'm sure this dramatic decline will be reflected in Mountain Birdwatch data this year. (Bicknell’s Thrushes sang and called from 4:20 to 5:40 a.m.) Swainson’s Thrush numbers are also noticeably down – both at high and low elevation (in addition to many other species declines I am observing this year – disturbing).

Joan Collins
Editor, New York Birders
Long Lake, NY
(315) 244-7127 cell
(518) 624-5528 home
http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/
http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian


-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Chris Rimmer
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:26 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mansfield season underway

Last evening and this morning marked the beginning of VCE's 27th consecutive field season studying the Mansfield ridgeline's breeding bird population. I ventured up solo, arriving at 5:30 pm, to conditions that were about as benign as they could possibly be up there: 68 degrees F, calm and clear, with virtually no black flies. I set 8 mist nets and banded until dark, hearing the first Bicknell's Thrush (BITH) call at 5:58. Vocal activity was solid, with good numbers of the usual suspects, and 3 singing Purple Finches, an unusually high number. The dusk chorus itself was unimpressive, but a few BITH continued singing until 9:30, well after dark, and I may have heard a flight song or two. Seven birds found their way into the nets: 2 Swainson's Thrushes, 1 Am. Robin, 1 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler, 2 White-throated Sparrows, and a female Purple Finch with a fully-developed incubation patch.

The wind came up overnight and was still brisk from the SW when I returned at 4:15 am to open nets (adding one for a total of 9). Activity started slowly, but picked up nicely and was steady until I closed nets at 10:00, at which point wind had mostly dropped and the sun was hot. The undisputed banding highlight was a pair of White-winged Crossbills in a net together
-- I had not seen or heard any to that point, so it was quite a surprise to come upon them. I later heard a single bird calling, but they certainly are not all over the ridgeline by any means.

The morning's banding totals:

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 (there were 2 males singing all morning around
the upper parking lot)
Bicknell's Thrush 4 2 newly-banded birds, 2 return females from
previous years (one banded in 2014, one in 2016)
American Robin 1 female with full incubation patch
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Purple Finch 1
White-winged Crossbill 2 female with regressing brood patch; may not
have nested locally

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46198634

I was struck by the complete absence of Winter Wrens (I didn't hear a single bird sing, which is just about unprecedented), and near absence of juncos (I finally heard one male sing). VCE will start our full operation next week, with weekly overnight visits through July.

As always, it was rejuvenating to be back up there!

Chris

________________________

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

<http://vtecostudies.org/>
 

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Date: 6/1/18 4:41 am
From: b flewelling <bflewelling3263...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pine Siskin
Still seeing one (or more) Pine Siskins at my feeder.


Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester
 

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Date: 6/1/18 4:20 am
From: Sharon Turner <sharxxturner...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Brown hrashers Danby
I have seen two brown thrashers feeding on seed on the ground earlier this season. We no longer put seed on the ground. I have seen one brown thrasher feeding on the last of my suet cakes that we take in every night and then flying off with a hunk of suet. I hope when the suet cake is done for the season we might see young brown thrashers. They are lovely and interesting to watch.


Other birds earlier this season at the feeder include a beautiful male indigo bunting in the bright sunlight, rose breasted grosbeaks, white crowned and white throated sparrows, and chipping sparrows.


Sharon Turner
<sharxxturner...>



"Don't cry because its over.
Smile because it happened."
-Dr. Seuss
 

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Date: 5/31/18 7:26 pm
From: Chris Rimmer <crimmer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mansfield season underway
Last evening and this morning marked the beginning of VCE's 27th
consecutive field season studying the Mansfield ridgeline's breeding bird
population. I ventured up solo, arriving at 5:30 pm, to conditions that
were about as benign as they could possibly be up there: 68 degrees F, calm
and clear, with virtually no black flies. I set 8 mist nets and banded
until dark, hearing the first Bicknell's Thrush (BITH) call at 5:58. Vocal
activity was solid, with good numbers of the usual suspects, and 3 singing
Purple Finches, an unusually high number. The dusk chorus itself was
unimpressive, but a few BITH continued singing until 9:30, well after dark,
and I may have heard a flight song or two. Seven birds found their way into
the nets: 2 Swainson's Thrushes, 1 Am. Robin, 1 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle)
Warbler, 2 White-throated Sparrows, and a female Purple Finch with a
fully-developed incubation patch.

The wind came up overnight and was still brisk from the SW when I returned
at 4:15 am to open nets (adding one for a total of 9). Activity started
slowly, but picked up nicely and was steady until I closed nets at 10:00,
at which point wind had mostly dropped and the sun was hot. The undisputed
banding highlight was a pair of White-winged Crossbills in a net together
-- I had not seen or heard any to that point, so it was quite a surprise to
come upon them. I later heard a single bird calling, but they certainly are
not all over the ridgeline by any means.

