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C and R STEWART <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 20 Jun 2005 07:03:37 -0400
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Interesting observations from E. Dorset:

3 N. Cardinals have fledged.  Every time I was in the vacinity of the nest
and the adults were feeding, there was constant chipping by adult in area,
in nest tree, en route to nest, and feeding nestlings.  What a way to
remain inconspicious!

Woodcock and rabbits seen during Whip-poor-will listening.  Additionally -

Besides Veery, Wood Thrush, Robin, Song Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager singing at
dusk, I heard a couple of vigorous Willow Flycatchers calling.

Neighbors found a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker in a downed log.  It's feathered
enough for me to i.d. it, and willingly accepting worms, insects, cracked
corn and suet to eat.  Their hope was to care for it until it could
fly.  However,  I doubt that the youngster would be able to sustain itself
without parents providing food after fledging.

Another neighbor has 3 House Finch young in her fushia
plant.  Interestingly, there is no nesting material.  These chicks are just
in the dirt.  I'd guess they are about 1 week old as pin feathers are just
developing.



Ruth


Charlie & Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, Vermont
U.S.A.

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