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2 Apr Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl [H Nicolay ]
2 Apr Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl [anneboby ]
2 Apr Fw: Tree Swallows - Lake Bomoseen - Castleton (2360 acres), Apr 2, 2017 [Susan Elliott ]
2 Apr Fwd: eBird Report - Union St Brandon, Apr 2, 2017 [Sue ]
2 Apr Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl [Michael Blust ]
2 Apr Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl [Bobbie Summers ]
2 Apr Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl [Walter Ellison ]
2 Apr Re: Cooper's [Charlie La Rosa ]
2 Apr Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl ["White's Construction" ]
2 Apr Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl [Ian Worley ]
2 Apr Cooper's [JJ Allen ]
2 Apr Vermivorous Barred Owl [Tyler ]
31 Mar Attracting Purple Martins [Bridget Butler ]
1 Apr Re: Attracting Purple Martins [Linda ]
1 Apr Pine Warbler at Feeder [Ken Cox ]
1 Apr Desperately Seeking Shirley [Maeve Kim ]
29 Mar Song Sparrow in Rochester [Graham Bates ]
1 Apr Peregrine & Black Vultures [Ron Payne ]
1 Apr Sparrows - Maple St, Brandon, Apr 1, 2017 [Sue Wetmore ]
1 Apr The Bobolink Project: last chance to give for 2017 [Allan Strong ]
1 Apr Re: Trumpeter Swan on Fort Cassin Road in Ferrisburgh [Jim Mead ]
1 Apr Trumpeter Swan on Fort Cassin Road in Ferrisburgh [Jim Mead ]
1 Apr Re: Trumpeter Swan on Fort Cassin Road in Ferrisburgh [Jim Mead ]
1 Apr Re: Trumpeter Swan on Fort Cassin Road in Ferrisburgh [Jim Mead ]
30 Mar Woodcocks that may make it this time. Snake Mountain, Cornwall [Ian Worley ]
30 Mar Song & Fox Sparrow in Danby ["White's Construction" ]
30 Mar Trumpeter [Sue ]
30 Mar Red shouldered hawk [Sarah Fellows ]
31 Mar Hinsdale Setbacks [Martha Pfeiffer ]
31 Mar Re: Rutland County Audubon Wildlife and Nature Show [Sharon Turner ]
31 Mar Hinsdale Setbacks [Hector Galbraith ]
31 Mar Song sparrow [Carol Yarnell ]
31 Mar Woodcocks are calling again in Danby! ["White's Construction" ]
31 Mar Song Sparrow [Marcia Baker ]
31 Mar Crows [Sue ]
31 Mar Re: Attracting Purple Martins [Marvin Elliott ]
31 Mar Barred Owl [Linda L Kulas ]
1 Apr chipmunk [Ruth ]
1 Apr Re: Attracting Purple Martins [Allan Strong ]
31 Mar Re: Attracting Purple Martins [Richard Harlow ]
29 Mar Great Blue Heron [Marcy Blauvelt ]
29 Mar Re: Trumpeter [Ruth ]
29 Mar Fw: eBird Report - Hindsdale/Brattleboro, Mar 28, 2017 [Ruth ]
29 Mar Trumpeter [Sue ]
28 Mar Swan [Sue ]
28 Mar [SPAM?:####] Barnacle Goose? [Pat Folsom ]
28 Mar Re: Swan [Nathan Dansereau ]
28 Mar Swan [Sue ]
28 Mar Swan [Sarah Fellows ]
28 Mar Swan [Sarah Fellows ]
28 Mar Trumpeter Swan YES [Scott Morrical ]
28 Mar Re: Trumpeter Swan still present? ["lglk AT icloud.com" ]
28 Mar Re: Trumpeter Swan still present? [Susan Elliott ]
28 Mar Re: Trumpeter Swan still present? [Scott Morrical ]
28 Mar Re: Trumpeter Swan still present? [Susan Elliott ]
28 Mar Trumpeter Swan still present? [Scott Morrical ]
28 Mar Re: ID help [Hollis White ]
28 Mar Re: ID help ["White's Construction" ]
27 Mar Re: Bohemu Waxwings [Pat Folsom ]
28 Mar ID help [Ruth ]
27 Mar Bohemu Waxwings [michelep ]
27 Mar Re: Alburgh Barnacle Goose [Jim Mead ]
27 Mar Alburgh Barnacle Goose [Zacheriah Cota-Weaver ]
26 Mar Trumpeter Swan Brandon RT 73 West location still present ["White's Construction" ]
26 Mar CT River waterfowl migration in full swing. [Hector Galbraith ]
21 Mar Rutland County Audubon Wildlife and Nature Show [Susan Elliott ]
23 Mar Eurasian Wigeon at Meach Cove [Bruce MacPherson ]
25 Mar Re: Eurasian Wigeon at Meach Cove-still present [Bruce MacPherson ]
25 Mar Re: New Flora of Vermont-a GMAS Program ["Teage O'Connor" ]
25 Mar Trumpeter Swan [Susan Elliott ]
25 Mar Re: Trumpeter Swan [Sue ]
25 Mar New Flora of Vermont-a GMAS Program [Bruce MacPherson ]
25 Mar Re: Trumpeter Swan [Marvin Elliott ]
25 Mar Re: Acadia Birding Festival [Jan Miles ]
25 Mar Re: New Flora of Vermont-a GMAS Program ["Teage O'Connor" ]
25 Mar Great Blue [Charlie La Rosa ]

Subject: Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl
From: H Nicolay <sqrlma AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:30:00 -0400
Hi all. From rehabbing Barred owls for a couple of years, they don't seem
to care much as long as it is raw and meaty. They have readily eaten minced
beef heart, quail, rat, rabbit, frog and on one occasion I fed them minced
barred owl. They like the internal organs and I know they will eat carrion.
They do prefer something with fur on it but they seem greedy little owls
that won't stop at much. The head of prey is relished and sometimes guts
are not eaten. Hence I don't house Barred with small owls such as saw whet.
P.s. I do not feed live food. Helena Nicolay. Wildlife rehabber. Monkton.

On Apr 2, 2017 9:59 AM, "Tyler"  wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm curious if anyone else on this listserv has observed this behavior in
> Barred Owls before. I have found a small amount of literature on this, but
> it doesn't seem to be a very common behavior.
>
> My house has been hosting a Barred Owl every night (from dusk til dawn) in
> an Ash tree in our backyard for over a week now. Sometimes it even shows up
> before sunset. It is always there, no matter what time of night I look out
> there, always on the same branch. I had assumed it was feeding on the many
> rabbits and mice we have running around, but a few nights ago I started
> noticing 'her' dropping down onto the lawn, where there is no brush or
> vegetation anywhere nearby. I thought this would be strangely open
> territory for a mouse to be venturing, and then I saw what she was after.
> She was picking up earthworms. I've been observing her now and it appears
> that she is specializing in hunting worms. Last night I observed a rabbit
> feeding DIRECTLY BELOW HER (her perch is only 6 feet off the ground) and
> she completely ignored the rabbit, flew past it, and returned to her perch
> with another worm.
>
> Has anyone else observed this vermivorous behavior in owls before?
>
> Tyler Pockette
> Salisbury
>
Subject: Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl
From: anneboby <00000038cbe79a41-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:47:04 -0400
Tyler - I'll match your worm-eating Barred Owl with a worm-eating Tufted 
Titmouse I observed 10+ yrs ago on a Schenectady, NY Christmas Bird Count in 
Dec. It had a huge night-crawler in its bill, gathered from the bare ground 
below. Many birds are opportunistic feeders...that's how some of them survive. 


Bob Yunick
Schenectady, NY




-----Original Message-----
From: Tyler 
To: VTBIRD 
Sent: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 9:59 am
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermivorous Barred Owl

Hi all,

I'm curious if anyone else on this listserv has observed this behavior in
Barred Owls before. I have found a small amount of literature on this, but
it doesn't seem to be a very common behavior.