The morning's banding totals:

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 (there were 2 males singing all morning around
the upper parking lot)
Bicknell's Thrush 4 2 newly-banded birds, 2 return females from
previous years (one banded in 2014, one in 2016)
American Robin 1 female with full incubation patch
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Purple Finch 1
White-winged Crossbill 2 female with regressing brood patch; may not
have nested locally

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46198634

I was struck by the complete absence of Winter Wrens (I didn't hear a
single bird sing, which is just about unprecedented), and near absence of
juncos (I finally heard one male sing). VCE will start our full operation
next week, with weekly overnight visits through July.

As always, it was rejuvenating to be back up there!

Chris

________________________

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

<http://vtecostudies.org/>
 

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Date: 5/31/18 12:03 pm
From: SUE WETMORE <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Prairie warblers Arnold Dist. Rd. Powerline Brandon, May 31, 2018
> ---------- Original Message ----------
>The last of my power line surveys had prairie warblers and more.
Sue Wetmore
>
> Arnold Dist. Rd. Powerline Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, US
> May 31, 2018 6:15 AM - 9:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.2 mile(s)
> Comments: VELCO power line survey
> 32 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Mourning Dove 2
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Alder Flycatcher 8
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 3
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 9
> Blue Jay 1
> Common Raven 3 quite vocal as I walked by.
> Barn Swallow 2
> House Wren 2
> Veery 3
> Gray Catbird 13
> Brown Thrasher 1
> Ovenbird 10
> Golden-winged/Blue-winged Warbler 1 bird had plumage of a typical correct blue-winged warbler but never sang. Came to GWWA play back.
> Common Yellowthroat 15
> Yellow Warbler 3
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 10
> Prairie Warbler 3
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Field Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 3
> Eastern Towhee 7
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Indigo Bunting 1
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1 landed on power pole.
> American Goldfinch 5
> House Sparrow 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46189319
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 5/31/18 3:46 am
From: Gordon & Patricia Gould <gpgould...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Victory railbed
Tom, your list of 70 species and your description of your day at Victory Basin are amazing. What a wild and wonderful place here in the Northeast Kingdom.
Pat Gould

Sent from my iPad

> On May 30, 2018, at 1:36 PM, Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...> wrote:
>
> Jared Keys and I birded the Victory Basin, west side of River road from
> Damon's Crossing to Pipeline West on the old railbed, bushwhacking a large
> section of that route. We might have hiked approximately 8 miles round trip
> (walking back on the River Road) Large amounts of Canada, Magnolia, American
> Redstart, & Nashville as well as tons of Alder Flycatchers, Yellow-bellied
> Flycatchers. Surprise bird was a Saw Whet Owl tooting during the morning
> hours. Checklist below:
>
>
>
> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46158639
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
> nothing.
>
>
>
> Tom Berriman
>
> 802-626-9071
>
>
>
> <https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/
>
>
>
>
>
 

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Date: 5/30/18 10:44 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Thrashers Brandon Pearl St, May 29, 2018
A pair of brown thrashers were seen on a lawn looking for breakfast . One posed nicely for a photo.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
>
> Brandon Pearl St, Rutland, Vermont, US
> May 29, 2018 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 33 species
>
> Green Heron 3
> Mourning Dove 6
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Willow Flycatcher 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 2
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 6
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 3
> Tree Swallow 2
> Barn Swallow 2
> House Wren 3
> Veery 1
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 6
> Gray Catbird 2
> Brown Thrasher 3
> European Starling 3
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> Common Yellowthroat 6
> American Redstart 4
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Chipping Sparrow 2 appeared to be mate feeding.
> Song Sparrow 5
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 4
> Bobolink 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 8
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Common Grackle 3
> American Goldfinch 3
> House Sparrow 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46158834
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 5/30/18 10:36 am
From: Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Victory railbed
Jared Keys and I birded the Victory Basin, west side of River road from
Damon's Crossing to Pipeline West on the old railbed, bushwhacking a large
section of that route. We might have hiked approximately 8 miles round trip
(walking back on the River Road) Large amounts of Canada, Magnolia, American
Redstart, & Nashville as well as tons of Alder Flycatchers, Yellow-bellied
Flycatchers. Surprise bird was a Saw Whet Owl tooting during the morning
hours. Checklist below:



https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46158639







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



Tom Berriman

802-626-9071



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




 

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Date: 5/30/18 10:13 am
From: Michele Patenaude <michelep...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Coot at Shelburne Pond. The Americans were still present at Shelburne Pond today as of noon.
The American Coot. (Not “the Americans”)

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

> On May 29, 2018, at 12:13 PM, michelep <michelep...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> <Michelep...>
 

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Date: 5/29/18 9:14 am
From: michelep <michelep...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Coot at Shelburne Pond. The Americans were still present at Shelburne Pond today as of noon.




