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Bridled Titmouse,©Mimi Hoppe Wolf

27 Jan Burlington sewage ponds [Michele Patenaude ]
26 Jan redpolls and cardinals [Leslie Nulty ]
26 Jan Re: Berlin Snowy Owl Location? [Kent McFarland ]
26 Jan New Date: Tues FEB 10@7pm for Watch Birds/Eat Bugs Talk [Marian McDonald ]
26 Jan Waxwings [Michele Patenaude ]
26 Jan Re: [SPAM?:###] Redpolls [Alice Grau ]
26 Jan Re: Berlin Snowy Owl Location? [Patti Haynes ]
26 Jan BIG quest [Scott Sainsbury ]
26 Jan Berlin Snowy Owl Location? [Karl Fetter ]
26 Jan Re: [SPAM?:###] Redpolls [Patti Haynes ]
24 Jan [SPAM?:###] Redpolls [Mundi Smithers ]
26 Jan Re: Redpolls ["Fowle, Margaret" ]
25 Jan Re: Harris's Sparrow ... Gifts to residents to be presented next Saturday [Pat Folsom ]
25 Jan Berlin Airport Snowy Owl [JJ Allen ]
25 Jan Red Crossbill [Kent McFarland ]
25 Jan Tues Jan 27@7pm! Watch Birds, Eat Bugs Talk at Rutland Free Library [Marian McDonald ]
25 Jan Redpolls ["Scott W. Morrical" ]
25 Jan Lyme Disease: An Occupational Hazard for Birders-a GMAS Program [Bruce MacPherson ]
25 Jan Re: Harris's Sparrow ... Gifts to residents to be presented next Saturday [Stephen Antell ]
25 Jan Harris's Sparrow ... Gifts to residents to be presented next Saturday ["Ian A. Worley" ]
24 Jan Re: more on redpolls [Sarah Fellows ]
24 Jan Re: Berlin Snowy Owl [William Adams ]
24 Jan Re: Berlin Snowy Owl [Bob Phillips ]
24 Jan Re: more on redpolls [Sarah Fellows ]
24 Jan Re: Berlin Snowy Owl [William Adams ]
24 Jan Re: Berlin Snowy Owl [Bob Phillips ]
24 Jan Redpolls reach the Banana Belt. [Theresa Armata ]
24 Jan Berlin Snowy Owl [William Adams ]
24 Jan Five Finch Species in Colchester [Jim Mead ]
24 Jan more on redpolls [Linda Gionti ]
23 Jan Re: Bohemians in Berlin [Joyce Werntgen ]
24 Jan Re: Redpoll Feed [Pamela Coleman ]
23 Jan Bohemians in Berlin [Patti Haynes ]
23 Jan Re: Redpoll Feed ["Claudia P. Kinder" ]
23 Jan Redpoll Feed [Barbara Powers ]
23 Jan Re: Redpolls [Pamela Coleman ]
23 Jan Re: Update and request: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport [alison wagner ]
23 Jan Re: Update and request: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport [Karan Cutler ]
23 Jan Update and request: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport ["Ian A. Worley" ]
22 Jan Redpolls [Barbara Powers ]
22 Jan Redpolls in Sunderland [Randy Schmidt ]
22 Jan Redpolls [Mundi Smithers ]
22 Jan Redpolls [Richard ]
22 Jan Re: Redpoll party [Michele Patenaude ]
22 Jan Re: Redpoll party ["Scott W. Morrical" ]
22 Jan Re: Redpoll party [Michele Patenaude ]
21 Jan Redpolls! [Jane Stein ]
21 Jan Fwd: Look close at this Bald Eagle [eve ticknor ]
21 Jan Fwd: [Ontbirds] Redpolls Increasing and Photo ID Article [eve ticknor ]
20 Jan Re: Yoga and gymnastics for Turkeys or who needs TV? [Roo Slagle ]
20 Jan Yellow-Rumped Warbler [Donnie Coleman ]
20 Jan Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport [E Talmage ]
20 Jan Northern Shrine [Susan Sussman ]
20 Jan Northern Shrine [Susan Sussman ]
20 Jan Redpoll party [UVM ]
20 Jan Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport [Scott Sainsbury ]
20 Jan Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport [Marvin Elliott ]
19 Jan Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport [Pat Folsom ]
20 Jan Re: Snowy Owl at Gage Rd [Pamela Coleman ]
19 Jan Re: Snowy Owl at Gage Rd [eve ticknor ]
19 Jan Re: Snowy Owl at Gage Rd [Isis Erb ]
19 Jan Re: Snowy Owl at Gage Rd [Marian McDonald ]
19 Jan Snowy Owl at Gage Rd [Isis Erb ]
19 Jan Re: Screech Owl & White-thr Sp [Bonnie Dundas ]
19 Jan Re: Screech Owl & White-thr Sp [Nancy Carter ]
19 Jan Screech Owl & White-thr Sp [Ruth ]
19 Jan New eBird hotspots – Mt. Mansfield to Middlebury Gap. ["Ian A. Worley" ]
19 Jan Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport [Sarah Fellows ]
19 Jan Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport [Alison Wagner ]
19 Jan To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport ["Ian A. Worley" ]
19 Jan yes, 43 Species in Addison Co... [Alison Wagner ]
18 Jan Re: 42 Species in Addison Co... [vtfiliberti ]
18 Jan 42 Species in Addison Co... [Alison Wagner ]
18 Jan West Rutland Marsh Monitoring Walk 01-22-15 [Marian McDonald ]
18 Jan Re: Snowy Owl in Berlin [William Adams ]
18 Jan Snowy Owl in Berlin [Kenneth Benton ]

Subject: Burlington sewage ponds
From: Michele Patenaude <michelep AT SOVER.NET>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:15:57 -0500
At sunset this evening the mallards were gathering in the circulation pools
at the Burlington sewage treatment facility at Perkins Pier. They did this
last year too. I did not count them as my presence was making them skittish.


 

Michele Patenaude

172 Woodbury Road

Burlington, VT 05408

802-862-4085

 
Subject: redpolls and cardinals
From: Leslie Nulty <lenulty84 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:35:31 -0500
Brilliant male cardinal glowing against the snow and surrounded by
uncountable redpolls at 1000ft this morning.

-- 
Best regards,

Leslie

Leslie Nulty
P.O. Box 1121
Jericho Center, VT 05465
home office: 802-899-4582
cell: 802-324-1496
Subject: Re: Berlin Snowy Owl Location?
From: Kent McFarland <kmcfarland AT VTECOSTUDIES.ORG>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:14:00 -0500
If you go to Vermont eBird - Explore Data and then select Range Map and
then make a map for your species and zoom in to area of interest, you can
click on a sighting and get directions.

Here's Snowy owl for this month:

http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/map/snoowl1?neg=true&env.minX=-80.35793905000003&env.minY=41.38577762495489&env.maxX=-64.53762655000003&env.maxY=46.27929970432253&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur 


Click on the sighting you are interested in. Then click on the latest
checklist and then click on map and you have a Google Map for directions

Kent

____________________________

Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x2


  




On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Karl Fetter  wrote:

> Hi JJ
>
> Can you provide a more detailed description of where the Snowy Owl was
> observed at the Berlin Airport? If possible, can you provide lat-longs?
> Lat-longs are easily obtained using google maps by moving your cursor over
> an area, right clicking that area (or control+click on a mac), choosing
> “What’s here?” from the pop-up menu, and the lat longs appear under the
> search bar on the top left.
>
> I’ve never seen a Snowy before and I’m dying to see one before they go
> back to the Arctic for the Winter!
>
> Thanks for your help,
>
> Karl Fetter
>
> >
> > Date:    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:34:22 -0500
> > From:    JJ Allen 
> > Subject: Berlin Airport Snowy Owl
> >
> > Found behind the Gifford Building at 4:00PM.
> > Whitest Snowy Owl I've ever seen.
> >
>
Subject: New Date: Tues FEB 10@7pm for Watch Birds/Eat Bugs Talk
From: Marian McDonald <marianmcd1000 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:38:33 -0500
The Rutland County Audubon Society has changed the date of its upcoming program 
in anticipation of "a storm of historic proportions." 

Watching Birds and Eating Bugs by Mike Blust, a retired Peace Corps volunteer 
in Mexico will now be held at 7 PM on Tuesday February 10. Mike will share his 
slides and experiences at the Rutland Library Fox Room. All are invited. 

Subject: Waxwings
From: Michele Patenaude <michelep AT SOVER.NET>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:57:52 -0500
Right now on the UVM campus near the Rowell building I observed a flock of 
about 50 Cedar Waxwings with at least two Bohemians with them. 


Michele Patenaude 
172 Woodbury Road
Burlington, VT 05408
802-862-4085
Subject: Re: [SPAM?:###] Redpolls
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:56:08 -0500
I think they have moved to my feeder in Bridport. At least 30 are eating Niger 
seed I put out this am. Alice 


> Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:48:47 -0500
> From: amen1farm AT GMAIL.COM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] [SPAM?:###] Redpolls
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> 
> Guess I was overly optimistic when I reported having Redpolls at my feeder. I 
can only assume that they were simply passing through as I haven't hide nor 
hair of them since. 

> 
> Mundi
> North Pownal
> 
> 
> Mundi Smithers
> 
> 
> The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of 
morality by religion. 

> Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Berlin Snowy Owl Location?
From: Patti Haynes <patti.haynes AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:52:38 -0500
The medical center is on East View Lane, across from the EF Knapp airport
in Berlin. There is plenty of parking with good viewing. This by far the
purest white Snowy I've ever seen!

I would also encourage/caution birders to NOT list this Snowy as being at
the airport when it is actually across the street. Last year the airport
officials had the two Snowys removed by Fish and Game. It would be best not
to bring their attention to it as it does not pose a runway threat.

Patti
Moretown

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Karl Fetter  wrote:

> Hi JJ
>
> Can you provide a more detailed description of where the Snowy Owl was
> observed at the Berlin Airport? If possible, can you provide lat-longs?
> Lat-longs are easily obtained using google maps by moving your cursor over
> an area, right clicking that area (or control+click on a mac), choosing
> “What’s here?” from the pop-up menu, and the lat longs appear under the
> search bar on the top left.
>
> I’ve never seen a Snowy before and I’m dying to see one before they go
> back to the Arctic for the Winter!
>
> Thanks for your help,
>
> Karl Fetter
>
> >
> > Date:    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:34:22 -0500
> > From:    JJ Allen 
> > Subject: Berlin Airport Snowy Owl
> >
> > Found behind the Gifford Building at 4:00PM.
> > Whitest Snowy Owl I've ever seen.
> >
>
Subject: BIG quest
From: Scott Sainsbury <scott AT BEACONASSOCIATES.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:40:35 -0500
Noah Stryker (current holder of the ABA Big Year record) is off on an even 
bigger quest this year. He’s trying for a worldwide 5000 bird year! 


