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10/19/17 6:49 pm Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
10/19/17 4:46 pm Rich Kelley <rich...> Re: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
10/19/17 4:25 pm Brenda Burchard <blbvt353...> Re: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
10/19/17 4:02 pm David Hof <000002a7cb1430f9-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
10/19/17 2:35 pm Stephen Antell <santellvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
10/19/17 12:17 pm Flewelling, Joel <Joel.Flewelling...> Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
10/19/17 11:55 am Ruth <birder_rws...> Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
10/19/17 11:11 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Kinglets. Union St Brandon, Oct 19, 2017
10/19/17 3:57 am alison wagner <alikatofvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
10/18/17 9:25 pm S. Zundell <0000011d6faf8cfb-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] eBird Checklists
10/18/17 7:03 pm Stephen Antell <santellvt...> [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
10/18/17 12:39 pm michelep <michelep...> [VTBIRD] Brant
10/18/17 12:23 pm Brenda Burchard <blbvt353...> [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
10/18/17 9:53 am Marvin Elliott <marvelliott61...> [VTBIRD] Ring-necked Ducks
10/17/17 3:29 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Sparrows Hollow Rd., Brandon, Oct 17, 2017
10/17/17 7:37 am E Talmage <bovm_erin...> [VTBIRD] Steve Faccio speaks about the Status of Vermont's Forest Birds this Thursday, Oct 19 at the Birds of Vermont Museum
10/17/17 7:26 am Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Brant and Dunlin at Shelburne Bay
10/16/17 4:32 pm Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] West Rutland Marsh Walk - October 21
10/16/17 2:54 pm Sarah Fellows <towanda2...> [VTBIRD] Bluebirds
10/15/17 5:11 pm Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
10/15/17 12:20 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Nelson's sparrowPomainville WMA, Oct 14, 2017
10/15/17 4:55 am Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Report from VT Fish & Wildlife
10/14/17 1:05 pm Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Possible Empidonax, Brattleboro, 10/14
10/14/17 12:37 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Re: [VTBIRD] Possible Empidonax, Brattleboro, 10/14
10/14/17 12:26 pm Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Possible Empidonax, Brattleboro, 10/14
10/14/17 8:26 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Sparrows
10/13/17 7:21 am Walter Medwid <wmedwid...> [VTBIRD] Osprey moving through
10/12/17 1:44 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Scoter
10/12/17 10:16 am Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> Re: [VTBIRD] Black Scoters
10/12/17 4:38 am anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD]
10/11/17 1:32 pm William Wright <wcwright2...> [VTBIRD] Black Scoters
10/10/17 3:21 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Mount Independence, Oct 10, 2017
10/10/17 5:19 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Kinglets
10/8/17 2:03 pm Kim Likakis <kim.likakis...> [VTBIRD] Greater White-fronteds in Bennington
10/8/17 6:39 am Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...> [VTBIRD] FOS Dark-eyed juncos, kinglets and late warblers
10/8/17 5:45 am Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> [VTBIRD] Big Sit results from Friends of Missisquoi NWR
10/7/17 4:37 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Pittsford Trails - Cadwell Loop, Oct 7, 2017
10/7/17 4:35 pm Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Peregrine Pomainville WMA, Oct 7, 2017
10/7/17 6:21 am Jim Mead <jimmead4...> [VTBIRD] Sabine's Gull at McCuen Slang
10/7/17 5:57 am sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] An unusual morning?
10/7/17 5:45 am Catherine Crawley <crawley.catherine...> [VTBIRD] An unusual morning?
10/7/17 2:58 am Kyle Jones <Lkjones13...> Re: [VTBIRD] Woodstock Dickcissel - parking?
10/6/17 8:13 pm Brian M Goodman <kericharles...> [VTBIRD] Woodstock Dickcissel - parking?
10/6/17 9:35 am E Talmage <bovm_erin...> [VTBIRD] Big Sit! at the Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington Sunday October 8
10/5/17 2:50 pm CLYDE YARNELL <carolclyde...> [VTBIRD] snow geese
10/5/17 8:55 am Rich Kelley <rich...> [VTBIRD] Big Sit - Saturday at Missisquoi Refuge
10/5/17 5:55 am Kyle Jones <Lkjones13...> [VTBIRD] Dickcissel, Woodstock-YES
10/4/17 4:51 pm Gordon & Patricia Gould <gpgould...> [VTBIRD] White-throated sparrows in Waterford
10/4/17 4:36 pm Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...> [VTBIRD] Snow Geese in Addison County
10/4/17 9:16 am Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...> [VTBIRD] No dickcissel
10/4/17 7:48 am Ruth <birder_rws...> [VTBIRD] Bird Survey at Hildene, Oct 7
10/4/17 6:36 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Sparrows
10/3/17 6:36 pm Chris Rimmer <crimmer...> [VTBIRD] Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund
10/3/17 2:19 pm Priscilla Douglas <pxdougla...> [VTBIRD] Screech owl in Burlington
10/2/17 9:42 am Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Pittsford Trails-Cadwell Loop, Oct 2
10/2/17 9:28 am Maeve Kim <maevulus...> [VTBIRD] hurricanes and birds
10/2/17 7:35 am Matthew DeGroot <mdg...> [VTBIRD] Lecture on Loons & Mergansers - Morrisville Oct. 4
10/1/17 6:09 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> Re: [VTBIRD] Bird habitat and Irma / Maria
10/1/17 5:21 pm Dov Stucker <dovstucker...> [VTBIRD] Bird habitat and Irma / Maria
10/1/17 4:59 pm ajthewanderer <ajthewanderer...> [VTBIRD] Password
10/1/17 3:11 pm Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] BB Plovers at Delta Park
10/1/17 1:41 pm Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Pittsford Trails-Cadwell Loop, Oct 1, 2017
9/30/17 1:41 pm Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Kent Pond - Sept 30
9/29/17 3:14 pm Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> Re: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
9/29/17 10:52 am Poleysgmavt <poleys...> [VTBIRD] Ladies
9/29/17 10:37 am Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...> [VTBIRD] Pittsford Trails-Cadwell Loop, Sep 29, 2017
9/27/17 10:11 am Ann Curran <acurran802...> [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
9/26/17 8:07 am Poleysgmavt <poleys...> Re: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
9/26/17 7:40 am Mike Sargent <msargent...> Re: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
9/26/17 6:23 am Carl Runge <0000009209546543-dmarc-request...> Re: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
9/26/17 5:18 am Alan Belford <alan_belford...> [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
9/23/17 7:57 am Scott Morrical <smorrica...> [VTBIRD] Cape May & OC Warblers, Essex
9/23/17 7:24 am Sue <2birdvt...> [VTBIRD] Owls
9/22/17 7:53 am Charlie Teske <cteske140...> Re: [VTBIRD] Putney Hawkwatch
9/21/17 1:09 pm Eve Ticknor <edticknor...> [VTBIRD] Fwd: NNYBirds: Winter Finch Forecast 2017 - 2018 by Ron Pittaway
9/20/17 5:22 pm Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...> [VTBIRD] Mt Philo Pop Up GMAS hawk watch
9/20/17 11:51 am Theresa Armata <tarmat...> [VTBIRD] Putney Hawkwatch
9/19/17 2:28 pm Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...> Re: [VTBIRD] Owl nights
9/19/17 7:22 am Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...> Re: [VTBIRD] Juvenile red-headed woodpecker! (Marlboro)
9/19/17 7:14 am Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...> [VTBIRD] Juvenile red-headed woodpecker! (Marlboro)
9/19/17 6:45 am Ruth <birder_rws...> [VTBIRD] Owl nights
 
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Date: 10/19/17 6:49 pm
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
Look for an open orange gate at entrance. The private road Steve mentioned
is called WESTIN

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Antell
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:35 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc

Joel's map is helpful but the access road comes up quickly on the left
after you turn on to Greenbush
Road in Ferrisburgh from Route 7. The access road is not clearly marked
but it runs exactly parallel to a private road for the two houses that you
can see set back from Greenbush Road.

