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26 Feb Re: Brown Creeper [Ken Kretzer ]
25 Feb Brown Creeper [Larry Levine ]
25 Feb No Subject [Spencer Hardy ]
25 Feb Cackling Goose & Other Waterfowl [Scott Morrical ]
25 Feb Signs of spring [Charlie La Rosa ]
25 Feb Red winged blackbirds and grackle [Sarah Fellows ]
25 Feb redwings and starlings [Alice Grau ]
25 Feb Starling [b flewelling ]
25 Feb Woodcock. Southern Snake Mountain, Cornwall. First Feb. record for VT [Ian Worley ]
24 Feb Re: Harlequin Duck at Colchester Causeway TODAY! [Bruce MacPherson ]
24 Feb Re: spring birds here [sarah rosedahl ]
24 Feb spring birds here [Maeve Kim ]
24 Feb Common Grackles! [Randy Schmidt ]
24 Feb Red-Wings in Stowe [Charlotte Maison Kastner ]
24 Feb RWBs [kfinch51 ]
23 Feb Re: Harlequin Duck at Colchester Causeway TODAY! [Alison Wagner ]
23 Feb Re: Black Vultures – South Burlington [Scott Morrical ]
23 Feb Re: Black Vultures – South Burlington [Marcy Blauvelt ]
23 Feb Harrier [Sarah Fellows ]
23 Feb Black Vultures – South Burlington [Scott Morrical ]
23 Feb Bluebirds [Sarah Fellows ]
23 Feb Re: REd-wings [Nancy A Carter ]
23 Feb TV [Barbara Powers ]
23 Feb Black Vultures at The Burlington Intervale [Jim Mead ]
23 Feb Re: REd-wings [Bonnie Dundas ]
23 Feb Red-winged Blackbird [b flewelling ]
23 Feb REd-wings [Barbara Brosnan ]
22 Feb Re: Question about Great Grey Owls [Jan Miles ]
22 Feb Re: Question about Great Grey Owls [Jane Stein ]
22 Feb Re: Question about Great Grey Owls [Bob Malbon ]
22 Feb Question about Great Grey Owls [Linda L Kulas ]
22 Feb Re: Turkey Vultures [Sandy Witherell ]
22 Feb Re: Siskins [Jan Miles ]
21 Feb Re: Siskins [Charlie La Rosa ]
21 Feb Re: Turkey Vultures [nicole carey ]
22 Feb Tufted Duck, Short-eared Owl, etc [Alan Belford ]
21 Feb Bluebirds [Marylyn Pillsbury ]
21 Feb Re: Bluebirds [Jane Stein ]
21 Feb Re: Bluebirds [Sarah Fellows ]
21 Feb Turkey Vultures [Frank Rounds ]
21 Feb Acadia Birding Festival [Julie Filiberti ]
21 Feb Re: re Great Gray Owl [Jane Stein ]
21 Feb re Great Gray Owl [tfberriman ]
21 Feb Re: Siskins [Michele Patenaude ]
21 Feb Re: Great Gray Owls [tfberriman ]
21 Feb Siskins [kfinch51 ]
20 Feb Great Gray Owls [Bob Malbon ]
20 Feb Birding in Southeast Brazil-a GMAS Program [Bruce MacPherson ]
20 Feb Re: Great Grays near Montreal? [Ed Good ]
20 Feb Re: Bluebirds [kfinch51 ]
20 Feb Re: Bluebirds [Jane Stein ]
20 Feb Harlequin Duck at Colchester Causeway Yesterday [Bryan Pfeiffer ]
20 Feb Re: Bluebirds [Kevin Thorley ]
20 Feb Grey Owls near Montreal [Ron Wild ]
20 Feb First of season TV [Peter Riley ]
19 Feb Re: Great Grays near Montreal? [Pat Folsom ]
19 Feb Re: Great Grays near Montreal? [Patti Haynes ]
19 Feb Re: Great Grays near Montreal? [Diane Brown ]
20 Feb Great Grays near Montreal? ["kcaterer ." ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [Joe DeMarte ]
19 Feb Bluebirds [Sarah Fellows ]
19 Feb double apology [Maeve Kim ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [hilke breder ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [Joe DeMarte ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [Maeve Kim ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [Veer Frost ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [Joe DeMarte ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [hilke breder ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [Maeve Kim ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [Ruth ]
19 Feb Re: raptor photos? [hilke breder ]
19 Feb raptor photos? [Maeve Kim ]
18 Feb 4900 waterfowl at Spaulding Bay/White Bay, Panton [Ian Worley ]
18 Feb Re: Snow Buntings [Martha Whitney ]
17 Feb Re: Snow Buntings [Jane Stein ]
17 Feb Re: Snow Buntings [Patricia Folsom ]

Subject: Re: Brown Creeper
From: Ken Kretzer <kretzvt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:31:24 -0500
Larry, I saw one too in my front yard. A pair seems to have taken up
residence as I see them regularly working up the same trees in my yard
since last summer. Very cool!

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 10:23 AM, Larry Levine  wrote:

> Just observed a Brown Creeper creeping up a White Pine tree out my kitchen
> window.
>
> Larry Levine
> Jericho
>
> Sent from my iPad mini
>



-- 
Ken Kretzer
Subject: Brown Creeper
From: Larry Levine <levine5279 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:23:17 -0500
Just observed a Brown Creeper creeping up a White Pine tree out my kitchen 
window. 


Larry Levine 
Jericho 

Sent from my iPad mini
Subject: No Subject
From: Spencer Hardy <curlewsandpiper17 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:26:44 -0500
Spent a good part of the birding in Cornwall. A pretty impressive flight of 
birds headed north, mostly before 10am. Below are combined totals from several 
locations, and don’t included the hundreds of birds seen between stops. 


1 Turkey Vulture — my first
670 American Crows — almost all appeared to be migrating north, and I 
probably missed most of them. It was hard to keep up with counting. 

3 Common Ravens — probably locals
32 European Starlings — mostly locals, a few with migrating blackbird flocks
130 Red-winged Blackbirds
236 Common Grackles
223 Unknown Blackbirds — probably Red-wings

Also a decent showing of waterfowl
757 Canada Geese
49 American Black Ducks
58 Mallards
3 Northern Pintails
33 Green-winged Teal
1 Ring-necked Duck
3 Common Merganser


The flood gates are open!
Spencer Hardy
Middlebury, VT
Subject: Cackling Goose & Other Waterfowl
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:44:40 -0500
A stop at the Dead Creek goose viewing area this morning revealed hundreds of 
Canada Geese in the fields and in flight. One northbound flock of about 100 
Canada's also had a Cackling Goose. An adult Bald Eagle, 2 Rough-legged and 2 
Red-tailed Hawks in the same area. 


The bridge was fogbound. But the fog parted long enough to reveal a mixed flock 
of about 200 to 300 mergansers, scaup, and goldeneye. Three Hooded Mergansers 
were there. No sign of the Tufted Duck, but viewing conditions were limited. 


At Tri-town there were hundreds of Common Goldeneye plus 2 Long-tailed Ducks. 4 
Rough-legged Hawks incl 2 dark morphs were along Atherton Rd and Jersey St. 


At the Panton Road crossing of Dead Creek there were 2 Green-winged Teal, 2 
American Wigeon, 1 Northern Pintail, and numerous Mallards and Black Ducks. 


Scott Morrical


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Signs of spring
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:52:27 -0500
First turkey vulture that I have seen so far, yesterday.

Today, Vs of Canadas heading north. Happened upon a corn stubble field
along I-91 with over 1000 Canadas foraging.

And a lone mockingbird, just for fun.

Charlie La Rosa
Brattleboro
Subject: Red winged blackbirds and grackle
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:39:56 -0500
Also bluebirds are singing and many skeins of geese headed north overhead. Some 
birds are probably in for a unhappy surprise. 


Sally Fellows
Williston

> On Feb 23, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Barbara Powers  wrote:
> 
> First turkey vulture soaring over the valley yesterday. Hooray 😁 spring!
> Barbara Powers
> Manchester Center 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: redwings and starlings
From: Alice Grau <alicecgrau AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:07:20 +0000
Got back from Florida, refilled my feeders yesterday and was rewarded by huge 
flocks of redwings and now starlings outside my windows in Bridport. Watching 
flocks of geese heading north this morning as well. 

Subject: Starling
From: b flewelling <bflewelling3263 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:16:27 +0000
First of season European Starling was in my wood stove (not running) this 
morning. Captured and released, last I saw, it was still flying West!   


Bruce Flewelling 
Rt. 73, Rochester 
  
Subject: Woodcock. Southern Snake Mountain, Cornwall. First Feb. record for VT
From: Ian Worley <iworley AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:09:23 -0500
A woodcock began display flights at 5:56am this morning here at home on 
the southern end of Snake Mountain in Cornwall.

This is the first February record for the species in Vermont.  The 
previous earliest record here was March 7th in 2012.