<Michelep...>  
 

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Date: 5/28/18 6:55 am
From: Jon <000002227229d7c3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Common nighthawk, Colchester
Last night, 8pm: one common nighthawk catching insects overhead while calling.
Jon Katz
Mallets Bay, Colchester
 

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Date: 5/28/18 5:57 am
From: Remy Lary <remy.avesart...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Blackpoll Warbler- Washington, Vermont
I was visiting family in Washington, VT. I was in the fenced backyard
playing frisbee with the dogs. American Redstarts, and Yellow Warblers were
singing loudly, then I heard the familiar high pitched song from a bird
that I normally hear on mountain summits. I stopped what I was doing and
started looking, a lone male Blackpoll was singing conspicuously, and
foraging. The warbler was very tame as I approached, going about its
business. The bird was in an ash tree overlooking a ravine that at the
bottom is the Jail Branch brook that flows through the town.
Elevation: 1, 765ft


Remy
 

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Date: 5/28/18 4:35 am
From: JJ Allen <jjapple88...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Adamant
Some of you may enjoy getting a really good cookie at the Adamant Coop and then just wandering eastward for the next 1/4 mile along the road in front. Along Sodom Pond right there this week have been both Least and Alder Flycatchers, Olive-Sided Flycatcher, Redstart, Loon, Virginia Rail, Rough-winged, Tree, Barn and Cliff swallows, and much more.
Oh, and, yes, Black Flies.
Jeffrey Allen
Adamant
 

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Date: 5/27/18 3:30 pm
From: Linda M Verchereau <daylilies56...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black-throated Green
Good view of one male over here in Montpelier on Freedom Dr.


Linda Verchereau

Montplier
 

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Date: 5/27/18 11:39 am
From: CLYDE YARNELL <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] American Coot
While biking along the west shore of Isle LaMotte, we saw a single American coot swimming near shore.

Carol and Clyde Yarnell
 

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Date: 5/27/18 6:27 am
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] VTBIRD Digest - 25 May 2018 to 26 May 2018 (#2018-143)
Maybe try large wide tarps hung from the truck bed over the tires when
the vehicle is in the driveway? It would be a pain to have to keep
removing and replacing them, but it should only take a few weeks to
convince the robins to nest elsewhere. The pressure of those eggs and
the urgent need to put them somewhere should do the trick You'd think
they'd have gotten the point by now, but sometimes they just don't.

I have a different but similar issue with Phoebes nesting in an
inconvenient place, so I sympathize. I also had them for years
persistently insisting on nesting on a rafter in my (attached) woodshed,
despite my hanging a tarp over the door (sneaking in and out when a
breeze lifted it just enough), but they did eventually figure it out and
find another place to nest.

Good luck. I know too well how painful this situation is. :-(

Jane
(Shoreham)