Myself, and others who have passed the 5000 bird mark, know how difficult this 
will be. (Oh — did I accidentally add an extra zero?) He will have to see 14 
new birds each day for the year! 


If you’re interested, he is blogging a diary of his travels on the Audubon 
site at http://mag.audubon.org/articles/blog 
 


They changed the format for his entries after the first 14 days. To find those 
earlier ones, you can go to: 
http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/birds/welcome-birding-without-borders 
 


I read the first 23 last night. I got Google Earth maps of (spoiler alert) 
Antarctica, the Falklands, Chile and Argentina out and followed the journey in 
my imagination — What a ride! 


Scott
Moretown (-15 this morning)
Subject: Berlin Snowy Owl Location?
From: Karl Fetter <karl.fetter AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:58:11 -0500
Hi JJ

Can you provide a more detailed description of where the Snowy Owl was observed 
at the Berlin Airport? If possible, can you provide lat-longs? Lat-longs are 
easily obtained using google maps by moving your cursor over an area, right 
clicking that area (or control+click on a mac), choosing “What’s here?” 
from the pop-up menu, and the lat longs appear under the search bar on the top 
left. 


I’ve never seen a Snowy before and I’m dying to see one before they go back 
to the Arctic for the Winter! 


Thanks for your help,

Karl Fetter

> 
> Date:    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:34:22 -0500
> From:    JJ Allen 
> Subject: Berlin Airport Snowy Owl
> 
> Found behind the Gifford Building at 4:00PM.
> Whitest Snowy Owl I've ever seen.
> 
Subject: Re: [SPAM?:###] Redpolls
From: Patti Haynes <patti.haynes AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:05:02 -0500
Sounds like a flash mob. I've experienced the same here in Moretown:
Redpolls here one day and gone the next.
Patti

On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 9:48 AM, Mundi Smithers  wrote:

> Guess I was overly optimistic  when I reported having Redpolls at my
> feeder.  I can only assume that they were simply passing through as I
> haven't hide nor hair of them since.
>
> Mundi
> North Pownal
>
>
> Mundi Smithers
>
>
> The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of
> morality by religion.
> Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
>
Subject: [SPAM?:###] Redpolls
From: Mundi Smithers <amen1farm AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:48:47 -0500
Guess I was overly optimistic when I reported having Redpolls at my feeder. I 
can only assume that they were simply passing through as I haven't hide nor 
hair of them since. 


Mundi
North Pownal


Mundi Smithers


The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of 
morality by religion. 

Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
Subject: Re: Redpolls
From: "Fowle, Margaret" <mfowle AT AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:09:37 +0000
We have joined the redpoll flurry here in Huntington - at least 40 at our 
feeder now at about 1200 feet in the eastern part of town. 


Margaret Fowle
Conservation Biologist
Audubon Vermont
255 Sherman Hollow Rd
Huntington, VT 05462
(802) 434-4806 home/office
(802) 238-0046 cell

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Barbara Powers
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:46 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpolls

Hooray! I can add my name to the list of people having redpoll visitors. Today 
I had over 75 at my feeders. What a treat! 

Barbara Powers
Manchester Center
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Harris's Sparrow ... Gifts to residents to be presented next Saturday
From: Pat Folsom <pfols AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:39:42 -0700
Thanks Ian, Ali, and Ron!

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 8:39 AM, Stephen Antell  wrote:

> A check will go in the mail today, a good investment for a life bird for
> me.   Thanks for putting his together.
>
> Steve
>
> On Sunday, January 25, 2015, Ian A. Worley  wrote:
>
> > The plan is to present to the residents at the Harris's Sparrow location
> > their thank-you cards and gift certificates next Saturday, the 31st.
> > Making the presentations will be Ali Wagner (co-discoverer of the bird
> with
> > Eric Hynes), Ron Payne (Addison County birder and President of Otter
> Creek
> > Audubon Society) and me.
> >
> > Any additional contributions mailed to me tomorrow or Tuesday should
> > arrive in time to be included.  Many thanks indeed to all whose checks
> and
> > cash I've received thus far.
> >
> > Best wishes for good birding and surprises at your feeders!
> >
> > Ian
> > ........................................
> > Ian Worley
> > 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> > Cornwall, VT  05753
> >
>
Subject: Berlin Airport Snowy Owl
From: JJ Allen <jjapple88 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:34:22 -0500
Found behind the Gifford Building at 4:00PM.
Whitest Snowy Owl I've ever seen.
Subject: Red Crossbill
From: Kent McFarland <kmcfarland AT VTECOSTUDIES.ORG>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:06:11 -0500
Yesterday while skiing at Craftsbury Outdoor Center I had a single calling
Red Crossbill flyover. The only places this month I see them reported in
the area are several records in the Adirondacks, Woodstock at the National
Park and mine yesterday. See:

http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/map/redcro?neg=true&env.minX=-76.40286092500003&env.minY=42.55783914696901&env.maxX=-68.49270467500003&env.maxY=45.17884659654731&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur 


Kent
____________________________

Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x2


  


Subject: Tues Jan 27@7pm! Watch Birds, Eat Bugs Talk at Rutland Free Library
From: Marian McDonald <marianmcd1000 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:26:49 -0500
Audubon Presentation Watching Birds and eating bugs in Mexico
Date of Event: Tuesday 27, 2015
Time of Event: 7 p.m.
Location of Event: Rutland Free Library - 10 Court Street - Rutland
About The Event: Ornithologist and Professor Emeritus at Green Mountain 
College, Michael H. Mike Blust, will present a program about rural Mexico, 
describing his work as a Peace Corp volunteer. He will talk about the people he 
met, the great food he ate, and of course, the marvelous birds he saw. 
Sponsored by the Rutland County Audubon Society. 

More information On the Web: at http://rutlandcountyaudubon.org/events/
Subject: Redpolls
From: "Scott W. Morrical" <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:50:55 -0500
3 Common Redpolls at my feeders this evening-- first I have seen for a  
couple of days.

Scott Morrical,
South Burlington
Subject: Lyme Disease: An Occupational Hazard for Birders-a GMAS Program
From: Bruce MacPherson <bmacphe AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:34:18 -0500

Lyme Disease: An Occupational Hazard for Birders

Speaker: Bruce MacPherson
Date: January 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Dorothy Alling Library, Williston, VT
Sponsor: Green Mountain Audubon Society

In 2013 Vermont had the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the U.S. This talk 

will focus on the ecology of the ticks that transmit the organism that causes 
Lyme disease with an emphasis on prevention of Lyme disease and other 
tick-borne 

diseases that lurk on the horizon. For more information take a look at the GMAS 

website at:

http://greenmountainaudubon.org

This program is free and open to the public. The Dorothy Alling Library is 
located on route 2 in Williston village. Free parking is available on site.

Bruce MacPherson
GMAS









 
Subject: Re: Harris's Sparrow ... Gifts to residents to be presented next Saturday
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:39:57 -0500
A check will go in the mail today, a good investment for a life bird for
me.   Thanks for putting his together.

Steve

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, Ian A. Worley  wrote:

> The plan is to present to the residents at the Harris's Sparrow location
> their thank-you cards and gift certificates next Saturday, the 31st.
> Making the presentations will be Ali Wagner (co-discoverer of the bird with
> Eric Hynes), Ron Payne (Addison County birder and President of Otter Creek
> Audubon Society) and me.
>
> Any additional contributions mailed to me tomorrow or Tuesday should
> arrive in time to be included.  Many thanks indeed to all whose checks and
> cash I've received thus far.
>
> Best wishes for good birding and surprises at your feeders!
>
> Ian
> ........................................
> Ian Worley
> 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> Cornwall, VT  05753
>
Subject: Harris's Sparrow ... Gifts to residents to be presented next Saturday
From: "Ian A. Worley" <iworley AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:30:19 -0500
The plan is to present to the residents at the Harris's Sparrow location 
their thank-you cards and gift certificates next Saturday, the 31st.  
Making the presentations will be Ali Wagner (co-discoverer of the bird 
with Eric Hynes), Ron Payne (Addison County birder and President of 
Otter Creek Audubon Society) and me.

Any additional contributions mailed to me tomorrow or Tuesday should 
arrive in time to be included.  Many thanks indeed to all whose checks 
and cash I've received thus far.

Best wishes for good birding and surprises at your feeders!

Ian
........................................
Ian Worley
1101 Snake Mountain Road
Cornwall, VT  05753
Subject: Re: more on redpolls
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:34:16 -0500
sorry folks . off messsage went on message.

sally fellows

> On Jan 24, 2015, at 6:58 PM, Sarah Fellows  wrote:
> 
> Hey did you ski today? i went down to rochester and went skiing with Lynn 
Fisher( a director of catamount org) and have a place for us to go that is 
awesome if you get to it right after it snows. We did great but what we did is 
done. Very large area done by a group from rochester called RASTA. a whole lot 
more to develop. We hiked up 1800 feet. 

> Want to ski tomorrow and wonder if you have plans. i am thinking going to 
skiers far right at bottom of angels and wonder if that was already done today. 

> Skiing is luscious!
> Kit is setting owling time up with Ali. Can you go midweek in evening?
> 
> 68 and good to be alive!
> 
> sal
> 
> 
>> On Jan 24, 2015, at 9:21 AM, Linda Gionti  wrote:
>> 
>> The flock of redpolls here in Hanksville has increased as well. Have had 
over 50 yesterday and today. 

>> 
>> Linda Gionti
>> Huntington, VT
Subject: Re: Berlin Snowy Owl
From: William Adams <wmladams AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:16:44 -0500
Might run into each other then!