My house has been hosting a Barred Owl every night (from dusk til dawn) in
an Ash tree in our backyard for over a week now. Sometimes it even shows up
before sunset. It is always there, no matter what time of night I look out
there, always on the same branch. I had assumed it was feeding on the many
rabbits and mice we have running around, but a few nights ago I started
noticing 'her' dropping down onto the lawn, where there is no brush or
vegetation anywhere nearby. I thought this would be strangely open
territory for a mouse to be venturing, and then I saw what she was after.
She was picking up earthworms. I've been observing her now and it appears
that she is specializing in hunting worms. Last night I observed a rabbit
feeding DIRECTLY BELOW HER (her perch is only 6 feet off the ground) and
she completely ignored the rabbit, flew past it, and returned to her perch
with another worm.

Has anyone else observed this vermivorous behavior in owls before?

Tyler Pockette
Salisbury
Subject: Fw: Tree Swallows - Lake Bomoseen - Castleton (2360 acres), Apr 2, 2017
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 19:15:44 +0000
Three Tree Swallows were swooping over the open water at Lake Bomoseen this 
morning. 


     
Lake Bomoseen - Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, Vermont, US
Apr 2, 2017 12:02 PM - 12:16 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    Prospect Point Rd
12 species

Canada Goose  11
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  7
Ring-necked Duck  39
Bufflehead  6
Common Goldeneye  7
Common Merganser  4
Turkey Vulture  1
Ring-billed Gull  5
Tree Swallow  3
American Robin  5
House Finch  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35640817

Sue and Marv Elliott, Tracey and Millie Busony   
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Union St Brandon, Apr 2, 2017
From: Sue <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 14:57:35 -0400
I did not find the trumpeter swan this afternoon and wonder if it has flown 
north and is the one reported yesterday. 

Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Date: April 2, 2017 at 2:53:26 PM EDT
> To: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
> Subject: eBird Report - Union St Brandon, Apr 2, 2017
> 
> Union St Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Apr 2, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.25 mile(s)
> 9 species
> 
> Canada Goose  2
> Mallard  2
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Common Raven  1
> European Starling  1
> Northern Cardinal  1
> Red-winged Blackbird  1
> Common Grackle  2
> 
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35643169
> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
Subject: Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl
From: Michael Blust <blustm AT GREENMTN.EDU>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:39:56 -0400
A number of years ago (2007) when there was a large number of barred owls
around in the fall, one owl took up residence in trees in front of the
dining hall at Green Mountain College.  One evening, I went down to watch
it, along with a number of students.  The owl did exactly as you described
- dropped to the ground and started turning over leaves.  Surprised me.  I
too did some research and concluded it was probably looking for earthworms
and/or beetles.  Photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bugsnbirds/?



*Michael H. Blust*
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mexico
Prof. Emer. Green Mountain College

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Tyler  wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm curious if anyone else on this listserv has observed this behavior in
> Barred Owls before. I have found a small amount of literature on this, but
> it doesn't seem to be a very common behavior.
>
> My house has been hosting a Barred Owl every night (from dusk til dawn) in
> an Ash tree in our backyard for over a week now. Sometimes it even shows up
> before sunset. It is always there, no matter what time of night I look out
> there, always on the same branch. I had assumed it was feeding on the many
> rabbits and mice we have running around, but a few nights ago I started
> noticing 'her' dropping down onto the lawn, where there is no brush or
> vegetation anywhere nearby. I thought this would be strangely open
> territory for a mouse to be venturing, and then I saw what she was after.
> She was picking up earthworms. I've been observing her now and it appears
> that she is specializing in hunting worms. Last night I observed a rabbit
> feeding DIRECTLY BELOW HER (her perch is only 6 feet off the ground) and
> she completely ignored the rabbit, flew past it, and returned to her perch
> with another worm.
>
> Has anyone else observed this vermivorous behavior in owls before?
>
> Tyler Pockette
> Salisbury
>
Subject: Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl
From: Bobbie Summers <000001faa2d633ce-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:08:54 -0400
When living in Hinesburg I had a barred owl that continuously sat in a maple 
tree, flying frequently to the ground near my bird feeder. However, upon its 
return to the same perch, what it had in its mouth often seemed much smaller 
than a mouse. Now I wonder if that owl was sometimes catching worms. You, and 
others, have probably been searching online for information about barred owl 
vermivorous behavior. 


I found an article (and downloaded a free PDF), "Barred Owls Eating Worms and 
Slugs: The Advantage in not Being Picky Eaters"; (5 authors including Peter A 
Cott, published in Northwestern Naturalist 89;185-190 Winter 2008). This 
article discusses barred owl feeding behavior in several regions, including 
regions that have trees common to the northeast, such as white pine, yellow 
birch and sugar maple. However, much of the article's focus is where the barred 
owl lives in western regions, overlapping with the spotted owl. The authors 
point out that the barred owl eats a much wider variety of prey than do spotted 
owls, including worms, slugs and even an observation of (yikes!), a salamander. 
The authors conducted this study to... "add insight into a facet of the 
apparent competition between spotted owls and barred owls by providing the 
first published direct observations of barred owls preying on earthworms...and 
discusses the ramifications of the use of innocuous prey by barred owls on the 
future of the spotted owl." 


The vermivorous eating habits of the barred owl must certainly enhance its 
adaptability and survival, and sparked the interest of this article's authors 
who are concerned about the effect of competition where barred owl and spotted 
owl ranges overlap. This concern led to research on the feeding habits of both 
species, with interesting results. 


Bobbie Summers
West Bolton
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Tyler 
To: VTBIRD 
Sent: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 9:59 am
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermivorous Barred Owl

Hi all,

I'm curious if anyone else on this listserv has observed this behavior in
Barred Owls before. I have found a small amount of literature on this, but
it doesn't seem to be a very common behavior.

My house has been hosting a Barred Owl every night (from dusk til dawn) in
an Ash tree in our backyard for over a week now. Sometimes it even shows up
before sunset. It is always there, no matter what time of night I look out
there, always on the same branch. I had assumed it was feeding on the many
rabbits and mice we have running around, but a few nights ago I started
noticing 'her' dropping down onto the lawn, where there is no brush or
vegetation anywhere nearby. I thought this would be strangely open
territory for a mouse to be venturing, and then I saw what she was after.
She was picking up earthworms. I've been observing her now and it appears
that she is specializing in hunting worms. Last night I observed a rabbit
feeding DIRECTLY BELOW HER (her perch is only 6 feet off the ground) and
she completely ignored the rabbit, flew past it, and returned to her perch
with another worm.

Has anyone else observed this vermivorous behavior in owls before?

Tyler Pockette
Salisbury
Subject: Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl
From: Walter Ellison <rossgull61 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:51:23 -0400
Hi All,

Back in the 1990s when Nancy and I lived near Albany, New York we saw a
Barred Owl eating earthworms one late March evening. The owl sat on a fence
and pounced on worms when they appeared on the soil's surface during an
early spring rain. I expect a diet of worms is a largely spring phenomenon
before amphibians and reptiles are more numerous later during the warm
months. I imagine Barred Owls also haunt vernal pools to snack on
salamanders and frogs in early spring.

Good Birding,

Walter Ellison

Chestertown, Maryland

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Tyler  wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm curious if anyone else on this listserv has observed this behavior in
> Barred Owls before. I have found a small amount of literature on this, but
> it doesn't seem to be a very common behavior.
>
> My house has been hosting a Barred Owl every night (from dusk til dawn) in
> an Ash tree in our backyard for over a week now. Sometimes it even shows up
> before sunset. It is always there, no matter what time of night I look out
> there, always on the same branch. I had assumed it was feeding on the many
> rabbits and mice we have running around, but a few nights ago I started
> noticing 'her' dropping down onto the lawn, where there is no brush or
> vegetation anywhere nearby. I thought this would be strangely open
> territory for a mouse to be venturing, and then I saw what she was after.
> She was picking up earthworms. I've been observing her now and it appears
> that she is specializing in hunting worms. Last night I observed a rabbit
> feeding DIRECTLY BELOW HER (her perch is only 6 feet off the ground) and
> she completely ignored the rabbit, flew past it, and returned to her perch
> with another worm.
>
> Has anyone else observed this vermivorous behavior in owls before?
>
> Tyler Pockette
> Salisbury
>



-- 
Observing Nature is like unwrapping a big pile of presents every time you
take a walk
Subject: Re: Cooper's
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:42:43 -0400
Come on now, Jeff. You can't tease like that and not share the pictures!
Charlie La Rosa
Brattleboro

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 10:39 AM, JJ Allen  wrote:

> Friend just sent me 2 pictures of a Cooper’s Hawk taking a chipmunk at his
> farm this morning in Waitsfield.
> Everything is waking up despite the snow.
> Jeffrey Allen
>
Subject: Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl
From: "White's Construction" <whites AT VERMONTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:39:06 -0400
Not an Owl but for several years now I have had an American Bittern foraging 
for night crawlers on my lawn after rain storms. Nancy Brown Danby Four Corners 


-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Ian Worley
Sent: Sunday, April 2, 2017 11:19 AM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Vermivorous Barred Owl

Let's hope your owl is specializing on one of the aggressive invasive 
earthworms that can so damage forest stands by colonies foraging on, and 
removing all the forest litter. 