Ian
Subject: Re: Harlequin Duck at Colchester Causeway TODAY!
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:04:36 -0500
The Harlequin Duck was still present this afternoon, but was moving slightly 
north of the bridge. 


Thanks for the update, Ali. Handsome bird.

Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 23, 2017, at 7:37 PM, Alison Wagner  wrote:
> 
> VT Birders,
> 
> First of all, thank you, Jon, Alison, and Bryan for reporting the Harlequin! 
I finally had a chance to get out birding after work and before dark, get a 
little exercise, and I got GREAT LOOKS of the Harlequin! What a beauty! It was 
right in the same place, west side of the bridge, about twenty feet from the 
causeway! 

> 
> SO FOLKS out there in Birdland...if you're up for a mile (+) long walk, go 
for it! 

> 
> Ali
> Huntington
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Bryan Pfeiffer
> Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 10:41 AM
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Harlequin Duck at Colchester Causeway Yesterday
> 
> Greetings, VTBIRDers:
> 
> Jon and Alison Farnsworth located a drake Harlequin Duck at the bridge on 
Colchester Causeway on Sunday, February 19. They sent me a photo, which I’ve 
included with an eBird report on their behalf: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/view/checklist/S34565395 
 

> 
> Best,
> Bryan Pfeiffer
> 
> ______________________
> 
> bryan AT bryanpfeiffer.com
> www.bryanpfeiffer.com
> ______________________ 
Subject: Re: spring birds here
From: sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:22:06 -0800
Several red-winged blackbirds showed up in North Hero yesterday also.


Sarah

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

From:"Maeve Kim" 
Date:Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 5:14 PM
Subject:[VTBIRD] spring birds here

At least one male Red-winged Blackbird and one Common Grackle showed up today, 
the earliest for both species since I moved here in 1986. 


Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
Subject: spring birds here
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus AT SURFGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:14:21 -0500
At least one male Red-winged Blackbird and one Common Grackle showed up today, 
the earliest for both species since I moved here in 1986. 


Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
Subject: Common Grackles!
From: Randy Schmidt <randy AT THEVERMONTBIRDPLACE.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:08:28 -0500
Just had a flock of 28 Common Grackles hit the feeder outside of our store- on 
a 70 degree afternoon. Earliest I can ever recall having them show up here at 
the store in the past 10 years. 

Reported to eBird. 

Randy Schmidt
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch
Manchester Center, VT
Subject: Red-Wings in Stowe
From: Charlotte Maison Kastner <stowelulu AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:20:16 -0500
To our delight this morning, we had 4 male Red-winged Blackbirds and 1
Grackle at our backyard table feeder.  Also, hearing Cardinal and
Black-capped Chickadees singing their Spring Songs.

Charlotte and Tom
Stowe Hollow

-- 
Charlotte Maison Kastner

33 Upper Hollow Road
Stowe, VT  05672

802-279-1998 (mobile)
Subject: RWBs
From: kfinch51 <kfinch51 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:11:10 -0500
Nine male Redwings perched in my Chester yard this morning.  FoY.


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Re: Harlequin Duck at Colchester Causeway TODAY!
From: Alison Wagner <alikatofvt AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:37:26 -0500
VT Birders,

First of all, thank you, Jon, Alison, and Bryan for reporting the Harlequin! 
I finally had a chance to get out birding after work and before dark, get a 
little exercise, and I got GREAT LOOKS of the Harlequin!  What a beauty! It 
was right in the same place, west side of the bridge, about twenty feet from 
the causeway!

SO FOLKS out there in Birdland...if you're up for a mile (+) long walk, go 
for it!

Ali
Huntington

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bryan Pfeiffer
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 10:41 AM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Harlequin Duck at Colchester Causeway Yesterday

Greetings, VTBIRDers:

Jon and Alison Farnsworth located a drake Harlequin Duck at the bridge on 
Colchester Causeway on Sunday, February 19. They sent me a photo, which I’ve 
included with an eBird report on their behalf: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/view/checklist/S34565395 


Best,
Bryan Pfeiffer

______________________

bryan AT bryanpfeiffer.com
www.bryanpfeiffer.com
______________________ 
Subject: Re: Black Vultures – South Burlington
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:05:04 -0500
Very likely the same two birds that Jim Mead saw this morning at Burlington 
Intervale. I was unaware of his sighting when I posted my sighting of the them 
in South Burlington. 

Scott

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 23, 2017, at 2:40 PM, Marcy Blauvelt  wrote:
> 
> I saw them soaring right by the entrance to Wake Robin in Shelburne at 11:45. 
Beautiful! 

> Marcy Blauvelt
>> On Feb 23, 2017, at 11:04 AM, Scott Morrical  wrote:
>> 
>> I just had 2 Black Vultures soaring over South Burlington High School on 
Dorset Street. 10:55 AM. I just watced them soar to the west and out of sight, 
paralleling I-189, towards Shelburne Road and Red Rocks Park. 

>> Scott Morrical,
>> South Burlington
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Black Vultures – South Burlington
From: Marcy Blauvelt <mbblauvelt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:40:55 -0500
I saw them soaring right by the entrance to Wake Robin in Shelburne at 11:45. 
Beautiful! 

Marcy Blauvelt
> On Feb 23, 2017, at 11:04 AM, Scott Morrical  wrote:
> 
> I just had 2 Black Vultures soaring over South Burlington High School on 
Dorset Street. 10:55 AM. I just watced them soar to the west and out of sight, 
paralleling I-189, towards Shelburne Road and Red Rocks Park. 

> Scott Morrical,
> South Burlington
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Harrier
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:09:31 -0500
A female harrier just flew over my car at the intersection of route 2 and 
brownell road in Williston. 


Sally Fellows
Williston
Subject: Black Vultures – South Burlington
From: Scott Morrical <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:04:11 -0500
I just had 2 Black Vultures soaring over South Burlington High School on Dorset 
Street. 10:55 AM. I just watced them soar to the west and out of sight, 
paralleling I-189, towards Shelburne Road and Red Rocks Park. 

Scott Morrical,
South Burlington

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Bluebirds
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:50:19 -0500
This morning, I thought another bluebird had joined the two males hanging out 
here. But ,upon closer examination, it was a male and a FEMALE going through 
each bluebird box, in company with a single snow bunting , watching their every 
move and then flying off with them. And temperatures are soaring. I hope this 
temporary confusion does not amount to anything! 


Sally Fellows
Williston
Subject: Re: REd-wings
From: Nancy A Carter <revnacarter AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:58 -0500
I just saw 4 male Red-winged Blackbirds underneath my feeders. FOS

Nancy A. Carter
Ticonderoga, NY (very close to VT!)

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:45 AM, Bonnie Dundas  wrote:

> And one Common Grackle at our feeders yesterday in Bennington.
> Bonnie Dundas
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Barbara Brosnan Sent: Thursday, February
> 23, 2017 8:29 AM To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [VTBIRD] REd-wings
> One male Red-winged Blackbird atop a feeder in our yard this morning.
> Hooray!
>
>
>
> Barbara Brosnan
>
> Weybridge
>



-- 
Nancy A. Carter
revnacarter AT gmail.com
Subject: TV
From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:51:07 +0000
First turkey vulture soaring over the valley yesterday. Hooray 😁 spring!
Barbara Powers
Manchester Center 

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Black Vultures at The Burlington Intervale
From: Jim Mead <jimmead4 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:45:23 -0500
Hello all,

I just found 2 Black Vultures in a tree next to the parking area on the right, 
before the yellow gate. 

They are both perched in a tree over the Winooski River from there right now. I 
also saw 2 Turkey Vultures. 


Good luck if you try for them!!

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead
Subject: Re: REd-wings
From: Bonnie Dundas <kinglet AT SOVER.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:45:49 -0500
And one Common Grackle at our feeders yesterday in Bennington.
Bonnie Dundas

-----Original Message----- 
From: Barbara Brosnan 
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:29 AM 
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU 
Subject: [VTBIRD] REd-wings 

One male Red-winged Blackbird atop a feeder in our yard this morning.
Hooray!



Barbara Brosnan

Weybridge
Subject: Red-winged Blackbird
From: b flewelling <bflewelling3263 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:45:34 +0000
FOY Red-winged Blackbird (Male) under my feeder this morning. 

Bruce Flewelling 
RT 73, Rochester 
  
Subject: REd-wings
From: Barbara Brosnan <bbrosnan AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:29:32 -0500
One male Red-winged Blackbird atop a feeder in our yard this morning.
Hooray!

 

Barbara Brosnan

Weybridge
Subject: Re: Question about Great Grey Owls
From: Jan Miles <jancmiles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:48:24 -0500
We arrived about lunchtime, ate lunch in the nice cafeteria, trekked out ( 
icy), and saw one owl. We stayed as long as we wanted, leaving to come back to 
Waterbury about 2:30. 