On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 7:11 PM, Bob Phillips 
wrote:

> It sat tight when some distant snow machines went by during the time I was
> there.   Will check again inthe am.
>
> On Saturday, January 24, 2015, William Adams  wrote:
>
> > I'm so happy to know one is here!  Hoping to get a closer look at it to
> > photograph.  I got some fantastic photographs of the snowy in East
> > Montpelier last spring, but this one was too far away.  I'm grateful to
> > have seen it and to see it fly!
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 5:44 PM, Bob Phillips  > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Will,
> > > I too saw it about a half hour earlier.  Parked behind the Gifford
> > Medical
> > > Center building and saw it on top of a dead tree out in the field.
> Same
> > > location where Dick Mansfield saw one last year.
> > >
> > > Bob Phillips
> > >
> > > On Saturday, January 24, 2015, William Adams  > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > My wife and I observed the snowy owl in Berlin off of East View Lane
> > this
> > > > afternoon at approximately 3:30. He (she?) was about a hundred yards
> > off
> > > of
> > > > the parking lot in a dead tree and flew away at the sound of passing
> > > > snowmobiles.
> > > >
> > > > Will Adams
> > > > Sent from my iPhone
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > William L. Adams
> > 44 Elmwood Avenue
> > Barre, Vermont 05641
> > (802) 229-8321
> > www.WmAdamsPhotography.com
> > www.Facebook.com/WmAdamsPhotography
> >
>



-- 
William L. Adams
44 Elmwood Avenue
Barre, Vermont 05641
(802) 229-8321
www.WmAdamsPhotography.com
www.Facebook.com/WmAdamsPhotography
Subject: Re: Berlin Snowy Owl
From: Bob Phillips <bphillips155 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:11:13 -0500
It sat tight when some distant snow machines went by during the time I was
there.   Will check again inthe am.

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, William Adams  wrote:

> I'm so happy to know one is here!  Hoping to get a closer look at it to
> photograph.  I got some fantastic photographs of the snowy in East
> Montpelier last spring, but this one was too far away.  I'm grateful to
> have seen it and to see it fly!
>
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 5:44 PM, Bob Phillips  >
> wrote:
>
> > Will,
> > I too saw it about a half hour earlier.  Parked behind the Gifford
> Medical
> > Center building and saw it on top of a dead tree out in the field.  Same
> > location where Dick Mansfield saw one last year.
> >
> > Bob Phillips
> >
> > On Saturday, January 24, 2015, William Adams  > wrote:
> >
> > > My wife and I observed the snowy owl in Berlin off of East View Lane
> this
> > > afternoon at approximately 3:30. He (she?) was about a hundred yards
> off
> > of
> > > the parking lot in a dead tree and flew away at the sound of passing
> > > snowmobiles.
> > >
> > > Will Adams
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> William L. Adams
> 44 Elmwood Avenue
> Barre, Vermont 05641
> (802) 229-8321
> www.WmAdamsPhotography.com
> www.Facebook.com/WmAdamsPhotography
>
Subject: Re: more on redpolls
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:58:57 -0500
Hey did you ski today? i went down to rochester and went skiing with Lynn 
Fisher( a director of catamount org) and have a place for us to go that is 
awesome if you get to it right after it snows. We did great but what we did is 
done. Very large area done by a group from rochester called RASTA. a whole lot 
more to develop. We hiked up 1800 feet. 

Want to ski tomorrow and wonder if you have plans. i am thinking going to 
skiers far right at bottom of angels and wonder if that was already done today. 

Skiing is luscious!
Kit is setting owling time up with Ali. Can you go midweek in evening?

68 and good to be alive!

sal


> On Jan 24, 2015, at 9:21 AM, Linda Gionti  wrote:
> 
> The flock of redpolls here in Hanksville has increased as well. Have had over 
50 yesterday and today. 

> 
> Linda Gionti
> Huntington, VT
Subject: Re: Berlin Snowy Owl
From: William Adams <wmladams AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:23:30 -0500
I'm so happy to know one is here!  Hoping to get a closer look at it to
photograph.  I got some fantastic photographs of the snowy in East
Montpelier last spring, but this one was too far away.  I'm grateful to
have seen it and to see it fly!

On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 5:44 PM, Bob Phillips 
wrote:

> Will,
> I too saw it about a half hour earlier.  Parked behind the Gifford Medical
> Center building and saw it on top of a dead tree out in the field.  Same
> location where Dick Mansfield saw one last year.
>
> Bob Phillips
>
> On Saturday, January 24, 2015, William Adams  wrote:
>
> > My wife and I observed the snowy owl in Berlin off of East View Lane this
> > afternoon at approximately 3:30. He (she?) was about a hundred yards off
> of
> > the parking lot in a dead tree and flew away at the sound of passing
> > snowmobiles.
> >
> > Will Adams
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
>



-- 
William L. Adams
44 Elmwood Avenue
Barre, Vermont 05641
(802) 229-8321
www.WmAdamsPhotography.com
www.Facebook.com/WmAdamsPhotography
Subject: Re: Berlin Snowy Owl
From: Bob Phillips <bphillips155 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:44:08 -0500
Will,
I too saw it about a half hour earlier.  Parked behind the Gifford Medical
Center building and saw it on top of a dead tree out in the field.  Same
location where Dick Mansfield saw one last year.

Bob Phillips

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, William Adams  wrote:

> My wife and I observed the snowy owl in Berlin off of East View Lane this
> afternoon at approximately 3:30. He (she?) was about a hundred yards off of
> the parking lot in a dead tree and flew away at the sound of passing
> snowmobiles.
>
> Will Adams
> Sent from my iPhone
>
Subject: Redpolls reach the Banana Belt.
From: Theresa Armata <tarmat AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:42:20 -0500
Today at my feeder in Bennington 2 Redpolls enjoyed Black Oil Sunflower Seed as 
the snow drifted down. 

 
Terri Armata
Subject: Berlin Snowy Owl
From: William Adams <wmladams AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:05:51 -0500
My wife and I observed the snowy owl in Berlin off of East View Lane this 
afternoon at approximately 3:30. He (she?) was about a hundred yards off of the 
parking lot in a dead tree and flew away at the sound of passing snowmobiles. 


Will Adams
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Five Finch Species in Colchester
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:55:10 -0500
Hello all,

I was beginning a trek onto the Colchester Causeway when I heard the sound of 
finches flying overhead. I looked up, saw them and phished a few times. It 
worked quite effectively as the entire group stopped at a treetop which 
happened to be directly over my head at about 40' high. I put my bins on them 
and ID'd House Finches and American Goldfinches. I then thought that I had 
found a female Purple Finch. It was dificult to get a great ID from under the 
birds so I walked back to Mills Point Road (which was only about 50' away) to 
get a better viewing angle. The group had stayed so I set up my scope and began 
viewing them again. I found the Purple Finch quickly and it was indeed a 
female. Then a Common Redpoll popped into view, followed by a Pine Siskin. 
Total birds 14- 6 House Finches, 5 American Goldfinches, 1 Purple Finch, 1 
Common Redpoll & 1 Pine Siskin. I had never seen 5 Finch species all in one 
tree and at the same time before. Very lucky to have been walking along that! 

  particular location at that exact time.
Jim Osborn has told me several times that, "It's always about timing." This 
sighting was a perfect example of that. 


Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead
Subject: more on redpolls
From: Linda Gionti <lgionti AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:21:58 -0500
The flock of redpolls here in Hanksville has increased as well. Have had over 
50 yesterday and today. 


Linda Gionti
Huntington, VT
Subject: Re: Bohemians in Berlin
From: Joyce Werntgen <joywert AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:06:30 -0500
Sounds VERY Awesome Patti....well worth the trip out in the cold!!

Joyce Werntgen

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 23, 2015, at 6:31 PM, Patti Haynes  wrote:
> 
> Somehow I knew it was going to be a great afternoon of birding after work
> when I saw an adult Bald Eagle gliding up the Winooski River in Middlesex.
> I was on my way toward Montpelier to look for the Snowy Owl that had been
> seen near there recently. When I got out of my car up by the medical center
> in Berlin I heard a familiar churring...25 Bohemian Waxwings were in a tree
> right next to the driveway with a few Cedar Waxwings sprinkled in! After
> half an hour of searching for the Snowy I gave up and started for home. As
> I started down the road toward the hospital I saw something out of the
> corner of my eye. There, soaring 10 feet off the ground alongside my car
> was a pure white SNOWY OWL!!! It turned and landed and I savored watching
> this visitor from the Arctic as it stood in the golden glow of the late
> afternoon sun.
> 
> Birding doesn't get much better than that!
> Patti
> Moretown Village
Subject: Re: Redpoll Feed
From: Pamela Coleman <perryfalcon1013 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:50:21 +0000
Thanks for the info :-)

      From: Barbara Powers 
 To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
 Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 1:20 PM
 Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpoll Feed
   
I have gotten my seed from a local store The Vermont Bird Store here in 
Manchester Center. the redpolls have been at my thistle and white millet mix 
feeder as well as eating the black sunflower seed. Good luck! Hope they find 
your feeder. 

Barbara Powers
Manchester Center
Sent from my iPad


   
Subject: Bohemians in Berlin
From: Patti Haynes <patti.haynes AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:31:46 -0500
Somehow I knew it was going to be a great afternoon of birding after work
when I saw an adult Bald Eagle gliding up the Winooski River in Middlesex.
I was on my way toward Montpelier to look for the Snowy Owl that had been
seen near there recently. When I got out of my car up by the medical center
in Berlin I heard a familiar churring...25 Bohemian Waxwings were in a tree
right next to the driveway with a few Cedar Waxwings sprinkled in! After
half an hour of searching for the Snowy I gave up and started for home. As
I started down the road toward the hospital I saw something out of the
corner of my eye. There, soaring 10 feet off the ground alongside my car
was a pure white SNOWY OWL!!! It turned and landed and I savored watching
this visitor from the Arctic as it stood in the golden glow of the late
afternoon sun.

Birding doesn't get much better than that!
Patti
Moretown Village
Subject: Re: Redpoll Feed
From: "Claudia P. Kinder" <cpkinder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:15:01 -0500
Hi Barbara,

I've been following the "nyger seed problem" and am delighted to hear the
birds like Randy's mix!

Thanks!

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 1:20 PM, Barbara Powers 
wrote:

> I have gotten my seed from a local store The Vermont Bird Store here in
> Manchester Center. the redpolls have been at my thistle and white millet
> mix feeder as well as eating the black sunflower seed. Good luck! Hope they
> find your feeder.
> Barbara Powers
> Manchester Center
> Sent from my iPad
>



-- 
Claudia P. Kinder
P.O. Box 400167
Cambridge, MA  02140-0002
802 379-7809
Subject: Redpoll Feed
From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:20:36 -0500
I have gotten my seed from a local store The Vermont Bird Store here in 
Manchester Center. the redpolls have been at my thistle and white millet mix 
feeder as well as eating the black sunflower seed. Good luck! Hope they find 
your feeder. 