Ian

=========================================


On 4/2/2017 9:59 AM, Tyler wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm curious if anyone else on this listserv has observed this behavior 
> in Barred Owls before. I have found a small amount of literature on 
> this, but it doesn't seem to be a very common behavior.
>
> My house has been hosting a Barred Owl every night (from dusk til 
> dawn) in an Ash tree in our backyard for over a week now. Sometimes it 
> even shows up before sunset. It is always there, no matter what time 
> of night I look out there, always on the same branch. I had assumed it 
> was feeding on the many rabbits and mice we have running around, but a 
> few nights ago I started noticing 'her' dropping down onto the lawn, 
> where there is no brush or vegetation anywhere nearby. I thought this 
> would be strangely open territory for a mouse to be venturing, and then I saw 
what she was after. 

> She was picking up earthworms. I've been observing her now and it 
> appears that she is specializing in hunting worms. Last night I 
> observed a rabbit feeding DIRECTLY BELOW HER (her perch is only 6 feet 
> off the ground) and she completely ignored the rabbit, flew past it, 
> and returned to her perch with another worm.
>
> Has anyone else observed this vermivorous behavior in owls before?
>
> Tyler Pockette
> Salisbury
Subject: Re: Vermivorous Barred Owl
From: Ian Worley <iworley AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:19:05 -0400
Let's hope your owl is specializing on one of the aggressive invasive 
earthworms that can so damage forest stands by colonies foraging on, and 
removing all the forest litter.

Ian

=========================================


On 4/2/2017 9:59 AM, Tyler wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm curious if anyone else on this listserv has observed this behavior in
> Barred Owls before. I have found a small amount of literature on this, but
> it doesn't seem to be a very common behavior.
>
> My house has been hosting a Barred Owl every night (from dusk til dawn) in
> an Ash tree in our backyard for over a week now. Sometimes it even shows up
> before sunset. It is always there, no matter what time of night I look out
> there, always on the same branch. I had assumed it was feeding on the many
> rabbits and mice we have running around, but a few nights ago I started
> noticing 'her' dropping down onto the lawn, where there is no brush or
> vegetation anywhere nearby. I thought this would be strangely open
> territory for a mouse to be venturing, and then I saw what she was after.
> She was picking up earthworms. I've been observing her now and it appears
> that she is specializing in hunting worms. Last night I observed a rabbit
> feeding DIRECTLY BELOW HER (her perch is only 6 feet off the ground) and
> she completely ignored the rabbit, flew past it, and returned to her perch
> with another worm.
>
> Has anyone else observed this vermivorous behavior in owls before?
>
> Tyler Pockette
> Salisbury
Subject: Cooper's
From: JJ Allen <jjapple88 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 10:39:51 -0400
Friend just sent me 2 pictures of a Cooper’s Hawk taking a chipmunk at his 
farm this morning in Waitsfield. 

Everything is waking up despite the snow.
Jeffrey Allen
Subject: Vermivorous Barred Owl
From: Tyler <tylerpockette4 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:59:26 -0400
Hi all,

I'm curious if anyone else on this listserv has observed this behavior in
Barred Owls before. I have found a small amount of literature on this, but
it doesn't seem to be a very common behavior.

My house has been hosting a Barred Owl every night (from dusk til dawn) in
an Ash tree in our backyard for over a week now. Sometimes it even shows up
before sunset. It is always there, no matter what time of night I look out
there, always on the same branch. I had assumed it was feeding on the many
rabbits and mice we have running around, but a few nights ago I started
noticing 'her' dropping down onto the lawn, where there is no brush or
vegetation anywhere nearby. I thought this would be strangely open
territory for a mouse to be venturing, and then I saw what she was after.
She was picking up earthworms. I've been observing her now and it appears
that she is specializing in hunting worms. Last night I observed a rabbit
feeding DIRECTLY BELOW HER (her perch is only 6 feet off the ground) and
she completely ignored the rabbit, flew past it, and returned to her perch
with another worm.

Has anyone else observed this vermivorous behavior in owls before?

Tyler Pockette
Salisbury
Subject: Attracting Purple Martins
From: Bridget Butler <birddiva AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:35:55 -0400
Greetings All!

I have a client in Franklin County who's interested in attracting Purple
Martins to his property. He's got the houses, a decoy and audio recordings
to attract them and we've been researching further information online. The
Purple Martin Conservation Association has been particularly helpful.

I'm wondering if anyone in Vermont has had the good fortune of attracting
them and if they might have any tips. There's a colony in Isle La Motte so
we're hopeful he could attract them as well since his property is on Lake
Champlain.

Thoughts anyone???

Many thanks,
Bridget

*Bridget Butler*

*Bird Diva Consulting*
*PO Box 613*
*St. Albans VT 05478*
*(802) 393-4147*
*New** Website! www.birddiva.com *
*Facebook: www.facebook.com/birddiva *
*Twitter:  AT BirdDiva *
*Crows In Vermont: http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT *
Subject: Re: Attracting Purple Martins
From: Linda <lglk AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:15:32 -0400
Chautauqua Institution in Western New York is located on Chautauqua Lake. On 
the beach is a very large and established Purple Martin Colony that resides 
there each summer. I attended a program there that was offered by the gentleman 
who tends to the birdhouse and fledgling birds. He has developed ways to keep 
mites and other problems under control. He periodically cleans the nesting 
units. I watched and it was amazing---reminiscent of Julie Zickfoose's work. 
Chautauqua has an elaborate website and I imagine you could make contact with 
the purple martin expert. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 31, 2017, at 10:29 PM, Allan Strong  wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> In 2012, we attempted to make a complete count of the Purple Martin nesting 
population in Vermont. Although we certainly may have missed some colony sites, 
we had a great group of volunteers that counted all the known nesting sites in 
Vermont. 

> 
> All the data were entered into eBird. So, if you "explore data" in Vermont 
for Purple Martin in 2012, you should get a relatively complete look at all the 
colony sites in VT. The final estimate for the VT nesting population was 426 
nesting pairs. 

> 
> Although being close to large water bodies is helpful, some colonies that are 
further inland do pop up from time to time - Dick's experience certainly speaks 
to the benefit of patience! 

> 
> In New Hampshire, there has been a concerted effort to put up gourds along 
the coast. The nesting population has increased steadily over the last few 
years. If I remember correctly, some of the colonizers were banded from as far 
away as CT. So, it isn't just the Plum Island colonies that are providing new 
colonizers. 

> 
> Allan
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Harlow
> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 9:28 PM
> To: VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Attracting Purple Martins
> 
> Hi Bridget,
> I set up a pole with 12 Purple Martin Gourds in 2013. Each year the pole and 
gourds were visited by a pair up to three individual Purple Martins. 

> Being new I didn't expect much, but last year a pair with an immature male 
hanging on decided to stay, nest and lay eggs. 

> However, the immature male tried to court the adult female when the adult 
male was not around and was unsuccessfully. Unfortunately the immature male 
destroyed the eggs and the adult pair abandoned the gourd. 

