Angel, one other thought -- is it possible your bird was a first-year
Orchard Oriole? This would be another rarity for Vermont, but a bit less
rare than Yellow-headed Blackbird. Some nice pictures here (scroll down to
the middle): http://www.pbase.com/lilwings/icterids
By the way, I apologize to everyone else for making these replies to the
entire list -- it seems that the format of messages has changed, at least
the ones I'm receiving. They no longer contain the sender's direct email
address, so I'm not able to respond off-list. The "from" line now says only
"From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Smith"
and if I hit "reply all," the only address in the "to" line is Vermont
Is this what others are experiencing too? Was this an intentional change to
the list format?