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David Gusakov <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 20 Apr 2003 21:47:43 +0800
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Hi Maeve,

Remember me?  (Didn't you play at our wedding?)

I go birding at Dead Creek all the time.

Could you tell me where you spotted the savannah sparrows there? That would
be a life-lister for me.  Also, have you seen any swamp sparrows there?
(Another life-lister).


Hope you're well.

Thanks,
David Gusakov





on 4/21/03 4:38 AM, -  Maeve Kim at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> A gorgeous Easter morning at Dead Creek:
>
> - Canada geese
> - mallards
> - shovelers
> - green-winged teal
> - 5 greylag geese (domestic breed)
> - ring-necked ducks
> - wood ducks
> - crows
> - tree swallows (It looks as if there aren't any of the bird houses by the
> cow field left for bluebirds!)
> - ring-billed gulls
> - Savannah sparrows
> - redwinged blackbirds
> - robins
> - pileated woodpecker
> - chickadees
> - cowbirds
> - grackles
> - goldfinches
> - song sparrows
> - probable chipping sparrow (never got a good look at the little beast)
> - turkey vultures
> - osprey
> - phoebe
> - harriers
> - killdeer
> - good look at mystery hawk (I've pretty much settled on juvenile
> broad-winged but I'm not sure. It was buteo-shaped, with no striping on its
> fanned tail and no streaking on its creamy belly; no "elbows"; lots of







> various shades of brown. It was hanging out low in a tree at the edge of
> woods, overlooking water.)
> - surprise of day: 2 pectoral sandpipers walking along the shore of the long
> "pond" next to the viewing parking area - Every year, I have to relearn
> shorebirds and I always feel confused at first. I was really wishing some
> other birder would drop by! However, the two stayed around for a good long
> time and I was able to watch with binoculars and scope, so I'm pretty sure of
> my ID-ing.
> - surprise of day #2: no herons of any sort! (The water is really high.)
>
> There were also two lone buffleheads at the Charlotte Fishing Access area.
>
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center

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