Barbara Powers
Manchester Center
Sent from my iPad
Subject: Re: Redpolls
From: Pamela Coleman <perryfalcon1013 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:03:21 +0000
Barbara where did you get your feed for the redpolls at your house?  The seed 
I bought this year at Tractor Supply is largely ignored.  Also the new 
pre-filled sock feeder.  I'm wondering if I should try different seed?  
Thanks. 


 Pam Coleman  (Mount Tabor)

      From: Barbara Powers 
 To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
 Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:45 PM
 Subject: [VTBIRD] Redpolls
   
Hooray! I can add my name to the list of people having redpoll visitors. Today 
I had over 75 at my feeders. What a treat! 

Barbara Powers
Manchester Center
                         


Subject: Re: Update and request: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: alison wagner <alikatofvt AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:00:34 -0500
March 11th!  I'm going to Belize with Chris and Fred Pratt on Feb 18th, to
have a little fun before the seriousness....


On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Karan Cutler  wrote:

> I'm a non-Harris seeker/viewer, but stuck a twenty into the mail this
> morning. Nice of you to do this. k
>
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:33 AM, Ian A. Worley  wrote:
>
> > Thanks to all of you who have contributed to the "we are appreciative"
> > efforts for the home owners at the Harris's Sparrow site (see the
> original
> > email below).  We are on the way to achieving our goal, but are not there
> > yet.
> >
> > It should be noted that not only have birders who have sought the sparrow
> > contributed, but there are a number of contributions from individuals and
> > families of our birding community who have not sought the Harris's
> > Sparrow.  How wonderful.
> >
> > February is fast approaching, and it will be the fourth calendar month
> > that birders have been standing in front of three residences in rural
> > Bridport staring and peering into their yards, lawns, and driveways at
> any
> > and all daylight hours.
> >
> > There have been multiple requests to also give a thank you card and gift
> > certificate to the residents at the Market Road West triangle where many
> of
> > you have parked (and stayed off their lawn!).  So this means four
> recipient
> > families, rather than three.
> >
> > So please, if any of you who have been meaning to contribute, but haven't
> > yet ... it would be helpful if you could do so soon.
> >
> > Similarly, it would be really nice if a few more folks could join in with
> > a contribution, as it will help make our appreciation evident and
> > meaningful to our neighbors whose homes are still being scanned and
> scoped
> > by staring strangers.
> >
> > All best wishes,
> >
> > Ian
> > ------------
> > Ian Worley
> > 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> > Cornwall
> > VT 05753
> > ==============================
> >
> > On 1/19/2015 5:41 AM, Ian A. Worley wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I
> >> appreciate the privacy of my home and life.
> >>
> >> Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter stay
> >> in Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the residents of
> >> three homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a little traveled
> road
> >> in Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each resident knows most
> >> everyone who pass by.
> >>
> >> Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the
> >> Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes,
> standing in
> >> front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. All are unknown
> >> strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest of the simple
> little
> >> sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more, considering all the
> times
> >> it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders have spent more than a
> >> continuous hour in front of the houses waiting for a glimpse.  At times,
> >> home owners have arrived home to discover a birder or car load of
> birders
> >> in front of their house staring into their property.
> >>
> >> The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of
> >> intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs or
> >> scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering into
> their
> >> backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird feeders!  How
> >> foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when the next crew of
> >> birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever end?  I would
> imagine
> >> the majority of us have not had this experience.
> >>
> >> So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant
> >> gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont and
> >> nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our persistent
> and
> >> seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their lives.  The gift
> >> certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway which has not only
> >> bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.
> >>
> >> If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me
> >> contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person
> before
> >> the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.
> >>
> >> Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while
> >> driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.
> >>
> >> You can send contributions to me at:
> >>
> >> Ian Worley
> >> 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> >> Cornwall, VT
> >> 05753
> >>
> >> Thanks to all,
> >>
> >> Ian
> >>
> >
>
Subject: Re: Update and request: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: Karan Cutler <kdcutler42 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:48:47 -0500
I'm a non-Harris seeker/viewer, but stuck a twenty into the mail this
morning. Nice of you to do this. k

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:33 AM, Ian A. Worley  wrote:

> Thanks to all of you who have contributed to the "we are appreciative"
> efforts for the home owners at the Harris's Sparrow site (see the original
> email below).  We are on the way to achieving our goal, but are not there
> yet.
>
> It should be noted that not only have birders who have sought the sparrow
> contributed, but there are a number of contributions from individuals and
> families of our birding community who have not sought the Harris's
> Sparrow.  How wonderful.
>
> February is fast approaching, and it will be the fourth calendar month
> that birders have been standing in front of three residences in rural
> Bridport staring and peering into their yards, lawns, and driveways at any
> and all daylight hours.
>
> There have been multiple requests to also give a thank you card and gift
> certificate to the residents at the Market Road West triangle where many of
> you have parked (and stayed off their lawn!).  So this means four recipient
> families, rather than three.
>
> So please, if any of you who have been meaning to contribute, but haven't
> yet ... it would be helpful if you could do so soon.
>
> Similarly, it would be really nice if a few more folks could join in with
> a contribution, as it will help make our appreciation evident and
> meaningful to our neighbors whose homes are still being scanned and scoped
> by staring strangers.
>
> All best wishes,
>
> Ian
> ------------
> Ian Worley
> 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> Cornwall
> VT 05753
> ==============================
>
> On 1/19/2015 5:41 AM, Ian A. Worley wrote:
>
>>
>> As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I
>> appreciate the privacy of my home and life.
>>
>> Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter stay
>> in Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the residents of
>> three homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a little traveled road
>> in Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each resident knows most
>> everyone who pass by.
>>
>> Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the
>> Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes, standing in
>> front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. All are unknown
>> strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest of the simple little
>> sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more, considering all the times
>> it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders have spent more than a
>> continuous hour in front of the houses waiting for a glimpse.  At times,
>> home owners have arrived home to discover a birder or car load of birders
>> in front of their house staring into their property.
>>
>> The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of
>> intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs or
>> scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering into their
>> backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird feeders!  How
>> foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when the next crew of
>> birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever end?  I would imagine
>> the majority of us have not had this experience.
>>
>> So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant
>> gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont and
>> nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our persistent and
>> seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their lives.  The gift
>> certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway which has not only
>> bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.
>>
>> If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me
>> contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person before
>> the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.
>>
>> Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while
>> driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.
>>
>> You can send contributions to me at:
>>
>> Ian Worley
>> 1101 Snake Mountain Road
>> Cornwall, VT
>> 05753
>>
>> Thanks to all,
>>
>> Ian
>>
>
Subject: Update and request: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: "Ian A. Worley" <iworley AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:33:51 -0500
Thanks to all of you who have contributed to the "we are appreciative" 
efforts for the home owners at the Harris's Sparrow site (see the 
original email below).  We are on the way to achieving our goal, but are 
not there yet.

It should be noted that not only have birders who have sought the 
sparrow contributed, but there are a number of contributions from 
individuals and families of our birding community who have not sought 
the Harris's Sparrow.  How wonderful.

February is fast approaching, and it will be the fourth calendar month 
that birders have been standing in front of three residences in rural 
Bridport staring and peering into their yards, lawns, and driveways at 
any and all daylight hours.

There have been multiple requests to also give a thank you card and gift 
certificate to the residents at the Market Road West triangle where many 
of you have parked (and stayed off their lawn!).  So this means four 
recipient families, rather than three.

So please, if any of you who have been meaning to contribute, but 
haven't yet ... it would be helpful if you could do so soon.

Similarly, it would be really nice if a few more folks could join in 
with a contribution, as it will help make our appreciation evident and 
meaningful to our neighbors whose homes are still being scanned and 
scoped by staring strangers.

All best wishes,

Ian
------------
Ian Worley
1101 Snake Mountain Road
Cornwall
VT 05753
==============================

On 1/19/2015 5:41 AM, Ian A. Worley wrote:
>
> As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I 
> appreciate the privacy of my home and life.
>
> Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter 
> stay in Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the 
> residents of three homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a 
> little traveled road in Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each 
> resident knows most everyone who pass by.
>
> Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the 
> Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes, 
> standing in front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. 
> All are unknown strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest 
> of the simple little sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more, 
> considering all the times it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders 
> have spent more than a continuous hour in front of the houses waiting 
> for a glimpse.  At times, home owners have arrived home to discover a 
> birder or car load of birders in front of their house staring into 
> their property.
>
> The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of 
> intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs 
> or scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering 
> into their backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird 
> feeders!  How foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when 
> the next crew of birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever 
> end?  I would imagine the majority of us have not had this experience.
>
> So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant 
> gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont 
> and nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our 
> persistent and seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their 
> lives.  The gift certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway 
> which has not only bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.
>
> If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me 
> contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person 
> before the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.
>
> Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while 
> driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.
>
> You can send contributions to me at:
>
> Ian Worley
> 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> Cornwall, VT
> 05753
>
> Thanks to all,
>
> Ian
Subject: Redpolls
From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:45:59 -0500
Hooray! I can add my name to the list of people having redpoll visitors. Today 
I had over 75 at my feeders. What a treat! 

Barbara Powers
Manchester Center
 		 	   		  
Subject: Redpolls in Sunderland
From: Randy Schmidt <randy AT THEVERMONTBIRDPLACE.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:42:04 -0500
Showed up under the feeder this morning - single male, but hopefully he was the 
scout! 


Randy Schmidt
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch
Subject: Redpolls
From: Mundi Smithers <amen1farm AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:29:15 -0500
FINALLY!!! I just counted 9 Redpolls at my feeders. These are the first ones 
I've had this year. I'm thrilled. 


Last week I had a lone Siskin on a feeder and again yesterday I spotted one in 
the Dogwood tree. I doubt that they are the same one but you never know. 


Mundi
North Pownal


Mundi Smithers


The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of 
morality by religion. 

Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
Subject: Redpolls
From: Richard <raharlow AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:52:02 -0500
This morning our numbers of Redpolls have jumped to 63 at the feeders 
and on the ground.
They are quite hyper, so that number is conservative.
We have 5 feeders and when the Redpolls are in attendance every perch is 
full with many on the ground.
Our Goldfinches are not sure what is going on!

