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Bruce Flewelling <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 28 Jun 2005 10:08:54 -0400
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Early this morning, 6-7 AM, she was in the short grass.  It was about 7
that she flew in to the area of the taller grass.  I had the good fortune
to see her when she flew, and those black wing tips sure showed in sharp
contrast to the otherwise white wings.  In the early morning sun, the red
crown and malar showed well when she faced to the east.  Well worth the
trip over from Rochester!

> [Original Message]
> From: Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 6/28/2005 8:19:20 AM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] This morning's Whooping Crane location
> This morning the Whooping Crane was first spotted in one of the larger
> drainage ditches in the Lemon Fair flats just south of where it has been
> for several days.  When in the ditch, the bird was not visible from the
> road.  Occasionally with persistence one could just see its head when it
> was not bent over foraging.  Fortunately from time to time it would step
> up out of the ditch and become visible (sometimes partially hidden in
> the tall reed canary grass).  When I left it had moved back into the low
> grass, wet fields (now with very little standing water) where it has
> been for several days in plain view.
> If one goes 0.7 miles south of Route 125 on West Street in Cornwall, the
> bird is a half mile or so directly west.  The best viewing is a couple
> tenths of a mile north (from a corn field) or south (just before the big
> bunker silo and barn) of the 0.7 mile point.
> Ian