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:03 PM, Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
wrote:

> Spent an enjoyable morning at Little Otter Wildlife. Management area off
> Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh. Rusty blackbirds were easy to find,
> sometimes mixed in with redwing blackbirds. Sparrows were everywhere,
> mostly song, Savannah and white-throated but also white-crowned and swamp.
> One palm warbler and several yellow-rumped as well as wood ducks, cedar
> waxwings and a great blue heron. Fun place to bird on a sunny fall day
>
> Steve Antell
>
>
 

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Date: 10/19/17 4:46 pm
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
At 4:45, Ali and I watched them fly off to the south. Couldn't see beyond the point to know how far they went.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 19, 2017, at 19:03, David Hof <000002a7cb1430f9-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> The swans at McCuen slang, identified as Tundra Swans by several birders yesterday, were still present at 1pm today. Views were relatively close down the short trail from the parking lot. The swans were just in front of the emergent vegetation.
>
> Dave Hof
> Ripton
>
>
>
>> On Oct 18, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Brenda Burchard wrote:
>>
>> Sorry for the late notice, but not having a smartphone does slow
>> notification down. I stopped into McCuen Slang at 12:30 this afternoon and
>> found a pair of swans swimming south on the lake. I can definitely say they
>> are not Mute Swans since they have black bills. I don't feel comfortable
>> determining whether they're Tundra or Trumpeter. I must admit to leaning to
>> Trumpeter but that would be HIGHLY unusual, so...
>>
>> At 1:30 another birder showed up and other than confirming they were swans,
>> he also couldn't make a determination since they had moved too far south on
>> the lake.
>>
>> If anyone has luck catching up with them, please let us know what species
>> you think.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brenda Burchard
>> Salisbury
 

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Date: 10/19/17 4:25 pm
From: Brenda Burchard <blbvt353...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
Thanks for letting me know what those able to get a better look and
probably with more experience ID'd them as. I will update my checklist
which simply lists them as "swan sp."

Many thanks,
Brenda

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:02 PM David Hof <
<000002a7cb1430f9-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> The swans at McCuen slang, identified as Tundra Swans by several birders
> yesterday, were still present at 1pm today. Views were relatively close
> down the short trail from the parking lot. The swans were just in front of
> the emergent vegetation.
>
> Dave Hof
> Ripton
>
>
>
> On Oct 18, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Brenda Burchard wrote:
>
> > Sorry for the late notice, but not having a smartphone does slow
> > notification down. I stopped into McCuen Slang at 12:30 this afternoon
> and
> > found a pair of swans swimming south on the lake. I can definitely say
> they
> > are not Mute Swans since they have black bills. I don't feel comfortable
> > determining whether they're Tundra or Trumpeter. I must admit to leaning
> to
> > Trumpeter but that would be HIGHLY unusual, so...
> >
> > At 1:30 another birder showed up and other than confirming they were
> swans,
> > he also couldn't make a determination since they had moved too far south
> on
> > the lake.
> >
> > If anyone has luck catching up with them, please let us know what species
> > you think.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brenda Burchard
> > Salisbury
>
 

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Date: 10/19/17 4:02 pm
From: David Hof <000002a7cb1430f9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
The swans at McCuen slang, identified as Tundra Swans by several birders yesterday, were still present at 1pm today. Views were relatively close down the short trail from the parking lot. The swans were just in front of the emergent vegetation.

Dave Hof
Ripton



On Oct 18, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Brenda Burchard wrote:

> Sorry for the late notice, but not having a smartphone does slow
> notification down. I stopped into McCuen Slang at 12:30 this afternoon and
> found a pair of swans swimming south on the lake. I can definitely say they
> are not Mute Swans since they have black bills. I don't feel comfortable
> determining whether they're Tundra or Trumpeter. I must admit to leaning to
> Trumpeter but that would be HIGHLY unusual, so...
>
> At 1:30 another birder showed up and other than confirming they were swans,
> he also couldn't make a determination since they had moved too far south on
> the lake.
>
> If anyone has luck catching up with them, please let us know what species
> you think.
>
> Thanks,
> Brenda Burchard
> Salisbury
 

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Date: 10/19/17 2:35 pm
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
Joel's map is helpful but the access road comes up quickly on the left
after you turn on to Greenbush
Road in Ferrisburgh from Route 7. The access road is not clearly marked
but it runs exactly parallel to a private road for the two houses that you
can see set back from Greenbush Road.

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:03 PM, Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
wrote:

> Spent an enjoyable morning at Little Otter Wildlife. Management area off
> Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh. Rusty blackbirds were easy to find,
> sometimes mixed in with redwing blackbirds. Sparrows were everywhere,
> mostly song, Savannah and white-throated but also white-crowned and swamp.
> One palm warbler and several yellow-rumped as well as wood ducks, cedar
> waxwings and a great blue heron. Fun place to bird on a sunny fall day
>
> Steve Antell
>
>
 

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Date: 10/19/17 12:17 pm
From: Flewelling, Joel <Joel.Flewelling...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_73079/File/Where%20to%20Hunt/Essex%20District/Little%20Otter%20Creel%20WMA.pdf



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of Ruth
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:55 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc

Ali, Jim, Steve or others... Can you please give me more specific directions to this area? Is there a sign? On Google Maps there is a Williams Woods Natural Area off Greenbush Rd. Where specifically does one access Little Otter Wildl... area relative to that? Thanks


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


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From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:56 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc

Hi Steve and Vtbirders,

I have seen large flocks of Rusties there as well. Two consecutive October firsts I had seen what you described. In 2016, I reported 116 Rusties and in 2015, 95. And so I went there this October 1st to see if they would be there for a third straight year, tallying 0!

Also, back on October 4, 2015, I stumbled upon thousands (estimated 3,000 but it could have been twice as many!) of Grackles staging in the woods (much further down the forest road where you can see the lake thru the trees). The Grackles were amazing and I was captivated by them for half an hour. There would be a cacophonous uproar, louder than a middle school cafeteria, as they gathered in the tree tops. To the eye, it looked like an Avian version of a good mast season as the branches were heavily loaded with them. Then they would go completely silent before launchoff, when the whooshing sound of wing beats indicated they were seriously moving on. It reminded me of being in a swim meet, standing on the starting block...that silent moment,anticipation mounting, before the starting gun...only the Grackles were more like a medley race. As soon as one huge group would depart, another would float into the same tree, to start the next round. Perhaps this was their s!
tarting block for migration. I also found many in the mast trees. When I went to investigate something unusual I was hearing in the woods, I was surrounded by Grackles in oak trees everywhere. They were foraging at the tips of branches and probing into squirrels' nests (caches?). It was the sound of acorns raining down that had drawn me into the woods.

Grackle-shamkle.....there is no bird species too common to be awed by. It is experiences like the one I've shared that give me the most joy when birding. And so to end this post, I'd like to acknowledge and thank Jim Mead, for sharing this place he "discovered" years back and "shared" so other birders can enjoy it as well! It is indeed a special place!

Ali
Huntington



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----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:03:00 -0400 (EDSubject: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc

Spent an enjoyable morning at Little Otter Wildlife. Management area off Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh. Rusty blackbirds were easy to find, sometimes mixed in with redwing blackbirds. Sparrows were everywhere, mostly song, Savannah and white-throated but also white-crowned and swamp.
One palm warbler and several yellow-rumped as well as wood ducks, cedar waxwings and a great blue heron. Fun place to bird on a sunny fall day

Steve Antell
 

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Date: 10/19/17 11:55 am
From: Ruth <birder_rws...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
Ali, Jim, Steve or others... Can you please give me more specific directions to this area? Is there a sign? On Google Maps there is a Williams Woods Natural Area off Greenbush Rd. Where specifically does one access Little Otter Wildl... area relative to that? Thanks


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:56 AM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc

Hi Steve and Vtbirders,

I have seen large flocks of Rusties there as well. Two consecutive October firsts I had seen what you described. In 2016, I reported 116 Rusties and in 2015, 95. And so I went there this October 1st to see if they would be there for a third straight year, tallying 0!