Dick Harlow
Middlebury, VT
Subject: Re: Redpoll party
From: Michele Patenaude <michelep AT SOVER.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:35:33 -0500
Michele Patenaude 
172 Woodbury Road
Burlington, VT 05408
802-862-4085

> On Jan 22, 2015, at 1:14 AM, Scott W. Morrical  wrote:
> 
> Michele,
> 
> It's ok just please come by after 10 AM so as not to freak out my wife or the 
neighbors. I live at 7 Baycrest Dr. in South Burlington. Light yellow house on 
the north side of the street. The feeders are in the back yard; it would be 
easiest to view them by walking around the east side of the house. (Icy though, 
so be careful.) I did not see the big flock of Redpolls before I left for work 
this morning, but 4 or 5 were coming and going from the feeders. Good luck. 

> 
> Scott
> 
> -- 
> Scott W. Morrical, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biochemistry
> University of Vermont College of Medicine
> Burlington, VT  05405
> 802-656-8260 (voice)
> 802-656-8220 (fax)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Quoting Michele Patenaude :
> 
>> I don't know where you live but would you be open to the idea of somebody 
(me) staring at your feeder with their binoculars? I haven't seen that species 
in a few years. And they're not at my feeder this year. Yet. 

>> 
>> Michele Patenaude
>> 172 Woodbury Road
>> Burlington, VT 05408
>> 802-862-4085
>> 
>>> On Jan 20, 2015, at 8:03 AM, UVM  wrote:
>>> 
>>> A gregarious flock of ~30 Common Redpolls continues at our feeders in South 
Burlington this morning; also a Carolina Wren. One of the Redpolls seems 
noticeably bigger-- possible Greenland race. 

>>> 
>>> Scott Morrical
>>> 
>>> Scott Morrical
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Redpoll party
From: "Scott W. Morrical" <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:14:53 -0500
Michele,

It's ok just please come by after 10 AM so as not to freak out my wife  
or the neighbors.  I live at 7 Baycrest Dr. in South Burlington.   
Light yellow house on the north side of the street.  The feeders are  
in the back yard; it would be easiest to view them by walking around  
the east side of the house.  (Icy though, so be careful.)  I did not  
see the big flock of Redpolls before I left for work this morning, but  
4 or 5 were coming and going from the feeders.  Good luck.

Scott

-- 
Scott W. Morrical, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT  05405
802-656-8260 (voice)
802-656-8220 (fax)




Quoting Michele Patenaude :

> I don't know where you live but would you be open to the idea of  
> somebody (me) staring at your feeder with their binoculars? I  
> haven't seen that species in a few years. And they're not at my  
> feeder this year. Yet.
>
> Michele Patenaude
> 172 Woodbury Road
> Burlington, VT 05408
> 802-862-4085
>
>> On Jan 20, 2015, at 8:03 AM, UVM  wrote:
>>
>> A gregarious flock of ~30 Common Redpolls continues at our feeders  
>> in South Burlington this morning; also a Carolina Wren.  One of the  
>> Redpolls seems noticeably bigger-- possible Greenland race.
>>
>> Scott Morrical
>>
>> Scott Morrical
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Redpoll party
From: Michele Patenaude <michelep AT SOVER.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:07:27 -0500
I don't know where you live but would you be open to the idea of somebody (me) 
staring at your feeder with their binoculars? I haven't seen that species in a 
few years. And they're not at my feeder this year. Yet. 


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

> On Jan 20, 2015, at 8:03 AM, UVM  wrote:
> 
> A gregarious flock of ~30 Common Redpolls continues at our feeders in South 
Burlington this morning; also a Carolina Wren. One of the Redpolls seems 
noticeably bigger-- possible Greenland race. 

> 
> Scott Morrical
> 
> Scott Morrical 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Redpolls!
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks AT SHOREHAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:19:05 -0500
Half a dozen at my feeder in Shoreham.  If the past is any guide, 
they'll summon all their friends and relations and I'll have a couple 
dozen or more in the next day or so.

Nice to see them back.  It's been a few years.

Jane
Subject: Fwd: Look close at this Bald Eagle
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Subject: Fwd: [Ontbirds] Redpolls Increasing and Photo ID Article
From: eve ticknor <edticknor AT SYMPATICO.CA>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:11:11 -0500
> From: Jean Iron 
> Date: January 21, 2015 9:28:07 AM EST
> To: "Ontbirds" 
> Subject: [Ontbirds] Redpolls Increasing and Photo ID Article
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> Redpoll numbers are increasing as winter advances. Late winter is often the
> best time to see the largest numbers of redpolls and this year is fitting
> that pattern. Also we are entering the bottleneck period when diminishing
> natural seed supplies are at their lowest. Watch for redpolls to increase at
> feeders. Hoary Redpolls (subspecies exilipes) are being seen regularly in
> flocks of Common Redpolls. Erwin Meissner reports "Greater" Common Redpolls
> (rostrata) west of Sudbury, which is the large more northern subspecies.
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Subject: Re: Yoga and gymnastics for Turkeys or who needs TV?
From: Roo Slagle <roospin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:53:26 -0500
Ali, you need to write that famous book! You make me laugh.......so good to
laugh, you know!  Thanks!

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 10:04 AM, Barbara Brosnan 
wrote:

> What a great show!  We had 4 turkeys  around our deck and feeders during a
> deep snow a few years ago.  Again, they, too, learned the head-banger
> straight-up leap in which they would leap up and slam their heads against
> the feeders and create a shower of seeds.  However, in this move, grace
> and balance had nothing to do with it, just food.
> Thanks, Ali, for the amusing play-by-play commentary.
> Barbara Brosnan
> Weybridge
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 17, 2015, at 9:13 AM, Robert Clawson  wrote:
> >
> > Fun &entertaining, thank you
> >
> >> On Saturday, January 17, 2015, Alison Wagner 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Fellow Turkey lovers,
> >>
> >> I have been entertained by a band of turkeys at my house this winter.
> >> When there was deep snow a few weeks back, they’d coming plowing down
> the
> >> hillside in the morning and then drop off a stonewall near the feeders.
> >> But that’s just their warm up exercise.  On the west side of my house, I
> >> have  a few feeders hanging from the roof edge of the porch. I often see
> >> turkeys mount the balance beam of the railing from the deck.  Next they
> do
> >> the classic “straight Jump,” head extended, body straight, arms out 
for 

> >> balance (I assume they’re trying to reach the feeders).  They have not
> >> attempted the split leap or the scissors leap, but score perfect tens
> with
> >> the basic move they have mastered with such grace when their feet plant
> >> firmly back on the railing.  The deck wraps around the north side of my
> >> house to the east side.  The turkeys walk the railing edge around the
> house
> >> to get to feeders on the east side.  I expect to see them attempt a
> cross
> >> handstand, Arabesque, or “The Omelinachik” at any time. But seeing 
that 

> >> “The Omelinachik” is a skill with a back dive followed by a 
one-quarter 

> or
> >> three-quarter twist, finishing with a handstand, I don’t think it would
> be
> >> reasonable to assume a bird with little brain could accomplish that this
> >> season.  But then again, maybe the one-quarter twist could be mastered.
> >>
> >> On the east side of my house, I often find the birds standing under
> >> feeders near the garden.  They’ve discovered if they jump really high,
> they
> >> can bang the feeders with enough force to get showered by seeds. This
> >> morning, in the bitter cold, I’ve just learned they also practice yoga.
> >> Instead of actively leaping at the feeders, they appear to be focused on
> >> being grounded.  Each turkey is practicing the tree pose, standing
> still on
> >> one leg.  Oh wait, no, it’s the bush pose.  Their arms are not stretched
> >> over their heads, but are instead folded like wings, creating perfect
> >> bushes.  Perhaps they could learn the eagle pose.
> >>
> >> Ali
> >> Huntington
> >>
>
Subject: Yellow-Rumped Warbler
From: Donnie Coleman <donnie.coleman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:32:15 -0500
There was a female (or immature -- it was very streaky) Yellow-Rumped
Warbler at my feeder yesterday afternoon at my house in Colchester near the
Essex border.

This is the earliest I've seen any warbler, and I'd never seen one at a
feeder before. It seemed to be mostly hiding from the snow flurries.

I took pictures but haven't "developed" them yet.

~Donnie
Subject: Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: E Talmage <bovm_erin AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:22:20 -0500
Great idea. I will send something on behalf of the Birds of Vermont Museum.
Erin Talmage

On Monday, January 19, 2015, Ian A. Worley  wrote:

> As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I
> appreciate the privacy of my home and life.
>
> Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter stay in
> Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the residents of three
> homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a little traveled road in
> Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each resident knows most everyone
> who pass by.
>
> Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the
> Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes, standing in
> front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. All are unknown
> strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest of the simple little
> sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more, considering all the times
> it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders have spent more than a
> continuous hour in front of the houses waiting for a glimpse.  At times,
> home owners have arrived home to discover a birder or car load of birders
> in front of their house staring into their property.
>
> The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of
> intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs or
> scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering into their
> backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird feeders!  How
> foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when the next crew of
> birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever end?  I would imagine
> the majority of us have not had this experience.
>
> So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant
> gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont and
> nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our persistent and
> seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their lives.  The gift
> certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway which has not only
> bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.
>
> If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me
> contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person before
> the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.
>
> Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while
> driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.
>
> You can send contributions to me at:
>
> Ian Worley
> 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> Cornwall, VT
> 05753
>
> Thanks to all,
>
> Ian
>


-- 
Erin Talmage
Executive Director
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
802-434-2167
www.birdsofvermont.org
Subject: Northern Shrine
From: Susan Sussman <smsussman AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:16:22 -0500
On Jan 20, 2015 8:15 AM, "Susan Sussman"  wrote:
>
> Two days in a row of a Northern Shrike at home along Davy Rd. In
Middlesex, Sunday and Monday. Once sitting next to our feeders (as you can
imagine, no one came to feed for awhile). And then on the wire along the
road where there is an open field. We have never had one here before, so
this was very exciting for our household, including our houseguests who
first spotted it.

Susan Sussman
Middlesex
Subject: Northern Shrine
From: Susan Sussman <smsussman AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:15:20 -0500
Two days in a row of a Northern Shrike at home along Davy Rd. In Middlesex,
Sunday and Monday. Once sitting next to our feeders (as you can imagine, no
one came to feed for awhile). And then on the wire along the road where
there is an open field. We have never had one here before, so this was very
exciting for our household, including our houseguests who first spotted it.
Subject: Redpoll party
From: UVM <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:03:34 -0500
A gregarious flock of ~30 Common Redpolls continues at our feeders in South 
Burlington this morning; also a Carolina Wren. One of the Redpolls seems 
noticeably bigger-- possible Greenland race. 