On 5/27/2018 9:04 AM, Mus wrote:
> My neighbor down the road here in Randolpn Center called me frantically this morning, knowing I have some birding expertise. But this one is a stumper for me, too. A pair of robins is building nests on the tops of the tires of their pickup trucks in their driveway! Every time she and her husband need to use the truck, they reluctantly remove the nest and put it closeby in a more “robin friendly” spot, only to find that the birds start all over again, building a new nest in the tirewall - always the rear tires. Over and over again.
>
> I have never heard of such a thing! But what should my friends do? They feel terrible removing the nests. Any advice would be so welcome!
>
> And while I’m at it here - where are the tree swallows? I have always had a pair in one of my boxes. They came back last month, had a tiff with my nesting bluebirds and then never came back again. A neighbor up the road had an identical experience . What gives?
> Janet Watton
> Randolph Center
>
>> On May 27, 2018, at 12:00 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:
>>
>> There are 6 messages totaling 148 lines in this issue.
>>
>> Topics of the day:
>>
>> 1. Indigo bunting Swanton FOY
>> 2. Owls Mount Independence, May 26, 2018
>> 3. Siskin (3)
>> 4. American Coot at Shelburne Pond
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 06:51:55 -0400
>> From: Mamuniaangel <mamuniaangel...>
>> Subject: Indigo bunting Swanton FOY
>>
>> Spotted Indigo bunting and heard more at their regular digs: old landfill near I-89 exit. Rose-breasted grosbeak, redstarts, catbird, oriole, red-wing blackbirds along rail trail. Yellow warbler singing but elusive.
>> Angel Harris
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 15:24:13 -0400
>> From: Sue <2birdvt...>
>> Subject: Owls Mount Independence, May 26, 2018
>>
>> The annual bird walk at Mt. Independence had 17 participants that enjoyed the hike around the Mount.
>> Sue Wetmore
>>>
>>> Mount Independence, Addison, Vermont, US
>>> May 26, 2018 7:30 AM - 11:45 AM
>>> Protocol: Traveling
>>> 3.0 mile(s)
>>> 41 species
>>>
>>> Canada Goose 2
>>> Double-crested Cormorant 8
>>> Turkey Vulture 2
>>> Osprey 2
>>> Ring-billed Gull 15
>>> Mourning Dove 1
>>> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
>>> Barred Owl 3 immature were making the screechy begging food call. Birds observed along orange trail east.
>>> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
>>> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
>>> Downy Woodpecker 1
>>> Northern Flicker 1
>>> Pileated Woodpecker 1
>>> Eastern Wood-Pewee 8 All birds were counted by song and a couple were seen.
>>> Great Crested Flycatcher 7
>>> Yellow-throated Vireo 2
>>> Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
>>> Red-eyed Vireo 18 Song was heard and birds seen . They were all over the Mount.
>>> American Crow 3
>>> Black-capped Chickadee 4
>>> Tufted Titmouse 1
>>> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
>>> Wood Thrush 1
>>> American Robin 3
>>> Gray Catbird 4
>>> European Starling 2
>>> Cedar Waxwing 4
>>> Ovenbird 15
>>> Black-and-white Warbler 4
>>> Mourning Warbler 1
>>> American Redstart 5
>>> Bay-breasted Warbler 1
>>> Blackburnian Warbler 1
>>> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
>>> Chipping Sparrow 2
>>> Song Sparrow 3
>>> Scarlet Tanager 1
>>> Northern Cardinal 5
>>> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 2
>>> Common Grackle 1
>>> American Goldfinch 5
>>>
>>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46042326
>>>
>>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 17:18:33 -0400
>> From: kfinch51 <kfinch51...>
>> Subject: Siskin
>>
>>
>> A little surprised to see a Pine siskin at my nyger feeder just now. Ken Finch, Chester
>>
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 17:41:10 -0400
>> From: b flewelling <bflewelling3263...>
>> Subject: Re: Siskin
>>
>> I still have one hanging around my feeders.
>>
>>
>> Bruce Flewelling
>>
>> RT. 73, Rochester
>>
>>> On May 26, 2018 at 5:18 PM kfinch51 wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> A little surprised to see a Pine siskin at my nyger feeder just now. Ken Finch, Chester
>>>
>>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 18:13:58 -0400
>> From: Bruce MacPherson <bmacphe...>
>> Subject: American Coot at Shelburne Pond
>>
>> This afternoon I spotted an American Coot feeding with a large number of Wood Ducks (42) and Mallards (4) at the south end of Shelburne Pond. There were several other "good" birds at the pond today, including a Caspian Tern, a Great Egret, two Black-crowned Night Herons, and a pair of Tennessee Warblers.
>>
>>
>> Bruce MacPherson
>> South Burlington
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 19:42:13 -0400
>> From: Jeannie Killam <killamfarm...>
>> Subject: Re: Siskin
>>
>> I still have several - and have never had them before.
>>
>>> On May 26, 2018, at 5:18 PM, kfinch51 <kfinch51...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> A little surprised to see a Pine siskin at my nyger feeder just now. Ken Finch, Chester
>>>
>>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> End of VTBIRD Digest - 25 May 2018 to 26 May 2018 (#2018-143)
>> *************************************************************
 

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Date: 5/27/18 6:04 am
From: Mus <musbird...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] VTBIRD Digest - 25 May 2018 to 26 May 2018 (#2018-143)
My neighbor down the road here in Randolpn Center called me frantically this morning, knowing I have some birding expertise. But this one is a stumper for me, too. A pair of robins is building nests on the tops of the tires of their pickup trucks in their driveway! Every time she and her husband need to use the truck, they reluctantly remove the nest and put it closeby in a more “robin friendly” spot, only to find that the birds start all over again, building a new nest in the tirewall - always the rear tires. Over and over again.

I have never heard of such a thing! But what should my friends do? They feel terrible removing the nests. Any advice would be so welcome!