Also, back on October 4, 2015, I stumbled upon thousands (estimated 3,000 but it could have been twice as many!) of Grackles staging in the woods (much further down the forest road where you can see the lake thru the trees). The Grackles were amazing and I was captivated by them for half an hour. There would be a cacophonous uproar, louder than a middle school cafeteria, as they gathered in the tree tops. To the eye, it looked like an Avian version of a good mast season as the branches were heavily loaded with them. Then they would go completely silent before launchoff, when the whooshing sound of wing beats indicated they were seriously moving on. It reminded me of being in a swim meet, standing on the starting block...that silent moment,anticipation mounting, before the starting gun...only the Grackles were more like a medley race. As soon as one huge group would depart, another would float into the same tree, to start the next round. Perhaps this was their s!
tarting block for migration. I also found many in the mast trees. When I went to investigate something unusual I was hearing in the woods, I was surrounded by Grackles in oak trees everywhere. They were foraging at the tips of branches and probing into squirrels' nests (caches?). It was the sound of acorns raining down that had drawn me into the woods.

Grackle-shamkle.....there is no bird species too common to be awed by. It is experiences like the one I've shared that give me the most joy when birding. And so to end this post, I'd like to acknowledge and thank Jim Mead, for sharing this place he "discovered" years back and "shared" so other birders can enjoy it as well! It is indeed a special place!

Ali
Huntington



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----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:03:00 -0400 (EDSubject: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc

Spent an enjoyable morning at Little Otter Wildlife. Management area off
Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh. Rusty blackbirds were easy to find,
sometimes mixed in with redwing blackbirds. Sparrows were everywhere,
mostly song, Savannah and white-throated but also white-crowned and swamp.
One palm warbler and several yellow-rumped as well as wood ducks, cedar
waxwings and a great blue heron. Fun place to bird on a sunny fall day

Steve Antell
 

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Date: 10/19/17 11:11 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Kinglets. Union St Brandon, Oct 19, 2017
This morning robins and kinglets were moving through. Blue- headed vireo was nice.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: October 19, 2017 at 12:04:26 PM EDT
> To: <2birdvt...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Union St Brandon, Oct 19, 2017
>
> Union St Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Oct 19, 2017 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 17 species
>
> Wood Duck 2
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 1
> Common Raven 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
> Eastern Bluebird 6
> American Robin 24
> European Starling 5
> Cedar Waxwing 5
> Song Sparrow 5
> Red-winged Blackbird 14
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40011910
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 10/19/17 3:57 am
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
Hi Steve and Vtbirders,

I have seen large flocks of Rusties there as well. Two consecutive October firsts I had seen what you described. In 2016, I reported 116 Rusties and in 2015, 95. And so I went there this October 1st to see if they would be there for a third straight year, tallying 0!

Also, back on October 4, 2015, I stumbled upon thousands (estimated 3,000 but it could have been twice as many!) of Grackles staging in the woods (much further down the forest road where you can see the lake thru the trees). The Grackles were amazing and I was captivated by them for half an hour. There would be a cacophonous uproar, louder than a middle school cafeteria, as they gathered in the tree tops. To the eye, it looked like an Avian version of a good mast season as the branches were heavily loaded with them. Then they would go completely silent before launchoff, when the whooshing sound of wing beats indicated they were seriously moving on. It reminded me of being in a swim meet, standing on the starting block...that silent moment,anticipation mounting, before the starting gun...only the Grackles were more like a medley race. As soon as one huge group would depart, another would float into the same tree, to start the next round. Perhaps this was their s!
tarting block for migration. I also found many in the mast trees. When I went to investigate something unusual I was hearing in the woods, I was surrounded by Grackles in oak trees everywhere. They were foraging at the tips of branches and probing into squirrels' nests (caches?). It was the sound of acorns raining down that had drawn me into the woods.

Grackle-shamkle.....there is no bird species too common to be awed by. It is experiences like the one I've shared that give me the most joy when birding. And so to end this post, I'd like to acknowledge and thank Jim Mead, for sharing this place he "discovered" years back and "shared" so other birders can enjoy it as well! It is indeed a special place!

Ali
Huntington



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----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:03:00 -0400 (EDSubject: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc

Spent an enjoyable morning at Little Otter Wildlife. Management area off
Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh. Rusty blackbirds were easy to find,
sometimes mixed in with redwing blackbirds. Sparrows were everywhere,
mostly song, Savannah and white-throated but also white-crowned and swamp.
One palm warbler and several yellow-rumped as well as wood ducks, cedar
waxwings and a great blue heron. Fun place to bird on a sunny fall day

Steve Antell
 

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Date: 10/18/17 9:25 pm
From: S. Zundell <0000011d6faf8cfb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] eBird Checklists
I'd like to give a shout-out to James Osborne for his detailed eBird checklists. They not only serve as valuable input for the locations covered, but also provide interesting reading material for birders. I particularly appreciate his notations as to whether the bird was seen and/or heard. Thanks for your effort, Jim.

Shirley Zundell
Essex Junction
 

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Date: 10/18/17 7:03 pm
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Rusty Blackbirds, etc
Spent an enjoyable morning at Little Otter Wildlife. Management area off
Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh. Rusty blackbirds were easy to find,
sometimes mixed in with redwing blackbirds. Sparrows were everywhere,
mostly song, Savannah and white-throated but also white-crowned and swamp.
One palm warbler and several yellow-rumped as well as wood ducks, cedar
waxwings and a great blue heron. Fun place to bird on a sunny fall day

Steve Antell
 

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Date: 10/18/17 12:39 pm
From: michelep <michelep...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Brant
The six Brant are still hanging out at Shelburne Bay.


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Express 3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphonesix
 

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Date: 10/18/17 12:23 pm
From: Brenda Burchard <blbvt353...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
Sorry for the late notice, but not having a smartphone does slow
notification down. I stopped into McCuen Slang at 12:30 this afternoon and
found a pair of swans swimming south on the lake. I can definitely say they
are not Mute Swans since they have black bills. I don't feel comfortable
determining whether they're Tundra or Trumpeter. I must admit to leaning to
Trumpeter but that would be HIGHLY unusual, so...

At 1:30 another birder showed up and other than confirming they were swans,
he also couldn't make a determination since they had moved too far south on
the lake.

If anyone has luck catching up with them, please let us know what species
you think.

Thanks,
Brenda Burchard
Salisbury
 

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Date: 10/18/17 9:53 am
From: Marvin Elliott <marvelliott61...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Ring-necked Ducks
Ring-necked Ducks were seen today on Half Moon Pond, Hubbardton. They were seen by Susan Elliott and Sue Wetmore.
Marv Elliott
 

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Date: 10/17/17 3:29 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sparrows Hollow Rd., Brandon, Oct 17, 2017
A large flick of white-throated sparrows worked their way along the road edge.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: October 17, 2017 at 6:27:50 PM EDT
> To: <2birdvt...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Hollow Rd., Brandon, Oct 17, 2017
>
> Hollow Rd., Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Oct 17, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.2 mile(s)
> 12 species
>
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 9
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
> White-throated Sparrow 21
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39981470
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 10/17/17 7:37 am
From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Steve Faccio speaks about the Status of Vermont's Forest Birds this Thursday, Oct 19 at the Birds of Vermont Museum
Hello,

You're invited to attend Steve Faccio's talk about the Status of Vermont's Forest Birds. It's at the Birds of Vermont Museum (Huntington), Thursday, Oct 19 at 6:30 p.m. His talk draws on the Vermont Center for Ecostudies' 25 year study throughout the forests of Vermont.