> I am hopeful that this year will be different.
> 
> If the pole and gourds/houses are set near water/large field with at least 60 
feet from any tree/house and plenty of room for the Martins to hunt you should 
be fine. BUT the name of the yearly game here is patience! 

> 
> Dick Harlow
> Middlebury, VT
> 
> 
> 
>> On 3/31/17 18:35, Bridget Butler wrote:
>> Greetings All!
>> 
>> I have a client in Franklin County who's interested in attracting 
>> Purple Martins to his property. He's got the houses, a decoy and audio 
>> recordings to attract them and we've been researching further 
>> information online. The Purple Martin Conservation Association has been 
particularly helpful. 

>> 
>> I'm wondering if anyone in Vermont has had the good fortune of 
>> attracting them and if they might have any tips. There's a colony in 
>> Isle La Motte so we're hopeful he could attract them as well since his 
>> property is on Lake Champlain.
>> 
>> Thoughts anyone???
>> 
>> Many thanks,
>> Bridget
>> 
>> *Bridget Butler*
>> 
>> *Bird Diva Consulting*
>> *PO Box 613*
>> *St. Albans VT 05478*
>> *(802) 393-4147*
>> *New** Website! www.birddiva.com *
>> *Facebook: www.facebook.com/birddiva 
>> *
>> *Twitter:  AT BirdDiva * *Crows In Vermont: 
>> http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT *
>> 
Subject: Pine Warbler at Feeder
From: Ken Cox <kencox5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:31:32 -0400
No April Fool.  Warbler feeding on suet.  eBird post with photos at:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35604056.


-- 
Kenneth Cox
South Reading, VT
http://northernwingsbirder.blogspot.com/
Subject: Desperately Seeking Shirley
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus AT SURFGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:49:17 -0400
Well - not exactly desperately - but I want to write an off-list note to 
Shirley Zundell and cant find her e-mail address. Shirley, if you read this, 
will you contact me? Thanks! 


Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
Subject: Song Sparrow in Rochester
From: Graham Bates <batesg AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:27:06 -0400
After a decidedly lackluster winter at my feeders (not sure why...gotta 
reconfigure things next year) I was excited to see my first song sparrow of the 
spring this afternoon! Hoping it's a sign of great sightings to come! 


Graham
Rochester, VT

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Peregrine & Black Vultures
From: Ron Payne <rpayne72 AT MYFAIRPOINT.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:50:55 -0400

	


There was a Peregrine Falcon hunting for Pigeons from the Congregational Church in Middlebury this morning. I didn't have my camera with me when I spotted it so I went home to get it and went back, but unfortunately it had left.

However, I drove over to the Shaw's parking lot and there were five(!) Black Vultures perched up on the top of the old court house, and I did get pictures of them. They flew away to the southwest, so they might have been headed for the compost station on Lower Foote St.

http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/view/checklist/S35609558
 
---
Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT
Subject: Sparrows - Maple St, Brandon, Apr 1, 2017
From: Sue Wetmore <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 19:15:33 +0000
From my yard 
-- 
Sue Wetmore 
----- Original Message -----

From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu 
To: "2birdvt" <2birdvt AT comcast.net> 
Sent: Saturday, April 1, 2017 3:06:36 PM 
Subject: eBird Report - Maple St, Brandon, Apr 1, 2017 

Maple St, Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, US 
Apr 1, 2017 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM 
Protocol: Stationary 
Comments: about 3 inches of snow 
16 species 

Mourning Dove 4 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 
Downy Woodpecker 3 
Hairy Woodpecker 1 
Blue Jay 3 
Black-capped Chickadee 1 
Tufted Titmouse 1 
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 
American Tree Sparrow 2 
Dark-eyed Junco 4 
White-throated Sparrow 1 
Song Sparrow 1 
Northern Cardinal 2 
Red-winged Blackbird 18 
Common Grackle 5 
House Finch 2 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35614841 

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt) 
Subject: The Bobolink Project: last chance to give for 2017
From: Allan Strong <Allan.Strong AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:56:59 +0000
Dear VT Birders,

We're coming down to the wire to contribute to The Bobolink Project for this 
coming summer. 

http://www.bobolinkproject.com/

Yes...today it is hard to believe that spring will actually come, but it will, 
and we want to be ready for the Bobolinks. 


We have a great list of landowners who are ready to put their fields into 
"bird-friendly" management practices, but we need your help to make this work. 
Again, we have more bids from farmers than we have in contributions from 
donors. 


If you haven't given already, please consider donating to this great project. 
We are looking forward to another successful year with your help! 


You can also follow along with news from all three states on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TheBobolinkProject/

Feel free to contact me or Mark LaBarr 
MLaBARR AT audubon.org if you have any questions. 


Good birding!
Allan Strong
Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan on Fort Cassin Road in Ferrisburgh
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:27:10 -0400
The Swan paddled all the way to the mouth of Otter Creek, took a left and is 
now somewhere in Field's Bay. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 1, 2017, at 4:58 PM, Jim Mead  wrote:
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> I am now standing on Fort Cassin Road and at
> the beginning of Porter Bay. There is a Trumpeter Swan
> in Otter Creek and it is right next to me. Good luck if you try for it. 
> 
> Enjoy Birds,
> 
> Jim Mead
Subject: Trumpeter Swan on Fort Cassin Road in Ferrisburgh
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:58:08 -0400
Hello all,

I am now standing on Fort Cassin Road and at
the beginning of Porter Bay. There is a Trumpeter Swan
in Otter Creek and it is right next to me. Good luck if you try for it. 

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead
Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan on Fort Cassin Road in Ferrisburgh
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:41:21 -0400
Correction- it flew toward the south. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 1, 2017, at 5:35 PM, Jim Mead  wrote:
> 
> I just saw the Trumpeter Swan fly out of Field's Bay and it was headed 
northeast. Maybe it will come back. . . 

> 
> Jim Mead
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Apr 1, 2017, at 4:58 PM, Jim Mead  wrote:
>> 
>> Hello all,
>> 
>> I am now standing on Fort Cassin Road and at
>> the beginning of Porter Bay. There is a Trumpeter Swan
>> in Otter Creek and it is right next to me. Good luck if you try for it. 
>> 
>> Enjoy Birds,
>> 
>> Jim Mead
Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan on Fort Cassin Road in Ferrisburgh
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:35:34 -0400
I just saw the Trumpeter Swan fly out of Field's Bay and it was headed 
northeast. Maybe it will come back. . . 


Jim Mead

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 1, 2017, at 4:58 PM, Jim Mead  wrote:
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> I am now standing on Fort Cassin Road and at
> the beginning of Porter Bay. There is a Trumpeter Swan
> in Otter Creek and it is right next to me. Good luck if you try for it. 
> 
> Enjoy Birds,
> 
> Jim Mead
Subject: Woodcocks that may make it this time. Snake Mountain, Cornwall
From: Ian Worley <iworley AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:10:45 -0400
After weeks of checking day and night for Woodcocks, it was music to my 
ears this morning at 5:53am to hear two overhead, here on the slopes of 
the south end of Snake Mountain in Cornwall.

The wild swings of weather may well have done in the two previous 
arrivals this year --- a solo bird five weeks ago on February 24th, and 
a pair three weeks ago on March 10th.

Ian
Subject: Song & Fox Sparrow in Danby
From: "White's Construction" <whites AT VERMONTEL.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:33:29 -0400
I have had a Fox Sparrow and up to three Song Sparrow working the area under
the feeder at Office all day, wonder what tomorrow will bring with another
slug of snow?   Nancy Brown Danby, VT  
Subject: Trumpeter
From: Sue <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:35:33 -0400
Trumpeter still present at noon today.
Sue wetmore 

Sent from my iPod
Subject: Red shouldered hawk
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:43:09 -0400
Heard our returning hawk today. 