Sent from my iPad

> On Feb 22, 2017, at 11:40 AM, Linda L Kulas  wrote:
> 
> I am wondering what time of day people are seeing Great Grey Owls.
> Would it be worthwhile going after 3:30 in the afternoon?
> Thanks so much for any guidance.
> Linda L Kulas
> lglk AT icloud.com
Subject: Re: Question about Great Grey Owls
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks AT SHOREHAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:17:40 -0500
These guys are not particular about time of day.  Their home is so far 
north, it's a world where daylight can be only a few hours or nearly 
constant and they hunt with their ears, not their eyes.  Your only 
problem with late afternoon is that you don't have much time before 
dusk, and they can become very hard to pick out as the light dims.

Also, they're not always out in a visible place, although with three up 
there, likely at least one is.

FWIW, when I lived in Eastern Mass., a Great Gray settled in for the 
winter at a small field on a farm about an hour away, and I made the 
trip to admire it about a dozen times (along with crowds of other 
birders and gawkers), and it was visible every time I went but one.

Jane
(Shoreham)

On 2/22/2017 11:40 AM, Linda L Kulas wrote:
> I am wondering what time of day people are seeing Great Grey Owls.
> Would it be worthwhile going after 3:30 in the afternoon?
> Thanks so much for any guidance.
> Linda L Kulas
> lglk AT icloud.com
>
Subject: Re: Question about Great Grey Owls
From: Bob Malbon <bobmalbon AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:53:55 -0500
Only if you are there a 3:30 due to the snow conditions and walk time. Last 
weekend it was firm snow and a 45 min walk. 

Bob Malbon


> On Feb 22, 2017, at 11:40 AM, Linda L Kulas  wrote:
> 
> I am wondering what time of day people are seeing Great Grey Owls.
> Would it be worthwhile going after 3:30 in the afternoon?
> Thanks so much for any guidance.
> Linda L Kulas
> lglk AT icloud.com
Subject: Question about Great Grey Owls
From: Linda L Kulas <lglk AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:40:46 -0500
I am wondering what time of day people are seeing Great Grey Owls.
Would it be worthwhile going after 3:30 in the afternoon?
Thanks so much for any guidance.
Linda L Kulas
lglk AT icloud.com
Subject: Re: Turkey Vultures
From: Sandy Witherell <homefarm AT SHOREHAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:43:20 -0500
Yes. Yesterday, the 21st Feb., mid morning, an immature TV landed on an 
apple tree stub not 20 feet from the house and several bird feeders, then 
was "challenged" by our overly courageous black cat which scaled to the 
perch in a few seconds, dislodging the intruder in a successful defense of 
his territory. The TV's takeoff  more than enveloped the cat by its 
wingspan. Live and learn?

Sandy Witherell
Shoreham, VT West

-----Original Message----- 
From: Frank Rounds
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:02 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Turkey Vultures

I just observed at least 7 TV's back in their territory on Rt 7 in Shelburne 
this afternoon. Seems a little early, I usually see them around the first 
week of March. They roost in the big dead tree by the Senior Living Center 
on Shelburne Rd. In the summer I've counted as many as 25 in that tree. 
Subject: Re: Siskins
From: Jan Miles <jancmiles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:17:10 -0500
Then it arrived at Montpelier feeder over the weekend.  
Jan

Sent from my iPad

> On Feb 21, 2017, at 11:56 PM, Charlie La Rosa  
wrote: 

> 
> Had at least one among the many goldfinches here in Brattleboro.
> Charlie La Rosa
> 
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 9:56 AM, Michele Patenaude 
> wrote:
> 
>> Two Pine Siskins flew into my yard yesterday but did not visit my feeders.
>> 
>> Michele Patenaude
>> 172 Woodbury Road
>> Burlington, VT 05408
>> 802-862-4085
>> 
>>> On Feb 21, 2017, at 7:46 AM, kfinch51  wrote:
>>> 
>>> A couple of Pine siskins are mixed in with the Goldfinches this morning
>> at my Chester feeders.  First I've seen this winter.    Ken Finch
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>> 
Subject: Re: Siskins
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:56:53 -0500
Had at least one among the many goldfinches here in Brattleboro.
Charlie La Rosa

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 9:56 AM, Michele Patenaude 
wrote:

> Two Pine Siskins flew into my yard yesterday but did not visit my feeders.
>
> Michele Patenaude
> 172 Woodbury Road
> Burlington, VT 05408
> 802-862-4085
>
> > On Feb 21, 2017, at 7:46 AM, kfinch51  wrote:
> >
> > A couple of Pine siskins are mixed in with the Goldfinches this morning
> at my Chester feeders.  First I've seen this winter.    Ken Finch
> >
> >
> > Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
Subject: Re: Turkey Vultures
From: nicole carey <nicoleerincarey AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:44:02 -0500
Sadly that tree was cut down.

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 5:02 PM, Frank Rounds  wrote:

> I just observed at least 7 TV's back in their territory on Rt 7 in
> Shelburne this afternoon. Seems a little early, I usually see them around
> the first week of March. They roost in the big dead tree by the Senior
> Living Center on Shelburne Rd. In the summer I've counted as many as 25 in
> that tree.
>



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Subject: Tufted Duck, Short-eared Owl, etc
From: Alan Belford <alan_belford AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:23:42 +0000
After starting on the NYS side of Champlain (where Barrow's Goldeneye continue 
in Port Henry), my brother, his son, and I had a few nice finds in Vermont. 
Highlights: 



Chimney Point - large flock of ducks included all 6 Aythya species (well, all 6 
we can reasonably hope for without an escapee or a trip to the zoo): 


Tufted Duck

Redhead (male)

Canvasback (female)

multiple RN Ducks in with the large mixed flock of Scaup

There may be other goodies of note in the flock - we eventually gave up with 
the setting sun and could have used more time. 


Short-eared Owl - Gage Road


Good Birding!


Alan Belford

Saranac Lake, NY
Subject: Bluebirds
From: Marylyn Pillsbury <000001cae55256d1-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:37:16 -0500
I always have Bluebirds in winter. Currently have six. I feed mealworms.

Marylyn Pillsbury
So Hero

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Subject: Re: Bluebirds
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks AT SHOREHAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:38:34 -0500
Berries and even some seeds.

"Some preferred winter food sources include dogwood, hawthorn, wild 
grape, and sumac, and hackberry seeds. Supplemental fruits eaten include 
black raspberries, bayberries, fruit of honeysuckle, Virginia creeper, 
eastern juniper, and pokeberries."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_bluebird

I assume the abundant sumac on the edges of my property and beyond is 
the reason they're such frequent visitors in wintertime.

Jane
(Shoreham)

On 2/21/2017 6:21 PM, Sarah Fellows wrote:
> Continuing bluebirds are now sitting on opposite bluebird boxes in
> the morning.Since we saw one in a box last week at 9pm, I assume the
> birds have taken up winter residence here. I have lived here for 36
> years without a bluebird in winter in Williston. What do they
> eat???!!!!!!!  No insects apparent  except snow fleas  ,when the sun
> is out , on the snow. That would be a very small meal! Good thing
> snow is beginning to melt. Sally Williston
>
>> On Feb 20, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Jane Stein 
>> wrote:
>>
>> Vermont has always hosted a fair number of bluebirds through the
>> winter.  They tend to wander around in small groups.  I have two or
>> three or four visiting for a day, rarely as long as two days, every
>> week or so. There may be more of them this winter, and/or they may
>> be wandering a little farther. But there's nothing unusual about
>> bluebirds in VT in the wintertime.  I don't know how far north they
>> usually are, but I've seen them at Dead Creek in mid-winter going
>> back a couple decades.
>>
>> Jane (Shoreham)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> On 2/20/2017 10:38 AM, Kevin Thorley wrote: We have bluebirds in
>>> the Southridge neighborhood of Williston as well. I have seen up
>>> to three at one time in trees in the meadow between Metcalf Drive
>>> and Williston Road. The three I saw appeared to be one adult and
>>> two juveniles. I saw these three birds on two different days in
>>> late January.
>>>
>>> Kevin
>>>
>>>> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM Sarah Fellows
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Today at 5pm , I noticed a male plump beautiful bluebird on a
>>>> fence post by my house. Then I saw another big fat male on the
>>>> electric wire at my house.They were about 50 feet apart. Both
>>>> of them swooped down and apparently caught things on the
>>>> surface of the snow .They both left at 5:20. Last week was the
>>>> first winter bluebird at my house. NOW, this!!!!!!!!!! What is
>>>> going on?
>>>>
>>>> Amazed in Williston
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sally Fellows
>>>>
Subject: Re: Bluebirds
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:21:53 -0500
Continuing bluebirds are now sitting on opposite bluebird boxes in the 
morning.Since we saw one in a box last week at 9pm, I assume the birds have 
taken up winter residence here. I have lived here for 36 years without a 
bluebird in winter in Williston. What do they eat???!!!!!!! No insects apparent 
except snow fleas ,when the sun is out , on the snow. That would be a very 
small meal! 