Find out what's up, what's changed, and why it matters.

Pre-registration requested (this help helps with chairs and refreshments): 802-434-2167, <museum...>, or on the Facebook event page

Thank you and we look forward to seeing many of you,

Erin

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

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Date: 10/17/17 7:26 am
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Brant and Dunlin at Shelburne Bay
With a brisk northwest wind a-blowing, a flock of seven Brant landed on the beach at Shelburne Bay yesterday. Thanks, too, to Graham Rice for pointing out a flock of 10 Dunlin that flew in as well, one of which still sported the dark belly so characteristic of this species.


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington
 

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Date: 10/16/17 4:32 pm
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] West Rutland Marsh Walk - October 21
This coming Saturday, October 21, Rutland County Audubon will hold its monthly walk around West Rutland Marsh. All are invited and it's free! Walk the 3.7 mile route or go halfway.
We meet at the West Rutland Price Chopper parking lot at 8 a.m.
http://rutlandcountyaudubon.org/

Sue Elliott
 

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Date: 10/16/17 2:54 pm
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bluebirds
Every year our bluebird family comes back and checks out the nest boxes before they leave.Looks like the frost tonight is telling them the time has come.

Sally fellows
Williston,Vermont
 

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Date: 10/15/17 5:11 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 October 21, 2017 on
the Old Railroad Passage Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the parking lot on
Tabor Rd across from the Stephen Young Marsh, about 1 mile south of the
refuge Visitor Center. If you have any questions, email me at
<copenhvr...>

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

After 90 months of walks we have observed 147 species. Hope to see you
there!


--Ken Copenhaver

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

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Date: 10/15/17 12:20 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Nelson's sparrowPomainville WMA, Oct 14, 2017
Yesterday Nelson's sp. made a couple of appearances but not today.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: October 15, 2017 at 3:17:41 PM EDT
> To: <2birdvt...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Pomainville WMA, Oct 14, 2017
>
> Pomainville WMA, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Oct 14, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 11 species
>
> Wood Duck 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 6
> Common Raven 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> European Starling 140
> Nelson's Sparrow 1 Snall sparrow, orange face, buffy breast finely streaked , white belly.
> Song Sparrow 2
> Lincoln's Sparrow 2
> Swamp Sparrow 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39940018
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 10/15/17 4:55 am
From: Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Report from VT Fish & Wildlife
In case you missed it, here is a nice report on the 2017 nesting success of
Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Common Loons, and Black Terns:

http://vtfishandwildlife.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=73163&pageId=10780248

--Ken Copenhaver
 

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Date: 10/14/17 1:05 pm
From: Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Possible Empidonax, Brattleboro, 10/14
Phoebe would certainly be more likely this time of year. But the calls seemed to be not as sharp as a phoebe's call.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 3:37 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Possible Empidonax, Brattleboro, 10/14

Mike,


Any chance of it being a phoebe? I've had them doing "whit" calls out of season.


Ryan Tomazin, Bridgeville, PA



________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:26 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Possible Empidonax, Brattleboro, 10/14

While birding this morning in Brattleboro near the water treatment plant I had a most frustrating bird - "one that got away". I entered it in eBird as an "Empidonax, Sp.". Here is my description from the eBird list. Getting this info out there in case others might want to try to track it down.

I'm submitting this sighting to allow others to try to track down this bird - I'm not sure of its ID. While birding through the field of tall goldenrod and asters I started to hear a bird giving a series of sharp "whit" calls, obviously very different from the sparrow call notes all around me. My first thought was that it sounded similar to a Willow Flycatcher, though of course that species would be most unlikely in mid-October. The bird continued to call for about 2 minutes, apparently calling from near the top of the goldenrod. But despite shifting where I was standing I never spotted the bird. About 5 minutes later I heard the bird calling again - same series of "whit" calls, for about a minute. I stayed searching for the bird for about 5-10 minutes but could not find the bird. During this time I tried playing Willow Fly call notes but the bird did not respond. After returning to the car I played other taped calls and the "whit" calls sounded more like those of a Gray Flycatcher. Again I'm not committing to any specific ID, nor in fact can I be sure it was an Empid. But wanted to get the news out there in case others might want to search for the bird. Location was in the field of chest-high goldenrod and asters south of the entrance road to the water treatment plant. Approx coordinates - 42.865507, -72.567347

Other notable birds this morning -

2 small Canada Geese at Brattleboro Retreat (photos in the ebird checklist - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39918464 ) Much smaller than the other Canadas but bill/head not appropriate for Cackling Goose. Maybe parvipes Canadas?
1 Great Egret - late bird in marshes on the east side of the fields at the Brattleboro Marina
1 Vesper Sparrow at the Stebbins Road Stump Dump
1 Blue-headed Vireo - singing at the ski jump off Cedar St

Plus 7 Monarchs - the most I've seen in one day in New England for quite a while.


Mike Resch
www.statebirding.blogspot.com<http://www.statebirding.blogspot.com>
Pepperell, MA
 

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Date: 10/14/17 12:37 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Possible Empidonax, Brattleboro, 10/14
Mike,


Any chance of it being a phoebe? I've had them doing "whit" calls out of season.


Ryan Tomazin, Bridgeville, PA



________________________________
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:26 PM
To: <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Possible Empidonax, Brattleboro, 10/14

While birding this morning in Brattleboro near the water treatment plant I had a most frustrating bird - "one that got away". I entered it in eBird as an "Empidonax, Sp.". Here is my description from the eBird list. Getting this info out there in case others might want to try to track it down.

I'm submitting this sighting to allow others to try to track down this bird - I'm not sure of its ID. While birding through the field of tall goldenrod and asters I started to hear a bird giving a series of sharp "whit" calls, obviously very different from the sparrow call notes all around me. My first thought was that it sounded similar to a Willow Flycatcher, though of course that species would be most unlikely in mid-October. The bird continued to call for about 2 minutes, apparently calling from near the top of the goldenrod. But despite shifting where I was standing I never spotted the bird. About 5 minutes later I heard the bird calling again - same series of "whit" calls, for about a minute. I stayed searching for the bird for about 5-10 minutes but could not find the bird. During this time I tried playing Willow Fly call notes but the bird did not respond. After returning to the car I played other taped calls and the "whit" calls sounded more like those of a Gray Flycatcher. Again I'm not committing to any specific ID, nor in fact can I be sure it was an Empid. But wanted to get the news out there in case others might want to search for the bird. Location was in the field of chest-high goldenrod and asters south of the entrance road to the water treatment plant. Approx coordinates - 42.865507, -72.567347

Other notable birds this morning -

2 small Canada Geese at Brattleboro Retreat (photos in the ebird checklist - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39918464 ) Much smaller than the other Canadas but bill/head not appropriate for Cackling Goose. Maybe parvipes Canadas?
1 Great Egret - late bird in marshes on the east side of the fields at the Brattleboro Marina
1 Vesper Sparrow at the Stebbins Road Stump Dump
1 Blue-headed Vireo - singing at the ski jump off Cedar St

Plus 7 Monarchs - the most I've seen in one day in New England for quite a while.


Mike Resch
www.statebirding.blogspot.com<http://www.statebirding.blogspot.com>
Pepperell, MA
 

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Date: 10/14/17 12:26 pm
From: Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Possible Empidonax, Brattleboro, 10/14
While birding this morning in Brattleboro near the water treatment plant I had a most frustrating bird - "one that got away". I entered it in eBird as an "Empidonax, Sp.". Here is my description from the eBird list. Getting this info out there in case others might want to try to track it down.

