Pipits were also on top of Mt. Hunger on Saturday.
Matthew David Medler wrote:
> As I walked out of work yesterday (20 Sept 2004), I heard the
>strident "pipit" call of an AMERICAN PIPIT. I looked up to see first
>a single bird flying from a recently-cut cornfield, then another.
>And another. Then a group of ten, followed by a group of twenty.
>Altogether, I estimated a loose flock of 50+ pipits. These birds
>flew up from a field that is just south of the Vermont Teddy Bear
>parking lot. Looks like I'll have to check the field more closely
>next month, for possible buntings, larks, and longspurs.
> Also, while driving west on Ferry Road in Charlotte, I spotted a
>GREATER YELLOWLEGS flying north, near the Waldorf School.
Ernest W. Buford
Rubenstein School of Environment
and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405