Scott Morrical

Scott Morrical 

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: Scott Sainsbury <scott AT BEACONASSOCIATES.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:42:38 -0500
Ditto!
Scott
Moretown

> On Jan 19, 2015, at 9:44 PM, Marvin Elliott  wrote:
> 
> Great idea Ian. Our check went out today.Marv Marvin Elliott
> Rutland County Audubon Society
> Rutland Town, VT
> 802-775-2415
> vtbirdhouses AT yahoo.com
>      From: Pat Folsom 
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
> Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 9:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in 
Bridport 

> 
> Great idea, Ian and Ali.  I'll be sending a contribution.  We have been so
> blessed that the owners have accepted our behavior that they never knew
> existed!
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 5:29 AM, Sarah Fellows  wrote:
> 
>> this a great idea , Ian. Check is in the mail.
>> 
>> Sally Fellows
>> 
>>> On Jan 19, 2015, at 6:04 AM, Alison Wagner  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Ian,  and what about the guy that lives near Market road west?  I know
>> he's been concerned about people parking on his grass...if you get enough
>> contributions, could you include him?
>>> 
>>> Ali
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Ian A. Worley
>>> Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 5:41 AM
>>> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
>>> Subject: [VTBIRD] To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in
>> Bridport
>>> 
>>> As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I
>>> appreciate the privacy of my home and life.
>>> 
>>> Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter stay
>>> in Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the residents of
>>> three homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a little traveled
>>> road in Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each resident knows most
>>> everyone who pass by.
>>> 
>>> Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the
>>> Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes, standing
>>> in front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. All are
>>> unknown strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest of the
>>> simple little sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more,
>>> considering all the times it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders
>>> have spent more than a continuous hour in front of the houses waiting
>>> for a glimpse.  At times, home owners have arrived home to discover a
>>> birder or car load of birders in front of their house staring into their
>>> property.
>>> 
>>> The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of
>>> intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs or
>>> scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering into
>>> their backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird feeders!
>>> How foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when the next
>>> crew of birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever end?  I
>>> would imagine the majority of us have not had this experience.
>>> 
>>> So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant
>>> gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont and
>>> nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our persistent
>>> and seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their lives.  The
>>> gift certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway which has not
>>> only bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.
>>> 
>>> If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me
>>> contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person
>>> before the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.
>>> 
>>> Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while
>>> driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.
>>> 
>>> You can send contributions to me at:
>>> 
>>> Ian Worley
>>> 1101 Snake Mountain Road
>>> Cornwall, VT
>>> 05753
>>> 
>>> Thanks to all,
>>> 
>>> Ian
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: Marvin Elliott <vtbirdhouses AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:44:34 +0000
Great idea Ian. Our check went out today.Marv Marvin Elliott
Rutland County Audubon Society
Rutland Town, VT
802-775-2415
vtbirdhouses AT yahoo.com
      From: Pat Folsom 
 To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
 Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 9:28 PM
 Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in 
Bridport 

   
Great idea, Ian and Ali.  I'll be sending a contribution.  We have been so
blessed that the owners have accepted our behavior that they never knew
existed!



On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 5:29 AM, Sarah Fellows  wrote:

> this a great idea , Ian. Check is in the mail.
>
> Sally Fellows
>
> > On Jan 19, 2015, at 6:04 AM, Alison Wagner  wrote:
> >
> > Ian,  and what about the guy that lives near Market road west?  I know
> he's been concerned about people parking on his grass...if you get enough
> contributions, could you include him?
> >
> > Ali
> >
> > -----Original Message----- From: Ian A. Worley
> > Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 5:41 AM
> > To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> > Subject: [VTBIRD] To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in
> Bridport
> >
> > As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I
> > appreciate the privacy of my home and life.
> >
> > Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter stay
> > in Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the residents of
> > three homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a little traveled
> > road in Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each resident knows most
> > everyone who pass by.
> >
> > Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the
> > Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes, standing
> > in front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. All are
> > unknown strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest of the
> > simple little sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more,
> > considering all the times it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders
> > have spent more than a continuous hour in front of the houses waiting
> > for a glimpse.  At times, home owners have arrived home to discover a
> > birder or car load of birders in front of their house staring into their
> > property.
> >
> > The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of
> > intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs or
> > scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering into
> > their backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird feeders!
> > How foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when the next
> > crew of birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever end?  I
> > would imagine the majority of us have not had this experience.
> >
> > So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant
> > gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont and
> > nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our persistent
> > and seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their lives.  The
> > gift certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway which has not
> > only bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.
> >
> > If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me
> > contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person
> > before the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.
> >
> > Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while
> > driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.
> >
> > You can send contributions to me at:
> >
> > Ian Worley
> > 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> > Cornwall, VT
> > 05753
> >
> > Thanks to all,
> >
> > Ian
>



Subject: Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: Pat Folsom <pfols AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:28:51 -0700
Great idea, Ian and Ali.  I'll be sending a contribution.  We have been so
blessed that the owners have accepted our behavior that they never knew
existed!

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 5:29 AM, Sarah Fellows  wrote:

> this a great idea , Ian. Check is in the mail.
>
> Sally Fellows
>
> > On Jan 19, 2015, at 6:04 AM, Alison Wagner  wrote:
> >
> > Ian,  and what about the guy that lives near Market road west?  I know
> he's been concerned about people parking on his grass...if you get enough
> contributions, could you include him?
> >
> > Ali
> >
> > -----Original Message----- From: Ian A. Worley
> > Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 5:41 AM
> > To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> > Subject: [VTBIRD] To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in
> Bridport
> >
> > As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I
> > appreciate the privacy of my home and life.
> >
> > Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter stay
> > in Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the residents of
> > three homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a little traveled
> > road in Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each resident knows most
> > everyone who pass by.
> >
> > Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the
> > Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes, standing
> > in front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. All are
> > unknown strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest of the
> > simple little sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more,
> > considering all the times it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders
> > have spent more than a continuous hour in front of the houses waiting
> > for a glimpse.  At times, home owners have arrived home to discover a
> > birder or car load of birders in front of their house staring into their
> > property.
> >
> > The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of
> > intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs or
> > scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering into
> > their backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird feeders!
> > How foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when the next
> > crew of birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever end?  I
> > would imagine the majority of us have not had this experience.
> >
> > So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant
> > gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont and
> > nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our persistent
> > and seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their lives.  The
> > gift certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway which has not
> > only bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.
> >
> > If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me
> > contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person
> > before the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.
> >
> > Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while
> > driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.
> >
> > You can send contributions to me at:
> >
> > Ian Worley
> > 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> > Cornwall, VT
> > 05753
> >
> > Thanks to all,
> >
> > Ian
>
Subject: Re: Snowy Owl at Gage Rd
From: Pamela Coleman <perryfalcon1013 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:13:39 +0000
Actually West Addison :-)  And thanks so much for sharing your sighting!  Pam



      From: eve ticknor 
 To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
 Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 8:22 PM
 Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl at Gage Rd
   
Sorry but nor Vergennes.  It is in Addison.


On 2015-01-19, at 8:17 PM, Isis Erb wrote:

> My apologies Marian and all -
> 
> For those unfamiliar with Gage Rd, it is in Vergennes (about 6.5 miles
> North of Bridport if you're heading South on Rte 22A).
> Heading South on Rte 22A, go maybe a quarter mile past the intersection of
> Rte 17 and Gage Rd is on the right. It is a Hot Spot in eBird if I recall
> correctly - and is part of the Dead Creek WMA (or at least a boundary).
> 
> Sorry I didn't see this in time to let anyone know for this evening,
> however this appears to be a continuing Snowy Owl. It has been seen in this
> area off and on for at least a few weeks now. Today was the farthest up
> Gage Rd (toward Rte 22A) I'd ever seen it, as well as the closest to the
> road. It had just recently made a kill, as there was still blood visible
> near/on the beak and the right leg (around the talons).  This Snowy Owl has
> heavy barring. It also appears vaguely interested in humans (turned to
> stare at me when I sniffled), but not frightened of us (well at least not
> spooked by my car being parked near both buildings it had been on - a dog
> barked nearby and that seemed to prompt the Snowy Owl to move to the
> larger, taller building).
> 
> Happy Birding,
> Isis Erb
> 
> On Monday, January 19, 2015, Marian McDonald 
> wrote:
> 
>> What town, Isis?
>> 
> 

Eve Ticknor

Box 2206
Prescott, On  K0E 1T0
Canada
res: 613-925-5528
cell: 613-859-9545

The Blue Nest
24 Birch Ave, Willsboro, NY 12996
U S A
res: 518-963-7404
cell: 518-524-7377

http://aquavisions.me

"We find beauty not in the thing itself, but in the pattern of shadows, the 
light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates."  J. Tanazaki 



Subject: Re: Snowy Owl at Gage Rd
From: eve ticknor <edticknor AT SYMPATICO.CA>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:22:27 -0500
Sorry but nor Vergennes.  It is in Addison.
On 2015-01-19, at 8:17 PM, Isis Erb wrote:

> My apologies Marian and all -
> 
> For those unfamiliar with Gage Rd, it is in Vergennes (about 6.5 miles
> North of Bridport if you're heading South on Rte 22A).
> Heading South on Rte 22A, go maybe a quarter mile past the intersection of
> Rte 17 and Gage Rd is on the right. It is a Hot Spot in eBird if I recall
> correctly - and is part of the Dead Creek WMA (or at least a boundary).
> 
> Sorry I didn't see this in time to let anyone know for this evening,
> however this appears to be a continuing Snowy Owl. It has been seen in this
> area off and on for at least a few weeks now. Today was the farthest up
> Gage Rd (toward Rte 22A) I'd ever seen it, as well as the closest to the
> road. It had just recently made a kill, as there was still blood visible
> near/on the beak and the right leg (around the talons).  This Snowy Owl has
> heavy barring. It also appears vaguely interested in humans (turned to
> stare at me when I sniffled), but not frightened of us (well at least not
> spooked by my car being parked near both buildings it had been on - a dog
> barked nearby and that seemed to prompt the Snowy Owl to move to the
> larger, taller building).
> 
> Happy Birding,
> Isis Erb
> 
> On Monday, January 19, 2015, Marian McDonald 
> wrote:
> 
>> What town, Isis?
>> 
> 

Eve Ticknor

Box 2206
Prescott, On  K0E 1T0
Canada
res: 613-925-5528
cell: 613-859-9545

The Blue Nest
24 Birch Ave, Willsboro, NY 12996
U S A
res: 518-963-7404
cell: 518-524-7377

http://aquavisions.me

"We find beauty not in the thing itself, but in the pattern of shadows, the 
light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates." J. Tanazaki 

Subject: Re: Snowy Owl at Gage Rd
From: Isis Erb <isisunit AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:17:34 -0500
My apologies Marian and all -

For those unfamiliar with Gage Rd, it is in Vergennes (about 6.5 miles
North of Bridport if you're heading South on Rte 22A).
Heading South on Rte 22A, go maybe a quarter mile past the intersection of
Rte 17 and Gage Rd is on the right. It is a Hot Spot in eBird if I recall
correctly - and is part of the Dead Creek WMA (or at least a boundary).