Sally Fellos
Wiliston 
Subject: Hinsdale Setbacks
From: Martha Pfeiffer <0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:35:17 +0000
As Vermont birders do cross the Connecticut River and bird in New Hampshire at 
the Setbacks location and the water fowl do drift from the Vermont (Vernon) 
border across the river to the New Hampshire side, I thought it worthwhile to 
comment on Barb Power's, Ruth Stewart's  and my experience over there this 
week.  The viewing areas are scattered along the canal road and parking is 
plentiful.  You'll probably encounter other birders and photographers along 
the road.  In simple words, it is a great birding area!  There are many other 
checklists submitted to ebird March 30th, the same day we were there.  
Interestingly,  each checklist has a different number of species and of total 
counts of those species.  It is a wide area of water to cover and the water 
fowl are always shifting positions.  Bald Eagles are present, also.  A visit 
there is definitely worthwhile.  I've attached our ebird checklist.  It is 
somewhat short on species count compared to other ebird checklist from that day 
because my car had a flat tire and we were disrupted from our birding to deal 
with that issue.  Leave it to say we did make it back home to Vermont. 


 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35556488   Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset
Subject: Re: Rutland County Audubon Wildlife and Nature Show
From: Sharon Turner <sharxxturner AT SWITCHED.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:34:58 -0400
I would like to attend the show. Do you have a date for the show so I can put 
it on my calendar? 



Sharon Turner
sharxxturner AT switched.com



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



-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
To: VTBIRD 
Sent: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 6:07 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Rutland County Audubon Wildlife and Nature Show

Rutland County Audubon will be holding a wildlife and nature art show this May 
in Poultney. We know there are a lot of talented birder/photographers out there 
(although all mediums are welcomed) so please contact us if you are interested. 

More details and contact information can be found 
here:http://rutlandcountyaudubon.org/journal/2017/1/31/rcas-wildlife-art-show-call-to-artists.html 


Sue Elliott
Subject: Hinsdale Setbacks
From: Hector Galbraith <hg2 AT MYFAIRPOINT.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:47:33 -0400
Just an addition to Martha’s note: people have been birding at Hinsdale since 
the 1930s, resulting in a ton of data from this regionally important site. 
Indeed, it (and its environs) is probably the most important migration site in 
the middle an upper CT valley. I produced an ebook about a year ago detailing 
what we know about the seasonality, numbers and status of the 240 bird species 
that have occurred there. This 70-page ebook can be obtained free from me by 
simply writing me an email at hg2 AT myfairpoint.net. 


Hector Galbraith, PhD
EcoSolutions
hg2 AT myfairpoint.net 
802 258 4836
802 222 1916 (c)
Subject: Song sparrow
From: Carol Yarnell <carolclyde AT FAIRPOINT.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:34:12 -0400
Song sparrow singing along the edge of the canal at the south end of 
Poor Farm Road in South Alburgh a little after  sunrise.
Carol Yarnell
Subject: Woodcocks are calling again in Danby!
From: "White's Construction" <whites AT VERMONTEL.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:52:27 -0400
A first in several weeks, 5 Woodcocks calling at 5:30 am. as I filled the
feeders, the original or new arrivals?    Then was serenaded by Cardinals
and Robins as I filled the Office feeders in dawns light.  Oh do they know
that another snow storm is upon us?   Nancy Brown   Danby, VT
Subject: Song Sparrow
From: Marcia Baker <00000071bf45faf1-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:42:24 -0400
In Brownsville pecking at sunflower seeds in the slushy snow.  

Marcia Baker

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Crows
From: Sue <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:47:12 -0400
Four crows landed in my yard looking for a meal. One in particular exhibited an 
interesting behavior. It walked over to where the chipmunk has an entrance hole 
and peered down and waited for a minute then left. 

Sue Wetmore 

Sent from my iPod
Subject: Re: Attracting Purple Martins
From: Marvin Elliott <marvelliott61 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:52:28 -0400
We occassionally get people in Rutland County who are also interested in 
attracting them. Unfortunately, we know of no case where it has worked. We will 
be interested in whether it works although being on the lake is a good start. 

Marv Elliott for Rutland Audubon
> On Mar 31, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Bridget Butler  wrote:
> 
> Greetings All!
> 
> I have a client in Franklin County who's interested in attracting Purple
> Martins to his property. He's got the houses, a decoy and audio recordings
> to attract them and we've been researching further information online. The
> Purple Martin Conservation Association has been particularly helpful.
> 
> I'm wondering if anyone in Vermont has had the good fortune of attracting
> them and if they might have any tips. There's a colony in Isle La Motte so
> we're hopeful he could attract them as well since his property is on Lake
> Champlain.
> 
> Thoughts anyone???
> 
> Many thanks,
> Bridget
> 
> *Bridget Butler*
> 
> *Bird Diva Consulting*
> *PO Box 613*
> *St. Albans VT 05478*
> *(802) 393-4147*
> *New** Website! www.birddiva.com *
> *Facebook: www.facebook.com/birddiva *
> *Twitter:  AT BirdDiva *
> *Crows In Vermont: http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT *
Subject: Barred Owl
From: Linda L Kulas <lglk AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:59:09 -0400
This evening at approximately 7:20 p.m. a barred owl flew into a tree at the 
edge of neighboring woods about 15 yards from the house. 

Remained perched for about 5 minutes and then flew north.
Linda L Kulas
lglk AT icloud.com
Subject: chipmunk
From: Ruth <birder_rws AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 01:56:33 +0000
And speaking of chipmunks (Sue E), I spotted the FOY in my yard today~!! WHAT 
must s/he/it have been thinking???? 



Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT
Subject: Re: Attracting Purple Martins
From: Allan Strong <Allan.Strong AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 02:29:21 +0000
Hi All,

In 2012, we attempted to make a complete count of the Purple Martin nesting 
population in Vermont. Although we certainly may have missed some colony sites, 
we had a great group of volunteers that counted all the known nesting sites in 
Vermont. 


All the data were entered into eBird. So, if you "explore data" in Vermont for 
Purple Martin in 2012, you should get a relatively complete look at all the 
colony sites in VT. The final estimate for the VT nesting population was 426 
nesting pairs. 


Although being close to large water bodies is helpful, some colonies that are 
further inland do pop up from time to time - Dick's experience certainly speaks 
to the benefit of patience! 


In New Hampshire, there has been a concerted effort to put up gourds along the 
coast. The nesting population has increased steadily over the last few years. 
If I remember correctly, some of the colonizers were banded from as far away as 
CT. So, it isn't just the Plum Island colonies that are providing new 
colonizers. 


Allan


-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Harlow
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 9:28 PM
To: VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Attracting Purple Martins

Hi Bridget,
I set up a pole with 12 Purple Martin Gourds in 2013. Each year the pole and 
gourds were visited by a pair up to three individual Purple Martins. 

Being new I didn't expect much, but last year a pair with an immature male 
hanging on decided to stay, nest and lay eggs. 

However, the immature male tried to court the adult female when the adult male 
was not around and was unsuccessfully. Unfortunately the immature male 
destroyed the eggs and the adult pair abandoned the gourd. 

I am hopeful that this year will be different.

If the pole and gourds/houses are set near water/large field with at least 60 
feet from any tree/house and plenty of room for the Martins to hunt you should 
be fine. BUT the name of the yearly game here is patience! 


Dick Harlow
Middlebury, VT



On 3/31/17 18:35, Bridget Butler wrote:
> Greetings All!
>
> I have a client in Franklin County who's interested in attracting 
> Purple Martins to his property. He's got the houses, a decoy and audio 
> recordings to attract them and we've been researching further 
> information online. The Purple Martin Conservation Association has been 
particularly helpful. 

>
> I'm wondering if anyone in Vermont has had the good fortune of 
> attracting them and if they might have any tips. There's a colony in 
> Isle La Motte so we're hopeful he could attract them as well since his 
> property is on Lake Champlain.
>
> Thoughts anyone???
>
> Many thanks,
> Bridget
>
> *Bridget Butler*
>
> *Bird Diva Consulting*
> *PO Box 613*
> *St. Albans VT 05478*
> *(802) 393-4147*
> *New** Website! www.birddiva.com *
> *Facebook: www.facebook.com/birddiva 
> *
> *Twitter:  AT BirdDiva * *Crows In Vermont: 
> http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT *
>
Subject: Re: Attracting Purple Martins
From: Richard Harlow <raharlow AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:28:27 -0400
Hi Bridget,
I set up a pole with 12 Purple Martin Gourds in 2013. Each year the pole 
and gourds were visited by a pair up to three individual Purple Martins.
Being new I didn't expect much, but last year a pair with an immature 
male hanging on decided to stay, nest and lay eggs.
However, the immature male tried to court the adult female when the 
adult male was not around and was unsuccessfully. Unfortunately the 
immature male destroyed the eggs and the adult pair abandoned the gourd.
I am hopeful that this year will be different.