Good thing snow is beginning to melt.
Sally 
Williston

> On Feb 20, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Jane Stein  wrote:
> 
> Vermont has always hosted a fair number of bluebirds through the winter. They 
tend to wander around in small groups. I have two or three or four visiting for 
a day, rarely as long as two days, every week or so. There may be more of them 
this winter, and/or they may be wandering a little farther. But there's nothing 
unusual about bluebirds in VT in the wintertime. I don't know how far north 
they usually are, but I've seen them at Dead Creek in mid-winter going back a 
couple decades. 

> 
> Jane
> (Shoreham)
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On 2/20/2017 10:38 AM, Kevin Thorley wrote:
>> We have bluebirds in the Southridge neighborhood of Williston as well. I
>> have seen up to three at one time in trees in the meadow between Metcalf
>> Drive and Williston Road. The three I saw appeared to be one adult and two
>> juveniles. I saw these three birds on two different days in late January.
>> 
>> Kevin
>> 
>>> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM Sarah Fellows  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Today at 5pm , I noticed a male plump beautiful bluebird on a fence post
>>> by my house. Then I saw another big fat male on the electric wire at my
>>> house.They were about 50 feet apart. Both of them swooped down and
>>> apparently caught things on the surface of the snow .They both left at
>>> 5:20. Last week was the first winter bluebird at my house. NOW,
>>> this!!!!!!!!!!
>>> What is going on?
>>> 
>>> Amazed in Williston
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Sally Fellows
>>> 
Subject: Turkey Vultures
From: Frank Rounds <frankrounds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:02:12 -0500
I just observed at least 7 TV's back in their territory on Rt 7 in Shelburne 
this afternoon. Seems a little early, I usually see them around the first week 
of March. They roost in the big dead tree by the Senior Living Center on 
Shelburne Rd. In the summer I've counted as many as 25 in that tree. 

Subject: Acadia Birding Festival
From: Julie Filiberti <vtfiliberti AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:56:44 -0500
Registration opens next week for this amazing birding festival. If you've never 
been, you may want to check it out! Watch the new video they put out if you 
need your arm twisted a bit :) 


Join the BIRDING fun!  
June 1-4 (Thursday to Sunday)
Mount Desert Island, Acadia Nat’l Park
 
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Boating Adventures  - including a Pelagic trip
Keynote Presentations  - Pete Dunne, Nancy McAllister, Luke Seitz
Birding Workshops
Socials
 
Online Registration opens MARCH 1 at 10:00am.  
 
To learn more about the festival, click here to watch our latest video: 
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Come for a partial day or all four days. Click here to view our schedule of 
events: 

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

 
Hope you can join us!
 
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit our website 
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Happy Birding,
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Becky Marvil, Executive Director
Acadia Birding Festival (June 1 - 4, 2017)
Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, ME
207-233-3694 (festival)
beckym AT acadiabirdingfestival.com
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Sent from my iPad
Subject: Re: re Great Gray Owl
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks AT SHOREHAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:01:41 -0500
That's classic!  Great pic!

Jane
(Shoreham)


On 2/21/2017 1:44 PM, tfberriman wrote:
> One more observation we noticed while editing photos: The Great Gray Owl is
> our largest owl but weighs about half of a Snowy Owl. When we first saw a
> Gray from about 250 feet away and 30' high we were across the river (and not
> even on the refuge yet)
>
> I digiscoped a long distance photo for documentation. This Gray Owl appeared
> to be suspended in midair..but as the photo shows it is on a twig about 3mm
> thick and seemed to float almost weightless.
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/32192583504/in/dateposted-public/
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
> nothing.
>
>
>
> Tom Berriman
>
> 802-626-9071
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/
>
>
>
Subject: re Great Gray Owl
From: tfberriman <blackpoll AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:44:32 -0500
One more observation we noticed while editing photos: The Great Gray Owl is
our largest owl but weighs about half of a Snowy Owl. When we first saw a
Gray from about 250 feet away and 30' high we were across the river (and not
even on the refuge yet) 

I digiscoped a long distance photo for documentation. This Gray Owl appeared
to be suspended in midair..but as the photo shows it is on a twig about 3mm
thick and seemed to float almost weightless.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/32192583504/in/dateposted-public/ 

 

 

 

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

 

Tom Berriman 

802-626-9071

 

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

 
Subject: Re: Siskins
From: Michele Patenaude <michelep AT SOVER.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:56:08 -0500
Two Pine Siskins flew into my yard yesterday but did not visit my feeders.

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

> On Feb 21, 2017, at 7:46 AM, kfinch51  wrote:
> 
> A couple of Pine siskins are mixed in with the Goldfinches this morning at my 
Chester feeders. First I've seen this winter. Ken Finch 

> 
> 
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Re: Great Gray Owls
From: tfberriman <blackpoll AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:11:15 -0500
 

Four of us did make the trip up to check for Great Gray Owls Yesterday
(Monday) and were rewarded with seeing 2 of them at the location noted in
previous posts. Also seen were Northern Shrike and at least 3 Rough legged
Hawks (on the high way driving there) 

 

I took a short Digiscoped Video of one of the Owls as they were very
accommodating. 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoll1/32187369794/in/dateposted-public/ 

 

 

 

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

 

Tom Berriman 

802-626-9071

 

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

 
Subject: Siskins
From: kfinch51 <kfinch51 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:46:34 -0500
A couple of Pine siskins are mixed in with the Goldfinches this morning at my 
Chester feeders.  First I've seen this winter.    Ken Finch 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Great Gray Owls
From: Bob Malbon <bobmalbon AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:57:33 -0500
On St. Bernard Island - in the Refuge Faunique
Marguerite D’Youville - town of Chateaugauy, Quebec - about 1 1/4 hours from 
border crossing at Highgate. 


Several Owls spotted Friday & Saturday - Snow on trails is packed but bring 
snowshoes with the warmer temps could get mushy 


Gate to the right of the visitor center opens at 7AM - at 9 go to Center pay 
$5. for the day. Food & Drink at Center. 


The birds moved around quite a bit on Saturday. Minimum walk in about 45min. 
GPS leaves you short so also use a map for the last 1/2 mile. 


Bob Malbon
Hyde Park

Link to a couple of images:  https://500px.com/bob_malbon
Subject: Birding in Southeast Brazil-a GMAS Program
From: Bruce MacPherson <00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:08:47 -0500
TITLE:  BIRDING IN SOUTHEAST BRAZIL

SPEAKER:  SHIRLEY JOHNSON

LOCATION:  DOROTHY ALLING MEMORIAL LIBRARY, WILLISTON, VT

DATE:  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

TIME:  6:30 PM

South America’s largest country is also one of the richest for birds with 180 
endemic bird species. In this presentation Shirley Johnson will discuss many of 
the birds that she and her husband Bob saw and photographed, ranging from tiny 
hummingbirds to large birds like the Black-fronted Piping Guan and the 
Red-legged Seriema. 


The Dorothy Alling Library is located on route 2 (Williston Road) in the 
village. This program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available 
on site. For more information visit our website at: 


http://greenmountainaudubon.org

Hope to see some of you there.

Bruce MacPherson
GMAS
Subject: Re: Great Grays near Montreal?
From: Ed Good <edwardgood123 AT MYFAIRPOINT.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:45:53 -0500
They were glorious on Saturday, (18th)! We saw two, but people reported more. 


Sent,perhaps, intentionally, or, perhaps, not.

> On Feb 19, 2017, at 7:41 PM, kcaterer .  wrote:
> 
> Is anyone aware of current sightings of great gray owls at Refuge Faunique
> Marguerite D'Youville?  We are going a week from today so please share if
> you hear something.
> 
> Kristin
> -- 
> "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."  Confucius
> 
Subject: Re: Bluebirds
From: kfinch51 <kfinch51 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:28:04 -0500
I've had three bluebirds hanging around my Chester land all winter, albeit more 
active during the warm-ups.    Ken Finch 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Kevin Thorley  
Date: 2/20/17 10:38 AM (GMT-05:00) To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: 
[VTBIRD] Bluebirds 

We have bluebirds in the Southridge neighborhood of Williston as well. I
have seen up to three at one time in trees in the meadow between Metcalf
Drive and Williston Road. The three I saw appeared to be one adult and two
juveniles. I saw these three birds on two different days in late January.

Kevin

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM Sarah Fellows  wrote:

> Today at 5pm , I noticed a male plump beautiful bluebird on a fence post
> by my house. Then I saw another big fat male on the electric wire at my
> house.They were about 50 feet apart. Both of them swooped down and
> apparently caught things on the surface of the snow .They both left at
> 5:20. Last week was the first winter bluebird at my house. NOW,
> this!!!!!!!!!!
> What is going on?
>
> Amazed in Williston
>
>
> Sally Fellows
>
Subject: Re: Bluebirds
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks AT SHOREHAM.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:56:45 -0500
Vermont has always hosted a fair number of bluebirds through the winter. 
  They tend to wander around in small groups.  I have two or three or 
four visiting for a day, rarely as long as two days, every week or so. 
There may be more of them this winter, and/or they may be wandering a 
little farther. But there's nothing unusual about bluebirds in VT in the 
wintertime.  I don't know how far north they usually are, but I've seen 
them at Dead Creek in mid-winter going back a couple decades.

