I believe it is the same here at Danby Pond. After two terrible years of
caterpillars and many Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoos the
caterpillars are not nearly so bad, some, but with the cold spring not
nearly so many survived.. I do have two locations with Black-billed
Cuckoos. The caterpillars had reached Middlebury and parts farther north
last season. Lets hope they have reached the end of their northern range
of survival. Though it was great to have the plentiful Cuckoo population.
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From: "ALAN KEITT" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] VTBIRD Digest - 1 Jul 2007 to 2 Jul 2007 (#2007-183)
> On 7/3/07 12:01 AM, "VTBIRD automatic digest system"
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>> The Year of the Cuckoo
> I think it likely that the Cuckoos are following the Forest Tent
> Caterpililars. I saw them frequently last year in Hartland. That was the
> second year that we had major defoliation in our sugarbush. This year we
> neither caterpillars nor Cuckoos in our woods.
> Alan Keitt