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Hilke Breder <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 6 Jul 2010 05:33:34 -0400
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Please give directions to the Great Meadows in Putney.
Hilke Breder

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Date:    Mon, 5 Jul 2010 21:00:17 -0400
From:    Mike Resch <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Orchard Oriole Family, Putney, 7/5

This morning I went to the Great Meadows in Putney to try to find the
Orch= ard Oriole spotted there last week by Dave Johnston.  No luck on the
 end of the Meadows where Dave saw it, so I went up to the northern end
 to= give it a try.  I found a family of Baltimore Orioles (2 adults, 2
 young)= feeding on berries on a small shrub along the railroad tracks.  A
 few sec=
onds later a Catbird and a Kingbird came in to feed on the same bush.  So=
 I figured if an Orchard Oriole was nearby it might well want to eat on
ose berries as well.  And sure enough, about 10 minutes later, an adult
fe= male Orchard Oriole appeared in the top of a nearby tree, was joined
by an=
 adult male Orchard, and both flew in to feed on the bush.  The male then=
 left with a bill full of berries, and flew a short distance to feed a
dgling.  But what kind of bush was it? (see below).


Mike Resch
Pepperell, MA