Jane
(Shoreham)




On 2/20/2017 10:38 AM, Kevin Thorley wrote:
> We have bluebirds in the Southridge neighborhood of Williston as well. I
> have seen up to three at one time in trees in the meadow between Metcalf
> Drive and Williston Road. The three I saw appeared to be one adult and two
> juveniles. I saw these three birds on two different days in late January.
>
> Kevin
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM Sarah Fellows  wrote:
>
>> Today at 5pm , I noticed a male plump beautiful bluebird on a fence post
>> by my house. Then I saw another big fat male on the electric wire at my
>> house.They were about 50 feet apart. Both of them swooped down and
>> apparently caught things on the surface of the snow .They both left at
>> 5:20. Last week was the first winter bluebird at my house. NOW,
>> this!!!!!!!!!!
>> What is going on?
>>
>> Amazed in Williston
>>
>>
>> Sally Fellows
>>
Subject: Harlequin Duck at Colchester Causeway Yesterday
From: Bryan Pfeiffer <bryan AT BRYANPFEIFFER.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:41:33 -0500
Greetings, VTBIRDers:

Jon and Alison Farnsworth located a drake Harlequin Duck at the bridge on 
Colchester Causeway on Sunday, February 19. They sent me a photo, which I’ve 
included with an eBird report on their behalf: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/view/checklist/S34565395 
 


Best,
Bryan Pfeiffer

______________________

bryan AT bryanpfeiffer.com
www.bryanpfeiffer.com
______________________
Subject: Re: Bluebirds
From: Kevin Thorley <elron8711 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:38:22 +0000
We have bluebirds in the Southridge neighborhood of Williston as well. I
have seen up to three at one time in trees in the meadow between Metcalf
Drive and Williston Road. The three I saw appeared to be one adult and two
juveniles. I saw these three birds on two different days in late January.

Kevin

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM Sarah Fellows  wrote:

> Today at 5pm , I noticed a male plump beautiful bluebird on a fence post
> by my house. Then I saw another big fat male on the electric wire at my
> house.They were about 50 feet apart. Both of them swooped down and
> apparently caught things on the surface of the snow .They both left at
> 5:20. Last week was the first winter bluebird at my house. NOW,
> this!!!!!!!!!!
> What is going on?
>
> Amazed in Williston
>
>
> Sally Fellows
>
Subject: Grey Owls near Montreal
From: Ron Wild <ronhwmail AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:35:22 -0500
We were in Refuge Faunique
Marguerite D'Youville today and saw the three owls.

Ron Wild
Montpelier.

On Feb 20, 2017 12:00 AM, "VTBIRD automatic digest system" <
LISTSERV AT list.uvm.edu> wrote:

> There are 18 messages totaling 909 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
>   1. raptor photos? (11)
>   2. double apology
>   3. Bluebirds
>   4. Great Grays near Montreal? (4)
>   5. First of season TV
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:10:10 -0500
> From:    Maeve Kim 
> Subject: raptor photos?
>
> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class I’ll 
be 

> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The class
> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's about
> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our area’s
> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and the
> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
>
> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good Osprey
> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s most
> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the web,
> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have pictures
> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on 
every 

> slide, of course.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:49:39 -0500
> From:    hilke breder 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> High Maeve
> re raptor photos you may scroll through my gallery and see whether anything
> fits. You are welcome to use them!
> Hilke Breder
> www.onejackdaw.com
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> wrote:
>
> > Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> > photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> > presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class 
I’ll 

> be
> > doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> class
> > is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's about
> > changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> > inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> area’s
> > resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> > will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> > Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and
> the
> > Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> > Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> >
> > I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> > sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good Osprey
> > pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> > Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> > blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> most
> > common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the web,
> > but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> pictures
> > they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on 
every 

> > slide, of course.
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> > Maeve Kim
> > Jericho Center
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:34:05 +0000
> From:    Ruth 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> I'm wondering if your talk will include comments about Cattle Egrets.. for
> a few years they were commonly seen in the Champlain Valley, but I have not
> seen them in VT for several years.  Change in agricultural practices?
> Change in the birds' migration patterns?   what?
>
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Vermont Birds  on behalf of Maeve Kim <
> maevulus AT SURFGLOBAL.NET>
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:10 AM
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: [VTBIRD] raptor photos?
>
> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class I’ll 
be 

> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The class
> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's about
> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our area’s
> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and the
> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
>
> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good Osprey
> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s most
> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the web,
> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have pictures
> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on 
every 

> slide, of course.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:34:58 -0500
> From:    Maeve Kim 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> Your photos are wonderful, Hilke! I fell in love with the Burrowing Owls.
>
> I’d love to use a few of your pictures for my presentation: some vultures,
> two Red-shouldered Hawks, two Broad-winged Hawks, and the juvenile
> Red-tailed. They will be such great additions and will help show class
> participants – many of whom are beginners – some of the beauty and 
majesty 

> of Vermont’s raptors.
>
> Thanks so much!
>
> Maeve
>
> On Feb 19, 2017, at 9:49 AM, hilke breder  wrote:
>
> > High Maeve
> > re raptor photos you may scroll through my gallery and see whether
> anything
> > fits. You are welcome to use them!
> > Hilke Breder
> > www.onejackdaw.com
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> wrote:
> >
> >> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> >> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> >> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class
> I’ll be
> >> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> class
> >> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's 
about 

> >> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> >> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> area’s
> >> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> >> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> >> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and
> the
> >> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> >> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> >>
> >> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> >> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> Osprey
> >> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> >> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> >> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> most
> >> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> web,
> >> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> pictures
> >> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on
> every
> >> slide, of course.
> >>
> >> Thank you!
> >>
> >> Maeve Kim
> >> Jericho Center
> >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:42:13 -0500
> From:    hilke breder 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> I am glad they will be of use to you!
> Hilke
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 10:34 AM, Maeve Kim 
> wrote:
>
> > Your photos are wonderful, Hilke! I fell in love with the Burrowing Owls.
> >
> > I’d love to use a few of your pictures for my presentation: some
> vultures,
> > two Red-shouldered Hawks, two Broad-winged Hawks, and the juvenile
> > Red-tailed. They will be such great additions and will help show class
> > participants – many of whom are beginners – some of the beauty and
> majesty
> > of Vermont’s raptors.
> >
> > Thanks so much!
> >
> > Maeve
> >
> > On Feb 19, 2017, at 9:49 AM, hilke breder  wrote:
> >
> > > High Maeve
> > > re raptor photos you may scroll through my gallery and see whether
> > anything
> > > fits. You are welcome to use them!
> > > Hilke Breder
> > > www.onejackdaw.com
> > >
> > > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> > >> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> > >> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class
> > I’ll be
> > >> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> > class
> > >> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's 
about 

> > >> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> > >> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> > area’s
> > >> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us.
> There
> > >> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to
> Shelburne
> > >> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project
> and
> > the
> > >> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> > >> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> > >>
> > >> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but 
I’m 

> > >> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> > Osprey
> > >> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> > >> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a
> few
> > >> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> > most
> > >> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> > web,
> > >> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> > pictures
> > >> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name 
on 

> > every
> > >> slide, of course.
> > >>
> > >> Thank you!
> > >>
> > >> Maeve Kim
> > >> Jericho Center
> > >>
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:02:33 -0500
> From:    Joe DeMarte 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.  You'll
> see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> directly from flick:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
>
> Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> wrote:
>
> > Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> > photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> > presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class 
I’ll 

> be
> > doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> class
> > is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's about
> > changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> > inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> area’s
> > resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> > will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> > Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and
> the
> > Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> > Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> >
> > I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> > sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good Osprey
> > pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> > Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> > blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> most
> > common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the web,
> > but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> pictures
> > they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on 
every 

> > slide, of course.
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> > Maeve Kim
> > Jericho Center
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:42:09 -0500
> From:    Veer Frost 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> Dazzling, Mr DeMarte. What a world this is.gratefully, Veer Frost,
> Passumpsic
>
> On February 19, 2017 at 3:03 PM, "Joe DeMarte"  wrote:Hi Maeve.
> Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.
> You'll
> see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> directly from flick:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
>
> Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim  wrote:
>
> > Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> > photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in
> a
> > presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a
> class I’ll be
> > doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> class
> > is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”.
> It's about
> > changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> > inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> area’s
> > resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us.
> There
> > will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to
> Shelburne
> > Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project
> and the
> > Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at
> Jericho
> > Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> >
> > I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but
> I’m
> > sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> Osprey
> > pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned
> and
> > Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a
> few
> > blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the
> area’s most
> > common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> web,
> > but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> pictures
> > they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s
> name on every
> > slide, of course.
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> > Maeve Kim
> > Jericho Center
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:17:11 -0500
> From:    Maeve Kim 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> I agree with Veer Frost, Joe – DAZZLING! I’d love to use some of your
> photos. I’ll be working more on the new presentation tomorrow afternoon,
> and I’ll definitely let you know which pictures I’ll use.
>
> Your diving duck photos, by the way, really enhanced my program for Green
> Mountain Audubon Society!
>
> Thanks so much - Maeve
>
>
> On Feb 19, 2017, at 3:02 PM, Joe DeMarte  wrote:
>
> > Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> > photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.  You'll
> > see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> > listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> > 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> > directly from flick:
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
> >
> > Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> wrote:
> >
> >> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> >> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> >> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class
> I’ll be
> >> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> class
> >> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's 
about 