I'm submitting this sighting to allow others to try to track down this bird - I'm not sure of its ID. While birding through the field of tall goldenrod and asters I started to hear a bird giving a series of sharp "whit" calls, obviously very different from the sparrow call notes all around me. My first thought was that it sounded similar to a Willow Flycatcher, though of course that species would be most unlikely in mid-October. The bird continued to call for about 2 minutes, apparently calling from near the top of the goldenrod. But despite shifting where I was standing I never spotted the bird. About 5 minutes later I heard the bird calling again - same series of "whit" calls, for about a minute. I stayed searching for the bird for about 5-10 minutes but could not find the bird. During this time I tried playing Willow Fly call notes but the bird did not respond. After returning to the car I played other taped calls and the "whit" calls sounded more like those of a Gray Flycatcher. Again I'm not committing to any specific ID, nor in fact can I be sure it was an Empid. But wanted to get the news out there in case others might want to search for the bird. Location was in the field of chest-high goldenrod and asters south of the entrance road to the water treatment plant. Approx coordinates - 42.865507, -72.567347

Other notable birds this morning -

2 small Canada Geese at Brattleboro Retreat (photos in the ebird checklist - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39918464 ) Much smaller than the other Canadas but bill/head not appropriate for Cackling Goose. Maybe parvipes Canadas?
1 Great Egret - late bird in marshes on the east side of the fields at the Brattleboro Marina
1 Vesper Sparrow at the Stebbins Road Stump Dump
1 Blue-headed Vireo - singing at the ski jump off Cedar St

Plus 7 Monarchs - the most I've seen in one day in New England for quite a while.


Mike Resch
www.statebirding.blogspot.com
Pepperell, MA
 

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Date: 10/14/17 8:26 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sparrows
This morning at Pomainville:
Nelson's sp.
Lincoln's
Swamp
Song
All seen in the cattails.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 10/13/17 7:21 am
From: Walter Medwid <wmedwid...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Osprey moving through
A lone osprey travelled over Lake Memphremagog this morning.
 

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Date: 10/12/17 1:44 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Scoter
In Chittenden Reservoir I observed 36 black scoters.
And a Canada goose .
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 10/12/17 10:16 am
From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black Scoters
Didn't see any today. Must have moved on.

On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 4:32 PM, William Wright <wcwright2...> wrote:

> 13 on Lake Iroquois (Hinesburg/Williston) this afternoon. Near the small
> island. Maybe they'll stay around a bit.
> Chip Wright
>



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

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Date: 10/12/17 4:38 am
From: anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD]
SET VTBIRD MAIL
 

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Date: 10/11/17 1:32 pm
From: William Wright <wcwright2...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Black Scoters
13 on Lake Iroquois (Hinesburg/Williston) this afternoon. Near the small
island. Maybe they'll stay around a bit.
Chip Wright
 

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Date: 10/10/17 3:21 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mount Independence, Oct 10, 2017
Four robins have been added to the list.
Nice walk around the trails.
Sue Wetmore

> Mount Independence, Addison, Vermont, US
> Oct 10, 2017 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 5.0 mile(s)
> 15 species
>
> Canada Goose 70
> Turkey Vulture 4
> Ring-billed Gull 18
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue Jay 10
> American Crow 5
> Common Raven 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 16
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Brown Creeper 1
> Pine Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
> White-throated Sparrow 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39815903
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 

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Date: 10/10/17 5:19 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Kinglets
Ruby-crowned kinglets, blue jays and robins were moving through Robt. Frost interpretive trail in Ripton yesterday.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 10/8/17 2:03 pm
From: Kim Likakis <kim.likakis...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Greater White-fronteds in Bennington
Greetings All,

Among the roughly 200 CAGO congregated at Hurley Farm, North Airport Road
in Bennington this afternoon, just after 4pm, were a pair of Greater
White-fronted Geese.

Kim Likakis
Bennington
 

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Date: 10/8/17 6:39 am
From: Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] FOS Dark-eyed juncos, kinglets and late warblers
A small group of first dark-eyed juncos of the season appeared outside our kitchen window yesterday morning (10/7), joined by a frenzy of hungry ruby and golden-crowned kinglets feeding on the insect banquet in nearby fruit trees for a second day. The faint calls from both a red-eyed vireo and a common yellow-throat signaled they were in the mix along with yellow-rumped and black-throated green warblers. Yellow-bellied sapsuckers continued to glean the trunk of our pear tree.



Cherrie A. Corey
Naturalist and photographer
Marlboro, VT
Concord, MA (resident emeritus)
978.760.1933 mobile
www.senseofplace-concord.com
 

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Date: 10/8/17 5:45 am
From: Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Big Sit results from Friends of Missisquoi NWR
On Saturday October 7, the Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
held their first annual "Big Sit" from the observation platform at Stephen
Young Marsh on the refuge. We had a total of 17 observers coming and going
throughout the day. From 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM we observed 35 species, 33 of
which were seen in the morning. Afternoon started out with several hours
of rain, which slowed the birds down a bit. Here is the full list:

Canada Goose Wood Duck Mallard Green-winged Teal Wild Turkey Double-crested
Cormorant American Bittern Great Blue Heron Great Egret Turkey Vulture Northern
Harrier Sharp-shinned Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Ring-billed Gull Mourning Dove Great
Horned Owl Barred Owl Belted Kingfisher Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker
Merlin Blue Jay American Crow Common Raven Black-capped Chickadee American
Robin European Starling Yellow-rumped Warbler White-throated Sparrow Song
Sparrow Swamp Sparrow Red-winged Blackbird Rusty Blackbird Common
Grackle American
Goldfinch
Separate morning and afternoon lists were reported to eBird:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39609287
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39609422

--Ken Copenhaver
 

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Date: 10/7/17 4:37 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pittsford Trails - Cadwell Loop, Oct 7, 2017
Mosquitos have returned in force.
Sue Wetmore & Ali Wagner

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: October 7, 2017 at 7:32:54 PM EDT
> To: <2birdvt...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Pittsford Trails - Cadwell Loop, Oct 7, 2017
>
> Pittsford Trails - Cadwell Loop, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Oct 7, 2017 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.7 mile(s)
> Comments: Did not do entire loop
> 26 species
>
> Wood Duck 2
> Mallard 3
> Common Merganser 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Green Heron 2
> Mourning Dove 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 8
> American Crow 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 1
> Gray Catbird 1
> European Starling 100 Estimate
> Cedar Waxwing 12
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
> White-throated Sparrow 4
> Savannah Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 6
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39608656
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 10/7/17 4:35 pm
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Peregrine Pomainville WMA, Oct 7, 2017
Ali Wagner and I looked for the Nelson's sparrow with no luck. Peregrine was a nice consolation.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod


>
> Pomainville WMA, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Oct 7, 2017 7:35 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.3 mile(s)
> Comments: Dipped on Nelson's, but likely heard one: smack-like chips notes heard at second ditch where seen in previous years. No luck further south at small stand of cat tails where 5 were seen in 2016
> 22 species
>
> Canada Goose 25
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Ring-billed Gull 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
> Mourning Dove 9
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 2
> Peregrine Falcon 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Blue Jay 14
> American Crow 3
> House Wren 1
> Eastern Bluebird 6
> American Robin 2
> European Starling 22
> Palm Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 9
> White-throated Sparrow 3
> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 5
> Common Grackle 16
> American Goldfinch 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39608629
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 10/7/17 6:21 am
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sabine's Gull at McCuen Slang
Hello all,

I've just spotted a juvenile Sabine's Gull flying over a group of Double-crested Cormorants out in the open water. It then flew over toward the Lake Champlain Bridge. Good luck if you re for it.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead
 

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Date: 10/7/17 5:57 am
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] An unusual morning?
I noticed a single starling at the feeder, and a single dove on the ground...rarely see a single starling or single dove. I thought it seemed odd also. Quiet. Sarah Rosedahl
Artist, Author and Illustrator for Sloggers and The Flockstarswww.difficultchickens.com 
www.srosedahl.com


From: Catherine Crawley <crawley.catherine...>
To: <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:45 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] An unusual morning?