If the pole and gourds/houses are set near water/large field with at 
least 60 feet from any tree/house and plenty of room for the Martins to 
hunt you should be fine. BUT the name of the yearly game here is patience!

Dick Harlow
Middlebury, VT



On 3/31/17 18:35, Bridget Butler wrote:
> Greetings All!
>
> I have a client in Franklin County who's interested in attracting Purple
> Martins to his property. He's got the houses, a decoy and audio recordings
> to attract them and we've been researching further information online. The
> Purple Martin Conservation Association has been particularly helpful.
>
> I'm wondering if anyone in Vermont has had the good fortune of attracting
> them and if they might have any tips. There's a colony in Isle La Motte so
> we're hopeful he could attract them as well since his property is on Lake
> Champlain.
>
> Thoughts anyone???
>
> Many thanks,
> Bridget
>
> *Bridget Butler*
>
> *Bird Diva Consulting*
> *PO Box 613*
> *St. Albans VT 05478*
> *(802) 393-4147*
> *New** Website! www.birddiva.com *
> *Facebook: www.facebook.com/birddiva *
> *Twitter:  AT BirdDiva *
> *Crows In Vermont: http://bit.ly/CrowsInVT *
>
Subject: Great Blue Heron
From: Marcy Blauvelt <mbblauvelt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:35:06 -0400
A FOY single GBHE flew over my house on Gregg Hill in Waterbury Center this 
morning at 7:15. There is still a lot of snow and ice in this neck of the 
woods. 

Subject: Re: Trumpeter
From: Ruth <birder_rws AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:45:18 +0000
Welcome "Home", Sue - says the Swan!


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds  on behalf of Sue 
<2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET> 

Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:40 AM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Trumpeter

As of 8:00 this morning the Trumpeter swan was happily swimming then on the ice 
preening. 

Maybe it thinks it is a goose.
Wood ducks, blacks, mallards and pintails also among the geese.
Sue Wetmore
Sent from my iPod
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Hindsdale/Brattleboro, Mar 28, 2017
From: Ruth <birder_rws AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:44:18 +0000
Not quite the variety that Hector reported on Sun, but lots of birds, 
none-the-less. And we didn't even attempt to find a Cackling Goose. We saw 2 
immature Bald Eagles, but were told there is an adult in the area too. 



The huge flock of Cedar Waxwings greeted us at the parking area. What we did 
not realize until the end of our scoping is that the flocks of birds could be 
well seen by driving south from the N parking area along the 'bay' area on the 
road/path. Area to E of rd and others still skimmed with ice. 



Surely, all undercounted. But good to see the number of Black Ducks. Mallard 
count way down. 



Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


________________________________
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu 
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:36 AM
To: birder_rws AT hotmail.com
Subject: eBird Report - Hindsdale/Brattleboro, Mar 28, 2017

Hindsdale/Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, US
Mar 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     40s, cloudy, ice still in 'bay' area. With Martha Pfeiffer
25 species

Canada Goose  550     Very large flocks flew in
Gadwall  24     Probably undercounted even!
American Black Duck  70
Mallard  26
Ring-necked Duck  16
Hooded Merganser  300     Probably undercounted even!
Common Merganser  80
Great Blue Heron  2
Bald Eagle  2     Both immatures
Killdeer  2
Ring-billed Gull  15
Herring Gull 5 Probably undercounted. Immature plummed birds and adults seen 
next to Ring-billed Gulls 

Mourning Dove  3
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  30
American Crow  X
Tufted Titmouse  2
American Robin  1
Cedar Waxwing  130
Song Sparrow  7
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Common Grackle  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35510887

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
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Subject: Trumpeter
From: Sue <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:40:15 -0400
As of 8:00 this morning the Trumpeter swan was happily swimming then on the ice 
preening. 

Maybe it thinks it is a goose. 
Wood ducks, blacks, mallards and pintails also among the geese.
Sue Wetmore
Sent from my iPod
Subject: Swan
From: Sue <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:38:33 -0400
Swan still at the spot by the overpass in Brandon around 2:30 this afternoon.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
Subject: [SPAM?:####] Barnacle Goose?
From: Pat Folsom <pfols AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:03:43 -0400
Has anyone seen the Barnacle Goose today? 
Thanks, 
Pat 
Subject: Re: Swan
From: Nathan Dansereau <000000ba175420dc-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:24:29 +0000
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#715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white 
!important; } Welcome back.  Glad the Trumpeter stuck around for you Nate 



Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 4:22 PM, Sue <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET> wrote:

Just back from Florida with fingers crossed for the Trumpeter swan and it was 
in the spot south of the overpass. Standing on the ice preening! 

Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
Subject: Swan
From: Sue <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:20:22 -0400
Just back from Florida with fingers crossed for the Trumpeter swan and it was 
in the spot south of the overpass. Standing on the ice preening! 

Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod
Subject: Swan
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:35:59 -0400
Sorry, can not see that my report went through? Swan is in usual place by 
bridge on rte 73 

Sally fellows
Williston

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Swan
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:55:19 -0400
Swan is in usual place near bridge and rr tracks

Sally fellows
Williston

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Trumpeter Swan YES
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:19:10 -0400
I am at the site on route 73 W in Brandon right now (11:18 AM) and the 
Trumpeter Swan is present. 

Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan still present?
From: "lglk AT icloud.com" <lglk@ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:54:47 -0400
We saw the trumpeter swan in the cornfield with the Canada goose 73W (from 
bridge passing over the railroad tracks) at 6:25 Sunday evening. 

Linda Kulas

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 28, 2017, at 9:27 AM, Susan Elliott 
<00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu> wrote: 

> 
> The last eBird report of the Trumpeter was May 26 at 1:30 p.m. 
> To date there have been over 75 checklists submitted for the swan with 40 
other species reported including Golden Eagle and numerous waterfowl species. 

> Sue Elliott
> 
>      From: Scott Morrical 
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:22 AM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Trumpeter Swan still present?
> 
> Dear VTbirders:
> Do any of you know whether the Trumpeter Swan is still present in Brandon as 
of yesterday or today? Thank you! 

> Scott Morrical
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan still present?
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:36:34 +0000
Oops! Yes, I meant March 26. Must have spring birds on my brain.
Thanks for the correction!
Sue

      From: Scott Morrical 
 To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
 Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:35 AM
 Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Trumpeter Swan still present?
   
May 26???  eBirders are so amazing, they can even predict where the bird will 
be in the future! 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 28, 2017, at 9:27 AM, Susan Elliott 
<00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu> wrote: 

> 
> The last eBird report of the Trumpeter was May 26 at 1:30 p.m. 
> To date there have been over 75 checklists submitted for the swan with 40 
other species reported including Golden Eagle and numerous waterfowl species. 

> Sue Elliott
> 
>      From: Scott Morrical 
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:22 AM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Trumpeter Swan still present?
> 
> Dear VTbirders:
> Do any of you know whether the Trumpeter Swan is still present in Brandon as 
of yesterday or today? Thank you! 

> Scott Morrical
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 
> 


   
Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan still present?
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:35:13 -0400
May 26??? eBirders are so amazing, they can even predict where the bird will be 
in the future! 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 28, 2017, at 9:27 AM, Susan Elliott 
<00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu> wrote: 

> 
> The last eBird report of the Trumpeter was May 26 at 1:30 p.m. 
> To date there have been over 75 checklists submitted for the swan with 40 
other species reported including Golden Eagle and numerous waterfowl species. 

> Sue Elliott
> 
>      From: Scott Morrical 
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:22 AM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Trumpeter Swan still present?
> 
> Dear VTbirders:
> Do any of you know whether the Trumpeter Swan is still present in Brandon as 
of yesterday or today? Thank you! 