> >> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> >> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> area’s
> >> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> >> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> >> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and
> the
> >> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> >> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> >>
> >> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> >> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> Osprey
> >> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> >> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> >> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> most
> >> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> web,
> >> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> pictures
> >> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on
> every
> >> slide, of course.
> >>
> >> Thank you!
> >>
> >> Maeve Kim
> >> Jericho Center
> >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:22:55 -0500
> From:    Joe DeMarte 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> Thanks so much for both your kind words .... I'm glad to help .... and
> looks forward to meeting you the next time I head up to Burlington .. with
> my camera of course  :-)   Best regards,  Joe
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Maeve Kim 
> wrote:
>
> > I agree with Veer Frost, Joe – DAZZLING! I’d love to use some of your
> > photos. I’ll be working more on the new presentation tomorrow afternoon,
> > and I’ll definitely let you know which pictures I’ll use.
> >
> > Your diving duck photos, by the way, really enhanced my program for Green
> > Mountain Audubon Society!
> >
> > Thanks so much - Maeve
> >
> >
> > On Feb 19, 2017, at 3:02 PM, Joe DeMarte  wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> > > photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.
> You'll
> > > see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> > > listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> > > 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> > > directly from flick:
> > > https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
> > >
> > > Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
> > >
> > > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> > >> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> > >> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class
> > I’ll be
> > >> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> > class
> > >> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's 
about 

> > >> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> > >> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> > area’s
> > >> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us.
> There
> > >> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to
> Shelburne
> > >> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project
> and
> > the
> > >> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> > >> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> > >>
> > >> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but 
I’m 

> > >> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> > Osprey
> > >> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> > >> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a
> few
> > >> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> > most
> > >> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> > web,
> > >> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> > pictures
> > >> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name 
on 

> > every
> > >> slide, of course.
> > >>
> > >> Thank you!
> > >>
> > >> Maeve Kim
> > >> Jericho Center
> > >>
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:46:33 -0500
> From:    hilke breder 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> Awesome photos, loved the eagle ones and the snowy owl!
> Hilke Breder
> onejackdaw.com
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Joe DeMarte  wrote:
>
> > Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> > photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.  You'll
> > see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> > listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> > 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> > directly from flick:
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
> >
> > Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> > > photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> > > presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class
> I’ll
> > be
> > > doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> > class
> > > is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's 
about 

> > > changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> > > inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> > area’s
> > > resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us.
> There
> > > will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> > > Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and
> > the
> > > Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> > > Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> > >
> > > I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but 
I’m 

> > > sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> Osprey
> > > pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> > > Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> > > blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> > most
> > > common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> web,
> > > but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> > pictures
> > > they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on
> every
> > > slide, of course.
> > >
> > > Thank you!
> > >
> > > Maeve Kim
> > > Jericho Center
> > >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:09:09 -0500
> From:    Maeve Kim 
> Subject: double apology
>
> Twice - twice! - I hit reply without thinking and ended up sending mail
> that was intended for one person to the whole listserv. I will be more
> careful!
>
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:44:08 -0500
> From:    Sarah Fellows 
> Subject: Bluebirds
>
> Today at 5pm , I noticed a male plump beautiful bluebird on a fence post
> by my house. Then I saw another big fat male on the electric wire at my
> house.They were about 50 feet apart. Both of them swooped down and
> apparently caught things on the surface of the snow .They both left at
> 5:20. Last week was the first winter bluebird at my house. NOW,
> this!!!!!!!!!!
> What is going on?
>
> Amazed in Williston
>
>
> Sally Fellows
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:38:15 -0500
> From:    Joe DeMarte 
> Subject: Re: raptor photos?
>
> Thanks Hilke  :-)
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 4:46 PM, hilke breder  wrote:
>
> > Awesome photos, loved the eagle ones and the snowy owl!
> > Hilke Breder
> > onejackdaw.com
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Joe DeMarte 
> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> > > photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.
> You'll
> > > see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> > > listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> > > 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> > > directly from flick:
> > > https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
> > >
> > > Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
> > >
> > > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> > > > photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> > > > presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class
> > I’ll
> > > be
> > > > doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> > > class
> > > > is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's 
about 

> > > > changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> > > > inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> > > area’s
> > > > resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us.
> > There
> > > > will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to
> Shelburne
> > > > Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project
> and
> > > the
> > > > Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at
> Jericho
> > > > Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> > > >
> > > > I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but
> I’m
> > > > sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> > Osprey
> > > > pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned
> and
> > > > Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a
> few
> > > > blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the
> area’s
> > > most
> > > > common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> > web,
> > > > but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> > > pictures
> > > > they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name 
on 

> > every
> > > > slide, of course.
> > > >
> > > > Thank you!
> > > >
> > > > Maeve Kim
> > > > Jericho Center
> > > >
> > >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:41:59 +0000
> From:    "kcaterer ." 
> Subject: Great Grays near Montreal?
>
> Is anyone aware of current sightings of great gray owls at Refuge Faunique
> Marguerite D'Youville?  We are going a week from today so please share if
> you hear something.
>
> Kristin
> --
> "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."  Confucius
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:06:38 -0500
> From:    Diane Brown 
> Subject: Re: Great Grays near Montreal?
>
> I am wondering the same thing, would appreciate any and all info.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Diane
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 7:41 PM, kcaterer . 
> wrote:
>
> > Is anyone aware of current sightings of great gray owls at Refuge
> Faunique
> > Marguerite D'Youville?  We are going a week from today so please share if
> > you hear something.
> >
> > Kristin
> > --
> > "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."  Confucius
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:23:08 -0500
> From:    Patti Haynes 
> Subject: Re: Great Grays near Montreal?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 19, 2017, at 7:41 PM, kcaterer . 
> wrote:
> >
> > Is anyone aware of current sightings of great gray owls at Refuge
> Faunique
> > Marguerite D'Youville?  We are going a week from today so please share if
> > you hear something.
> >
> > Kristin
> > --
> > "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."  Confucius
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:26:36 -0500
> From:    Pat Folsom 
> Subject: Re: Great Grays near Montreal?
>
> I went to ebird and see that 2 were seen today near Montreal.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Diane Brown" 
> To: "VT Bird" 
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:06:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Great Grays near Montreal?
>
> I am wondering the same thing, would appreciate any and all info.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Diane
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 7:41 PM, kcaterer . 
> wrote:
>
> > Is anyone aware of current sightings of great gray owls at Refuge
> Faunique
> > Marguerite D'Youville?  We are going a week from today so please share if
> > you hear something.
> >
> > Kristin
> > --
> > "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."  Confucius
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:39:42 +0000
> From:    Peter Riley 
> Subject: First of season TV
>
> FOS Turkey Vulture spotted today on the SE side of Middlebury  about four
> pm today.  A casual drive through the Champlain Valley from Essex Jct. to
> Middlebury and back turned up ten Red-tailed Hawks, two Rough-legged Hawks,
> one Merlin and one Kestral. A Northern Flicker near Vergennes was notable,
> also. Scores of Robins, Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, Tree Sparrows and
> Juncos were also seen.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 18 Feb 2017 to 19 Feb 2017 (#2017-44)
> ************************************************************
>
Subject: First of season TV
From: Peter Riley <priley55 AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:39:42 +0000
FOS Turkey Vulture spotted today on the SE side of Middlebury about four pm 
today. A casual drive through the Champlain Valley from Essex Jct. to 
Middlebury and back turned up ten Red-tailed Hawks, two Rough-legged Hawks, one 
Merlin and one Kestral. A Northern Flicker near Vergennes was notable, also. 
Scores of Robins, Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, Tree Sparrows and Juncos were 
also seen. 

Subject: Re: Great Grays near Montreal?
From: Pat Folsom <pfols AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:26:36 -0500
I went to ebird and see that 2 were seen today near Montreal.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Brown" 
To: "VT Bird" 
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:06:38 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Great Grays near Montreal?

I am wondering the same thing, would appreciate any and all info.

Thank you!

Diane

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 7:41 PM, kcaterer . 
wrote:

> Is anyone aware of current sightings of great gray owls at Refuge Faunique
> Marguerite D'Youville?  We are going a week from today so please share if
> you hear something.
>
> Kristin
> --
> "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."  Confucius
>
Subject: Re: Great Grays near Montreal?
From: Patti Haynes <patti.haynes AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:23:08 -0500
Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 19, 2017, at 7:41 PM, kcaterer .  wrote:
> 
> Is anyone aware of current sightings of great gray owls at Refuge Faunique
> Marguerite D'Youville?  We are going a week from today so please share if
> you hear something.
> 
> Kristin
> -- 
> "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."  Confucius
Subject: Re: Great Grays near Montreal?
From: Diane Brown <deejbrown AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:06:38 -0500
I am wondering the same thing, would appreciate any and all info.