And while I’m at it here - where are the tree swallows? I have always had a pair in one of my boxes. They came back last month, had a tiff with my nesting bluebirds and then never came back again. A neighbor up the road had an identical experience . What gives?
Janet Watton
Randolph Center

> On May 27, 2018, at 12:00 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:
>
> There are 6 messages totaling 148 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Indigo bunting Swanton FOY
> 2. Owls Mount Independence, May 26, 2018
> 3. Siskin (3)
> 4. American Coot at Shelburne Pond
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 06:51:55 -0400
> From: Mamuniaangel <mamuniaangel...>
> Subject: Indigo bunting Swanton FOY
>
> Spotted Indigo bunting and heard more at their regular digs: old landfill near I-89 exit. Rose-breasted grosbeak, redstarts, catbird, oriole, red-wing blackbirds along rail trail. Yellow warbler singing but elusive.
> Angel Harris
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 15:24:13 -0400
> From: Sue <2birdvt...>
> Subject: Owls Mount Independence, May 26, 2018
>
> The annual bird walk at Mt. Independence had 17 participants that enjoyed the hike around the Mount.
> Sue Wetmore
>>
>> Mount Independence, Addison, Vermont, US
>> May 26, 2018 7:30 AM - 11:45 AM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 3.0 mile(s)
>> 41 species
>>
>> Canada Goose 2
>> Double-crested Cormorant 8
>> Turkey Vulture 2
>> Osprey 2
>> Ring-billed Gull 15
>> Mourning Dove 1
>> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
>> Barred Owl 3 immature were making the screechy begging food call. Birds observed along orange trail east.
>> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
>> Downy Woodpecker 1
>> Northern Flicker 1
>> Pileated Woodpecker 1
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee 8 All birds were counted by song and a couple were seen.
>> Great Crested Flycatcher 7
>> Yellow-throated Vireo 2
>> Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
>> Red-eyed Vireo 18 Song was heard and birds seen . They were all over the Mount.
>> American Crow 3
>> Black-capped Chickadee 4
>> Tufted Titmouse 1
>> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
>> Wood Thrush 1
>> American Robin 3
>> Gray Catbird 4
>> European Starling 2
>> Cedar Waxwing 4
>> Ovenbird 15
>> Black-and-white Warbler 4
>> Mourning Warbler 1
>> American Redstart 5
>> Bay-breasted Warbler 1
>> Blackburnian Warbler 1
>> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
>> Chipping Sparrow 2
>> Song Sparrow 3
>> Scarlet Tanager 1
>> Northern Cardinal 5
>> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 2
>> Common Grackle 1
>> American Goldfinch 5
>>
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46042326
>>
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 17:18:33 -0400
> From: kfinch51 <kfinch51...>
> Subject: Siskin
>
>
> A little surprised to see a Pine siskin at my nyger feeder just now. Ken Finch, Chester
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 17:41:10 -0400
> From: b flewelling <bflewelling3263...>
> Subject: Re: Siskin
>
> I still have one hanging around my feeders.
>
>
> Bruce Flewelling
>
> RT. 73, Rochester
>
>> On May 26, 2018 at 5:18 PM kfinch51 wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> A little surprised to see a Pine siskin at my nyger feeder just now. Ken Finch, Chester
>>
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 18:13:58 -0400
> From: Bruce MacPherson <bmacphe...>
> Subject: American Coot at Shelburne Pond
>
> This afternoon I spotted an American Coot feeding with a large number of Wood Ducks (42) and Mallards (4) at the south end of Shelburne Pond. There were several other "good" birds at the pond today, including a Caspian Tern, a Great Egret, two Black-crowned Night Herons, and a pair of Tennessee Warblers.
>
>
> Bruce MacPherson
> South Burlington
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 19:42:13 -0400
> From: Jeannie Killam <killamfarm...>
> Subject: Re: Siskin
>
> I still have several - and have never had them before.
>
>> On May 26, 2018, at 5:18 PM, kfinch51 <kfinch51...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> A little surprised to see a Pine siskin at my nyger feeder just now. Ken Finch, Chester
>>
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 25 May 2018 to 26 May 2018 (#2018-143)
> *************************************************************
 

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Date: 5/26/18 4:42 pm
From: Jeannie Killam <killamfarm...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Siskin
I still have several - and have never had them before.

> On May 26, 2018, at 5:18 PM, kfinch51 <kfinch51...> wrote:
>
>
> A little surprised to see a Pine siskin at my nyger feeder just now. Ken Finch, Chester
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 5/26/18 3:14 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] American Coot at Shelburne Pond
This afternoon I spotted an American Coot feeding with a large number of Wood Ducks (42) and Mallards (4) at the south end of Shelburne Pond. There were several other "good" birds at the pond today, including a Caspian Tern, a Great Egret, two Black-crowned Night Herons, and a pair of Tennessee Warblers.


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington
 

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Date: 5/26/18 2:41 pm
From: b flewelling <bflewelling3263...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Siskin
I still have one hanging around my feeders.


Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester

> On May 26, 2018 at 5:18 PM kfinch51 wrote:
>
>
>
> A little surprised to see a Pine siskin at my nyger feeder just now. Ken Finch, Chester
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
 

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Date: 5/26/18 2:18 pm
From: kfinch51 <kfinch51...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Siskin

A little surprised to see a Pine siskin at my nyger feeder just now.    Ken Finch, Chester

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

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Date: 5/26/18 12:24 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Owls Mount Independence, May 26, 2018
The annual bird walk at Mt. Independence had 17 participants that enjoyed the hike around the Mount.
Sue Wetmore
>
> Mount Independence, Addison, Vermont, US
> May 26, 2018 7:30 AM - 11:45 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> 41 species
>
> Canada Goose 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 8
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Osprey 2
> Ring-billed Gull 15
> Mourning Dove 1
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
> Barred Owl 3 immature were making the screechy begging food call. Birds observed along orange trail east.
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 8 All birds were counted by song and a couple were seen.
> Great Crested Flycatcher 7
> Yellow-throated Vireo 2
> Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 18 Song was heard and birds seen . They were all over the Mount.
> American Crow 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 4
> European Starling 2
> Cedar Waxwing 4
> Ovenbird 15
> Black-and-white Warbler 4
> Mourning Warbler 1
> American Redstart 5
> Bay-breasted Warbler 1
> Blackburnian Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 3
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 5
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 2
> Common Grackle 1
> American Goldfinch 5
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46042326
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 5/26/18 3:52 am
From: Mamuniaangel <000002fe774c7bcd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Indigo bunting Swanton FOY
Spotted Indigo bunting and heard more at their regular digs: old landfill near I-89 exit. Rose-breasted grosbeak, redstarts, catbird, oriole, red-wing blackbirds along rail trail. Yellow warbler singing but elusive.
Angel Harris
 

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Date: 5/25/18 7:24 pm
From: Ruth Stewart <birder_rws...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black vultures
What is remarkable from this Peregrine observation report is the 2 black vultures seen flying among the TV. This was the 2nd time in one week that I have seen BLVU - and my first in VT - finally. Sure would be great to find a nest.


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


________________________________
From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2018 10:15 PM
To: <birder_rws...>
Subject: eBird Report - Wells Cliffs - Peregrine site, May 23, 2018

Wells Cliffs - Peregrine site, Rutland, Vermont, US
May 23, 2018 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: high 70s, mostly clear. Peregrine survey; observed from Wellsmere Farm. Reporting only birds around cliff - not farm yard.
4 species

Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 8
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Crow 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46024074

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

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Date: 5/25/18 8:38 am
From: Thomas Berriman <blackpoll...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Whip-poor-Will


The Concord Whip-poor-will route also had 5 birds last night spread over 3
stops with one visual. One flew across the road in front of my headlights.
Strong possibility of more in that area as at one stop a Whip was so close
and sang for the entire 6 minutes. I could not hear anything but that bird.
One American Woodcock in an open patch and the surprise was a Black-billed
Cuckoo sang once. I have heard them at night but usually not in spring so
may have been migrating over. 41 degrees along the route at around 11pm.





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



Tom Berriman

802-626-9071



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




 

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Date: 5/25/18 5:53 am
From: Ian Worley <iworley...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whip-poor-will lSurvey .... Cornwall-Weybridge-New Haven-Waltham route
My route for the annual Northeast Nightjar Survey, begins at the Lemon
Fair Cemetery in Cornwall, travels along the eastern flank of Snake
Mountain through Weybridge, crosses the Otter Creek into New Haven and
ends below the western slopes of Buck Mountain in Waltham at the Sunset
View Cemetery.

Five Whip-poor-wills were heard, with two of them at one of the sites.

It is the standard nine miles in length with 10 six minute point counts
a mile apart.  Start time was at the end of Civil Twilight, 8:55pm.  The
end time was 10:49pm.

Last night was calm, clear, and well moonlit.  All but one of the birds
were heard at known sites from previous years and earlier this year. 
But one of the Weybridge locations is new to the area and route.  I
heard a bird there for the first time two days ago. Nice to have it make
the survey!  Other night birds included a few Woodcocks and one probable
Long-eared Owl that gave an alarm/greeting call.

Best wishes to all they other surveyors throughout Vermont .....

Ian
 

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Date: 5/25/18 4:09 am
From: carolclyde <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Flicker
Flicker came back (6:59) to hole I mentioned in previous post thia morning and poked head in several times then hopped in the hole. Shortly after, it stuck its head out and dropped a fecal sac then flew off.

Cool seeing pileated wp and flicker nests in same tree!

Carol Yarnell
South Alburgh


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Date: 5/25/18 3:48 am
From: carolclyde <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Woodpeckers
Had a short time to observe the pileated wp nest in the dead tree across from my house.  The pair has been quieter lately.  Observed one land on the tree and enter the hole at 6:24.  At 6:28 saw a flicker hang outside, then enter a hole on the same tree ( on the other trunk past the Y). It didn't stay in the tree for very long and flew off.  There has been a pair of flickers hanging out on the tree and I finally located the nest hole.

