The two cross-posts from NNYBirds that I posted were were inten
The two cross-posts from NNYBirds that I posted were were intended to bring to the VTBird community the opportunity to observe either of these relative rarities just across the lake. The Yellow-throated Warbler (NOT C. Yellowthroat) continues to be seen regularly at Ausable Point State Park. The Western Grebe has been seen only three times in the last 6 weeks, and will be much more difficult to locate.
Dana C. Rohleder,
Port Kent, NY
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From: Chris Petrak <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 10:36:58 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Common Yellowthroat !?!?
I assume the recent report of a "Yellow throat Warbler" was meant to be a Common Yellowthroat, also a warbler, but with no "warbler" in its name. "Yellow-throated Warbler" is a southern species which barely makes its way into southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania when breeding. If indeed, the bird is a Yellow-throated Warbler, I would expect high excitement in the birding community. Common Yellowthroat is common in breeding season, and hardly surprising that a few would linger, especially this year.
There is good reason for using the correct common names (and knowing those names) - since the Latin names are unfamiliar to most people, the common names - correctly applied - tell everyone precisely what is being seen.
South Newfane, VT
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