Thank you!

Diane

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 7:41 PM, kcaterer . 
wrote:

> Is anyone aware of current sightings of great gray owls at Refuge Faunique
> Marguerite D'Youville?  We are going a week from today so please share if
> you hear something.
>
> Kristin
> --
> "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."  Confucius
>
Subject: Great Grays near Montreal?
From: "kcaterer ." <kristin.caterer AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:41:59 +0000
Is anyone aware of current sightings of great gray owls at Refuge Faunique
Marguerite D'Youville?  We are going a week from today so please share if
you hear something.

Kristin
-- 
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Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: Joe DeMarte <jjdemarte AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:38:15 -0500
Thanks Hilke  :-)

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 4:46 PM, hilke breder  wrote:

> Awesome photos, loved the eagle ones and the snowy owl!
> Hilke Breder
> onejackdaw.com
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Joe DeMarte  wrote:
>
> > Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> > photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.  You'll
> > see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> > listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> > 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> > directly from flick:
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
> >
> > Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> > > photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> > > presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class
> I’ll
> > be
> > > doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> > class
> > > is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's 
about 

> > > changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> > > inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> > area’s
> > > resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us.
> There
> > > will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> > > Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and
> > the
> > > Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> > > Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> > >
> > > I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but 
I’m 

> > > sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> Osprey
> > > pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> > > Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> > > blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> > most
> > > common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> web,
> > > but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> > pictures
> > > they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on
> every
> > > slide, of course.
> > >
> > > Thank you!
> > >
> > > Maeve Kim
> > > Jericho Center
> > >
> >
>
Subject: Bluebirds
From: Sarah Fellows <towanda2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:44:08 -0500
Today at 5pm , I noticed a male plump beautiful bluebird on a fence post by my 
house. Then I saw another big fat male on the electric wire at my house.They 
were about 50 feet apart. Both of them swooped down and apparently caught 
things on the surface of the snow .They both left at 5:20. Last week was the 
first winter bluebird at my house. NOW, this!!!!!!!!!! 

What is going on?

Amazed in Williston


Sally Fellows
Subject: double apology
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus AT SURFGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:09:09 -0500
Twice - twice! - I hit reply without thinking and ended up sending mail that 
was intended for one person to the whole listserv. I will be more careful! 


Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: hilke breder <htbreder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:46:33 -0500
Awesome photos, loved the eagle ones and the snowy owl!
Hilke Breder
onejackdaw.com

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Joe DeMarte  wrote:

> Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.  You'll
> see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> directly from flick:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
>
> Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> wrote:
>
> > Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> > photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> > presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class 
I’ll 

> be
> > doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> class
> > is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's about
> > changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> > inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> area’s
> > resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> > will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> > Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and
> the
> > Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> > Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> >
> > I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> > sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good Osprey
> > pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> > Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> > blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> most
> > common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the web,
> > but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> pictures
> > they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on 
every 

> > slide, of course.
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> > Maeve Kim
> > Jericho Center
> >
>
Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: Joe DeMarte <jjdemarte AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:22:55 -0500
Thanks so much for both your kind words .... I'm glad to help .... and
looks forward to meeting you the next time I head up to Burlington .. with
my camera of course  :-)   Best regards,  Joe

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Maeve Kim  wrote:

> I agree with Veer Frost, Joe – DAZZLING! I’d love to use some of your
> photos. I’ll be working more on the new presentation tomorrow afternoon,
> and I’ll definitely let you know which pictures I’ll use.
>
> Your diving duck photos, by the way, really enhanced my program for Green
> Mountain Audubon Society!
>
> Thanks so much - Maeve
>
>
> On Feb 19, 2017, at 3:02 PM, Joe DeMarte  wrote:
>
> > Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> > photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.  You'll
> > see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> > listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> > 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> > directly from flick:
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
> >
> > Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> wrote:
> >
> >> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> >> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> >> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class
> I’ll be
> >> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> class
> >> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's 
about 

> >> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> >> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> area’s
> >> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> >> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> >> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and
> the
> >> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> >> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> >>
> >> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> >> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> Osprey
> >> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> >> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> >> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> most
> >> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> web,
> >> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> pictures
> >> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on
> every
> >> slide, of course.
> >>
> >> Thank you!
> >>
> >> Maeve Kim
> >> Jericho Center
> >>
>
Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus AT SURFGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:17:11 -0500
I agree with Veer Frost, Joe  DAZZLING! Id love to use some of your photos. 
Ill be working more on the new presentation tomorrow afternoon, and Ill 
definitely let you know which pictures Ill use. 


Your diving duck photos, by the way, really enhanced my program for Green 
Mountain Audubon Society! 


Thanks so much - Maeve


On Feb 19, 2017, at 3:02 PM, Joe DeMarte  wrote:

> Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
> photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.  You'll
> see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
> listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
> 'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
> directly from flick:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588
> 
> Best regards,  Joe DeMarte
> 
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim  wrote:
> 
>> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
>> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
>> presentation for GMAS. Now Im in need of raptor photos for a class Ill be
>> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The class
>> is titled Vermonts Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage. It's about
>> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
>> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our areas
>> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
>> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
>> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and the
>> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
>> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
>> 
>> Ive finished working on the first slides for the first class, but Im
>> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. Ive got lots of good Osprey
>> pictures but only one good picture each of Coopers, Sharp-shinned and
>> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
>> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the areas most
>> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the web,
>> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have pictures
>> theyd be willing to share? Ill include the photographers name on every
>> slide, of course.
>> 
>> Thank you!
>> 
>> Maeve Kim
>> Jericho Center
>> 
Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: Veer Frost <veer.frost AT HUSHMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:42:09 -0500
Dazzling, Mr DeMarte. What a world this is.gratefully, Veer Frost,
Passumpsic

On February 19, 2017 at 3:03 PM, "Joe DeMarte"  wrote:Hi Maeve. 
Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud. 
You'll
see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
directly from flick:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588

Best regards,  Joe DeMarte

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim  wrote:

> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in
a
> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a
class I’ll be
> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
class
> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”.
It's about
> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
area’s
> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us.
There
> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to
Shelburne
> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project
and the
> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at
Jericho
> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
>
> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but
I’m
> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
Osprey
> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned
and
> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a
few
> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the
area’s most
> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
web,
> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
pictures
> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s
name on every
> slide, of course.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: Joe DeMarte <jjdemarte AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:02:33 -0500
Hi Maeve.  Please, please, please feel free to use any / as many of my
photos as you'd like.  It would be my pleasure and make me proud.  You'll
see that I have shots of tons of raptors and owls ... all the ones you
listed in your email ... + more.  Here's a link to my online flicker
'birds' (aka "Natural Beauty") album ... you can easily download them
directly from flick:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/129814378 AT N06/albums/72157650959925588

Best regards,  Joe DeMarte

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim  wrote:

> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class I’ll 
be 

> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The class
> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's about
> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our area’s
> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and the
> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
>
> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good Osprey
> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s most
> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the web,
> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have pictures
> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on 
every 

> slide, of course.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: hilke breder <htbreder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:42:13 -0500
I am glad they will be of use to you!
Hilke

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 10:34 AM, Maeve Kim  wrote:

> Your photos are wonderful, Hilke! I fell in love with the Burrowing Owls.
>
> I’d love to use a few of your pictures for my presentation: some vultures,
> two Red-shouldered Hawks, two Broad-winged Hawks, and the juvenile
> Red-tailed. They will be such great additions and will help show class
> participants – many of whom are beginners – some of the beauty and 
majesty 

> of Vermont’s raptors.
>
> Thanks so much!
>
> Maeve
>
> On Feb 19, 2017, at 9:49 AM, hilke breder  wrote:
>
> > High Maeve
> > re raptor photos you may scroll through my gallery and see whether
> anything
> > fits. You are welcome to use them!
> > Hilke Breder
> > www.onejackdaw.com
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim 
> wrote:
> >
> >> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> >> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> >> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class
> I’ll be
> >> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The
> class
> >> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's 
about 

> >> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> >> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our
> area’s
> >> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> >> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> >> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and
> the
> >> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> >> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
> >>
> >> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> >> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good
> Osprey
> >> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> >> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> >> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s
> most
> >> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the
> web,
> >> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have
> pictures
> >> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on
> every
> >> slide, of course.
> >>
> >> Thank you!
> >>
> >> Maeve Kim
> >> Jericho Center
> >>
>
Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus AT SURFGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:34:58 -0500
Your photos are wonderful, Hilke! I fell in love with the Burrowing Owls.