> Scott Morrical
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan still present?
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:27:08 +0000
The last eBird report of the Trumpeter was May 26 at 1:30 p.m. 
To date there have been over 75 checklists submitted for the swan with 40 other 
species reported including Golden Eagle and numerous waterfowl species. 

Sue Elliott

      From: Scott Morrical 
 To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
 Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:22 AM
 Subject: [VTBIRD] Trumpeter Swan still present?
   
Dear VTbirders:
Do any of you know whether the Trumpeter Swan is still present in Brandon as of 
yesterday or today? Thank you! 

Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone


   
Subject: Trumpeter Swan still present?
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:22:25 -0400
Dear VTbirders:
Do any of you know whether the Trumpeter Swan is still present in Brandon as of 
yesterday or today? Thank you! 

Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: ID help
From: Hollis White <000001f07de4f6e4-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:25:46 +0000
maybe Bohemian waxwings.they look streamlines while "gritting"

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
 
 On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 7:16 AM, White's Construction 
wrote: Sounds like Brown-headed Cowbirds.  PS I saw a flock of estimated 200 
!! on 

Creek Road Clarendon over the weekend.  On approach I thought they should be
Starlings.  Nancy Brown Danby Four Corners

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Ruth
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 8:14 PM
To: VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu
Subject: [VTBIRD] ID help

A friend reported a flock of birds swarming together and feeding along side
the road in Pawlet.  She thought they looked most like barn swallows.  This
seemed to be a very unusual report given the 'swarming flock' ID and the
lack of food for these insect eaters.  I suggested Snow Buntings but she saw
the flock again today with this description....  I'm at a loss.  Any
suggestions?


'they are very sleek and not at all like buntings. i didn't see any white -
they looked almost black, and were very 'pointy' looking - wings, tails and
beaks. they reminded me of arrows.'


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT
  
Subject: Re: ID help
From: "White's Construction" <whites AT VERMONTEL.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:16:22 -0400
Sounds like Brown-headed Cowbirds.   PS I saw a flock of estimated 200 !! on
Creek Road Clarendon over the weekend.  On approach I thought they should be
Starlings.  Nancy Brown Danby Four Corners

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Ruth
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 8:14 PM
To: VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu
Subject: [VTBIRD] ID help

A friend reported a flock of birds swarming together and feeding along side
the road in Pawlet.  She thought they looked most like barn swallows.  This
seemed to be a very unusual report given the 'swarming flock' ID and the
lack of food for these insect eaters.  I suggested Snow Buntings but she saw
the flock again today with this description....  I'm at a loss.  Any
suggestions?


'they are very sleek and not at all like buntings. i didn't see any white -
they looked almost black, and were very 'pointy' looking - wings, tails and
beaks. they reminded me of arrows.'


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT
Subject: Re: Bohemu Waxwings
From: Pat Folsom <pfols AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:35:17 -0400
There was also a flock of 200+ Bohemian Waxwings on Lake St in St. Albans this 
afternoon about 3:15. 

Wonderful to see,
Pat



----- Original Message -----
From: "Michele Patenaude" 
To: "VT Bird" 
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 3:22:23 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bohemu Waxwings

There's about 35 Bohemian waxwings here at Technology Park. A few Cedars as 
well 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Express 3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: ID help
From: Ruth <birder_rws AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:13:58 +0000
A friend reported a flock of birds swarming together and feeding along side the 
road in Pawlet. She thought they looked most like barn swallows. This seemed to 
be a very unusual report given the 'swarming flock' ID and the lack of food for 
these insect eaters. I suggested Snow Buntings but she saw the flock again 
today with this description.... I'm at a loss. Any suggestions? 



'they are very sleek and not at all like buntings. i didn't see any white - 
they looked almost black, and were very 'pointy' looking - wings, tails and 
beaks. they reminded me of arrows.' 



Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT
Subject: Bohemu Waxwings
From: michelep <michelep AT SOVER.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:22:23 -0400
There's about 35 Bohemian waxwings here at Technology Park. A few Cedars as 
well 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Express 3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Re: Alburgh Barnacle Goose
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:33:50 -0400
Hello all,

Not surprisingly, Ted Murin was the person who found this rarity yesterday. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 27, 2017, at 7:47 AM, Zacheriah Cota-Weaver  
wrote: 

> 
> Hello all,
> 
> Eddy Edward just located a Barnacle Goose on the Vermont side of the Rouses
> Point Bridge. The bird is with about 500 Canada Geese. Good luck if you try
> for it, and please pass on further reports.
> 
> Zac Cota
> 
> -- 
> Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
> 175 Depot Street
> Hyde Park, VT 05655
> (802) 696-8613 cell
> (802) 851-1354 work
> zcotaweaver AT gmail.com
Subject: Alburgh Barnacle Goose
From: Zacheriah Cota-Weaver <zcotaweaver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:47:36 -0400
Hello all,

Eddy Edward just located a Barnacle Goose on the Vermont side of the Rouses
Point Bridge. The bird is with about 500 Canada Geese. Good luck if you try
for it, and please pass on further reports.

Zac Cota

-- 
Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver
175 Depot Street
Hyde Park, VT 05655
(802) 696-8613 cell
(802) 851-1354 work
zcotaweaver AT gmail.com
Subject: Trumpeter Swan Brandon RT 73 West location still present
From: "White's Construction" <whites AT VERMONTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:09:47 -0400
1:30 pm Sunday I observed the Trumpeter Swan at its original site along with
many geese, mallards, blacks and pintail ducks.  Also present a Great Blue
Heron.  Nancy Brown Danby Four Corners
Subject: CT River waterfowl migration in full swing.
From: Hector Galbraith <hg2 AT MYFAIRPOINT.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:43:18 -0400
Between Charlestown in the north and Hinsdale/Vernon in the south there were, 
this morning, over 5,000 waterfowl of 17 species. These included some sub 
rarities such as cackling goose, greater white-fronted goose and shoveler. 


CAGO (4120, mainly at Westminster and Hinsdale), cackling goose (1 at 
Hinsdale), greater white-fronted goose (1 at Hinsdale), snow goose (2), mallard 
(280), black duck (230), pintail (4), Gadwall (10, at Charlestown and 
Hinsdale), green-winged teal (34), shoveler (4 males at Charlestown), wood duck 
(8), bufflehead (3), goldeneye (4), ring-necked duck (60), lesser scaup (3), 
hooded merg (130), common merge (130). 


Hector Galbraith, PhD
EcoSolutions
hg2 AT myfairpoint.net 
802 258 4836
802 222 1916 (c)
Subject: Rutland County Audubon Wildlife and Nature Show
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:38:07 +0000
Rutland County Audubon will be holding a wildlife and nature art show this May 
in Poultney. We know there are a lot of talented birder/photographers out there 
(although all mediums are welcomed) so please contact us if you are interested. 

More details and contact information can be found 
here:http://rutlandcountyaudubon.org/journal/2017/1/31/rcas-wildlife-art-show-call-to-artists.html 


Sue Elliott
Subject: Eurasian Wigeon at Meach Cove
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:33:48 -0400
I visited Meach Cove/Shelburne Town Beach this afternoon and found a Eurasian 
Wigeon there. I also saw a pair of American Wigeon nearby, making for a nice 
contrast between the two species. 



Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington
Subject: Re: Eurasian Wigeon at Meach Cove-still present
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:29:07 -0400
I am posting about this bird again because a group of birders was at Shelburne 
Town Beach this morning looking for the Eurasian Wigeon and not finding it. I 
was the last one to leave and just as I was pulling up stakes the bird flew in 
with a Mallard. It was still there when I left at 12 noon. 



Also, the female Barrows Goldeneye reported by Zac and Larry was found byTed 
Murin this morning and shown to most of the group. 



Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington



-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
To: VTBIRD 
Sent: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 5:33 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Eurasian Wigeon at Meach Cove

I visited Meach Cove/Shelburne Town Beach this afternoon and found a Eurasian 
Wigeon there. I also saw a pair of American Wigeon nearby, making for a nice 
contrast between the two species. 



Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington
Subject: Re: New Flora of Vermont-a GMAS Program
From: "Teage O'Connor" <badger.meli AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:53:17 -0400
Whoops - obviously not meant for the whole list. Should at least add a bird
note - saw bluebirds and a kingfisher yesterday at Muddy Brook Park in
South Burlington. The kingfisher was hunting in that gross sleet. I watched
her for a bit and 3x she made a trill call and then dove into water. Made
me wonder if the trill had any effect on fish.

Teage O'Connor
Crow's Path 
Phyllotaxy.com 
(802) 557-7127


On 25 March 2017 at 18:45, Teage O'Connor  wrote:

> Want to go to this with me?
>
> Teage O'Connor
> Crow's Path 
> Phyllotaxy.com 
> (802) 557-7127
>
>
> On 25 March 2017 at 17:29, Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-
> request AT list.uvm.edu> wrote:
>
>> Speaker: Arthur V. Gilman
>> Date/Time: Wednesday, March 29, at 6:30 P.M.
>> Location: Richmond Public Library, Bridge St. Richmond, VT
>> Sponsor: Green Mountain Audubon Society
>>
>> In this program Vermont native Art Gilman, acclaimed author of “New Flora
>> of Vermont”, will highlight selected botanical subjects important to
>> Vermont's environment. Art will explore some of the most interesting
>> Vermont plants in depth – from ferns to orchids to roses to asters,
>> including a few “new items” not found in the New Flora book. Art will 
share 

>> some interesting plant stories from Vermont, discuss invasive species, and
>> highlight their relevance to the ecology of Vermont's landscape.
>>
>> Art Gilman is a botanist and a principal in the firm of Gilman & Briggs
>> Environmental, specializing in threatened and endangered plants throughout
>> northern New England.
>>
>> This program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on
>> site.
>>
>> Hope to see some of you there.
>>
>> Bruce MacPherson
>> GMAS
>>
>
>
Subject: Trumpeter Swan
From: Susan Elliott <00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:21:55 +0000
I have not seen any reports of the Trumpeter Swan in the past two days (not 
that the weather has been all that conducive), but someone just called me to 
say he saw it on Union Street near Otter Creek in the company of Canada geese. 
I have not verified that myself. 

Sue Elliott
Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan
From: Sue <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:26:23 -0400
No doubt heard we are coming home!
D1

Sent from my iPod

> On Mar 25, 2017, at 4:21 PM, Susan Elliott 
<00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu> wrote: 

> 
> I have not seen any reports of the Trumpeter Swan in the past two days (not 
that the weather has been all that conducive), but someone just called me to 
say he saw it on Union Street near Otter Creek in the company of Canada geese. 
I have not verified that myself. 

> Sue Elliott
Subject: New Flora of Vermont-a GMAS Program
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:29:32 -0400
Speaker: Arthur V. Gilman
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 29, at 6:30 P.M.
Location: Richmond Public Library, Bridge St. Richmond, VT
Sponsor: Green Mountain Audubon Society

In this program Vermont native Art Gilman, acclaimed author of “New Flora of 
Vermont”, will highlight selected botanical subjects important to Vermont's 
environment. Art will explore some of the most interesting Vermont plants in 
depth – from ferns to orchids to roses to asters, including a few “new 
items” not found in the New Flora book. Art will share some interesting plant 
stories from Vermont, discuss invasive species, and highlight their relevance 
to the ecology of Vermont's landscape. 


Art Gilman is a botanist and a principal in the firm of Gilman & Briggs 
Environmental, specializing in threatened and endangered plants throughout 
northern New England. 


This program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on site.

Hope to see some of you there.

Bruce MacPherson
GMAS
Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan
From: Marvin Elliott <marvelliott61 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:18:11 -0400
D1,
Andy Zak called. He doesn’t ebird but saw it today on Union Street at the 
bridge. Hang on big bird, the bird police are coming. Just have your badge 
ready! 

Marv
> On Mar 25, 2017, at 4:26 PM, Sue <2birdvt AT COMCAST.NET> wrote:
> 
> No doubt heard we are coming home!
> D1
> 
> Sent from my iPod
> 
>> On Mar 25, 2017, at 4:21 PM, Susan Elliott 
<00000032e9152660-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu> wrote: 

>> 
>> I have not seen any reports of the Trumpeter Swan in the past two days (not 
that the weather has been all that conducive), but someone just called me to 
say he saw it on Union Street near Otter Creek in the company of Canada geese. 
I have not verified that myself. 

>> Sue Elliott
Subject: Re: Acadia Birding Festival
From: Jan Miles <jancmiles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:44:39 -0400
Hi Julie,
I can't make this event this year (going to Alaska:), however have put it on 
future calendar. 

You have attended? I did do a pelagic in. September with ME Audubon out of Bar 
Harbor a couple of years ago. 

Let me know if Dave can't make it some year soon and you need a traveling 
partner. 

Hope to see you soon.   Perhaps we need a TX reunion:). 
Jan

Sent from my iPad

> On Feb 21, 2017, at 4:56 PM, Julie Filiberti  wrote:
> 
> Registration opens next week for this amazing birding festival. If you've 
never been, you may want to check it out! Watch the new video they put out if 
you need your arm twisted a bit :) 

> 
> Join the BIRDING fun!  
> June 1-4 (Thursday to Sunday)
> Mount Desert Island, Acadia Nat’l Park
> 
> 50+ Field Trips  - with 40+ bird guides
> Boating Adventures  - including a Pelagic trip
> Keynote Presentations  - Pete Dunne, Nancy McAllister, Luke Seitz
> Birding Workshops
> Socials
> 
> Online Registration opens MARCH 1 at 10:00am.  
> 
> To learn more about the festival, click here to watch our latest video: 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxNl4QFvrlM&feature=youtu.be
> 
> Come for a partial day or all four days. Click here to view our schedule of 
events: 

> http://acadiabirdingfestival.com/schedule.php
> 
> The Acadia Birding Festival is a non-profit organization designed to provide 
birding activities for everyone. Proceeds are gifted to local conservation and 
educational organizations, especially those that help protect and teach about 
our birds and their habitats. 

> 
> Hope you can join us!
> 
> Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit our website 
http://acadiabirdingfestival.com 

> 
> Happy Birding,
> Becky
> 
> 
> Becky Marvil, Executive Director
> Acadia Birding Festival (June 1 - 4, 2017)
> Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, ME
> 207-233-3694 (festival)
> beckym AT acadiabirdingfestival.com
> http://acadiabirdingfestival.com
> 
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPad
Subject: Re: New Flora of Vermont-a GMAS Program
From: "Teage O'Connor" <badger.meli AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:45:39 -0400
Want to go to this with me?

Teage O'Connor
Crow's Path 
Phyllotaxy.com 
(802) 557-7127


On 25 March 2017 at 17:29, Bruce MacPherson <
00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu> wrote:

> Speaker: Arthur V. Gilman
> Date/Time: Wednesday, March 29, at 6:30 P.M.
> Location: Richmond Public Library, Bridge St. Richmond, VT
> Sponsor: Green Mountain Audubon Society
>
> In this program Vermont native Art Gilman, acclaimed author of “New Flora
> of Vermont”, will highlight selected botanical subjects important to
> Vermont's environment. Art will explore some of the most interesting
> Vermont plants in depth – from ferns to orchids to roses to asters,
> including a few “new items” not found in the New Flora book. Art will 
share 

> some interesting plant stories from Vermont, discuss invasive species, and
> highlight their relevance to the ecology of Vermont's landscape.
>
> Art Gilman is a botanist and a principal in the firm of Gilman & Briggs
> Environmental, specializing in threatened and endangered plants throughout
> northern New England.
>
> This program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on
> site.
>
> Hope to see some of you there.
>
> Bruce MacPherson
> GMAS
>
Subject: Great Blue
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:35:47 -0400
Two great blue herons just winged their way past my window just above maple
tree height. Big influx of robins this morning. So nice to hear the singing!
Charlie La Rosa
Brattleboro