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VTBIRD  September 2005

VTBIRD September 2005

Subject:

Re: hermit thrush and kestrel

From:

"Slayton, Tom" <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 30 Sep 2005 13:45:53 -0400

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An inquisitive hermit thrush visited my feeder this noon. Saw an American kestrel hunting in a field near Hubbardton Battlefield last weekend.

	Tom Slayton

> ----------
> From: 	Vermont Birds on behalf of Mary Holland
> Reply To: 	Vermont Birds
> Sent: 	Thursday, September 29, 2005 12:08 PM
> To: 	[log in to unmask]
> Subject: 	[VTBIRD] Vermont RBA 9-29-05
> 
> *Vermont
> 
>  
> 
> *Statewide
> 
> 9/29/05
> 
>  
> 
> *VT0403.06
> 
>  
> 
> This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, September 29, 2005
> covering the period September 23-28, 2005. 
> 
>  
> 
>             Five COMMON LOONS were sighted off Grand Isle on September 23rd
> and 2 were seen on Chittenden Reservoir on the 25th of September. 
> 
>  
> 
>             Fourteen GREAT BLUE HERONS were seen on Lake Bomoseen on
> September 27th, with smaller numbers before and after that date.  Two GREAT
> EGRETS were spotted at Little Otter Creek WMA on September 24th. 
> 
>  
> 
>             SNOW GEESE were present at Mississquoi NWR on September 27th.
> CANADA GEESE were also seen there, as well as on Lake Bomoseen (23) on the
> 27th.  WOOD DUCKS, AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS and MALLARDS were also seen in large
> numbers at both of these locations.  From Charlotte Town Beach on the 23rd
> of September, 325 NORTHERN PINTAILS were sighted.  On the 23rd six
> WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen off Grand Isle and 10 were observed at
> Charlotte Town Beach.
> 
>  
> 
>             Nine OSPREYS were seen from Brigham Hill in Essex on September
> 23rd, and one was observed at Mississquoi on September 27th.   One BALD
> EAGLE was spotted from Brigham Hill on the 23rd.  Two NORTHERN HARRIERS were
> seen from Brigham Hill and one on Grand Isle on the 23rd. Fourteen
> SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS were counted from Brigham Hill on the 23rd and one was
> seen in Rochester on the 24th.  A COOPER'S HAWK and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK were
> seen from Brigham Hill on the 23rd, and an immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK
> devouring a red squirrel on the ground was flushed in Hubbard Park in
> Montpelier on September 26th. One RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 2 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 2
> AMERICAN KESTRELS, 2 MERLINS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON were also spotted during
> 4 hours of hawk-watching on Brigham Hill in Essex.  A PEREGRINE FALCON was
> observed at Shelburne Bay on the 22nd of September.
> 
>  
> 
>             One BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen on Grand Isle on September
> 23rd.  Two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and 34 KILLDEER
> were spotted at the outlet of the little creek at the Charlotte Town Beach
> on September 23rd.  A SOLITARY SANDPIPER and both GREATER and LESSER
> YELLOWLEGS were observed at Mississquoi NWR on September 27th.  A POMARINE
> JAEGER was sighted at Charlotte Town Beach on September 23rd.
> 
>  
> 
>             A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was seen at Lake Bomoseen on September
> 27th.
> 
>  
> 
>             The latest sighting of a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was on the
> 28th of September in Rutland Town.
> 
>  
> 
>             A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was seen in fields along Rte. 5 in Norwich
> on September 27th.
> 
>             
> 
>             
> 
> Thanks to the following contributors whose observations were cited:  Jeffrey
> Allen, Michael Cosgrove, Sue Elliott, Bruce Flewelling, David Hoag, John
> Lunde, Matt Medler, Scott Morricall,  Ted Murin, Roy Pilcher,  Rick Renaud
> and Chris Rimmer. 
> 
>  
> 
> VERMONT AND NEW HAMPSHIRE BIRDERS' CONFERENCE:
> BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
>  
> ATTENTION ALL NEW ENGLAND BIRDERS. You asked for a birders' conference,
> and we're delivering!  
>  
>  WHERE: the beautiful Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont (just off I91
> in the valley of the Connecticut River and about 20 miles north of White
> River Junction and the intersections of I91 and I89)
>  
>  WHEN: Saturday October 15th with field trips on the 16th 
>  
>  PROGRAM: the program includes a varied mix of talks and workshops about
> New England birds, how-to and where-to presentations, for all levels of> 
> expertise. Also, we intend to organize field trips on the Sunday for
> those who want to see some of the northern New England specialties.  
>  
> Learn from and interact with fellow birders, including a number of
> speakers who will present a wide variety of talks on New England birds,
> including:
>  
> Steve Kress. Restoring Endangered Seabirds: Lessons from Puffins and
> Terns
>                         
> Steve Mirick and Iain MacLeod. Documenting Rare Birds in a Digital Age:
> the Use of Digiscoping and Digital Video
>  
> Bryan Pfeiffer. Becoming a Better Birder: a Workshop for Beginners and
> Intermediates
>  
> Chris Martin. Peregrine Falcon and Osprey Recovery in NH  
>  
> Erik Hanson. A 30-year Success Story: the Recovery of Common Loons in VT
> and NH 
>  
> Chris Rimmer, Kent MacFarland. New Insights on a Rare and Enigmatic
> Species: Bicknell's
> Thrush
> 
>  And many more....
>  
> FIELD TRIPS: on the Sunday We are organizing field trips for those who
> wish to see some northern specialties - the thousands of snow geese at
> Lake Champlain; boreal species of the northern forests, combine birding
> with leaf-peeping in the beautiful Connecticut Valley.
>  
> VENDORS: birding equipment manufacturers and retailers and book vendors
> will also present. Compare binoculars, scope out the scopes, and buy
> that essential book! 
>  
> The cost of participation for the Saturday events will be $75 (if
> registered by September 15) or $95 (after September 15). Students are
> ($55 or $75) and members of VINS and NHA ($65 or $85). These costs
> include lunch and snacks. Field trips: $20/person, $10 for those under
> 18.
>  
> Don't fail to register for this unmissable event at (603) 668-2045 or at
> www.nhaudubon.org <http://www.nhaudubon.org/>  <http://www.nhaudubon.org/> .
> See you at Lake Morey!  
> 
> 
> The Vermont Institute of Natural Science offers natural history trips,
> lectures and programs.  To receive a copy of our program calendar, stop at
> one of our centers, call the office during business hours at 802-457-2779 or
> visit the VINS' web site at http://www.vinsweb.org
> <http://www.vinsweb.org/>.
> 
>  
> 
>             This Vermont birding report is a service of the Vermont
> Institute of Natural Science.  VINS is a non-profit, membership organization
> located in Woodstock with regional centers in Quechee, Montpelier and
> Manchester.  Founded in 1972, VINS' mission is to protect our natural
> heritage through education and research. Your membership supports these
> goals and this reporting service.  Updates are typically made on Fridays.
> Please report your sightings of rare or
> 
> unusual birds to VINS, or email reports to [log in to unmask]
> 
>  
> 
>             This message is also available by phone recording:  call
> 802-457-1053 and press 3.  This will put you into a menu where you will be
> directed to press 5 to hear the RBA.  If you have any interesting birds to
> report, you can leave a message by pressing 6, or you can send your
> sightings to the RBA via e-mail at:  [log in to unmask]  Or enter your
> sightings on Vermont eBird at http://www.ebird.org/VINS/.
> 
>  
> 
>  Mary Holland
> 
>  
> 
> Chris Rimmer
> 
>  
> 
> Kent McFarland
> 
>  
> 
> Roz Renfrew
> 
>  
> 
> Vermont RBA Compilers
> 
>  
> 
> Vermont Institute of Natural Science
> 
>  
> 
> Conservation Biology Department
> 
>  
> 
> 27023 Church Hill Road
> 
>  
> 
> Woodstock, VT  05091 
> 
>  
> 
> 802-457-2779
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