THe Vins bird record commitee rejected what would have been the first sighting
of a white-tailed kite in Vermont for insufficient details. This bird was seen
at Herrick's Cove in March of 2004. Adult w-t kites are so distinctive; I can't
think of any other birds that might be mistaken for them?
Quoting "Gregory R. Askew" <[log in to unmask]>:
> What's the likelihood of the same two people seeing the same rarity over the
> course of a few years? Did anyone confirm the initial sightings? Just
> that is, before I go and get all excited!
> Quoting Bonita <[log in to unmask]>:
> > Ruth and Gene Kosche saw a White-tailed Kite this morning near the cemetery
> > and West Mountain Animal Hospital on Route 7A in Shaftsbury.
> > They saw two kites a couple of years ago. Two were later seen in Rutland.
> > This one was an adult in beautiful plumage.
> > The Kosches are not on the internet but I will forward any questions or
> > comments you might have.
> > Bonnie Dundas
> > Bennington