Carol Yarnell 
South Alburgh

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Date: 5/24/18 12:29 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bay-breasted warbler Hollow Rd., Brandon, May 23, 2018
The walk started with a bobcat bounding across the road. Then a loon calling in flight. Nice looks at the bay-breasted pair.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
>
> Hollow Rd., Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, US
> May 23, 2018 8:50 AM - 10:50 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.2 mile(s)
> 42 species
>
> Mallard 2
> Wild Turkey 1
> Common Loon 1
> Mourning Dove 2
> Black-billed Cuckoo 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Alder Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 2
> Eastern Kingbird 3
> Red-eyed Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 2
> Common Raven 1
> Tree Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> House Wren 2
> Hermit Thrush 1
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 2
> Gray Catbird 5
> Brown Thrasher 1
> Ovenbird 9
> Common Yellowthroat 6
> American Redstart 3
> Bay-breasted Warbler 2
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
> Blackpoll Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 1
> Song Sparrow 2
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 5
> Common Grackle 2
> American Goldfinch 7
> House Sparrow 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45988177
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 5/24/18 8:10 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Warblers
Both blackpoll and bay breasted warblers were the highlight of this morning on Hollow Rd. I thought the bobcat was going to be the big deal!
Sue Wetmore
Brandon

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Date: 5/24/18 7:30 am
From: LaBarr, Mark <MLaBARR...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] GWWA Survey - Florence power line, Pittsford, May 21, 2018
Wow Sue. As always thanks for participating in the VELCO surveys. Seems as though their approach to managing the right of way is beneficial to these priority species.

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Susan Elliott
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:04 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] GWWA Survey - Florence power line, Pittsford, May 21, 2018

Spring was in full swing along our Audubon VT/VELCO Golden-winged Survey route in Pittsford this morning. Target species counted included three Golden-winged Warbler/Blue-winged Warblers; one Golden-winged Warbler x Blue-winged Warbler hybrid; seven Prairie Warblers; four Field Sparrows; 11 Eastern Towhees; and two Brown-headed Cowbirds. Two other target species were not seen, American Woodcock and Brown Thrasher. There was a nice warbler representation. And we heard one Black-billed Cuckoo.
Florence power line, Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, US May 21, 2018 7:41 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments:    Audubon VT/VELCO power line survey; power poles 51-30; start temp 46 F; ending temp 72 F; sunny, wind 0-5 mph; all birds either heard and/or seen in right-of-way were and outside of ROW were reported; details on target species noted below; mosquitoes horrible!
55 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  3
Wood Duck  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Wilson's Snipe  1
Mourning Dove  1
Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Alder Flycatcher  15    l
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  5
Common Raven  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Veery  4
Hermit Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  18    l
Ovenbird  7
Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler (hybrid)  1    singing male, yellow cap, black mask and throat, looked very much like GWWA, except for very pale yellow below, two white wing bars, sang ‘bees buzz,’ at pole #38 Golden-winged/Blue-winged Warbler  3    heard ‘bees buzz’ but did not see, just north at pole #48; heard ‘bees buzz’ but did not see, did not respond to tape, near pole #44; heard ‘bees buzz’ but did not see, near pole #43 Black-and-white Warbler  4 Tennessee Warbler  2 Nashville Warbler  1 Mourning Warbler  4 Common Yellowthroat  22 American Redstart  2 Northern Parula  1 Magnolia Warbler  1 Yellow Warbler  2 Chestnut-sided Warbler  26 Black-throated Blue Warbler  1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2 Prairie Warbler  7    singing male at pole #46; singing male at pole #41; singing male between poles #37 and #36; female and singing male at pole #32; singing male at pole #31; singing male at pole #30 Black-throated Green Warbler !
1 Chipping Sparrow  1 Field Sparrow  4    singing male near pole #44; singing male on right-of-way line near pole #35; singing male between poles #34 and #33, out of right-of-way; singing male at pole #30 White-throated Sparrow  1 Song Sparrow  16 Swamp Sparrow  1 Eastern Towhee  11    singing male by pole #48; singing male on right-of-line line just south of pole #47; unknown sex calling between poles #45 and #44; unknown sex calling at pole #44; unknown sex calling just north of pole #42; singing male just north of pole #42; singing male at pole #41; male seen, no song or call, just north of pole #40; singing male just north of pole #35; unknown sex calling near pole #35; singing male near pole #30 Scarlet Tanager  3 Northern Cardinal  4 Rose-breasted Grosbeak  8 Indigo Bunting  3 Baltimore Oriole  2 Red-winged Blackbird  2 Brown-headed Cowbird  2    singing male near pole #48; sing male near pole #44 American Goldfinch  13

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45892290

Sue and Marv Elliott
 

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Date: 5/24/18 7:05 am
From: J J Allen <jjapple88...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Leucistic Mallard
On the north branch of the Winoski in Montpelier. Try above the Langdon Street bridge
 

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Date: 5/24/18 3:33 am
From: carolclyde <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD]
Blackpoll warblers, redstarts, and catbirds caught my attention as soon as I stepped out on the porch this morning.