Strange occurrences this morning: a solitary Hermit Thrush singing oddly in my woods near Mt Mansfield in Stowe, sounded off-key and well warbly. Haven't heard one since June. Also a pair of Killdeer in a spat high above the trees, choosing a giant white pine to fight in. Not seen them here before. What is going on? Calm before the storm?



 

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Date: 10/7/17 5:45 am
From: Catherine Crawley <crawley.catherine...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] An unusual morning?
Strange occurrences this morning: a solitary Hermit Thrush singing oddly in my woods near Mt Mansfield in Stowe, sounded off-key and well warbly. Haven't heard one since June. Also a pair of Killdeer in a spat high above the trees, choosing a giant white pine to fight in. Not seen them here before. What is going on? Calm before the storm?
 

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Date: 10/7/17 2:58 am
From: Kyle Jones <Lkjones13...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Woodstock Dickcissel - parking?
Park at "The Mill", Maxham Meadow Way, Woodstock. Access is tolerated. If they happen to be spreading sludge, you won't want to be there. Good luck!
 

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Date: 10/6/17 8:13 pm
From: Brian M Goodman <kericharles...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Woodstock Dickcissel - parking?
For those that have been down to see the Dickcissel, what's the best place the park and the easiest way to access the location? Do we just park in the lot for the buildings by the road and walk down there? Is the general public allowed to roam the area freely, or do we have to check in with someone? Hopefully the bird will still be around tomorrow. Anyone know if it was refound today?
 

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Date: 10/6/17 9:35 am
From: E Talmage <bovm_erin...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Big Sit! at the Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington Sunday October 8
After joining the Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge for their “Big
Sit!”on Saturday, October 7th, 2017.Join the Birds of Vermont Museum for their Big Sit! on Sunday October 8th.

We will be recording bird from 6 am - 6 pm, and you are welcome to stop in at any time. It is a great way to learn about birds, meet other birders, eat good food, and catch up on bird jokes

For more information, see

http://www.birdsofvermont.org/events.php,
https://www.facebook.com/events/358583331231429/https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/connect/bigsit.phpErin
--
Executive Director
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
802-434-2167
www.birdsofvermont.org
 

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Date: 10/5/17 2:50 pm
From: CLYDE YARNELL <carolclyde...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] snow geese
Not in Vermont but I know some Vermonters head over to see the geese on the west side of the lake. 200+ snow geese in Rouses Point in Kings Bay (9B) down near the Dumont Road turn at 2pm. Also 150 or so in field just past the Chazy boat access off Lake Shore Road, and 23 in a farm pond a little farther down the road. None in Monty Bay or at Point au Roche.

Carol and Clyde Yarnell
 

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Date: 10/5/17 8:55 am
From: Rich Kelley <rich...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Big Sit - Saturday at Missisquoi Refuge
Please join the Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge for “The Big
Sit!” A day-long birding event on Saturday, October 7th, 2017.



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



Although referred to as a 24-hour event, we’ll be concentrating on daylight
hours, and will setting up by 6:30am at the observation deck on the Stephen
J. Young Marsh, and staying until sunset, about 6:30pm. Anyone is welcome
to stop by anytime during the day and stay as briefly, or as long, as you
like. In the event of extreme weather, we’ll re-schedule for Sunday,
October 8th.



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



While it’s existed for several years, this is the first such event on the
Missisquoi Refuge, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!


For updates, please join our Facebook event
<https://www.facebook.com/events/122288518493858/>, or visit our website
<http://friendsofmissisquoi.org/event/bigsit2017/>!
 

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Date: 10/5/17 5:55 am
From: Kyle Jones <Lkjones13...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Dickcissel, Woodstock-YES
Kent McFarland and I relocated the Dickcissel this morning at the Woodstock Sewer Plant floodplain. It was found in the small patch of unclipped corn and made its way to the riverside. After initially finding it perched on cornstalks, it started being fairly vocal, making it easier to follow. There are plenty of other birds present to make it a worthwhile outing!

Good luck!

Kyle Jones
 

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Date: 10/4/17 4:51 pm
From: Gordon & Patricia Gould <gpgould...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] White-throated sparrows in Waterford
Over the last three days here in Waterford we have been seeing lots and lots of white-throated sparrows enthusiastically foraging in the open areas of our land. They are in the brushy areas with ferns, golden rod, small firs and alders. So many!

Pat Gould


Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 10/4/17 4:36 pm
From: Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snow Geese in Addison County
I thought some might be interested to know that I just read on the Hudson Mohawk Birding Listserv that approx. 200 Snow Geese were in front of the kiosk at Dead Creek WMA (Goose Viewing Area) in Addison today. There was also an eBird report of 52 Snow Geese on October 1st at the same location. Nice to have them back.


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: 10/4/17 9:16 am
From: Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] No dickcissel
We were unable to relocate the Dickcissel in Woodstock this morning.
kent
--
____________________________

Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x201

<http://vtecostudies.org/>
 

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Date: 10/4/17 7:48 am
From: Ruth <birder_rws...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird Survey at Hildene, Oct 7
On Saturday, October 7, birders and nature enthusiasts are invited to meet at Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester for the monthly survey of the birds present on the grounds. Lots of mixed flocks of birds are moving through which could include warblers, sparrows, bluebirds, robins and more. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at <swvt-birdwalk...> Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT
 

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Date: 10/4/17 6:36 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Sparrows
Sparrows were on the move this morning in Brandon, song, Savannah and a lovely Lincoln's. A small flock of yellow-rumped warblers were chasing each other about.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 10/3/17 6:36 pm
From: Chris Rimmer <crimmer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund
In response to recent posts about effects of the recent hurricane barrage
on birds in the Caribbean, I want to share information about an innovative
effort underway to provide relief to the bird conservation community, and
birds themselves, that have been so hard hit. BirdsCaribbean
<http://www.birdscaribbean.org/> - an organization doing truly important
work - has organized a Hurricane Relief Fund
<https://www.razoo.com/story/Birdscaribbean-Hurricane-Relief>, and I invite
anyone to considering supporting it. For more information, check out VCE's
blog post
<https://vtecostudies.org/blog/vce-partners-with-birdscaribbean-for-post-hurricane-relief/>
from late last week.

Thanks,
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: 10/3/17 2:19 pm
From: Priscilla Douglas <pxdougla...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Screech owl in Burlington
Hi - last night about 10 pm. we heard a screech owl whinnying near our
window on upper Spruce St. in Burlington. He or she called for a few
minutes, then silence. Looked for the bird today but did not see it.
First time I ever heard one in Burlington.

Priscilla Douglas
 

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Date: 10/2/17 9:42 am
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pittsford Trails-Cadwell Loop, Oct 2
There was a very respectable showing of birds along the Cadwell Loop this morning. Highlights were a three Lincoln's Sparrows, a Red-shouldered Hawk and a Solitary Sandpiper.


Pittsford Trails-Cadwell Loop, Rutland, Vermont, US
Oct 2, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:56 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
40 species

Canada Goose  35
Wood Duck  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  11
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  2
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  12    
European Starling  4
Cedar Waxwing  16
Common Yellowthroat  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  3
White-throated Sparrow  6
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  33
Lincoln's Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  3
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39515563

Sue Elliott and Sue Wetmore
 

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Date: 10/2/17 9:28 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] hurricanes and birds
Theres some good (although old, from 9/12) info at
https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/blog/2017/09/12/hurricane-irma-hits-caribbean-birds-hard-forces-closure-of-everglades-and-other-parks/

Maeve Kim

Jericho Center
 

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Date: 10/2/17 7:35 am
From: Matthew DeGroot <mdg...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Lecture on Loons & Mergansers - Morrisville Oct. 4

On Wednesday, October 4th, local octogenarian naturalist, inspiration,
and celebrity Walter Anderson will give a presentation of his photographs
and experiences with water birds along the rail trail in Morrisville. For
decades, Anderson has pursued his passion for nature and photography in
Lamoille County, with a special focus on birds. Just in 2017, he set a
goal to walk 1,000 miles along the rail trail.


