I also stopped by to see the owl today (a life bird for me!), and got great
views of the bird from E. Warren Road just south of the intersection
w/Roxbury mtn road. The bird was sitting up in a lone tree in the middle of
a field behind the store, and was very obliging, turning it's head around,
with great looks at it's piercing yellow eyes. Just before I left, the bird
flew (wow, big wingspan) from the tree to the top of a shed a bit further
On 2/20/06, Terry Wright <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Many thanks to Pat for this excellent report and good directions to the
> site. The bird was indeed there as of 2 pm today. It is a magnificent
> If you go, the bird is behind the store, sitting on the compost pile,
> as Pat
> noted. The store owner is very friendly and allowing birders to use
> or scopes from inside the store. If you go outside, walk left of the
> cemetery plot adjacent to the store and around back. The store owner
> suggested that birders not go too far past the back of the store, so as
> not to
> disturb the bird.
> One of the local birders also noted that the bird has been seen in the
> evenings adjacent to the cemetery just down the road (E. Warren Rd) from
> store. If you follow Pat's directions coming from Waitsfield, you
> will drive
> right by the cemetery.
> Now, a question for the VINS folks. As someone who did not initially
> observe or report this bird should I, or should I not, report this
> via eBird?
> What are the rules with respect to reporting a bird many others are
> likely to
> see and report?
> Good birding,