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Wayne Scott <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 29 Apr 2003 11:36:28 -0400
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Least Flycatcher is the likely candidate and just about on time. Call is a
crisp, terse, two-syllabled "CHE-BEK".
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Wayne Scott
Compiler, VT Rare Bird Alert

416 Hanover Center Road
Etna, NH 03750
(603) 643-0179
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> While sitting on our upstairs deck drinking coffee this morning, we
> saw many (at least 6 or 8) yellow-rumped warblers and the first empidonax
> flycatcher of the season. The empid wasn't singing - if we had to call it,
> we'd say it was a least. Seemed to have a very complete eye ring; certainly
> wasn't yellow-bellied.
> We put the purple martin gourds up by the pond yesterday, and all
> sorts of tree swallows were checking them out. We never get martins. All
> of this, plus a lot of phoebes, goldfinch, and chipping sparrows. A great
> time of the year.
> Larry and Mona in East Shoreham

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