The presentation will be hosted by Global Campus Lamoille, which meets
each Wednesday at the Community College of Vermont campus at 197 Harrel St.
The talk will start at 1:00 p.m., and several spots are open to the
general public. To reserve a spot to participate, please contact Pam
Fitzgerald (<psg...>) or Matthew DeGroot
(<mdg...>).

Global Campus Lamoille is an inclusive, post-secondary learning campus
organized by & for adults who experience disabilities from Lamoille County
and its neighboring communities. People of all backgrounds and abilities
are welcome to participate - GC Lamoille meets every Wednesday from 1:00 to
3:00 during the academic year.


Matthew DeGroot, Executive Director
Global Campuses Foundation

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

www.globalcampuses.org


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Date: 10/1/17 6:09 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bird habitat and Irma / Maria
Check Birdscaribbean.org website. Lisa Sorenson (Boston University)
recently put some information on there. For example: [
http://www.birdscaribbean.org/2017/09/good-news-conservationists-excited-to-find-surviving-barbuda-warblers-on-devastated-island/
]

Birds Caribbean is a very worthy organization. I joined them on a very
enjoyable trip to Cuba recently.

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County,
New York
<richardpguthrie...>

On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 8:20 PM, Dov Stucker <dovstucker...> wrote:

> I'm a novice birder, but I'm nearly certain I saw a black-throated blue
> warbler in Burlington today, by the lake. I casually checked to see where
> it was migrating to--and then it hit me. Many species are heading back to
> Leeward or Windward Islands that have been devastated by hurricanes. I have
> friends on St. Thomas, Guadeloupe, and Dominica, and have been following
> the aftermath of Irma and Maria closely. Dozens of islands have been
> hit--some twice. Many parts of the USVI are nearly fully defoliated.
>
> Does anyone know a good resource to find out more about the potential
> impacts on migrants?
>
> Thanks,
> Dov Stucker
>



--
Richard Guthrie
 

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Date: 10/1/17 5:21 pm
From: Dov Stucker <dovstucker...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bird habitat and Irma / Maria
I'm a novice birder, but I'm nearly certain I saw a black-throated blue
warbler in Burlington today, by the lake. I casually checked to see where
it was migrating to--and then it hit me. Many species are heading back to
Leeward or Windward Islands that have been devastated by hurricanes. I have
friends on St. Thomas, Guadeloupe, and Dominica, and have been following
the aftermath of Irma and Maria closely. Dozens of islands have been
hit--some twice. Many parts of the USVI are nearly fully defoliated.

Does anyone know a good resource to find out more about the potential
impacts on migrants?

Thanks,
Dov Stucker
 

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Date: 10/1/17 4:59 pm
From: ajthewanderer <ajthewanderer...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Password


I don't have any idea what my password is.How can I reset it so I  can access the list serv?
Thanks, Annette 


Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 10/1/17 3:11 pm
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] BB Plovers at Delta Park
This afternoon I counted four BB Plovers at Delta Park. One was feeding on the sand island at the mouth of the river. The other three were feeding together on the south shore of Delta Park looking west from the bridge.


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington
 

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Date: 10/1/17 1:41 pm
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pittsford Trails-Cadwell Loop, Oct 1, 2017
Five Rusty Blackbirds were a nice treat along the Cadwell Loop in Pittsford this morning.
Pittsford Trails-Cadwell Loop, Rutland, Vermont, US
Oct 1, 2017 8:50 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
34 species

Canada Goose  1
Wood Duck  3
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  3
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  5
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  17
American Crow  9
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  23
Gray Catbird  9    
European Starling  4
Cedar Waxwing  7
Common Yellowthroat  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  3
White-throated Sparrow  19
Song Sparrow  15
Swamp Sparrow  11
Northern Cardinal  2
Rusty Blackbird  5
American Goldfinch  6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39495361

Sue and Marv Elliott, Tracey and Millie Busony
 

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Date: 9/30/17 1:41 pm
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Kent Pond - Sept 30
Six Red-breasted Mergansers were on Kent Pond this morning. On a return trip this afternoon there were four White-winged Scoters. No sign of a loon on either visit so maybe this really is a change of seasons.
Sue and Marv Elliott
 

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Date: 9/29/17 3:14 pm
From: Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
We have had dozens in an hour zinnias for over a week now. Beautiful
Painted Ladies!

On Sep 27, 2017 1:11 PM, "Ann Curran" <acurran802...> wrote:

> Thanks to all who put a name to these beauties that have been all over my
> asters in Burlington.
>
 

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Date: 9/29/17 10:52 am
From: Poleysgmavt <poleys...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Ladies
Today we were visited by a few ladies, one of which was an American Lady.

Denis and Maria Poley
Richmond, VT

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/29/17 10:37 am
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Pittsford Trails-Cadwell Loop, Sep 29, 2017
There was a nice mixture of sparrows along the Cadwell Loop in Pittsford this morning including one Lincoln's Sparrow. Four warbler species: Common Yellowthroat, Nashville, Black-throated Green, and Yellow-rumped.
Pittsford Trails-Cadwell Loop, Rutland, Vermont, US
Sep 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
33 species

Canada Goose  155
Wood Duck  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  5
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  5
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  5
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  12
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  10
Cedar Waxwing  4
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  10
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  19
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  31
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  3
American Goldfinch  8
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39455736

Sue Elliott
 

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Date: 9/27/17 10:11 am
From: Ann Curran <acurran802...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
Thanks to all who put a name to these beauties that have been all over my asters in Burlington.
 

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Date: 9/26/17 8:07 am
From: Poleysgmavt <poleys...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
We also have been seeing large numbers of Painted Ladies. In addition we have also been seeing more Monarchs than we've seen in quite a while although the Monarch numbers are only a fraction of those for the Ladies.

Denis and Maria Poley,
Richmond

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 26, 2017, at 10:39 AM, Mike Sargent <msargent...> wrote:
>
> They, in addition to a number of monarchs, seem to be attracted in particular to the asters that are in bloom all over the Champlain Valley, even at the summit of Mount Philo. I've posted a photo from the Charlotte refuge at:
>
> http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/nature2017/new
>
 

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Date: 9/26/17 7:40 am
From: Mike Sargent <msargent...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
They, in addition to a number of monarchs, seem to be attracted in particular to the asters that are in bloom all over the Champlain Valley, even at the summit of Mount Philo. I've posted a photo from the Charlotte refuge at:

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/nature2017/new
 

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Date: 9/26/17 6:23 am
From: Carl Runge <0000009209546543-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
These little beauties have swarmed our garden in Williston the past two weeks. First on the sedum, now that those flowers have faded, on the zinnias.
Carl

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 26, 2017, at 8:17 AM, Alan Belford <alan_belford...> wrote:
>
> I posted this on the NNY list yesterday and I'm sure you folks are seeing the same thing on your side of Champlain.
>
>
> While not a birding topic, our numbers of Painted Ladies have been incredible this year. It appears to be part of an amazing display seen across the country into the Midwest and Rockies.
>
> http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/painted-lady-butterflies-experience-remarkable-migration-to-montreal-area
> [http://wpmedia.montrealgazette.com/2017/09/pob12-0606-field0130-jpg.jpg?w=300&quality=55&strip=all]<http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/painted-lady-butterflies-experience-remarkable-migration-to-montreal-area>
>
> Painted lady butterflies experience remarkable migration ...<http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/painted-lady-butterflies-experience-remarkable-migration-to-montreal-area>
> montrealgazette.com
> The thousands of orange butterflies being spotted all over Montreal are simply on a rest stop as they make their way down south.
>
>
>
> Good Birding! And Butterflying!
>
> Alan Belford
> Saranac Lake, NY
 

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Date: 9/26/17 5:18 am
From: Alan Belford <alan_belford...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Painted Ladies
I posted this on the NNY list yesterday and I'm sure you folks are seeing the same thing on your side of Champlain.