Sorry I didn't see this in time to let anyone know for this evening,
however this appears to be a continuing Snowy Owl. It has been seen in this
area off and on for at least a few weeks now. Today was the farthest up
Gage Rd (toward Rte 22A) I'd ever seen it, as well as the closest to the
road. It had just recently made a kill, as there was still blood visible
near/on the beak and the right leg (around the talons).  This Snowy Owl has
heavy barring. It also appears vaguely interested in humans (turned to
stare at me when I sniffled), but not frightened of us (well at least not
spooked by my car being parked near both buildings it had been on - a dog
barked nearby and that seemed to prompt the Snowy Owl to move to the
larger, taller building).

Happy Birding,
Isis Erb

On Monday, January 19, 2015, Marian McDonald 
wrote:

> What town, Isis?
>
Subject: Re: Snowy Owl at Gage Rd
From: Marian McDonald <marianmcd1000 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:01:32 -0500
What town, Isis?
Subject: Snowy Owl at Gage Rd
From: Isis Erb <isisunit AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:45:03 -0500
i know its late, but if you're anywhere near Gage Rd right now there is a
lovely Snowy Owl sitting on the farmer's barn (not the very end of the
road, but rather the house & barn/shed with the dilapidated school bus
behind it.

Happy Birding,
Isis Erb
Subject: Re: Screech Owl & White-thr Sp
From: Bonnie Dundas <kinglet AT SOVER.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:16:37 -0500
We always have White-throats at our feeders through the winter and they are 
here this year as well. Usually a Song Sparrow or two but not this year. We 
had one that disappeared sometime in November.
Bonnie
Bennington

-----Original Message----- 
From: Ruth
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 12:24 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Screech Owl & White-thr Sp

I have had white-throated sparrows at my feeder since fall migration.  Has 
this been the case throughout VT this winter?
We rarely hear/see Screen Owls in southern VT so I was excited to learn of 
this find - altho, sadly, of a dead bird.

Ruth Stewart

E. Dorset, VT


> 2712 W Sandgate Rd, Bennington, US-VT
> Dec 20, 2014
> Protocol: Incidental
>
> 1 species
>
> Eastern Screech-Owl  1     Bird found dead along roadside
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21416171
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 
Subject: Re: Screech Owl & White-thr Sp
From: Nancy Carter <revnacarter AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:53:27 -0500
I have had at least four White-Throated Sparrows at my feeders this
winter.  I don't recall ever having seen them in winter in the 8 years that
I have been here.  I'm not in Vt but close to Addison County.

Nancy A. Carter
Northern end of Lake George, Ticonderoga, NY

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:24 PM, Ruth  wrote:

> I have had white-throated sparrows at my feeder since fall migration.  Has
> this been the case throughout VT this winter?
> We rarely hear/see Screen Owls in southern VT so I was excited to learn of
> this find - altho, sadly, of a dead bird.
>
> Ruth Stewart
>
> E. Dorset, VT
>
Subject: Screech Owl & White-thr Sp
From: Ruth <birder_rws AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:24:08 -0500
I have had white-throated sparrows at my feeder since fall migration. Has this 
been the case throughout VT this winter? 

We rarely hear/see Screen Owls in southern VT so I was excited to learn of this 
find - altho, sadly, of a dead bird. 


Ruth Stewart

E. Dorset, VT


> 2712 W Sandgate Rd, Bennington, US-VT
> Dec 20, 2014
> Protocol: Incidental
>
> 1 species
> 
> Eastern Screech-Owl  1     Bird found dead along roadside
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21416171 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
 		 	   		  
Subject: New eBird hotspots – Mt. Mansfield to Middlebury Gap.
From: "Ian A. Worley" <iworley AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:06:24 -0500
Thanks to suggestions from eBirders, we have added numerous eBird 
hotspots for the main ridge and high peaks of the Green Mountains from 
Mt. Mansfield to Middlebury Gap.  Hotspots are public birding locations 
allowing multiple birders to enter their bird observations into the same 
shared, eBird “location.”  Thus the aggregated results can easily be 
obtained via the eBird “Explore Hotspot” function and other eBird tools.

Hotspots now are at the major summits, on nearly all approach trails to 
those summits, and trail segments covering the full length of the Long 
Trail from Mt. Mansfield to Middlebury Gap.  Several hotspots have been 
added on both flanks of Mt. Mansfield.  Also added is a hotspot for the 
Preston Pond Loop Trail in Bolton.  See them all at “Explore Hotspots” 
---- http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/hotspots

Below is the full list of the new and some previously existing hotspots 
along this stretch of the Green Mountains, listed from north to south.  
We hope they will get lots of use through all seasons.  We also hope 
birders will suggest new locations for hotspots from areas of the state 
seldom birded.

eBird hotspots in Vermont are created and managed by Vermont eBird, 
sponsored by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies.

Ron Payne
rpayne72 AT myfairpoint.net

Ian Worley
iworley AT uvm.edu

Kent McFarland
kmcfarland AT vtecostudies.org

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

Long Trail – Rte. 108 to Mt. Mansfield “Adam’s Apple
East Face and Toll Road
Sunset Ridge Trail
  CCC Road
  Maple Ridge Trail
  Butler Lodge Trail
Long Trail – Nebraska Notch to Mt. Mansfield “Forehead”
Lake Mansfield Trail and Nebraska Notch
Long Trail – Bolton Mountain to Nebraska Notch
Long Trail – Notch Road to Bolton Mountain
Long Trail – Winooski River to Notch Road
Long Trail--Camels Hump to Winooski River (Bamforth Ridge)
Burrows Trail
Monroe Trail
Long Trail -- Wind Gap to Camels Hump summit
Long Trail -- Huntington Gap to Wind Gap
Long Trail -- Appalachian Gap to Huntington Gap
Long Trail -- Mount Ellen to Appalachian Gap
Mount Ellen summit
Long Trail -- Mount Abraham to Mount Ellen
Mount Abraham Summit
Battell Trail
Long Trail -- Lincoln Gap to Mount Abraham
Long Trail -- Cooley Glen shelter to Lincoln Gap
Cooley Glen Trail
Emily Proctor Trail
Long Trail -- Skylight Pond shelter to Cooley Glen shelter
Long Trail -- Middlebury Gap to Skylight Pond shelter
Subject: Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:29:34 -0500
this a great idea , Ian. Check is in the mail.

Sally Fellows

> On Jan 19, 2015, at 6:04 AM, Alison Wagner  wrote:
> 
> Ian, and what about the guy that lives near Market road west? I know he's 
been concerned about people parking on his grass...if you get enough 
contributions, could you include him? 

> 
> Ali
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Ian A. Worley
> Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 5:41 AM
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: [VTBIRD] To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in 
Bridport 

> 
> As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I
> appreciate the privacy of my home and life.
> 
> Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter stay
> in Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the residents of
> three homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a little traveled
> road in Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each resident knows most
> everyone who pass by.
> 
> Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the
> Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes, standing
> in front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. All are
> unknown strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest of the
> simple little sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more,
> considering all the times it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders
> have spent more than a continuous hour in front of the houses waiting
> for a glimpse.  At times, home owners have arrived home to discover a
> birder or car load of birders in front of their house staring into their
> property.
> 
> The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of
> intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs or
> scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering into
> their backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird feeders!
> How foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when the next
> crew of birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever end?  I
> would imagine the majority of us have not had this experience.
> 
> So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant
> gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont and
> nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our persistent
> and seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their lives.  The
> gift certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway which has not
> only bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.
> 
> If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me
> contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person
> before the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.
> 
> Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while
> driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.
> 
> You can send contributions to me at:
> 
> Ian Worley
> 1101 Snake Mountain Road
> Cornwall, VT
> 05753
> 
> Thanks to all,
> 
> Ian 
Subject: Re: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:04:42 -0500
Ian,  and what about the guy that lives near Market road west?  I know he's 
been concerned about people parking on his grass...if you get enough 
contributions, could you include him?

Ali

-----Original Message----- 
From: Ian A. Worley
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 5:41 AM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in 
Bridport

As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I
appreciate the privacy of my home and life.

Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter stay
in Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the residents of
three homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a little traveled
road in Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each resident knows most
everyone who pass by.

Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the
Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes, standing
in front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. All are
unknown strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest of the
simple little sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more,
considering all the times it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders
have spent more than a continuous hour in front of the houses waiting
for a glimpse.  At times, home owners have arrived home to discover a
birder or car load of birders in front of their house staring into their
property.

The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of
intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs or
scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering into
their backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird feeders!
How foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when the next
crew of birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever end?  I
would imagine the majority of us have not had this experience.

So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant
gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont and
nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our persistent
and seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their lives.  The
gift certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway which has not
only bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.

If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me
contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person
before the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.

Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while
driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.

You can send contributions to me at:

Ian Worley
1101 Snake Mountain Road
Cornwall, VT
05753

Thanks to all,

Ian 
Subject: To all viewers and seekers of the Harris's Sparrow in Bridport
From: "Ian A. Worley" <iworley AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:41:58 -0500
As a resident of western Addison County living on a rural road I 
appreciate the privacy of my home and life.

Such is the setting the Harris's Sparrow has chosen for its winter stay 
in Vermont ..... living by the grace and bird feed of the residents of 
three homes surrounded by open agricultural land on a little traveled 
road in Bridport.  It is the kind of road where each resident knows most 
everyone who pass by.

Since late November, there have been over 60 separate reports of the 
Harris's Sparrow from individuals parked in front of the homes, standing 
in front of the homes, peering from in front of the homes. All are 
unknown strangers.  The total number of birder visits in quest of the 
simple little sparrow is likely at least 300-400, if not more, 
considering all the times it has not be seen.  Moreover, some birders 
have spent more than a continuous hour in front of the houses waiting 
for a glimpse.  At times, home owners have arrived home to discover a 
birder or car load of birders in front of their house staring into their 
property.