Carol Yarnell 
South Alburgh


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Date: 5/23/18 9:02 pm
From: Matthew DeGroot <mdg...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Out of Office - Return August April 23rd
I will be on leave until May 29th, and look forward to responding to your message when I return. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Patti Gannon at <psg...>

Best,
Matthew

Matthew DeGroot, Executive Director
Global Campuses Foundation

<mdg...>
M: (802) 424-7717

www.globalcampuses.org


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Date: 5/23/18 7:37 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird walk
Saturday May 26 at 8:00 a.m. I will conduct a bird tour of Mt Independence .
A five dollar fee.
Sue Wetmore

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Date: 5/23/18 6:19 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whippoorwill Long Swamp, May 23, 2018
Finally heard whips singing.
Sue Wetmore
>
> Long Swamp, Rutland, Vermont, US
> May 23, 2018 8:57 PM - 9:12 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 5 species
>
> American Woodcock 1
> Wilson's Snipe 1
> Eastern Whip-poor-will 1
> Veery 2
> American Robin 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45970448
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 5/23/18 6:02 pm
From: Ron Wild <ronhwmail...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Moose Bog - Monday 5/22
Yesterday at Moose Bog (Brighton) we saw:
Red Winged Black Bird
Grackle
Blue Jay
Gray Jay
Black Backed Woodpecker
Canada Geese
Tree Swallow
Wood Thrush
Flicker
Magnolia Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler (fairly certain)
White Throated Sparrow (heard only)
Oven bird (heard only)

And we saw a moose - twice!

Ron
 

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Date: 5/23/18 5:02 pm
From: Michael Foster <mfoster...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Little blue heron
I found a Little Blue Heron at N Springfield Dam from the crest of the dam this evening. An immature bird, mostly white with some blue streaking on its back. Pics on my checklist. Not great as bird was quite distant, but well seen with my scope. Also noted 2 eaglets in the eagles nest with one adult.
Sent from my iPhone
Breezyhillturning.com
 

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Date: 5/23/18 2:44 pm
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Orchard Oriole - Cogman Road / Ghost Hollow Road, May 23, 2018
A male Orchard Oriole was chasing a female along Cogman Road in West Haven today. There were several Baltimore Orioles, including a female building a nest.
We saw and heard two Blackpoll Warblers. 
May 23, 2018 8:45 AM - 11:49 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments:    Cogman Rd
54 species

Wood Duck  3
Great Blue Heron  3
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Mourning Dove  3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Least Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Eastern Kingbird  5
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  10
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  2
Common Raven  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Brown Creeper  1
House Wren  2
Winter Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  6
Cedar Waxwing  2
Ovenbird  4
Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  6
American Redstart  5
Yellow Warbler  7
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  5
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3
Indigo Bunting  7
Orchard Oriole  2    
Baltimore Oriole  8
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
American Goldfinch  6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45955387

Sue and Marv Elliott, Kathleen Guinness, Sue Wetmore
 

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Date: 5/23/18 6:40 am
From: Miriam Lawrence <mirslamlawrence...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Blackpolls in Hinesburg
Mini-Blackpoll Warbler fallout in Hinesburg this morning... there have been
two or three feeding and singing on and off in a tree behind/between the
Town Hall and the United Church.

--
Miriam Lawrence
<mirslamlawrence...>
(c) 802-238-1830
 

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Date: 5/22/18 7:40 am
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Cerulean et al.
A pair of Cerulean Warblers, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo and a bevy of warblers
were among birds found by our team of John Chamberlain, Ian Worley, and I on
southern Snake Mountain Monday morning. Later in the day, John and I were
fortunate to see a Black Vulture, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and a Bald Eagle
perched beside its nest. John and I do our Birdathon in Weybridge only and
mostly by canoeing the Lemon Fair and Otter Creek as well as hiking Snake
Mountain and into farm fields. If anyone is interested in our list of 73
birds in this confined area, you can email me off list. We are just now
double checking our field list and doing a final tally.



Barbara Brosnan

Weybridge
 

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Date: 5/22/18 5:22 am
From: Flewelling, Joel <Joel.Flewelling...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Whip-poor-wills
Many Whip-poor-wills were calling along the southern shores of Lake Champlain last night, although most were on the NY side south of Benson Landing.
 

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