Id love to use a few of your pictures for my presentation: some vultures, two 
Red-shouldered Hawks, two Broad-winged Hawks, and the juvenile Red-tailed. They 
will be such great additions and will help show class participants  many of 
whom are beginners  some of the beauty and majesty of Vermonts raptors. 


Thanks so much!

Maeve

On Feb 19, 2017, at 9:49 AM, hilke breder  wrote:

> High Maeve
> re raptor photos you may scroll through my gallery and see whether anything
> fits. You are welcome to use them!
> Hilke Breder
> www.onejackdaw.com
> 
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim  wrote:
> 
>> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
>> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
>> presentation for GMAS. Now Im in need of raptor photos for a class Ill be
>> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The class
>> is titled Vermonts Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage. It's about
>> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
>> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our areas
>> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
>> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
>> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and the
>> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
>> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
>> 
>> Ive finished working on the first slides for the first class, but Im
>> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. Ive got lots of good Osprey
>> pictures but only one good picture each of Coopers, Sharp-shinned and
>> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
>> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the areas most
>> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the web,
>> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have pictures
>> theyd be willing to share? Ill include the photographers name on every
>> slide, of course.
>> 
>> Thank you!
>> 
>> Maeve Kim
>> Jericho Center
>> 
Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: Ruth <birder_rws AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:34:05 +0000
I'm wondering if your talk will include comments about Cattle Egrets.. for a 
few years they were commonly seen in the Champlain Valley, but I have not seen 
them in VT for several years. Change in agricultural practices? Change in the 
birds' migration patterns? what? 



Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds  on behalf of Maeve Kim 
 

Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:10 AM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] raptor photos?

Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many 
photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a 
presentation for GMAS. Now Im in need of raptor photos for a class Ill be 
doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The class is 
titled Vermonts Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage. It's about changes in 
land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human inhabitants) and the 
connections between different human uses of our areas resources and 
differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There will be two indoors 
classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne Farms to walk and meet with 
people from the Grassland Birds Project and the Outreach for Earth Stewardship, 
and the second to walk here at Jericho Settlers Farm and talk with the owners. 


Ive finished working on the first slides for the first class, but Im sorely 
lacking raptor photos for the second. Ive got lots of good Osprey pictures but 
only one good picture each of Coopers, Sharp-shinned and Red-shouldered Hawks, 
one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few blurry photos of falcons - 
and nothing for eagles, owls, or the areas most common hawk, the Red-tailed. I 
can usually find decent photos on the web, but I really like using local photos 
if possible. Does anyone have pictures theyd be willing to share? Ill include 
the photographers name on every slide, of course. 


Thank you!

Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
Subject: Re: raptor photos?
From: hilke breder <htbreder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:49:39 -0500
High Maeve
re raptor photos you may scroll through my gallery and see whether anything
fits. You are welcome to use them!
Hilke Breder
www.onejackdaw.com

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Maeve Kim  wrote:

> Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many
> photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a
> presentation for GMAS. Now I’m in need of raptor photos for a class I’ll 
be 

> doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The class
> is titled “Vermont’s Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage”. It's about
> changes in land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human
> inhabitants) and the connections between different human uses of our area’s
> resources and differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There
> will be two indoors classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne
> Farms to walk and meet with people from the Grassland Birds Project and the
> Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and the second to walk here at Jericho
> Settlers Farm and talk with the owners.
>
> I’ve finished working on the first slides for the first class, but I’m
> sorely lacking raptor photos for the second. I’ve got lots of good Osprey
> pictures but only one good picture each of Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and
> Red-shouldered Hawks, one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few
> blurry photos of falcons - and nothing for eagles, owls, or the area’s most
> common hawk, the Red-tailed. I can usually find decent photos on the web,
> but I really like using local photos if possible. Does anyone have pictures
> they’d be willing to share? I’ll include the photographer’s name on 
every 

> slide, of course.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
>
Subject: raptor photos?
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus AT SURFGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:10:10 -0500
Good morning, everyone - Last winter, many fellow birders and many 
photographers generously sent me pictures of diving ducks to use in a 
presentation for GMAS. Now Im in need of raptor photos for a class Ill be 
doing in April for OLLI-UVM (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The class is 
titled Vermonts Birds and Our Agricultural Heritage. It's about changes in 
land use (starting WAY back, with the first known human inhabitants) and the 
connections between different human uses of our areas resources and 
differences in the wildlife that lives here with us. There will be two indoors 
classes and two field trips, the first to Shelburne Farms to walk and meet with 
people from the Grassland Birds Project and the Outreach for Earth Stewardship, 
and the second to walk here at Jericho Settlers Farm and talk with the owners. 


Ive finished working on the first slides for the first class, but Im sorely 
lacking raptor photos for the second. Ive got lots of good Osprey pictures but 
only one good picture each of Coopers, Sharp-shinned and Red-shouldered Hawks, 
one not-great pic of a juvenile goshawk and a few blurry photos of falcons - 
and nothing for eagles, owls, or the areas most common hawk, the Red-tailed. I 
can usually find decent photos on the web, but I really like using local photos 
if possible. Does anyone have pictures theyd be willing to share? Ill include 
the photographers name on every slide, of course. 


Thank you!

Maeve Kim
Jericho Center
Subject: 4900 waterfowl at Spaulding Bay/White Bay, Panton
From: Ian Worley <iworley AT UVM.EDU>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:21:49 -0500
On Friday, Ron Payne and I were able to do some counts of the large 
assemblage of waterfowl in southern Lake Champlain, now in Panton waters 
at Spaulding Bay/White Bay (the bay with Mud Island and Rock Island).  
It was done from a private residence (on a bluff at water's edge) a mile 
to the south of the birds.  We would have liked to have been closer, but 
the only public closer location, Turkey Lane, is at water level and 
provided considerable heat distortion.

The total number of waterfowl counted was 4919.  At our viewing the 
scaup were mostly in their own raft, whereas the other species were 
generally quite mixed.

The checklist is below.

Ian

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Feb 17, 2017 12:34 PM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
13 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  660     Clicker counted by tens.
Mallard  14
Greater/Lesser Scaup  2800     Counted by hundreds. Too far to separate 
lesser from greater.
Common Goldeneye  1394     Clicker counted.
Common Merganser  51
Bald Eagle  1
Ring-billed Gull  67
Herring Gull  3
Iceland Gull  1     Gull, white primaries, rounded head. Scaled to 
nearby Great Black-backed Gull.
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Dark-eyed Junco  2
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34433147
Subject: Re: Snow Buntings
From: Martha Whitney <marthacwhitney AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:46:20 -0500
We saw large flocks of the Snow Buntings at Shelburne Farms again this
morning...stunning in the morning light.
Martha (Burlington)

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:17 PM, Jane Stein  wrote:

> They're all over the place in the lower Champlain valley.  If you want to
> see Snow Buntings, take a ride down 22A down to Orwell or so.  I've been
> seeing flocks of 50-200 or so every few miles.
>
> Seems to me there are a lot more than there were a couple months ago. Is
> that typical, that the numbers increase as the winter drags on?
>
> Jane
> (Shoreham)
>
>
>
>
>
> On 2/17/2017 7:58 PM, Patricia Folsom wrote:
>
>> I saw a big flock on Airport Rd, Warren this afternoon.  Lovely!
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> On Feb 17, 2017, at 3:46 PM, Janet Watton  wrote:
>>>
>>> A big flock (maybe 20 or so) flying about along Route 14 in the South
>>> Randolph area about a mile south of South Randolph Road by that derelict
>>> red brick house, along the road and across the cornfields.  Lifting my
>>> spirits!
>>> Janet Watton
>>> Randolph Center
>>>
>>
Subject: Re: Snow Buntings
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks AT SHOREHAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:17:24 -0500
They're all over the place in the lower Champlain valley.  If you want 
to see Snow Buntings, take a ride down 22A down to Orwell or so.  I've 
been seeing flocks of 50-200 or so every few miles.

Seems to me there are a lot more than there were a couple months ago. 
Is that typical, that the numbers increase as the winter drags on?

Jane
(Shoreham)




On 2/17/2017 7:58 PM, Patricia Folsom wrote:
> I saw a big flock on Airport Rd, Warren this afternoon.  Lovely!
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Feb 17, 2017, at 3:46 PM, Janet Watton  wrote:
>>
>> A big flock (maybe 20 or so) flying about along Route 14 in the South 
Randolph area about a mile south of South Randolph Road by that derelict red 
brick house, along the road and across the cornfields. Lifting my spirits! 

>> Janet Watton
>> Randolph Center
Subject: Re: Snow Buntings
From: Patricia Folsom <pfols AT GMAVT.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:58:39 -0500
I saw a big flock on Airport Rd, Warren this afternoon.  Lovely!

Sent from my iPad

> On Feb 17, 2017, at 3:46 PM, Janet Watton  wrote:
> 
> A big flock (maybe 20 or so) flying about along Route 14 in the South 
Randolph area about a mile south of South Randolph Road by that derelict red 
brick house, along the road and across the cornfields. Lifting my spirits! 

> Janet Watton
> Randolph Center