While not a birding topic, our numbers of Painted Ladies have been incredible this year. It appears to be part of an amazing display seen across the country into the Midwest and Rockies.

http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/painted-lady-butterflies-experience-remarkable-migration-to-montreal-area
[http://wpmedia.montrealgazette.com/2017/09/pob12-0606-field0130-jpg.jpg?w=300&quality=55&strip=all]<http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/painted-lady-butterflies-experience-remarkable-migration-to-montreal-area>

Painted lady butterflies experience remarkable migration ...<http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/painted-lady-butterflies-experience-remarkable-migration-to-montreal-area>
montrealgazette.com
The thousands of orange butterflies being spotted all over Montreal are simply on a rest stop as they make their way down south.



Good Birding! And Butterflying!

Alan Belford
Saranac Lake, NY
 

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Date: 9/23/17 7:57 am
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Cape May & OC Warblers, Essex
Hello:
Birded Essex Tree Farm this morning with Ted Murin and Qing Ren. Warbler activity was excellent. Highlights were Cape May, Orange-crowned, Bay-breasted, and Tennessee. Full checklist will be posted on eBird shortly.
Scott Morrical
South Burlington

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/23/17 7:24 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Owls
Two barred owls were calling at 5:30 a.m. here in Brandon.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 9/22/17 7:53 am
From: Charlie Teske <cteske140...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Putney Hawkwatch
Are there known locations where these migrating raptors perch en masse for the night to await the next day's thermals--Mt. Tom, perhaps--where one can photograph?


On Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:51:26 -0400, Theresa Armata wrote:

The Putney Mt Hawkwatch Attained a Double Double on Tuesday 9/19:

10,000 Hawks counted for the year. (and we are still in Sept). The total of all hawks: 10,738.

10,000 Broadwing Hawks counted. Total Broadwings for the year: 10,140.

Terri Armata
Bennington
 

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Date: 9/21/17 1:09 pm
From: Eve Ticknor <edticknor...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Fwd: NNYBirds: Winter Finch Forecast 2017 - 2018 by Ron Pittaway
In case you haven’t received this yet…………..

>
> From: "'Joan Collins' <Joan.Collins...> [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds...>
> Subject: NNYBirds: Winter Finch Forecast 2017 - 2018 by Ron Pittaway
> Date: September 21, 2017 at 2:28:49 PM GMT-4
> To: <NYSBIRDS-L...>, <Northern_NY_Birds...>
> Reply-To: <Northern_NY_Birds...>
>
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
>
>
> Here is a link to Ron Pittaway’s Winter Finch Forecast for 2017-2018:
>
>
>
> http://www.jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm <http://www.jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm>
>
>
> An exciting winter ahead! (Red and White-winged Crossbills nested in the Adirondacks this summer, and Pine Siskins are moving in now. I’ll post more observations in a separate email message.)
>
>
>
> Joan Collins
>
> President, NYS Ornithological Association
>
> Editor, New York Birders
>
> Long Lake, NY
>
> (315) 244-7127 cell
>
> (518) 624-5528 home
>
> http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/ <http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/>
>
> http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian <http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian>
>
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Date: 9/20/17 5:22 pm
From: Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Mt Philo Pop Up GMAS hawk watch
Green Mt Audubon Society organized a pop up hawk watch on Mt Philo today between 11am and 2pm. It was a lot of fun, and for being a short notice event, hence pop up; there was good attendance. The forecast for the north wind was accurate and we had good looks at a variety of migrating raptor species. Much of the flight was low, the white high clouds stayed above us and made the birds more visible, and the breeze kept us comfortable.

Thank you to Larry Hough for conceiving the idea and organizing, Dwight Cargill for helping to keep track of the numbers, and a big shout out to the folks at Mt Philo State Park for being so supportive.

Here is the raptor count for 10:30 - 2:40pm.

Turkey Vulture 11 (non-migratory)
Osprey 8
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20
Bald Eagle 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 262
Red-tailed Hawk 5 (non-migratory)
American Kestrel 5
Merlin 2

Enjoy migration,

Liz Lackey
 

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Date: 9/20/17 11:51 am
From: Theresa Armata <tarmat...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Putney Hawkwatch
The Putney Mt Hawkwatch Attained a Double Double on Tuesday 9/19:

10,000 Hawks counted for the year. (and we are still in Sept). The total of all hawks: 10,738.

10,000 Broadwing Hawks counted. Total Broadwings for the year: 10,140.

Terri Armata
Bennington
 

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Date: 9/19/17 2:28 pm
From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Owl nights
A little confusing. You said great horned owls but listed barred owls. What did you see or hear? Thanks.
Barbara Powers

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 19, 2017, at 9:45 AM, Ruth <birder_rws...> wrote:
>
> While not getting out enough to catch any day time warbler activity, I have enjoyed the hardy vocalizations of the Great Horned Owls the past 2 nights. I could pick out at least 2 'talkers', but probably more.
>
>
> A giant swallowtail butterfly in the yard too.
>
>
> ruth stewart
>
> e dorset
>
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:41 AM
> To: <birder_rws...>
> Subject: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Sep 18, 2017
>
> My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
> Sep 18, 2017 9:15 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 1 species
>
> Barred Owl 2 At least two vocalizing.. adults and young
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39268191
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
> [http://ebird.org/content/vt/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/62039781.jpg]<http://ebird.org/vt>
>
> Vermont eBird<http://ebird.org/vt>
> ebird.org
> Your bird sightings can influence more than just the birding and conservation worlds. eBird checklists are a quintessential example of ‘Big Data’—a massive ...
 

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Date: 9/19/17 7:22 am
From: Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Juvenile red-headed woodpecker! (Marlboro)
I checked eBird for Windham county reports and see a RHWP was seen about ten years ago on Oct. 1. I’m wondering if anyone on the list has had their own sightings, especially in the eastern part of the state, that might not have been reported on eBird.


Cherrie A. Corey
Naturalist and photographer
Marlboro, VT
Concord, MA (resident emeritus)
978.760.1933 mobile
www.senseofplace-concord.com



> On Sep 19, 2017, at 10:12 AM, Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...> wrote:
>
> This morning while sipping on my coffee, a juvenile red-headed woodpecker appeared on the old pear tree right outside our kitchen window. White wing tips visible and small, dark red patch just appearing on its brown head. Got two lousy photos with my iPhone but it was obscured in the canopy by the time I could fetch my camera and longer lens.
>
> Cherrie Corey
> Marlboro, VT
 

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Date: 9/19/17 7:14 am
From: Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Juvenile red-headed woodpecker! (Marlboro)
This morning while sipping on my coffee, a juvenile red-headed woodpecker appeared on the old pear tree right outside our kitchen window. White wing tips visible and small, dark red patch just appearing on its brown head. Got two lousy photos with my iPhone but it was obscured in the canopy by the time I could fetch my camera and longer lens.

Cherrie Corey
Marlboro, VT
 

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Date: 9/19/17 6:45 am
From: Ruth <birder_rws...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Owl nights
While not getting out enough to catch any day time warbler activity, I have enjoyed the hardy vocalizations of the Great Horned Owls the past 2 nights. I could pick out at least 2 'talkers', but probably more.


A giant swallowtail butterfly in the yard too.


ruth stewart

e dorset


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


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From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:41 AM
To: <birder_rws...>
Subject: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Sep 18, 2017

My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
Sep 18, 2017 9:15 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Barred Owl 2 At least two vocalizing.. adults and young

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39268191

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
[http://ebird.org/content/vt/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/62039781.jpg]<http://ebird.org/vt>

Vermont eBird<http://ebird.org/vt>
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Your bird sightings can influence more than just the birding and conservation worlds. eBird checklists are a quintessential example of Big Dataa massive ...
 

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