I do not want to weigh in on the kite string. However, it illustrates a
point about how one uses the listserve that I think may be worth making:
if one sees a rare bird and wants to report it on VTbirds it is worth
including a brief description of the salient field marks, and why you
consider it to be that particular species. This will help any other
birder who wants to see that particular species in evaluating whether or
not it is worth jumping in the car and burning up gallons of fossil fuel
to go look for it.
Just a suggestion.
Hector Galbraith PhD
Galbraith Environmental Sciences LLC
837 Camp Arden Rd., Dummerston, VT05301
802 365 9119 (phone)