The tolerance of the home owners has been amazing.  That is a lot of 
intrusion into lives which likely have never had a person with binocs or 
scope-on-a-tripod (which they likely assume is a camera) peering into 
their backyard, shrubs at the corner of their house, or bird feeders!  
How foreign the experience must be.  And never knowing when the next 
crew of birders is going to arrive, nor when will this ever end?  I 
would imagine the majority of us have not had this experience.

So, I would like to present each of the three households a significant 
gift certificate and thank-you card on behalf of birders of Vermont and 
nearby New York, in appreciation of their tolerance of our persistent 
and seemingly never-ending quest into the privacy of their lives.  The 
gift certificate would be for use at the Middlebury Agway which has not 
only bird seed, etc., but many other items of use as well.

If you wish to contribute to these gift certificates, please send me 
contributions.  My plan would be to make the presentations in person 
before the end of January, with the company of 2-3 other local birders.

Perhaps some of that money you have saved from low gas prices while 
driving around birding could find some good use in these gifts.

You can send contributions to me at:

Ian Worley
1101 Snake Mountain Road
Cornwall, VT
05753

Thanks to all,

Ian
Subject: yes, 43 Species in Addison Co...
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:35:28 -0500
I count on friends to help with my mistakes!  Harris's makes 43!  A decent, 
balmy January day!

Ali

-----Original Message----- 
From: vtfiliberti
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:48 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] 42 Species in Addison Co...

What a great day, Ali! But I think maybe you guys faired just a bird better 
than you think you did…maybe 43??? I don’t see the Harris’s on your list. 

You tried hard to get it, so you might as well count it :)
Julie

> On Jan 18, 2015, at 9:24 PM, Alison Wagner  wrote:
>
> ...but who’s counting?!  Well, we did!  Don Jones and I meandered around 
> Addison County from Bridport to Ferrisburgh today. We started at the 
> Harris’s spot and were quickly put on Savannah and White-throated Sparrows 
> by Dave Johnston. The Harris’s could not be found.  Next we headed north 
> with a required stop at Gage Road.  In the restricted WMA, close to the 
> old barns, Don spotted a Snowy on a post.  It was fairly dark with an 
> “Eddie Munster” type crown to it.  It may be the same one that’s been 
> reported at this location since late November.  We met a few Addison 
> locals there who told us about the Pancake Breakfast at the firehouse 
> (every third Sunday): yum!  As we left the station,  the Fire Chief 
> surprised us with his send off:  “Good Birding!”  We continued north and 
> were delighted by a posse of  Redpolls on Goodrich Corners Road.  Next we 
> headed to the lake.   Button Bay,frozen across most of the bay, hosted a 
> large contingency of Commoners:  Loon, Mer!
gs & Goldeneyes.  (The Goldeneyes were too far out to search for Barrows.) 
4 eagles, a trifecta of mergansers, 4 species of gulls (including a mature 
Glaucous), and goldeneyes were seen at Fields Bay where a lot of fishing, 
bullying, and looting was taking place. On our way back to Middlebury, we 
had enough time to try one more time for the Harris’. Together with Kyle 
Rosenblad, we searched the usual hangouts and saw the usual suspects, but it 
appeared we would dip again. We were all ready to give up when Don suggested 
one last look, as the air got cooler and drizzle was starting to penetrate 
our bones.  And just as Sharon (of Shoreham), another local we met,  drove 
off after dipping for her fourth time, there it was...a little after 4 p.m., 
feeding with sparrows and cardinals...under the feeder near the bluish 
house.  Sometimes you have to truly give up , but not walk away.  I am 
surely thankful those feeder-fillers have faithfully filled the feeders for 
these birds!
>
> Ali
> Huntington
>
> Black Duck
> Mallard
> Common Goldeneye
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-breasted Merganser
> Common Loon
> Horned Grebe
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Bald Eagle
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Rough-legged Hawk
> Ring-billed Gull
> Herring Gull
> Great Blackbacked Gull
> Glaucous Gull
> Rock Pig
> Mourning Dove
> Snowy Owl
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> Horned Lark
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Eastern Bluebird
> American Robin
> European Starling
> American Tree Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> Northern Cardinal
> House Finch
> Common Redpoll
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow 
Subject: Re: 42 Species in Addison Co...
From: vtfiliberti <vtfiliberti AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:48:59 -0500
What a great day, Ali! But I think maybe you guys faired just a bird better 
than you think you did…maybe 43??? I don’t see the Harris’s on your list. 
You tried hard to get it, so you might as well count it :) 

Julie

> On Jan 18, 2015, at 9:24 PM, Alison Wagner  wrote:
> 
> ...but who’s counting?! Well, we did! Don Jones and I meandered around 
Addison County from Bridport to Ferrisburgh today. We started at the Harris’s 
spot and were quickly put on Savannah and White-throated Sparrows by Dave 
Johnston. The Harris’s could not be found. Next we headed north with a 
required stop at Gage Road. In the restricted WMA, close to the old barns, Don 
spotted a Snowy on a post. It was fairly dark with an “Eddie Munster” type 
crown to it. It may be the same one that’s been reported at this location 
since late November. We met a few Addison locals there who told us about the 
Pancake Breakfast at the firehouse (every third Sunday): yum! As we left the 
station, the Fire Chief surprised us with his send off: “Good Birding!” We 
continued north and were delighted by a posse of Redpolls on Goodrich Corners 
Road. Next we headed to the lake. Button Bay,frozen across most of the bay, 
hosted a large contingency of Commoners: Loon, Mer! 

 gs & Goldeneyes. (The Goldeneyes were too far out to search for Barrows.) 4 
eagles, a trifecta of mergansers, 4 species of gulls (including a mature 
Glaucous), and goldeneyes were seen at Fields Bay where a lot of fishing, 
bullying, and looting was taking place. On our way back to Middlebury, we had 
enough time to try one more time for the Harris’. Together with Kyle 
Rosenblad, we searched the usual hangouts and saw the usual suspects, but it 
appeared we would dip again. We were all ready to give up when Don suggested 
one last look, as the air got cooler and drizzle was starting to penetrate our 
bones. And just as Sharon (of Shoreham), another local we met, drove off after 
dipping for her fourth time, there it was...a little after 4 p.m., feeding with 
sparrows and cardinals...under the feeder near the bluish house. Sometimes you 
have to truly give up , but not walk away. I am surely thankful those 
feeder-fillers have faithfully filled the feeders for these birds! 

> 
> Ali
> Huntington        
> 
> Black Duck
> Mallard
> Common Goldeneye
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-breasted Merganser
> Common Loon
> Horned Grebe
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Bald Eagle
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Rough-legged Hawk
> Ring-billed Gull
> Herring Gull
> Great Blackbacked Gull
> Glaucous Gull
> Rock Pig
> Mourning Dove
> Snowy Owl
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> Horned Lark
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Eastern Bluebird
> American Robin
> European Starling
> American Tree Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> Northern Cardinal
> House Finch
> Common Redpoll
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
Subject: 42 Species in Addison Co...
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:24:11 -0500
...but who’s counting?! Well, we did! Don Jones and I meandered around 
Addison County from Bridport to Ferrisburgh today. We started at the Harris’s 
spot and were quickly put on Savannah and White-throated Sparrows by Dave 
Johnston. The Harris’s could not be found. Next we headed north with a 
required stop at Gage Road. In the restricted WMA, close to the old barns, Don 
spotted a Snowy on a post. It was fairly dark with an “Eddie Munster” type 
crown to it. It may be the same one that’s been reported at this location 
since late November. We met a few Addison locals there who told us about the 
Pancake Breakfast at the firehouse (every third Sunday): yum! As we left the 
station, the Fire Chief surprised us with his send off: “Good Birding!” We 
continued north and were delighted by a posse of Redpolls on Goodrich Corners 
Road. Next we headed to the lake. Button Bay,frozen across most of the bay, 
hosted a large contingency of Commoners: Loon, Mergs & Goldeneyes. (The 
Goldeneyes were too far out to search for Barrows.) 4 eagles, a trifecta of 
mergansers, 4 species of gulls (including a mature Glaucous), and goldeneyes 
were seen at Fields Bay where a lot of fishing, bullying, and looting was 
taking place. On our way back to Middlebury, we had enough time to try one more 
time for the Harris’. Together with Kyle Rosenblad, we searched the usual 
hangouts and saw the usual suspects, but it appeared we would dip again. We 
were all ready to give up when Don suggested one last look, as the air got 
cooler and drizzle was starting to penetrate our bones. And just as Sharon (of 
Shoreham), another local we met, drove off after dipping for her fourth time, 
there it was...a little after 4 p.m., feeding with sparrows and 
cardinals...under the feeder near the bluish house. Sometimes you have to truly 
give up , but not walk away. I am surely thankful those feeder-fillers have 
faithfully filled the feeders for these birds! 


Ali
Huntington        

Black Duck
Mallard
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Blackbacked Gull
Glaucous Gull
Rock Pig
Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
House Finch
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Subject: West Rutland Marsh Monitoring Walk 01-22-15
From: Marian McDonald <marianmcd1000 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:10:31 -0500
January 22 (Thursday) - West Rutland Marsh Monitoring Walk.
To date 145 species, from Least Bittern to Rusty Blackbird, have been recorded 
at this Important Bird Area (IBA). Join us for this 3.7-mile loop around the 
marsh (or go halfway). Meet at the West Rutland Price Chopper parking lot at 8 
AM. Leader Roy Pilcher. 

Subject: Re: Snowy Owl in Berlin
From: William Adams <wmladams AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:17:19 -0500
No sign of him/her as of 4:15. Nice to know one was spotted in central VT 
though! 


Will Adams
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 18, 2015, at 3:15 PM, Kenneth Benton  wrote:
> 
> Hi birders,
> 
> There is currently a snowy owl  perched atop a dead tree about 100 yards
> out from the parking lot of the Gifford Health Center on East View Lane,
> across the road from the airport in Berlin.  This is the same area that one
> was first seen in Berlin last winter.  Hopefully it will hang around for
> awhile.
> 
> Happy birding!
> 
> Ken Benton
Subject: Snowy Owl in Berlin
From: Kenneth Benton <kennethbenton AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:15:22 -0500
Hi birders,

There is currently a snowy owl  perched atop a dead tree about 100 yards
out from the parking lot of the Gifford Health Center on East View Lane,
across the road from the airport in Berlin.  This is the same area that one
was first seen in Berlin last winter.  Hopefully it will hang around for
awhile.

Happy birding!

Ken Benton